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Sharpe's Rifles

During the Peninsular War in Spain against the French, Sergeant Richard Sharpe saves the life of Arthur Wellesley, the future Duke of Wellington and is promoted to Lieutenant. In order to pay the troops Wellesley needs a money draft from the banker Rothschild, but fears he has been captured by the French and sends Sharpe behind enemy lines to find him. Sharpe is given command of a platoon of crack riflemen, led by the surly Irishman Harper and including Hagman and Harris, who resent Sharpe as not being a 'proper officer'.


Sharpe's Rifles Cast

Name Character
Sean Bean He was 34, now 64 years old as Richard Sharpe
Julian Fellowes He was 43, now 74 years old as Major Dunnett
David Troughton He was 42, now 73 years old as Sir Arthur Wellesley
Michael Mears as Cooper
Assumpta Serna She was 35, now 66 years old as Comandante Teresa Moreno
Simón Andreu He was 52, now 83 years old as Major Vivar
Daragh O'Malley He was 38, now 69 years old as Patrick Harper
Lyndon Davies as Perkins
Jason Salkey He was 31, now 61 years old as Harris
John Tams He was 44, now 75 years old as Hagman
Brian Cox (actor) He was 46, now 77 years old as Major Michael Hogan

Sharpe's Rifles Crew

Name Department
Bernard Cornwell as Novel. He was 49 (now 80) years old Writing
Tom Clegg as Director. He was 58 (81) years old when He died Directing
Eoghan Harris as Screenplay. He was 50 (now 81) years old Writing
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Sharpe's Rifles (30 years)

  • Release day: Wednesday, May 05, 1993
  • Runtime: 102 minutes