Search results for "John Thomson"

24 Hour Party People (2002) RT 86% / Audience 87%

DVD release: Jan 2003

In 1976, Tony Wilson sets up Factory Records and brings Manchester's music to the world.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Michael Winterbottom
CAST:  Steve Coogan  •  John Thomson  •  Lennie James  •  Shirley Henderson

The Man Who Knew Too Little (1997) RT 41% / Audience 69%

DVD release: Mar 1998

An American gets a ticket for an audience participation game in London, then gets involved in a case of mistaken identity. As an international plot unravels around him, he ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Comedy • Crime • Thriller
CAST:  Bill Murray  •  Peter Gallagher  •  Joanne Whalley  •  Alfred Molina

Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005) RT 95% / Audience 79%

DVD release: Feb 2006

Cheese-loving eccentric Wallace and his cunning canine pal, Gromit, investigate a mystery in Nick Park's animated adventure, in which the lovable inventor and his intrepid pup ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Animation • Comedy • Family
DIRECTION:  Nick Park  •  Steve Box
CAST:  Nicholas Smith  •  Liz Smith  •  John Thomson  •  Vincent Ebrahim

The Young Poisoner's Handbook (1995) RT 86% / Audience 84%

DVD release: Apr 2005

A sinister tale of genius gone wrong, The Young Poisoner's Handbook chronicles a young man's descent into madness against the absurd backdrop of suburban English life. Hugh ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  Benjamin Ross
CAST:  Tobias Arnold  •  Ruth Sheen  •  Antony Sher  •  Roger Lloyd-Pack

The Girl with Two Brains in Her Feet (1997)

A 13 year old talented athlete struggles to come to terms with the traumas of life as she prepares for a very important athletics event.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Roberto Bangura
CAST:  Amanda Mealing  •  Joanna Ward  •  Jamie McIntosh  •  Jodie Smith

Up 'n' Under (1998) RT Audience 50%

The Cobblers Arms have been the best and most feared Amateur Rugby League team for the past ten years. Ex-pro Arthur bets their boss that he could train a bunch of deadbeats ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  John Godber
CAST:  Gary Olsen  •  Griff Rhys Jones  •  Samantha Zoe Womack  •  Neil Morrissey

Born Romantic (2000) RT 58% / Audience 56%

DVD release: May 2002

In modern-day London, three men (Craig Ferguson, Jimi Mistry and David Morrissey) and three women (Olivia Williams, Jane Horrocks and Catherine McCormack) fall in and out of ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  David Kane
CAST:  Craig Ferguson  •  David Morrissey  •  Sally Phillips  •  Olivia Williams

Station Jim (2001) RT Audience 33%

DVD release: Apr 2007

At a rural railway station in Victorian England, Jim is a spunky Jack Russell Terrier who escapes his mean master at the circus, and is soon befriended by station porter Bob ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Family • Romance
DIRECTION:  John Roberts
CAST:  George Cole  •  Charlie Creed-Miles  •  Martin Savage  •  John Thomson

Dog Eat Dog (2001) RT Audience 40%

A group of twenty-somethings, one of whom is a single father with a precious daughter, have been unsuccessfully in getting into a certain club so they can have a chance to DJ ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Moody Shoaibi
CAST:  Mark Tonderai  •  David Oyelowo  •  Nathan Constance  •  Alan Davies

Inkheart (2008) RT 38% / Audience 45%

DVD release: Jun 2009

The adventures of a father and his young daughter, in their search for a long lost book that will help reunite a missing, close relative.  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Family • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Iain Softley
CAST:  Brendan Fraser  •  Sienna Guillory  •  Andy Serkis  •  Eliza Bennett

Grimsby (2016)

Wrongfully accused and on the run, a top MI6 assassin joins forces with his long-lost, football hooligan brother to save the world from a sinister plot.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Comedy
DIRECTION:  Louis Leterrier
CAST:  Isla Fisher  •  Penélope Cruz  •  Annabelle Wallis  •  Mark Strong

The Flint Street Nativity (1999) RT Audience 92%

With angels crying in the toilets all because of a jealous Angel Gabriel, it could only be the eagerly awaited performance of the Primary school nativity play - this time with ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • TV movie
DIRECTION:  Marcus Mortimer
CAST:  Mark Addy  •  Mina Anwar  •  Jane Horrocks  •  Jason Hughes

Evidently... John Cooper Clarke (2012) RT Audience 100%

A look at the life of John Cooper Clarke. From his rise as a 'punk poet', through his heroin addiction, and finally to his comeback.  (more)

CAST:  John Cooper Clarke  •  Ben Drew  •  Bill Bailey  •  Clint Boon

Alan Partridge's Scissored Isle (2016)

Alan leaves behind his comfortable existence and heads to the north to ask whether, in this once united kingdom, a 'schasm' has formed between north and south, between the ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Neil Gibbons  •  Rob Gibbons
CAST:  Steve Coogan  •  Miles Jupp  •  John Thomson  •  Fiona Allen

Billionaire Boy (2016)

The story of Len, who made a billion dollars from inventing a new toilet roll, and his 12-year-old son Joe who appears to have everything he could want but what he really ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Family
DIRECTION:  Matt Lipsey
CAST:  Elliot Sprakes  •  David Walliams  •  John Thomson  •  Warwick Davis

Northern Soul (2014)

Set in 1974, an authentic and uplifting tale of two friends whose horizons are opened up by the discovery of black American soul music.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Music
DIRECTION:  Elaine Constantine
CAST:  Steve Coogan  •  Antonia Thomas  •  Ricky Tomlinson  •  James Lance

The Road to Coronation Street (2010)

The story of how 22 year old writer Tony Warren conceived, wrote and fought for the record breaking UK TV series Coronation Street.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • TV movie
DIRECTION:  Charles Sturridge
CAST:  David Dawson  •  Jessie Wallace  •  Celia Imrie  •  Jane Horrocks

Being Frank: The Chris Sievey Story (2018)

The hilarious and bizarre story of Frank Sidebottom, the cult British comedian in a papier mâché head, and the secretive life of Chris Sievey, the artist trapped inside.  (more)

GENRES: Documentary
DIRECTION:  Steve Sullivan
CAST:  Johnny Vegas  •  Ross Noble  •  John Cooper Clarke  •  Mark Radcliffe