Search results for "Penelope Wilton"


Shaun of the Dead (2004) RT 92% / Audience 93%

DVD release: Dec 2004

Shaun lives a supremely uneventful life, which revolves around his girlfriend, his mother, and, above all, his local pub. This gentle routine is threatened when the dead ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Horror
DIRECTION:  Edgar Wright
CAST:  Simon Pegg  •  Nick Frost  •  Kate Ashfield  •  Lucy Davis

Pride & Prejudice (2005)

Pride & Prejudice is a humorous story of love and life among English gentility during the Georgian era. Mr. Bennet is an English gentleman living in Hertfordshire with his ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Joe Wright
CAST:  Keira Knightley  •  Matthew Macfadyen  •  Rosamund Pike  •  Simon Woods

Clockwise (1986) RT Audience 66%

DVD release: Dec 2001

An uncompromising British school headmaster finds himself beset by one thing going wrong after another.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Christopher Morahan
CAST:  John Cleese  •  Penny Leatherbarrow  •  Sharon Maiden  •  Alison Steadman

Cry Freedom (1987) RT 81% / Audience 88%

DVD release: Feb 1999

A dramatic story, based on actual events, about the friendship between two men struggling against apartheid in South Africa in the 1970s. Donald Woods is a white liberal ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • History
DIRECTION:  Richard Attenborough
CAST:  Denzel Washington  •  Kevin Kline  •  Penelope Wilton  •  Kate Hardie

Iris (2001) RT 79% / Audience 74%

DVD release: Aug 2002

True story of the lifelong romance between novelist Iris Murdoch and her husband John Bayley, from their student days through her battle with Alzheimer's disease.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Richard Eyre
CAST:  Judi Dench  •  Jim Broadbent  •  Kate Winslet  •  Hugh Bonneville

Match Point (2005) RT 77% / Audience 81%

DVD release: Apr 2006

Match Point is Woody Allen’s satire of the British High Society and the ambition of a young tennis instructor to enter into it. Yet when he must decide between two women - one ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Romance • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Woody Allen
CAST:  Jonathan Rhys Meyers  •  Scarlett Johansson  •  Emily Mortimer  •  Brian Cox

The History Boys (2006) RT 65% / Audience 70%

DVD release: Apr 2007

The story of an unruly class of bright, funny history students in pursuit of an undergraduate place at Oxford or Cambridge. Bounced between their maverick English master, a ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Nicholas Hytner
CAST:  Samuel Anderson  •  James Corden  •  Stephen Campbell Moore  •  Richard Griffiths

Calendar Girls (2003) RT 74% / Audience 67%

DVD release: May 2004

2003 fact-based comedy with Helen Mirren and Julie Walters. Members of a Yorkshire branch of the Women's Institute cause controversy when they pose nude for a charity calendar.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Nigel Cole
CAST:  Helen Mirren  •  Julie Walters  •  John Alderton  •  Linda Bassett

Carrington (1995) RT 50% / Audience 74%

DVD release: Dec 2001

The story of the relationship between painter Dora Carrington and author Lytton Strachey in a World War One England of cottages and countryside. Although platonic due to ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • History • Romance
DIRECTION:  Christopher Hampton
CAST:  Emma Thompson  •  Jonathan Pryce  •  Penelope Wilton  •  Steven Waddington

The French Lieutenant's Woman (1981) RT 76% / Audience 68%

DVD release: Sep 2001

In this story-within-a-story, Anna is an actress starring opposite Mike in a period piece about the forbidden love between their respective characters, Sarah and Charles. Both ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Karel Reisz
CAST:  Meryl Streep  •  Jeremy Irons  •  Hilton McRae  •  Emily Morgan




Half Broken Things (2007) RT Audience 64%

DVD release: Nov 2008

A middle aged house-sitter meets two tearaways, and together they form a surrogate family  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Foreign • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Tim Fywell
CAST:  Penelope Wilton  •  Daniel Mays  •  Sinead Matthews  •  Nicholas Le Prevost

Lucky Jim (2003)

A rollicking adaptation of Kingsley Amis's first novel, Lucky Jim stars Stephen Tompkinson as Jim Dixon, a luckless lecturer at a provincial British university, trying to make ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Robin Sheppard
CAST:  Stephen Tompkinson  •  Robert Hardy  •  David Ryall  •  Helen McCrory

Belle (2013) RT 83% / Audience 82%

DVD release: Aug 2014

BELLE is inspired by the true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle, the illegitimate mixed race daughter of a Royal Navy Admiral. Raised by her aristocratic great-uncle Lord ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Amma Asante
CAST:  Gugu Mbatha-Raw  •  Tom Wilkinson  •  Miranda Richardson  •  Sarah Gadon

The Girl (2012) RT Audience 41%

DVD release: Jul 2013

Director Alfred Hitchcock is revered as one of the greatest creative minds in the history of cinema. Known for his psychological thrillers, Hitchcock’s leading ladies were ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Julian Jarrold
CAST:  Toby Jones  •  Sienna Miller  •  Imelda Staunton  •  Penelope Wilton

Celebration (2007)

All the action takes place in a swish London restaurant where two coarse-grained strategy consultants are dining with their respective wives. At an adjacent table a banker and ...  (more)

GENRES: 
DIRECTION:  John Crowley
CAST:  Colin Firth  •  James Bolam  •  Janie Dee  •  James Fox

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011) RT 78% / Audience 79%

DVD release: Sep 2012

British retirees travel to India to take up residence in what they believe is a newly restored hotel. Less luxurious than its advertisements, the Marigold Hotel nevertheless ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  John Madden
CAST:  Bill Nighy  •  Maggie Smith  •  Tom Wilkinson  •  Judi Dench

Laughterhouse (1985)

A farmer becomes an unintentional celebrity when, because of a strike, he has to walk his 5000 geese 100 miles to market.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Richard Eyre
CAST:  Ian Holm  •  Bill Owen  •  Richard Hope  •  Stephen Moore

The Secret Rapture (1993)

DVD release: Oct 1994

Upon her father's death, a woman comes into emotional and psychological conflict with her young lover, her overbearing sister and her alcoholic stepmother.  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Howard Davies
CAST:  Juliet Stevenson  •  Joanne Whalley  •  Penelope Wilton  •  Neil Pearson

Blame It on the Bellboy (1992) RT 20% / Audience 40%

DVD release: Dec 2003

Mike Lawton, Maurice Horton, and Melvin Orton are three men who come to Venice. One of them is a hit man sent to take out a mobster. Another is a lech looking for a little ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Mark Herman
CAST:  Dudley Moore  •  Bryan Brown  •  Richard Griffiths  •  Andreas Katsulas