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Tutankhamun 

The remarkable story of the chance meeting that transformed penniless, ostracised archaeologist Howard Carter into a household name following his discovery of the tomb of the boy-king, Tutankhamun.
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Series cast summary:
Max Irons ...  Howard Carter 4 episodes, 2016
Jonathan Aris ...  Herbert Winlock 4 episodes, 2016
Sam Neill ...  Lord Carnarvon 4 episodes, 2016
Amy Wren ...  Evelyn 3 episodes, 2016
Leon Clingman ...  Arthur Mace 3 episodes, 2016
Stefan Erasmus ...  Dig Foreman 3 episodes, 2016
Susan Danford Susan Danford ...  Lady Carnarvon 3 episodes, 2016
Vere Tindale Vere Tindale ...  Harry Burton 2 episodes, 2016
Nicolas Beaucaire Nicolas Beaucaire ...  Pierre Lacau 2 episodes, 2016
Martin Hutson ...  Merton 2 episodes, 2016
Alexander Tops Alexander Tops ...  Telegraph Operator 2 episodes, 2016
Waleed Elgadi ...  Selim 2 episodes, 2016
George Jackos George Jackos ...  Hamid 2 episodes, 2016
Adam Neill ...  Arthur Callender 2 episodes, 2016
Nahum Hughes Nahum Hughes ...  Fadil 2 episodes, 2016
Ernest St.Clair ...  Murtaaz 2 episodes, 2016
Catherine Steadman ...  Maggie Lewis 2 episodes, 2016
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Storyline

Young, penniless and ostracized archaeologist, Howard Carter, whose obsession is to find the legendary tomb of the boy-king, Tutankhamun, in the so-called Valley of the Kings is hired by British aristocrat, Lord Carnarvon, to do just that. However, many things stand in their way - the outbreak of WWI, Arab rebellion against the British rule, Carnavorn's thinning patience and wallet, the noisy press, the new Egyptian laws that abolished their right to a finder's fee, as well as Carnavorn's charming rebellious daughter, Evelyn, who befriends and seduces somewhat naive Carter. Eventually, Carter achieves his greatest dream only to lose everything else.

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The past isn't a game.

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Drama | History | Romance

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Official Sites:

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Country:

UK

Language:

Arabic | English

Release Date:

16 October 2016 (UK) See more »

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Filming Locations:

South Africa

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

The rocks and sand in the Valley of Kings are much lighter coloured than depicted in the series. The difference seen in the show is as a result of colour correction during the editing stage, because flat white backgrounds are visually dull. See more »

Goofs

Carter refers to Lord Carnarvon's daughter as Lady Evelyn Carnarvon. Whilst the title is Carnarvon the family name was Herbert. She was Lady Evelyn Herbert. Carter would have known of this. See more »

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[first lines]
Selim: Mr. Carter! Sir! Sir. Mr. Carter. There is a door.
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A pleasure to watch despite some faults
13 June 2017 | by phd_travelSee all my reviews

Despite the inaccuracies, this miniseries is still watchable fascinating and well made. The story of the greatest discovery is so good that it makes up for the faults. The discovery itself is quite thrilling and one can really feel the joy.

One of the best points is the detail shown. There are lots of details about the financial, political difficulties regarding the dig. It does give some historical context to the time of the discovery. The question over what Egypt gets to keep and what the discoverer gets as a reward is interesting. It's not right that foreigners take away the historical treasures of any country yet the discoverer needs some compensation for their expenses.

Dealing with the faults: It wasn't filmed in Egypt and the sand and valley are darker and don't look like Egypt. It would have been tough to film in Egypt with all the instability since 2011 anyway. The romances with a Met Museum woman and Lady Evelyn Herbert are a little distracting but I guess if they didn't blow these up it would have been kind of like a documentary. There are some bad American accents of a few characters. Also Max Irons is too young looking at the time of the discovery - bit like Jonathan Rhys Meyers in the Tudors. But so what - he is watchable and actually is quite good here if you ignore the age thing - I can't think of another young actor who could have done a better job.

A little more of the factual elements of the curse could have been shown besides Lord Carnarvon's death. Some strange things did happen. Better than showing the romances.

If you enjoyed this - highly recommend a 1980 TV movie "The Curse of King Tut's Tomb", an excellent and exciting movie about the discovery and the curse. Forget about the more recent one with Casper Van Dien.

Quite a pleasure to watch despite it's faults.


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