Philip played William Fletcher in this 2003 BBC Costume Drama that depicted romantic poet George Gordon, Lord Byron as the clever, funny man that he was. Jonny Lee Miller played Byron. Vanessa Redgrave and Natasha Little starred in Nick Dear’s tale of the life and loves of the “mad, bad and dangerous to know”, Lord Byron.
From BBC Drama website: “I feel I’ve come to understand Byron a lot over the nine-week shoot but it would be foolish to think you could understand someone completely just by reading about them and trying to portray them,” reveals Jonny Lee Miller.
“He had the ability to be an extraordinarily nice, kind man but he could also be really quite cruel when he made his mind up about somebody. I certainly don’t like the way he treated some people.”
Produced by: Ruth Baumgarten …. producer Howard Kingston …. executive producer Laura Mackie …. executive producer Hilary Salmon …. executive producer Julia Stannard …. line producer Directed by Julian Farino BBC Television 2003