Any Human Heart (2010)


Any Human Heart (TV Series 2010–2010)

A novelist's life ricochets from 1920s Paris to '50s New York and '80s London. Along the way he meets Ernest Hemingway, Ian Fleming and the Duke and Duchess of Windsor - the exiled British king and his mistress Wallis Simpson.
IMDb   7.9 /10
TheMovieDb    9.0 /10
FilmAffinity   7.2 /10
Creator Michael Samuels
Creator William Boyd
Release Date2010-11-21
GenreDrama, Romance
Content Rating
AwardsNominated for 4 Primetime Emmys5 wins & 16 nominations total
CompanyCarnival Film & Television, Channel Four Television, Masterpiece
Logan Mountstuart (Older)as Logan Mountstuart (Older)
Logan Mountstuart (Middle)as Logan Mountstuart (Middle)
Logan Mountstuart (Child)as Logan Mountstuart (Child)
Freya Deverellas Freya Deverell
Logan Mountstuart (Young)as Logan Mountstuart (Young)
Ben Leeping (Older)as Ben Leeping (Older)
Peter Scabius (Older)as Peter Scabius (Older)
Ernest Hemingwayas Ernest Hemingway
Mr. Mountstuartas Mr. Mountstuart
Mrs. Mountstuartas Mrs. Mountstuart
Lottieas Lottie
Duchess of Windsoras Duchess of Windsor…
Duke of Windsoras Duke of Windsor…
Gloria Scabiusas Gloria Scabius
Tess Scabiusas Tess Scabius
Lionel Mounstuartas Lionel Mounstuart
Cyprienas Cyprien
The Earlas The Earl

Any Human Heart (TV series)

Any Human Heart is a British drama television serial, based on the 2002 novel of the same name by William Boyd. It was announced in April 2010, and was broadcast on Channel 4 from 21 November to 12 December 2010, consisting of four episodes of one hour each. A re-edited version aired in the United States on 13, 20 and 27 February 2011 (three one-and-a-half-hour episodes) on PBS.

The serial was awarded Best Drama Serial at the British Academy Television Awards 2011. It was released on DVD on 27 December 2010 and in the US (Region 1) on 5 April 2011.

Cast and characters

  • Jim Broadbent as Logan Mountstuart (older)
  • Matthew Macfadyen as Logan Mountstuart (middle)
  • Sam Claflin as Logan Mountstuart (young)
  • Conor Nealon as Logan Mountstuart (child)
  • Hayley Atwell as Freya Deverell
  • Ed Stoppard as Ben Leeping (older)
  • Samuel West as Peter Scabius (older)
  • Gillian Anderson as Wallis, Duchess of Windsor
  • Tom Hollander as Edward, Duke of Windsor
  • Kim Cattrall as Gloria Scabius
  • Holliday Grainger as Tess Scabius
  • Tobias Menzies as Ian Fleming
  • Charity Wakefield as Land Fothergill
  • Emerald Fennell as Lottie
  • Stanley Weber as Swiss Detective
  • Valerie Kaprisky as Gabrielle Dupetit
  • Theo Cross as Nat Tate
  • Tim Flavin as Schmidt
  • Oscar Foronda as Faustino Angel


The original music from the series was scored by composer Dan Jones, with performances by the Chamber Orchestra of London, Roger Huckle and John Parricelli. In 2011 it won the BAFTA award for Best Original Television Music and Best Television Soundtrack at the Ivor Novello Awards, and was nominated for best Original Dramatic Score and Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music at the Emmys. The soundtrack was released in February 2017 by Wave Theory Records.