Mr Selfridge

Series 1 - Episode 9



This week’s celebrity shopper at Mr Selfridge’s department store is Sir Ernest Shackleton, who arrives to give a slide show and lecture. Mercifully no one greets him with “Ah, you must be Sir Ernest Shackleton, noted Antarctic explorer.” In the front row, rapt with attention, is Mr Selfridge himself (Jeremy Piven), who is looking particularly thoughtful because he’s received some upsetting news. You can tell he’s sad because he closes his mouth and stops smiling and his eyebrows rear up like angry caterpillars.

He has much to be sad about – not just at work, where he and his staff are traumatised by a traumatic event, but at home, where bored Mrs Selfridge (Frances O’Connor) is starting to miss that sexy young artist.


Harry invites Antarctic explorer Ernest Shackleton to give a lecture in the store, but the retail magnate's mind is elsewhere, disturbed by news of a death. Rose complains about Roddy, but Mr Selfridge is shocked by what he has to say on the matter, Grove and Doris find consolation in each other and Victor finally plucks up the courage to tell Lady Mae what he really thinks of her.

Cast & Crew

Harry Selfridge Jeremy Piven
Rose Selfridge Frances O'Connor
Lady Mae Katherine Kelly
Ellen Love Zoe Tapper
Frank Edwards Samuel West
Henri Leclair Gregory Fitoussi
Shackleton Mark Dexter
Agnes Aisling Loftus
Mr Grove Tom Goodman-Hill
Miss Mardle Amanda Abbington
Mr Crabb Ron Cook
Lois Selfridge Kika Markham
Victor Trystan Gravelle
Kitty Amy Beth Hayes
Doris Lauren Crace
Tony Travers Will Payne
George Towler Calum Callaghan
Valerie Maurel Josephine de la Baume
Rosalie Selfridge Poppy Lee Friar
Violette Selfridge Freya Wilson
Gordon Selfridge Adam Wilson
Beatrice Selfridge Raffey Cassidy
Fraser Malcolm Rennie
Miss Blenkinsop Deborah Cornelius
Miss Ravillous Anna Madeley
Mr Perez Timothy Watson
Miss Bunting Pippa Haywood
Mrs Mackenzie Therese Bradley
Fludd Cassandra Compton
Roddy Oliver Jackson-Cohen
Glove customer Connie Hyde
Reporter Carl McCrystal
Reporter Max Gell
Director Michael Keillor
Executive Producer Kate Lewis
Executive Producer Andrew Davies
Executive Producer Rebecca Eaton
Producer Chrissy Skinns
Producer Jeremy Piven
Producer Carmel Maloney
Writer Kate O'Riordan
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