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) September 2nd, 11:00am and on Drama (Freeview) September 3rd, 2:05am. See more...

Main Cast

Image for Sean BeanSean Bean
Assumpta Serna
Image for Brian CoxBrian Cox
Image for Daragh ODaragh O'Malley
Michael Byrne
Hugh Fraser
David Troughton
Simón Andreu
Martin Jacobs
Michael Mears
Abigail Cruttenden
Image for Elizabeth HurleyElizabeth Hurley
Image for Alice KrigeAlice Krige
Image for Paul BettanyPaul Bettany
High Fraser
Cécile Paoli
Douglas Henshall
Image for Philip GlenisterPhilip Glenister
Alexis Denisof
Image for Lucy BrownLucy Brown