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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

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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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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

24 December 2000 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Лорна Дун See more »

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Budget:

£2,500,000 (estimated)
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Several actors in this series went to play in HBO's Game of Thrones TV Series and Itv's Downton Abbey. See more »

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As John hides among the slain soldiers at Sedgemoor, one of the corpses he crouches beside is blinking. See more »

Quotes

John Ridd: Lorna you don't know how dangerous it is here now.
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Version of Lorna Doone (1922) See more »

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Entertaining, good scenery, better acting.
18 March 2001 | by nich924See all my reviews

I started watching Lorna Doone simply by coming across it on cable television. It had some beautiful scenery, and some good acting, especially the lead character of John Ridd (Richard Coyle)and Lorna Doone (Amelia Warner). Amelia Warner was exceptionally beautiful as Lorna Doone, and John Ridd played out his character of the handsome and honest farm boy who let nothing stand between him and his long love of Lorna Doone. These kind of movies I enjoy, as it places more emphasis on acting and development of the characters coming to life, then a movie with a bunch of special effects. There was plenty of action, to help frame the time period and create the havoc that possibly represented the time period. Costume department did a fair job, at least with the soldiers and lead characters. This movie hit my pleasure receptors in a subtle and unexpected way. Maybe it was looking at beautiful Amelia Warner, that kept me from changing channels. It is a beautiful setting and gave me the same sort of feeling that a movie like "My Secret Garden" did. I liked it quite a bit, and yet, can not explain why--precisely.


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