Characters & Cast



We first meet Groby at the home of the so-called D'Urbervilles, where he is the farm bailiff. He knows what happened to Tess, so when she meets him again, first of all outside a pub in the local town, and then again as the cruel manager of the bleak Flintcombe-Ash farm, where she goes to work during a hard winter, she understands how difficult it will be to hold on to her secret.

Christopher Fairbank

Christopher Fairbank is best known for his role as Albert Arthur Moxey in comedy drama Auf Wiedersehen, Pet. Fairbank also had roles as a scientist in The Fifth Element, as a prisoner in Alien 3, and the Player Queen in Franco Zeffirelli's Hamlet, opposite Mel Gibson.

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