Anne Reid

Anne Reid, MBE is an English stage, film and television actress, known for her roles as Valerie Barlow in the soap opera Coronation Street; Jean in the sitcom dinnerladies; and her BAFTA-nominated role as Celia Dawson in Last Tango in Halifax.

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A Little Trip to Heaven (2005)

Insurance investigator Abraham Holt travels to a tiny town in rural Minnesota to look into a particularly unusual insurance claim stemming from a horrific car accident. As Holt examines the scene of the wreck, it all seems a bit too perfect. And when he interviews ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Baltasar Kormákur
CAST:  Forest Whitaker  •  Julia Stiles  •  Peter Coyote  •  Jeremy Renner

Insurance investigator Abraham Holt travels to a tiny town in rural Minnesota to look into a particularly unusual insurance claim stemming from a horrific car accident. As Holt examines the scene of the wreck, it all seems a bit too perfect. And when he interviews ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Baltasar Kormákur
CAST:  Forest Whitaker  •  Julia Stiles  •  Peter Coyote  •  Jeremy Renner

Hot Fuzz (2007)

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As a former London constable, Nicholas Angel finds it difficult to adapt to his new assignment in the sleepy British village of Sandford. Not only does he miss the excitement of the big city, but he also has a well-meaning oaf for a partner. However, when a series ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Edgar Wright
CAST:  Simon Pegg  •  Nick Frost  •  Timothy Dalton  •  Jim Broadbent

As a former London constable, Nicholas Angel finds it difficult to adapt to his new assignment in the sleepy British village of Sandford. Not only does he miss the excitement of the big city, but he also has a well-meaning oaf for a partner. However, when a series ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Edgar Wright
CAST:  Simon Pegg  •  Nick Frost  •  Timothy Dalton  •  Jim Broadbent

Liam (2001)

A morality tale of xenophobia, religious prejudice, mob violence, poverty, and their effect on two children in Liverpool during the Depression. When a shipyard closes, Liam and Teresa's dad loses his job. Liam, who's about 8, making his first Holy Communion, gets a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Frears
CAST:  Ian Hart  •  Claire Hackett  •  Anthony Borrows  •  David Hart

A morality tale of xenophobia, religious prejudice, mob violence, poverty, and their effect on two children in Liverpool during the Depression. When a shipyard closes, Liam and Teresa's dad loses his job. Liam, who's about 8, making his first Holy Communion, gets a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Frears
CAST:  Ian Hart  •  Claire Hackett  •  Anthony Borrows  •  David Hart

Love Actually (2003)

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'Love Actually' follows the lives of eight very different couples dealing with their love lives, in various loosely and interrelated tales, all set during a frantic month before Christmas in London, England.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Curtis
CAST:  Bill Nighy  •  Gregor Fisher  •  Colin Firth  •  Sienna Guillory

'Love Actually' follows the lives of eight very different couples dealing with their love lives, in various loosely and interrelated tales, all set during a frantic month before Christmas in London, England.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Curtis
CAST:  Bill Nighy  •  Gregor Fisher  •  Colin Firth  •  Sienna Guillory

The Mother (2003)

A grandmother has a passionate affair with a man half her age, who is also sleeping with her daughter.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Michell
CAST:  Anne Reid  •  Daniel Craig  •  Peter Vaughan  •  Steven Mackintosh

A grandmother has a passionate affair with a man half her age, who is also sleeping with her daughter.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Michell
CAST:  Anne Reid  •  Daniel Craig  •  Peter Vaughan  •  Steven Mackintosh

A Close Shave (1995)

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Wallace's whirlwind romance with the proprietor of the local wool shop puts his head in a spin, and Gromit is framed for sheep-rustling in a fiendish criminal plot.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nick Park
CAST:  Peter Sallis  •  Anne Reid  •  Justin Fletcher

Wallace's whirlwind romance with the proprietor of the local wool shop puts his head in a spin, and Gromit is framed for sheep-rustling in a fiendish criminal plot.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nick Park
CAST:  Peter Sallis  •  Anne Reid  •  Justin Fletcher

The Young Visiters (2003)

The Young Visiters, written in twelve days by nine-year-old Daisy Ashford in 1890, is a surreal blend of naiveté, precocious perception and inadvertent social satire.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Yates
CAST:  Jim Broadbent  •  Hugh Laurie  •  Lyndsey Marshal  •  Bill Nighy

The Young Visiters, written in twelve days by nine-year-old Daisy Ashford in 1890, is a surreal blend of naiveté, precocious perception and inadvertent social satire.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Yates
CAST:  Jim Broadbent  •  Hugh Laurie  •  Lyndsey Marshal  •  Bill Nighy

Believe (2013)

A young, gifted soccer player who gets into trouble for a petty crime is brought to the attention of former Manchester United coach Matt Busby, who comes out of retirement to help the boy and his teammates.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Scheinmann
CAST:  Natascha McElhone  •  Brian Cox  •  Toby Stephens  •  Kate Ashfield

A young, gifted soccer player who gets into trouble for a petty crime is brought to the attention of former Manchester United coach Matt Busby, who comes out of retirement to help the boy and his teammates.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Scheinmann
CAST:  Natascha McElhone  •  Brian Cox  •  Toby Stephens  •  Kate Ashfield

Song for Marion (2012)

Arthur is a grumpy pensioner who can't understand why his wife Marion would want to embarrass herself singing silly songs with her unconventional local choir. But choir director Elizabeth sees something special in the reluctant Arthur and refuses to give up on him. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Andrew Williams
CAST:  Terence Stamp  •  Vanessa Redgrave  •  Gemma Arterton  •  Christopher Eccleston

Arthur is a grumpy pensioner who can't understand why his wife Marion would want to embarrass herself singing silly songs with her unconventional local choir. But choir director Elizabeth sees something special in the reluctant Arthur and refuses to give up on him. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Andrew Williams
CAST:  Terence Stamp  •  Vanessa Redgrave  •  Gemma Arterton  •  Christopher Eccleston

The Bad Mother's Handbook (2007)

Karen Cooper wants to domineer her family and believes she's its pillar. In fact she does everything wrong. Thus she messes up all their lives and futures, rather then help her loved-ones.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robin Sheppard
CAST:  Catherine Tate  •  Robert Pattinson  •  Anne Reid  •  Holliday Grainger

Karen Cooper wants to domineer her family and believes she's its pillar. In fact she does everything wrong. Thus she messes up all their lives and futures, rather then help her loved-ones.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robin Sheppard
CAST:  Catherine Tate  •  Robert Pattinson  •  Anne Reid  •  Holliday Grainger

Cemetery Junction (2010)

In 1970s England, three blue-collar friends spend their days joking, drinking, fighting and chasing girls. Freddie wants to leave their working-class world but cool, charismatic Bruce and lovable loser Snork are happy with life the way it is. When Freddie gets a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ricky Gervais  •  Stephen Merchant
CAST:  Christian Cooke  •  Felicity Jones  •  Tom Hughes  •  Jack Doolan

In 1970s England, three blue-collar friends spend their days joking, drinking, fighting and chasing girls. Freddie wants to leave their working-class world but cool, charismatic Bruce and lovable loser Snork are happy with life the way it is. When Freddie gets a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ricky Gervais  •  Stephen Merchant
CAST:  Christian Cooke  •  Felicity Jones  •  Tom Hughes  •  Jack Doolan

Affinity (2008)

A grieving upper class woman becomes a "Lady Visitor" at Millbank prison, hoping to escape her troubles and be a guiding figure in the lives of the female prisoners. Of all her friendships with prisoners, she is most fascinated by Selina - a medium.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Fywell
CAST:  Zoë Tapper  •  Anna Madeley  •  Domini Blythe  •  Amanda Plummer

A grieving upper class woman becomes a "Lady Visitor" at Millbank prison, hoping to escape her troubles and be a guiding figure in the lives of the female prisoners. Of all her friendships with prisoners, she is most fascinated by Selina - a medium.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Fywell
CAST:  Zoë Tapper  •  Anna Madeley  •  Domini Blythe  •  Amanda Plummer

Lost for Words (1999)

Deric Longden and his wife, Aileen, come to terms with the fact that his mother, Annie, is getting too old to live on her own. Annie suffers her first stroke and a nursing home is the obvious solution, but which one and where?  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alan J.W. Bell
CAST:  Thora Hird  •  Pete Postlethwaite  •  Penny Downie  •  Anne Reid

Deric Longden and his wife, Aileen, come to terms with the fact that his mother, Annie, is getting too old to live on her own. Annie suffers her first stroke and a nursing home is the obvious solution, but which one and where?  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alan J.W. Bell
CAST:  Thora Hird  •  Pete Postlethwaite  •  Penny Downie  •  Anne Reid

Faintheart (2008)

A romantic comedy set in the world of battle re-enactments, about an irresponsible guy who has to shape up in order to win back his wife.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Vito Rocco
CAST:  Eddie Marsan  •  Ewen Bremner  •  Jessica Hynes  •  Bronagh Gallagher

A romantic comedy set in the world of battle re-enactments, about an irresponsible guy who has to shape up in order to win back his wife.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Vito Rocco
CAST:  Eddie Marsan  •  Ewen Bremner  •  Jessica Hynes  •  Bronagh Gallagher

Foster (2011)

Some years after their son is killed in an accident, a married couple decide to adopt a child. One day a 7-year-old boy, Eli, unexpectedly arrives on their doorstep claiming to be from the adoption agency. Eli wears a suit every day and is very well-spoken for a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonathan Newman
CAST:  Toni Collette  •  Ioan Gruffudd  •  Maurice Cole  •  Richard E. Grant

Some years after their son is killed in an accident, a married couple decide to adopt a child. One day a 7-year-old boy, Eli, unexpectedly arrives on their doorstep claiming to be from the adoption agency. Eli wears a suit every day and is very well-spoken for a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonathan Newman
CAST:  Toni Collette  •  Ioan Gruffudd  •  Maurice Cole  •  Richard E. Grant

The Booze Cruise (2003)

A group of men from Kent; Clive (Martin Clunes), Rob (Neil Pearson), Dave (Mark Benton), Maurice (Brian Murphy) and Daniel (Ben Whishaw) - go on a booze cruise to France, with mixed success and many mishaps along the way. Events involving their wives and families ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Seed
CAST:  Martin Clunes  •  Neil Pearson  •  Mark Benton  •  Brian Murphy

A group of men from Kent; Clive (Martin Clunes), Rob (Neil Pearson), Dave (Mark Benton), Maurice (Brian Murphy) and Daniel (Ben Whishaw) - go on a booze cruise to France, with mixed success and many mishaps along the way. Events involving their wives and families ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Seed
CAST:  Martin Clunes  •  Neil Pearson  •  Mark Benton  •  Brian Murphy

Pat and Margaret (1994)

Unexpected events occur when Pat, a glamorous British-born star of American soaps, returns home to plug her auto-biography on television and meets, for the first time since they were teenagers, Margaret her plain and frumpy younger sister. The meeting is painful ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gavin Millar
CAST:  Victoria Wood  •  Julie Walters  •  Celia Imrie  •  Duncan Preston

Unexpected events occur when Pat, a glamorous British-born star of American soaps, returns home to plug her auto-biography on television and meets, for the first time since they were teenagers, Margaret her plain and frumpy younger sister. The meeting is painful ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gavin Millar
CAST:  Victoria Wood  •  Julie Walters  •  Celia Imrie  •  Duncan Preston

A Grand Night In: The Story of Aardman (2015)

Julie Walters tells the story of how Morph, Shaun the Sheep and that cheese-loving man Wallace and his dog Gromit first came to life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Mears
CAST:  Martin Freeman  •  David Tennant  •  Julie Walters  •  Hugh Grant

Julie Walters tells the story of how Morph, Shaun the Sheep and that cheese-loving man Wallace and his dog Gromit first came to life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Mears
CAST:  Martin Freeman  •  David Tennant  •  Julie Walters  •  Hugh Grant

The Last Witch (2013)

A young woman abruptly moves into an elderly lady's house. Strange things start to happen and soon it becomes clear witchcraft is involved.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robin Sheppard
CAST:  Giles Ford  •  James Thornton  •  Danny Cunningham  •  Katherine Kelly

A young woman abruptly moves into an elderly lady's house. Strange things start to happen and soon it becomes clear witchcraft is involved.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robin Sheppard
CAST:  Giles Ford  •  James Thornton  •  Danny Cunningham  •  Katherine Kelly

Savage Grace (2007)

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This examination of a famous scandal from the 1970s explores the relationship between Barbara Baekeland and her only son, Antony. Barbara, a lonely social climber unhappily married to the wealthy but remote plastics heir Brooks Baekeland, dotes on Antony, who is ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tom Kalin
CAST:  Julianne Moore  •  Stephen Dillane  •  Eddie Redmayne  •  Anne Reid

This examination of a famous scandal from the 1970s explores the relationship between Barbara Baekeland and her only son, Antony. Barbara, a lonely social climber unhappily married to the wealthy but remote plastics heir Brooks Baekeland, dotes on Antony, who is ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tom Kalin
CAST:  Julianne Moore  •  Stephen Dillane  •  Eddie Redmayne  •  Anne Reid
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