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To the Ends of the Earth

Who's Who

Edmund Talbot | Captain Anderson | Miss Granham | Mr. Prettiman
Parson Colley | 1st Lieutenant Summers | Lieutenant Deverel
Mr. Brocklebank | Wheeler | Zenobia | Marion Chumley
Sir Henry Somerset | Lady Somerset | Lieutenant Benet

Edmund Talbot

A gentleman

The 2006 Monte Carlo TV Awards best mini-series actor prize went to Benedict Cumberbatch for his role as Edmund in To the Ends of the Earth. For more about Cumberbatch, see Interviews with the Cast.

Captain Anderson

Jared Harris, son of Richard, has appeared in Natural Born Killers and Igby Goes Down. For more about Harris, see Interviews with the Cast.

Miss Granham

A governess

Victoria Hamilton has been seen previously on Masterpiece Theatre as Kathy in Goodbye, Mr. Chips. For more about Hamilton, see Interviews with the Cast.

Mr. Prettiman

A Republican

Sam Neill played the role of Dr. Alan Grant in Jurassic Park. For more about Neill, see Interviews with the Cast.

Parson Colley

A graduate of the Guilhall School of Music and Drama, Daniel Evans was awarded the Laurence Olivier Best Actor in a Musical Theatre Award in 2001 for his performance in Merrily We Roll Along at the Donmar Warehouse. He received a nomination in 2000 for his performance in Candide at the Royal National Theatre, Olivier Stage. He has been seen previously on Masterpiece Theatre in Love in a Cold Climate (as Cedric), Daniel Deronda (as Mordecai), Carrie's War (as Frederick Evans) and The Virgin Queen (as Robert Cecil).

1st Lieutenant Summers

Edinburgh born Jamie Sives' first leading role was as the suicidal title character in Wilbur Wants to Kill Himself, a quirky romantic comedy set in Glasgow. He has appeared on Doctor Who and will be seen in Hallam Foe, the Jamie Bell/Claire Forlani film scheduled for release early in 2007. He is a big soccer fan.

Lieutenant Deverel

JJ Feild was born in Boulder, Colorado but moved to England as an infant. He has appeared in the film K-19: The Widowmaker and, on Masterpiece Theatre, in The Railway Children as Jim.

Mr. Brocklebank

A painter

RADA (Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts) trained Richard McCabe has appeared in several high-profile films including Notting Hill, Master and Commander and The Constant Gardener but, as an Associate Artist of the Royal Shakespeare Company, he is primarily a classical actor. He is also an accomplished musician and composer.


Brian Pettifer played Mr. Growler in Masterpiece Theatre's Bleak House. His numerous film and television credits include roles in Amadeus, The House of Mirth, The Bill, Hustle and Dalziel and Pacoe.


Paula Jennings played Donna Andrews in the television series EastEnders and has had a continuing role in the BBC series New Tricks. She was Rose Henshall in Foyle's War: They Fought in the Fields.

Marion Chumley

Joanna Page's character in Love Actually was called "Just Judy." For more about Page, see Interviews with the Cast.

Sir Henry Somerset

Charles Dance was the screenwriter, director and executive producer of the 2004 film Ladies in Lavender, which starred Judi Dench and Maggie Smith. For more about Dance, see Interviews with the Cast.

Lady Somerset

Cheryl Campbell has appeared in many Masterpiece Theatre and MYSTERY! productions, including The Way We Live Now, Monsignor Renard, Bramwell III and Inspector Morse: The Infernal Serpent. She has won BAFTA and Broadcasting and Press Guild Best Actress awards. Her theatre work includes Lady Macbeth in Macbeth (RSC Barbican/Stratford), a 1985 SWET Actress of the Year award for A Doll's House, and Engaged (Royal National). Films include The Mill on the Floss, Chariots of Fire, Greystoke and The Shooting Party.

Lieutenant Benet

An officer from the Alcyone

Niall MacGregor has appeared in the British television series Silent Witness, Monarch of the Glen and Holby City.

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