With a brilliant 1995 UK mini-series adaptation of Pride and Prejudice
under his belt, screenwriter Andrew Davies tackled another daunting task with this reworking of a lesser-known George Eliot novel. He emerged with his
reputation not only intact but enhanced. Daniel Deronda (Hugh Dancy), the adopted son of Sir Hugo Mallinger (Edward Fox), brings credit to his wealthy father but always feels like an outsider. Unusually sensitive and compassionate for an aristocrat, Daniel becomes entangled in the lives of two disparate women in 1874. At a casino, he meets financially strapped socialite Gwendolen Harleath (Romola Garai), who's about to make what she thinks w...