Captain Richard Sharpe has to lead the attack on the terrible fortress.
It is a hard winter. For Richard Sharpe it is the worst he can remember. He has lost command to a man who could buy the promotion Sharpe covets. His oldest enemy, the ruthless and indestructible Hakeswill, joins the regiment and he is a man with a mission to ruin Sharpe.
But Sharpe is determined to change his luck. The only way – a desperate choice – is to volunteer the Forlorn Hope, to lead the attack on the impregnable fortress town of Badajoz, a road to almost certain death or, just possibly, to heroic glory.
Soldier, hero, rogue – Sharpe is the man you always want on your side. Born in poverty, he joined the army to escape jail and climbed the ranks by sheer brutal courage. He knows no other family than the regiment of the 95th Rifles whose green jacket he proudly wears.
Release Date: May 14, 1995 on ITV(UK Television)
Release Time: 100 minutes
Sean Bean as Richard Sharpe
Daragh O'Malley as Sergeant Patrick Harper
Assumpta Serna as Comandante Teresa Moreno
Clive Francis as Colonel Windham
Nicholas Jones as Colonel Fletcher
Michael Byrne as Major Nairn
Hugh Fraser as Sir Arthur Wellesley
Michael Cochrane as Sir Henry Simmerson
Pete Postlethwaite as Sergeant Obadiah Hakeswill
Michael Mears as Rifleman Francis Cooper
John Tams as Rifleman Daniel Hagman
Jason Salkey as Rifleman Harris
Lyndon Davies as Rifleman Ben Perkins
William Mannering as Ensign Matthews (Viscount)
Scott Cleverdon as Lieutenant Harry Price
Robert Morgan as Major Collett
Peter Gunn as Private Clayton
Louise Germaine as Sally Clayton
Soo Drouet as Mrs. Grimes
Marc Warren as Captain Rymer
Peter Birrel as Don Moreno
Tat Whalley as Hope
Jérôme Pradon as Reynier
Cornwell's series charts Richard Sharpe's progress in the British Army during the Napoleonic Wars. He begins in Sharpe's Tiger as a Private in the 33rd Regiment of foot, who becomes a Sergeant by the end of the book, and an Ensign in the 74th Regiment who is transferred to the newly formed 95th Rifles as a Second-Lieutenant during Sharpe's Trafalgar. He is gradually promoted through the ranks, finally becoming a Lieutenant Colonel in Sharpe's Waterloo.
Bernard Cornwell was born in London in 1944 - a 'warbaby' - whose father was a Canadian airman and mother in Britain's Women's Auxiliary Air Force. He was adopted by a family in Essex who belonged to a religious sect called the Peculiar People (and they were), but escaped to London University and, after a stint as a teacher, he joined BBC Television where he worked for the next 10 years. He began as a researcher on the Nationwide programme and ended as Head of Current Affairs Television for the BBC in Northern Ireland. It was while working in Belfast that he met Judy, a visiting American, and fell in love. Judy was unable to move to Britain for family reasons so Bernard went to the States where he was refused a Green Card. He decided to earn a living by writing, a job that did not need a permit from the US government - and for some years he had been wanting to write the adventures of a British soldier in the Napoleonic wars - and so the Sharpe series was born. Bernard and Judy married in 1980, are still married, still live in the States and he is still writing Sharpe.
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