Sean Bean
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The costume drama Clarissa stars Saskia Wickham as the title character. An unethical cad named Lovelace (Sean Bean) becomes obsessed with bedding the young woman, and soon ends up being responsible for her. However, his own libertine lifestyle takes its toll on him, physically and emotionally.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/09/2005
UPC: 0054961788590
Original Release: 1991
Rating: NR
Source: Acorn Media
Time: 3:21:00

Special Features

Outtakes; Screen tests; Samuel Richardson profile; Production notes; Photo gallery; Cast filmographies

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Sean Bean Lovelace

Technical Credits

Scene Index

Side #1 -- Vol. 1
1. Grandfather's Will [8:20]
2. Lovelace's Letter [12:27]
3. Mr. Solmes [10:35]
4. Caught! [10:26]
5. The Meeting [6:45]
1. Friend's Plea [10:25]
2. Nightmare [7:27]
3. Freedom? [11:02]
4. New Plan [12:04]
5. Mrs. Sinclair [7:10]
Side #2 -- Vol. 2
1. Church Visit [9:47]
2. Entertainment [10:14]
3. Uncle's News [11:29]
4. The Escape [10:09]
5. Master of Deceit [10:09]
1. Family Visit [9:53]
2. The Final Act [13:13]
3. Arrested [6:13]
4. Publicly Humiliated [11:13]
5. Clarissa's Time [11:30]

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Clarissa 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The BBC production of Clarissa—adapted from the longest novel in the English language—was shown on Masterpiece Theater (PBS) in the early 90s. I’ve been waiting for this DVD for years. The acting, costumes, and staging of this drama paint a revealing portrait of the plight of Samuel Richardson’s 18th century heroine who suffers the consequences of going against her family’s plans for her future. Sean Bean plays Lovelace with brilliant malice— his charm masks the danger lurking below the surface of this character. Or perhaps, that lurking danger is his charm. Saskia Wickham’s Clarissa is a believable mix of pious innocence and strong will. It is her strong will that proves to be both her undoing and her salvation. This is a must see for fans of well-acted, period drama.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago