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Richard E. Grant
A convincing Percy

The Scarlet Pimpernel (Richard E. Grant, Elizabeth McGovern, Martin Shaw, 1998)
Another crack at a small-screen version of the Pimpernel that fared well. Grant received much acclaim for his portayal of Sir Percy. His acting was not quite as over-the-top as Anthony Andrews some 15 years earlier but certainly not lacking in foppish behaviour. Martin Shaw was a strange casting for Chauvelin when you consider the role had previously been played by actors of the caibre of Ian McKellen and Raymond Massey.

Elizabeth McGovern and Richard E. Grant lead the cast.

Grant plays the foppish Blakeney well ... yet remains convincing as a man of action once he dons the Pimpernel garb.

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