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Director:
Writers:
Eoghan Harris (written by)
Bernard Cornwell (based on the novel by)
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Release Date:
5 May 1993 (UK) See more »
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Plot:
In the Peninsular War, a British sergeant is field promoted to a lieutenant in charge of a disrespectful rifle company. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
User Reviews:
Excellent start to a classic series See more (26 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Sean Bean ... Sharpe

Brian Cox ... Hogan
Daragh O'Malley ... Harper

Assumpta Serna ... Teresa
David Troughton ... Wellesley
Simón Andreu ... Vivar
Michael Mears ... Cooper
John Tams ... Hagman
Jason Salkey ... Harris

Paul Trussell ... Tongue
Lyndon Davies ... Perkins

Julian Fellowes ... Major Dunnett

Tim Bentinck ... Captain Murray
Richard Ireson ... Sgt. Williams

Martin Jacobs ... Lawford
Malcolm Jamieson ... Colonel de L'Eclin
Anthony Hyde ... Man in Black
Jack McKenzie ... Mr. Parker
Kerry Shale ... James Rothschild
Karen Tungay ... Louisa
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Slava Burlachko ... French Dragoon (uncredited)
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Directed by
Tom Clegg 
 
Writing credits
Eoghan Harris (written by)

Bernard Cornwell (based on the novel by)

Produced by
Ted Childs .... executive producer
Malcolm Craddock .... producer
Muir Sutherland .... executive producer
Neville C. Thompson .... associate producer (as Neville Thompson)
 
Original Music by
Dominic Muldowney 
John Tams 
 
Cinematography by
Ivan Strasburg (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Robin Sales 
 
Casting by
John Hubbard 
Ros Hubbard 
 
Production Design by
Andrew Mollo 
 
Art Direction by
Philip Elton 
Vladimir Litvinov 
 
Costume Design by
John Mollo 
 
Makeup Department
Sano De Perpessac .... chief hairdresser
Margarida Miranda .... chief makeup
 
Production Management
Christian Abomnes .... unit manager
Chris Thompson .... production manager: Portugal
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Sam Craddock .... second assistant director
Marc Jenny .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Irina Sapozhnikova .... set dresser
Alison Stewart-Richardson .... set dresser
Colin Thurston .... props
Tiago Albuquerque .... props (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Colin Chapman .... dubbing editor
David Lis .... boom operator
Colin Martin .... sound mixer
Christian Wangler .... sound recordist
Richard Spooner .... sound editor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Viktor Voronoy .... special effects supervisor (as Victor Voronoy)
 
Stunts
Oleg Korytin .... horse stunt coordinator (as Oleg Keratin)
Sasha Philatov .... stunt coordinator
Greg Powell .... stunt coordinator
Aleksandr Baranov .... stunts (uncredited)
Zed Korshoonoff .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Dennis Lloyd .... grip
Yuri Nugis .... gaffer (as Georgy Nugis)
Richard Philpott .... camera operator
Mark Strasburg .... focus
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Elena Khramova .... wardrobe supervisor (as Helen Kharmova)
Barbara Rutter .... assistant costume designer
 
Editorial Department
Adam Boome .... assistant editor
 
Transportation Department
David Barry .... unit driver (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Lesley Broderick .... production accountant
Slava Burlachko .... horse master
José Correia .... associate: Animedia Audiovisual
Gina Cronk .... script editor
Pavel Douvidzon .... associate: East-West Creative Association (as Pavel Duvidson)
Caroline McManus .... associate: East-West Creative Association
Irene Meldris .... assistant to director
Igor Nosov .... associate: East-West Creative Association
Stepan Pojenian .... associate: East-West Creative Association (as Stefan Pojenian)
Pat Rambaut .... script supervisor
John Raymond .... associate: East-West Creative Association
Richard Rutherford-Moore .... technical advisor (as Richard Moore)
Tatyana Shakhgeldyan .... associate: East-West Creative Association
Patricia Vieira .... associate: Animedia Audiovisual
Cindy Winter .... assistant to producer
Winnie Wishart .... production coordinator
Zinaida Kravchenko .... production accountant (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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USA:102 min
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Trivia:
The "proper sword" given Sharpe by Capt. Murray is a the British Pattern 1796 Sword for Heavy Cavalry. It is a single-edged sword with a "hatchet" point similar to that of the Japanese katana. Also like the katana, the 1796 is meant to be a cutting sword, though this blade-heavy weapon is meant for much less elegant work than the well-balanced katana. As such, the 1796 is particularly unsuitable for delicate swordplay; nonetheless it found strong favor among British foot as well as horse troops especially during the Napoleonic Wars due its ability to simply break the blades of lighter infantry and cavalry swords - allowing users to smash their way through opponents. The hefty, sturdy 1796 was reported to cause such terrible injuries that many Napoleonic-era French officers protested its use by the British as a "terror weapon" unfit for civilized combat.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: At the end as Sharpe and Hogan watch Teressa leave, the union flag on the building is upside down (as determined by the wide white areas of the St. Andrew's Cross relative to the half width diagonals of the red St. Patrick's Cross). When Sharpe descends the steps and stands in the road, it's up the right way.See more »
Quotes:
Man in Black:When you bury me... no priests!See more »
Soundtrack:
Oranges and LemonsSee more »

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16 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Excellent start to a classic series, 4 May 2006
Author: no-skyline from London, England

Sharpe is without doubt one of the biggest achievements of British TV drama. All involved have worked wonders with the source material managing to squeeze in all the important elements of Bernard Cornwalls series of novels. Sean Bean is perfect for the role of Sharpe and with excellent support from Daragh O'Malley as Harper and the beautiful Assumpta Serena as Teresa this show really hits the ground running.

Sharpe is all about action and follows a similar blue print to the likes of Bond. Sharpe gets a mission from Wellington then the plot thickens to take in treachery and intrigue and then we get an action filled finale.

Sharpe has it's basis in reality most characters were real people Wellington etc, it takes in real events such as the battle of talevera and the weaponry, uniforms etc are accurate. But from there on in this is adventure in the boys own style and Sharpe is the perfect hero tough and always ready for a fight.

Sharpe is great TV entertainment and a nice change of pace from the reality TV hell we seem to be stuck in at present.

8/10

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