Benjamin Whitrow

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A Man for All Seasons (1988)

Story of Sir Thomas More, who refused to accept the spiritual leadership of Henry VIII, and faces death as he struggles to remain loyal to his integrity.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charlton Heston
CAST:  Charlton Heston  •  Vanessa Redgrave  •  John Gielgud  •  Richard Johnson

Story of Sir Thomas More, who refused to accept the spiritual leadership of Henry VIII, and faces death as he struggles to remain loyal to his integrity.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charlton Heston
CAST:  Charlton Heston  •  Vanessa Redgrave  •  John Gielgud  •  Richard Johnson

Chicken Run (2000)

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Having been hopelessly repressed and facing eventual certain death at the British chicken farm where they are held, Ginger the chicken along with the help of Rocky the American rooster decide to rebel and lead their fellow chickens in a great escape from the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Lord  •  Nick Park
CAST:  Mel Gibson  •  Miranda Richardson  •  Timothy Spall  •  Imelda Staunton

Having been hopelessly repressed and facing eventual certain death at the British chicken farm where they are held, Ginger the chicken along with the help of Rocky the American rooster decide to rebel and lead their fellow chickens in a great escape from the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Lord  •  Nick Park
CAST:  Mel Gibson  •  Miranda Richardson  •  Timothy Spall  •  Imelda Staunton

Clockwise (1986)

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

DIRECTION:  Christopher Morahan
CAST:  John Cleese  •  Penny Leatherbarrow  •  Sharon Maiden  •  Howard Lloyd-Lewis

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

DIRECTION:  Christopher Morahan
CAST:  John Cleese  •  Penny Leatherbarrow  •  Sharon Maiden  •  Howard Lloyd-Lewis

Damage (1992)

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The life of a respected British politician at the height of his career crumbles when he becomes obsessed with his son's lover.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Louis Malle
CAST:  Jeremy Irons  •  Juliette Binoche  •  Miranda Richardson  •  Rupert Graves

The life of a respected British politician at the height of his career crumbles when he becomes obsessed with his son's lover.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Louis Malle
CAST:  Jeremy Irons  •  Juliette Binoche  •  Miranda Richardson  •  Rupert Graves

Quadrophenia (1979)

Based on the 1973 rock opera album of the same name by The Who, this is the story of 60s teenager Jimmy. At work he slaves in a dead-end job. While after, he shops for tailored suits and rides his scooter as part of the London Mod scene.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Franc Roddam
CAST:  Phil Daniels  •  Leslie Ash  •  Phil Davis  •  Mark Wingett

Based on the 1973 rock opera album of the same name by The Who, this is the story of 60s teenager Jimmy. At work he slaves in a dead-end job. While after, he shops for tailored suits and rides his scooter as part of the London Mod scene.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Franc Roddam
CAST:  Phil Daniels  •  Leslie Ash  •  Phil Davis  •  Mark Wingett

Restoration (1995)

An aspiring young physician, Robert Merivel found himself in the service of King Charles II and saves the life of someone close to the King. Merivel joins the King's court and lives the high life provided to someone of his position. Merivel is ordered to marry his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Hoffman
CAST:  Robert Downey Jr.  •  Meg Ryan  •  Sam Neill  •  David Thewlis

An aspiring young physician, Robert Merivel found himself in the service of King Charles II and saves the life of someone close to the King. Merivel joins the King's court and lives the high life provided to someone of his position. Merivel is ordered to marry his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Hoffman
CAST:  Robert Downey Jr.  •  Meg Ryan  •  Sam Neill  •  David Thewlis

Personal Services (1987)

The story of the rise of a madame of a suburban brothel catering to older men, inspired by the real experiences of Cynthia Payne. The story follows Christine Painter (Julie Walters) as the down-at-heel waitress who, with the help of prostitute Shirley (Shirley ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Terry Jones
CAST:  Julie Walters  •  Shirley Stelfox  •  Alec McCowen  •  Danny Schiller

The story of the rise of a madame of a suburban brothel catering to older men, inspired by the real experiences of Cynthia Payne. The story follows Christine Painter (Julie Walters) as the down-at-heel waitress who, with the help of prostitute Shirley (Shirley ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Terry Jones
CAST:  Julie Walters  •  Shirley Stelfox  •  Alec McCowen  •  Danny Schiller

Hawks (1988)

Two terminally ill patients in a hospital yearn for relief from their predicament. With little or no friends, they form an uneasy alliance and plot an escape for one last wild time.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Ellis Miller
CAST:  Timothy Dalton  •  Anthony Edwards  •  Camille Coduri  •  Robert Lang

Two terminally ill patients in a hospital yearn for relief from their predicament. With little or no friends, they form an uneasy alliance and plot an escape for one last wild time.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Ellis Miller
CAST:  Timothy Dalton  •  Anthony Edwards  •  Camille Coduri  •  Robert Lang

FairyTale: A True Story (1997)

Two children in 1917 take a photograph, believed by some to be the first scientific evidence of the existence of fairies. Based on a true story  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles Sturridge
CAST:  Harvey Keitel  •  Florence Hoath  •  Peter O'Toole  •  Elizabeth Earl

Two children in 1917 take a photograph, believed by some to be the first scientific evidence of the existence of fairies. Based on a true story  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles Sturridge
CAST:  Harvey Keitel  •  Florence Hoath  •  Peter O'Toole  •  Elizabeth Earl

The Insurance Man (1986)

Franz, a young man, works in a dye factory in Prague. One day he notices a skin-rash, like eczema, growing on his hands. All attempts to treat it with ointment fail, and the rash gradually spreads over his body. After complaining to the management he is laid off ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Eyre
CAST:  Daniel Day-Lewis  •  Robert Hines  •  Alan MacNaughtan  •  Jim Broadbent

Franz, a young man, works in a dye factory in Prague. One day he notices a skin-rash, like eczema, growing on his hands. All attempts to treat it with ointment fail, and the rash gradually spreads over his body. After complaining to the management he is laid off ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Eyre
CAST:  Daniel Day-Lewis  •  Robert Hines  •  Alan MacNaughtan  •  Jim Broadbent

The Merchant of Venice (1996)

A TV schools version of the play by William Shakespeare, filmed in the studio and on location in Venice.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alan Horrox
CAST:  Bob Peck  •  Paul McGann  •  Haydn Gwynne  •  Benjamin Whitrow

A TV schools version of the play by William Shakespeare, filmed in the studio and on location in Venice.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alan Horrox
CAST:  Bob Peck  •  Paul McGann  •  Haydn Gwynne  •  Benjamin Whitrow

Bomber (2009)

An 83 year-old man returns to Germany for a long planned journey of atonement. When Ross, his useless son agrees to drive him there, a nightmare family road trip ensues.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Cotter
CAST:  Shane Taylor  •  Eileen Nicholas  •  Ulrike Arndt  •  Michael Asmussen

An 83 year-old man returns to Germany for a long planned journey of atonement. When Ross, his useless son agrees to drive him there, a nightmare family road trip ensues.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Cotter
CAST:  Shane Taylor  •  Eileen Nicholas  •  Ulrike Arndt  •  Michael Asmussen

Troilus & Cressida (1981)

The bitter Trojan War drags on - the Greeks blame Achilles' apathy for low morale, while Troy's hero Hector challenges one of the enemy to a personal duel. And after her father exchanges Cressida for a Trojan prisoner, the war becomes personal for her distraught ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonathan Miller
CAST:  Anton Lesser  •  Suzanne Burden  •  Charles Gray  •  Benjamin Whitrow

The bitter Trojan War drags on - the Greeks blame Achilles' apathy for low morale, while Troy's hero Hector challenges one of the enemy to a personal duel. And after her father exchanges Cressida for a Trojan prisoner, the war becomes personal for her distraught ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonathan Miller
CAST:  Anton Lesser  •  Suzanne Burden  •  Charles Gray  •  Benjamin Whitrow

Afternoon Off (1979)

Lee, a Chinese man, works as a waiter in a hotel in England, despite speaking very little English. Told that a girl called Iris might be interested in him, on his afternoon off work he buys a box of chocolates and sets off to find her.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Frears
CAST:  Henry Man  •  Benjamin Whitrow  •  Angela Morant  •  Pasquale Perrino

Lee, a Chinese man, works as a waiter in a hotel in England, despite speaking very little English. Told that a girl called Iris might be interested in him, on his afternoon off work he buys a box of chocolates and sets off to find her.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Frears
CAST:  Henry Man  •  Benjamin Whitrow  •  Angela Morant  •  Pasquale Perrino

The Queen's Sister (2005)

An in-depth biopic of Princess Margaret from the days following her father's death in 1952 until the 1970s. She was known to be a flamboyant royal but she remained a stickler for protocol. She had many controversial romances and also infamously kissed the daughter ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Simon Cellan Jones
CAST:  Lucy Cohu  •  Toby Stephens  •  Meredith MacNeill  •  Edward Tudor-Pole

An in-depth biopic of Princess Margaret from the days following her father's death in 1952 until the 1970s. She was known to be a flamboyant royal but she remained a stickler for protocol. She had many controversial romances and also infamously kissed the daughter ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Simon Cellan Jones
CAST:  Lucy Cohu  •  Toby Stephens  •  Meredith MacNeill  •  Edward Tudor-Pole

Scenes of a Sexual Nature (2006)

Sex and love. Some seek it, some need it, some spurn it and some pay for it, but we're all involved in it. Set on one afternoon on Hampstead Heath in north-west London, the film investigates the minutiae of seven couples. What makes us tick?  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ed Blum
CAST:  Holly Aird  •  Eileen Atkins  •  Hugh Bonneville  •  Tom Hardy

Sex and love. Some seek it, some need it, some spurn it and some pay for it, but we're all involved in it. Set on one afternoon on Hampstead Heath in north-west London, the film investigates the minutiae of seven couples. What makes us tick?  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ed Blum
CAST:  Holly Aird  •  Eileen Atkins  •  Hugh Bonneville  •  Tom Hardy

Darkest Hour (2017)

A thrilling and inspiring true story begins on the eve of World War II as, within days of becoming Prime Minister of Great Britain, Winston Churchill must face one of his most turbulent and defining trials: exploring a negotiated peace treaty with Nazi Germany, or ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joe Wright
CAST:  Gary Oldman  •  Kristin Scott Thomas  •  Lily James  •  Stephen Dillane

A thrilling and inspiring true story begins on the eve of World War II as, within days of becoming Prime Minister of Great Britain, Winston Churchill must face one of his most turbulent and defining trials: exploring a negotiated peace treaty with Nazi Germany, or ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joe Wright
CAST:  Gary Oldman  •  Kristin Scott Thomas  •  Lily James  •  Stephen Dillane

On Approval (1982)

Adaptation of the play by Frederick Lonsdale  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Giles
CAST:  Penelope Keith  •  Jeremy Brett  •  Lindsay Duncan  •  Benjamin Whitrow

Adaptation of the play by Frederick Lonsdale  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Giles
CAST:  Penelope Keith  •  Jeremy Brett  •  Lindsay Duncan  •  Benjamin Whitrow

Brimstone & Treacle (1982)

A strange young man has a sinister effect on the family of a middle-aged writer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Loncraine
CAST:  Sting  •  Denholm Elliott  •  Joan Plowright  •  Suzanna Hamilton

A strange young man has a sinister effect on the family of a middle-aged writer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Loncraine
CAST:  Sting  •  Denholm Elliott  •  Joan Plowright  •  Suzanna Hamilton

Sharma and Beyond (1984)

A young would-be science-fiction writer finds out that his new girlfriend's father is his favorite author.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian Gilbert
CAST:  Michael Maloney  •  Robert Urquhart  •  Suzanne Burden  •  Benjamin Whitrow

A young would-be science-fiction writer finds out that his new girlfriend's father is his favorite author.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian Gilbert
CAST:  Michael Maloney  •  Robert Urquhart  •  Suzanne Burden  •  Benjamin Whitrow
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