Search results for "John Henshaw"


Dancin' thru the Dark (1990)

Linda's out on her hen night, her fiance is out on his stag night. Linda is having major doubts about getting married, when both groups arrive at a club, to find the band ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Mike Ockrent
CAST:  Con O'Neill  •  Claire Hackett  •  Angela Clarke  •  Simon O'Brien

When Saturday Comes (1996) RT Audience 66%

Jimmy Muir comes from a typical gritty, northern town where there are only two options: working down the pit or in a factory. But Jimmy has other ideas - he dreams of becoming ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Maria Giese
CAST:  Sean Bean  •  Emily Lloyd  •  Craig Kelly  •  Pete Postlethwaite

Starter for 10 (2006) RT 90% / Audience 66%

DVD release: Jul 2007

In 1985, against the backdrop of Thatcherism, Brian Jackson enrolls in the University of Bristol, a scholarship boy from seaside Essex with a love of knowledge for its own ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Tom Vaughan
CAST:  James McAvoy  •  Alice Eve  •  Dominic Cooper  •  Simon Woods

The Parole Officer (2001) RT 67% / Audience 64%

A hapless parole officer is framed for murder by a crooked police chief. To prove his innocence he must entice his former clients away from the law abiding lives they are now ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Crime
DIRECTION:  John Duigan
CAST:  Steve Coogan  •  Lena Headey  •  Ben Miller  •  Om Puri

Red Riding: 1974 (2009) RT 100% / Audience 76%

It's Yorkshire in 1974, and fear, mistrust and institutionalised police corruption are running riot. Rookie journalist Eddie Dunford is determined to search for the truth in ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Julian Jarrold
CAST:  Andrew Garfield  •  David Morrissey  •  John Henshaw  •  Anthony Flanagan

The Angels' Share (2012) RT 88% / Audience 78%

DVD release: Dec 2013

Narrowly avoiding jail, new dad Robbie vows to turn over a new leaf. A visit to a whisky distillery inspires him and his mates to seek a way out of their hopeless lives.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Ken Loach
CAST:  Roger Allam  •  Daniel Portman  •  John Henshaw  •  William Ruane

Happy Now (2001) RT Audience 77%

All grown up and gunning for political power in a small North Wales community, Glen Marcus and his best mate harbour a dark secret which seems to be coming back to haunt them. ...  (more)

GENRES: Thriller
DIRECTION:  Philippa Cousins
CAST:  Ioan Gruffudd  •  Susan Lynch  •  Om Puri  •  Emmy Rossum

In Our Name (2010) RT 67% / Audience 45%

Suzy's a British soldier, born and bred, but fitting back into civilian life after fighting in Iraq isn't easy. Haunted by the responsibility she feels for the death of an ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Brian Welsh
CAST:  Shah Amin  •  Begum Coskun  •  Teresa Critchley  •  Mel Raido

A Bit of Tom Jones? (2009) RT Audience 22%

In a late night bar, Henry is approached by a mysterious woman who offers to sell him the severed "manhood" of Wales' greatest vocal entertainer. Believing he can make a ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Peter Watkins-Hughes
CAST:  Roger Evans  •  John Henshaw  •  Margaret John  •  Denise Welch

Looking for Eric (2009) RT 85% / Audience 78%

DVD release: Oct 2009

A man trying to put his life back on track gets some advice from an unexpected benefactor (the ex football player Eric Cantona) in this comedy-drama from acclaimed British ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Ken Loach
CAST:  Eric Cantona  •  Steve Evets  •  Stephanie Bishop  •  John Henshaw




There's Only One Jimmy Grimble (2000) RT 71% / Audience 74%

Jimmy Grimble is a shy Manchester school boy. At school he is constantly being bullied by the other kids, and at home he has to face his mother's new boyfriend. However, ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  John Hay
CAST:  Lewis McKenzie  •  Jane Lapotaire  •  Gina McKee  •  Robert Carlyle

A Street Cat Named Bob (2016)

Based on the international best selling book. The true feel good story of how James Bowen, a busker and recovering drug addict, had his life transformed when he met a stray ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Family
DIRECTION:  Roger Spottiswoode
CAST:  Luke Treadaway  •  Ruta Gedmintas  •  Joanne Froggatt  •  Caroline Goodall

Swallows and Amazons (2016)

Four children dream of escaping the tedium of a summer holiday with their mother. When finally given permission to camp on their own on an island in the middle of a vast lake, ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Family
DIRECTION:  Philippa Lowthorpe
CAST:  Kelly Macdonald  •  Orla Hill  •  Teddie-Rose Malleson-Allen  •  Dane Hughes

The Rochdale Pioneers (2012)

A film that tells the story of the birth of the co-operative movement in Rochdale 1800s  (more)

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CAST:  John Henshaw  •  Andrew London  •  Jordan Dawes  •  John McArdle

Grow Your Own (2007)

An English community gets testy when a refugee family is granted a plot of land on which to grow vegetables.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Richard Laxton
CAST:  Benedict Wong  •  Eddie Marsan  •  Omid Djalili  •  Alan Williams

Confessions of a Diary Secretary (2007)

Funny film concerning John Prescott's affair with Tracey Temple  (more)

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DIRECTION:  Andy Wilson
CAST:  Maxine Peake  •  John Henshaw  •  Damian Lewis  •  Tony Slattery

The Man Who Invented Christmas (2017)

In 1843, Dickens was a literary rock star, but struggling financially after the slow sales of his previous novel, Martin Chuzzlewit. Seized with the vision of a story that ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • History
DIRECTION:  Bharat Nalluri
CAST:  Dan Stevens  •  Christopher Plummer  •  Jonathan Pryce  •  Miriam Margolyes

Pin Cushion (2018)

Super close mother Lyn and daughter Iona (Dafty One and Dafty Two) are excited for their new life in a new town. Determined to make a success of things after a tricky start, ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Deborah Haywood
CAST:  Lily Newmark  •  Joanna Scanlan  •  John Henshaw  •  Chanel Cresswell