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Based on a Victorian novel by [[Performer~P316742~Wilkie Collins~wilkiecollins]], Basil is a British-made costume drama that ended up on cable and home video. [[Performer~P200349~Jared Leto~jaredleto]] plays Basil, a well-to-do young aristocrat with an uptight Victorian father ([[Performer~P34894~Derek Jacobi~derekjacobi]]). He befriends the mysterious gentleman John Mannion ([[Performer~P66187~Christian Slater~christianslater]]) and falls in love with the lower-class girl Julia Sherwin ([[Performer~P195968~Claire Forlani~claireforlani]]). His father is upset about his questionable choices and threatens to disown him, thereby renouncing his birthright to inherit Windemere Manor. ~ Andrea LeVasseur, Rovi