The Lady and the Highwayman is a 1989 United Kingdom romantic adventure TV movie based on Barbara Cartland's romance novel Cupid Rides Pillion. The working title of the film was Dangerous Love.
The film stars Hugh Grant (in one of his earliest appearances) as highwayman Silver Blade and Lysette Anthony as Lady Panthea Vyne. The film is a swashbuckling tale of romance, jealousy and betrayal set in England during the Restoration of Charles II, with Michael York as King Charles II of England. Emma Samms as Lady Castlemaine and Oliver Reed are supported by guest appearances by Robert Morley and John Mills. The Lady Castlemaine of the film, whose vendetta against Lady Panthea Vyne is forms part of the plot of the film, is based on the life of Barbara Palmer, 1st Duchess of Cleveland, one of King Charles II's mistresses, who mothered several children by the King. She had many notable descendants, including Diana, Princess of Wales and Sir Anthony Eden, British Prime Minister from 1955-1957.
|Herstellungsland:||Vereinigtes Königreich, Italien|
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