Search results for "Lesley Manville"


A Christmas Carol (2009)

Miser Ebenezer Scrooge is awakened on Christmas Eve by spirits who reveal to him his own miserable existence, what opportunities he wasted in his youth, his current cruelties, ...  (more)

GENRES: Animation • Drama
DIRECTION:  Robert Zemeckis
CAST:  Gary Oldman  •  Jim Carrey  •  Steve Valentine  •  Daryl Sabara

Maleficent (2014) RT 50% / Audience 71%

DVD release: Nov 2014

The untold story of Disney's most iconic villain from the 1959 classic 'Sleeping Beauty'. A beautiful, pure-hearted young woman, Maleficent has an idyllic life growing up in a ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Family • Fantasy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Robert Stromberg
CAST:  Angelina Jolie  •  Elle Fanning  •  Juno Temple  •  Sharlto Copley

An Adventure in Space and Time (2013) RT 95% / Audience 93%

This special one-off drama travels back in time to 1963 to see how Doctor Who was first brought to the screen. Actor William Hartnell felt trapped by a succession of hard-man ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Terry McDonough
CAST:  Brian Cox  •  David Bradley  •  Jessica Raine  •  Reece Shearsmith

The Christmas Candle (2013) RT 18% / Audience 75%

DVD release: Nov 2014

Deep in the heart of the English countryside lies the enchanting village of Gladbury. Legend has it every 25 years an angel visits the village candlemaker and touches a single ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Family
DIRECTION:  John Stephenson
CAST:  Hans Matheson  •  Samantha Barks  •  Lesley Manville  •  Sylvester McCoy

Romeo and Juliet (2013) RT 21% / Audience 47%

DVD release: Feb 2014

In Verona, bad blood between the Montague and Capulet families leads to much bitterness. Despite the hostility, Romeo Montague manages an invitation to a masked ball at the ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Carlo Carlei
CAST:  Douglas Booth  •  Hailee Steinfeld  •  Christian Cooke  •  Damian Lewis

A Five Star Life (2013) RT 65% / Audience 51%

DVD release: Nov 2014

Single and middle-aged, beautiful Irene (Margarita Buy) is wholly devoted to her job as an inspector of luxury hotels. Constantly on the road, she indulges in expensive ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Maria Sole Tognazzi
CAST:  Margherita Buy  •  Stefano Accorsi  •  Fabrizia Sacchi  •  Gianmarco Tognazzi

Spike Island (2012) RT 48% / Audience 40%

DVD release: Jun 2015

Teenage musicians travel to England's Spike Island in the hope of attending an outdoor performance by their favorite band, the Stone Roses.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Music
DIRECTION:  Mat Whitecross
CAST:  Elliott Tittensor  •  Nico Mirallegro  •  Matthew McNulty  •  Lesley Manville

Womb (2010) RT 35% / Audience 45%

DVD release: Mar 2013

A woman's consuming love forces her to bear the clone of her dead beloved. From his infancy to manhood, she faces the unavoidable complexities of her controversial decision.  (more)

GENRES: Romance • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Benedek Fliegauf
CAST:  Eva Green  •  Matt Smith  •  Lesley Manville  •  Peter Wight

Another Year (2010) RT 92% / Audience 74%

DVD release: Jun 2011

Mike Leigh’s much praised 2010 tragicomical drama. During a year, a very content couple approaching retirement are visited by friends and family less happy with their lives.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Mike Leigh
CAST:  Jim Broadbent  •  Lesley Manville  •  Ruth Sheen  •  Oliver Maltman

Sparkle (2007)

Liverpool chancer Sam moves to London with his aspiring chanteuse mum and begins an affair with a PR boss. But problems arise when he falls for her estranged daughter, too.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Foreign • Romance
DIRECTION:  Neil Hunter  •  Tom Hunsinger
CAST:  Stockard Channing  •  Shaun Evans  •  Anthony Stewart Head  •  Bob Hoskins




Vera Drake (2004) RT 92% / Audience 84%

DVD release: Mar 2005

Abortionist Vera Drake finds her beliefs and practices clash with the mores of 1950s Britain – a conflict that leads to tragedy for her family.  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  Mike Leigh
CAST:  Imelda Staunton  •  Sally Hawkins  •  Richard Graham  •  Eddie Marsan

All or Nothing (2002) RT 83% / Audience 81%

DVD release: Feb 2003

Penny's love for her partner, taxi-driver Phil, has run dry. He is a gentle, philosophical guy, and she works on the checkout at a supermarket...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Mike Leigh
CAST:  James Corden  •  Timothy Spall  •  Ruth Sheen  •  Lesley Manville

Milk (1999) RT Audience 29%

Forty-five-year-old Adrian has been living with his mother Lucy and running their Wiltshire dairy farm all his adult life. When Lucy unexpectedly dies of a heart attack, a ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  William Brookfield
CAST:  James Fleet  •  Phyllida Law  •  Lesley Manville

Topsy Turvy (1999) RT Audience 100%

After their production "Princess Ida" meets with less-than-stunning reviews, the relationship between Gilbert and Sullivan is strained to breaking. Their friends and ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Music
DIRECTION:  Mike Leigh
CAST:  Allan Corduner  •  Jim Broadbent  •  Timothy Spall  •  Dexter Fletcher

Secrets & Lies (1996) RT 94% / Audience 91%

DVD release: Feb 2005

A middle-aged London factory worker (Blethyn) is shocked when the mixed-race daughter she gave up at birth decides to track her down. At first she denies she is her mother. ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Mike Leigh
CAST:  Timothy Spall  •  Phyllis Logan  •  Brenda Blethyn  •  Claire Rushbrook

High Hopes (1988) RT 100% / Audience 87%

DVD release: May 2009

Slice-of-life look at a sweet working-class couple in London, Shirley and Cyril, his mother, who's aging quickly and becoming forgetful, mum's ghastly upper-middle-class ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Mike Leigh
CAST:  Phil Davis  •  Ruth Sheen  •  Edna Doré  •  Philip Jackson

High Season (1987) RT 60% / Audience 8%

DVD release: Sep 2002

On the isle of Rhodes, Katherine, an expatriate English photographer, lives with her daughter. A young local wants to encourage tourism, so he commissions a sculpture of the ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Foreign • Romance
DIRECTION:  Clare Peploe
CAST:  Jacqueline Bisset  •  James Fox  •  Irene Papas  •  Sebastian Shaw

The Firm (1989)

This is the story of rival "Firms" of football (soccer) supporters, and how one man has a wish to team them up for the European Championships of 1988. However, when this is ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Foreign
DIRECTION:  Alan Clarke
CAST:  Gary Oldman  •  Lesley Manville  •  Phil Davis

Sammy and Rosie Get Laid (1987)

Sammy and Rosie are an unconventional middle-class London married couple. They live in the midst of inner-city chaos, surround themselves with intellectual street people, and ...  (more)

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DIRECTION:  Stephen Frears
CAST:  Shashi Kapoor  •  Ayub Khan-Din  •  Frances Barber  •  Claire Bloom

Dance with a Stranger (1985) RT 90% / Audience 70%

DVD release: Jan 2001

Based on the true story of Ruth Ellis, the last woman hanged in Britain, Mike Newell's Dance With a Stranger (1985) concentrates on Ellis's (Richardson) short-lived ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  Mike Newell
CAST:  Miranda Richardson  •  Rupert Everett  •  Ian Holm  •  Stratford Johns