Biographies of the Cast
SEAN BEAN (Richard Sharpe): See feature story.
PETE POSTLETHWAITE (Sgt. Obadiah Hakeswill) was recently seen in the Mobil Masterpiece Theatre presentation of Charles Dickens' Martin Chuzzlewit as the notorious trickster Montague Tigg. He was nominated for a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his role as Daniel Day-Lewis' father in the 1993 film In the Name of the Father. He recently completed a role in the epic medieval adventure Dragonheart, starring and directed by Mel Gibson, in Slovakia.
ASSUMPTA SERNA (Teresa) played a bored housewife in the TV series Falcon Crest; had some steamy scenes with Mickey Rourke in the film Wild Orchid; and used some unusual ways of disposing of her lovers in Pedro Almodovar's Matador. She can be seen in the films Short Cut to Paradise, with Charles Dance; and Nostradamus, as the wife of the prophet.
DARAGH O'MALLEY (Harper) also worked with Sean Bean (Sharpe) in the recent feature film remake of Black Beauty, for which he provided the voice of the horse. "It was very funny when we were recording the scene where Black Beauty is born, because I was recording the voice of the horse and Sean was the farmer who was delivering me!" recalls O'Malley, who recently relocated to Los Angeles.
[Ed Note: In the final release of Black Beauty, Daragh's voice was replaced by that of Scottish actor Alan Cumming (Boris Grishenko in GoldenEye).]
MICHAEL BYRNE (Nairn) is a familiar face in action films, having appeared in The Eagle Has Landed with Michael Caine, Force 10 to Navarone with Harrison Ford and Steven Spielberg's Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade with Sean Connery. He appears with Assumpta Serna in the film Nostradamus.
HUGH FRASER (Duke of Wellington) is well known to PBS audiences for his long-running turn as Captain Hastings in Agatha Christie's Poirot, presented as part of the Mobil Mystery! series.
ELIZABETH HURLEY (Lady Isabella Farthingdale in "Sharpe's Enemy") starred in Dennis Potter's drama Christabel, which aired as part of Mobil Masterpiece Theatre in 1989. She has also been seen in the feature films Passenger 57, with Wesley Snipes, and Beyond Bedlam. She lives in Los Angeles with her boyfriend, Hugh Grant, of Four Weddings and a Funeral fame.
ALICE KRIGE (The Marquesa Dorada in "Sharpe's Honor") was born in South Africa and originally trained to be a psychologist. A familiar face on both sides of the Atlantic, she was recently seen in the BBC miniseries Scarlet and Black. Her feature films include Barfly, with Mickey Rourke, and See You in the Morning, with Jeff Bridges.
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