Set in Belfast during the early 20th century, the 12-part miniseries depicts the story of historical figures, JP Morgan - played by Golden Globe nominee Chris Noth - the Titanic owner who has ambitious dreams to build a passenger ship of unparalleled size and luxury, and Lord William Pirrie - played by Sir Derek Jacobi - the struggling Chairman of the Harland and Wolff shipyard. Kevin Zegers stars as the fictitious Mark Muir, a mysterious and inquisitive young scientist, who raises many valid questions about the quality and safety of steel throughout the ship’s construction. Neve Campbell portrays Joanna Yaeger, a progressive American journalist with ulterior motives for reporting on the ship’s maiden voyage. Alessandra Mastronardi stars as Sofia Silvestri, a skilled copyist who seeks to break the societal constraints women experienced while living in a patriarchal age.
"Titanic: Blood & Steel" chronicles the story of human relationships and adversity, that led to the birth of the legendary RMS Titanic. To its wealthy investors, it was a dream. To the middle class who oversaw the project, it was a challenge. But to the working class who built it, Titanic was the start of a revolution. With Ireland under British rule, and the Protestant and Catholic struggle intensifying, Titanic was more than a ship - it was a symbol of ambition, hope and unity. (Source:
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