Harlots is a British-American period drama television series directed by Alison Newman and Moira Buffini.

Official trailers

Hulu on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 released the trailer:
Harlots: Season 3 Trailer (Official) • A Hulu Original.

Story intro

London in 1763 is booming, and numerous women make a living selling sex. Women's opportunity for economic advancement is to marry well or be a prostitute. The city's brothels are run by canny, cruel businesswomen such as Margaret Wells and Lydia Quigley. The prostitutes are reviewed in Harris's List of Covent Garden Ladies, which some of the women are seen reading in the premiere episode. But there is a new morality in the air as religious crusaders demand the closure of brothels, and the constables are happy to launch brutal raids. Episodes revolve round Mrs Wells' determination to improve her life and fortune by moving her brothel to Greek Street in Soho and serve a better class of Georgian society. To finance the move, after receiving a £100 fine, she auctions the virginity of her younger daughter Lucy as she had done before with her older daughter Charlotte when she was 12 years old. Charlotte is the lover of the besotted Sir George Howard, who wants her to sign a contract with him that makes him her "keeper." Margaret's move to Greek Street puts her into conflict with Lydia Quigley, for whom she had previously worked as a prostitute. Lydia Quigley operates a high class brothel in Golden Square, serving rich, highly influential people in the judiciary and police, and blackmails a religious reformer into opposing Margaret.

Cast

Samantha Morton
Margaret Wells, madam of a low-class brothel seeking to improve her fortune, and former prostitute of Lydia Quigley
Lesley Manville
Lydia Quigley, madam of a high-class brothel with clients from the judiciary, nobility, and upper echelons of Georgian society
Jessica Brown Findlay
Charlotte Wells, eldest daughter of Margaret Wells and prostitute
Dorothy Atkinson
Florence Scanwell, religious campaigner
Pippa Bennett-Warner
Harriet Lennox, a former slave
Kate Fleetwood
Nancy Birch, a long-time friend and neighbour of Margaret Wells
Holli Dempsey
Emily Lacey, prostitute
Douggie McMeekin
Charles Quigley, son and aide of Lydia Quigley
Edward Hogg
Thomas Haxby, manservant and much put upon by Sir George (season 1)
Richard McCabe
Justice Cunliffe (season 1)
Danny Sapani
William North, partner, protector, and lover of Margaret Wells, born a free man in England
Hugh Skinner
Sir George Howard, soon to be a member of Parliament, generally under the spell of Charlotte Wells (season 1)
Eloise Smyth
Lucy Wells, youngest daughter of Margaret Wells, inexperienced prostitute learning the trade
Sebastian Armesto
Josiah Hunt (season 2)
Liv Tyler
Lady Isabella Fitzwilliam (season 2)
Julian Rhind-Tutt
Harcourt Fitzwilliam, Marquess of Blayne (Season 2)
Roy Beck
Mr. Abbadon
Rosalind Eleazar
Violet Cross, prostitute, one of Nancy's girls
Rory Fleck Byrne
Daniel Marney (season 1)
Tim McInnerny
Lord Repton (season 1)
Fenella Woolgar
Lady Repton (season 1)
Con O'Neil
Nathaniel Lennox, plantation and slave owner, former lover of Margaret Wells (season 1)
Bronwyn James
Fanny Lambert, prostitute of Margaret Wells described as a fat jolly girl in the Harris's list
Jordon Stevens
Amelia Scanwell, daughter of Florence Scanwell
Alexa Davies
Betsey Fletcher, prostitute, one of Nancy's girls (season 1)
Poppy Corby-Tuech
Marie-Louise D'Aubigne, French-speaking prostitute of Lydia Quigley's house (season 1)
Josef Altin
Prince Rasselas, a young molly boy
Jordan A. Nash
Jacob Wells North, son of Margaret Wells and William North
Ellie Heydon
Anne Pettifer, one of Lydia Quigley's girls
Steven Robertson
Robert Oswald
Timothy Innes
Benjamin Lennox, eldest child from Nathaniel's former marriage
Ziggy Heath
Sam Holland
Ben Lambert
Lord Fallon, an aristocrat
Gerard Monaco
Mr. Armitage
Sean Hart
Sir Christopher Rutledge
Amy Dawson
Mary Cooper (season 1)
Eleanor Yates
Lady Caroline Howard, wife of Sir George
Lottie Tolhurst
Kitty Carter, prostitute of Margaret Wells
Stephen Beckett
Mr. Lynch
Michael Simkins
Justice Poulson

About

The series is produced by Monumental Pictures.

The average duration of each episode is 44 - 50 minutes. Country of origin: United Kingdom and United States. Original language: English.

External links

Official website: hulu.com/harlots

Wikipedia: Harlots (TV series)

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