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The Prince of Hearts (1997)

The Student Prince (original title)
The Queen's youngest son is off to university, mainly because "I'm hopeless at anything else". Barry, his new bodyguard, has no time for the royal family and left school at fifteen. He ... See full summary »

Director:

Simon Curtis

Writer:

Lee Hall
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robson Green ... Barry Grimes
Gavin Richards Gavin Richards ... Chief Superintendent
Peter Lovstrom ... Police Driver
Tara Fitzgerald ... Grace
Terence Rigby ... Mr. Garter
Terence Budd Terence Budd ... Sandy
Rupert Penry-Jones ... The Prince
Christopher Staines ... Adams
Graeme Garden ... The Master
Mark Gough Mark Gough ... Hargreaves
Jacqueline King ... The Master's Wife
Stephen Moore ... Dr. Rymans
Danielle Tilley Danielle Tilley ... Serena
Judy Cornwell ... Mrs. Quigley
Katherine Porter Katherine Porter ... Blue Stocking
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The Queen's youngest son is off to university, mainly because "I'm hopeless at anything else". Barry, his new bodyguard, has no time for the royal family and left school at fifteen. He certainly didn't volunteer for this job, and is damned if he's going to enjoy it. Yet he can't help liking the hopelessly unworldly young prince, at least, until they both set their eyes on the new American student! Written by Anonymous

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royalty | coming of age | college | See All (3) »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

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Trivia

For its American television broadcast on PBS, the title of the film was changed to "The Prince of Hearts" to avoid confusion with the famous Romberg-Donnelly 1924 operetta and 1954 Mario Lanza film "The Student Prince", neither of which have anything in common with this film other than the fact that the prince is sent to a university. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Garter: Mr Grimes, can I have a word? This fax came for you.
[gleefully]
Mr. Garter: Looks like you're being demoted. Reserve officer accompanying the young princesses on a tour of New Zealand.
Barry Grimes: I *hate* children.
Mr. Garter: [drily] I expect that's why they chose you.
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Connections

References Blade Runner (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

Three Steps to Heavan
(uncredited)
Performed by Eddie Cochran
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Lighthearted, excellent performance by Green- but writing is flawed
28 January 2006 | by rfgrahamSee all my reviews

What can I say about Robson Green? Talented /Handsome /Charismatic /Dreamy? He is the best in what ever he does. Very talented performances by him and Rupert Penry-Jones The few flaws in this lighthearted film are not theirs. Tara Fitzgerald who was cast to play an American. First, her accent is as far from American. I would like to know, when the writers ever heard and American say, "brilliant" ? It may be common English slang but absolutely unheard of in American speech. Fitzgerald is cast as a girl from a "common" American home life. Very unbelievable in a nasal sounding accent. Listening to her was painful, made only bearable by the thrill of watching a master like Robson Green in yet another talented performance.


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Official Sites:

PBS [United States]

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 November 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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