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Frenchman's Creek (1998)

Seeking to escape the stifling London court society, the beautiful headstrong Lady Dona St. Columb flees to her family estate on the Cornish coast. Her new freedom swiftly brings her into ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Bonehill ... Guilliame
Jeremy Child ... Lord Feversham
Christian Cloarec Christian Cloarec ... Labouret
Anthony Delon ... Jean Aubrey
Tim Dutton ... Lord Rockingham
James Fleet ... Sir Harry
Tara Fitzgerald ... Lady Dona St. Columb
Constantine Gregory ... Killigrew
Thierry Harcourt Thierry Harcourt ... Jean-Jacques
Michael Jenn ... Rashleigh
Emma Wilson Emma Wilson ... Lucy (as Emma Niven)
Patrick Romer Patrick Romer ... Masterson
Anna Popplewell ... Henrietta
Mika Simmons ... Prudence
Jack Snell Jack Snell ... Charles
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Seeking to escape the stifling London court society, the beautiful headstrong Lady Dona St. Columb flees to her family estate on the Cornish coast. Her new freedom swiftly brings her into contact with the dashingly handsome French privateer Jean Aubrey who sweeps her off her feet and into a world of adventure on the high seas very different from her dull and boring life at court with her husband Sir Harry. Together with Jean Aubrey and her enigmatic servant William, Lady Dona conceives a daring plan to steal a ship right from under the noses of the English authorities. The theft enrages the authorities who make every effort to trap the French Pirate. However, as the noose begins to tighten around the lovers, Lady Dona is faced with the dilemma of duty and children with Sir Harry or freedom and excitement with Jean Aubrey. Written by Mark Smith <msmith@osi.co.uk>

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Drama | History | Romance

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Official Sites:

PBS [United States]

Country:

UK

Language:

English | French | Dutch

Release Date:

25 April 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Enseada dos Franceses See more »

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Carlton Television See more »
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Color
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Trivia

Remake of 1944 film starring Joan Fontaine and Arturo de Cordova. See more »

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Version of Frenchman's Creek (1944) See more »

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Excellent!
29 April 1999 | by Maggie36See all my reviews

I own the book. Reading it after seeing this movie is going to make it that much more enjoyable. Ms. Fitzgerald was captivating, and Mr. Delon is the pirate any woman would love. This was the first time I'd seen any of these actors. I also thought Tim Dutton and Danny Webb II were great. Many times what you find in European actors is the best kind of acting, subtle changes in expression, something Americans could work on. This movie stands out as one of my all time favorites. I recommend this to anyone who loves romance/adventure!


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