Two young women, one passion, and mutual betrayal.
The lives of two young women collide in an engrossing Victorian thriller that alternates between the twisting back alleyways of Dickensian London and the cloistered gloom of a Gothic mansion.
Raised in a den of petty thieves, or "fingersmiths," plucky orphan Sue Trinder (Sally Hawkins) agrees to help a con man known as Gentleman (Rupert Evans) defraud and betray wealthy heiress Maud Lilly (Elaine Cassidy). But Sue's plans are turned upside down when she falls in love with Maud. Then the women are separated - each to their own hellish prison - just as they realize the strength of their passion for each other...
Fingersmith was originally broadcast on the BBC and features OscarÂ®-nominee and BAFTA-winner Imelda Stauton (Vera Drake) and BAFTA-nominee Charles Dance (The Jewel in the Crown).