Frances Barber

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A Zed & Two Noughts (1985)

Twin zoologists lose their wives in a car accident and become obsessed with decomposing animals.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Greenaway
CAST:  Frances Barber  •  Joss Ackland  •  Brian Deacon  •  Geoffrey Palmer

Twin zoologists lose their wives in a car accident and become obsessed with decomposing animals.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Greenaway
CAST:  Frances Barber  •  Joss Ackland  •  Brian Deacon  •  Geoffrey Palmer

Goal! (2005)

Like millions of kids around the world, Santiago harbors the dream of being a professional footballer... However, living in the Barrios section of Los Angeles, he thinks it is only that--a dream. Until one day an extraordinary turn of events has him trying out for ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Danny Cannon
CAST:  Kuno Becker  •  Alessandro Nivola  •  Anna Friel  •  Stephen Dillane

Like millions of kids around the world, Santiago harbors the dream of being a professional footballer... However, living in the Barrios section of Los Angeles, he thinks it is only that--a dream. Until one day an extraordinary turn of events has him trying out for ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Danny Cannon
CAST:  Kuno Becker  •  Alessandro Nivola  •  Anna Friel  •  Stephen Dillane

Goal! II: Living the Dream (2007)

Tempted away from Newcastle United to join Real Madrid, rising star Santiago Munez finds this latest change of fortune the greatest challenge yet - personally as well as professionally. He is reunited with Gavin Harris, though they must compete to be on the team, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jaume Collet-Serra
CAST:  Kuno Becker  •  Stephen Dillane  •  Anna Friel  •  Leonor Varela

Tempted away from Newcastle United to join Real Madrid, rising star Santiago Munez finds this latest change of fortune the greatest challenge yet - personally as well as professionally. He is reunited with Gavin Harris, though they must compete to be on the team, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jaume Collet-Serra
CAST:  Kuno Becker  •  Stephen Dillane  •  Anna Friel  •  Leonor Varela

Sammy and Rosie Get Laid (1987)

Sammy and Rosie are an unconventional middle-class London married couple. They live in the midst of inner-city chaos, surround themselves with intellectual street people, and sleep with everybody - except each other! Things become interesting when Sammy's father, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Frears
CAST:  Shashi Kapoor  •  Ayub Khan-Din  •  Frances Barber  •  Claire Bloom

Sammy and Rosie are an unconventional middle-class London married couple. They live in the midst of inner-city chaos, surround themselves with intellectual street people, and sleep with everybody - except each other! Things become interesting when Sammy's father, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Frears
CAST:  Shashi Kapoor  •  Ayub Khan-Din  •  Frances Barber  •  Claire Bloom

Still Crazy (1998)

In the seventies Strange Fruit were it. They lived the rock lifestyle to the max, groupies, drugs, internal tension and an ex front man dead from an overdose. Even their demise was glamorous; when lightning struck the stage during an outdoor festival. 20 years on ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian Gibson
CAST:  Stephen Rea  •  Billy Connolly  •  Jimmy Nail  •  Bill Nighy

In the seventies Strange Fruit were it. They lived the rock lifestyle to the max, groupies, drugs, internal tension and an ex front man dead from an overdose. Even their demise was glamorous; when lightning struck the stage during an outdoor festival. 20 years on ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian Gibson
CAST:  Stephen Rea  •  Billy Connolly  •  Jimmy Nail  •  Bill Nighy

Prick Up Your Ears (1987)

Stephen Frears directs this biographical drama focusing on controversial British playwright Joe Orton, revealed in flashback after his murder by lover Kenneth Halliwell. Born in 1933 in Leicester, in the English Midlands, John 'Joe' Orton moves to London in 1951, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Frears
CAST:  Gary Oldman  •  Alfred Molina  •  Vanessa Redgrave  •  Frances Barber

Stephen Frears directs this biographical drama focusing on controversial British playwright Joe Orton, revealed in flashback after his murder by lover Kenneth Halliwell. Born in 1933 in Leicester, in the English Midlands, John 'Joe' Orton moves to London in 1951, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Frears
CAST:  Gary Oldman  •  Alfred Molina  •  Vanessa Redgrave  •  Frances Barber

Castaway (1986)

Middle-aged Gerald Kingsland advertises in a London paper for a female companion to spend a year with him on a desert island. The young Lucy Irving takes a chance on contacting him and after a couple of meetings they decide to go ahead. Once on the island things ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nicolas Roeg
CAST:  Oliver Reed  •  Amanda Donohoe  •  Georgina Hale  •  Frances Barber

Middle-aged Gerald Kingsland advertises in a London paper for a female companion to spend a year with him on a desert island. The young Lucy Irving takes a chance on contacting him and after a couple of meetings they decide to go ahead. Once on the island things ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nicolas Roeg
CAST:  Oliver Reed  •  Amanda Donohoe  •  Georgina Hale  •  Frances Barber

Photographing Fairies (1997)

Action-packed

Photographer Charles Castle is numbed with grief following the death of his beautiful bride. He goes off to war, working in the trenches as a photographer. Following the war and still in grief Charles is given some photographs purporting to be of fairies. His ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nick Willing
CAST:  Toby Stephens  •  Emily Woof  •  Ben Kingsley  •  Frances Barber

Photographer Charles Castle is numbed with grief following the death of his beautiful bride. He goes off to war, working in the trenches as a photographer. Following the war and still in grief Charles is given some photographs purporting to be of fairies. His ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nick Willing
CAST:  Toby Stephens  •  Emily Woof  •  Ben Kingsley  •  Frances Barber

The Fattest Man in Britain (2009)

Georgie Godwin is the fattest man in Britain. A tourist attraction, thanks to greedy 'agent, cabbie Morris. Devoted neighbour Janice is Georgie's only other regular outside contact until he meets Amy, a pregnant teenager fleeing a violent boyfriend ,whom he takes ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Blair
CAST:  Timothy Spall  •  Bobby Ball  •  Frances Barber  •  Aisling Loftus

Georgie Godwin is the fattest man in Britain. A tourist attraction, thanks to greedy 'agent, cabbie Morris. Devoted neighbour Janice is Georgie's only other regular outside contact until he meets Amy, a pregnant teenager fleeing a violent boyfriend ,whom he takes ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Blair
CAST:  Timothy Spall  •  Bobby Ball  •  Frances Barber  •  Aisling Loftus

Home Sweet Home (1982)

Three postal workers and their dysfunctional families interact over cups of tea and Sunday dinner.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Leigh
CAST:  Eric Richard  •  Timothy Spall  •  Kay Stonham  •  Frances Barber

Three postal workers and their dysfunctional families interact over cups of tea and Sunday dinner.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Leigh
CAST:  Eric Richard  •  Timothy Spall  •  Kay Stonham  •  Frances Barber

May I Kill U? (2013)

A PC becomes a vigilante after a head trauma.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stuart Urban
CAST:  Kevin Bishop  •  Jack Doolan  •  Frances Barber  •  Katarzyna Kołeczek

A PC becomes a vigilante after a head trauma.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stuart Urban
CAST:  Kevin Bishop  •  Jack Doolan  •  Frances Barber  •  Katarzyna Kołeczek

We'll Take Manhattan (2012)

Enjoyable

We’ll Take Manhattan explores the explosive love affair between Sixties supermodel, Jean Shrimpton, and photographer, David Bailey. Focusing on a wild and unpredictable 1962 Vogue photo shoot in New York, the drama brings to life the story of two young people ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John McKay
CAST:  Karen Gillan  •  Aneurin Barnard  •  Helen McCrory  •  Frances Barber

We’ll Take Manhattan explores the explosive love affair between Sixties supermodel, Jean Shrimpton, and photographer, David Bailey. Focusing on a wild and unpredictable 1962 Vogue photo shoot in New York, the drama brings to life the story of two young people ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John McKay
CAST:  Karen Gillan  •  Aneurin Barnard  •  Helen McCrory  •  Frances Barber

The Leaving of Liverpool (1992)

A poignant and forceful saga which traces the fortunes of two English children uprooted from their beloved Liverpool dockside to the alien environment of Australia in the years following World War Two.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Jenkins
CAST:  Kevin Knapman  •  Christine Tremarco  •  Frances Barber  •  Bill Hunter

A poignant and forceful saga which traces the fortunes of two English children uprooted from their beloved Liverpool dockside to the alien environment of Australia in the years following World War Two.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Jenkins
CAST:  Kevin Knapman  •  Christine Tremarco  •  Frances Barber  •  Bill Hunter

The Escort (1999)

A movie about a middle aged french man who after a family crisis travels on the spur of the moment to London only to get caught up in the male prostitution business and eventually drugs.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michel Blanc
CAST:  Daniel Auteuil  •  Stuart Townsend  •  Liza Walker  •  Noah Taylor

A movie about a middle aged french man who after a family crisis travels on the spur of the moment to London only to get caught up in the male prostitution business and eventually drugs.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michel Blanc
CAST:  Daniel Auteuil  •  Stuart Townsend  •  Liza Walker  •  Noah Taylor

Soft Top Hard Shoulder (1993)

Eight years ago, Gavin, artistic son of an Scots/Italian ice-cream dynasty, turned his back on Glasgow and moved south to London to make his name illustrating children's books. Now, frustrated and broke, his Uncle Sal appears with an offer. Gavin's father has sold ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stefan Schwartz
CAST:  Peter Capaldi  •  Richard Wilson  •  Jeremy Northam  •  Frances Barber

Eight years ago, Gavin, artistic son of an Scots/Italian ice-cream dynasty, turned his back on Glasgow and moved south to London to make his name illustrating children's books. Now, frustrated and broke, his Uncle Sal appears with an offer. Gavin's father has sold ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stefan Schwartz
CAST:  Peter Capaldi  •  Richard Wilson  •  Jeremy Northam  •  Frances Barber

Twelfth Night, or What You Will (1988)

The tale begins when a brother and sister are separated in a shipwreck, but survive to be washed up on the shore of Illyria. The sister, Viola, disguises herself as a man and takes service with Duke Orsino, who has fallen in love with Lady Olivia. Entrusted with ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Kafno
CAST:  Frances Barber  •  Christopher Hollis  •  Richard Briers  •  Anton Lesser

The tale begins when a brother and sister are separated in a shipwreck, but survive to be washed up on the shore of Illyria. The sister, Viola, disguises herself as a man and takes service with Duke Orsino, who has fallen in love with Lady Olivia. Entrusted with ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Kafno
CAST:  Frances Barber  •  Christopher Hollis  •  Richard Briers  •  Anton Lesser

We Think the World of You (1988)

An aimless young man, Johnny, is sent prison. He entrusts his beloved dog, Evie, to the care of his former lover and best friend, Frank. When he gets out of prison, he has to face difficulties at home. Added to this, is the fact that he may have to give up Evie to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Colin Gregg
CAST:  Alan Bates  •  Gary Oldman  •  Max Wall  •  Frances Barber

An aimless young man, Johnny, is sent prison. He entrusts his beloved dog, Evie, to the care of his former lover and best friend, Frank. When he gets out of prison, he has to face difficulties at home. Added to this, is the fact that he may have to give up Evie to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Colin Gregg
CAST:  Alan Bates  •  Gary Oldman  •  Max Wall  •  Frances Barber

Esther Kahn (2000)

A Jewish girl in 19th century London dreams of becoming a stage actress.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Arnaud Desplechin
CAST:  Summer Phoenix  •  Ian Holm  •  Fabrice Desplechin  •  Akbar Kurtha

A Jewish girl in 19th century London dreams of becoming a stage actress.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Arnaud Desplechin
CAST:  Summer Phoenix  •  Ian Holm  •  Fabrice Desplechin  •  Akbar Kurtha

The Red Siren (2002)

Nearly 13, Alice rebels, telling the Paris police that her mother is a murderer. Alice has no evidence; her mother, Eva, rich and powerful, avoids charges. Alice promptly runs away, determined to find her dad whom she claims lives in Portugal. The police believe he ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Olivier Megaton
CAST:  Jean-Marc Barr

Nearly 13, Alice rebels, telling the Paris police that her mother is a murderer. Alice has no evidence; her mother, Eva, rich and powerful, avoids charges. Alice promptly runs away, determined to find her dad whom she claims lives in Portugal. The police believe he ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Olivier Megaton
CAST:  Jean-Marc Barr

3 Steps to Heaven (1995)

A bereaved woman adopts multiple disguises to track down the last three people to see her boyfriend before he died.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Constantine Giannaris
CAST:  Katrin Cartlidge  •  Frances Barber  •  Stuart Laing  •  James Fleet

A bereaved woman adopts multiple disguises to track down the last three people to see her boyfriend before he died.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Constantine Giannaris
CAST:  Katrin Cartlidge  •  Frances Barber  •  Stuart Laing  •  James Fleet
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