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A series of television drama programmes loosely based on Baroness Emmuska Orczy's series of novels, set in 1793 during the French Revolution. It stars Richard E. Grant as the hero, Sir Percy Blakeney, and his eponymous alter ego. The first series also starred Elizabeth McGovern as his wife Marguerite and Martin Shaw as the Pimpernel's archrival, Paul Chauvelin. Robespierre was played by Ronan Vibert. It was filmed in the Czech Republic and scored by a Czech composer, Michal Pavlíček.

Series Cast

  1. Elizabeth McGovern

    Elizabeth McGovern

    6 Episodes

  2. Martin Shaw

    Martin Shaw

    Citizen Chauvelin

    6 Episodes

  3. Richard E. Grant

    Richard E. Grant

    6 Episodes

  4. Anthony Green

    Anthony Green

    6 Episodes

  5. Ronan Vibert

    Ronan Vibert

    6 Episodes

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Last Season

The Scarlet Pimpernel

Season 2

2000 | 3 Episodes

Season 2 of The Scarlet Pimpernel premiered on October 18, 2000.

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The Scarlet Pimpernel
The Scarlet Pimpernel


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Status Ended


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Type Scripted

Original Language English

Runtime 90m



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