Leigh Lawson

Allan Leigh Lawson (born 21 July 1945) is an English film and stage actor, director and writer.

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Being Julia (2004)

Julia Lambert is a true diva: beautiful, talented, weathly and famous. She has it all - including a devoted husband who has mastermined her brilliant career - but after years of shining in the spotlight she begins to suffer from a severe case of boredom and longs ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  István Szabó
CAST:  Michael Gambon  •  Annette Bening  •  Jeremy Irons  •  Leigh Lawson

Julia Lambert is a true diva: beautiful, talented, weathly and famous. She has it all - including a devoted husband who has mastermined her brilliant career - but after years of shining in the spotlight she begins to suffer from a severe case of boredom and longs ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  István Szabó
CAST:  Michael Gambon  •  Annette Bening  •  Jeremy Irons  •  Leigh Lawson

Casanova (2005)

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With a reputation for seducing members of the opposite sex, regardless of their marital status, a notorious womanizer discovers a beauty who seems impervious to his charms. However, as he continues to pursue the indifferent lady, he finds himself falling in love.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lasse Hallström
CAST:  Heath Ledger  •  Sienna Miller  •  Jeremy Irons  •  Oliver Platt

With a reputation for seducing members of the opposite sex, regardless of their marital status, a notorious womanizer discovers a beauty who seems impervious to his charms. However, as he continues to pursue the indifferent lady, he finds himself falling in love.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lasse Hallström
CAST:  Heath Ledger  •  Sienna Miller  •  Jeremy Irons  •  Oliver Platt

Madame Sousatzka (1988)

In London, eccentric piano instructor Madame Sousatzka takes on a new prize protégé, Manek, a teenage Bengali immigrant who displays incredible talent. Manek forms a close bond with his teacher, but soon discovers that she expects her pupils to become disciplined ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Schlesinger
CAST:  Shirley MacLaine  •  Peggy Ashcroft  •  Twiggy  •  Shabana Azmi

In London, eccentric piano instructor Madame Sousatzka takes on a new prize protégé, Manek, a teenage Bengali immigrant who displays incredible talent. Manek forms a close bond with his teacher, but soon discovers that she expects her pupils to become disciplined ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Schlesinger
CAST:  Shirley MacLaine  •  Peggy Ashcroft  •  Twiggy  •  Shabana Azmi

Silence Becomes You (2005)

Two sisters, Grace and Violet, bound together by more than blood, live a reclusive life in a large mansion, detached from society and reality too. They have a plan. It's hardly conventional, but the outcome nine months later is all that counts. Whatever they do ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephanie Sinclaire
CAST:  Sienna Guillory  •  Joe Anderson  •  Alicia Silverstone  •  Leigh Lawson

Two sisters, Grace and Violet, bound together by more than blood, live a reclusive life in a large mansion, detached from society and reality too. They have a plan. It's hardly conventional, but the outcome nine months later is all that counts. Whatever they do ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephanie Sinclaire
CAST:  Sienna Guillory  •  Joe Anderson  •  Alicia Silverstone  •  Leigh Lawson

Tess (1979)

A strong-willed peasant girl is sent by her father to the estate of some local aristocrats to capitalize on a rumor that their families are from the same line. This fateful visit commences an epic narrative of sex, class, betrayal, and revenge.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roman Polanski
CAST:  Nastassja Kinski  •  Peter Firth  •  Leigh Lawson  •  John Collin

A strong-willed peasant girl is sent by her father to the estate of some local aristocrats to capitalize on a rumor that their families are from the same line. This fateful visit commences an epic narrative of sex, class, betrayal, and revenge.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roman Polanski
CAST:  Nastassja Kinski  •  Peter Firth  •  Leigh Lawson  •  John Collin

Love Among the Ruins (1975)

An aging actress and socialite, Jessica Medlicott has ended her engagement with a younger man and is now being sued by her former fiancé. Esteemed barrister Sir Arthur Glanville-Jones is assigned to represent Jessica in the lawsuit, and he also happens to be an old ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Cukor
CAST:  Katharine Hepburn  •  Laurence Olivier  •  Richard Pearson  •  Colin Blakely

An aging actress and socialite, Jessica Medlicott has ended her engagement with a younger man and is now being sued by her former fiancé. Esteemed barrister Sir Arthur Glanville-Jones is assigned to represent Jessica in the lawsuit, and he also happens to be an old ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Cukor
CAST:  Katharine Hepburn  •  Laurence Olivier  •  Richard Pearson  •  Colin Blakely

Brother Sun, Sister Moon (1972)

In his delirium from his return from war, Francesco Bernardone goes back in his memories to the days when he lived for parties and carnal pleasures. He slowly recovers, but after the illness he is no longer the Francesco that everybody knew. Instead of spending ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Franco Zeffirelli
CAST:  Graham Faulkner  •  Judi Bowker  •  Leigh Lawson  •  Kenneth Cranham

In his delirium from his return from war, Francesco Bernardone goes back in his memories to the days when he lived for parties and carnal pleasures. He slowly recovers, but after the illness he is no longer the Francesco that everybody knew. Instead of spending ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Franco Zeffirelli
CAST:  Graham Faulkner  •  Judi Bowker  •  Leigh Lawson  •  Kenneth Cranham

Back to the Secret Garden (2000)

A youngster living in a stately home discovers the magical garden Mary, Colin & Dickon stumbled across years before - but faces a battle with the housekeeper over whether to nurture it.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Tuchner
CAST:  Joan Plowright  •  George Baker  •  Cherie Lunghi  •  Leigh Lawson

A youngster living in a stately home discovers the magical garden Mary, Colin & Dickon stumbled across years before - but faces a battle with the housekeeper over whether to nurture it.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Tuchner
CAST:  Joan Plowright  •  George Baker  •  Cherie Lunghi  •  Leigh Lawson

The Dark Avenger (1990)

An acid-scarred judge turns masked avenger, backed by an electronics expert and her crime lab.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Guy Magar
CAST:  Leigh Lawson  •  Maggie Han  •  Robert Vaughn  •  Gregg Henry

An acid-scarred judge turns masked avenger, backed by an electronics expert and her crime lab.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Guy Magar
CAST:  Leigh Lawson  •  Maggie Han  •  Robert Vaughn  •  Gregg Henry

Ghost Story (1974)

Several old college friends converge at a mansion, ostensibly for a pleasant reunion. Larry Dann, the most easygoing of the bunch, comes to the conclusion that all is not well in the old dark house. For one thing, he's run across several people whom he's never met. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Weeks
CAST:  Marianne Faithfull  •  Penelope Keith  •  Vivian MacKerrell  •  Barbara Shelley

Several old college friends converge at a mansion, ostensibly for a pleasant reunion. Larry Dann, the most easygoing of the bunch, comes to the conclusion that all is not well in the old dark house. For one thing, he's run across several people whom he's never met. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Weeks
CAST:  Marianne Faithfull  •  Penelope Keith  •  Vivian MacKerrell  •  Barbara Shelley

Golden Rendezvous (1977)

Action-packed suspense thriller finds innocuous-looking purser Carter (Harris) the unlikely hero when the floating casino on which he works is hijacked by a heavily armed group of mercenaries, led by John Vernon. Complicating matters, a nuclear warhead has been ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ashley Lazarus
CAST:  Richard Harris  •  Ann Turkel  •  Gordon Jackson  •  John Vernon

Action-packed suspense thriller finds innocuous-looking purser Carter (Harris) the unlikely hero when the floating casino on which he works is hijacked by a heavily armed group of mercenaries, led by John Vernon. Complicating matters, a nuclear warhead has been ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ashley Lazarus
CAST:  Richard Harris  •  Ann Turkel  •  Gordon Jackson  •  John Vernon

The Devil's Advocate (1977)

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A dying priest is commissioned to investigate the deeds of Giacomo Nerone, a dead wartime partisan, and find out if he truly is worthy of being canonized.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Guy Green
CAST:  John Mills  •  Stéphane Audran  •  Jason Miller  •  Paola Pitagora

A dying priest is commissioned to investigate the deeds of Giacomo Nerone, a dead wartime partisan, and find out if he truly is worthy of being canonized.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Guy Green
CAST:  John Mills  •  Stéphane Audran  •  Jason Miller  •  Paola Pitagora

Why Didn't They Ask Evans? (1980)

This intriguing story is set in the 1930s at a country house, where two amateur sleuths, Bobby Jones and Lady Frankie Derwent, try to unravel the mystery behind a tale of murder, suspense and false identities. And the only clues the two have to go on are the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tony Wharmby  •  John Davies
CAST:  Francesca Annis  •  John Gielgud  •  Bernard Miles  •  Eric Porter

This intriguing story is set in the 1930s at a country house, where two amateur sleuths, Bobby Jones and Lady Frankie Derwent, try to unravel the mystery behind a tale of murder, suspense and false identities. And the only clues the two have to go on are the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tony Wharmby  •  John Davies
CAST:  Francesca Annis  •  John Gielgud  •  Bernard Miles  •  Eric Porter

Sword of the Valiant: The Legend of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (1984)

Gawain was a squire in King Arthur's court when the Green Knight burst in and offered to play a game with a brave knight. Gawain journeys across the land, learning about life, saving damsels, and solving the Green Knight's riddle.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Weeks
CAST:  Miles O'Keeffe  •  Leigh Lawson  •  Trevor Howard  •  Sean Connery

Gawain was a squire in King Arthur's court when the Green Knight burst in and offered to play a game with a brave knight. Gawain journeys across the land, learning about life, saving damsels, and solving the Green Knight's riddle.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Weeks
CAST:  Miles O'Keeffe  •  Leigh Lawson  •  Trevor Howard  •  Sean Connery

Percy's Progress (1974)

Percy, the man with the world's first penis transplant, discovers that there is a chemical in the world's water that makes men impotent.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ralph Thomas
CAST:  Leigh Lawson  •  Elke Sommer  •  Denholm Elliott  •  Judy Geeson

Percy, the man with the world's first penis transplant, discovers that there is a chemical in the world's water that makes men impotent.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ralph Thomas
CAST:  Leigh Lawson  •  Elke Sommer  •  Denholm Elliott  •  Judy Geeson

The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler (2009)

Irena Sendler is a Catholic social worker who has sympathized with the Jews since her childhood, when her physician father died of typhus contracted while treating poor Jewish patients. When she initially proposes saving Jewish children from the Warsaw Ghetto, her ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Kent Harrison
CAST:  Anna Paquin  •  Marcia Gay Harden  •  Goran Visnjic  •  Nathaniel Parker

Irena Sendler is a Catholic social worker who has sympathized with the Jews since her childhood, when her physician father died of typhus contracted while treating poor Jewish patients. When she initially proposes saving Jewish children from the Warsaw Ghetto, her ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Kent Harrison
CAST:  Anna Paquin  •  Marcia Gay Harden  •  Goran Visnjic  •  Nathaniel Parker

Murder Is Easy (1982)

American computer whiz Luke Williams meets elderly Lavinia Fullerton on a London-bound train. She reveals she's discovered the identity of a serial killer in her village and is going to report it to Scotland Yard. When she's murdered after disembarking the train. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Claude Whatham
CAST:  Bill Bixby  •  Lesley-Anne Down  •  Helen Hayes  •  Olivia de Havilland

American computer whiz Luke Williams meets elderly Lavinia Fullerton on a London-bound train. She reveals she's discovered the identity of a serial killer in her village and is going to report it to Scotland Yard. When she's murdered after disembarking the train. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Claude Whatham
CAST:  Bill Bixby  •  Lesley-Anne Down  •  Helen Hayes  •  Olivia de Havilland

Battling for Baby (1992)

Two childhood friends who have since become fierce rivals are forced to make nice when their children marry. But the feud reignites when a bundle of joy arrives, and the feisty grandmothers vie for baby-tending duties when the new mom goes back to work.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Art Wolff
CAST:  Suzanne Pleshette  •  Debbie Reynolds  •  Courteney Cox  •  John Terlesky

Two childhood friends who have since become fierce rivals are forced to make nice when their children marry. But the feud reignites when a bundle of joy arrives, and the feisty grandmothers vie for baby-tending duties when the new mom goes back to work.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Art Wolff
CAST:  Suzanne Pleshette  •  Debbie Reynolds  •  Courteney Cox  •  John Terlesky

O Pioneers! (1992)

A young woman inherits her father's farm after he dies. Over the years, she overcomes challenges and turns it into a success, all the while yearning for her childhood love to return.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Glenn Jordan
CAST:  Jessica Lange  •  David Strathairn  •  Tom Aldredge  •  Reed Diamond

A young woman inherits her father's farm after he dies. Over the years, she overcomes challenges and turns it into a success, all the while yearning for her childhood love to return.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Glenn Jordan
CAST:  Jessica Lange  •  David Strathairn  •  Tom Aldredge  •  Reed Diamond

Tears in the Rain (1988)

When Casey Cantrell's mother died, her last wish was that her daughter would give a letter to Lord Richard Bredon, living in the UK. When Casey arrives in London, Lord Bredon denies ever having known her mother.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Don Sharp
CAST:  Sharon Stone  •  Christopher Cazenove  •  Leigh Lawson  •  Paul Daneman

When Casey Cantrell's mother died, her last wish was that her daughter would give a letter to Lord Richard Bredon, living in the UK. When Casey arrives in London, Lord Bredon denies ever having known her mother.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Don Sharp
CAST:  Sharon Stone  •  Christopher Cazenove  •  Leigh Lawson  •  Paul Daneman
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