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 July 2nd, 10:40am and on Drama Plus 1 July 2nd, 11:40am. See more...

Main Cast

Image for Sean BeanSean Bean
Image for Daragh ODaragh O'Malley
Abigail Cruttenden
Tom Clegg
James Laurenson
Hugh Fraser
Image for Mark StrongMark Strong
Alexis Denisof
Cécile Paoli
Philip Whitchurch
Féodor Atkine
Image for Alice KrigeAlice Krige
Charles Wood
Tom Hodgkins
David Troughton
Walter McMonagle
Image for Philip GlenisterPhilip Glenister
John Tams
Image for Brian CoxBrian Cox
Karen Meagher