Ian Abercrombie

Ian Abercrombie (born 11 September 1936) is an English actor, best known for playing Alfred Pennyworth in Birds of Prey. He appeared as Elaine Benes' boss Justin Pitt during the sixth season of Seinfeld, and as a fastidious butler on Desperate Housewives. Description above from the Wikipedia article Ian Abercrombie, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia

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The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)

Four years after Jurassic Park's genetically bred dinosaurs ran amok, multimillionaire John Hammond shocks chaos theorist Ian Malcolm by revealing that he has been breeding more beasties at a secret location. Malcolm, his paleontologist ladylove and a wildlife ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Spielberg
CAST:  Jeff Goldblum  •  Julianne Moore  •  Pete Postlethwaite  •  Richard Attenborough

Four years after Jurassic Park's genetically bred dinosaurs ran amok, multimillionaire John Hammond shocks chaos theorist Ian Malcolm by revealing that he has been breeding more beasties at a secret location. Malcolm, his paleontologist ladylove and a wildlife ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Spielberg
CAST:  Jeff Goldblum  •  Julianne Moore  •  Pete Postlethwaite  •  Richard Attenborough

Rango (2011)

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When Rango, a lost family pet, accidentally winds up in the gritty, gun-slinging town of Dirt, the less-than-courageous lizard suddenly finds he stands out. Welcomed as the last hope the town has been waiting for, new Sheriff Rango is forced to play his new role to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gore Verbinski
CAST:  Johnny Depp  •  Isla Fisher  •  Ned Beatty  •  Bill Nighy

When Rango, a lost family pet, accidentally winds up in the gritty, gun-slinging town of Dirt, the less-than-courageous lizard suddenly finds he stands out. Welcomed as the last hope the town has been waiting for, new Sheriff Rango is forced to play his new role to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gore Verbinski
CAST:  Johnny Depp  •  Isla Fisher  •  Ned Beatty  •  Bill Nighy

Addams Family Values (1993)

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Siblings Wednesday and Pugsley Addams will stop at nothing to get rid of Pubert, the new baby boy adored by parents Gomez and Morticia. Things go from bad to worse when the new "black widow" nanny, Debbie Jellinsky, launches her plan to add Fester to her collection ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barry Sonnenfeld
CAST:  Joan Cusack  •  Anjelica Huston  •  Raúl Juliá  •  Christopher Lloyd

Siblings Wednesday and Pugsley Addams will stop at nothing to get rid of Pubert, the new baby boy adored by parents Gomez and Morticia. Things go from bad to worse when the new "black widow" nanny, Debbie Jellinsky, launches her plan to add Fester to her collection ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barry Sonnenfeld
CAST:  Joan Cusack  •  Anjelica Huston  •  Raúl Juliá  •  Christopher Lloyd

Army of Darkness (1992)

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Ash is transported back to medieval days, where he is captured by the dreaded Lord Arthur. Aided by the deadly chainsaw that has become his only friend, Ash is sent on a perilous mission to recover the Book of the Dead, a powerful tome that gives its owner the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sam Raimi
CAST:  Bruce Campbell  •  Embeth Davidtz  •  Marcus Gilbert  •  Ian Abercrombie

Ash is transported back to medieval days, where he is captured by the dreaded Lord Arthur. Aided by the deadly chainsaw that has become his only friend, Ash is sent on a perilous mission to recover the Book of the Dead, a powerful tome that gives its owner the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sam Raimi
CAST:  Bruce Campbell  •  Embeth Davidtz  •  Marcus Gilbert  •  Ian Abercrombie

Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties (2006)

Jon and Garfield visit the United Kingdom, where a case of mistaken cat identity finds Garfield ruling over a castle. His reign is soon jeopardized by the nefarious Lord Dargis, who has designs on the estate.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Hill
CAST:  Jennifer Love Hewitt  •  Billy Connolly  •  Ian Abercrombie  •  Breckin Meyer

Jon and Garfield visit the United Kingdom, where a case of mistaken cat identity finds Garfield ruling over a castle. His reign is soon jeopardized by the nefarious Lord Dargis, who has designs on the estate.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Hill
CAST:  Jennifer Love Hewitt  •  Billy Connolly  •  Ian Abercrombie  •  Breckin Meyer

Inland Empire (2006)

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An actress's perception of reality becomes increasingly distorted as she finds herself falling for her co-star in a remake of an unfinished Polish production that was supposedly cursed.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Lynch
CAST:  Laura Dern  •  Jeremy Irons  •  Justin Theroux  •  Harry Dean Stanton

An actress's perception of reality becomes increasingly distorted as she finds herself falling for her co-star in a remake of an unfinished Polish production that was supposedly cursed.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Lynch
CAST:  Laura Dern  •  Jeremy Irons  •  Justin Theroux  •  Harry Dean Stanton

Jack Frost 2: The Revenge of the Mutant Killer Snowman (2000)

The sheriff and his deputies from the first movie decide to take a vacation in the Caribbean. Their holiday will be short-lived, however, as the thawed murderer gets inadvertently re-frozen and brought back to life. As if that weren't bad enough, he now has the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Cooney
CAST:  Christopher Allport  •  Eileen Seeley  •  Chip Heller  •  Scott MacDonald

The sheriff and his deputies from the first movie decide to take a vacation in the Caribbean. Their holiday will be short-lived, however, as the thawed murderer gets inadvertently re-frozen and brought back to life. As if that weren't bad enough, he now has the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Cooney
CAST:  Christopher Allport  •  Eileen Seeley  •  Chip Heller  •  Scott MacDonald

MouseHunt (1997)

Down-on-their luck brothers, Lars and Ernie Smuntz, aren't happy with the crumbling old mansion they inherit... until they discover the estate is worth millions. Before they can cash in, they have to rid the house of its single, stubborn occupant—a tiny and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gore Verbinski
CAST:  Nathan Lane  •  Lee Evans  •  Vicki Lewis  •  Maury Chaykin

Down-on-their luck brothers, Lars and Ernie Smuntz, aren't happy with the crumbling old mansion they inherit... until they discover the estate is worth millions. Before they can cash in, they have to rid the house of its single, stubborn occupant—a tiny and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gore Verbinski
CAST:  Nathan Lane  •  Lee Evans  •  Vicki Lewis  •  Maury Chaykin

Repossessed (1990)

It's been some time since Father Jebedaiah Mayii exorcised the Devil from little Nancy Aglet, who is now grown up with a husband and two children of her own. But the prince of darkness wants to go a second round and has returned to repossess her! With Father Mayii ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bob Logan
CAST:  Linda Blair  •  Ned Beatty  •  Leslie Nielsen  •  Anthony Starke

It's been some time since Father Jebedaiah Mayii exorcised the Devil from little Nancy Aglet, who is now grown up with a husband and two children of her own. But the prince of darkness wants to go a second round and has returned to repossess her! With Father Mayii ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bob Logan
CAST:  Linda Blair  •  Ned Beatty  •  Leslie Nielsen  •  Anthony Starke

The Public Eye (1992)

A crime photographer gets involved in a conspiracy.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Howard Franklin
CAST:  Joe Pesci  •  Barbara Hershey  •  Richard Riehle  •  Stanley Tucci

A crime photographer gets involved in a conspiracy.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Howard Franklin
CAST:  Joe Pesci  •  Barbara Hershey  •  Richard Riehle  •  Stanley Tucci

They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (1969)

In the midst of the Great Depression, manipulative emcee Rocky enlists contestants for a dance marathon offering a $1,500 cash prize. Among them are a failed actress, a middle-aged sailor, a delusional blonde and a pregnant girl.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sydney Pollack
CAST:  Jane Fonda  •  Michael Sarrazin  •  Susannah York  •  Gig Young

In the midst of the Great Depression, manipulative emcee Rocky enlists contestants for a dance marathon offering a $1,500 cash prize. Among them are a failed actress, a middle-aged sailor, a delusional blonde and a pregnant girl.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sydney Pollack
CAST:  Jane Fonda  •  Michael Sarrazin  •  Susannah York  •  Gig Young

Von Ryan's Express (1965)

Von Ryan's Express stars Frank Sinatra as a POW colonel who leads a daring escape from WWII Italy by taking over a freight train, but he has to win over the British soldiers he finds himself commanding.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Robson
CAST:  Frank Sinatra  •  Trevor Howard  •  Raffaella Carrà  •  Brad Dexter

Von Ryan's Express stars Frank Sinatra as a POW colonel who leads a daring escape from WWII Italy by taking over a freight train, but he has to win over the British soldiers he finds himself commanding.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Robson
CAST:  Frank Sinatra  •  Trevor Howard  •  Raffaella Carrà  •  Brad Dexter

Wild Wild West (1999)

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Legless Southern inventor Dr. Arliss Loveless plans to rekindle the Civil War by assassinating President U.S. Grant. Only two men can stop him: gunfighter James West and master-of-disguise and inventor Artemus Gordon. The two must team up to thwart Loveless' plans.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barry Sonnenfeld
CAST:  Will Smith  •  Kevin Kline  •  Kenneth Branagh  •  Salma Hayek

Legless Southern inventor Dr. Arliss Loveless plans to rekindle the Civil War by assassinating President U.S. Grant. Only two men can stop him: gunfighter James West and master-of-disguise and inventor Artemus Gordon. The two must team up to thwart Loveless' plans.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barry Sonnenfeld
CAST:  Will Smith  •  Kevin Kline  •  Kenneth Branagh  •  Salma Hayek

Young Frankenstein (1974)

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A young neurosurgeon inherits the castle of his grandfather, the famous Dr. Victor von Frankenstein. In the castle he finds a funny hunchback, a pretty lab assistant and the elderly housekeeper. Young Frankenstein believes that the work of his grandfather was ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mel Brooks
CAST:  Gene Wilder  •  Marty Feldman  •  Madeline Kahn  •  Cloris Leachman

A young neurosurgeon inherits the castle of his grandfather, the famous Dr. Victor von Frankenstein. In the castle he finds a funny hunchback, a pretty lab assistant and the elderly housekeeper. Young Frankenstein believes that the work of his grandfather was ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mel Brooks
CAST:  Gene Wilder  •  Marty Feldman  •  Madeline Kahn  •  Cloris Leachman

S.O.S. Titanic (1979)

The Titanic disaster is depicted as seen through the eyes of one couple in each of the three classes on board.  (more)

DIRECTION:  William Hale
CAST:  David Janssen  •  Cloris Leachman  •  Susan Saint James  •  David Warner

The Titanic disaster is depicted as seen through the eyes of one couple in each of the three classes on board.  (more)

DIRECTION:  William Hale
CAST:  David Janssen  •  Cloris Leachman  •  Susan Saint James  •  David Warner

Warlock (1989)

In 17th century New England, witch hunter Giles Redferne captures an evil warlock, but the conjurer eludes death with supernatural help. Flung into the future, the warlock winds up in the 1980s and plans to bring about the end of the world. Redferne follows the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steve Miner
CAST:  Julian Sands  •  Lori Singer  •  Richard E. Grant  •  Mary Woronov

In 17th century New England, witch hunter Giles Redferne captures an evil warlock, but the conjurer eludes death with supernatural help. Flung into the future, the warlock winds up in the 1980s and plans to bring about the end of the world. Redferne follows the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steve Miner
CAST:  Julian Sands  •  Lori Singer  •  Richard E. Grant  •  Mary Woronov

The Questor Tapes (1974)

Project Questor is brainchild of the genius Dr. Vaslovik: he developed plans to build an android super-human. Although he's disappeared and half of his programming tape was erased in the attempt to decode it, his former colleagues continue the project and finally ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard A. Colla
CAST:  Robert Foxworth  •  Mike Farrell  •  John Vernon  •  Lew Ayres

Project Questor is brainchild of the genius Dr. Vaslovik: he developed plans to build an android super-human. Although he's disappeared and half of his programming tape was erased in the attempt to decode it, his former colleagues continue the project and finally ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard A. Colla
CAST:  Robert Foxworth  •  Mike Farrell  •  John Vernon  •  Lew Ayres

Zandalee (1991)

Bored with her marriage to burnt out poet turned corporate executive Thierry, Zandalee falls prey to an old friend of her husband, the manipulative and egotistical Johhny and becomes enmeshed in a sensual, passionate and destructive affair.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sam Pillsbury
CAST:  Nicolas Cage  •  Erika Anderson  •  Steve Buscemi  •  Marisa Tomei

Bored with her marriage to burnt out poet turned corporate executive Thierry, Zandalee falls prey to an old friend of her husband, the manipulative and egotistical Johhny and becomes enmeshed in a sensual, passionate and destructive affair.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sam Pillsbury
CAST:  Nicolas Cage  •  Erika Anderson  •  Steve Buscemi  •  Marisa Tomei

The Island at the Top of the World (1974)

A Victorian gentleman hopes to find his long-lost son, who vanished whilst searching for a mysterious Viking community in a volcanic valley somewhere in uncharted Arctic regions. The gentleman puts together an expedition team to go on the search, but when they ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Stevenson
CAST:  Donald Sinden  •  David Hartman  •  Jacques Marin  •  Mako

A Victorian gentleman hopes to find his long-lost son, who vanished whilst searching for a mysterious Viking community in a volcanic valley somewhere in uncharted Arctic regions. The gentleman puts together an expedition team to go on the search, but when they ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Stevenson
CAST:  Donald Sinden  •  David Hartman  •  Jacques Marin  •  Mako

A Face to Die For (1996)

A scarred, unattractive young woman is conned into helping with a robbery of her employer. As a result, she is sent to prison, gets plastic surgery, and returns to seek revenge on those who wronged her.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jack Bender
CAST:  Yasmine Bleeth  •  James Wilder  •  Robin Givens  •  Richard Beymer

A scarred, unattractive young woman is conned into helping with a robbery of her employer. As a result, she is sent to prison, gets plastic surgery, and returns to seek revenge on those who wronged her.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jack Bender
CAST:  Yasmine Bleeth  •  James Wilder  •  Robin Givens  •  Richard Beymer
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