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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.

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Mike Barker

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R.D. Blackmore (novel), Adrian Hodges
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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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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

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 March 2001 (USA) See more »

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Budget:

£2,500,000 (estimated)
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Don Powell plays a character called "Dapple Rose" - Dapple Rose was a track on the "Play It Loud" Album by rock group Slade, of which Don is the drummer. See more »

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When John shows Uncle Rueben Huckaback the secret way through the rocks into Doone valley, it is pouring with rain and both are drenched. When John climbs through the rocks and enters the valley, not only has it stopped raining but his clothing and hair are completely dry. See more »

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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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Version of Lorna Doone (1951) See more »

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O God, Our Help in Ages Past
Lyrics written by Isaac Watts
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A Gorgeous Favorite
27 May 2001 | by KatharineFanaticSee all my reviews

"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..."

Set against the lavish and lonely expanse of the moors, this epic of "star-crossed lovers, unbridled greed, dark secrets, and ruthless ambitions" is a stirring and intensely romantic story for both classes... those who enjoy the action and intensity of war and revenge, and the lovers of period drama with wholesome messages and uplifting truths.

The story is set in a time of uncertainty in England, while the King lies on his deathbed, and the future of the country is left in the hands of divided politicians. Some believe that the rightful heir, a Catholic, should resume the throne, while others fight for the king's illegitimate son, who is a confirmed Protestant.

Enter John Ridd, a young farmer's boy determined to avenge his father's death, at the hands of the notorious outlaw family, the Doones. Spurned by the Doones, who continue to torment the west country, John must take a backseat for his revenge. But as time passes, he becomes aquatinted by a beautiful young stranger, Lorna... and finds himself falling under her dark spell.

Part Romeo & Juliet, part revenge, and part just plain romance, Lorna Doone very swiftly became an all-time favorite of mine. Gorgeous countryside, an equally haunting soundtrack, and stirring lines are only the backdrop for the acting itself. Amelia Warner glows as Lorna, as she finds true love, and flees from the terrors of her vengeful cousin, Carver (Adian Gillen, who is a true villain - seductive, charming, and deadly). Richard Coyle rounds out the threesome with his marvelous portrayal of the shy and yet passionate John Ridd.

Rent it - buy it - see it. I would have gladly spent $7.50 time and time again to see this in the theaters, but alas, this magnificent drama was banished to A&E. Thank heavens for video & DVD - you can't just see it once. This is another classic just waiting to happen... and a must-see for all lovers of period romance in general.


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