Roger Ashton-Griffiths

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Roger Ashton-Griffiths (born January 19, 1957) is a British character actor, screenwriter and film director. He graduated from Lancaster University (BMus) and the University of East London (MA Fine Art), and began his career as a singer with English National Opera at the London Coliseum. He has appeared in numerous high-profile films, including Terry Gilliam's The Brothers Grimm and Brazil, A Knight's Tale, Martin Scorsese's Gangs of New York, Roman Polanski's Pirates, Peter Greenaway's The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover and Woody Allen's You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger. He has also worked extensively in television, including Margaret and The Tudors (2009). Description above from the Wikipedia article Roger Ashton-Griffiths, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia​

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Brazil (1985)

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Low-level bureaucrat Sam Lowry escapes the monotony of his day-to-day life through a recurring daydream of himself as a virtuous hero saving a beautiful damsel. Investigating a case that led to the wrongful arrest and eventual death of an innocent man instead of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Terry Gilliam
CAST:  Jonathan Pryce  •  Robert De Niro  •  Katherine Helmond  •  Ian Holm

Low-level bureaucrat Sam Lowry escapes the monotony of his day-to-day life through a recurring daydream of himself as a virtuous hero saving a beautiful damsel. Investigating a case that led to the wrongful arrest and eventual death of an innocent man instead of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Terry Gilliam
CAST:  Jonathan Pryce  •  Robert De Niro  •  Katherine Helmond  •  Ian Holm

A Knight's Tale (2001)

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William Thather, a knight's peasant apprentice, gets a chance at glory when the knight dies suddenly mid-tournament. Posing as a knight himself, William won't stop until he's crowned tournament champion—assuming matters of the heart don't get in the way.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian Helgeland
CAST:  Heath Ledger  •  Rufus Sewell  •  Shannyn Sossamon  •  Paul Bettany

William Thather, a knight's peasant apprentice, gets a chance at glory when the knight dies suddenly mid-tournament. Posing as a knight himself, William won't stop until he's crowned tournament champion—assuming matters of the heart don't get in the way.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian Helgeland
CAST:  Heath Ledger  •  Rufus Sewell  •  Shannyn Sossamon  •  Paul Bettany

Gangs of New York (2002)

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It's 1863. America was born in the streets. Amsterdam Vallon returns to the Five Points of America to seek vengeance against the psychotic gangland kingpin, Bill the Butcher, who murdered his father years earlier. With an eager pickpocket by his side and a whole ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Scorsese
CAST:  Leonardo DiCaprio  •  Daniel Day-Lewis  •  Cameron Diaz  •  Liam Neeson

It's 1863. America was born in the streets. Amsterdam Vallon returns to the Five Points of America to seek vengeance against the psychotic gangland kingpin, Bill the Butcher, who murdered his father years earlier. With an eager pickpocket by his side and a whole ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Scorsese
CAST:  Leonardo DiCaprio  •  Daniel Day-Lewis  •  Cameron Diaz  •  Liam Neeson

Irish Jam (2006)

Upon discovering that their town is up for sale, crafty Irish villagers scheme to raise the money to prevent the buy-out. They hold a poetry contest with a tempting grand prize -- the deed to their local pub. But what could happen when a duplicitous American rapper ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Eyres
CAST:  Eddie Griffin  •  Christopher Dunne  •  Anna Friel  •  Dudley Sutton

Upon discovering that their town is up for sale, crafty Irish villagers scheme to raise the money to prevent the buy-out. They hold a poetry contest with a tempting grand prize -- the deed to their local pub. But what could happen when a duplicitous American rapper ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Eyres
CAST:  Eddie Griffin  •  Christopher Dunne  •  Anna Friel  •  Dudley Sutton

Jude (1996)

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In late 19th-century England, Jude aspires to be an academic, but is hobbled by his blue-collar background. Instead, he works as a stonemason and is trapped in an unloving marriage to a farmer's daughter named Arabella. But when his wife leaves him, Jude sees an ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Winterbottom
CAST:  Kate Winslet  •  Christopher Eccleston  •  Liam Cunningham  •  Rachel Griffiths

In late 19th-century England, Jude aspires to be an academic, but is hobbled by his blue-collar background. Instead, he works as a stonemason and is trapped in an unloving marriage to a farmer's daughter named Arabella. But when his wife leaves him, Jude sees an ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Winterbottom
CAST:  Kate Winslet  •  Christopher Eccleston  •  Liam Cunningham  •  Rachel Griffiths

King Ralph (1991)

As the only relative to take over the Royal throne, a down on his luck American slob must learn the ways of the English.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David S. Ward
CAST:  John Goodman  •  Peter O'Toole  •  John Hurt  •  Camille Coduri

As the only relative to take over the Royal throne, a down on his luck American slob must learn the ways of the English.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David S. Ward
CAST:  John Goodman  •  Peter O'Toole  •  John Hurt  •  Camille Coduri

Plenty (1985)

David Hare's account of a one-time French freedom fighter who gradually realizes that her post-war life is not meeting her expectations.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Fred Schepisi
CAST:  Meryl Streep  •  Tracey Ullman  •  John Gielgud  •  Sting

David Hare's account of a one-time French freedom fighter who gradually realizes that her post-war life is not meeting her expectations.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Fred Schepisi
CAST:  Meryl Streep  •  Tracey Ullman  •  John Gielgud  •  Sting

The Brothers Grimm (2005)

Folklore collectors and con artists, Jake and Will Grimm, travel from village to village pretending to protect townsfolk from enchanted creatures and performing exorcisms. However, they are put to the test when they encounter a real magical curse in a haunted ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Terry Gilliam
CAST:  Heath Ledger  •  Matt Damon  •  Mackenzie Crook  •  Roger Ashton-Griffiths

Folklore collectors and con artists, Jake and Will Grimm, travel from village to village pretending to protect townsfolk from enchanted creatures and performing exorcisms. However, they are put to the test when they encounter a real magical curse in a haunted ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Terry Gilliam
CAST:  Heath Ledger  •  Matt Damon  •  Mackenzie Crook  •  Roger Ashton-Griffiths

The Madness of King George (1994)

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Aging King George III of England is exhibiting signs of madness, a problem little understood in 1788. As the monarch alternates between bouts of confusion and near-violent outbursts of temper, his hapless doctors attempt the ineffectual cures of the day. Meanwhile, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nicholas Hytner
CAST:  Nigel Hawthorne  •  Helen Mirren  •  Ian Holm  •  Rupert Graves

Aging King George III of England is exhibiting signs of madness, a problem little understood in 1788. As the monarch alternates between bouts of confusion and near-violent outbursts of temper, his hapless doctors attempt the ineffectual cures of the day. Meanwhile, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nicholas Hytner
CAST:  Nigel Hawthorne  •  Helen Mirren  •  Ian Holm  •  Rupert Graves

What a Girl Wants (2003)

An American girl, Daphne, heads to Europe in search of the father she's never met. But instead of finding a British version of her bohemian mother, she learns the love of her mom's life is an uptight politician. The only problem now is that her long-lost dad is ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dennie Gordon
CAST:  Amanda Bynes  •  Colin Firth  •  Kelly Preston  •  Jonathan Pryce

An American girl, Daphne, heads to Europe in search of the father she's never met. But instead of finding a British version of her bohemian mother, she learns the love of her mom's life is an uptight politician. The only problem now is that her long-lost dad is ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dennie Gordon
CAST:  Amanda Bynes  •  Colin Firth  •  Kelly Preston  •  Jonathan Pryce

Young Sherlock Holmes (1985)

Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson meet as boys in an English Boarding school. Holmes is known for his deductive ability even as a youth, amazing his classmates with his abilities. When they discover a plot to murder a series of British business men by an Egyptian cult ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barry Levinson
CAST:  Nicholas Rowe  •  Alan Cox  •  Sophie Ward  •  Anthony Higgins

Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson meet as boys in an English Boarding school. Holmes is known for his deductive ability even as a youth, amazing his classmates with his abilities. When they discover a plot to murder a series of British business men by an Egyptian cult ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barry Levinson
CAST:  Nicholas Rowe  •  Alan Cox  •  Sophie Ward  •  Anthony Higgins

Restoration (1995)

An aspiring young physician, Robert Merivel found himself in the service of King Charles II and saves the life of someone close to the King. Merivel joins the King's court and lives the high life provided to someone of his position. Merivel is ordered to marry his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Hoffman
CAST:  Robert Downey Jr.  •  Meg Ryan  •  Sam Neill  •  David Thewlis

An aspiring young physician, Robert Merivel found himself in the service of King Charles II and saves the life of someone close to the King. Merivel joins the King's court and lives the high life provided to someone of his position. Merivel is ordered to marry his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Hoffman
CAST:  Robert Downey Jr.  •  Meg Ryan  •  Sam Neill  •  David Thewlis

The Portrait of a Lady (1996)

Ms. Isabel Archer isn't afraid to challenge societal norms. Impressed by her free spirit, her kindhearted cousin writes her into his fatally ill father's will. Suddenly rich and independent, Isabelle ventures into the world, along the way befriending a cynical ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jane Campion
CAST:  Nicole Kidman  •  John Malkovich  •  Barbara Hershey  •  Mary-Louise Parker

Ms. Isabel Archer isn't afraid to challenge societal norms. Impressed by her free spirit, her kindhearted cousin writes her into his fatally ill father's will. Suddenly rich and independent, Isabelle ventures into the world, along the way befriending a cynical ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jane Campion
CAST:  Nicole Kidman  •  John Malkovich  •  Barbara Hershey  •  Mary-Louise Parker

Devil's Gate (2004)

Laura Fraser stars as a young woman forced to return to her hometown and confront the demons in her past, in this British thriller.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stuart St. Paul
CAST:  Laura Fraser  •  Callum Blue  •  Luke Aikman  •  Tom Bell

Laura Fraser stars as a young woman forced to return to her hometown and confront the demons in her past, in this British thriller.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stuart St. Paul
CAST:  Laura Fraser  •  Callum Blue  •  Luke Aikman  •  Tom Bell

Shadowlands (1993)

C.S. Lewis, a world-renowned writer and professor, leads a passionless life until he meets spirited poet Joy Gresham  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Attenborough
CAST:  Anthony Hopkins  •  Debra Winger  •  John Wood  •  Julian Fellowes

C.S. Lewis, a world-renowned writer and professor, leads a passionless life until he meets spirited poet Joy Gresham  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Attenborough
CAST:  Anthony Hopkins  •  Debra Winger  •  John Wood  •  Julian Fellowes

The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover (1989)

The wife of an abusive criminal finds solace in the arms of a kind regular guest in her husband's restaurant.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Greenaway
CAST:  Michael Gambon  •  Helen Mirren  •  Tim Roth  •  Richard Bohringer

The wife of an abusive criminal finds solace in the arms of a kind regular guest in her husband's restaurant.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Greenaway
CAST:  Michael Gambon  •  Helen Mirren  •  Tim Roth  •  Richard Bohringer

Haunted Honeymoon (1986)

Larry Abbot, speaker in the radio horror shows of Manhattan Mystery Theater wants to marry. For the marriage he takes his fiancée home to the castle where he grew up among his eccentric relatives. His uncle decides that he needs to be cured from a neurotic speech ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gene Wilder
CAST:  Gene Wilder  •  Dom DeLuise  •  Gilda Radner  •  Jonathan Pryce

Larry Abbot, speaker in the radio horror shows of Manhattan Mystery Theater wants to marry. For the marriage he takes his fiancée home to the castle where he grew up among his eccentric relatives. His uncle decides that he needs to be cured from a neurotic speech ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gene Wilder
CAST:  Gene Wilder  •  Dom DeLuise  •  Gilda Radner  •  Jonathan Pryce

Swept from the Sea (1998)

The film tells the story of Russian emigree and the only survivor from ship crash Yanko Goorall and servant Amy Foster in the end of 19th century. When Yanko enters a farm sick and hungry after the shipwreck, everyone is afraid of him, except for Amy, who is very ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Beeban Kidron
CAST:  Rachel Weisz  •  Vincent Perez  •  Ian McKellen  •  Kathy Bates

The film tells the story of Russian emigree and the only survivor from ship crash Yanko Goorall and servant Amy Foster in the end of 19th century. When Yanko enters a farm sick and hungry after the shipwreck, everyone is afraid of him, except for Amy, who is very ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Beeban Kidron
CAST:  Rachel Weisz  •  Vincent Perez  •  Ian McKellen  •  Kathy Bates

Mountains of the Moon (1990)

The story of Captain Richard Francis Burton's and Lt. John Hanning Speke's expedition to find the source of the Nile river in the name of Queen Victoria's British Empire. The film tells the story of their meeting, their friendship emerging amidst hardship, and then ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bob Rafelson
CAST:  Patrick Bergin  •  Richard E. Grant  •  John Savident  •  Bernard Hill

The story of Captain Richard Francis Burton's and Lt. John Hanning Speke's expedition to find the source of the Nile river in the name of Queen Victoria's British Empire. The film tells the story of their meeting, their friendship emerging amidst hardship, and then ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bob Rafelson
CAST:  Patrick Bergin  •  Richard E. Grant  •  John Savident  •  Bernard Hill

Princess of Thieves (2001)

Sherwood forest has a courageous new hero - Gwyn, the daughter of Robin Hood. Possessing the cunning skills of her legendary father and the beauty and intelligence of her mother Maid Marian, Gwyn is anxious to follow in her father's footsteps. King Richard nears ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Hewitt
CAST:  Keira Knightley  •  David Barrass  •  Stephen Moyer  •  Malcolm McDowell

Sherwood forest has a courageous new hero - Gwyn, the daughter of Robin Hood. Possessing the cunning skills of her legendary father and the beauty and intelligence of her mother Maid Marian, Gwyn is anxious to follow in her father's footsteps. King Richard nears ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Hewitt
CAST:  Keira Knightley  •  David Barrass  •  Stephen Moyer  •  Malcolm McDowell
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