This spectacular historically-based series follows the life and battles of Major Richard Sharpe (Sean Bean) as the dashing maverick British rifleman who is fighting against Napoleon in 19th century Europe's Napoleonic war.

Even though he is battling for England Sharpe still has time to make acquaintances in lady's chambers and to drink Sherry. Superb series well worth staying in and missing that huge party to watch.

Filmed on location, mainly in the Crimea and Turkey this series was based on the best-selling novels by Bernard Cornwell

Genre: Drama

5/5 Stars

When is Sharpe next on TV?

It's next showing on Drama (Freeview) April 21st, 11:00am and on Drama (Freeview) April 28th, 11:00am. See more...

Main Cast

Image for Sean BeanSean Bean
Michael Byrne
Assumpta Serna
Image for Daragh ODaragh O'Malley
Hugh Fraser
Image for Brian CoxBrian Cox
Jayne Ashbourne
Martin Jacobs
Abel Folk
Peter Eyre
Image for Elizabeth HurleyElizabeth Hurley
Michael Mears
Image for Alice KrigeAlice Krige
Michael Cochrane
Micahel Cochrane
Patrick Fierry
Image for Mark StrongMark Strong
Féodor Atkine
Simón Andreu
High Fraser