Search results for "Roger Allam"


V for Vendetta (2006) RT 73% / Audience 90%

DVD release: Aug 2006

In a world in which Great Britain has become a fascist state, a masked vigilante known only as “V” conducts guerrilla warfare against the oppressive British government. When V ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Fantasy • Thriller
DIRECTION:  James McTeigue
CAST:  Natalie Portman  •  Hugo Weaving  •  Stephen Rea  •  Stephen Fry

A Cock and Bull Story (2005)

Steve Coogan, an arrogant actor with low self-esteem and a complicated love life, is playing the eponymous role in an adaptation of "The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Michael Winterbottom
CAST:  Steve Coogan  •  Rob Brydon  •  Keeley Hawes  •  Shirley Henderson

RKO 281 (1999) RT 92% / Audience 75%

DVD release: Apr 2000

A film about the making of Citizen Kane. Orson Welles produces his greatest film, Citizen Kane, despite the opposition of the film's de facto subject, William Randolph Hearst.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • History
DIRECTION:  Benjamin Ross
CAST:  Liev Schreiber  •  James Cromwell  •  Melanie Griffith  •  John Malkovich

The Wind That Shakes the Barley (2006) RT 88% / Audience 87%

DVD release: Sep 2007

In 1920s Ireland young doctor Damien O'Donovan prepares to depart for a new job in a London hospital. As he says his goodbyes at a friend's farm, British Black and Tans arrive ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • History • War
DIRECTION:  Ken Loach
CAST:  Cillian Murphy  •  Pádraic Delaney  •  Liam Cunningham  •  Gerard Kearney

Wilt (1989)

Henry Wilt is a more or less failed teacher who fantasizes about murdering his dominant, non-attentive wife Eva. At a party who gets stuck in an inflatable doll and makes a ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Crime
DIRECTION:  Michael Tuchner
CAST:  Mel Smith  •  Griff Rhys Jones  •  Alison Steadman  •  Roger Lloyd-Pack

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011) RT 32% / Audience 54%

DVD release: Oct 2011

Captain Jack Sparrow crosses paths with a woman from his past, and he's not sure if it's love -- or if she's a ruthless con artist who's using him to find the fabled Fountain ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Rob Marshall
CAST:  Johnny Depp  •  Ian McShane  •  Penélope Cruz  •  Geoffrey Rush

The Iron Lady (2011) RT 51% / Audience 51%

DVD release: Apr 2012

A look at the life of Margaret Thatcher, the former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, with a focus on the price she paid for power.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • History
DIRECTION:  Phyllida Lloyd
CAST:  Meryl Streep  •  Anthony Stewart Head  •  Harry Lloyd  •  Jim Broadbent

The Book Thief (2013) RT 46% / Audience 73%

DVD release: Mar 2014

While subjected to the horrors of WWII Germany, young Liesel finds solace by stealing books and sharing them with others. Under the stairs in her home, a Jewish refuge is ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Brian Percival
CAST:  Roger Allam  •  Sophie Nélisse  •  Geoffrey Rush  •  Emily Watson

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

The Woman in Black (2012) RT 66% / Audience 54%

DVD release: May 2012

The story follows a young lawyer, Arthur Kipps, who is ordered to travel to a remote village and sort out a recently deceased client’s papers. As he works alone in the ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Horror • Thriller
DIRECTION:  James Watkins
CAST:  Daniel Radcliffe  •  Ciarán Hinds  •  Sidney Johnston  •  Alisa Khazanova




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)

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

Stranded (2002)

A retelling of the classic Swiss Family Robinson story.  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Drama • Thriller • TV movie
DIRECTION:  Charles Beeson
CAST:  Liam Cunningham  •  Brana Bajic  •  Roger Allam  •  Jesse Spencer

Tamara Drewe (2010) RT 65% / Audience 42%

DVD release: Feb 2011

A young newspaper writer returns to her hometown in the English countryside, where her childhood home is being prepped for sale.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Stephen Frears
CAST:  Gemma Arterton  •  Roger Allam  •  Bill Camp  •  Dominic Cooper

Margaret (2009) RT Audience 43%

A detailed and compelling portrait of one of the most formidable characters in British politics as she faces her final days in power. The year is 1990 and Margaret Thatcher's ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance • TV movie
DIRECTION:  James Kent
CAST:  Lindsay Duncan  •  Ian McDiarmid  •  Roger Allam  •  Kevin McNally

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

The Queen (2006) RT 97% / Audience 76%

DVD release: Apr 2007

The Queen is an intimate behind the scenes glimpse at the interaction between HM Elizabeth II and Prime Minister Tony Blair during their struggle, following the death of Diana ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Stephen Frears
CAST:  Helen Mirren  •  Michael Sheen  •  James Cromwell  •  Sylvia Syms

Speed Racer (2008) RT 39% / Audience 60%

DVD release: Sep 2008

Speed Racer is the tale of a young and brilliant racing driver. When corruption in the racing leagues costs his brother his life, he must team up with the police and the ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Family • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Andy Wachowski  •  Lana Wachowski
CAST:  Emile Hirsch  •  Christina Ricci  •  Matthew Fox  •  Susan Sarandon

Mr. Holmes (2015) RT 88% / Audience 71%

DVD release: Nov 2015

The story is set in 1947, following a long-retired Holmes living in a Sussex village with his housekeeper and rising detective son. But then he finds himself haunted by an ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Mystery
DIRECTION:  Bill Condon
CAST:  Ian McKellen  •  Laura Linney  •  Milo Parker  •  Zak Shukor