Search results for "Alan Bennett"

The Madness of King George (1994) RT 93% / Audience 80%

DVD release: Jun 2001

King George III's erratic behaviour leads to a plot in Parliament to have him declared insane and removed from the throne.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • History
DIRECTION:  Nicholas Hytner
CAST:  Nigel Hawthorne  •  Helen Mirren  •  Ian Holm  •  Rupert Graves

Alice in Wonderland (1966) RT 79% / Audience 78%

DVD release: Feb 2011

Alice in Wonderland (1966) is a BBC television play based on Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll. It was directed by Jonathan Miller, then most widely known for ...  (more)

GENRES: Family • Fantasy • Science Fiction • TV movie
DIRECTION:  Jonathan Miller
CAST:  Peter Sellers  •  John Gielgud  •  Freda Dowie  •  Michael Redgrave

Dreamchild (1985) RT 100% / Audience 83%

Exploring the somewhat darker and more mysterious side of the Lewis Carroll's classic book, the movie follows Alice Liddell (the book's inspiration) as an old woman who is ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Gavin Millar
CAST:  Coral Browne  •  Ian Holm  •  Peter Gallagher  •  Caris Corfman

Me! I’m Afraid of Virginia Woolf (1978)

A day in the life of a timid English literature professor.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Frears
CAST:  Neville Smith  •  Carol MacReady  •  Thora Hird  •  Derek Thompson

Pleasure at Her Majesty's (1976)

The first of the Amnesty International comedy benefit galas. The title is a play on the phrase at Her Majesty's pleasure (the show was performed at Her Majesty's Theatre, ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Documentary
CAST:  John Cleese  •  Alan Bennett  •  Graham Chapman  •  Peter Cook

The Secret Policeman's Other Ball (1982) RT Audience 83%

DVD release: Aug 1989

Following the success of the 1979 show and the financial benefits accruing to Amnesty from the spin-off movie, TV special and record albums – Cleese, Lewis and Walker planned ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Music
DIRECTION:  Julien Temple  •  Roger Graef
CAST:  Rowan Atkinson  •  Jeff Beck  •  Alan Bennett  •  Graham Chapman

Long Shot (1978)

A budding Scottish film producer tries to get his ambitious Aberdeen-set western financed, and while he attracts some major stars and directors to the film he finds that with ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Maurice Hatton
CAST:  Charles Gormley  •  Neville Smith  •  Ann Zelda  •  David Stone

Every Home Should Have One (1970)

Teddy, working at an advertising agency, has to come up with a campaign for frozen porridge.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
CAST:  Marty Feldman  •  Judy Cornwell  •  Garry Miller  •  Shelley Berman

Afternoon Off (1979)

Lee, a Chinese man, works as a waiter in a hotel in England, despite speaking very little English. Told that a girl called Iris might be interested in him, on his afternoon ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • TV movie
DIRECTION:  Stephen Frears
CAST:  Henry Man  •  Benjamin Whitrow  •  Angela Morant  •  Pasquale Perrino

In Love and War (1996) RT 11% / Audience 50%

DVD release: Jul 1999

After teenage ambulance driver Ernest Hemingway (Chris O'Donnell) takes shrapnel in the leg during World War I, he falls in love with Agnes von Kurowsky (Sandra Bullock), a ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Richard Attenborough
CAST:  Sandra Bullock  •  Chris O'Donnell  •  Mackenzie Astin  •  Margot Steinberg

The Young Visiters (2003) RT Audience 57%

DVD release: Jan 2005

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)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Family • Romance • TV movie
DIRECTION:  David Yates
CAST:  Jim Broadbent  •  Hugh Laurie  •  Lyndsey Marshal  •  Bill Nighy

The Willows In Winter (1997) RT Audience 67%

DVD release: May 2002

Hailed as the "rightful heir" to "The Wind in the Willows", William Horwood's critically acclaimed sequel comes to magical life in this beautifully animated feature-length ...  (more)

GENRES: Animation
DIRECTION:  Dave Unwin
CAST:  Alan Bennett  •  Michael Gambon  •  Rik Mayall  •  Michael Palin

The Native Hue of Resolution (2013)

A documentary celebrating 20 years of the work of Kaleidoscope, an organisation devoted to the preservation of archive television.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rory Clark
CAST:  Chris Perry  •  Dick Fiddy  •  Alan Bennett  •  Simon Coward

Mouse and Mole at Christmas Time (2013)

Animation telling of the adventures of Mouse, Mole, Rat and Owl. Before giving a Twelfth Night party, Mouse makes a snowmole for Mole. In a dream, Snowmole takes him to a land ...  (more)

CAST:  Alan Bennett  •  Richard Briers  •  Imelda Staunton

The Importance of Being Morrissey (2003)

The Importance of Being Morrissey is the most revealing and quotable documentary made on Steven Patrick Morrissey. In it he compares meat eating to child abuse; attacks the ...  (more)

GENRES: Documentary • Music • TV movie
DIRECTION:  Tina Flintoff  •  Ricky Kelehar
CAST:  Morrissey  •  Bono  •  Johnny Marr  •  Nancy Sinatra

Alan Bennett's Diaries (2016)

Documentary about British author and actor Alan Bennett. Recorded over the course of a year, the film features a number of intimate encounters with Bennett, including a trip ...  (more)

GENRES: Documentary
CAST:  Alan Bennett

Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi (1983)

As Rebel leaders map their strategy for an all-out attack on the Emperor's newer, bigger Death Star. Han Solo remains frozen in the cavernous desert fortress of Jabba the Hutt ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Richard Marquand
CAST:  Mark Hamill  •  Harrison Ford  •  Carrie Fisher  •  Billy Dee Williams