Fearless Frank, or Tit-bits from the Life of an Adventurer  

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"I did not consummate my marriage Frank ... my poor Jane died a virgin." --Thomas Carlyle to Frank Harris in Fearless Frank, or Tit-bits from the Life of an Adventurer (1978) by Colin Bucksey

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Fearless Frank, or Tit-bits from the Life of an Adventurer (1978) is a television film directed by Colin Bucksey and written by Andrew Davies (writer), an adaptation of Frank Harris's autobiography My Life and Loves (1922-27) starring Leonard Rossiter as Frank.

It was a "BBC2 Play of the Week".


Directed by Colin Bucksey Writing Credits (in alphabetical order) Andrew Davies ... (writer)Cast (in credits order) complete, awaiting verification Leonard Rossiter Leonard Rossiter ... Frank Harris Susan Penhaligon Susan Penhaligon ... Secretary / Schoolgirl / Actress / Jessie / Enid / Kate William Russell William Russell ... Headmaster / Lord Folkestone / Chapman Margaret Courtenay Margaret Courtenay ... Mrs. Clayton / Mrs. Clapton Hal Galili Hal Galili ... Cowboy / Mr. Clapton Alun Lewis Alun Lewis ... Young Man / Kendrick Denis Lawson Denis Lawson ... Professor Byron Smith / Ernest Dowson Kate Fahy Kate Fahy ... Laura Clapton (as Katherine Fahey) Philip Sayer Philip Sayer ... Oscar Wilde Ben Aris Ben Aris ... Whistler John Rhys-Davies John Rhys-Davies ... Guy de Maupassant Sylvia Kay Sylvia Kay ... Nellie Harris Andrew Downie Andrew Downie ... Thomas Carlyle Donna Evans Donna Evans ... Nursemaid / Lily Robins Pepsi Maycock Pepsi Maycock ... Topsy Elizabeth Revill Elizabeth Revill ... Mrs. Mayhew Albert Shepherd Albert Shepherd ... Tibbett / Waiter Donald Waugh Donald Waugh ... Shoe-Shine Boy Keith Jayne Keith Jayne ... Butcher's Boy Produced by Louis Marks ... producerMusic by Richard Hartley Production Design by David Myerscough-Jones Costume Design by John Peacock Sound Department Chick Anthony ... soundCamera and Electrical Department Nigel Wright ... lighting technician

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