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The Pillars of the Earth 

Set against a backdrop of war, religious strife and power struggles which tears lives and families apart.
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John Pielmeier ...
 Cuthbert 9 episodes, 2010
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László Áron ...
 Architect 9 episodes, 2010
Clive Wood ...
 King Henry I / ... 9 episodes, 2010
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 Abbot Suger 9 episodes, 2010
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Kelly Banlaki ...
 Princess 9 episodes, 2010
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Virág Bárány ...
 Young Woman Whore 9 episodes, 2010
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Oliver Bauer ...
 Medieval Child 9 episodes, 2010
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 Martha - young 9 episodes, 2010
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 Henry - 15 years old 9 episodes, 2010
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 Eustace - 15 years old 9 episodes, 2010
Ottilia Borbáth ...
 Townfolk #3 9 episodes, 2010
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 Father Ralph 9 episodes, 2010
Scott Curtis ...
Antal Czapkó ...
Brooke Dean ...
 Maud - 6 years old 9 episodes, 2010
Matt Devere ...
 Gloucester 9 episodes, 2010
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Lara Dzikowski ...
 Townfolk #5 9 episodes, 2010
Gabriella Fon ...
 Townfolk #1 9 episodes, 2010
Stu Gamble ...
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David Haderer ...
 Robin Goodfellow 9 episodes, 2010
Jody Halse ...
 Johnny Eightpence 9 episodes, 2010
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 Messenger #3 9 episodes, 2010
Jeremy Haward-Grau ...
 Little Henry 9 episodes, 2010
Emily Holt ...
 Martha - older 9 episodes, 2010
Péter Horkay ...
Ákos Horváth ...
 Simon Goodfellow 9 episodes, 2010
Barna Illyés ...
 Labourer 9 episodes, 2010
Csaba Jakab ...
 French Mason 9 episodes, 2010
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 Jonathan - 4-5 years old 9 episodes, 2010
Mike Kelly ...
 Messenger #2 9 episodes, 2010
Péter Kertész ...
 Stephen's Physician 9 episodes, 2010
Bernadett Kis ...
László Konter ...
Alexis Latham ...
 One-armed Wool Man 9 episodes, 2010
Antal Leisen ...
 Townfolk #4 9 episodes, 2010
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 Townsman 9 episodes, 2010
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 Elizabeth 9 episodes, 2010
Pál Makrai ...
 French Master Builder 9 episodes, 2010
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 Prior James 9 episodes, 2010
George Mendel ...
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 Grandmama 9 episodes, 2010
Ben O'Brien ...
 Winchester Clerk 9 episodes, 2010
Kende Orbán ...
 Eustace - 4-5 years old / ... 9 episodes, 2010
Miklos Pavel ...
 Sentry Edgar 9 episodes, 2010
Mark C. Phelan ...
Tibor Pintér ...
 Shareburg 9 episodes, 2010
John Rado ...
Kevin Rees ...
 Jonathan - 30 years old 9 episodes, 2010
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 Brother Paul 9 episodes, 2010
Richard Rifkin ...
András Sándor ...
Nicolas Sipek ...
 Stephen's Fake Son - 4 years old 9 episodes, 2010
Tibor Süle ...
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 Young Woman 9 episodes, 2010
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 Gabriel's Mother 9 episodes, 2010
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 Physician 9 episodes, 2010
Dorian Thomas ...
 Teenage Boy 9 episodes, 2010
Geoffrey Thomas ...
 Earl of Weymouth 9 episodes, 2010
Zsófi Trecskó ...
 French Peasant Woman 9 episodes, 2010
Tamás Varga ...
 Townfolk #2 9 episodes, 2010
András Várkonyi ...
Zsolt Zágoni ...
 Shiring Messenger #1 9 episodes, 2010
Marcell Závodi ...
 Tommy - 9 years old 9 episodes, 2010
Bianca Bauer ...
 Medieval Child 9 episodes, 2010
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 Merchant 4 episodes, 2010
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The Pillars of the Earth is set against a backdrop of war, religious strife and power struggles which tears lives and families apart. In that time, there rises a magnificent Cathedral in Kingsbridge. Against the backdrop, love-stories entwine: Tom, the master builder, Aliena, the noblewoman, the sadistic Lord William, Philip, the prior of Kingsbridge, Jack, the artist in stone work and Ellen, the woman from the forest who casts a curse. At once, this is a sensuous and enduring love story and an epic that shines with the fierce spirit of a passionate age. Follett masterfully weaves these stories through political turmoil of 12th century England, creating a relevant and viable world for today's audience and for generations to come. Written by Anonymous

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$40,000,000 (estimated)
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Eddie Redmayne and Douglas Booth would play brothers in Jupiter Ascending (2015). See more »

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Throughout the series, Stephen and Matilda are both referred to as "Majesty". English kings and queens did not use the title "Majesty" until the middle of the 16th century, nearly 400 years after the setting of this series See more »

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Oh quite good!
27 July 2010 | by See all my reviews

Very good, it is always difficult to find 'drama' that is quality and not overdone, over-the-top or tired. The acting in this is excellent all around and it is definitely worth watching; at least from the two episodes that I have seen thus far. Considering I haven't heard hardly a thing about this until I watched it I am very impressed.

The storyline seems to contain fairly valid historical accounts of the time if not the lives of individuals. Keeping in mind it is not as mystical as I would have thought from the title and even the previews I've now seen since I began to watch it - it has made up for that with a strong story and lovely backgrounds for visual appeal and 'time proper' settings. Can't wait for more.


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