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The Tichborne Claimant (1998)

Not Rated | | Drama | 12 November 1999 (UK)
Based on a true story, set in the late 19th century: Lord Tichborne, the ninth richest nobleman in England, disappears after a South American shipwreck. Some years later his erudite ... See full summary »

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The Claimant
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Bogle
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Hawkins
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Cockburn
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Lord Rivers
Rachael Dowling ...
Mary Anne
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Arundell
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Uncle Henry
Dudley Sutton ...
Onslow Onslow
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The Dowager
Perry Fenwick ...
John Holmes
Tom McCabe ...
Keneally
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Gibbes
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Cubitt
John Challis ...
Rous the Landlord
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Based on a true story, set in the late 19th century: Lord Tichborne, the ninth richest nobleman in England, disappears after a South American shipwreck. Some years later his erudite Afro-English valet, Bogle, is sent to investigate rumors that Tichborne survived and settled in Australia. An alcoholic ruffian answer's Bogle's inquiries claiming to be the lost heir. Bogle suspects fraud, but conspires with the claimant to split the inheritance should the latter succesfully pass himself off to friends, family and the courts. As the claimant returns to England to continue his charade, enough people confirm his identity to make both the claimant and Bogle believe that he just might be the rightful heir after all... Written by Grace Nall <gracenall@earthlink.net>

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The last film of both James Villiers and 'Charles Gray'. See more »

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An interesting storyline, not quite engaging
4 December 1999 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

An interesting period drama, but the narrator approach was a mistake. The pace is slow, but if the idea had been fully developed, it would have been more successful. A rushed and unconvincing ending. Worth seeing on TV, but not worth paying for!


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