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Director:
Writers:
Stephen Churchett (screenplay)
C.S. Forester (novel)
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Release Date:
3 December 2003 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
Admiral Pellew interrupts Hornblower's wedding reception and tasks him to locate a British ship which has disappeared off the French coast, where Napoleon's troops are engaged in covert activities. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
Just as good as the books! See more (8 total) »

Cast

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Directed by
Andrew Grieve 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Stephen Churchett  screenplay
C.S. Forester  novel "Horatio and the Hotspur"

Produced by
Andrew Benson .... producer
Michele Buck .... executive producer: Granada/LWT
Liz Bunton .... line producer
Delia Fine .... executive producer: A&E Network
Emilio Nunez .... supervising producer
 
Original Music by
John E. Keane  (as John Keane)
 
Cinematography by
Chris O'Dell 
 
Film Editing by
Keith Palmer 
 
Casting by
Susie Parriss 
 
Production Design by
Rob Harris 
 
Art Direction by
Stephen Campbell 
Paul Cross 
Peter Wenham 
 
Set Decoration by
Tina Jones 
 
Costume Design by
John Mollo 
 
Makeup Department
Suzan Broad .... hair designer
Suzan Broad .... makeup designer
Maureen Hannaford-Naisbitt .... makeup artist
Joe Hopker .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Gail Kennett .... executive in charge of production
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Radford Neville .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Dave Channon .... construction manager
Robert Channon .... scenic painter
Garry Dawson .... stand-by props
Katie Lee .... props buyer
 
Sound Department
James Bain .... sound maintenance
Rudi Buckle .... sound recordist
Enzo Cannatella .... sound effects editor
Michael Crouch .... supervising sound editor
Pietro Dalmasso .... assistant dubbing mixer
Colin Martin .... dubbing mixer
Dave Sloss .... foley recordist
Mark Verner .... sound editor
 
Special Effects by
Alex Gurucharri .... special effects
Tom Harris .... special effects
Jeremy Lovett .... senior technician: model unit
Mark Roberts .... special effects technician: model unit
 
Visual Effects by
Phil Attfield .... digital effects supervisor
Robin Beard .... digital effects artist
Neil Cunningham .... visual effects supervisor
Tom Hocking .... digital compositor
 
Stunts
Jeff Hewitt-Davis .... stunt arranger
Paul Kennington .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Christian Abomnes .... first assistant camera
Christian Abomnes .... focus puller
Martin Cox .... electrician
Paul Donachie .... camera operator
James Foster .... second assistant camera
Vince Goddard .... gaffer
Gwilym Hoosen-Owen .... electrician
Nigel Stone .... director of photography: model unit
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Alan Flyng .... wardrobe master
Barbara Rutter .... costume supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Simon Harris .... assistant film editor
Steve Lee .... assistant on-line editor
Vincent Narduzzo .... telecine colorist (as Vince Narduzzo)
Shane Warden .... editor: video tape
 
Other crew
Peter Foster .... runner
Linda Gibson .... script supervisor
Will Gould .... script editor
Rob Grundy .... supervising armorer
Martin Gutteridge .... director: model unit
Sasha Harris .... production coordinator
Louise O'Malley .... production accountant
Douglas Ray .... contact: London (as Douglas M. Ray)
Natalie Rogers .... assistant to producer
Derek Wax .... script executive
Marlea Willis .... senior unit publicist: A&E Network
 

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Trivia:
The blue and white print gown worn by Julia Sawalha (Maria) to church is the same costume worn by a guest at the Easter Ball in "Wives and Daughters" (1999).See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: After the long boat is destroyed the French are shown loading a shell into a field piece. It makes a rolling sound as it goes down the barrel. This would be inaccurate. A shell fit tightly enough to require ramming, and a shell would have been carefully positioned in the barrel so the fuse would face away from the powder charge.See more »
Quotes:
Admiral Sir Edward Pellew:Bonaparte's nothing to offer Ireland but misery and bloodshed. Ha! That's why England has a right to demand Irish loyalty!
Commander Horatio Hornblower:Yes Sir, although...
Admiral Sir Edward Pellew:Huh?
Commander Horatio Hornblower:It is perhaps better to earn loyalty than to demand it.
Admiral Sir Edward Pellew:When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child. When I became a man I put away childish things.
Commander Horatio Hornblower:Sir?
Admiral Sir Edward Pellew:You know Hornblower, it's very hard for a father to see his children grow up.
Commander Horatio Hornblower:I'm not sure I understand you sir.
Admiral Sir Edward Pellew:I daresay you will.
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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Just as good as the books!, 20 October 2006
Author: ecky-5 from Australia

I'm a long-time Hornblower fan; I own all the books and have read them so often they're falling apart. I can almost recite the Gregory Peck movie word for word as well! but this series is far, far better and of course more 'gutsy'. I bought the boxed DVD set on its release because it's one of those classic British historical dramas I will never get tired of watching.

While a fair amount of poetic license has been taken with the novels, I still feel I haven't been in any way cheated, or that Forester's characters have been misused. The way the screenwriters melded the different books together to make a full and exciting series is truly excellent, and Ioan Gruffudd shines as Hornblower; he even fits Forester's physical description. Robert Lindsay as Sir Edmund Pellew was brilliant, as indeed were every one of the actors.

I only wish they hadn't stopped!

A terrific series, well worth a look for anyone keen on swashing their buckles.

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