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Omnibus (1967–2003)
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Golden Globe nominee Linus Roache stars as troubled painter Vincent van Gogh in this drama from the BBC's "Omnibus" series. Struggling to make ends meet first as an art dealer, then as a ... See full summary »

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Anna Benson Gyles
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Episode credited cast:
Linus Roache ... Vincent
Jim Broadbent ... Postman Roulin
Jack Shepherd ... Gaugin
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Neville Barber Neville Barber ... Poulet
Patrick Barlow Patrick Barlow ... Dr. Peyron
Terence Bayler ... Pissarro
Antoinette van Belle Antoinette van Belle ... French Tour Operator
David Collings ... Father
Anna Cropper ... Mother
Deddie Davies ... Madame Denis
Lawrence Donne Lawrence Donne ... The Gateman
Martin Duncan Martin Duncan ... Impressionist Man
Lucia Fausset Lucia Fausset ... Johanna
Elvi Hale Elvi Hale ... Madame Loyer
Alfred Hoffman Alfred Hoffman ... Mayor
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Golden Globe nominee Linus Roache stars as troubled painter Vincent van Gogh in this drama from the BBC's "Omnibus" series. Struggling to make ends meet first as an art dealer, then as a missionary in a coal mine, van Gogh was tormented by elusive love and madness. After notoriously cutting off his ear and spending a year in an asylum, we see the artists struggles and passions throughout his life.

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Not Rated
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UK

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English

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20 July 1990 (UK) See more »

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A passionate and original take on the artist's life.
8 November 2016 | by dianevfSee all my reviews

A brilliant film, with extraordinary acting and direction. The haunting script captures the way crucial moments in one's early life influence all that follows---and posits that any present moment contains elements of our past and hints of our future. The way various biographical info is presented is canny--and often comic. The wrenching performance by the star surely deserved more awards than this video garnished. I would rate this a ten if it had been slightly cut--we labor too long to achieve the finale, and, yes, I would have appreciated more views of the paintings themselves in order to see his development as an artist. Nevertheless, this film left me dazed with delight.


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