VIDEO: First Look - Maggie Gyllenhaal Stars in BBC's THE HONOURABLE WOMAN
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May 14, 2015
Below, check out a trailer for BBC Two's eight-part miniseries THE HONOURABLE WOMAN, starring Maggie Gyllenhaal. The series premiered last week in the UK to solid ratings, delivering an average 2.13M viewers and a 10.6% share. (per Deadline)
The Honourable Woman tells the story of one woman's personal journey to right her father's wrongs. Featuring a stellar cast including Academy Award nominee Gyllenhaal in the lead role as Nessa Stein, this compelling drama written and directed by BAFTA winning Hugo Blick (The Shadow Line) draws Nessa into a complex and dangerous world of international conspiracy and espionage.
Gyllenhaal achieved recognition in a supporting role in the independent cult film, Donnie Darko (2001). Her breakthrough role was in the sadomasochistic romance, Secretary (2002), for which she received critical acclaim and a Golden Globe nomination.
The actress has appeared in an eclectic range of films, including Sherrybaby (2006), for which she was nominated for a Golden Globe; the romantic comedy, Trust The Man (2006); and numerous big-budget films such as World Trade Center (2006) and The Dark Knight (2008).
She next starred in the musical-drama, Crazy Heart (2009), for which she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Gyllenhaal has also appeared in such theatrical plays as Closer (2000) as well as in television productions like Strip Search (2004).