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Seasons:
1
Release Date:
21 July 1998 (Sweden) See more »
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Plot:
Ivanhoe returning from crusading in the Holy Land to England which is ruled by corrupt Prince John.
Awards:
1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
An epic with great characters. See more (20 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 33 of 34)
David Barrass ... Hubert (6 episodes, 1997)

Ralph Brown ... Prince John (6 episodes, 1997)
Jimmy Chisholm ... Wamba (6 episodes, 1997)

Trevor Cooper ... Gurth (6 episodes, 1997)

Ciarán Hinds ... Brian de Bois-Guilbert (6 episodes, 1997)

David Horovitch ... Isaac (6 episodes, 1997)

Susan Lynch ... Rebecca (6 episodes, 1997)

Victoria Smurfit ... Lady Rowena (6 episodes, 1997)

Steven Waddington ... Sir Wilfred of Ivanhoe (6 episodes, 1997)

James Cosmo ... Cedric (5 episodes, 1997)
Simon Donald ... Louis Winkelbrand (5 episodes, 1997)
Rory Edwards ... King Richard (5 episodes, 1997)
Aden Gillett ... Robin of Locksley (5 episodes, 1997)
Jack Klaff ... Malvoisin (5 episodes, 1997)
David Nicholls ... Little John (5 episodes, 1997)

Ronald Pickup ... Waldemar Fitzurse (5 episodes, 1997)
Chris Walker ... Athelstane (5 episodes, 1997)

Roger Ashton-Griffiths ... Prior Aymer (4 episodes, 1997)

Peter Guinness ... Montfitchet (4 episodes, 1997)

Christopher Lee ... Lucas de Beaumanoir (4 episodes, 1997)

Valentine Pelka ... Maurice de Bracy (4 episodes, 1997)
Niven Boyd ... Oswald (3 episodes, 1997)

Nick Brimble ... Reginald Front de Boeuf (3 episodes, 1997)
Kenneth W Caravan ... Athelstane's Earl (3 episodes, 1997)

Ron Donachie ... Friar Tuck (3 episodes, 1997)

Dermot Keaney ... Brother Ambrose (3 episodes, 1997)
Renny Krupinski ... Bardon (3 episodes, 1997)
Peter Needham ... Abbot (3 episodes, 1997)
Chris Barnes ... Priest (2 episodes, 1997)
Cynthia Grenville ... Elgitha (2 episodes, 1997)
Ciaran Madden ... Urfried (2 episodes, 1997)

Siân Phillips ... Queen Eleanor (2 episodes, 1997)
Martin Walsh ... Young guard (2 episodes, 1997)
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Series Directed by
Stuart Orme (6 episodes, 1997)
 
Series Writing credits
Deborah Cook (6 episodes, 1997)
Walter Scott (6 episodes, 1997)

Series Produced by
Jeremy Gwilt .... producer (6 episodes, 1997)
Chris Parr .... executive producer (6 episodes, 1997)
Kevan Van Thompson .... associate producer (6 episodes, 1997)
 
Series Original Music by
Colin Towns (6 episodes, 1997)
 
Series Cinematography by
Clive Tickner (6 episodes, 1997)
 
Series Film Editing by
David Yardley (6 episodes, 1997)
 
Series Production Design by
Adele Marolf (6 episodes, 1997)
Michael Trevor (6 episodes, 1997)
 
Series Art Direction by
Beckie Harvey (6 episodes, 1997)
 
Series Costume Design by
Joan Wadge (6 episodes, 1997)
 
Series Makeup Department
Sue Beswick .... makeup artist (6 episodes, 1997)
Elaine Davis .... makeup artist (6 episodes, 1997)
Letham Delia .... makeup artist (6 episodes, 1997)
Jill Hagger .... make-up and hair designer (6 episodes, 1997)
Anna Lubbock .... makeup artist (6 episodes, 1997)
Sian Miller .... makeup artist (6 episodes, 1997)
 
Series Production Management
Delia Fine .... executive in charge: A&E (6 episodes, 1997)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Hilary Barrett .... second assistant director / third assistant director (6 episodes, 1997)
Chris Le Grys .... first assistant director (6 episodes, 1997)
Charlie Leech .... second assistant director (6 episodes, 1997)
Gareth Milne .... second unit director (6 episodes, 1997)
Helen Plunkett .... third assistant director (6 episodes, 1997)

Matthew Baker .... third assistant director (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Department
John Gibson .... carpenter (6 episodes, 1997)
Kevin Hegarty .... properties master (6 episodes, 1997)
Madelaine Leech .... art director: on-camera (6 episodes, 1997)
Dave Morris .... properties buyer (6 episodes, 1997)
Steve Protheroe .... carpenter (6 episodes, 1997)
Robert Sansom .... carpenter (6 episodes, 1997)
Rob Sellers .... standby props (6 episodes, 1997)
Linda Sherwood-Page .... graphic designer (6 episodes, 1997)
John Thorpe .... construction manager (6 episodes, 1997)
Kip Walker .... standby props (6 episodes, 1997)
Jim McCarthy .... matte artist (5 episodes, 1997)
Harry Hull .... painter (4 episodes, 1997)
Tony Lenman .... painter (4 episodes, 1997)
 
Series Sound Department
Tim Alban .... re-recording mixer (6 episodes, 1997)
Paul Davies .... dubbing editor (6 episodes, 1997)
Tony Jackson .... sound recordist (6 episodes, 1997)
Peter Murphy .... boom operator (6 episodes, 1997)
Bernard O'Reilly .... dialogue editor (5 episodes, 1997)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Chris Lawson .... visual effects designer (6 episodes, 1997)
Russell Pritchett .... visual effects assistant (6 episodes, 1997)

Gary J. Brown .... digital artist (unknown episodes)
 
Series Stunts
Nrinder Dhudwar .... stunt performer (6 episodes, 1997)
Joss Gower .... stunt performer / stunts (6 episodes, 1997)
Nick Hobbs .... stunt performer (6 episodes, 1997)
Tom Lucy .... stunt performer (6 episodes, 1997)
Steve McQuillan .... utility stunts: stunt performer (6 episodes, 1997)
Gareth Milne .... stunt coordinator (6 episodes, 1997)

Marc Cass .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Rowley Irlam .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Andreas Petrides .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Jason White .... stunts (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Chris Bain .... clapper loader (6 episodes, 1997)
Graham Baker .... rigger (6 episodes, 1997)
Martin Bloye .... electrician (6 episodes, 1997)
Mark Bourdillon .... stills photography (6 episodes, 1997)
Mick Casserly .... electrician (6 episodes, 1997)
Jeremy Gee .... camera operator (6 episodes, 1997)
Micky Hand .... lighting gaffer (6 episodes, 1997)
Chris Polden .... electrician (6 episodes, 1997)
Alan Rank .... grips (6 episodes, 1997)
Jonathan Sykes .... focus puller (6 episodes, 1997)
John Walker .... best boy (6 episodes, 1997)

Jan Pester .... Steadicam operator (unknown episodes)
Steve Tickner .... camera operator: second unit (unknown episodes)
 
Series Casting Department
Anne Henderson .... casting advisor (6 episodes, 1997)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jane Clive .... costume design assistant (6 episodes, 1997)
Ray Greenhill .... dresser (6 episodes, 1997)
Theresa Hughes .... costume design assistant (6 episodes, 1997)
Donna Nicholls .... dresser (6 episodes, 1997)
David Wootton .... dresser (6 episodes, 1997)
 
Series Editorial Department
Alastair Grimshaw .... assistant editor (6 episodes, 1997)
Nigel Shaw .... telecine colourist (6 episodes, 1997)
 
Series Location Management
Vanessa De Sousa .... location manager (6 episodes, 1997)
Lucy Nightingale .... location manager (6 episodes, 1997)
 
Series Other crew
Colin Capon .... period chef (6 episodes, 1997)
David Crane .... script editor (6 episodes, 1997)
Steve Dent .... horse master (6 episodes, 1997)
Derek Donohoe .... assistant production accountant (6 episodes, 1997)
Lewis Glinert .... judaica advisor (6 episodes, 1997)
Chris Gravett .... historical advisor (6 episodes, 1997)
David Jones .... production accountant (6 episodes, 1997)
Julia Lloyd .... assistant production accountant (6 episodes, 1997)
Nick Powell .... sword master (6 episodes, 1997)
Caroline Sax .... script supervisor (6 episodes, 1997)
Kay Sherwood .... production secretary (6 episodes, 1997)
Claudine Sturdy .... production coordinator (6 episodes, 1997)
Rob Partridge .... armourer (5 episodes, 1997)

Liz Rutherford .... animal handler (unknown episodes, 1997)
 

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270 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
This was the second "Ivanhoe" television production in which Ronald Pickup (Waldemar Fitzurse) appeared. The first was Ivanhoe (1982) (TV), in which he played Prince John.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: In the final showdown between Ivanhoe and Brian de Bois-Guilbert, Ivanhoe cuts Brian de Bois-Guilbert's shield in half. In the next scene we see Brian de Bois-Guilbert turn his horse for a new charge, and his shield is undamaged. But when he reaches Ivanhoe, the shield is broken again.See more »
Quotes:
Queen Eleanor:Beware of powerful men, Berniece. They spawn unspeakable whelps!See more »
Movie Connections:
Version of Ivanhoe (1982) (TV)See more »

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18 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
An epic with great characters., 9 June 1999
Author: Walter Melnyk from Vancouver, Canada

This mini-series of Ivanhoe is that rare breed of production, a costume epic with fleshed-out characters we can believe in and care about. Lavishly filmed on locations in the United Kingdom, it's a project that appeals to the eye as well as the mind. And best of all, it's got really great bad guys.

There's nothing unusual about villains holding center-stage, but Ciaran Hinds' turn as the tormented Brian de Bois-Guilbert in Ivanhoe stands as one of the most complex and riveting evildoers you'll see on a screen.

Hinds' Guilbert is a fleshed-out Darth Vader, a valiant knight who's become jaded and abandoned youthful convictions after years of bearing the sword in a harsh world. He murders and plots, but can still be moved to anguish and despair.

Hinds' strong performance typifies this powerful presentation of Walter Scott's convoluted story of knights, castles, revenge and redemption during the reign of Richard the Lionhearted. The tricky-to-follow story is still there, but it hardly matters amid exciting chain-mail carnage, scheming monarchs and great characters.

Nothing can beat Sian Phillips (I Claudius) as Queen Eleanor, chiding her grown sons Richard and Prince John. Even evil princes can't talk back to mother. Christopher Lee is Lucard de Beaumanoir, head of the hard-praying, hard-fighting Templar Knights. Lee's piercing eyes and rich voice demand respect in his few scenes. It's truly a shame he hasn't been in more high-quality productions over the years. Susan Lynch (Cracker, Waking Ned Devine) offers another strong presence as Rebecca, the Jewess who enters the hearts of Guilbert and Ivanhoe. And it's refreshing to see such larger-than-lifers like Robin Hood and Friar Tuck look like real men for a change.

In the title role, Steven Waddington is stoic and strong, but through much of the story he's a wounded hero on the run. Shown in North America by A&E, this mini-series is now available on video. It's well worth seeing for anyone who wants meaty characters to go along with castles and swordplay.

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