FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
From the Creator of “Downton Abbey”
On Digital HD October 17, 2016 and DVD October 18, 2016
BEVERLY HILLS, CA – (August 30, 2016) – Oscar and Emmy-winning writer Julian Fellowes’s (“Gosford Park,” “Downton Abbey”) newest miniseries “Doctor Thorne” arrives on Digital HD from Starz Digital on October 17, 2016 and on DVD from Anchor Bay Entertainment on October 18, 2016. The four-part adaptation written by Julian Fellowes of Anthony Trollope’s novel depicts the inner workings of an aristocratic family in their plan to regain their lost fortunes. The mini-series stars Tom Hollander (Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation, “The Night Manager”), Rebecca Front (Planet 51, The Brothers Grimsby), Richard McCabe (Notting Hill, Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World), Stefanie Martini (“Emerald City”, “Endeavour”), Harry Richardson (Looking for Grace) with Alison Brie (“Mad Men”, “Community”,How to Be Single) and Ian McShane (“American Gods,” “Ray Donovan,” Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides).
Doctor Thorne (Hollander) lives a quiet life with niece Mary in Greshamsbury, home of the Gresham family. Unbeknownst to others, the Greshams have lost their fortune and the snobbish matriarch Lady Arabella (Front) has a scheme to regain it via an arranged marriage with her son and an American heiress. However, her son is in love with Mary (Martini), which complicates Lady Arabella’s plans.
“Doctor Thorne” will be available on DVD from Anchor Bay Entertainment on October 18, 2016 for the suggested retail price of $39.98 and includes all 4 episodes plus bonus features that will give viewers a behind the scenes look at this compelling series including “The Making of ‘Doctor Thorne,’” “Julian Fellowes: Adapting Anthony Trollope’s ‘Doctor Thorne,’” “Doctor Thorne’: The Gentle Hero,” “The Love Story: Mark and Frank, Lady Arabella and the Strong Women in ‘ Doctor Thorne,’” and “Sir Roger and Louis Scatcherd.”
To learn more about the film, please visit www.anchorbayentertainment.com.
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Scripted series include John Fusco's Marco Polo with Netflix, which premiered its second season in July 2016, critically acclaimed miniseriesWar & Peace, which debuted on Lifetime, A&E and HISTORY in 2016,Scream with MTV, which premiered its second season in May 2016, Peaky Blinders with Netflix just aired its third season, and Julian Fellowes’ Doctor Thorne with Amazon. Upcoming series include Stephen King’s The Mist (a straight-to-series 10 episode order) for Spike TV, military drama Six (a straight-to-series 8 episode order) for HISTORY and animated series Spy Kids for Netflix (a multi season commitment).
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“Doctor Thorne” DVD
Street Date: October 18, 2016
Pre-book: September 14, 2016
Catalog #: WC64837
Run Time: 179 minutes
Rating: Not Rated
Aspect Ratio: Widescreen Presentation 1.78:1
Audio: 5.1 Dolby Digital