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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian07 Sep 2016 4:47 p.m. PST

Who is your favorite regular actor or actress from the Sharpe series? (Must have been in two or more episodes.)

leidang07 Sep 2016 5:09 p.m. PST

Paul Bettany

dBerczerk07 Sep 2016 5:24 p.m. PST

Brian Cox as Major Michael Hogan.

Korvessa07 Sep 2016 5:50 p.m. PST

Pete Postl-however you spell that

mad monkey 107 Sep 2016 6:19 p.m. PST

John Tams as Daniel Hagman.

Wackmole9 Supporting Member of TMP07 Sep 2016 7:09 p.m. PST


Old Contemptibles Supporting Member of TMP07 Sep 2016 7:21 p.m. PST


Generalstoner4907 Sep 2016 8:00 p.m. PST

Peter Postlethwaite as Sgt Obidiah Hakeswill.

Hitman07 Sep 2016 8:04 p.m. PST

Hard to choose. You have to love Sharpe and Harper, but my favourite is Rifleman Harris (a.k.a. Jason Salkey as he is a personal friend of mine)!!

wrgmr107 Sep 2016 9:01 p.m. PST

Rifleman Harris is one of my favourites as well. Harper, the long suffering sergeant, watching Sharpe get them into ever tougher situations. Michael Hogan was very good.

alan in canberra08 Sep 2016 1:20 a.m. PST

Sweet William the KGL officer with the wooden teeth.

legatushedlius08 Sep 2016 3:04 a.m. PST

Brian Cox. definitely and Assumpta Serna, of course. Couldn't stand the Hakeswill character in either the books or the films.

John de Terre Neuve Supporting Member of TMP08 Sep 2016 4:53 a.m. PST

sweet william for sure (Captain Frederickson of the 5/60th rifles)


21eRegt08 Sep 2016 5:34 a.m. PST

In the films Peter Postlethwaite as Sgt Obidiah Hakeswill. In the books Sgt. Harper who was much more developed than in the films.

arthur181508 Sep 2016 5:36 a.m. PST

I liked Riflemen Harris (Jason Salkey) and Hagman (John Tams), though one had to admire Peter Postlethwaite for bringing the OTT – almost Dickensian – grotesque Hakeswill to life.

I presume Cornwell was indulging in a joke by making Harris a 'gentleman ranker' who was cultured and literate, when the real Rifleman Benjamin Harris, whose memoirs have often been reprinted, was an illiterate Dorset shepherd who dictated his recollections to Major Henry Curling, a half-pay officer.

Personal logo SBminisguy Supporting Member of TMP08 Sep 2016 6:19 a.m. PST

one had to admire Peter Postlethwaite for bringing the OTT almost Dickensian grotesque Hakeswill to life.

Indeed, without a Hakeswill to contrast our Sharpe, quite a boring series!!

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP08 Sep 2016 1:12 p.m. PST

Liz Hurley when she'd got her kit off and Richard Sharpe presented his "compliments m'am", as she faced him, long before she was famous, but in all her glory….well much of it anyway……….

OK, one episode only….but memorable

Digby Green17 May 2017 12:35 a.m. PST

Brian Cox as Major Michael Hogan – He should have been the intelligence officer in every episode.

Patrick Harper.

Female Assumpta Serna

DontTreadOnMe17 May 2017 8:33 a.m. PST

Brian Cox as Hogan. Pity that he only did two episodes but Hollywood beckoned. Hugh Fraser as Wellington. Daniel Craig in a pre-Bond role as a villain in Sharpe's Eagle.

Hagman17 May 2017 11:42 a.m. PST

Not so much Hollywood beckoning – Brian Cox apparently didn't continue beyond the first 2 episodes because he loathed the austere filming conditions in the Crimea.

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