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Life in Squares

Episode 2

Duration: 57 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

As war descends on Europe, the Bloomsbury friends struggle to build a life outside London. Virginia weds Leonard Woolf and begins a unique, unexpectedly happy marriage, which is in stark contrast to Vanessa and Clive's failing relationship. Vanessa comes to the painful realisation that she is in love with gay Duncan Grant and so begins a life devoted to him, painting and her children. Show less


Rhonda Smith
Simon Kaijser
Amanda Coe
Older Vanessa Bell:
Eve Best
Young Vanessa Bell:
Phoebe Fox
Young Virginia Woolf:
Lydia Leonard
Young Duncan Grant:
James Norton
Julian Bell (aged 4):
Charlie Appleyard
Lytton Strachey:
Ed Birch
Angelica Bell:
Lucy Boynton
Roger Fry:
Elliot Cowan
Quentin Bell:
Edmund Digby-Jones
Rosie Ede
Quentin Bell (aged 7):
Louis Fisher
Older Clive Bell:
Andrew Havill
Younger Clive Bell:
Sam Hoare
Mrs Woolf:
Jenny Howe
Julian Bell:
Finn Jones
Maynard Keynes:
Edmund Kingsley
Dr Hyslop:
Anton Lesser
Young Bunny:
Ben Lloyd-Hughes
Mary Hutchinson:
Marianne Oldham
Older Duncan Grant:
Rupert Penry-Jones
Julian Bell (aged 9):
Maximillian Scull
George Bergen:
Simon Thomas
Young Leonard:
Al Weaver


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