In this war drama series directed by Tom Clegg Bean plays Sharpe a British Sergeant who saves the life of Arthur in A peninsular war in the age of Napoleon. He is promoted to lieutenant and in charge of a company of Rifles that don’t respect him to carry out a vital and dangerous mission. Co-starring Brian Cox, David Troughton, Assumpta Serna and John Tams. About his character:
It happened in Sharpe’s time, a couple of hundred years ago, when kids were sent off to foreign lands and told to fight, and it happens for real now, too. It’s heartbreaking to re-enact all that, and I couldn’t wait to walk away because I could feel my emotions getting the better of me.