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The Tichborne Claimant (1998)

Not Rated
98 min | Drama

Based on a true story, set in the late nineteenth century: Lord Tichborne, the ninth richest nobleman in England, disappears after a South American shipwreck. Some years later, his erudite Afro-English valet, Bogle, is sent to investigate ...See moreBased on a true story, set in the late nineteenth century: Lord Tichborne, the ninth richest nobleman in England, disappears after a South American shipwreck. Some years later, his erudite Afro-English valet, Bogle, is sent to investigate rumors that Tichborne survived and settled in Australia. An alcoholic ruffian answer's Bogle's inquiries claiming to be the lost heir. Bogle suspects fraud, but conspires with the claimant to split the inheritance should the latter succesfully pass himself off to friends, family, and the courts. As the claimant returns to England to continue his charade, enough people confirm his identity to make both the claimant and Bogle believe that he just might be the rightful heir after all. Written by Grace Nall See less
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Sukey Fisher (as Joe Fisher)
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Philip Keenan (as Phil Keenan)
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Updated Aug 31, 1998

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Nov 12, 1999 (United Kingdom)

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Robert Pugh
The Claimant The Claimant   See fewer
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John Kani
Bogle Bogle   See fewer
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Hawkins Hawkins   See fewer
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John Gielgud
Cockburn Cockburn   See fewer
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Robert Hardy
Lord Rivers Lord Rivers   See fewer
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Rachael Dowling
Mary Anne Mary Anne   See fewer
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Charles Gray
Arundell Arundell   See fewer
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James Villiers
Uncle Henry Uncle Henry   See fewer
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Paola Dionisotti
The Dowager The Dowager   See fewer
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Rous the Landlord Rous the Landlord   See fewer
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Bowker Bowker   See fewer
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Baigent Baigent   See fewer
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Anita Dobson
Fanny Loder Fanny Loder   See fewer
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Howard Lew Lewis
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Ursula Howells
Lady Doughty Lady Doughty   See fewer
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Matt Wilkinson
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Iain Cuthbertson
Dr. McKechnie Dr. McKechnie   See fewer
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Dowager's Priest Dowager's Priest   See fewer
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Dr. Lipscome (as Gordon Langford-Rowe) Dr. Lipscome (as Gordon Langford-Rowe)   See fewer
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Charles Orton (as Sean Tudor-Owen) Charles Orton (as Sean Tudor-Owen)   See fewer
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Workhouse Master Workhouse Master   See fewer
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Mike Ames
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Fiona Carnegie
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Claire McCabe
Claimant's Child Claimant's Child   See fewer
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Claimant's Child Claimant's Child   See fewer
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Claimant's Child Claimant's Child   See fewer
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Voices of Aristocatic Gentlemen (uncredited) Voices of Aristocatic Gentlemen (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mrs. Jackson (uncredited) Mrs. Jackson (uncredited)   See fewer
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Groom (uncredited) Groom (uncredited)   See fewer
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3rd Roger (uncredited) 3rd Roger (uncredited)   See fewer
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Peter Smith
1st Roger (uncredited) 1st Roger (uncredited)   See fewer
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Eve Steele
Ellen (uncredited) Ellen (uncredited)   See fewer
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Liam Tobin
Sir Alfred Tichborne (uncredited) Sir Alfred Tichborne (uncredited)   See fewer
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5.9 / 10 | 190 votes