The Ruby in the Smoke

The Ruby in the Smoke


Billie Piper stars in this adaptation of award-winning novelist Philip Pullman's first in a quartet of books about Victorian heroine Sally Lockhart. Sixteen-year-old Sally has little in the way of academic knowledge, but has a thorough grounding in military tactics, can ride like the wind and shoot straight with a pistol. So when her father dies in mysterious circumstances during a voyage to the South China Sea, and a letter arrives soon after containing a strange warning, it becomes clear that Sally is in danger and will need to draw on all her skills. The stellar cast also includes Julie Walters, Robert Glenister, David Harewood, Ramon Tikaram, JJ Feild and Don Gilet. Adapted for the screen by Bafta-winning writer Adrian Hodges (Charles II, Rome, The Lost World).

Cast & Crew

Sally Lockhart Billie Piper
Mrs Holland Julie Walters
Frederick Garland JJ Feild
Matthew Bedwell/Nicolas Bedwell David Harewood
Henry Hopkins Don Gilet
Samuel Selby Robert Glenister
Rosa Garland Hayley Atwell
Van Eeden Ellliot Cowan
Jim Matt Smith
Mrs Rees Sian Thomas
Ellen Kay Lyon
Porter Robert Putt
Mr Higgs Trevor Cooper
Jeremiah Blyth Dominic Coleman
Major Marchbanks Miles Anderson
Mrs Thorpe Tilly Vosburgh
Adelaide Chloe Walker
Maharajah Ramon Tikaram
Young Marchbanks Matthew Cureton
Young Lockhart Tom Davey
Voice of Captain Lockhart Martin Jarvis
Seadog Kevin Harvey
Chinese man Jason Chan
Clerk Nathanael Kelly
Mr Berry Tony Maudsley
Madame Sheng Pik-Sen Lim
Young Sally Lockhart Julia Joyce
Perak Tom Wu
Landlady Sandra Maitland
Cabbie Dennis Banks
Paddy Billy Seymour
Director Brian Percival
Editor Kristina Hetherington
Executive Producer Sally Woodward
Producer Kate Bartlett
Writer Adrian Hodges
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