Search results for "Nigel Hawthorne"


Amistad (1997) RT 76% / Audience 79%

DVD release: Apr 1999

In 1839, the slave ship Amistad set sail from Cuba to America. During the long trip, Cinque leads the slaves in an unprecedented uprising. They are then held prisoner in ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • History • Mystery
DIRECTION:  Steven Spielberg
CAST:  Nigel Hawthorne  •  Anthony Hopkins  •  Djimon Hounsou  •  Morgan Freeman

Carve Her Name with Pride (1958) RT Audience 78%

DVD release: May 2009

Violette Bushell is the daughter of an English father and a French mother, living in London in the early years of World War 2. She meets a handsome young French soldier in the ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • War
DIRECTION:  Lewis Gilbert
CAST:  Virginia McKenna  •  Paul Scofield  •  Jack Warner  •  Denise Grey

Demolition Man (1993) RT 64% / Audience 66%

DVD release: Sep 1997

Simon Phoenix, a violent criminal cryogenically frozen in 1996, has escaped during a parole hearing in 2032 in the utopia of San Angeles. Police are incapable of dealing with ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Crime • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Marco Brambilla
CAST:  Sylvester Stallone  •  Wesley Snipes  •  Sandra Bullock  •  Nigel Hawthorne

Gandhi (1982) RT 88% / Audience 92%

DVD release: Aug 2001

In the early years of the 20th century, Mohandas K. Gandhi, a British-trained lawyer, forsakes all worldly possessions to take up the cause of Indian independence. Faced with ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • History
DIRECTION:  Richard Attenborough
CAST:  Ben Kingsley  •  Rohini Hattangadi  •  Candice Bergen  •  Roshan Seth

History of the World, Part I (1981)

An uproarious version of history that proves nothing is sacred – not even the Roman Empire, the French Revolution and the Spanish Inquisition.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Mel Brooks
CAST:  Mel Brooks  •  Dom DeLuise  •  Madeline Kahn  •  Harvey Korman

Richard III (1995) RT 94% / Audience 85%

DVD release: Aug 2001

Shakespeare's Play transplanted into a 1930s setting.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • War
DIRECTION:  Richard Loncraine
CAST:  Ian McKellen  •  Annette Bening  •  Jim Broadbent  •  Kristin Scott Thomas

Tarzan (1999) RT 88% / Audience 74%

DVD release: Jan 2000

Tarzan was a small orphan who was raised by an ape named Kala since he was a child. He believed that this was his family, but on an expedition Jane Porter is rescued by Tarzan ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Animation • Drama • Family
DIRECTION:  Chris Buck  •  Kevin Lima
CAST:  Tony Goldwyn  •  Glenn Close  •  Minnie Driver  •  Brian Blessed

The Black Cauldron (1985) RT 55% / Audience 48%

DVD release: Oct 2000

Taran is an assistant pigkeeper with boyish dreams of becoming a great warrior. However, he has to put the daydreaming aside when his charge, an oracular pig named Hen Wen, is ...  (more)

GENRES: Animation
DIRECTION:  Richard Rich  •  Ted Berman
CAST:  Grant Bardsley  •  Susan Sheridan  •  Freddie Jones  •  Nigel Hawthorne

The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1982)

Quasimodo, the hunchback bellringer of Notre Dame's cathedral meets a beautiful gypsy dancer, Esmeralda, and falls in love with her. So does Quasimodo's guardian, the ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Michael Tuchner
CAST:  Anthony Hopkins  •  Derek Jacobi  •  David Suchet  •  Lesley-Anne Down

The Madness of King George (1994) RT 93% / Audience 80%

DVD release: Jun 2001

King George III's erratic behaviour leads to a plot in Parliament to have him declared insane and removed from the throne.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • History
DIRECTION:  Nicholas Hytner
CAST:  Nigel Hawthorne  •  Helen Mirren  •  Ian Holm  •  Rupert Graves




The Plague Dogs (1982) RT Audience 91%

DVD release: Oct 2004

The Plague Dogs is a 1982 animated film based on the 1977 novel of the same name by Richard Adams. The story is centred on two dogs named Rowf and Snitter, who escape from a ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Animation • Drama
DIRECTION:  Martin Rosen
CAST:  John Hurt  •  Christopher Benjamin  •  James Bolam  •  Nigel Hawthorne

Watership Down (1978) RT 82% / Audience 86%

DVD release: Mar 2002

When the warren belonging to a community of rabbits is threatened, a brave group led by Fiver, Bigwig, Blackberry and Hazel leave their homeland in a search of a safe new haven.  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Animation • Drama
DIRECTION:  Martin Rosen
CAST:  John Hurt  •  Richard Briers  •  Michael Graham Cox  •  John Bennett

The Object of My Affection (1998) RT 49% / Audience 51%

DVD release: Jan 2002

A pregnant New York social worker begins to develop romantic feelings for her gay best friend, and decides she'd rather raise her child with him, much to the dismay of her ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Nicholas Hytner
CAST:  Jennifer Aniston  •  Paul Rudd  •  Hayden Panettiere  •  Alan Alda

Firefox (1982) RT 45% / Audience 41%

DVD release: Oct 2002

The Soviets have developed a revolutionary new jet fighter, called "Firefox". Naturally, the British are worried that the jet will be used as a first-strike weapon, as rumours ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Science Fiction • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Clint Eastwood
CAST:  Clint Eastwood  •  Freddie Jones  •  David Huffman  •  Warren Clarke

The Big Brass Ring (1999) RT 67% / Audience 17%

DVD release: Jan 2000

Blake Pellarin is on the campaign trail to become president of the United States. While making a stop in St. Louis, a chance encounter brings his past back to haunt him.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  George Hickenlooper
CAST:  William Hurt  •  Nigel Hawthorne  •  Miranda Richardson  •  Irène Jacob

Pope John Paul II (1985)

Bio-drama tracing the life and career of Polish cardinal Karol Wojtyla from his days as a young activist in Poland to his rise and installation in 1978 as Pope of the Catholic ...  (more)

GENRES: History
DIRECTION:  Herbert Wise
CAST:  Albert Finney  •  Patrick Stewart  •  Brian Cox  •  Nigel Hawthorne

Freddie as F.R.O.7 (1992) RT Audience 51%

The story about a man-sized frog named Prince Frederic who is turned into a frog by his wicked aunt Messina and hired by British Intelligence to solve the mysterious ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Animation • Family • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Jon Acevski
CAST:  Ben Kingsley  •  Brian Blessed  •  Nigel Hawthorne  •  Jonathan Pryce

Murder in Mind (1997) RT Audience 25%

The L.A. police find two bodies in a fancy house and suspect the wife of one victim. Dr. Ellis, a hypnotherapist, takes her back in time; with the police listening, a pattern ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Andrew Morahan
CAST:  Nigel Hawthorne  •  Jimmy Smits  •  Mary-Louise Parker

The Clandestine Marriage (1999) RT Audience 44%

DVD release: Nov 2001

A period film, set around an English country house whose owners want to arrange a marriage of convenience between their elder daughter and an aristocratic heir of a hard-up ...  (more)

GENRES: 
DIRECTION:  Christopher Miles
CAST:  Nigel Hawthorne  •  Joan Collins  •  Timothy Spall  •  Tom Hollander

Edward and Mrs Simpson (1978)

While still the Prince of Wales, the future Edward VIII meets the married American socialite, Wallis Simpson. Their relationship causes furor in the palace and in parliament, ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance • TV movie
DIRECTION:  Waris Hussein
CAST:  Edward Fox  •  Cynthia Harris  •  David Waller  •  Peggy Ashcroft