Sharpe (Character)

by svetadomain | created - 31 Jan 2013 | updated - 31 Jan 2013 | Public

Richard Sharpe is the creation of novelist Bernard Cornwell, who is most noted for his works in historical fiction. Sharpe is a maverick British officer whose military career is chronicled through a series of adventures and battles that take place during the Napoleonic Wars. Sharpe is unique in the fact that he is "risen from the ranks," and gains a field commission from sergeant to lieutenant by saving the life of his commander, Arthur Wellesley

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1. Sharpe's Rifles (1993 TV Movie)

102 min | Action, Adventure, History

In the Peninsular War, a British sergeant is field promoted to a lieutenant in charge of a disrespectful rifle company.

Director: Tom Clegg | Stars: Sean Bean, Assumpta Serna, Brian Cox, Daragh O'Malley

Votes: 3,298

2. Sharpe's Eagle (1993 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 100 min | Action, Adventure, History

Sharpe is a Captain saddled with the South Essex, a battalion run by incompetents, and filled with soldiers who have never been in battle. When the South Essex loses its colors (its ... See full summary »

Director: Tom Clegg | Stars: Sean Bean, Assumpta Serna, Brian Cox, Daragh O'Malley

Votes: 2,532

3. Sharpe's Company (1994 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 100 min | Action, Adventure, History

Spain 1812. After Ciudad Rodrigo, Teresa tells Sharpe that they have a baby daughter. In Badajoz, the next siege target. Meanwhile, a new commander has taken over the South Essex, along ... See full summary »

Director: Tom Clegg | Stars: Sean Bean, Pete Postlethwaite, Daragh O'Malley, Hugh Fraser

Votes: 2,195

4. Sharpe's Enemy (1994 TV Movie)

90 min | Action, Adventure, History

Portugal 1813. A band of deserters, including Sharpe's old enemy, Obadiah Hakeswill, have captured two women, one the wife of a high-ranking English officer, and are holding them hostage ... See full summary »

Director: Tom Clegg | Stars: Sean Bean, Pete Postlethwaite, Daragh O'Malley, Hugh Fraser

Votes: 2,133

5. Sharpe's Honour (1994 TV Movie)

101 min | Action, Adventure, History

1813. Major Sharpe's old enemy, Major Ducos manipulates a beautiful young marquesa into falsely accusing Sharpe of rape. Her husband calls Sharpe out in a duel. But when the husband is ... See full summary »

Director: Tom Clegg | Stars: Sean Bean, Daragh O'Malley, Hugh Fraser, Michael Byrne

Votes: 1,843

6. Sharpe's Gold (1995 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 101 min | Action, Adventure, History

Sharpe is sent on a mission to exchange rifles for deserters with a strange band of Spanish guerillas. He also has to chaperone two women looking for their missing husband.

Director: Tom Clegg | Stars: Sean Bean, Daragh O'Malley, Hugh Fraser, John Tams

Votes: 1,816

7. Sharpe's Battle (1995 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 100 min | Action, Adventure, History

When Sharpe is ordered to whip the King of Spain's Irish Royal Brigade into shape, he faces dissent from the men who believe the British are slaughtering their relatives in Ireland and a spy from within.

Director: Tom Clegg | Stars: Sean Bean, Daragh O'Malley, Hugh Fraser, Hugh Ross

Votes: 1,782

8. Sharpe's Sword (1995 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 101 min | Action, Adventure, History

Sharpe is tasked to protect the most important spy in Lord Wellington's network, but domestic issues, a traumatized young girl, and possible French spies all threaten his success.

Director: Tom Clegg | Stars: Sean Bean, Daragh O'Malley, John Tams, Jason Salkey

Votes: 1,802

9. Sharpe's Regiment (1996 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 100 min | Action, Adventure, History

Told his battalion is to be split up due to lack of recruits at home, Sharpe and Harper return to England to investigate. What should have been a simple query turns politically explosive as... See full summary »

Director: Tom Clegg | Stars: Sean Bean, Daragh O'Malley, Abigail Cruttenden, Michael Cochrane

Votes: 1,691

10. Sharpe's Siege (1996 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 100 min | Action, Adventure, History

Sharpe, with his new commanding officer, is sent to capture a castle when news comes of locals who will rise against Bonaparte. However, he is somewhat distracted by thoughts of his wife ... See full summary »

Director: Tom Clegg | Stars: Sean Bean, Daragh O'Malley, Abigail Cruttenden, Hugh Fraser

Votes: 1,654

11. Sharpe's Mission (1996 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 100 min | Action, Adventure, History

Sharpe is teamed with a Colonel he helped promote and they are tasked to destroy a powder magazine, but an alliance with the French may threaten their success. Meanwhile, Jane is wearying of the army life and Harper and Ramona are at odds.

Director: Tom Clegg | Stars: Sean Bean, Daragh O'Malley, Abigail Cruttenden, James Laurenson

Votes: 1,613

12. Sharpe's Revenge (1997 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 101 min | Action, Adventure, History

Sharpe is framed as the thief who stole Napoleon's gold, and he must clear his name to avoid execution. Meanwhile, Jane - urged on by a friend - makes some questionable choices.

Director: Tom Clegg | Stars: Sean Bean, Daragh O'Malley, Abigail Cruttenden, Philip Whitchurch

Votes: 1,569

13. Sharpe's Justice (1997 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 100 min | Adventure, Drama

Returning to Yorkshire, Sharpe finds himself on the wrong side between corrupt employers and exploited workers.

Director: Tom Clegg | Stars: Sean Bean, Daragh O'Malley, Abigail Cruttenden, Caroline Langrishe

Votes: 1,482

14. Sharpe's Waterloo (1997 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 101 min | Action, Adventure, History

Based on the novel by Bernard Cornwell, "Sharpe's Waterloo" brings maverick British officer Lt. Col. Richard Sharpe to his last fight against the French, in June of 1815. Sharpe is assigned... See full summary »

Director: Tom Clegg | Stars: Sean Bean, Daragh O'Malley, Abigail Cruttenden, Alexis Denisof

Votes: 1,861

15. Sharpe's Challenge (2006 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 138 min | Action, Adventure, History

Two years after the Duke of Wellington crushes Napoleon at Waterloo, dispatches from India tell of a local Maharaja, Khande Rao, who is threatening British interests there. Wellington sends... See full summary »

Director: Tom Clegg | Stars: Sean Bean, Daragh O'Malley, Toby Stephens, Padma Lakshmi

Votes: 2,301

16. Sharpe's Peril (2008 TV Movie)

102 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Our story begins at the end of Sharpe's Challenge. Sharpe and Harper are en route to Madras when they encounter a baggage train from the East India Company traveling through hostile ... See full summary »

Director: Tom Clegg | Stars: Sean Bean, Daragh O'Malley, Michael Cochrane, Velibor Topic

Votes: 1,474