love working with Sean Bean and have great admiration
for him as an
actor. The part of Sharpe was made for him and I couldn’t
else playing the role. Sean is a very physical actor and
is superb at
doing all his own stunts, which makes my job so much easier.
And I was
delighted to return to India, where I had filmed before.
India gave us stunning locations, superb filming light, top
and props and a huge variety of animals as background colour – but
can’t make Sharpe without lots of extras and we got
them. Well trained
by Richard Rutherford Moore (a veteran of Sharpe) they were
most enthusiastic and cheerful extras I have ever worked
contributed enormously to the success of the film. Problems?
Well a few
people got Delhi belly, but we had an excellent doctor to
look after us.
They say an army marches on its stomach – well so does
a film unit and
we had superb Indian caterers – not one person ever
grumbled at the food.
I think all the cast and crew enjoyed India and it shows
on the screen.
It’s such a vibrant, colourful, enthusiastic, cheerful
everyone wants to go back. I certainly would, so the only
is will “Sharpe” return?