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Noble House (TV Mini-Series 1988– ) Poster

(1988– )

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Struan & Company was inspired partly by real-life, as it was modelled after Hong Kong-based trading company Jardine-Matheson. In a nod to this, the exterior shots of the Struan & Company building, is that of Jardine House, the headquarters of Jardine-Matheson.
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Struans was founded in 1841, and celebrates its one hundred fiftieth anniversary, meaning it takes place in 1991. Since the miniseries was broadcast in 1988, that makes it a "future history" story, and, by the strict definition, qualifies it as a science fiction film.
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James Clavell, author of the novel, is represented in that book by a writer named "Marlowe". Marlowe is not portrayed in the film, but his wife is. She's the pregnant woman who jumps off the burning restaurant with Linc Barlett.
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John Rhys-Davies (Quillan Gornt) played Vasco Rodrigues in Shogun (1980). Both of the miniseries are based on novels by James Clavell.
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John Rhys-Davies worked with three James Bonds. Pierce Brosnan in this miniseries, Timothy Dalton in The Living Daylights (1987) and Sir Sean Connery in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989).
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Pierce Brosnan played a character named Ian Dunross in this miniseries. Brosnan played a character named Julian Noble in The Matador (2005).
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