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) Today, 11:00am and on Drama (Freeview) Tomorrow, 2:10am. See more...

Main Cast

Image for Sean BeanSean Bean
Image for Daragh ODaragh O'Malley
Abigail Cruttenden
Hugh Fraser
Cécile Paoli
James Laurenson
Féodor Atkine
Michael Cochrane
Michael Byrne
High Fraser
Image for Paul BettanyPaul Bettany
Philip Whitchurch
Image for Mark StrongMark Strong
Image for Caroline LangrisheCaroline Langrishe
Image for Philip GlenisterPhilip Glenister
Image for Nicholas FarrellNicholas Farrell
Patrick Fierry
Douglas Henshall
Alexis Denisof
Abel Folk