A Dangerous Man: Lawrence After Arabia
is a made-for-TV movie
(1990) depicting the experiences of T. E. Lawrence
and Emir Feisal
of the Hejaz at the Paris Peace Conference
after the end of World War I
. One of the conference's many concerns was determining the fates of territories formerly under the rule of the defeated Ottoman Empire
. The film stars Ralph Fiennes
(in his first film role) as T. E. Lawrence, Alexander Siddig
(then credited as Siddig El-Fadil) as Feisal, Denis Quilley
as Lord Curzon
and Nicholas Jones
as Lord Dyson.
The film was produced in 1990, a year after David Lean's
1962 film epic, Lawrence of Arabia
, was re-released to theatres. It serves as an unofficial sequel
to that earlier film, as it depicts events that happened after the Great War.
The film's screenplay was written by Tim Rose Price
, who enlisted the help of Robert Bolt
, one of the screenwriters for the original Lawrence
film. Bolt assisted with story, plotting, and the portrayal of Lawrence. Christopher Menaul
directed the film.
The film goes further than its predecessor in showing the effects of revisionist historians. It demonstrates contemporary concerns about British and international politics and ethnic conflict. It also explores further Lawrence's enigmatic personality and suggests more openly his alleged homosexuality.
The film starts with a quote from Lawrence's book Seven Pillars of Wisdom
which is used for the title of the film:
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