Here at Risky Regencies, we get together the first Tuesday of every month to discuss a Regency-interest movie or TV show.
This month: the 1982 SCARLET PIMPERNEL, starring Anthony Andrews, Jane Seymour, and Ian McKellen!
To aid the discussion, here are the major credits, including a few “you’ve seen him here (you’ve seen him there)” tidbits in italics.
DIRECTOR: Clive Donner
SCREENPLAY: William Bast, based on the novels by Baroness Orczy
Ian McKellen: Chauvelin
James Villiers: Baron de Batz
Eleanor David: Louise
Malcolm Jamieson: Armand St. Just
Jamieson played Colonel de L’Eclin in SHARPE’S RIFLES.
Denis Lill: Count de Tournay
Ann Firbank: Countess de Tournay
Firbank played Anne Elliot in the 1971 BBC PERSUASION.
Richard Morant: Robespierre
Julian Fellowes: The Prince Regent
Fellowes also played the Prince Regent in SHARPE’S REGIMENT, and played Major Dunnett in SHARPE’S RIFLES.
Gordon Gostelow: Duval
Carol MacReady: Mme. Duval
Tracey Childs: Suzanne
Childs played Marianne in the 1981 adaptation of SENSE AND SENSIBILITY.
Dominic Jephcott: Sir Andrew Ffoulkes
Christopher Villiers: Lord Anthony Dewhurst
Mark Drewry: Lord Timothy Hastings
Richard Charles: The Dauphin
So: what did you think?
Do you love this version, hate it, admire the costumes, want to recast it?
All answers welcome!
And be sure to stop back the first Tuesday of April, when we’ll be discussing THE MADNESS OF KING GEORGE, and the first Tuesday of May, when we’ll be discussing SHARPE’S RIFLES.
Cara King, who seeks those french fries everywhere