John Trenchard is an orphan who dreams of finding Blackbeard's riches. But a friendship with a notorious smuggler soon forces him into hiding with a price on his head, wondering if he'll ever see Moonfleet again.


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Series cast summary:
Ray Winstone ...  Elzevir Block 3 episodes, 2013
Aneurin Barnard ...  John Trenchard 3 episodes, 2013
Sophie Cookson ...  Grace Mohune 3 episodes, 2013
Anthony Ofoegbu ...  Loder 3 episodes, 2013
Phil Daniels ...  Ratsey 3 episodes, 2013
Lorcan Cranitch ...  Meech 3 episodes, 2013
Pippa Haywood Pippa Haywood ...  Aunt Lydia 3 episodes, 2013
Nick Lee ...  Officer James 3 episodes, 2013
Ian McElhinney ...  Rev Glennie / ... 3 episodes, 2013
Lesley Vickerage ...  Aunt Jane 3 episodes, 2013
Ben Chaplin ...  Magistrate Mohune 2 episodes, 2013
Fionn Walton Fionn Walton ...  Davey Block 2 episodes, 2013
Frank O'Sullivan Frank O'Sullivan ...  Blackbeard 2 episodes, 2013
Omid Djalili ...  Aldobrand 2 episodes, 2013
Steve Gunn ...  Jailer / ... 2 episodes, 2013
Martin Trenaman ...  Turn-Key / ... 2 episodes, 2013
Nicholas Woodeson ...  Bailiff 2 episodes, 2013


In the coastal town of Moonfleet in eighteenth century Dorset, an orphan, John Trenchard, dreams of the infamous Blackbeard's treasure - and of the wealth and happiness it will bring him. However, John's search draws him into the company of local smugglers led by Elzevir Block, and forces him to go into hiding with a price on his head - little guessing the adventures and misfortunes he will face before he sees Moonfleet and the girl he loves again. Written by Company Pictures

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Release Date:

24 December 2013 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Ireland See more »

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When young Grace Mohune goes to the party in the city, you can see a modern heating radiator near the window. See more »

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29 December 2013 | by DrDFoxSee all my reviews

This recent version reunites Ray Winstone and Phil Daniels who carved out their early careers together in gritty British reality films Scum and Quadraphenia J. Meade Falkner's novel, on which this outing is based, was once a perennial favourite along among such classic family adventures as Treasure Island and Robinson Crusoe. The 1956 movie deviated a long way from the original storyline and it took until 1984 for the three hour TV miniseries to do it any justice on screen. This included filming at the genuine castle at Carisbrooke featured in the book.

This latest version has less time to fill out detail, but has no than many feature films have managed to portray novels of similar length. The result is, however, a journey that moves though each part of the plot like a box ticking exercise to moved all too (implausibly) fast. The character development was shallow and, alongside the mediocre performances, left me with no feeling of empathy. Not all of me puts the blame on the acting though. The role taken on by Winstone is easily suited to his type cast manner and Aneurin Barnard is believable. I think the real problem for me was in the screenplay itself and the inane dialogue made available to the players. An underwhelming, but honest, four out of ten for me

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