Gyllenhaal Is “The Honourable Woman”

From Hugh Laurie to Idris Elba and Dominic West, there’s a history of British actors heading to America to ply their trade on U.S. TV. Now, with increasingly provocative drama spurred on in part by the UK’s high-end tax credit, a handful of American women have begun a mini-trend on British telly in the past year. After Gillian Anderson in The Fall and Elisabeth Moss in “Top Of The Lake,” along comes Maggie Gyllenhaal (pictured) who just debuted as the protagonist of BBC Two’s eight-part miniseries “The Honourable Woman.” The first episode aired late last week in the UK to favorable reviews and solid ratings with an average 2.13M viewers. It hits the U.S., via the Sundance Channel, on July 31 — without the “u” in the title.

Leave a Comment