Hornblower: Mutiny (2001)


Although he doesn’t have Gregory Peck’s irritating cough, or an easy to pronounce name, Ioan Gruffudd gives a good performance as C S Forrester’s Hornblower in his younger days in this version of ‘Mutiny on the Bounty.’

The terribly British Spanish island of Menorca is among the locations, and we were informed by Núria Sintes of the Menorca Tourist Board that most of the shooting took place at La Mola, in a country house on the road to Fornells.

One well known location is the Castillo Fortaleza de Isabel II (or de la Mola), where Hornblower is imprisoned and is gazing out of his cell window when Sir Edward visits him.