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The Scarlet Pimpernel 

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During the turmoil of the French Revolution, English aristocrat Percy Blakeney, often aided by his League of friends, secretly undertakes various daring missions as the Scarlet Pimpernel.
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Series cast summary:
Richard E. Grant ...  Sir Percy Blakeney / ... 6 episodes, 1999-2000
Ronan Vibert ...  Robespierre 6 episodes, 1999-2000
Gerard Murphy ...  Planchet 5 episodes, 1999-2000
Jonathan Coy ...  Prince of Wales / ... 4 episodes, 1999-2000
Ron Donachie ...  Arturo Mazarini / ... 4 episodes, 1999-2000
Milton Johns ...  Fisher 4 episodes, 1999-2000
John McEnery ...  Sir William Wetherby 3 episodes, 2000
Beth Goddard ...  Lady Suzanne Ffoulkes / ... 3 episodes, 1999
Anthony Green ...  Sir Andrew Ffoulkes 3 episodes, 1999
Martin Shaw ...  Chauvelin 3 episodes, 1999
Elizabeth McGovern ...  Lady Marguerite Blakeney 3 episodes, 1999
Christopher Fairbank ...  Fumier 3 episodes, 1999
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During the turmoil of the French Revolution, English aristocrat Percy Blakeney, often aided by his League of friends, secretly undertakes various daring missions as the Scarlet Pimpernel.

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Adventure | Drama

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Official Sites:

Official A&E site

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 January 1999 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

A vörös Pimpernel See more »

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GBP5,000,000 (estimated)
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Stereo

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Color

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4:3
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As of 2014, none of the episodes from the second season have ever been released for purchase in North America. See more »

Quotes

Sir Percy: The poets tell us love is blind.
Lady Blakeney: The miracle of marriage opens our eyes.
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Version of The Scarlet Pimpernel (1917) See more »

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No Matter What Anyone Tells You, This IS a Good Film...
1 September 2003 | by amabiliscasaSee all my reviews

...if not a very good adaptation. Yes, the film deviates a little from the book, but what adaptation does not? (i.e. Sense and Sensibility, An Ideal Husband, Gone With the Wind, etc.) Some guidlines for watching this oft-critised film: do not expect a line-for-line, blow-by-blow, true-to-the-nth-degree page to film adaptation. Take the film on it's own, and enjoy it as the solid show it is. Do expect an exciting, romantic, wickedly funny trilogy. The costumes a quite good, and the music adds quite a bit, being rather good. The story of The Scarlet Pimpernel is well known, so I won't bore you by recounting what you already know, but I will say this - I and those who have watched with me found ourselves laughing at the exhanges, loving Sir Percy, and cheering on Marguerite. I have read the book, and can say that Richard E. Grant brings a vivacity and new depth to the Pimpernel, and Elizabeth McGovern, though not always outstanding, is wholly adaquate as the passionate, willful and dedicated wife of Sir Percy, Marguerite St. Just. Just watch this film, and enjoy it for what it is. I know I did.


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