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Six-part drama series set in and among the alleys, galleries and flesh-houses of 19th-century industrial London, following the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, a vagabond group of English painters, poets and critics.

Series Cast

  1. Aidan Turner as Dante Gabriel Rossetti

    Aidan Turner

    Dante Gabriel Rossetti

    6 Episodes

  2. Rafe Spall as William Holman Hunt

    Rafe Spall

    William Holman Hunt

    6 Episodes

  3. Tom Hollander as

    Tom Hollander

    6 Episodes

  4. Samuel Barnett as

    Samuel Barnett

    6 Episodes

  5. Sam Crane as Fred Walters

    Sam Crane

    Fred Walters

    6 Episodes

  6. Zoë Tapper as

    Zoë Tapper

    6 Episodes

  7. Amy Manson as

    Amy Manson

    6 Episodes

  8. Jennie Jacques as

    Jennie Jacques

    6 Episodes

  9. Josie Farmiloe

    6 Episodes

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Last Season



2009 • 6 Episodes

Season 1 of Desperate Romantics premiered on July 21, 2009.

Episode 6

(1x6, August 25, 2009) Season Finale

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Desperate Romantics
Desperate Romantics


Status Ended


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Type Miniseries

Original Language English


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