Fenella Woolgar

AKA (2002)

A story of a disaffected youth's search for love, status, and identity in late 1970s Britain. 18-year old Dean is handsome and bright, but feels hampered by his working-class background and by his family. In order to make something of himself, Dean assumes another ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Duncan Roy
CAST:  Matthew Leitch  •  Diana Quick  •  George Asprey  •  Rachel Pickup

A story of a disaffected youth's search for love, status, and identity in late 1970s Britain. 18-year old Dean is handsome and bright, but feels hampered by his working-class background and by his family. In order to make something of himself, Dean assumes another ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Duncan Roy
CAST:  Matthew Leitch  •  Diana Quick  •  George Asprey  •  Rachel Pickup

Bright Young Things (2003)

In the 1930s, a social set known to the press – who follow their every move – as the “Bright Young Things” are Adam and his friends who are eccentric, wild and entirely shocking to the older generation. Amidst the madness, Adam, who is well connected but totally ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Fry
CAST:  Stephen Campbell Moore  •  Emily Mortimer  •  Fenella Woolgar  •  Michael Sheen

In the 1930s, a social set known to the press – who follow their every move – as the “Bright Young Things” are Adam and his friends who are eccentric, wild and entirely shocking to the older generation. Amidst the madness, Adam, who is well connected but totally ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Fry
CAST:  Stephen Campbell Moore  •  Emily Mortimer  •  Fenella Woolgar  •  Michael Sheen

Scoop (2006)

An American journalism student in London scoops a big story, and begins an affair with an aristocrat as the incident unfurls.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Woody Allen
CAST:  Hugh Jackman  •  Scarlett Johansson  •  Geoff Bell  •  Christopher Fulford

An American journalism student in London scoops a big story, and begins an affair with an aristocrat as the incident unfurls.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Woody Allen
CAST:  Hugh Jackman  •  Scarlett Johansson  •  Geoff Bell  •  Christopher Fulford

Stage Beauty (2004)

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Humble Maria, who outfits top London theater star Ned Kynaston, takes none of the credit for the male actor's success at playing women. And because this is the 17th century, Maria, like other females, is prohibited from pursuing her dream of acting. But when ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Eyre
CAST:  Derek Hutchinson  •  Mark Letheren  •  Claire Danes  •  Billy Crudup

Humble Maria, who outfits top London theater star Ned Kynaston, takes none of the credit for the male actor's success at playing women. And because this is the 17th century, Maria, like other females, is prohibited from pursuing her dream of acting. But when ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Eyre
CAST:  Derek Hutchinson  •  Mark Letheren  •  Claire Danes  •  Billy Crudup

Wah-Wah (2005)

Set at the end of the 1960s, as Swaziland is about to receive independence from United Kingdom, the film follows the young Ralph Compton, at 12, through his parents' traumatic separation, till he's 14.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard E. Grant
CAST:  Gabriel Byrne  •  Emily Watson  •  Julie Walters  •  Nicholas Hoult

Set at the end of the 1960s, as Swaziland is about to receive independence from United Kingdom, the film follows the young Ralph Compton, at 12, through his parents' traumatic separation, till he's 14.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard E. Grant
CAST:  Gabriel Byrne  •  Emily Watson  •  Julie Walters  •  Nicholas Hoult

Vera Drake (2004)

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Abortionist Vera Drake finds her beliefs and practices clash with the mores of 1950s Britain – a conflict that leads to tragedy for her family.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Leigh
CAST:  Imelda Staunton  •  Sally Hawkins  •  Phil Davis  •  Richard Graham

Abortionist Vera Drake finds her beliefs and practices clash with the mores of 1950s Britain – a conflict that leads to tragedy for her family.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Leigh
CAST:  Imelda Staunton  •  Sally Hawkins  •  Phil Davis  •  Richard Graham

You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger (2010)

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Two married couples find only trouble and heartache as their complicated lives unfold. After 40 years of marriage, Alfie leaves his wife to pursue what he thinks is happiness with a call girl. His wife, Helena, reeling from abandonment, decides to follow the advice ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Woody Allen
CAST:  Naomi Watts  •  Josh Brolin  •  Antonio Banderas  •  Ewen Bremner

Two married couples find only trouble and heartache as their complicated lives unfold. After 40 years of marriage, Alfie leaves his wife to pursue what he thinks is happiness with a call girl. His wife, Helena, reeling from abandonment, decides to follow the advice ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Woody Allen
CAST:  Naomi Watts  •  Josh Brolin  •  Antonio Banderas  •  Ewen Bremner

Cheerful Weather for the Wedding (2012)

England, 1932. Today is Dolly Thatcham's wedding day, and her family is arriving at the manor house with all the cheerfulness, chaos and grievances that accompany such gatherings. Trouble soon appears in the shape of Joseph, Dolly's lover from the previous summer, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Donald Rice
CAST:  Elizabeth McGovern  •  Felicity Jones  •  Luke Treadaway  •  Mackenzie Crook

England, 1932. Today is Dolly Thatcham's wedding day, and her family is arriving at the manor house with all the cheerfulness, chaos and grievances that accompany such gatherings. Trouble soon appears in the shape of Joseph, Dolly's lover from the previous summer, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Donald Rice
CAST:  Elizabeth McGovern  •  Felicity Jones  •  Luke Treadaway  •  Mackenzie Crook

Eroica (2003)

British filmmaker Simon Cellan Jones directs the BBC drama Eroica, starring Ian Hart as Ludwig van Beethoven. Shot on digital video, this TV film depicts the first performance of Beethoven's Third Symphony, June 9th, 1804, in Vienna, Austria. Prince Lobkowitz (Jack ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Simon Cellan Jones
CAST:  Ian Hart  •  Jack Davenport  •  Peter Hanson  •  Claire Skinner

British filmmaker Simon Cellan Jones directs the BBC drama Eroica, starring Ian Hart as Ludwig van Beethoven. Shot on digital video, this TV film depicts the first performance of Beethoven's Third Symphony, June 9th, 1804, in Vienna, Austria. Prince Lobkowitz (Jack ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Simon Cellan Jones
CAST:  Ian Hart  •  Jack Davenport  •  Peter Hanson  •  Claire Skinner

How to Lose Friends & Alienate People (2008)

A British writer struggles to fit in at a high-profile magazine in New York.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert B. Weide
CAST:  Kelan Pannell  •  Janette Scott  •  Simon Pegg  •  Megan Fox

A British writer struggles to fit in at a high-profile magazine in New York.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert B. Weide
CAST:  Kelan Pannell  •  Janette Scott  •  Simon Pegg  •  Megan Fox

High-Rise (2015)

Life for the residents of a tower block begins to run out of control.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ben Wheatley
CAST:  Tom Hiddleston  •  Sienna Miller  •  Jeremy Irons  •  Luke Evans

Life for the residents of a tower block begins to run out of control.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ben Wheatley
CAST:  Tom Hiddleston  •  Sienna Miller  •  Jeremy Irons  •  Luke Evans

Mr. Turner (2014)

Eccentric British painter J.M.W. Turner lives his last 25 years with gusto and secretly becomes involved with a seaside landlady, while his faithful housekeeper bears an unrequited love for him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Leigh
CAST:  Timothy Spall  •  Roger Ashton-Griffiths  •  Jamie Thomas King  •  Lesley Manville

Eccentric British painter J.M.W. Turner lives his last 25 years with gusto and secretly becomes involved with a seaside landlady, while his faithful housekeeper bears an unrequited love for him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Leigh
CAST:  Timothy Spall  •  Roger Ashton-Griffiths  •  Jamie Thomas King  •  Lesley Manville

Swallows and Amazons (2016)

Four children dream of escaping the tedium of a summer holiday with their mother. When finally given permission to camp on their own on an island in the middle of a vast lake, they are overjoyed. But when they get there they discover they may not be alone… The ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Philippa Lowthorpe
CAST:  Kelly Macdonald  •  Orla Hill  •  Teddie-Rose Malleson-Allen  •  Dane Hughes

Four children dream of escaping the tedium of a summer holiday with their mother. When finally given permission to camp on their own on an island in the middle of a vast lake, they are overjoyed. But when they get there they discover they may not be alone… The ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Philippa Lowthorpe
CAST:  Kelly Macdonald  •  Orla Hill  •  Teddie-Rose Malleson-Allen  •  Dane Hughes

Whisky Galore (2016)

The story of the inhabitants of the isolated Scottish island of Todday, in the Outer Hebrides, where gloom sets in as their wartime rationing of whisky runs out. When cargo ship the SS Cabinet Minister runs aground the shrewd islanders run rings around the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gillies MacKinnon
CAST:  Gregor Fisher  •  Eddie Izzard  •  James Cosmo  •  Kevin Guthrie

The story of the inhabitants of the isolated Scottish island of Todday, in the Outer Hebrides, where gloom sets in as their wartime rationing of whisky runs out. When cargo ship the SS Cabinet Minister runs aground the shrewd islanders run rings around the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gillies MacKinnon
CAST:  Gregor Fisher  •  Eddie Izzard  •  James Cosmo  •  Kevin Guthrie

St. Trinian's (2007)

When their beloved school is threatened with closure should the powers that be fail to raise the proper funds, the girls scheme to steal a priceless painting and use the profits to pull St. Trinian's out of the red.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Oliver Parker  •  Barnaby Thompson
CAST:  Talulah Riley  •  Rupert Everett  •  Gemma Arterton  •  Colin Firth

When their beloved school is threatened with closure should the powers that be fail to raise the proper funds, the girls scheme to steal a priceless painting and use the profits to pull St. Trinian's out of the red.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Oliver Parker  •  Barnaby Thompson
CAST:  Talulah Riley  •  Rupert Everett  •  Gemma Arterton  •  Colin Firth

Victoria & Abdul (2017)

Queen Victoria strikes up an unlikely friendship with a young Indian clerk named Abdul Karim.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Frears
CAST:  Judi Dench  •  Ali Fazal  •  Tim Pigott-Smith  •  Eddie Izzard

Queen Victoria strikes up an unlikely friendship with a young Indian clerk named Abdul Karim.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Frears
CAST:  Judi Dench  •  Ali Fazal  •  Tim Pigott-Smith  •  Eddie Izzard

Mr. Jones (2019)

In 1933, Welsh journalist Gareth Jones travels to Ukraine, where he experiences the horrors of a famine. Everywhere he goes he meets henchmen of the Soviet secret service who are determined to prevent news about the catastrophe from getting out. Stalin’s forced ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Agnieszka Holland
CAST:  James Norton  •  Vanessa Kirby  •  Peter Sarsgaard  •  Joseph Mawle

In 1933, Welsh journalist Gareth Jones travels to Ukraine, where he experiences the horrors of a famine. Everywhere he goes he meets henchmen of the Soviet secret service who are determined to prevent news about the catastrophe from getting out. Stalin’s forced ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Agnieszka Holland
CAST:  James Norton  •  Vanessa Kirby  •  Peter Sarsgaard  •  Joseph Mawle

Mr Loveday's Little Outing (2006)

Satirical drama by Evelyn Waugh, adapted by Sam Hobkinson. Visiting her father Lord Moping in the county asylum, Angela meets a fellow inmate who appears far too sane to be locked up in an institution. She manages to get him released, but he returns two hours later ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sam Hobkinson
CAST:  Andrew Sachs  •  David Warner  •  Prunella Scales  •  Fenella Woolgar

Satirical drama by Evelyn Waugh, adapted by Sam Hobkinson. Visiting her father Lord Moping in the county asylum, Angela meets a fellow inmate who appears far too sane to be locked up in an institution. She manages to get him released, but he returns two hours later ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sam Hobkinson
CAST:  Andrew Sachs  •  David Warner  •  Prunella Scales  •  Fenella Woolgar