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Lorna Doone (1990)

John Ridd was just a boy when the villainous Carver Doone callously murdered his father. Now a young man, John has two driving passions: his thirst for revenge against the outlaw Doones, ... See full summary »

Director:

Andrew Grieve

Writers:

R.D. Blackmore (novel), Matthew Jacobs
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael MacKenzie Michael MacKenzie ... John Ridd's Father
Andrew Ferguson Andrew Ferguson ... Young John
Sean Bean ... Carver Doone
Claire Madden Claire Madden ... Young Lorna
Clive Owen ... John Ridd
Paul Young Paul Young ... Neighbour
Jane Gurnett Jane Gurnett ... Annie Ridd
Billie Whitelaw ... Sarah Ridd
Polly Walker ... Lorna Doone
Miles Anderson ... Tom Faggus
Kenneth Haigh ... Judge Jeffreys
Euan Grant MacLachlan Euan Grant MacLachlan ... Ensie Doone
Robert Stephens ... Sir Ensor Doone
Martin Heller Martin Heller ... Priest
Rachel Kempson ... Lady Dugal
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John Ridd was just a boy when the villainous Carver Doone callously murdered his father. Now a young man, John has two driving passions: his thirst for revenge against the outlaw Doones, and his love for the beautiful Lorna, daughter of his sworn enemies. Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

PG
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In the scene with King James II, Polly Walker wears the same light blue dress as she did in Shogun Warrior (Kabuto/Journey of Honor) See more »

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a poor version of a great story
25 July 2007 | by jane-424See all my reviews

I first read "Lorna Doone" about 20 years ago and absolutely loved it! It is a classic historical romance set in the 1600s when the west country was several days' journey from London and law and order was much harder to enforce. Sadly, this version of the book takes several liberties with the story and was incredibly disappointing in my opinion. The acting and production values are OK but the way the story was messed about with was dreadful. Why do television adaptations do this? Why would they think that the thousands of fans of a book would want them to change the story??? One of life's great mysteries!!! The BBC made an excellent version which was televised at Christmas in the early 1990s which I am still trying to track down a copy of! Take my advice, read the book and don't bother with this paltry version!


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 December 1990 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

A Força de uma Paixão See more »

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Production Co:

Thames Television See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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