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with over 100 pics from the entire series, with captioning. (spoilers
Over half the pics include Derek de Lint's character.
Click on a thumbnail to view its larger image in a new window:
de Lint as
"Maestro Roberto Rannaldini"
UK/United Film and
Television Production for Anglia Television Entertainment in association
with Blue Heaven Productions
150 minutes long
Director - Robert Knights
Harvey Bamburg and Andrew Maclear (screenplay)
Jilly Cooper (novel)
Produced by - Irving Teitelbaum
Executive Producer - Neil Zeiger (Blue Heaven Prod.)
Production Executive - David Fitzgerald
Executive Producer - Sarah Lawson (ATE)
Billington - "Lysander Hawkley"
Gilly Comack - "Marigold Lockton"
Kim Criswell - "Georgie Maquire"
Hugh Bonneville - "Ferdinand Fitzgerald"
Derek de Lint - "Roberto Rannaldini"
Kate Byers - "Kitty Rannaldini"
Philip Bowen - "Guy Seymour"
Rhona Mitra - "Flora Seymour"
Rosalind Plowright - "Hermione Harefield"
Nicholas Ball - "Larry Lockton"
Ravil Isyanov - "Boris Levitsky"
Sandra Reinton - "Julia"
Trevor Bowen - "David Hawkley"
Nicola Cordey - "Nikki"
And no, Derek doesn't play "the man" who made all those hubbies
jealous, but he certainly could have in another movie, eh? ;-) His role
as "Maestro Roberto Rannaldini" must have been a royally fun
character to act as (in comparison to say, Derek Rayne! ;-) since the
Maestro is a real egotistical S.O.B. who treats his wife, Kitty, like
dirt. During the course of the series, the Maestro gets riled up by
an up-and-coming composer and whacked on the head by his mistress after
getting caught with a nymphomaniac pupil.
From the back of
the video box (copyright © 1998 Anglia Television Entertainment):
Based on the movie
by blockbuster British novelist, Jilly Cooper, this is a lavishly
entertaining, romantic comedy.
is almost 23 and heart-stoppingly handsome. He is tall, broad-shouldered,
wildly affectionate and has a wall-to-wall smile which withers women.
Athletic and good
at almost everything, except making a living, Lysander is shepherded
through life by his friend, Ferdie Fitzgerald. When Lysander's name
is all over the newspapers for having been caught in bed with another
man's wife, Ferdie gets the idea that Lysander might be able to make
a career of making husbands jealous.
In the small village
of Paradise, peoples' marriages are under stress. Paradise husbands
seem to have mistresses like they have fax machines and mobile phones.
The wives are losing confidence. What better than to make their husbands
jealous by seeming to start an affair with an extremely attractive
From rock stars
to wealthy women, Lysander leaves a trail of feminine delight and
Stephen Billington Home Page - an excellent unofficial site for
the brilliant young actor who played "Lysander." Debbie was
the first to bring the web some superb video captures and sound files
from "The Man..."; I was the second to put up pics with obviously
a wee bit more of the Maestro. :-)
your review or buy the 2-volume video set of the UK tv series at Amazon.com
Pics added 1/24/99
Slideshow added 2/2/99
Links added 2/15/99
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