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) May 6th, 11:00am and on Drama (Freeview) May 7th, 2:00am. See more...

Main Cast

Image for Daragh ODaragh O'Malley
Image for Sean BeanSean Bean
Assumpta Serna
Abigail Cruttenden
Image for Brian CoxBrian Cox
Image for Paul BettanyPaul Bettany
Cécile Paoli
High Fraser
Martin Jacobs
Michael Mears
Image for Philip GlenisterPhilip Glenister
Alexis Denisof
Simón Andreu
David Troughton
Douglas Henshall
Féodor Atkine
Peter Eyre
Jayne Ashbourne
Patrick Fierry
Image for Caroline LangrisheCaroline Langrishe