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) Tonight, 11:10pm and on Drama (Freeview) Tomorrow, 11:10pm. See more...

Main Cast

Image for Sean BeanSean Bean
Image for Daragh ODaragh O'Malley
Abigail Cruttenden
Hugh Fraser
Michael Byrne
Michael Cochrane
James Laurenson
Féodor Atkine
Peter Eyre
Image for Alice KrigeAlice Krige
Patrick Fierry
Abel Folk
Image for Caroline LangrisheCaroline Langrishe
Jayne Ashbourne
Image for Elizabeth HurleyElizabeth Hurley
Assumpta Serna
Cécile Paoli
Image for Nicholas FarrellNicholas Farrell
Image for Brian CoxBrian Cox
David Troughton