Search results for "John Woodvine"

An American Werewolf in London (1981) RT 89% / Audience 85%

DVD release: Dec 1997

Two American tourists in England are attacked by a werewolf that none of the locals will admit exists.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Horror
DIRECTION:  John Landis
CAST:  David Naughton  •  Jenny Agutter  •  Griffin Dunne  •  John Woodvine

Persuasion (1995)

This film adaptation of Jane Austen's last novel follows Anne Elliot, the daughter of a financially troubled aristocratic family, who is persuaded to break her engagement to ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Roger Michell
CAST:  Amanda Root  •  Ciarán Hinds  •  Susan Fleetwood  •  Fiona Shaw

The Devils (1971)

A dramatised historical account of the rise and fall of Urbain Grandier, a 17th-century Roman Catholic priest accused of witchcraft following alleged demonic possessions of ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • History
DIRECTION:  Ken Russell
CAST:  Oliver Reed  •  Vanessa Redgrave  •  Dudley Sutton  •  Max Adrian

Young Winston (1972) RT 44% / Audience 51%

This historical drama is an account of the early life of British politician Winston Churchill, including his childhood years, his time as a war correspondent in Africa, and ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Drama • War
DIRECTION:  Richard Attenborough
CAST:  Robert Shaw  •  Anne Bancroft  •  Simon Ward  •  Jack Hawkins

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

Burke & Hare (2010)

Two 19th-century opportunists (Simon Pegg, Andy Serkis) become serial killers so that they can maintain their profitable business supplying cadavers to an anatomist (Tom ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Thriller
DIRECTION:  John Landis
CAST:  Simon Pegg  •  Andy Serkis  •  Isla Fisher  •  Tom Wilkinson

And a Nightingale Sang (1989)

Set in working class Newcastle, the Stott family fight their private battles against the backdrop of the conflict of World War II. Helen Stott, over thirty and with a limp, is ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Knights
CAST:  Phyllis Logan  •  Stephen Tompkinson  •  Tom Watt  •  Joan Plowright

The Browning Version (1985)

Adaptation of Terence Rattigan's play produced for the BBC in 1985.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael A. Simpson
CAST:  Ian Holm  •  Judi Dench  •  Michael Kitchen  •  John Woodvine

Joe Maddison's War (2010) RT Audience 83%

DVD release: Apr 2013

Newcastle, 1939. Shipyard worker Joe feels emasculated and past his prime; too old to serve in the war, and he’s shocked when his wife leaves him for a younger naval officer. ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • War
DIRECTION:  Patrick Collerton
CAST:  Robson Green  •  Derek Jacobi  •  Melanie Hill  •  Sammy T. Dobson

Glory Enough for All (1988)

Glory Enough for All is the 1988 television movie depicting the discovery and isolation of insulin at the University of Toronto by Frederick Banting and Charles Herbert Best. ...  (more)

CAST:  R. H. Thomson  •  Robert Wisden  •  John Woodvine

The Secret (2002)

DVD release: Nov 2006

A woman is held for ransom by a bitter past acquaintance who threatens to disclose a secret that could destroy her.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • TV movie
DIRECTION:  Alrick Riley
CAST:  Haydn Gwynne  •  Stella Gonet  •  Robert Bathurst  •  John Woodvine

Béla Bartók: Duke Bluebeard's Castle (1989)

This highly acclaimed film version of Béla Bartók's searing psychological opera, performed by Robert Lloyd and Elizabeth Laurence, won the 1989 Prix Italia Music Prize. ...  (more)

GENRES: Fantasy • Mystery • TV movie
DIRECTION:  Leslie Megahey
CAST:  Robert Lloyd  •  Elizabeth Laurence  •  John Woodvine  •  Leone Amis

Who Bombed Birmingham? (1990)

DVD release: Sep 2008

Docudrama film exploring the efforts of World in Action researchers Ian MacBride and Chris Mullin in proving that the "Birmingham Six" only admitted to the bombing under ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Beckham
CAST:  John Hurt  •  Martin Shaw  •  Roger Allam  •  John Kavanagh

Hornblower: The Duchess and the Devil (1999) RT Audience 88%

Horatio Homblower, now promoted to Acting Lieutenant, captures the French ship Le Reve off the Spanish coast. The Captain of the French ship is furious that such a youngster ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Drama • TV movie • War
DIRECTION:  Andrew Grieve
CAST:  Ioan Gruffudd  •  Robert Lindsay  •  Cherie Lunghi  •  Christopher Fulford

Macbeth (1979)

DVD release: Nov 2002

Shakespeare's classic tragedy of ambition, witches and murder.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Philip Casson
CAST:  Judi Dench  •  Ian McKellen  •  John Woodvine  •  Marie Kean

Fatherland (1994)

Fictional account of what might have happened if Hitler had won the war. It is now the 1960s and Germany's war crimes have so far been kept a secret. Hitler wants to talk ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Christopher Menaul
CAST:  Rutger Hauer  •  Miranda Richardson  •  Peter Vaughan  •  Michael Kitchen

The Other Boleyn Girl (2003) RT Audience 54%

DVD release: Oct 2008

Based on the controversial novel by Philippa Gregory, "The Other Boleyn Girl" is a fictionalised account of the life of Lady Mary Boleyn (Natascha McElhone) who becomes ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • History • Romance • TV movie
DIRECTION:  Philippa Lowthorpe
CAST:  Natascha McElhone  •  Jodhi May  •  Jared Harris  •  Steven Mackintosh

The Walking Stick (1970) RT Audience 50%

DVD release: Sep 2012

A young woman's highly ordered and structured life is turned upside-down when she meets a handsome stranger at a party. Friendship soon develops into romance and for the first ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Romance
CAST:  David Hemmings  •  Samantha Eggar  •  Emlyn Williams  •  Phyllis Calvert

The Fool of the World and the Flying Ship (1990) RT Audience 100%

Based on a Russian folk tale. A proclamation went out through all the land that whosoever could build a flying ship would win the hand of the Tsar's daughter. The youngest son ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Animation • Family • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Francis Vose
CAST:  David Suchet  •  Jimmy Hibbert  •  Miriam Margolyes  •  John Woodvine

Danny, the Champion of the World (1989)

Somewhere in England, in the Autumn of 1955, a widowed father and his son live an idyllic life together. Only their gas station happens to sit on a piece of land that a local ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gavin Millar
CAST:  Jeremy Irons  •  Robbie Coltrane  •  Samuel Irons  •  Cyril Cusack