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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. Richard E. Grant

    Richard E. Grant

    Percy Blakeney/The Scarlet Pimpernel

    6 Episodes

  2. Elizabeth McGovern

    Elizabeth McGovern

    Marguerite Blakeney

    6 Episodes

  3. Martin Shaw

    Martin Shaw

    Citizen Chauvelin

    6 Episodes

  4. Anthony Green

    Anthony Green

    Sir Andrew Ffoulks

    6 Episodes

  5. Ronan Vibert

    Ronan Vibert


    6 Episodes

  6. Christopher Fairbank

    Christopher Fairbank


    6 Episodes

  7. Jamie Bamber

    Jamie Bamber

    Lord Anthony Dewhurst

    6 Episodes

  8. Beth Goddard

    Beth Goddard

    Lady Suzanne Foulkes

    6 Episodes

  9. Gerard Murphy

    Gerard Murphy


    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


Status Ended


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Type Scripted

Original Language English


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