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Lorna Doone (2000)

Against a backdrop of political and religious upheaval, a farmer falls in love with the "queen" of the notorious Doone clan --a family that he has sworn vengeance on.

Director:

Mike Barker

Writers:

R.D. Blackmore (novel), Adrian Hodges
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Neil Finnighan ... Jack Ridd (as Neil Finnigan)
Jack Baverstock Jack Baverstock ... Young John Ridd
Trevor Cooper ... John Fry
Aidan Gillen ... Carver Doone
Ruth Sheen ... Betty Muxworthy
Barbara Flynn ... Sarah Ridd
Peter Vaughan ... Sir Ensor Doone
Anton Lesser ... Counsellor Doone
Katie Pitts-Drake Katie Pitts-Drake ... Young Lorna Doone
Oliver Chris ... Charley Doone
Richard Coyle ... John Ridd
Honeysuckle Weeks ... Annie Ridd
Joanne Froggatt ... Lizzie Ridd
Anthony Calf ... Tom Faggus
Jack Shepherd ... Reuben Huckaback
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Storyline

The year is 1675. England is threatened by religious and political rivalries. King Charles II's Catholic brother, James, is next in line for the throne, but many Protestants put their faith in Charles' illegitimate son, The Duke of Monmouth. On the king's death, conflict is inevitable... Over seven days journey from London, Exmoor is a primitive and lawless area. Here, farmer Jack Ridd lives with his wife Sarah, son John, and two daughters. The only shadow over their simple life is cast by the notorious outlaw family the Doones. The aristocratic Doones were banished from their ancestral lands and now live through looting, theft, and murder. Their brutality is legendary... Written by Anonymous

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Passion,romance and epic adventure in a classic tale of rivalry and revenge

Genres:

Drama | Romance

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Several actors in this series went to play in HBO's Game of Thrones TV Series and Itv's Downton Abbey. See more »

Goofs

When Lorna has to leave the Ridd farm after her parentage is discovered, and she is saying goodbye to John, there is a strand of her hair that differs in position from close-up to long shot. In the close ups, it is tucked behind her ear; in the long shot, it is hanging loose at the side of her face. See more »

Quotes

Judge Jeffreys: Well, the King is well pleased with you. All charges have been dropped. We're still going to hang you of course, but I'll spare the drawing and quartering.
[stunned silence]
Judge Jeffreys: That was a joke.
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Connections

Version of Lorna Doone (1922) See more »

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Haste to the Wedding
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great bbc drama
30 December 2000 | by claire51-2See all my reviews

I thought Lorna Doone was great for the christmas holidays. it was different than the 1990 version,. this version added more to it you saw more of doone valley and the evilness of carver doone some of the scenes were the same, but a lot longer. 170 mins put into two parts. Richard Coyle did a great john ridd. a lot of fighting in it and romance so if you haven't seen it do.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 March 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Budget:

GBP2,500,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16 : 9
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