The Devil's Mistress

Season 1
Experience one of the most explosive periods of history - the English Civil War - through the eyes of a passionate young girl who exploits a country in crisis in order to survive.
Andrea RisenboroughDominic WestTom Goodman-Hill
English [CC]
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  1. 1. Episode 1
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    November 9 2008
    1 h 34 min
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    After her country noble mother chooses the Catholic faith over the Anglican law of England, Angelica Fanashawe becomes a royal ward of king Charles I, who allows her love marriage to childhood friend and cousin Harry Fanshawe. Soon, social resistance to the king's absolutism - till then maintained by whip in an iron hand - culminates in a parliamentary rebellion, which spills to utter civil war.
  2. 2. Episode 2
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    November 26 2008
    1 h 35 min
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    The people of the besieged city of Oxford are in a desperate situation. Devastated by the King's brutal betrayal, Angelica has been cast out of court, and finds herself destitute and starving. Meanwhile, divisions are beginning to split the Parliamentarians.

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4.2 out of 5 stars

80 global ratings

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G. WarrenReviewed in the United States on January 12, 2014
3.0 out of 5 stars
Missing 25 minutes.
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This is a review for the American version, Devil's Mistress. I'm giving it three stars because while it is an excellent show, this version is heavily edited. It is twenty some minutes shorter than the UK version Devil's Whore, and the missing footage really makes it hard to understand what is going on with the plot. If you can, get the UK version and watch it on your computer or a region free DVD player, it is much superior to this version.
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emcee10@Reviewed in the United States on April 30, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great. Historically correct
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Great. Historically correct. Makes one realise what real war was about back vthen. Well acted. Will watch again in the next few days. Recommended.
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Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United States on June 28, 2014
4.0 out of 5 stars
Actress is amazing
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The actress in this movie is amazingly talented. She outshines the men! Michael Fassbender does a fine job, as does the actor who plays the ever-evil and cruel, Oliver Cromwell. Quite a bit of battling and blood, but that's what they did then, so no surprises. I look forward to more movies starring this actress.
9 people found this helpful
howellReviewed in the United States on January 15, 2016
3.0 out of 5 stars
poor editing jumps around to much
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The move is not put together well, poor editing jumps around to much. The scenes are ok individualy.
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Kay ComeauxReviewed in the United States on March 6, 2018
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Five Stars
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excellent product - no flaws - no flukes
Simil FugaiReviewed in the United States on November 8, 2013
5.0 out of 5 stars
Buy this in any form you can
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This is a great film on just the cast alone...Tim Roth is at his BEST in this flick...Itg is hard to find, I just purchased AMazon next to last copy...for shame....because NETFLUX just took it off there streaming list, and you'll want to purchase this movie for sure.
I have watched it 5 times in 3 months
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K. BennerReviewed in the United States on September 3, 2012
5.0 out of 5 stars
Fantastic History!
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Being a great lover of the time period of King Charles and Oliver Cromwell; this captured the essence of the time and the people and politics involved. The Cavalier's were portrayed just as I had imagined them from senior literature classes in high school; although it was a little more realistic concerning sexual conduct of those times; I am most happy to be living in the 21st century after viewing this epic. The power of kings; the helplessness of the common man; the role of people on a mission to better society for all people. In the end you get a real sense of how Oliver Cromwell began a mission to fix the power of kings; but, in the end was going about the same tactics as the man he had replaced as head of state. I came away being grateful not to have been a woman of those times.
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S. CarreroReviewed in the United States on December 3, 2013
4.0 out of 5 stars
Worth watching!!
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An interesting mix of history and fiction and love story (although the word "love" may be stretching it a bit). If you're interested in knowing more about the story -- look on IMDB or Wikipedia for the 2008 TV mini-series called "The Devil's Whore". (it was only released as "The Devil's Mistress" in North America)

The description is currently missing the actors names -- which is a shame because actors like Andrea Riseborough, John Simm, Peter Capaldi, Dominic West, Tom Goodman-Hill, and Michael Fassbender deserve to be mentioned. Personally, I adore John Simm, so I loved that his character had plenty of screen time!
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