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Lorna Doone (2000)

Against a backdrop of political and religious upheaval, a farmer falls in love with the "queen" of the notorious Doone clan --a family that he has sworn vengeance on.

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Mike Barker

Writers:

R.D. Blackmore (novel), Adrian Hodges
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Neil Finnighan ... Jack Ridd (as Neil Finnigan)
Jack Baverstock Jack Baverstock ... Young John Ridd
Trevor Cooper ... John Fry
Aidan Gillen ... Carver Doone
Ruth Sheen ... Betty Muxworthy
Barbara Flynn ... Sarah Ridd
Peter Vaughan ... Sir Ensor Doone
Anton Lesser ... Counsellor Doone
Katie Pitts-Drake Katie Pitts-Drake ... Young Lorna Doone
Oliver Chris ... Charley Doone
Richard Coyle ... John Ridd
Honeysuckle Weeks ... Annie Ridd
Joanne Froggatt ... Lizzie Ridd
Anthony Calf ... Tom Faggus
Jack Shepherd ... Reuben Huckaback
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Storyline

The year is 1675. England is threatened by religious and political rivalries. King Charles II's Catholic brother, James, is next in line for the throne, but many Protestants put their faith in Charles' illegitimate son, The Duke of Monmouth. On the king's death, conflict is inevitable... Over seven days journey from London, Exmoor is a primitive and lawless area. Here, farmer Jack Ridd lives with his wife Sarah, son John, and two daughters. The only shadow over their simple life is cast by the notorious outlaw family the Doones. The aristocratic Doones were banished from their ancestral lands and now live through looting, theft, and murder. Their brutality is legendary... Written by Anonymous

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Passion,romance and epic adventure in a classic tale of rivalry and revenge

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Drama | Romance

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 March 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lorna Doone See more »

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Budget:

GBP2,500,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16 : 9
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Trivia

Several actors in this series went to play in HBO's Game of Thrones TV Series and Itv's Downton Abbey. See more »

Goofs

When John shows Uncle Rueben Huckaback the secret way through the rocks into Doone valley, it is pouring with rain and both are drenched. When John climbs through the rocks and enters the valley, not only has it stopped raining but his clothing and hair are completely dry. See more »

Quotes

Judge Jeffreys: I hear his name mentioned again, I'll hang him on principle.
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Connections

Version of Lorna Doone (1911) See more »

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O God, Our Help in Ages Past
Lyrics written by Isaac Watts
Music composed by William Croft
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Enjoyable period adventure, good cast.
28 December 2000 | by Ben-139See all my reviews

This is an enjoyable adaptation of the period novel set in late 17th century England. It is well cast with excellent performances from many of the lead actors. Martin Clunes as Captain Sickles steals many of the scenes and Amelia Warner makes a beautiful Lorna.

The action scenes are well done and fast paced, and the characterisations are very good.

As with many period pieces, what does let it down a little is the costuming, which owes more to Hollywood's idea of historical clothing than what was actually worn (although the soldiers uniforms are very good) and the fact that the Doone's clothing and hairstyles seem to owe more to Braveheart than history!!

Despite the clothing inaccuracies, over-all it is a very entertaining adaptation, well worth watching.


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