The Tichborne Claimant (1998)

Based on a true story, set in the late 19th 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.

Directing:
  • David Yates

Writing:
  • Sukey Fisher

Stars:
Release Date: 1998-08-01
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  • Country: GB
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 98
Jennifer Hennessy
Jennifer Henn...
Cousin Alicia
Stephen Fry
Stephen Fry
Hawkins
Robert Hardy
Robert Hardy
Lord Rivers
John Kani
John Kani
Bogle
Robert Pugh
Robert Pugh
The Claimant
John Gielgud
John Gielgud
Cockburn
Charles Gray
Charles Gray
Arundell
James Villiers
James Villier...
Uncle Henry
Dudley Sutton
Dudley Sutton
Onslow Onslow
Paola Dionisotti
Paola Dioniso...
The Dowager
Perry Fenwick
Perry Fenwick
John Holmes
Roger Hammond
Roger Hammond
Cubitt
John Challis
John Challis
Rous the Landlord
Anita Dobson
Anita Dobson
Fanny Loder
Howard Lew Lewis
Howard Lew Le...
The Hotel Manager
Ursula Howells
Ursula Howell...
Lady Doughty
Sion Tudor Owen
Sion Tudor Ow...
Charles Orton
Ralph Nossek
Ralph Nossek
Workhouse Master
David Crawford
David Crawfor...
Court Usher
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