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) December 10th, 11:00am and on Drama (Freeview) December 19th, 11:00am. See more...

Main Cast

Image for Sean BeanSean Bean
Image for Daragh ODaragh O'Malley
Hugh Fraser
Abigail Cruttenden
James Laurenson
Michael Cochrane
Féodor Atkine
Image for Brian CoxBrian Cox
Peter Eyre
Assumpta Serna
Jayne Ashbourne
Michael Byrne
Image for Caroline LangrisheCaroline Langrishe
Patrick Fierry
Image for Mark StrongMark Strong
Image for Nicholas FarrellNicholas Farrell
Abel Folk
Cécile Paoli
Philip Whitchurch
Michael Mears