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The Miniaturist 

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A young woman moves to 17th century Amsterdam and hires a mysterious local miniaturist to furnish the dollhouse she received from her merchant husband as a present, but the lifelike miniatures somehow start eerily foreshadowing her fate.
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Series cast summary:
Anya Taylor-Joy ...  Petronella Brandt 2 episodes, 2017
Romola Garai ...  Marin Brandt 2 episodes, 2017
Hayley Squires ...  Cornelia 2 episodes, 2017
Alex Hassell ...  Johannes Brandt 2 episodes, 2017
Caolan Byrne ...  Arnoud 2 episodes, 2017
Sally Messham ...  Hanna 2 episodes, 2017
Geoffrey Streatfeild Geoffrey Streatfeild ...  Frans Meermans 2 episodes, 2017
Paapa Essiedu ...  Otto 2 episodes, 2017
Ziggy Heath ...  Jack Philips 2 episodes, 2017
Ian Hogg ...  Pieter Slabbaert 2 episodes, 2017
Aislín McGuckin ...  Agnes Meermans 2 episodes, 2017
Emily Berrington ...  The Miniaturist 2 episodes, 2017
Christopher Godwin Christopher Godwin ...  Pastor Pellicorne 2 episodes, 2017
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A young woman moves to 17th century Amsterdam and hires a mysterious local miniaturist to furnish the dollhouse she received from her merchant husband as a present, but the lifelike miniatures somehow start eerily foreshadowing her fate.

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Drama | Mystery

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Several scenes that took place in Amsterdam, like the Canals and the church, were actually shot in the Dutch city of Leiden. Amsterdam was considered to be too modern, whereas in Leiden the buildings were mostly preserved in original state. See more »

Alternate Versions

BBC (UK) release was presented in two episodes: the first being approximately 1 hour 30 minutes, the second 1 hour. PBS (USA) release was presented in three episodes; each 50+ minutes. See more »

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

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Captivating, decadent, a real treat.
20 September 2018 | by Sleepin_DragonSee all my reviews

I absolutely loved The Miniaturist, I thought it engrossing, and enchanting. I'll admit, after ten minutes, I found myself thinking I wasn't going to get into it, as I'd hoped for a Ghost story, unaware of the very different direction it was going to head into.

Initially, I was struck by how incredibly beautiful it is, it is a lavishly produced drama, with incredible costume and set design. The production values are excellent, it is so well shot, so easy on the eye.

Superb acting, Anya Taylor Joy and Alex Hassell share the spoils, with the former shining initially, and the latter shining later on. In all fairness though, each cast member performs admirably, Romola Garai never fails to impress. Each character adds something, nobody just there to make up the numbers.

It has a mystery, and an intrigue, you're desperate to know who the talented, but well informed miniaturist is, but the main element I would say is the love story element.

The authentic Dutch settings add to the overall feel of it. I think this is a drama that will only improve on subsequent viewings. I loved it, 9/10.


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26 December 2017 (UK) See more »

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