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Girl with a Pearl Earring

Screen adaptation of Tracy Chevalier's bestselling novel, inspired by the Johannes Vermeer painting of the same name. Set in mid-17th century Delft, Holland, 17-year-old Griet is forced into servanthood when her father suffers an accident and becomes unable to work. She is taken on at the Vermeer household, where her presence immediately provokes hostility from members of the family - particularly the artist's wife and eldest daughter - when she starts to forge an understanding with her mysterious master.

1 hour, 32 minutes

Last on

Sat 21 Mar 2015 23:05
BBC Two Wales only

BBC Movies Review

'A superior British costume drama that expertly mixes art history with romantic fiction.'  

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Role Contributor
Johannes VermeerColin Firth
GrietScarlett Johansson
Pieter Van RuijvenTom Wilkinson
Maria ThinsJudy Parfitt
PieterCillian Murphy
Catherina Bolnes VermeerEssie Davis
TannekeJoanna Scanlan
Cornelia VermeerAlakina Mann
Griet's FatherChris McHallem
Griet's MotherGabrielle Reidy
FransRollo Weeks
MaertgeAnna Popplewell
DirectorPeter Webber
ProducerAndy Paterson
ProducerAnand Tucker
WriterTracy Chevalier
WriterOlivia Hetreed

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