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Sharpe's Waterloo 

TV-14 | | Episode aired 26 August 2006
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 »


Tom Clegg


Charles Wood, Bernard Cornwell (based on the novel by)




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Sean Bean ... Richard Sharpe
Daragh O'Malley ... Patrick Harper
Abigail Cruttenden Abigail Cruttenden ... Jane Sharpe
Alexis Denisof ... Rossendale
Cécile Paoli Cécile Paoli ... Lucille
Hugh Fraser ... Wellington
Paul Bettany ... Prince William of Orange
Oliver Tobias ... Rebeque
Neil Dickson ... Uxbridge
Nicholas Irons ... Harry Price
Martin Cochrane Martin Cochrane ... Macduff
Jason Salkey ... Sgt. Harris
John Tams ... Sgt. Daniel Hagman
Martin Glyn Murray Martin Glyn Murray ... Maj. Tom Doggett
Owen Brenman ... Witherspoon


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 to the Prince of Orange's staff, and is rejoined with Sgt. Harper (retired) and riflemen Hagman and Harris at the famous battles of Quatre Bras and Waterloo. Not only must Sharpe deal with incompetent orders from the Prince of Orange, that lead to slaughter, he confronts his wife's lover, Lord Rossendale, in the midst of battle. The film climaxes as Wellington's small army 'holds the line' against Napolean's veteran Imperial Guard. Written by Derek Relf

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To save money and time in filming, separate events at the farms of Houguomont and La Haye Sainte were conflated in the film; thus the closing of the gates of Hougoumont - a critical moment in the Battle of Waterloo - takes place at La Haye Sainte instead. See more »


Hagman is shot in the head, and he falls on his front with his head facing the left. When Harris crawls over to grab his hand one last time, his head is now turned to the right. See more »


Prince William of Orange: It's the French. Oh my god. Now they have guns.
Wellington: Oh, they've always had guns, your royal highness. What they haven't always had is you as a target.
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27 October 1998 | by NEFARlOUSSee all my reviews

If you haven't seen the Sharpe series - you're either not from this country or you made the mistake of watching something else or going out on a Wednesday night! This series is based on a number of books set in the Napoleonic era from the Penninsula wars through to Waterloo itself. Richard Sharpe, the central character, is a professional soldier, promoted from the ranks to a commissioned officer. Blunt, honest, heroic, honorable and sarcastic (and god forbid - from Yorkshire!!!) he earns the admiration of his men and the distain and scorn of the upper classes that traditionally formed the Officer class. Throughout the series, he travels with a close knit bunch, from his Sargeant, Harper to Danny, one of his privates "...over the hills and far away" If you are interested in this period, track these 2-hour specials down. If not, check it out anyway - it's worth it! Sharpe's Waterloo was the last of the series and held to the generally excellent standard of its prequels, and in some cases even exceeded it (The Prince of Orange two fingers scene for example) - unfortunately, the budget could not stretch to a more convincing depiction of the battle in general - unsurprising considering the scale. Nevertheless - I'd certainly give it another viewing!

Dan Marcus

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