History Characters / GosfordPark

21st Sep '17 10:45:15 AM fgenzo159
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'''Henry Denton''' (Ryan Phillippe): [[spoiler:An actor posing somewhat unconvincingly as]] the manservant to Mr Weissman [[spoiler:in order to research a role. Becomes the servants' ButtMonkey upon revealing his identity]]. Sleeps with Lady Sylvia, though she loses interest when he [[spoiler:reveals himself as an 'upstairs']], and is likely sleeping with Weissman too.

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'''Henry Denton''' (Ryan Phillippe): (Creator/RyanPhillippe): [[spoiler:An actor posing somewhat unconvincingly as]] the manservant to Mr Weissman [[spoiler:in order to research a role. Becomes the servants' ButtMonkey upon revealing his identity]]. Sleeps with Lady Sylvia, though she loses interest when he [[spoiler:reveals himself as an 'upstairs']], and is likely sleeping with Weissman too.
11th Sep '17 10:47:42 AM fgenzo159
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'''Sir William [=McCordle=]''' (Michael Gambon): The rich asshole who gets murdered. We don't blame whoever did it. Husband to Lady Silvia.

'''Constance, Countess of Trentham''' (Maggie Smith): A snobby, useless old lady who is at least partially financially reliant on Sir William. She attends the hunting weekend because she worries that Sir William is going to cut off her allowance, but he is murdered before that happens.

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'''Sir William [=McCordle=]''' (Michael Gambon): (Creator/MichaelGambon): The rich asshole who gets murdered. We don't blame whoever did it. Husband to Lady Silvia.

'''Constance, Countess of Trentham''' (Maggie Smith): (Creator/MaggieSmith): A snobby, useless old lady who is at least partially financially reliant on Sir William. She attends the hunting weekend because she worries that Sir William is going to cut off her allowance, but he is murdered before that happens.



'''Raymond, Lord Stockbridge''' (Charles Dance): Louisa's hard of hearing husband. Sylvia makes a few passes at him, but he's too indifferent to her to accept.

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'''Raymond, Lord Stockbridge''' (Charles Dance): (Creator/CharlesDance): Louisa's hard of hearing husband. Sylvia makes a few passes at him, but he's too indifferent to her to accept.



'''Robert Parks''' (Clive Owen): Lord Stockbridge's valet. Raised in an orphanage outside of London. [[spoiler:Is the illegitimate child of Sir William and Mrs Wilson. Takes the opportunity to stab Sir William, but isn't actually the murderer, if you can get your head around that]].

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'''Robert Parks''' (Clive Owen): (Creator/CliveOwen): Lord Stockbridge's valet. Raised in an orphanage outside of London. [[spoiler:Is the illegitimate child of Sir William and Mrs Wilson. Takes the opportunity to stab Sir William, but isn't actually the murderer, if you can get your head around that]].
22nd Jan '16 4:13:18 PM nombretomado
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'''Inspector Thompson''' (StephenFry): The bumbling detective who comes to investigate the murder. [[spoiler:Discounts the possibility that anyone below stairs may be the murderer: he's interested only in those upstairs as they might "have a real connection" with the victim.]]

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'''Inspector Thompson''' (StephenFry): (Creator/StephenFry): The bumbling detective who comes to investigate the murder. [[spoiler:Discounts the possibility that anyone below stairs may be the murderer: he's interested only in those upstairs as they might "have a real connection" with the victim.]]
7th Jul '15 8:59:13 AM Morgenthaler
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'''Elsie''' (EmilyWatson): Head housemaid. [[spoiler:Is one of Sir William's lovers, an indiscretion she lets slip while waiting table at dinner one night]]. Friends with Isobel.

'''George''' (RichardEGrant): A footman. [[DeadpanSnarker Snide and somewhat sleazy.]] Accidentally-on-purpose spills hot coffee on Denton as part of Denton [[spoiler:becoming the ButtMonkey]].

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'''Elsie''' (EmilyWatson): (Creator/EmilyWatson): Head housemaid. [[spoiler:Is one of Sir William's lovers, an indiscretion she lets slip while waiting table at dinner one night]]. Friends with Isobel.

'''George''' (RichardEGrant): (Creator/RichardEGrant): A footman. [[DeadpanSnarker Snide and somewhat sleazy.]] Accidentally-on-purpose spills hot coffee on Denton as part of Denton [[spoiler:becoming the ButtMonkey]].
28th Jul '14 1:22:56 PM Morgenthaler
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'''Miss Mary Maceachren''' (KellyMacdonald): Lady Constance's NaiveNewcomer ladies-maid. Is, arguably, the main character and acts as AudienceSurrogate. [[spoiler:Finds out both Parks and Mrs. Wilson]]. Is also Lady Constance's gossip collector.

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'''Miss Mary Maceachren''' (KellyMacdonald): (Creator/KellyMacdonald): Lady Constance's NaiveNewcomer ladies-maid. Is, arguably, the main character and acts as AudienceSurrogate. [[spoiler:Finds out both Parks and Mrs. Wilson]]. Is also Lady Constance's gossip collector.
10th May '14 8:57:50 AM LongLiveHumour
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'''Jennings''' (Alan Bates): Sir William's butler. Was a WW1 deserter and conscientious objector. [[spoiler:Is an alcoholic.]]

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'''Jennings''' (Alan Bates): Sir William's butler. Was a WW1 UsefulNotes/WW1 deserter and conscientious objector. [[spoiler:Is an alcoholic.]]
3rd Sep '13 6:56:27 AM Beiahnu
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'''Constance, Countess of Trentham''' (Maggie Smith): A snobby, useless old lady who is at least partially financially reliant on Sir William. She worries that Sir William is going to cut off her allowance, but he is murdered before that happens.

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'''Constance, Countess of Trentham''' (Maggie Smith): A snobby, useless old lady who is at least partially financially reliant on Sir William. She attends the hunting weekend because she worries that Sir William is going to cut off her allowance, but he is murdered before that happens.



'''Louisa, Lady Stockbridge''' (Geraldine Somerville): Wife to Lord Stockbridge and sister to Sylvia and Lavinia. Lost the privilage to marry Sir William to Sylvia, but it's pretty obvious that [[spoiler:they're having an affair]].

'''Raymond, Lord Stockbridge''' (Charles Dance): Louisa's husband. Sylvia makes a few passes at him, but he's too indifferent to her to accept.

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'''Louisa, Lady Stockbridge''' (Geraldine Somerville): Wife to Lord Stockbridge and sister to Sylvia and Lavinia. Lost the privilage privilege to marry Sir William to Sylvia, but it's pretty obvious that [[spoiler:they're having an affair]].

'''Raymond, Lord Stockbridge''' (Charles Dance): Louisa's hard of hearing husband. Sylvia makes a few passes at him, but he's too indifferent to her to accept.


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'''Pip''' (Kiki - Griffon Bruxellois): Sir William's lap dog. Sir William obviously loves the dog above anyone else in his family [[spoiler: except Lady Stockbridge]]. The dog is the unwitting bane of the servants and Lady Sylvia hates it. [[spoiler: Elsie ends up keeping it.]]
12th Jun '13 4:25:38 PM SuperTroper
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'''Mrs. Elizabeth Croft''' (Eileen Atkins): Gosford Park Head Cook. Bitter rivals with Mrs. Wilson [[spoiler:and is also her sister. She had an affair with Sir William when she was young and working in his factory, along with her sister. She became pregnant but lost the baby. Mrs. Wilson gave Parks up, which is the source of the tension between her and Mrs. Croft.]].

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'''Mrs. Elizabeth Croft''' (Eileen Atkins): Gosford Park Head Cook. Bitter rivals with Mrs. Wilson [[spoiler:and is also her sister. She had an affair with Sir William when she was young and working in his factory, along with her sister. She became pregnant but lost the baby.baby died in infancy. Mrs. Wilson gave Parks up, which is the source of the tension between her and Mrs. Croft.]].
13th Mar '13 8:47:26 PM PaulA
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'''Probert''' (DerekJacobi): Sir William's valet. Is devastated by his master's death.

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'''Probert''' (DerekJacobi): (Creator/DerekJacobi): Sir William's valet. Is devastated by his master's death.
21st Oct '12 2:36:52 PM nombretomado
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'''Mrs. Wilson''' (HelenMirren): Gosford Park Housekeeper. [[spoiler:Murders Sir William. She realises that Parks had discovered Sir William was his father, and that he probably wanted to kill him. So she poisons Sir William first, thereby stopping Parks from committing murder - you can't murder a corpse]].

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'''Mrs. Wilson''' (HelenMirren): (Creator/HelenMirren): Gosford Park Housekeeper. [[spoiler:Murders Sir William. She realises that Parks had discovered Sir William was his father, and that he probably wanted to kill him. So she poisons Sir William first, thereby stopping Parks from committing murder - you can't murder a corpse]].
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