Saturday, December 03, 2005


Watching BBCAmerica last night, Silent Witness: A time to heal.

The voice of the character, Walter Shanley was so familiar ... I realized it was Harper from the Sharpe series. A search for Daragh O'Malley on IMDB turned up this wonderful news: Sharpe's Challenge (2006)

Sean Bean is back as the swashbuckling hero in Sharpe's Challenge, an action packed mini-series to be shot on location in Rajasthan, India. Two years after the Duke of Wellington crushes Napoleon at Waterloo, dispatches from India tell of a local Maharaja, Khande Rao, who is threatening British interests there. Wellington sends Sharpe to investigate on what turns out to be his most dangerous mission to date. When a beautiful general's daughter is kidnapped by the Indian warlord, the tension mounts, leaving Sharpe no option but to pursue the enemy right into its deadly lair. Deep in the heart of enemy territory he also has to keep at bay the beautiful but scheming Regent, Madhuvanthi, who is out to seduce him. The fate of an Empire and the life of a General's daughter lie in one man's hands...


Liz B said...

When a beautiful general's daughter is kidnapped...and of course all I can think is, the general is beautiful? Then I'm sure his daughter is also. Tho you usually don't hear a general described as beautiful.... Sorry, still finishing cup one of coffee and that IMDB description struck me funny. I love Sean Bean but have never watched Sharpe -- I have to see if the library has the DVDs.

Camille said...

Sharpe is the role that defines the "Bean" persona for me and cemented my lifelong, er...interest... in him as an actor.

Another great thing about the shows are the terrific supporting cast. Harper and Sharpe's chosen men are excellent. To this day we use the expression "forlorn hope" to describe some of our family efforts. Hope you can see them. There is one episode about Waterloo I have never seen. Better put it on my wish list.