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Perfect Hero (1991)

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A Perfect Hero, Christopher Matthews' novel about a grotesquely disfigured war hero, was transformed into a six-part British TV drama in 1991. Nigel Havers starred as Hugh Flemming, a Cambridge-educated bomber pilot who was shot down in flames during the 1940 Battle of Britain. The rest of the drama dealt with Flemming's Herculean efforts to adjust to his horrific wounds -- both actual and psychological -- in the postwar era. According to studio publicity, actress Fiona Gillies' terrified reaction to Havers' facial makeup was genuine; she was not permitted to see his "remade" face until the cameras started turning. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast

Nigel Havers
as Hugh Fleming
James Fox
as Angus Meikle
Fiona Gillies
as Bunty Morrell
Amanda Elwes
as Marjorie
Bernard Hepton
as Arthur Fleming
Barbara Leigh-Hunt
as Iris Fleming
Fiona Mollison
as Susan Fleming
Joanna Lumley
as Loretta Stone
Harry Burton
as Peter Hemingford
Rosalind Knight
as Sister Grice
Brian Mitchell
as Dr. Morris
Nick Palliser
as Jimmy Macdonnel
Nicholas Pritchard
as Julian Masters
Patrick Ryecart
as Tim Holland
Thomas Wheatley
as Dickie Bird
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