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Based on a true story, set in the late 19th century: Lord Tichborne, the ninth richest nobleman in England, disappears after a South American shipwreck. Some years later his erudite Afro-English valet, Bogle, is sent to investigate rumors that Tichborne survived and settled in Australia. An alcoholic ruffian answer's Bogle's inquiries claiming to be the lost heir. Bogle suspects fraud, but conspires with the claimant to split the inheritance should the latter succesfully pass himself off to friends, family and the courts. As the claimant returns to England to continue his charade, enough people confirm his identity to make both the claimant and Bogle believe that he just might be the rightful heir after all.

  1. David Yates

    Director

  2. Sukey Fisher

    Writer

Top Billed Cast

  1. Robert Pugh

    Robert Pugh

    The Claimant

  2. John Kani

    John Kani

    Bogle

  3. Stephen Fry

    Stephen Fry

    Hawkins

  4. John Gielgud

    John Gielgud

    Cockburn

  5. Robert Hardy

    Robert Hardy

    Lord Rivers

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The Tichborne Claimant
The Tichborne Claimant

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Status Released

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  • August 1, 1998
    Theatrical (limited)

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Original Language English

Runtime 1h 38m

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