April 26th, 2006

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BEAN'S BAD BELLY

BEAN'S BAD BELLY
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Actor SEAN BEAN is struggling on the Indian set of his new TV series SHARPE'S CHALLENGE after suffering a bout of food poisoning.

The LORD OF THE RINGS star was among a number of cast and crew members to be struck down with the notorious 'Delhi belly' while shooting the period war drama - a reprisal of the character that made him a household name.

Bean - who is playing MAJOR RICHARD SHARPE for the first time in eight years - says, "Being ill was unpleasant but everyone on set has had it. I'm all right now."

He adds of the other difficulties of filming on the remote location, "The roads are crazy, and it takes some getting used to. So does seeing camels on the dual carriageways - it certainly keeps the speed down. It's like a film set, there are cows, dogs and cattle everywhere." (IG/WNSEXS/SH)

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MY STYLE

MY STYLE.

The Daily Mail (London, England); 4/24/2006

Byline: KAREN HOCKNEY

Padma Lakshmi, the actress and wife of Salman Rushdie, on why she loves glamour, so long as it's comfortable

PADMA LAKSHMI found fame as an international model and cookery writer, and was last year voted one of the world's most beautiful women by Harpers & Queen.

But she is probably still best known for being the wife of controversial writer Salman Rushdie - although that's set to change with her acting role in Sharpe's Challenge.

She stars alongside Sean Bean as the beautiful but deadly Indian regent Madhuvanthi in the twopart ITV1 drama which concludes tonight, and is hoping it will lead to more acting work in Britain. Collapse )
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SATELLITE & DIGITAL PICK OF THE NIGHT.


SATELLITE & DIGITAL PICK OF THE NIGHT.

The Evening Standard (London, England); 4/24/2006

Sharpe's Challenge: Behind the Scenes 10.30pm, ITV3
If you are among the many fans of redblooded hero Col Richard Sharpe, tune in for an exclusive interview with the show's star, Sean Bean (above). There are also further opportunities to feast your eyes on the stunning Indian locations used in his latest adventure, concluding on ITV1 tonight, which this programme follows.

Plus, military expert Richard Rutherford Moore explains how he trained hundreds of Indian extras to play soldiers of the British Raj.

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Col Sharpe is all the raj.


Col Sharpe is all the raj.

The Daily Mail (London, England); 4/24/2006

Byline: PETER PATERSON

Sharpe's Challenge (ITV1);

THE news that the British Empire, for so long an unmentionable subject in public discourse, is to be reintroduced into the schools history curriculum gave an extra piquancy to the return last night of Bernard Cornwell's arch-imperialist warrior, Richard Sharpe.

In Sharpe's Challenge, the scene was India in the early 19th century, with Sean Bean's swashbuckling soldier recalled by the Duke of Wellington (Hugh Fraser) five years after their heroics at the Battle of Waterloo - and Sharpe's promotion to the rank of colonel - to deal with a rebellion by local maharajah Khande Rao (Karan Panthaky). Collapse )
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Life at the Sharpe end


Life at the Sharpe end
Published on 25/04/2006

IN THE past few years British actor Sean Bean has barely stopped working.

He’s starred in one of the biggest blockbusters of all time, The Lord Of The Rings trilogy, and in the past year alone he’s made four back-to-back movies.

But far from being driven by fame and fortune, the 46-year-old says his workaholic tendencies stem from a fear of being unemployed.

Surprisingly, it wasn’t that long ago that the offers dried up for the talented actor after a stint playing TV swashbuckler Sharpe.Collapse )
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Sean's loving life at the Sharpe end

[April 24, 2006]

Sean's loving life at the Sharpe end

(Daily Record Via Thomson Dialog NewsEdge)After almost a decade, Sean Bean is back this week as swashbuckling Captain Richard Sharpe in ITV1's pounds 4million epic adventure.

Filmed in Jaipur, Sharpe is sent by the Duke of Wellington to find a maharaja opposing British interests in India.

Sharpe fences for survival with Colonel Dodd, a rebel East India Company officer and the maharaja's sinister sidekick played by ex-Bond baddie Toby Stephens, sparking a series of bloody battles.Collapse )