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Ivanhoe 

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After returning from the Third Crusade in the Holy Land, Ivanhoe discovers that England is under the rule of the corrupt Prince John.
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Series cast summary:
David Barrass David Barrass ...  Hubert 6 episodes, 1997
Ralph Brown ...  Prince John 6 episodes, 1997
Jimmy Chisholm Jimmy Chisholm ...  Wamba 6 episodes, 1997
Trevor Cooper ...  Gurth 6 episodes, 1997
Ciarán Hinds ...  Brian de Bois-Guilbert 6 episodes, 1997
David Horovitch ...  Isaac 6 episodes, 1997
Susan Lynch ...  Rebecca 6 episodes, 1997
Victoria Smurfit ...  Lady Rowena 6 episodes, 1997
Steven Waddington ...  Sir Wilfred of Ivanhoe 6 episodes, 1997
James Cosmo ...  Cedric 5 episodes, 1997
Simon Donald ...  Louis Winkelbrand 5 episodes, 1997
Rory Edwards Rory Edwards ...  King Richard 5 episodes, 1997
Aden Gillett ...  Robin of Locksley 5 episodes, 1997
Jack Klaff ...  Malvoisin 5 episodes, 1997
David J. Nicholls David J. Nicholls ...  Little John 5 episodes, 1997
Ronald Pickup ...  Waldemar Fitzurse 5 episodes, 1997
Chris Walker Chris Walker ...  Athelstane 5 episodes, 1997
Roger Ashton-Griffiths ...  Prior Aymer 4 episodes, 1997
Peter Guinness ...  Montfitchet 4 episodes, 1997
Christopher Lee ...  Lucas de Beaumanoir 4 episodes, 1997
Valentine Pelka ...  Maurice de Bracy 4 episodes, 1997
Niven Boyd Niven Boyd ...  Oswald 3 episodes, 1997
Nick Brimble ...  Reginald Front de Boeuf 3 episodes, 1997
Ron Donachie ...  Friar Tuck 3 episodes, 1997
Dermot Keaney ...  Brother Ambrose 3 episodes, 1997
Renny Krupinski ...  Bardon 3 episodes, 1997
Peter Needham Peter Needham ...  Abbot 3 episodes, 1997
Chris Barnes Chris Barnes ...  Priest 2 episodes, 1997
Cynthia Grenville Cynthia Grenville ...  Elgitha 2 episodes, 1997
Ciaran Madden ...  Urfried 2 episodes, 1997
Siân Phillips ...  Queen Eleanor 2 episodes, 1997
Martin Walsh Martin Walsh ...  Young guard 2 episodes, 1997
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After returning from the Third Crusade in the Holy Land, Ivanhoe discovers that England is under the rule of the corrupt Prince John.

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This was the second "Ivanhoe" television production in which Ronald Pickup (Waldemar Fitzurse) appeared. The first was Ivanhoe (1982), in which he played Prince John. See more »

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Ivanhoe's shield is punctured by Bois-Guilbert's lance in the joust. In subsequent scenes the hole disappears, then reappears. See more »

Quotes

Brian de Bois-Guilbert: [lying defeated on the ground, whispering to Ivanhoe] In Austria, I was not brave enough to die for Richard... but for her...
[turning his face to look at Rebecca]
Brian de Bois-Guilbert: [to Ivanhoe] Do it!
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Version of Ivanhoe (1913) See more »

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Once again, the BBC regales us with an astounding and outstanding production
6 January 2003 | by khatcher-2See all my reviews

After having been unduly assaulted by Jerry Zucker's unacceptable interpretation of British folklore in `First Knight' (1995) (qv) with an overaged Richard Gere doing his best – which is not much – to be a romantic young dashing philanthropic Lancelot, it was a blessing indeed to come across this 1997 version of `Ivanhoe' from the BBC, shown here over Christmas on a regional channel in two hefty parts.

Years ago I thrilled reading Sir Walter Scott's excellent adventure stories – Rob Roy, Westward Ho!, Ivanhoe, etc. A few days ago I thrilled seeing the written word converted into a brilliant film for TV. Magnificently photographed mostly in the north of England and the south east of Scotland, the film adheres faithfully to the 44 chapters of Scott's book, such that you could almost follow it on screen page by page. Superb directing by Stuart Orme, specialist in TV films and series, which produces convincing performances from all the actors. Battle scenes on the North York Moors, around the alleyways of Craigmillar and Doune Castles, astounding scenery somewhere up on the Northumberland coast, all added up to a dramatic telling of this legendary novel.

Probably one of the very best medieval tales I have ever seen on film: once again the BBC has shown it is capable of really high-class intelligent viewing. If you should doubt this, try the magnificent BBC production of Stendahl's great novel `Scarlet and Black' (1993) (mini) (qv) directed by Ben Bolt. Thoroughly recommendable. Just about the best that can possibly be put on television – or even at the cinema.


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