|Ewan McGregor||Dr. Alfred Jones|
|Amr Waked||The Sheikh|
|Kristin Scott Thomas||Patricia Maxwell|
|Rachael Stirling||Mary Jones|
|Jill Baker||Betty Burnside|
Dr. Alfred Jones is a fisheries scientist who one day receives an unusual request: A businesswoman named Harriet Chetwode-Talbot wants his help in fulfilling a wealthy sheik's request to bring sport fishing to Yemen. Jones declines at first, but when the British prime minister's spokeswoman latches on to the project as a way to improve Middle East relations, he joins in. Romance blooms as Jones and Harriet work to make the sheik's dream come true.