Search results for "Bill Paterson"


Bright Young Things (2003) RT 65% / Audience 68%

DVD release: Feb 2005

in the 1930’s a social set known to the press – who follow their every move – as the “Bright Young Things.” are Adam and his friends who are eccentric, wild and entirely ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Foreign
DIRECTION:  Stephen Fry
CAST:  Simon McBurney  •  Michael Sheen  •  Emily Mortimer  •  James McAvoy

Richard III (1995) RT 94% / Audience 85%

DVD release: Aug 2001

Shakespeare's Play transplanted into a 1930s setting.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • War
DIRECTION:  Richard Loncraine
CAST:  Ian McKellen  •  Annette Bening  •  Jim Broadbent  •  Kristin Scott Thomas

Spiceworld (1997)

The film follows the Spice Girls and their entourage (mostly fictional characters) - manager Clifford, his assistant Deborah, filmmaker Piers (who is trying to shoot a ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Comedy • Drama • Fantasy • Music
DIRECTION:  Bob Spiers
CAST:  Victoria Beckham  •  Melanie Brown  •  Emma Bunton  •  Melanie Chisholm

The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1988) RT 92% / Audience 82%

DVD release: May 1998

An account of Baron Munchausen's supposed travels and fantastical experiences with his band of misfits.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Comedy • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Terry Gilliam
CAST:  John Neville  •  Eric Idle  •  Sarah Polley  •  Oliver Reed

The Killing Fields (1984) RT 93% / Audience 92%

DVD release: Mar 2001

The Killing Fields tells the real-life story of a friendship between two journalists, an American and a Cambodian, during the bloody Khmer Rouge takeover of Cambodia in 1975, ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • History • War
DIRECTION:  Roland Joffé
CAST:  Sam Waterston  •  Haing S. Ngor  •  John Malkovich  •  Julian Sands

The Witches (1990) RT 100% / Audience 70%

DVD release: Jun 1999

A young boy named Luke and his grandmother go on vacation only to discover their hotel is hosting an international witch convention, where the Grand High Witch is unveiling ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Fantasy • Horror
DIRECTION:  Nicolas Roeg
CAST:  Anjelica Huston  •  Mai Zetterling  •  Jasen Fisher  •  Jane Horrocks

Truly, Madly, Deeply (1990)

Nina is totally heartbroken at the death of her boyfriend Jamie, but is even more unprepared for his return as a ghost. At first it's almost as good as it used to be - hey, ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Fantasy • Romance • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Anthony Minghella
CAST:  Juliet Stevenson  •  Alan Rickman  •  Michael Maloney  •  Jenny Howe

Crush (2001) RT 36% / Audience 59%

DVD release: Aug 2002

Three 40-something women in a small English town meet weekly for a ritual of gin, cigarettes, and sweets -- and swapped stories arguing which of them has the most pathetic ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  John McKay
CAST:  Andie MacDowell  •  Imelda Staunton  •  Anna Chancellor  •  Kenny Doughty

Hilary and Jackie (1998) RT 86% / Audience 83%

DVD release: Jul 1999

The tragic story of world-renowned cellist Jacqueline du Pré, as told from the point of view of her sister, flautist Hilary du Pré-Finzi.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Music
DIRECTION:  Anand Tucker
CAST:  Emily Watson  •  Rachel Griffiths  •  James Frain  •  David Morrissey

Comfort and Joy (1984) RT 100% / Audience 81%

DVD release: Nov 2004

Radio host Alan Bird witnesses how an icecream van is attacked and destroyed by angry competitors. This leads him into the struggle between two Italian families over the ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Bill Forsyth
CAST:  Bill Paterson  •  Clare Grogan  •  Rikki Fulton  •  Eleanor David




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 ...  (more)

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

Amazing Grace (2006) RT 70% / Audience 85%

DVD release: Nov 2007

From the makers of "Ray" and acclaimed director Michael Apted, comes the inspiring story of how one man's passion and perseverance changed the world. Based on the true story ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Michael Apted
CAST:  Ioan Gruffudd  •  Romola Garai  •  Albert Finney  •  Benedict Cumberbatch

Complicity (2000) RT Audience 14%

DVD release: Oct 2013

Local journalist, Cameron Colley writes articles that are idealistic, from the viewpoint of the underdog. A twisted serial killer seems to have some motives. His brutal ...  (more)

GENRES: Romance • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Gavin Millar
CAST:  Jonny Lee Miller  •  Brian Cox  •  Keeley Hawes  •  Paul Higgins

Miss Potter (2006) RT 66% / Audience 68%

DVD release: Jun 2007

The story of Beatrix Potter, the author of the beloved and best-selling children's book, "The Tale of Peter Rabbit", and her struggle for love, happiness and success.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Family • Romance
DIRECTION:  Chris Noonan
CAST:  Ewan McGregor  •  Renée Zellweger  •  Emily Watson  •  Barbara Flynn

Victory (1996)

Axel Heyst is an American recluse with a dubious past living in the Dutch East Indies port of Surabaya circa 1913. Staying in a German hotel there, Heyst becomes entranced ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Mark Peploe
CAST:  Willem Dafoe  •  Sam Neill  •  Irène Jacob  •  Rufus Sewell

The Cherry Orchard (1981) RT 54% / Audience 33%

DVD release: Feb 2003

Madame Ranevsky and her daughter Anya return home from Paris to find that their beloved family estate and cherry orchard are to be auctioned off to pay debts. Lopahin, a ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Richard Eyre
CAST:  Judi Dench  •  Bill Paterson  •  Anton Lesser  •  Harriet Walter

Spanish Flu: The Forgotten Fallen (2009)

Spanish Flu: The Forgotten Fallen is a 2009 television drama. It deals with Dr James Niven's attempts to deal with the 1918 flu pandemic in Manchester. Its screenplay was ...  (more)

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DIRECTION:  Justin Hardy
CAST:  Mark Gatiss  •  Charlotte Riley  •  Bill Paterson  •  Raffey Cassidy