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"Great Performances" A Dangerous Man: Lawrence After Arabia (1992)

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Original Air Date:
18 April 1992
Lawrence and Feisal go to argue for Arab independence at the 1919 Paris Peace Conference. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Ralph Fiennes ... T. E. Lawrence

Alexander Siddig ... Feisal (as Siddig El Fadil)
Denis Quilley ... Lord Curzon

Nicholas Jones ... Lord Dyson

Roger Hammond ... Valence

Peter Copley ... Maitland

Paul Freeman ... Dumont

Polly Walker ... Mme. Dumont
Gillian Barge ... Gertrude Bell

Jim Carter ... Meinertzhagen

Michael Cochrane ... Winston Churchill
Robert Arden ... Wilson
Arnold Diamond ... Clemenceau
Bernard Lloyd ... Lloyd George
Keith Edwards ... Fleischmann
Ray Edwards ... Chauvel
Ian Targett ... Administrator
Jack Ellis ... Security Guard
Adam Henderson ... Lowell Thomas
George Innes ... English Reporter
Kerry Shale ... American Reporter
John Moreno ... French Reporter
Clive Llewellyn ... Abyssinian
Tariq Alibai ... Hejeris
Nicholas Tennant ... Spratt
Mark Spalding ... Prince
Patrick Pearson ... Protocol Official
Merelina Kendall ... Lawrence's Mother
Ann Rich ... Mrs. Wilson

Caroline Lena Olsson ... French Cleaner
Michael Fleming ... Carlton Manager
Terry Coates ... Carlton Receptionist
Charles Rogers ... Churchill's Secretary
Alain Debray ... Major Domo
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Corey Johnson ... Reporter (uncredited)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Christopher Menaul 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Tim Rose Price  writer

Produced by
Celia Bannerman .... associate producer
Uberto Pasolini .... producer
David Puttnam .... producer
Brenda Reid .... producer
Marion Lear Swaybill .... executive producer
Colin Vaines .... producer
Original Music by
Michel Sanvoisin (uncredited)
Cinematography by
Witold Stok 
Film Editing by
David Rees 
Casting by
Celia Bannerman 
Costume Design by
Claudie Castine 
Production Management
Trevor Ingman .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mary Soan .... first assistant director
Music Department
Michel Sanvoisin .... conductor
Michel Sanvoisin .... music arranger
Other crew
D. Dominic Devine .... double (as Dominic Devine)
Mimi Irving .... researcher

Series Crew
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Directed by
John Doyle 
John Glenmeister (episode "Man Who Married a French Wife, the")
Nick Havinga (episode "Girls in Their Summer Dresses") (episode "Monument, The")
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Marion J. Caffey  creator
Daniel Ezralow  creator
Josh Groban  creator

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Argentina:107 min
Aspect Ratio:
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21 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
Entertaining and informative, especially if you're interested in current events, 24 April 2002
Author: cjs_txusa from Texas, USA

The great Lawrence of Arabia fights side-by-side with the Arabs to help save Arabia from Turkish invaders. Fade to black. Roll credits. End of story.

Well, not entirely. A Dangerous Man: Lawrence After Arabia, tells more. In this movie, T.E. Lawrence (Ralph Fiennes) goes to Paris with Feisal (Alexander Siddig) to argue for Arab independent rule during the 1919 Paris Peace Conference. In Paris, instead of the shifting sands of the desert, Feisal and Lawrence encounter shifting political alliances.

If you're interested in current Middle East affairs, this movie provides some insight. It portrays the division of the Middle East into "spheres of influence." England, France, and the United States would each be responsible for a particular sphere. Feisal and Lawrence want Great Britian to make good on their wartime promise to create Syria as an independent Arab state. However, Britian now supports France as the eventual ruler of Syria.

A brief scene shows Lawrence watching a worker oiling a chandelier. Lawrence explains to his companion, "If France gets Syria, we [the British] get the Persian Gulf." His companion replies that if Britian must choose between loyalty to Feisal or access to petroleum... well, Feisal doesn't stand a chance.

Through Feisal, we get some sense of how the Arabs must have felt as their homeland was carved into pieces of pie for the powerful, oil-hungry Western world. It's interesting that, through most of the movie, Feisal speaks to other officials only through Lawrence although Feisal speaks fluent English. In fact, Feisal relies on Lawrence to not only interpret but, in some cases, to create his thoughts. While this may or may not be historically accurate, it certainly highlights Feisal's precarious position.

The movie briefly questions Lawrence's motives in helping Feisal. (`I want Syria to be our first brown dominion,' says Lawrence, `and I can do it with my Arabs.') Ultimately, though, it portrays him as a well-intentioned man caught up in politics that are out of his control. Syria did, in fact, go to France. In the 1920s, however, Britian supported Feisal as ruler of a new Arab kingdom - Iraq.

Terrifically acted by Ralph Fiennes and Alexander Siddig, this movie wraps up the loose ends of the Lawrence of Arabia legend. By the time the credits roll, you know much more about who, how, and why than you did before.

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