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Sharpe's Enemy 

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

Writers:

Eoghan Harris, Bernard Cornwell (novel)
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Sean Bean ... Cpt. / Maj. Richard Sharpe
Daragh O'Malley ... Sgt. Patrick Harper
Hugh Fraser ... Lord Wellington
Michael Byrne ... Maj. Nairn
Pete Postlethwaite ... Sgt. Obadiah Hakeswill
Assumpta Serna ... Teresa Moreno
Jeremy Child ... Sir Augustus Farthingdale
Elizabeth Hurley ... Lady Farthingdale
Helena Michell Helena Michell ... Sarah Dubreton
Tony Haygarth ... Pot Au Feu
Michael Mears ... Francis Cooper
John Tams ... Daniel Hagman
Jason Salkey ... Harris
Lyndon Davies ... Ben Perkins
Philip Whitchurch ... Cpt. Frederickson
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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 for ransom. Sharpe is given the 60th Rifles and a Rocket troop, as well as his majority to rescue the women. But while Sharpe may be able to deal with his old enemy, he has yet to face a newer threat, the French Major Duclos. Written by Kathy Li

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Trivia

Tony Haygarth makes the first of his two appearances as two different characters in the Sharpe chronicles. He becomes the first and only actor to portray two different leading "baddies" in the series with his second outing in Sharpe's Justice (1997) when he played the corrupt industrialist, Parfitt. See more »

Quotes

Richard Sharpe: Maybe I'll get lucky, sir. Maybe one of those rockets will blow me to Kingdom Come.
Nairn: That's the spirit, Sharpe!
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Connections

Followed by Sharpe: Sharpe's Revenge (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

No Sir
Traditional
Performed by John Tams
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User Reviews

Obadiah Hakeswill, the name just oozes villainy!
30 November 2002 | by grendelkhanSee all my reviews

This is my favorite of the Sharpe series. Why, you may ask? Obadiah Hakeswill; it's the perfect name for the most foul of villains. Pete Postlethwaite is wonderful as the evil deserter, rapist, thief and all-around bad egg. From his guttural language to his head twitch, he exudes the greatest villainy this side of Ian Mckellan's Richard III.

Sean Bean is the swashbuckling Sharpe, with Daragh O' Malley as the faithful Sgt. Harper. We have the "Chosen Men" and Captain "Sweet William" Frederickson. What's not to love? OK, Elizabeth Hurley doesn't distinguish herself, but the rest of the principles do, including Feodor Atkine as Major Ducos.

The whole series captures the flavor of the Cornwell books, although some of the battles are fought on smaller scales. Still, the productions make the most of their budgets and score points for character. If you like historical adventure, romance, swashbuckling, or just great character acting, watch these films.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 May 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Ukraine

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1.33 : 1
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