A passionate, sensual and very modern version of Thomas Hardy's infamous novel, combining young, upcoming acting talent with recognisable and much-loved faces. When the beautiful and innocent Tess Durbeyfield (Gemma Arterton) is driven by family poverty to claim kinship with the wealthy D'Urbervilles and seek a portion of their family fortune, meeting the manipulative Alec (Hans Matheson) proves to be her downfall. A very different man, Angel Clare (Eddie Redmayne), seems to offer her love and salvation, but Tess must choose whether to reveal her past or remain silent... Whilst unstintingly gorgeous and romantic, this new adaptation is an intense, moving and provocative depiction of the tragically beautiful story.
Ruth Jones, Ian Puleston-Davis, Christopher Fairbank, Jo Woodcock, Steve Robertson, Hugh Skinner, Jodie Whittaker.
Based around the Tess, an innocent pure daughter of a haggler. Tess's life is turned upside down when she meets the handsome but sinister Alec who takes Tess's maiden head and ruins her life. The acting is superb and the up and coming Gemma Arterton is fantastic as the vulnerably Tess and Hans Matheson is wonderful as the dark disturbed Alec.
A must watch!!!