Crissy Rock

Christine Murray (born 23 September 1958), known professionally as Crissy Rock, is an English Award winning actress, stand-up comedian, author and reality TV star from Liverpool. Rock shot to fame in 1994 with the lead role in Ken Loach's Ladybird Ladybird, winning the Silver Bear for Best Actress award at the 44th Berlin International Film Festival. Best actor that year was Tom Hanks for Philadelphia.

Brazen Hussies (1996)

After meeting her old school friend Sandra Delaney, who now works as a stripper, pub owner Maureen Hardcastle decides to spice up her flagging business by turning it into a male stripper club, with the help of untrustworthy businessman Billy Bowman.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Elijah Moshinsky
CAST:  Julie Walters  •  Robert Lindsay  •  Crissy Rock  •  Alun Armstrong

After meeting her old school friend Sandra Delaney, who now works as a stripper, pub owner Maureen Hardcastle decides to spice up her flagging business by turning it into a male stripper club, with the help of untrustworthy businessman Billy Bowman.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Elijah Moshinsky
CAST:  Julie Walters  •  Robert Lindsay  •  Crissy Rock  •  Alun Armstrong

Dockers (1999)

Jimmy McGovern's depiction of the mid 90s Liverpool dockers strike. Featuring script contributions from Irvine Welsh and the real dockers themselves  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bill Anderson
CAST:  Ken Stott  •  Ricky Tomlinson  •  Crissy Rock  •  Michael Ryan

Jimmy McGovern's depiction of the mid 90s Liverpool dockers strike. Featuring script contributions from Irvine Welsh and the real dockers themselves  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bill Anderson
CAST:  Ken Stott  •  Ricky Tomlinson  •  Crissy Rock  •  Michael Ryan

A Boy Called Dad (2009)

When he becomes a father at the tender age of 14, Robbie's life quickly spirals out of control. Feeling angry and neglected by his own dad, he kick-starts a series of events that will catapult him at great speed into adulthood.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian Percival
CAST:  Ian Hart  •  Sacha Parkinson  •  Kyle Ward  •  Louise Delamere

When he becomes a father at the tender age of 14, Robbie's life quickly spirals out of control. Feeling angry and neglected by his own dad, he kick-starts a series of events that will catapult him at great speed into adulthood.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian Percival
CAST:  Ian Hart  •  Sacha Parkinson  •  Kyle Ward  •  Louise Delamere

Under the Skin (1997)

Although married and pregnant Rose has always been Mother's favorite, it is younger sister Iris whose life is shaken up by Mother's death. Suffocating, Iris spirals out of control and copes by losing herself in sexual oblivion. She leaves her steady, Gary, for a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Carine Adler
CAST:  Samantha Morton  •  Claire Rushbrook  •  Rita Tushingham  •  Christine Tremarco

Although married and pregnant Rose has always been Mother's favorite, it is younger sister Iris whose life is shaken up by Mother's death. Suffocating, Iris spirals out of control and copes by losing herself in sexual oblivion. She leaves her steady, Gary, for a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Carine Adler
CAST:  Samantha Morton  •  Claire Rushbrook  •  Rita Tushingham  •  Christine Tremarco

Ladybird Ladybird (1994)

Maggie has had four children, by four different fathers, removed by social services because of a previous violent relationship. When she meets Jorge, a gentle Latin American refugee, she gradually sees her chance for happiness, but her history still haunts her.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ken Loach
CAST:  Crissy Rock  •  Vladimir Vega  •  Sandie Lavelle  •  Mauricio Venegas

Maggie has had four children, by four different fathers, removed by social services because of a previous violent relationship. When she meets Jorge, a gentle Latin American refugee, she gradually sees her chance for happiness, but her history still haunts her.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ken Loach
CAST:  Crissy Rock  •  Vladimir Vega  •  Sandie Lavelle  •  Mauricio Venegas

Act of Grace (2008)

When Dezzie befriends new boy Yasin at his school, little does he know his life will take an unexpected turn that will ultimately shape his future. Having witnessed the perpetual racist taunts and bullying to the quiet Chinese newcomer, Dezzie, no stranger to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Noreen Kershaw
CAST:  Chike Chan  •  Michael Dixon  •  Leo Gregory  •  Crissy Rock

When Dezzie befriends new boy Yasin at his school, little does he know his life will take an unexpected turn that will ultimately shape his future. Having witnessed the perpetual racist taunts and bullying to the quiet Chinese newcomer, Dezzie, no stranger to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Noreen Kershaw
CAST:  Chike Chan  •  Michael Dixon  •  Leo Gregory  •  Crissy Rock

Versus: The Life and Films of Ken Loach (2016)

A surprisingly candid behind-the-scenes account of the career of Ken Loach, one of Britain’s most celebrated and controversial filmmakers, as he prepares to release his final major film I, Daniel Blake.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Louise Osmond
CAST:  Ken Loach  •  Tony Garnett  •  Nell Dunn  •  Tony Selby

A surprisingly candid behind-the-scenes account of the career of Ken Loach, one of Britain’s most celebrated and controversial filmmakers, as he prepares to release his final major film I, Daniel Blake.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Louise Osmond
CAST:  Ken Loach  •  Tony Garnett  •  Nell Dunn  •  Tony Selby

Angel (2015)

Angel, a woman who was horribly abused by her grandmother as a little girl and institutionalized after killing her, embarks on a killing spree as an adult. Though sentenced for the rest of her life to an insane asylum, Angel was released due to inside governmental ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ray Burdis
CAST:  Karel Roden  •  Margo Stilley  •  Jenn Murray  •  John Hannah

Angel, a woman who was horribly abused by her grandmother as a little girl and institutionalized after killing her, embarks on a killing spree as an adult. Though sentenced for the rest of her life to an insane asylum, Angel was released due to inside governmental ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ray Burdis
CAST:  Karel Roden  •  Margo Stilley  •  Jenn Murray  •  John Hannah

Herø (2001)

Paul Whittington's moving short tells the story of a young soldier who returns from the Falkland's War emotionally scarred by what he has seen. That the tale is told through the eyes of his adoring younger brother makes it all the more heartbreaking.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Whittington
CAST:  Christopher Purdy  •  Crissy Rock  •  Margaret Spiteri  •  Anne Boylan

Paul Whittington's moving short tells the story of a young soldier who returns from the Falkland's War emotionally scarred by what he has seen. That the tale is told through the eyes of his adoring younger brother makes it all the more heartbreaking.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Whittington
CAST:  Christopher Purdy  •  Crissy Rock  •  Margaret Spiteri  •  Anne Boylan

How to Make a Ken Loach Film (2016)

This unique interactive film puts you on set with Ken Loach in production on his latest film, I, Daniel Blake. Throwing us into life on location and during pre-production, it enables you to change the course of your viewing experience by selecting inserts in which ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Louise Osmond  •  Emmanuel Roy
CAST:  Ken Loach  •  Rebecca O'Brien  •  Paul Laverty  •  Cillian Murphy

This unique interactive film puts you on set with Ken Loach in production on his latest film, I, Daniel Blake. Throwing us into life on location and during pre-production, it enables you to change the course of your viewing experience by selecting inserts in which ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Louise Osmond  •  Emmanuel Roy
CAST:  Ken Loach  •  Rebecca O'Brien  •  Paul Laverty  •  Cillian Murphy

Born to Run (1997)

Byron Flitch is not enjoying his anniversary party. Instead of making him a partner in their classic car business, his father Burke has demanded he work harder. His mistress Judith could arrive to gate crash the celebrations at any moment and to top things off ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean Stewart
CAST:  Billie Whitelaw  •  Keith Allen  •  Terence Rigby  •  Marian McLoughlin

Byron Flitch is not enjoying his anniversary party. Instead of making him a partner in their classic car business, his father Burke has demanded he work harder. His mistress Judith could arrive to gate crash the celebrations at any moment and to top things off ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean Stewart
CAST:  Billie Whitelaw  •  Keith Allen  •  Terence Rigby  •  Marian McLoughlin

Vengeance (2012)

Eric Williams is a man who's been on the run for 27 years for a murder he didn't commit. When his estranged daughter is brutally attacked in London, the police are reluctant to act and so Eric must return to a city he no longer recognises to deal with the culprits ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard John Taylor
CAST:  Billy Murray  •  Leslie Grantham  •  Crissy Rock  •  Chris Langham

Eric Williams is a man who's been on the run for 27 years for a murder he didn't commit. When his estranged daughter is brutally attacked in London, the police are reluctant to act and so Eric must return to a city he no longer recognises to deal with the culprits ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard John Taylor
CAST:  Billy Murray  •  Leslie Grantham  •  Crissy Rock  •  Chris Langham

Cotton Wool (2017)

A single mother suffers a devastating stroke leaving her teenage daughter and 7-year-old son to care for her, testing the family's strength to hold things together as their roles are reversed.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nicholas Connor
CAST:  Leanne Best  •  Max Vento  •  Katie Quinn  •  Crissy Rock

A single mother suffers a devastating stroke leaving her teenage daughter and 7-year-old son to care for her, testing the family's strength to hold things together as their roles are reversed.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nicholas Connor
CAST:  Leanne Best  •  Max Vento  •  Katie Quinn  •  Crissy Rock

Benidorm: 10 Years on Holiday (2018)

Ahead of the start of the tenth series of the award-winning ITV sitcom, this special programme talks to the show's creator and writer Derren Litten about how it was created and cast members talk about their roles.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Derren Litten
CAST:  Angus Deayton  •  Derren Litten  •  Josh Bolt  •  Nathan Bryon

Ahead of the start of the tenth series of the award-winning ITV sitcom, this special programme talks to the show's creator and writer Derren Litten about how it was created and cast members talk about their roles.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Derren Litten
CAST:  Angus Deayton  •  Derren Litten  •  Josh Bolt  •  Nathan Bryon

Kate & Jake (2022)

An ex-couple arrange to meet up again to share some exciting yet bittersweet news. This prompts the pair to reminisce about the early days of their relationship, and the events that transpired leading to it's collapse.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jack McLoughlin
CAST:  Michael Latham  •  Sarah Louise-Chadwick  •  Crissy Rock  •  Anthony Devine

An ex-couple arrange to meet up again to share some exciting yet bittersweet news. This prompts the pair to reminisce about the early days of their relationship, and the events that transpired leading to it's collapse.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jack McLoughlin
CAST:  Michael Latham  •  Sarah Louise-Chadwick  •  Crissy Rock  •  Anthony Devine