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Paul Cresser in The Mayor of Casterbridge

The Mayor of Casterbridge

2001 NR

In this made-for-TV drama based on a Thomas Hardy classic, Michael Henchard (Ciarán Hinds) is a man of power who tries to hold onto his once-tidy life after the public discovers that, long ago, in a fit of drunkenness, he sold his wife and daughter to a sailor. Shamed into changing his ways, Henchard becomes a model citizen, only to be confronted by his mistake decades later. James Purefoy and Jodhi May co-star.