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The Ambassador (1998– )

TV Series | 50 min | Drama

Harriet Smith (Pauline Collins), the new British ambassador to Ireland, desperately wants to make her mark in this historically difficult posting and try to put the tragic murder of her husband behind her. Harriet wants to be just and fair...See moreHarriet Smith (Pauline Collins), the new British ambassador to Ireland, desperately wants to make her mark in this historically difficult posting and try to put the tragic murder of her husband behind her. Harriet wants to be just and fair in her dealings with the Irish government and to try to make the relationship between the two governments less adversarial in nature. However, the situation is made considerably worse for her and her trusted assistant, John Stone (Denis Lawson), by her son Nate who refuses to accept the consequences of her new ambassadorial role and still blames her for his fathers death. Written by Mark Smith See less
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Updated Jan 4, 1998

Release date (First episode)
Jan 4, 1998 (United Kingdom)

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124 cast members
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Pauline Collins
Harriet Smith Harriet Smith   See fewer
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Denis Lawson
John Stone John Stone   See fewer
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Owen Roe
Minister Kevin Flaherty Minister Kevin Flaherty   See fewer
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Tom Connolly
Sam Smith Sam Smith   See fewer
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William Chubb
Stephen Tyler Stephen Tyler   See fewer
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Alison McKenna
Jennifer Jennifer   See fewer
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Tim Matthews
Nate Smith Nate Smith   See fewer
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Eve Matheson
Catherine Grieve Catherine Grieve   See fewer
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Dominic Mafham
Julian Wadham Julian Wadham   See fewer
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Gina Moxley
Eileen Eileen   See fewer
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Peter Egan
Michael Cochrane Michael Cochrane   See fewer
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Dermot Martin
Consular Official Consular Official   See fewer
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Pat Ainscough
Security Guard in Hotel Security Guard in Hotel   See fewer
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Michael Angelis
David McNaughton David McNaughton   See fewer
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Pauline Cadell
Michelle O'Connor Michelle O'Connor   See fewer
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Des Cave
Gerry Delaney Gerry Delaney   See fewer
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Virginia Cole
Dr. Siobhan McGinley Dr. Siobhan McGinley   See fewer
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Patrick Dawson
Police Commissioner Kerr Police Commissioner Kerr   See fewer
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Veronica Duffy
Molly Delaney Molly Delaney   See fewer
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Alistair Findlay
Moreton Moreton   See fewer
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James Flynn
TV Reporter TV Reporter   See fewer
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Michael James Ford
FPV Commander FPV Commander   See fewer
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Joe Gallagher
2nd Trawler Man 2nd Trawler Man   See fewer
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Jason Gilroy
Egg Thrower Egg Thrower   See fewer
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David Gorry
Graeme Graeme   See fewer
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Terence Harvey
Commander Bracken Commander Bracken   See fewer
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David Heap
Brendan O'Neill Brendan O'Neill   See fewer
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Philip Jackson
Douglas Milburn Douglas Milburn   See fewer
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John Keegan
Hughes Hughes   See fewer
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Jack Lynch
Stalker Stalker   See fewer
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Ena May
Landlady Landlady   See fewer
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Sean McGinley
Joseph O'Connor Joseph O'Connor   See fewer
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T.P. McKenna
Taoiseach Healy Taoiseach Healy   See fewer
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Darren Monks
Stevie Stevie   See fewer
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Brendan Morrissey
1st Reporter 1st Reporter   See fewer
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Jim Norton
Tom Harnett Tom Harnett   See fewer
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Gerry O'Brien
1st Trawler Man 1st Trawler Man   See fewer
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Gavin O'Connor
Customs Officer Customs Officer   See fewer
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Noel O'Donovan
Jackie Norris Jackie Norris   See fewer
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Aisling O'Neill
Nate's Girlfriend Nate's Girlfriend   See fewer
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Philip O'Sullivan
Callaghan Callaghan   See fewer
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Enda Oates
Tommy Carter Tommy Carter   See fewer
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John Olohan
Uncle Joe Uncle Joe   See fewer
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Kevin Reynolds
Taoiseach's Private Secretary Taoiseach's Private Secretary   See fewer
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Hassani Shapi
Badr Hashem Badr Hashem   See fewer
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Frank Smith
Flaherty's Aide Flaherty's Aide   See fewer
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Craig Stepp
Det. Con. Sheedy Det. Con. Sheedy   See fewer
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John Paul Swaine
Rent Boy Rent Boy   See fewer
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Frederick Treves
Sir Robert Beauchamp Sir Robert Beauchamp   See fewer
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Jessica Turner
Christine Hashem Christine Hashem   See fewer
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Richard Wall
Barman Barman   See fewer
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Paul Ward
2nd Reporter 2nd Reporter   See fewer
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Ali White
Flaherty's Assistant Flaherty's Assistant   See fewer
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Jonathan White
Marcus Dugdale Marcus Dugdale   See fewer
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Graham Wilkinson
1st Protection Officer 1st Protection Officer   See fewer
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Don Wycherley
Embassy receptionist Embassy receptionist   See fewer
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Sgt. Ruane Sgt. Ruane   See fewer
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Doctor Doctor   See fewer
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Annette Annette   See fewer
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Jane Tyler Jane Tyler   See fewer
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Sheriff Sheriff   See fewer
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Houghton Houghton   See fewer
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TV Producer TV Producer   See fewer
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Commander 1 Commander 1   See fewer
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Flaherty's 2nd aide Flaherty's 2nd aide   See fewer
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Paul Chapman
Geoffrey Fry Geoffrey Fry   See fewer
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Hartson Hartson   See fewer
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Philip Croskin
Rawlins Rawlins   See fewer
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Mandarin Mandarin   See fewer
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Cornelius Cornelius   See fewer
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Lord Carnforth Lord Carnforth   See fewer
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O'Neill O'Neill   See fewer
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Carson Carson   See fewer
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Ashley Ashley   See fewer
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Rating Rating   See fewer
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Morgan Morgan   See fewer
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Donelly Donelly   See fewer
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Det Sgt Slater Det Sgt Slater   See fewer
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Presenter Presenter   See fewer
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Mrs. Mac Mrs. Mac   See fewer
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Naval Rating (uncredited) Naval Rating (uncredited)   See fewer
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7.6 / 10 | 94 votes