Masterpiece Classic; Wuthering Heights, Part 2
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- Masterpiece Classic
- Wuthering Heights, Part 2
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Each winter and spring, Masterpiece classic features signature period dramas. For 2009, Masterpiece classic premieres January 4th with host Laura Linney.
Emmy Award-winning actress Laura Linney will be the new host of Masterpiece classic, making her first appearance when the series premieres with a new adaptation of Tess of the D'Urbervilles on January 4, 2009 on PBS.
In 2009, the series returns with works by three beloved British authors, including Thomas Hardy's Tess of the D'Urbervilles (January 4 and 11), starring new Bond girl Gemma Arterton (Quantum of Solace); Emily Brontë's haunting Wuthering Heights (January 18 and 25) with Tom Hardy (The Virgin Queen) as Heathcliff and newcomer Charlotte Riley as Cathy. In February, Masterpiece classic launches The Tales of Charles Dickens with a bold new adaptation of Oliver Twist, starring Timothy Spall (A Room with A View), and Sophie Okonedo (The Secret Life of Bees) in a heartbreaking performance as Nancy. In March, there will be a repeat of the acclaimed David Copperfield starring Daniel Radcliffe in the role that led him to Harry Potter. Beginning on March 29 is the highly anticipated five-part miniseries Little Dorrit from Bleak House screenwriter Andrew Davies, starring Matthew Macfadyen (Pride and Prejudice with Keira Knightley, The Way We Live Now), rising star Claire Foy as Amy Dorrit, and Tom Courtenay (Billy Liar, A Rather English Marriage) as her father. On May 3, The Incomplete Charles Dickens closes with a star-studded The Old Curiosity Shop, with Derek Jacobi, Toby Jones (W., Infamous), Zoë Wanamaker (Harry Potter, Gormenghast), and Gina McKee (The Forsyte Saga). Series release date: 1/4/2009
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Part 2 - Heathcliff returns to Wuthering Heights as a rich man after a long and mysterious absence. Still pained by his love for Cathy, he sets to work wreaking revenge on two generations of those who wronged him. A man without a past pursues his childhood soulmate and seeks vengeance against her family in Emily Brontë's tragic, supernatural love story set on the English moors. Tom Hardy ("Oliver Twist") stars as Heathcliff, the mysterious gypsy adopted as a boy by the Earnshaws, and Charlotte Riley is Cathy, his stepsister and the love of his life.
Heathcliff's presence continues to throw Cathy's life with Edgar into turmoil while Hindley becomes another victim of Heathcliff's revenge. Isabella learns that being hated by Heathcliff is better than being loved by him. Meanwhile, Cathy becomes gravely ill. Can the haunted Heathcliff, now more tormented than ever by the love that he can never have, ever find peace? It is 1848, and Heathcliff is tormented by the loss of Cathy, his deceased lover and eternal soul mate. Heathcliff conceives a plan to exact his hateful revenge on those around him.
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- Eaton, Rebecca (Series Producer)
- Chicago: “Masterpiece Classic; Wuthering Heights, Part 2,” 01/25/2009, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed January 22, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_ED21F7CDC4CD4A6290B7CA55C40B1053.
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