Closer Weekly

Melancholy Danes

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After her Emmy-winning turn as Homeland’s bipolar CIA agent Carrie Mathison, Claire Danes admitted she wanted to play “somebody who’s a little less of a superhero.” Her part in The Essex Serpent more than fits the bill. Adapted from Sarah Perry’s bestsellin­g novel, the series follows a Victorian widow who moves from London to a small English village — intrigued by reports of a mythical sea serpent and then by the attention of the town’s vicar (Tom Hiddleston). It’s a tale tailored-made for Claire’s own taste in page-turners. “They’re full of people who feel a bit abandoned,” she said. “I don’t know why I am drawn to that, but I am.”

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Claire Danes takes a novel approach with Tom Hiddleston

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