October 06, 2005

Sharpe's Reload

Tainted Bill brings the excellent news of a new Richard Sharpe dramatization from the Beeb, once again starring Sean Bean (who most of you probably know as Boromir from the LOTR movies).

Who is Richard Sharpe, you ask? Go here to find out.

As cranky as I generally get about dramatizations of books, this is one series with which I've never had any issues. For one thing, Bernard Cornwell's style translates very easily from page to screen. For another, for some time now as the novels and films have marched along side by side, Cornwell has specifically had Bean in mind (at least I believe) as he has created his stories, much the way John Mortimer zeroed in on Leo McKern as the definitive Horace Rumpole.

Personally, I can't wait, especially as I'm happy to say that DirecTV carries BBC America.

Posted by Robert at October 6, 2005 01:15 PM | TrackBack

Hooray! I love the Sharpe books and dramatizations. But most of all I love Sean Bean.

Posted by: Sarah at October 6, 2005 01:53 PM


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