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British activist Guy Fawkes and a group of provincial English Catholics plan to blow up the House of Lords and kill King James I in the early 17th century.
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Series cast summary:
Kit Harington ...  Robert Catesby 3 episodes, 2017
Liv Tyler ...  Anne Vaux 3 episodes, 2017
Edward Holcroft ...  Thomas Wintour 3 episodes, 2017
Shaun Dooley ...  Sir William Wade 3 episodes, 2017
Mark Gatiss ...  Lord Robert Cecil 3 episodes, 2017
Peter Mullan ...  Father Henry Garnet 3 episodes, 2017
Derek Riddell ...  King James I 3 episodes, 2017
Robert Emms ...  Father John Gerard 3 episodes, 2017
Luke Broughton Luke Broughton ...  Thomas Bates 3 episodes, 2017
Tom Cullen ...  Guy Fawkes 3 episodes, 2017
Luke Neal Luke Neal ...  Jack Wright 3 episodes, 2017
Hugh Alexander Hugh Alexander ...  Sir Philip Herbert 3 episodes, 2017
Tom Sweet Tom Sweet ...  Young Robert Catesby 3 episodes, 2017
David Bamber ...  Lord Northumberland 3 episodes, 2017
Richard Glover ...  Slater 3 episodes, 2017
Josh Moran Josh Moran ...  George Farwell 3 episodes, 2017
Simon Kunz ...  Lord Howard 3 episodes, 2017
Andy Lucas Andy Lucas ...  De Tassis 3 episodes, 2017
Pedro Casablanc ...  Constable of Castille 3 episodes, 2017
Daniel West ...  Thomas Percy 3 episodes, 2017
Philip Hill-Pearson ...  Sir Everard Digby 3 episodes, 2017
Karl Haynes Karl Haynes ...  Bald Drinker 3 episodes, 2017
Kate Wood Kate Wood ...  Susan Whinniard 3 episodes, 2017
Robert Gwyllim Robert Gwyllim ...  Sir William Stanley 3 episodes, 2017
Sean Rigby ...  Lord Monteagle 3 episodes, 2017
Andrew Jarvis Andrew Jarvis ...  Alford 2 episodes, 2017
Beatrice Comins Beatrice Comins ...  Elizabeth Catesby 2 episodes, 2017
Ewart James Walters Ewart James Walters ...  Kennan 2 episodes, 2017
Yolanda Calzado Gil Yolanda Calzado Gil ...  Spanish Heretic / ... 2 episodes, 2017
Fergus O'Donnell Fergus O'Donnell ...  Captain William Turner 2 episodes, 2017
Scott Berry Scott Berry ...  Wade's Underling 2 episodes, 2017
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British activist Guy Fawkes and a group of provincial English Catholics plan to blow up the House of Lords and kill King James I in the early 17th century.

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Behind every plot is a mastermind.

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English

Release Date:

18 December 2017 (USA) See more »

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Gunpowder See more »

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Lord Robert Cecil in real life had scoliosis and was hunchbacked, which explains his irregular posture in the show. He was was 5'4" tall but is played by Mark Gatiss who is 6'1" tall. See more »

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Referenced in The Simpsons: Krusty the Clown (2018) See more »

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Wolfe Hall + Taboo = Gunpowder
26 October 2017 | by peterrichboySee all my reviews

The BBC do love a costume drama. They've been doing them since the dawn of television and to be fair on the whole they do them very well. Whilst Gunpowder may not reach the heights of some of the corporations finest work, it's still a well made combination of historical facts with some nice early 17th century scenes of brutal torture, death and violence. Kit Harrington excels as the plot mastermind Robert Catesby and Tom Cullen tries his best to be Tom Hardy as the menacing Guy Fawkes. Overall a well made well acted piece which at three episodes does not outstay it's welcome. Unlike those who let off fireworks beyond the date this show is based on!


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