Stephen Poliakoff

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.   Stephen Poliakoff, CBE, FRSL (born 1 December 1952) is an acclaimed British playwright, director and scriptwriter, widely judged amongst Britain's foremost television dramatists. Description above from the Wikipedia article Stephen Poliakoff, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Century (1993)

Turn-of-the-century love story centered around a young doctor and the emergence of modern science.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Poliakoff
CAST:  Charles Dance  •  Clive Owen  •  Miranda Richardson  •  Robert Stephens

Turn-of-the-century love story centered around a young doctor and the emergence of modern science.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Poliakoff
CAST:  Charles Dance  •  Clive Owen  •  Miranda Richardson  •  Robert Stephens

Shooting the Past (1999)

A US property developer realises that he has a battle on his hands when he tries to renovate a London building containing a vast photographic collection and discovers that the library employees will resort to anything to thwart him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Poliakoff
CAST:  Lindsay Duncan  •  Timothy Spall  •  Liam Cunningham  •  Billie Whitelaw

A US property developer realises that he has a battle on his hands when he tries to renovate a London building containing a vast photographic collection and discovers that the library employees will resort to anything to thwart him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Poliakoff
CAST:  Lindsay Duncan  •  Timothy Spall  •  Liam Cunningham  •  Billie Whitelaw

Hidden City (1987)

Cassies Stuart leads the uncooperative Charles Dance into a world of misplaces government secrets, capalistic artists and bungling secret agents. Will the truth be out, or will the attempts of agents suppress the truth hidden within government propaganda films, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Poliakoff
CAST:  Charles Dance  •  Cassie Stuart  •  Bill Paterson  •  Richard E. Grant

Cassies Stuart leads the uncooperative Charles Dance into a world of misplaces government secrets, capalistic artists and bungling secret agents. Will the truth be out, or will the attempts of agents suppress the truth hidden within government propaganda films, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Poliakoff
CAST:  Charles Dance  •  Cassie Stuart  •  Bill Paterson  •  Richard E. Grant

Gideon's Daughter (2005)

Bill Nighy and Miranda Richardson star in a story of grief and celebrity, set in the intense spring and summer of New Labour's election victory and Diana's death. Nighy is a PR guru who has to stop and re-evaluate his world when his daughter threatens to leave his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Poliakoff
CAST:  Bill Nighy  •  Miranda Richardson  •  Emily Blunt  •  Robert Lindsay

Bill Nighy and Miranda Richardson star in a story of grief and celebrity, set in the intense spring and summer of New Labour's election victory and Diana's death. Nighy is a PR guru who has to stop and re-evaluate his world when his daughter threatens to leave his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Poliakoff
CAST:  Bill Nighy  •  Miranda Richardson  •  Emily Blunt  •  Robert Lindsay

Friends & Crocodiles (2005)

Paul Reynolds is a Gatsby-like figure: owner of a magnificent house, the host of great parties, and a collector of interesting people. He persuades Lizzie Thomas, a secretary at a local estate agent's, to come and work for him as his assistant, to bring some order ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Poliakoff
CAST:  Damian Lewis  •  Jodhi May  •  Robert Lindsay  •  Patrick Malahide

Paul Reynolds is a Gatsby-like figure: owner of a magnificent house, the host of great parties, and a collector of interesting people. He persuades Lizzie Thomas, a secretary at a local estate agent's, to come and work for him as his assistant, to bring some order ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Poliakoff
CAST:  Damian Lewis  •  Jodhi May  •  Robert Lindsay  •  Patrick Malahide

Glorious 39 (2009)

A mysterious tale set around a traditional British family on the eve of World War Two. Oblivious to the looming shadow of World War II, the wealthy Keyes maintain a confident façade in the British countryside until daughter Anne becomes an unexpected pawn. Her ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Poliakoff
CAST:  Romola Garai  •  Bill Nighy  •  Julie Christie  •  Eddie Redmayne

A mysterious tale set around a traditional British family on the eve of World War Two. Oblivious to the looming shadow of World War II, the wealthy Keyes maintain a confident façade in the British countryside until daughter Anne becomes an unexpected pawn. Her ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Poliakoff
CAST:  Romola Garai  •  Bill Nighy  •  Julie Christie  •  Eddie Redmayne

Capturing Mary (2007)

A young man ushers an older woman into a dark exploration of her past - back to the time when, as a young girl, she met a stranger who affected her life forever.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Poliakoff
CAST:  Maggie Smith  •  Ruth Wilson  •  David Walliams  •  Gemma Arterton

A young man ushers an older woman into a dark exploration of her past - back to the time when, as a young girl, she met a stranger who affected her life forever.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Poliakoff
CAST:  Maggie Smith  •  Ruth Wilson  •  David Walliams  •  Gemma Arterton

Joe's Palace (2007)

A drama centered on the relationship between Elliot, a strange and wealthy Londoner, and Joe, a teenager who takes care of an empty house Elliot owns.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Poliakoff
CAST:  Michael Gambon  •  Danny Lee Wynter  •  Rupert Penry-Jones  •  Kelly Reilly

A drama centered on the relationship between Elliot, a strange and wealthy Londoner, and Joe, a teenager who takes care of an empty house Elliot owns.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Poliakoff
CAST:  Michael Gambon  •  Danny Lee Wynter  •  Rupert Penry-Jones  •  Kelly Reilly

A Real Summer (2007)

It is 1958, and the final debutante 'season'. Mary, a brilliant young writer and critic is befriended by Geraldine, a seemingly friendly young debutante of a similar age but a very different background. What starts as a friendship becomes something altogether more ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Poliakoff
CAST:  Ruth Wilson

It is 1958, and the final debutante 'season'. Mary, a brilliant young writer and critic is befriended by Geraldine, a seemingly friendly young debutante of a similar age but a very different background. What starts as a friendship becomes something altogether more ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Poliakoff
CAST:  Ruth Wilson

Close My Eyes (1991)

After some years of tension, Richard begins a sexual relationship with his sister Natalie. Now married, the relationship proves dangerously obsessional.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Poliakoff
CAST:  Alan Rickman  •  Clive Owen  •  Saskia Reeves  •  Karl Johnson

After some years of tension, Richard begins a sexual relationship with his sister Natalie. Now married, the relationship proves dangerously obsessional.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Poliakoff
CAST:  Alan Rickman  •  Clive Owen  •  Saskia Reeves  •  Karl Johnson

Food of Love (1997)

A group of ex-university students reunite to perform a Shakespeare play in a quaint English village.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Poliakoff
CAST:  Richard E. Grant  •  Nathalie Baye  •  Joe McGann  •  Sylvia Syms

A group of ex-university students reunite to perform a Shakespeare play in a quaint English village.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Poliakoff
CAST:  Richard E. Grant  •  Nathalie Baye  •  Joe McGann  •  Sylvia Syms

The Tribe (1998)

Property developer Jamie has to evict some weird, post-modern hippies from a building. But they slowly drag him into their dark underworld of bizarre rituals and dangerous liaisons.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Poliakoff
CAST:  Jonathan Rhys Meyers  •  Jeremy Northam  •  Joely Richardson  •  Anna Friel

Property developer Jamie has to evict some weird, post-modern hippies from a building. But they slowly drag him into their dark underworld of bizarre rituals and dangerous liaisons.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Poliakoff
CAST:  Jonathan Rhys Meyers  •  Jeremy Northam  •  Joely Richardson  •  Anna Friel

Mel Smith: I've Done Some Things (2013)

A tribute to British comedian Mel Smith, who died in July 2013, aged 60, featuring home video footage, rare archive material and many classic sketches. Far more than a comic actor, Smith also wrote and edited a host of celebrated TV comedies in the 1980s and 90s. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Archie Powell
CAST:  Mel Smith  •  Rebecca Front  •  Griff Rhys Jones  •  John Lloyd

A tribute to British comedian Mel Smith, who died in July 2013, aged 60, featuring home video footage, rare archive material and many classic sketches. Far more than a comic actor, Smith also wrote and edited a host of celebrated TV comedies in the 1980s and 90s. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Archie Powell
CAST:  Mel Smith  •  Rebecca Front  •  Griff Rhys Jones  •  John Lloyd