RICHARD E GRANT leads a double life as the daring Scarlet Pimpernel and the foppish English aristocrat Sir Percy Blakeney. While the Pimpernel swashbuckles and romances his way through the French Revolution with his faithful followers, the League of Gentlemen, Sir Percy is every bit the upper class toff back in England. ELIZABETH McGOVERN is Sir Percy’s beautiful wife Marguerite, who suspects his dark secret and MARTIN SHAW is Chauvelin, the head of the revolutionary secret police and the Pimpernel’s sworn enemy. Based on the books by BARONESS ORCZY. A BBC/London Films production.