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Francis Cooper \
Francis Cooper
Medium: Television, Book, TV
Also known as: Unknown
Nationality: English
Rank: Riflemen
Appearances: Sharpe's Rifles

Sharpe's Rifles Sharpe's Eagle Sharpe's Company Sharpe's Enemy Sharpe's Honour Sharpe's Gold

Actor: Michael Mears

Francis Cooper was a Chosen Man who served in the 95th Rifles, He first appeared in Sharpe's Rifles, and is the counterpart of Cooper's character, he was portrayed by Michael Mears.

Novel differencesEdit

In the novels however his name was only named Cooper In Sharpe's Rifles in the novel however not named by his first name Cooper however though this character is killed on a retreat to Corunna however,

(However oddly Cromwell in Sharpe's Battle the novel had Cooper recurring in Sharpe's Battle (novel) which as a result without any explanation is unknown why Cooper reappeared in Sharpe's Battle when he had been killed off in Sharpe's Rifles, perhaps it was a most likely a mistake written by Cromwell, this happened to also Rifleman Pendleton as well,)

TV seriesEdit

In the TV Series, Cooper is portrayed by Michael Mears, however though he was born and bred in the London slums where he learnt his trade in thieving and pick pocketing, as he was great at picklocking, as he not over his endowed on the brains side, he is one of the best shots never one to miss any opportunity, whether its to leave the column to shoot a rabbit for supper or to eye up any pretty lady, however he appeared from Sharpe's Rifles until Sharpe's Gold but after that he disappears after Sharpe's Gold, but he does return to narrate Sharpe the Legend,

Trivia FactsEdit

  • Francis Cooper was the counterpart of Riflemen Cooper from Sharpe's Rifles the novel and of course unlike the TV Series character Cooper was killed off in Sharpe's Rifles on a retreat to Corunna, but in the novel he never had Francis as his first name,
  • Michael Mears was supposed to stay on in the Sharpe's Series and maybe he might have made a great character for Sharpe's Waterloo had he stayed on perhaps could have been the sole surviving Riflemen, or would he and Isaiah Tongue been as well,
  • Oddly enough Cooper reappears in Sharpe's Battle (novel) without any explanation it was most likely a mistake writing error when Cromwell forgot when he wrote the books which the same thing happened to Rifleman Pendleton as well,

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