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The Gentleman Thief (2001)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Nigel Havers ... A J Raffles
Michael French Michael French ... Ellis Bride
John Shrapnel ... Monty Sinclair
Frances Barber ... Julia Sinclair
Dave Hill Dave Hill ... Frank Banning
John Mills ... Arthur Rosehip
Madeleine Worrall Madeleine Worrall ... Mags Raffles
Tim Barlow Tim Barlow ... Benjamin Cook
Annette Badland ... Mrs. Pinkton
Francis Crampsie Francis Crampsie ... Prison Guard
Jonathan Linsley ... East End Brute
Jonathan Oliver ... Priest
Daniel Fenton Daniel Fenton ... Pianist at Omega
Dominic Cooper ... PC Merrifield
Dominic Kemp Dominic Kemp ... Constable
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UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 June 2001 (UK) See more »

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Stereo

Color:

Color
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Loose adaptation of Hornung's Raffles by talentless idiots
26 January 2010 | by ajmead7See all my reviews

I remember it well. It was one of those adaptations, rather like the Guy Ritchie Sherlock Holmes, where you wonder if the film-makers have read any of the stories or know anything of the character at all. It stinks, really stinks. It is embarrassingly bad in fact. It was obviously designed as a pilot for a possible series but was so bad it never went any further. Nigel Havers is miscast but does his best with the risible dialogue & story. Everyone else involved was quite simply appalling.

It remains a mystery why producers think they can improve upon a classic. Be wary of changing something unless what you're changing it for is as good, or better, than the original. If not, stick to what's written. It is a classic for a reason.


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