Moderate themes, Moderate violence, Sex scenes
|Actors:||Charles Dance, Elaine Cassidy, Imelda Staunton, Polly Hemingway, Rupert Evans, Sally Hawkins, David Troughton, Bronson Webb, Stephen Wight, Stephanie Middleton, Karen Seacombe, Anna Jordan, Anna Mottram, Demelza Randall, Tallulah Pitt-Brown|
London, 1862, a young orphan named Susan Trinder (Sally Hawkins) grows up amongst the petty thieves known as Fingersmiths, under the guidance of Mrs Suckerby (Imelda Staunton). One evening, Richard 'The Gentleman' Rivers (Rupert Evans) pays them a visit. Rivers has an elaborate plan to defraud the wealthy heiress, Maud Lilly (Elaine Cassidy). Susan agrees to help for a cut of the money, and is quickly installed as Maud's maid. Upon arriving, she discovers that Maud is virtually a prisoner in her own house, as Uncle Christopher (Charles Dance) controls every detail of her life. As the plan begins to unfold, Susan finds herself developing an intimate relationship with the lady of the house...
Adapted from the novel by Sarah Waters.