Mr Selfridge - Season 1
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Set in 1909, Mr Selfridge follows a colourful cast of characters whose lives and fortunes are entangled with the founder of the magnificent department store. Harry, his family, friends and staff open up a rich cross section of London life. From the fashionable Mayfair society to the bright lights, grease-paint, glamour and backstage intrigue of London’s theatres; from the business board rooms, private poker games and smoky jazz halls to the back-street cafes of the working men and women, this is a big city story at the dawn of the modern age.
The drama is set at a time when women were revelling in a new sense of freedom and modernity. Harry wanted to indulge, empower and celebrate these women and so opened the doors of his lavish department store on London’s famous Oxford Street. In his leisure hours Harry was a gambler, and although happily married, he enjoyed the company of glamorous show girls and film stars. His womanising was legendary and he very much lived life in the fast lane.
Created by Emmy and BAFTA award-winning writer Andrew Davies and written by Andrew Davies, Kate Brooke and Kate O’Riordan, Mr Selfridge tells the story of ‘Mile a Minute Harry’, a man with a mission to make shopping as thrilling as sex. Pioneering and reckless, with an almost manic energy, he created a theatre of retail where any topic or trend that was new, exciting, entertaining – or sometimes just eccentric – was showcased. Award-winning actor Jeremy Piven leads the cast as Mr Selfridge. Katherine Kelly joins Piven as the confident and alluring socialite Lady Mae, whose connections prove vital for Harry as he builds his Empire. Also starring Frances O’Connor (playing his wife, Rose Selfridge), acclaimed French actor Gregory Fitoussi (as his flamboyant Creative Director), Aisling Loftus, Trystan Gravelle and Zoe Tapper.
|Actors||Piven, Jeremy, Loftus, Aisling, Cook, Ron, Abbington, Amanda, O'connor, Frances, Goodman-hill, Tom, Kelly, Katherine, Hayes, Amy Beth|
|Film Genre||TV Drama|
|Label||Universal Sony Pictures P/l|
|Audio||English (Dolby Digital 2.0)|
|Consumer Advice||Drug use and sex scene|
|Year of Release||2013|
|Primary Format - Movies/TV||DVD|