Paloma Baeza stars as Bathsheba Everdene, a beautiful and proud woman with a fiercely independent spirit, in this lush adaptation of Thomas Hardy's turbulent 19th-century tale of passion and destruction, Far from the Madding Crowd.
Uncertain of her future but unwilling to sacrifice her freedom, young Bathsheba rejects the proposal of dependable Gabriel Oak (Nathaniel Parker, The Inspector Lynley Mysteries), only to become his employer when a cruel twist of fate destroys the loyal shepherd's prospects. Still in love, Gabriel can only stand by and watch as Bathsheba mischievously flirts with her neighbor, Mr. Boldwood (Nigel Terry), unleashing a passionate obsession that burns deep within the reserved Boldwood. Both men forsake their hearts, however, upon the arrival of the dashing, womanizing soldier Frank Troy (Jonathan Firth). Despite being in love with another woman himself, Troy sees a challenge in Bathsheba and sets out to win her.
Though she ultimately makes her choice, Bathsheba's marriage is instantly doomed, setting in motion a dramatic chain of events in this turbulent 19th-century tale of passion and destruction.
Producer: Hilary Bevan Jones
Executive Producer: Antony Root, Gub Neal, Rebecca Eaton
Production Year: 2011
Copyright Year: 1998
Director: Nicholas Renton
Actors: Paloma Baeza, Nigel Terry, Nathaniel Parker, Jonathan Firth
Number of Discs: 1
Length: 208 minutes
Number of Episodes:1
Subtitle Languages: English (SDH)
Audio Format: Stereo
Aspect Ratio: 4x3 Full Screen