George Costigan

Born in Portsmouth in 1947, Costigan grew up in Salford and joined the esteemed Liverpool Everyman theatre company in 1974. He has been a regular on our screens since 1978

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The Life and Death of King John (1984)

The reign of England's King John is threatened by Philip of France who demands that John's nephew Arthur be placed on the throne. Pragmatic and decisive, King John moves to plactate the French, but there are others who seek disputre his authority.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Giles
CAST:  Leonard Rossiter  •  Mary Morris  •  John Thaw  •  George Costigan

The reign of England's King John is threatened by Philip of France who demands that John's nephew Arthur be placed on the throne. Pragmatic and decisive, King John moves to plactate the French, but there are others who seek disputre his authority.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Giles
CAST:  Leonard Rossiter  •  Mary Morris  •  John Thaw  •  George Costigan

Frozen (2005)

It's two years since the mysterious disappearance of Kath Swarbrick's older sister Annie, but Kath remains haunted by a need to know what happened. When police investigations wind down, Kath continues the search herself. She gets nowhere until she steals some CCTV ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Juliet McKoen
CAST:  Shirley Henderson  •  Roshan Seth  •  Ger Ryan  •  Richard Armitage

It's two years since the mysterious disappearance of Kath Swarbrick's older sister Annie, but Kath remains haunted by a need to know what happened. When police investigations wind down, Kath continues the search herself. She gets nowhere until she steals some CCTV ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Juliet McKoen
CAST:  Shirley Henderson  •  Roshan Seth  •  Ger Ryan  •  Richard Armitage

Rita, Sue and Bob Too (1987)

Realistic story of working class Yorkshire life. Two schoolgirls have a sexual fling with a married man. Serious and light-hearted by turns. Rita, Sue And Bob Too was adapted by Andrea Dunbar from two of her own controversial plays. Rita (Siobhan Finneran) and Sue ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alan Clarke
CAST:  Michelle Holmes  •  Siobhan Finneran  •  George Costigan  •  Kulvinder Ghir

Realistic story of working class Yorkshire life. Two schoolgirls have a sexual fling with a married man. Serious and light-hearted by turns. Rita, Sue And Bob Too was adapted by Andrea Dunbar from two of her own controversial plays. Rita (Siobhan Finneran) and Sue ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alan Clarke
CAST:  Michelle Holmes  •  Siobhan Finneran  •  George Costigan  •  Kulvinder Ghir

Calendar Girls (2003)

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Members of a Yorkshire branch of the Women's Institute cause controversy when they pose nude for a charity calendar.  (more)

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

Members of a Yorkshire branch of the Women's Institute cause controversy when they pose nude for a charity calendar.  (more)

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

The Arbor (2010)

Portrayal of the late Bradford playwright Andrea Dunbar. Andrea Dunbar wrote honestly and unflinchingly about her upbringing on the notorious Buttershaw Estate in Bradford and was described as ‘a genius straight from the slums.’ When she died tragically at the age ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Clio Barnard
CAST:  Kate Rutter  •  Christine Bottomley  •  George Costigan  •  Monica Dolan

Portrayal of the late Bradford playwright Andrea Dunbar. Andrea Dunbar wrote honestly and unflinchingly about her upbringing on the notorious Buttershaw Estate in Bradford and was described as ‘a genius straight from the slums.’ When she died tragically at the age ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Clio Barnard
CAST:  Kate Rutter  •  Christine Bottomley  •  George Costigan  •  Monica Dolan

Happy Since I Met You (1981)

A play by Victoria Wood. Frances is 28, single and happy, despite ritual interrogation from her family as to why she's not married. Then she meets Jim, and finds she has decisions to make.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Baz Taylor
CAST:  Julie Walters  •  Duncan Preston  •  Tracey Ullman  •  Jim Bowen

A play by Victoria Wood. Frances is 28, single and happy, despite ritual interrogation from her family as to why she's not married. Then she meets Jim, and finds she has decisions to make.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Baz Taylor
CAST:  Julie Walters  •  Duncan Preston  •  Tracey Ullman  •  Jim Bowen

Girls' Night (1998)

Two British best friends and in-laws Dawn and Jackie work together at a factory. When Dawn is diagnosed with a brain tumor Jackie shares $100,000 she's got from her secret lover with Dawn to fulfil her dream - a visit to Las Vegas. They buy two tickets and fly there...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nick Hurran
CAST:  Brenda Blethyn  •  Julie Walters  •  Sue Cleaver  •  Meera Syal

Two British best friends and in-laws Dawn and Jackie work together at a factory. When Dawn is diagnosed with a brain tumor Jackie shares $100,000 she's got from her secret lover with Dawn to fulfil her dream - a visit to Las Vegas. They buy two tickets and fly there...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nick Hurran
CAST:  Brenda Blethyn  •  Julie Walters  •  Sue Cleaver  •  Meera Syal

Hancock & Joan (2008)

Drama which tells the story of comedian Tony Hancock's love affair with his friend's wife, and her fight to save the man and his career.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Laxton
CAST:  Ken Stott  •  Maxine Peake  •  Alex Jennings  •  Olivia Colman

Drama which tells the story of comedian Tony Hancock's love affair with his friend's wife, and her fight to save the man and his career.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Laxton
CAST:  Ken Stott  •  Maxine Peake  •  Alex Jennings  •  Olivia Colman

Hereafter (2010)

Three people — a blue-collar American, a French journalist and a London school boy — are touched by death in different ways.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Clint Eastwood
CAST:  Matt Damon  •  Bryce Dallas Howard  •  George McLaren  •  Thierry Neuvic

Three people — a blue-collar American, a French journalist and a London school boy — are touched by death in different ways.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Clint Eastwood
CAST:  Matt Damon  •  Bryce Dallas Howard  •  George McLaren  •  Thierry Neuvic

Red Monarch (1983)

British comedy satirising Stalin's inner circle as an absolute monarchs court. In the face of rampant abuse of power and poisonous distrust some still manage to keep faith with the Bolshevist creed until the very end. In front of the firing squad a stalwart ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jack Gold
CAST:  Carroll Baker  •  Virginia Balfour  •  Colin Blakely  •  Susan Carpenter

British comedy satirising Stalin's inner circle as an absolute monarchs court. In the face of rampant abuse of power and poisonous distrust some still manage to keep faith with the Bolshevist creed until the very end. In front of the firing squad a stalwart ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jack Gold
CAST:  Carroll Baker  •  Virginia Balfour  •  Colin Blakely  •  Susan Carpenter

Summer (2008)

Shaun and Daz are vibrant kids, wasted by their experience of education. All they have is friendship and Shaun's first love Katy. From the moment Shaun steps into our world he is bound to lose. Labeled as a violent bully he destroys himself and Daz with him. Shaun ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kenneth Glenaan
CAST:  Robert Carlyle  •  Rachael Blake  •  Bethan Davies  •  Kate Dickie

Shaun and Daz are vibrant kids, wasted by their experience of education. All they have is friendship and Shaun's first love Katy. From the moment Shaun steps into our world he is bound to lose. Labeled as a violent bully he destroys himself and Daz with him. Shaun ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kenneth Glenaan
CAST:  Robert Carlyle  •  Rachael Blake  •  Bethan Davies  •  Kate Dickie

Shirley Valentine (1989)

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Wondering what has happened to herself, now feeling stagnant and in a rut, Shirley Valentine finds herself regularly talking to the wall while preparing her husband's chips and egg. When her best friend wins a trip-for-two to Greece Shirley begins to see the world, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lewis Gilbert
CAST:  Pauline Collins  •  Tom Conti  •  Julia McKenzie  •  Alison Steadman

Wondering what has happened to herself, now feeling stagnant and in a rut, Shirley Valentine finds herself regularly talking to the wall while preparing her husband's chips and egg. When her best friend wins a trip-for-two to Greece Shirley begins to see the world, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lewis Gilbert
CAST:  Pauline Collins  •  Tom Conti  •  Julia McKenzie  •  Alison Steadman

Garage (2007)

A tragicomedy set in the world of gas stations in rural Ireland, where over-diligent employee of the garage searches for intimacy during the course of a life-changing summer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lenny Abrahamson
CAST:  Anne-Marie Duff  •  Pat Shortt  •  John Keogh  •  Conor Ryan

A tragicomedy set in the world of gas stations in rural Ireland, where over-diligent employee of the garage searches for intimacy during the course of a life-changing summer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lenny Abrahamson
CAST:  Anne-Marie Duff  •  Pat Shortt  •  John Keogh  •  Conor Ryan

The Hawk (1993)

Housewife Annie Marsh suspects her husband might be The Hawk, a brutal serial killer. Complicating matters is the fact that she once was incarcerated in a psychiatric hospital. When she discovers she does not have the happy marriage she always believed and begins ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Hayman
CAST:  Helen Mirren  •  George Costigan  •  Owen Teale  •  David Harewood

Housewife Annie Marsh suspects her husband might be The Hawk, a brutal serial killer. Complicating matters is the fact that she once was incarcerated in a psychiatric hospital. When she discovers she does not have the happy marriage she always believed and begins ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Hayman
CAST:  Helen Mirren  •  George Costigan  •  Owen Teale  •  David Harewood

Doctor Who: Voyage of the Damned (2007)

When disaster hits the Titanic, the Doctor uncovers a threat to the whole human race. Battling alongside aliens, saboteurs, robot Angels and a new friend called Astrid, can he stop the Christmas inferno?  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Strong
CAST:  David Tennant  •  Kylie Minogue  •  Russell Tovey  •  Jimmy Vee

When disaster hits the Titanic, the Doctor uncovers a threat to the whole human race. Battling alongside aliens, saboteurs, robot Angels and a new friend called Astrid, can he stop the Christmas inferno?  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Strong
CAST:  David Tennant  •  Kylie Minogue  •  Russell Tovey  •  Jimmy Vee

Director: Alan Clarke (1991)

Documentary - Alan Clarke's films exposed a real, raw world as no other films have. Works such as "Scum," "Made in Britain," "The Firm," "Rita, Sue and Bob Too" and "Elephant" inspired a generation of British actors, writers and directors that changed cinema ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Corin Campbell-Hill
CAST:  Alan Clarke  •  Phil Daniels  •  George Costigan  •  Janine Duvitski

Documentary - Alan Clarke's films exposed a real, raw world as no other films have. Works such as "Scum," "Made in Britain," "The Firm," "Rita, Sue and Bob Too" and "Elephant" inspired a generation of British actors, writers and directors that changed cinema ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Corin Campbell-Hill
CAST:  Alan Clarke  •  Phil Daniels  •  George Costigan  •  Janine Duvitski

Safe (1993)

Antonia Bird's first feature length film; "Safe" from 1993, focused on the plight of the homeless in London.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Antonia Bird
CAST:  Aidan Gillen  •  Kate Hardie  •  Robert Carlyle  •  George Costigan

Antonia Bird's first feature length film; "Safe" from 1993, focused on the plight of the homeless in London.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Antonia Bird
CAST:  Aidan Gillen  •  Kate Hardie  •  Robert Carlyle  •  George Costigan

Sin Bin (1994)

A male nurse in a mental hospital witnesses one patient killing another, but struggles with his loyalties and his conscience to come forward.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Case
CAST:  Pete Postlethwaite  •  George Costigan  •  Kathy Burke  •  James Cosmo

A male nurse in a mental hospital witnesses one patient killing another, but struggles with his loyalties and his conscience to come forward.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Case
CAST:  Pete Postlethwaite  •  George Costigan  •  Kathy Burke  •  James Cosmo

The Tribe (1998)

Property developer Jamie has to evict some weird, post-modern hippies from a building. But they slowly drag him into their dark underworld of bizarre rituals and dangerous liaisons.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Poliakoff
CAST:  Jonathan Rhys Meyers  •  Jeremy Northam  •  Joely Richardson  •  Anna Friel

Property developer Jamie has to evict some weird, post-modern hippies from a building. But they slowly drag him into their dark underworld of bizarre rituals and dangerous liaisons.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Poliakoff
CAST:  Jonathan Rhys Meyers  •  Jeremy Northam  •  Joely Richardson  •  Anna Friel

Love or Money (2001)

Two young people, Daniel and Samantha, are selected in a television show to marry. They have never seen each other ever. After the wedding ceremony took place on television, then married life really starts. To collect the price money of one million pounds, they ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martyn Friend
CAST:  Steven Duffy  •  Emma Cunniffe  •  Sheila Hancock  •  George Costigan

Two young people, Daniel and Samantha, are selected in a television show to marry. They have never seen each other ever. After the wedding ceremony took place on television, then married life really starts. To collect the price money of one million pounds, they ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martyn Friend
CAST:  Steven Duffy  •  Emma Cunniffe  •  Sheila Hancock  •  George Costigan
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