Saturday, August 10, 2013


2005 British Television Mini-Series

Cast: Sally Hawkins, Elaine Cassidy, Rupert Evans, Charles Dance, David Troughton and Imelda Staunton
Director: Aisling Walsh
Writer: Peter Ransley, based on the novel by Sarah Waters

The lives of two young women collide in Victorian England when a trio of pick-pockets concoct an elaborate scam to defraud a young heiress of her inheritance.



  • DVD: Available
  • Book: Available


  • BAFTA TV Award nomination for Best Drama Serial.

  • Sarah Waters' novel Fingersmith was first published in 2002. Waters makes a cameo in the mini-series as a servant.
  • "Fingersmith" is British slang for thief.
  • Sally Hawkins also co-starred in the earlier adaptation of another Sarah Waters' books, Tipping the Velvet.
  • Originally aired in two parts on the UK television network BBC.

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