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The Honourable Woman 

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Centres on Nessa Stein, a woman who inherits her father's arms business and finds herself in a international maelstrom as she continues to promote the reconciliation between Israelis and Palestinians.
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Maggie Gyllenhaal ...  Nessa Stein 8 episodes, 2014
Stephen Rea ...  Sir Hugh Hayden-Hoyle 8 episodes, 2014
Lubna Azabal ...  Atika Halabi 8 episodes, 2014
Katherine Parkinson ...  Rachel Stein 8 episodes, 2014
Andrew Buchan ...  Ephra Stein 7 episodes, 2014
Janet McTeer ...  Dame Julia Walsh 7 episodes, 2014
Eve Best ...  Monica Chatwin 7 episodes, 2014
Igal Naor ...  Shlomo Zahary 6 episodes, 2014
Martin Hutson ...  Max Boorman 6 episodes, 2014
Genevieve O'Reilly ...  Frances Pirsig 6 episodes, 2014
Lindsay Duncan ...  Anjelica Hayden-Hoyle 6 episodes, 2014
Paul Herzberg Paul Herzberg ...  Daniel Borgoraz 6 episodes, 2014
Nicole Lopes Nicole Lopes ...  Mazel Stein 5 episodes, 2014
Reeve Fletcher Reeve Fletcher ...  Hannah Stein 4 episodes, 2014
George Georgiou ...  Magdi Muraji 4 episodes, 2014
Philip Arditti ...  Saleh Al-Zahid 4 episodes, 2014
Nicholas Woodeson ...  Judah Ben-Shahar 4 episodes, 2014
Ingrid Benussi Ingrid Benussi ...  Frances Pirsig No. 2 4 episodes, 2014
Tobias Menzies ...  Nathaniel Bloom 3 episodes, 2014
Raad Rawi ...  Jalal El-Amin 3 episodes, 2014
Oliver Bodur ...  Kasim Halabi 3 episodes, 2014
John Mackay ...  Caleb Schwako 3 episodes, 2014
Nasser Memarzia ...  Zahid Al-Zahid 3 episodes, 2014
Jacob Krichefski ...  Yaniv Levi 3 episodes, 2014
Justin Shevlin ...  Tom Crace 2 episodes, 2014
Lois Ellington Lois Ellington ...  Young Nessa / ... 2 episodes, 2014
Aidan Stephenson Aidan Stephenson ...  Eli Stein 2 episodes, 2014
Rupert Frazer Rupert Frazer ...  Commander Garrett 2 episodes, 2014
Suzann McLean ...  Nurse Marlene Dalloway 2 episodes, 2014
Richard Katz ...  Aron Yavin 2 episodes, 2014
Atticus Blick Atticus Blick ...  Israeli Soldier 2 episodes, 2014
Yaron Shavit ...  Listening Room Man 2 episodes, 2014
Ben Smith Ben Smith ...  Michael Gatz 2 episodes, 2014
Aymen Hamdouchi ...  Muhammad Ibn Saeed 2 episodes, 2014
Martin McDougall ...  Brigadier General Harlan Berkoff 2 episodes, 2014
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Centres on Nessa Stein, a woman who inherits her father's arms business and finds herself in a international maelstrom as she continues to promote the reconciliation between Israelis and Palestinians.

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31 July 2014 (USA) See more »

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The Honorable Woman See more »

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Maggie Gyllenhaal has stated she deliberately wishes to keep her own political opinions on the area private for fear it will bias how people view the series. See more »

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This is a work of fiction
13 August 2014 | by Michael FargoSee all my reviews

Set in the middle of one of our era's most tragic and polarizing conflicts, it is perhaps understandable that reviewers here jump to the conclusion that it's propaganda for one side or the other. But it isn't. Using a family's internal struggle with the background being the Israeli-Palestinian conflict the writers almost can't win. But the preposterous claim that the series is justification for the current conflict when the shooting schedule began in July 2013...to say nothing of script writing, finding producers, and casting which would reach back into 2012 if not longer, demonstrates how explosive the setting is. As Nessa says, "It's the Middle East. Enemies is what you make." Therefore, it was brave of the project to chose that setting, but it shouldn't be seen as taking a stand for one side or the other.

The pace may be slow, but it's dreamlike point of view, for me, made it all the more transfixing. The cast, particularly Gyllenhaal's performance, is splendid, and the trap of being a mediator, whether is World politics or family dynamics demonstrates that hazard. ("You're either for me or against me.") This may be a series to watch all in one sitting, void of weekly waits and commercials. For me, it's the years best television series.


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