The Lady and the Highwayman (1989)

Based on a Barbara Cartland romance novel, this film is set in 17th Century England. There are lots of swords, plumed hats, steeds, castles, and heaving bosoms. And there are some well-known actors (Hugh Grant, Michael York, Oliver Reed). Surprisingly enough, The Lady and the Highwayman is pretty decent—much better than I, for one, was expecting. 

But where is James Booth? Watch closely. About halfway through the film he makes a brief appearance as an elderly gentleman who is robbed by a highwayman. The credits identify him merely as “Millionaire.” He has but one line: “I bear the king’s seal.” A point of interest: he has long, gray hair and very dark eyebrows.

Text copyright Diana Blackwell, 2002.