The Scarlet Pimpernel (1999-2000)

Status: Ended

Airdate: 1999-01-24

Runtime: 1 hour and 30 minutes

Rating(s): 7.5

Genre(s): Drama, Action & Adventure

Language(s): English, Czech, Spanish


A series of television drama programmes loosely based on Baroness Emmuska Orczy's series of novels, set in 1793 during the French Revolution. It stars Richard E. Grant as the hero, Sir Percy Blakeney, and his eponymous alter ego. The first series also starred Elizabeth McGovern as his wife Marguerite and Martin Shaw as the Pimpernel's archrival, Paul Chauvelin. Robespierre was played by Ronan Vibert. It was filmed in the Czech Republic and scored by a Czech composer, Michal Pavlíček.

Cast 18
Elizabeth McGovern
Richard E. Grant
Anthony Green
Ronan Vibert
Christopher Fairbank
Beth Goddard
Gerard Murphy
Ron Donachie
Jonathan Coy
John McEnery
Milton Johns
Jim Sturgess - Erik
Martin Shaw - Citizen Chauvelin
Jamie Bamber - Lord Anthony Dewhurst
Emilia Fox - Minette Roland
Anton Lesser - Antoine Picard
Jim Carter - General La Forge
Richard Dempsey - Comte de Claris de Florian
Network 1

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