The Earl of Manton
Hugh, the Earl of Manton, played by Linus Roache, is the rich and privileged head of the aristocratic Manton family.
He is charming but is willing to use his status to get what he wants. But behind his outward propriety, a secret lurks
The Countess of Manton
Louisa, the Countess of Manton, played by Geraldine Somerville (who played Harry Potter’s mother in the films), has everything one could want: money, status, family – but is she happy?
Travelling in first-class luxury, she is quick to judge anything or anyone who might disturb that refined world.
Lady Georgiana Grex
Lady Georgiana, played by Perdita Weeks, is the daughter of the Earl and Countess of Manton.
Despite her aristocratic background, Georgiana is a spirited and, at times, impetuous young woman. Following her arrest during a Suffragette demonstration, her parents have whisked her away on this trip
Harry Widener, a real-life passenger on the Titanic played by Noah Reid, is the handsome son of a wealthy Philadelphia family travelling back to the States.
He finds himself immediately attracted to the headstrong Georgiana but will his intelligence and humour be enough to woo the Manton’s daughter?
Paolo, played by Glen Blackhall, is the only Italian steward in the First Class dining room. He and his brother, a stoker on the ship, are heading to America with dreams of starting a new life there.
Annie, played by Jenna Louise Coleman, is the pretty young stewardess in Second Class.
A pleasant, hard-working and resourceful girl, she is surprised to find herself failing for Paolo’s charms
John Batley, played by Toby Jones, is an Irish lawyer travelling in Second Class.
His dreams as a young man have not turned out as he would have hoped so he has had to settle for the role of trusted servant to many of the aristocracy...including Lord Manton
Muriel Batley, played by Maria Doyle Kennedy, is John’s proudly Irish wife.
Although an intelligent woman, her life has been filled with disappointments. Unable to contain her unhappiness, she is prone lashing out verbally at whatever irks her
Mrs Rushton, played by Celia Imrie, is travelling in First Class with her husband and more importantly her Pekinese dog, Suki.
Although rich, as a member of the new industrial class, she is regarded as “new money” with undisguised horror by some of the other passengers in First Class.
From Sunday 15 April at 19:30 and 20:25
Over four episodes, Titanic tells the story of the doomed voyage through the eyes of a host of characters across the social spectrum, from the privileged First Class passengers to the ship’s crew.