The first episode airs on BBC One on Sunday 14 September.
"Violated by one man, forsaken by another,
Tess Durbeyfield is the magnificent and spirited heroine of Thomas Hardy's immortal work." (BBC)
Gemma Arterton (Lost in Austen) stars as Tess in this lavish four-part BBC adaptation of Thomas Hardy's complex, profound and heart-breaking novel, Tess of the D'Urbervilles.
Eddie Redmayne plays Angel, with whom she falls in love
(The Other Boleyn Girl, Elizabeth: The Golden Age)
Hans Matheson is the caddish Alec D'Urberville
(Dr. Zhivago, The Tudors, The Virgin Queen)
Jodie Whittaker plays Izzy, her best friend.
Anna Massey plays Mrs D' Urberville.
(He Knew He Was Right,
The Importance Of Being Earnest,
Oliver Twist, Possession)
Ruth Jones (Little Dorrit) plays Tess's mother Joan
Ian Puleston-Davies plays
Donald Sumpter plays
Christopher Fairbank plays