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Richard Morant's performance


Mr Morant's performance as Gerald Flashman is superb. He does such a wonderful job of portraying the heartless bully (who has been made that way by an even worse bully of a father).
It is a shame that he was never asked to portray the slightly altered Flashman of the George MacDonald Fraser novels as he would have been great in the role.
When watching some of Mr Morant's other fine performances, as Dwight Ennis in Poldark, or Titus Oates in The Last Place on Earth, or Bunter in the Dorothy Sayers Mysteries, it is always fun to remember this, early in his career, characterization.

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I've just bought TBS on dvd purely to see Richard Morant so i must agree with you. I've only ever seen him in Poldark and, Dr Enys being such a thoroughly decent nice bloke, it's a shock to see just how horrid RM can be! But, it does highlight his skill as an actor to be equally convincing as nice and nasty. The charming boyish smile of Dwight Enys is just as appealing as Flashman's sneer.

I know RM does an awful lot of voice overs now but I would love to see him on our screens again....

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Yes I always thought he was gorgeous even as a baddie. I didn't know there is a DVD I must go and look for it!

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Yes,he could have played my favourite literary character in films of the Flashman books.But why did they call him Gerald when Fraser called him Harry?

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