Phyllida Law Actor

Phyllida law

Phyllida Ann Law (born 8 May 1932) is a Scottish actress. Law was born in Glasgow, the daughter of William and Megsie Law, who divorced after World War II. She was married to actor Eric Thompson from 1957 until his death in 1982. Their daughters, Emma and Sophie Thompson, are both actresses. She has appeared in many documentaries and interviews concerning her late husband's work on The Magic Roundabout. Law has worked extensively in television, including appearances in Dixon of Dock Green, Rumpole of the Bailey and the 1972 adaptation of the Lord Peter Wimsey tale The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club. She appeared in films such as Peter's Friends (1992), Much Ado About Nothing (1993) and The Winter Guest (1997). She was in the original London cast of La Cage aux Folles at the London Palladium in 1986, playing the role of Jacqueline. In 2004 she guest-starred on Rosemary & Thyme episode titled 'Orpheus in the Undergrowth' as May Beauchamp. In 2007 she guest-starred in two Doctor Who spin-off adventures: as Bea Nelson-Stanley in The Sarah Jane Adventures story "Eye of the Gorgon" and as Beldonia in the audio drama Doctor Who: The Bride of Peladon.

Personal details

Date of birth
May 8th, 1932
Nationality
United Kingdom
Ethnicity
Scottish
Places lived
Glasgow , United Kingdom
pop. 598,830 (2011)

Family

Parents
Siblings
Spouse
Children

Movie performances

Average rating by genre

GenreNum. of titlesAvg. rating
Drama216.87
Action36.17
Comedy96.8
Sci-Fi25.2
Romance66.65
Adventure35.63
Crime36.5
Family36.3
Fantasy26.0
Biography46.95
War27.35
Thriller25.7
Short27.6

1. Albert Nobbs (2011)

Drama
played Mrs. Cavendish
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
113.0
, ,
Gabriella Prekop
14 Show list $8M

Albert Nobbs is a 2011 drama film directed by Rodrigo García and starring Glenn Close. The screenplay is based on a novella by Irish novelist George Moore. The film received mixed reviews, but the performances by Glenn Close and Janet McTeer were praised; they were nominated for the Academy Award in the categories of Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress, respectively. They also received Golden Globe Award and Screen Actors Guild Award nominations. The film was also nominated for the Academy Award for Best Makeup. The novella had been earlier adapted as a play titled The Singular Life of Albert Nobbs in which Close starred Off-Broadway in 1982 and for which she won an Obie Award for Best Actress.

Awards

Top cast

Dr. Holloran
Sean Casey
Albert Nobbs
Viscount Yarrell
Helen Dawes
Hubert
Margaret 'Madge' Baker
Mr. Moore
Percy Smythe-Willard
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Brian Byrne
Michael McDonough
Pierre-Yves Gayraud
English
United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, France, United States of America

2. Love at First Sight (2010)

Short, Comedy, Drama
played Ruth
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
12.0
Sandra Gorel
Michael Davies
Julian Unthank
3 Show list

Love at First Sight is a 2010 comedy short drama film written by Julian Unthank and directed by Michael Davies.

Awards

Top cast

Arthur
Mrs. Wachtenberg
George
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Ian Salvage
Katherine Burchill
English
United Kingdom

3. Ways to Live Forever (2010)

Drama, Family
played Grandmother
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
90.0
,
Javier Gazulla
Gustavo Ron
Gustavo Ron
8 Show list $4M

Ways to Live Forever is a 2010 drama film by director Gustavo Ron based on the award winning novel of the same name written by Sally Nicholls. The film stars Robbie Kay, Alex Etel, Ben Chaplin, Emilia Fox and Greta Scacchi. The film is produced by Life&Soul Productions, El Capitan Pictures and Formato Producciones. It will be distributed via Karma in Spain, World Wide Motion Pictures Corporation for North America and InTandem for the rest of the world,.

Awards

Top cast

Annie
Mother
Father
Private instructor
Kayleigh
Felix's mum
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Cesar Benito
Miguel Pérez Gilaberte
Susannah Buxton
English
United Kingdom, Spain

4. More Afraid of You (2010)

Short, Drama
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
Barry Kimber

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United Kingdom

5. The Waiting Room (2007)

Drama, Romance
played Helen
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
106.0
Sarah Sulick
Roger Goldby
Roger Goldby
9 Show list

The Waiting Room is a 2007 British romantic drama film directed by Roger Goldby and starring Anne-Marie Duff, Frank Finlay and Ralf Little. It was produced by Channel 4 Productions. The story follows three south London couples who try to come to terms with their love lives. The film's running time is 102 minutes and 24 seconds.

Awards

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Edmund Butt
James Aspinall
Ralph Holes
English
United Kingdom

6. Miss Potter (2006)

Biography, Drama
played Mrs. Warne
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
93.0
, , ,
Arnold Messer
,
Corey Sienega
8 Show list $30M

Miss Potter is a 2006 film directed by Chris Noonan. It is a biographical film of children's author and illustrator Beatrix Potter, and combines stories from her own life with animated sequences featuring characters from her stories, such as Peter Rabbit. Scripted by Richard Maltby, Jr., the director of the Tony-winning Broadway revue, Fosse, the film stars Renée Zellweger in the title role; Ewan McGregor as her publisher and fiancé, Norman Warne; and Lloyd Owen as solicitor William Heelis. Emily Watson stars as Warne's sister, Millie. Lucy Boynton also stars as the young Beatrix Potter. It was filmed in Cecil Court, Osterley Park, Covent Garden, the Isle of Man, Scotland and the Lake District. Miss Potter was released on 29 December 2006 so that the film could compete for the 2007 Academy Awards. The film was intended to be released generally on 12 January 2007, but Variety.com reported that the Weinstein Company had decided to push a wider release date until after the Academy Awards on 25 February 2007. The date seemed to fluctuate a number of times, but the Weinstein Company website ultimately listed its release date as 9 March.

Awards

Top cast

Norman Warne
Beatrix Potter
Millie Warne
Fruing Warne
Rupert Potter
Harold Warne
William Heelis
Helen Potter
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Miss Potter
English
United States of America, United Kingdom

7. Copying Beethoven (2006)

Biography, Drama, Music
played Mother Canisius
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
104.0
, ,
Christopher Wilkinson
,
Stephen J. Rivele
Stephen J. Rivele
,
Christopher Wilkinson
9 Show list $11M

Copying Beethoven is a 2006 dramatic film released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and directed by Agnieszka Holland which gives a fictional take on the triumphs and heartaches of Ludwig van Beethoven's last years.

Awards

Top cast

Ludwig van Beethoven
Anna Holtz
Martin Bauer
Karl van Beethoven
Wenzel Schlemmer
Stefan Holtz
Neighbor
Archduke Rudolph
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Ashley Rowe
Jany Temime
Copying Beethoven
English
Germany, Hungary, United States of America

8. Pinochet's Last Stand (2006)

Drama
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
77.0
Richard Curson Smith

Pinochet in Suburbia is a 2006 docudrama about former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet and the attempts to extradite him from Great Britain during his visit there in 1998 for medical treatment. It was written and directed by Richard Curson Smith. Pinochet was played by Derek Jacobi, Margaret Thatcher by Anna Massey and Pinochet's wife Lucía by Phyllida Law, with the cast also including Peter Capaldi, Pip Torrens and Jessica Hynes. It premiered in March 2006 on BBC Two and in September 2007 in the US.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United Kingdom

9. A Little Trip to Heaven (2005)

Drama, Thriller
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
89.0
,
Edward Martin Weinman
3 Show list $12M

A Little Trip to Heaven is an Icelandic-American noir-inspired drama and thriller film from 2005, directed by Icelandic director of The Sea, Baltasar Kormákur. The film is set in the U.S. in 1985 but almost entirely shot in Iceland. Icelandic musician Mugison composed and performed the soundtrack, except for the song "A Little Trip to Heaven," which is originally by Tom Waits. Mugison performs the Waits song on the soundtrack.

Awards

Top cast

Abe Holt
Isold
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Óttar Guðnason
English
United States of America, Iceland

10. Day of Wrath (2005)

Action, Adventure, Crime
played Esperanza de Mendoza
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
109.0
Adrian Rudomin
,
Ashley Sidaway
,
Kornél Sipos
,
Sam Sleiman
Adrian Rudomin
Adrian Rudomin
3 Show list $12M

Ruy De Mendoza (Christopher Lambert) is Sheriff of a provincial Spanish town during the time of the Inquisition. Prominent Noblemen and their guards are found butchered, bloody, letters carved with a knife on their chest - only for the corpses to vanish shortly afterwards and the crime scenes completely cleaned up. As Ruy investigates what is behind these heinous crimes, he finds a mystifying wall of silence, where even the widows of the murdered men deny anything might have occurred. Obsessed with uncovering the truth, Ruy finds himself in the middle of a dark and dangerous conspiracy that soon threatens not only his own life, but that of his family.

Awards

Top cast

Lord Francisco del Ruiz
Friar Anselmo
Ruy de Mendoza
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
David Schweitzer
Tamás Lajos
Györgyi Szakács
English
United Kingdom, Hungary

11. Nanny McPhee (2005)

Comedy, Family, Fantasy
played Mrs. Partridge
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
97.0
, ,
Lindsay Doran
17 Show list $25M

Nanny McPhee is a 2005 British fantasy film directed by Kirk Jones. The film stars Emma Thompson and Colin Firth. Thompson also scripted the film, which is adapted from Christianna Brand's Nurse Matilda books. It had a sequel released in 2010, titled Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang.

Awards

Top cast

Nanny McPhee
Evangeline
Cedric Brown
Mrs. Blatherwick
Mr. Wheen
Mrs. Selma Quickly
Vicar
Great Aunt Adelaide Stitch
Simon Brown
Mr. Jowls
Tora Brown
Eric Brown
Christianna Brown
Baby Agatha
Sebastian Brown
Lily Brown
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Henry Braham
Nic Ede
Nanny McPhee
English
United States of America, United Kingdom, France

12. Mee-Shee: The Water Giant (2005)

Adventure, Family, Fantasy
played Mme. Coogan
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
99.0
Barry Authors
5 Show list $27M

Mee-Shee: The Water Giant is an Anglo-German family film shot in New Zealand and released in 2005. It stars Bruce Greenwood, Rena Owen, Tom Jackson and Daniel Magder. The film is based upon the Canadian folklore water monster known as the Ogopogo. This folklore began with Aboriginal peoples in Canada, and while the film was in production complaints from one Aboriginal chief about cultural appropriation caused the film and its titular monster to be renamed "Mee-Shee". These complaints and the renaming drew media attention and generated controversy. The film itself received some good reviews. Some critics praised the performances, although evaluations of the special effects were mixed. In Canada, Mee-Shee was only released on DVD and never played in theatres.

Awards

Top cast

Sean Cambell
Mac Cambell
Norma "La Folle"
Custer
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
John Ignatius
English
United Kingdom

13. Unleashed (2005)

Action, Crime, Drama
played Distinguished Lady
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
100.0
, ,
Steve Chasman
6 Show list $45M

Unleashed is a 2005 martial arts action thriller film directed by Louis Leterrier, written by Luc Besson, and produced by Jet Li. It stars Li, Bob Hoskins, Morgan Freeman, and Kerry Condon. The film's setting and shooting location are Glasgow.

Awards

Top cast

Georgie
Danny
Raffles
Victoria
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
,
Massive Attack
Olivier Bériot
Danny the Dog
English
France, United States of America, United Kingdom

14. Blinded (2004)

Drama, Thriller
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
93.0

Blinded is a film written and directed by Eleanor Yule. In 2004 it won the Jury Award at the Celtic Film and Television Festival and it also won the Silver Screen award at the U.S. International Film and Video Festival. It was nominated for the Raindance Award at the 2004 British Independent Film Awards. The film was produced by Oscar van Heek and John Crissey III. Executive producers are Bill Gore, Steve McIntyre, Carole Sheridan and Agnes Wilkie.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United Kingdom

15. The Time Machine (2002)

Sci-Fi, Adventure, Action
played Mrs. Watchit
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
96.0
9 Show list 2 Show list $80M

The Time Machine is a 2002 American science fiction film loosely adapted from the 1895 novel of the same name by H. G. Wells and the 1960 film screenplay by David Duncan. It was executive-produced by Arnold Leibovit and directed by Simon Wells, the great-grandson of the original author. The film stars Guy Pearce, Jeremy Irons, Orlando Jones, Samantha Mumba, Mark Addy, Sienna Guillory, and Phyllida Law, and includes a cameo by Alan Young, who also appeared in the 1960 film adaptation. The 2002 film is set in New York City instead of London and contains new story elements not present in the original novel, including a romantic backstory, a new scenario about how civilization was destroyed, and several new characters, such as an artificially intelligent hologram played by Orlando Jones and a Morlock leader played by Jeremy Irons. Director Gore Verbinski was brought in to take over the last 18 days of shooting, as Wells was suffering from "extreme exhaustion". Wells returned for post-production. It was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Makeup at the 75th Academy Awards, but lost to Frida.

Awards

2002 World Soundtrack Award for Discovery of the Year
1960 Academy Award for Best Visual Effects

Top cast

Alexander Hartdegen
Über-Morlock
David Filby
Toren
Flower Store Worker
Kalen
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Time travel
Bob Ringwood
,
Deena Appel
English
United States of America

16. Two Men Went to War (2002)

Comedy, War, Drama
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
109.0

Two Men Went to War is a 2002 British film based on a true World War II story, from Raymond Foxall's book Amateur Commandos which describes the adventures of two army dental corps soldiers who sneak off on their own personal invasion of France. The film was directed by John Henderson.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
World War II
Jill Taylor
English
United Kingdom

17. Saving Grace (2000)

Comedy, Crime
played Margaret Sutton
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
93.0
Cat Villiers
,
Mark Crowdy
,
Xavier Marchand
Mark Crowdy
,
20 Show list

Saving Grace is a 2000 British comedy film, directed by Nigel Cole and based on a screenplay by Mark Crowdy and Craig Ferguson. It was co-produced by Fine Line Features, Homerun Productions, Portman Entertainment, Sky Pictures, and Wave Pictures and filmed in London and the villages of Boscastle and Port Isaac in Cornwall, England, starring Brenda Blethyn, Craig Ferguson, and Martin Clunes, among others. Distributed by 20th Century Fox in major territories, the film premiered at the 2000 Sundance Film Festival, where it won Cole the Audience Award for World Cinema. Critical reaction to the film was generally positive and it received favorable notice for an independent British comedy film, eventually grossing $24,325,600 worldwide, following its theatrical release in the United States. In addition, the picture was awarded by the Norwegian International Film Festival and the Munich Film Festival, also spawning a BAFTA Award nomination for Crowdy, and ALFS Award, Golden Globe and Satellite Award nominations for Blethyn and her performance.

Awards

Top cast

Rev. Gerald Percy
Wally
Matthew Stewart
Jacques Chevalier
Master of Ceremonies
China MacFarlane
Grace Trevethyn
Vince
Charlie
Quentin Rhodes
Dr. Martin Bamford
Sgt. Alfred Mabely
Melvyn
Honey Chambers
Presenter #1
Mrs. Hopkins
Man in Taxi
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Cannabis
John de Borman
Annie Symons
Saving Grace
French, English
United Kingdom

18. The Winter Guest (1997)

Drama
played Elspeth
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
95.0
, ,
Steve Clark-Hall
4 Show list 2 Show list

The Winter Guest was British actor Alan Rickman's debut as a director, and stars Phyllida Law and Emma Thompson.

Awards

1997 Venice Film Festival CinemAvvenire' Award for Best First Film
1997 Gold Hugo Chicago International Film Festival

Top cast

Frances
Minister
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Joan Bergin
The Winter Guest
English
United Kingdom, United States of America, Kingdom of Great Britain

19. Emma (1996)

Comedy, Drama, Romance
played Mrs. Bates
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
123.0
Patrick Cassavetti
,
Steven Haft
17 Show list 4 Show list $6M

Emma is a 1996 period film based on the novel of the same name by Jane Austen. Directed by Douglas McGrath, the film stars Gwyneth Paltrow, Alan Cumming, Toni Collette, Ewan McGregor, and Jeremy Northam.

Awards

1997 London Film Critics Circle Award for British Actor of the Year
1997
1997 Satellite Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical
1996 Academy Award for Best Original Musical or Comedy Score

Top cast

Frank Churchill
Emma Woodhouse
Mr. Weston
Harriet Smith
Mr. Elton
Mrs. Goddard
Jane Fairfax
Miss Bates
George Knightley
Mrs. Weston
Mrs. Elton
Robert Martin
Dancer
John Knightley
Bates' Maid
Isabella Knightley
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Ruth Myers
Emma
English
United States of America, United Kingdom

20. Junior (1994)

Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi
played Dr. Talbot
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
110.0
29 Show list $60M

Junior is a 1994 American comedy film written by Kevin Wade and Chris Conrad and directed by Ivan Reitman. It stars Arnold Schwarzenegger as a scientist who undergoes a male pregnancy as part of a scientific experiment.

Awards

Top cast

Dr. Larry Arbogast
Dr. Diana Reddin
Dr. Alex Hesse
Janitor with Information
Mr. Lanzarotta
Noah Banes
Jenny
Ned Sneller
Mover #1
Waiter
Louise
Lobster Man
Angela
Edward Sawyer
Lab Assistant
Casitas Madres Receptionist #2
Clerk
Casitas Madres Receptionist #1
Pregnant Teenager
Lobster Woman
Lab Assistant
Mover #2
Lyndon Executive #2
Angelic Nurse
Chairwoman (FDA)
Reporter #4
Banquet Musician #2
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

21. Before the Rain (1994)

Drama, War
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
113.0
Cat Villiers
,
Judy Counihan
,
Sam Taylor
,
Čedomir Kolar
Milcho Manchevski
Milcho Manchevski
1 Show list 4 Show list

Before the Rain is a 1994 Macedonian film starring Katrin Cartlidge, Rade Šerbedžija, Grégoire Colin, and Labina Mitevska. It was directed and written by Milcho Manchevski. The music was created by the band Anastasia. The film was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film and won Golden Lion award at 51st Venice International Film Festival, alongside Vive L'Amour by Tsai Ming-liang.

Awards

1996 Independent Spirit Award for Best Foreign Film
1995 David di Donatello Special Award
1994 Golden Lion
1994 Pasinetti Award for Best Actor

Top cast

Aleksander
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Bosnian War
Anastasia
,
Manuel Teran
Caroline Harris
Before the Rain
Macedonian, Albanian language, English
France, United Kingdom, Republic of Macedonia

22. Much Ado About Nothing (1993)

Comedy, Drama, Romance
played Ursula
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
111.0
, ,
Stephen Evans
13 Show list $8M

Much Ado About Nothing is a 1993 British/American romantic comedy film based on William Shakespeare's play of the same name. It was adapted for the screen and directed by Kenneth Branagh who stars in the film. The film also stars Branagh's then-wife Emma Thompson, Robert Sean Leonard, Denzel Washington, Michael Keaton, Keanu Reeves, and Kate Beckinsale in her film debut. The film was released on May 7, 1993, reaching 200 U.S. screens at its widest release. It earned $22 million at the U.S. box office and $36 million total worldwide, which, despite failing to reach the mark set by Franco Zeffirelli's Romeo and Juliet, made it one of the most financially successful Shakespeare films ever released. It was also entered into the 1993 Cannes Film Festival.

Awards

Top cast

Don John
Beatrice
Dogberry
Margaret
Antonio
Benedick
Borachio
Leonato
Friar Francis
Messenger
Verges
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Roger Lanser
Phyllis Dalton
Much Ado About Nothing
English
United Kingdom, United States of America

23. Peter's Friends (1992)

Comedy, Drama, Romance
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
101.0
3 Show list

Peter's Friends is a 1992 British comedy-drama film written by Rita Rudner and her husband Martin Bergman, and directed and produced by Kenneth Branagh. It starred Stephen Fry, Kenneth Branagh, Emma Thompson, Hugh Laurie, Imelda Staunton, Rita Rudner, Tony Slattery, Phyllida Law, Alex Lowe, and Alphonsia Emmanuel.

Awards

Top cast

Peter Morton
Andrew Benson
Roger Charleston
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Roger Lanser
Peter's Friends: The Album
English
United Kingdom

24. King John (1984)

played Lady Faulconbridge
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
155.0
11 Show list

King John is 1984 film written by William Shakespeare and directed by David Giles.

Awards

Top cast

Robert Faulconbridge
Constance
King John
Earl of Pembroke
Philip II of France
Earl of Salisbury
Philip - the Bastard
Hubert de Burgh, 1st Earl of Kent
Queen Elinor
Lewis, the Dauphin
Lymoges - Duke of Austria
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Juanita Waterson
English
United Kingdom, United States of America

25. Hitler: The Last Ten Days (1973)

Biography, Drama, History
played Manzialy
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
106.0
29 Show list

Hitler: The Last Ten Days is a 1973 British-Italian biographical drama film depicting the days leading up to Adolf Hitler's suicide. The film stars Alec Guinness and Simon Ward and the original music score was composed by Mischa Spoliansky. It is based on the book Hitler's Last Days: An Eye-Witness Account, written by Gerhardt Boldt, a survivor of the Führerbunker. Location shooting for the film included the De Laurentiis Studios in Rome and parts of England. The introduction is presented by Alistair Cooke.

Awards

Top cast

Adolf Hitler
Alfred Jodl
SS-Gruppenführer Hermann Fegelein
Joseph Goebbels
Hans Krebs
Banker #1
Wilhelm Burgdorf
Banker #2
Wilhelm Keitel
Prof. Gebhardt
Magda Goebbels
German Officer
Helmuth Weidling
Hans Krebs
Gerda Christian
Otto Günsche
Hanske
Hanna Reitsch
Capt. Hoffman
Banker #3
Robert Ritter von Greim
Walter Wagner
Traudl Junge
Ludwig Stumpfegger
Martin Bormann
Banker #4
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
World War II
Death of Adolf Hitler
Ennio Guarnieri
Sonia Quemell
English
United Kingdom, Italy

Starring TV roles

1. Hell's Bells

Comedy
Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages

BBC One
1986 3 English

2. That's Love

Comedy
Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages

ITV
January 19th, 1988 March 24th, 1992 4
Ralph Nossek

3. Miss Austen Regrets

Biography, Drama
Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages

BBC One
WGBH
WGBH-TV
2008 English

4. Evelyn

Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages
BBC One
October 28th, 1971 English

5. Wonderful You

Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages
ITV
March 1st, 1999 1 English

6. Kingdom

Comedy, Drama
Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages

ITV
April 22nd, 2007 February 17th, 2008 3
Thomas Fisher
English

7. Agatha Christie's Poirot

Drama, Mystery, Crime
Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages

Mrs Llewellyn-Smythe
ITV
STV
UTV
12
2010-10-27 January 8th, 1989 November 13th, 2013 14
Ian Hallard
English

8. Ffizz

Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages
ITV
September, 1987 2
Gabrielle Drake
English

Guest TV appearances

A Bit of Fry & Laurie

Program genre

Sketch comedy
Comedy

Official site

External resources

A Bit of Fry & Laurie is a British sketch comedy television series written by and starring former Cambridge Footlights members Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie, broadcast on both BBC1 and BBC2 between 1989 and 1995. It ran for four series and totalled 26 episodes, including a 35 minute pilot episode in 1987.nAs in The Two Ronnies, elaborate wordplay and innuendo were staples of its material. It frequently broke the fourth wall; characters would revert into their real-life actors mid-sketch, or the camera would often pan off set into the studio. In addition, the show was punctuated with non-sequitur vox pops in a similar style to those of Monty Python's Flying Circus, often making irrelevant statements, heavily based on wordplay. Laurie was also seen playing piano and a wide variety of other instruments and singing comical numbers.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S04-E05 March 19th, 1995 ,

Afterlife

Program genre

Mystery
Supernatural
Supernatural drama
Drama

External resources

Afterlife is a British television drama series, produced by independent production company Clerkenwell Films for the ITV network. The series follows the activities of a psychic medium who appears to have the ability to communicate with the spirits of the dead.nFirst broadcast in 2005, the show ran for two series, and after the end of the second series ITV decided not to renew it.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E06 October 29th, 2005 Irene Moser
Charles Beeson

BBC Television Shakespeare

Program genre

History
Comedy
Tragedy
Drama

External resources

The BBC Television Shakespeare is a series of British television adaptations of the plays of William Shakespeare, created by Cedric Messina and broadcast by BBC Television. Transmitted in the UK from 3 December 1978 to 27 April 1985, the series spanned seven seasons and thirty-seven episodes.nDevelopment began in 1975 when Messina saw that the grounds of Glamis Castle would make a perfect location for an adaptation of Shakespeare's As You Like It for the Play of the Month series. Upon returning to London, however, he had come to envision an entire series devoted exclusively to the dramatic works of Shakespeare. When he encountered a less than enthusiastic response from the BBC's departmental heads, Messina bypassed the usual channels and took his idea directly to the top of the BBC hierarchy, who greenlighted the show. Experiencing financial, logistical and creative problems in the early days of production, Messina persevered and served as executive producer for two years.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S07-E01 November 24th, 1984

Hallmark Hall of Fame

Program genre

Drama
Anthology
Anthology series

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Hallmark Hall of Fame is an anthology program on American television, sponsored by Hallmark Cards, a Kansas City based greeting card company. The longest-running primetime series in the history of television, it has a historically long run, beginning during 1951 and continuing into 2014. From 1954 onward, all of its productions have been shown in color, although color television video productions were extremely rare in 1954. Many television movies have been shown on the program since its debut, though the program began with live telecasts of dramas and then changed to videotaped productions before finally changing to filmed ones.nThe series has received eighty Emmy Awards, twenty-four Christopher Awards, eleven Peabody Awards, nine Golden Globes, and four Humanitas Prizes. Once a common practice in American television, it is the last remaining television program where the title includes the name of its sponsor. Unlike other long-running TV series still on the air, it differs in that it broadcasts only occasionally and not on a weekly broadcast programming schedule.
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Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S52-E02 February 2nd, 2003

Heartbeat

Program genre

Crime Fiction
Costume drama
Drama
Police procedural

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Heartbeat is a British police drama series set in 1960s North Riding of Yorkshire and broadcast on ITV in 18 series between 1992 and 2010. It was made by ITV Studios at the Leeds Studios and on location. Heartbeat first aired on Friday 10 April 1992. The 372nd and final episode aired on Sunday 12 September 2010.nHeartbeat proved popular from the beginning, when early series consistently drew over 10 million viewers. In its first year Heartbeat averaged 14.5 million viewers and was regularly in the top five TV programmes across all British channels. In 2001 Heartbeat came sixth in the UK TV ratings list with a peak audience of 13.82 million and it was sixth again in 2003 with 12.8 million viewers. In autumn 2008 typical viewing figures were around 6 million per episode.nOriginally conceived as a vehicle for Nick Berry, around whom early series were centred, the show has seen many characters come and go over the years. The final series starred Derek Fowlds, William Simons, Tricia Penrose, David Lonsdale, Peter Benson, Steven Blakeley, John Duttine, Gwen Taylor, Lisa Kay, Clare Wille, Joe McFadden, Rupert Ward-Lewis and Nikki Sanderson.
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Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S04-E02 September 11th, 1994 Nancy Bellow

Masterpiece

Program genre

Drama

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Masterpiece is a drama anthology television series produced by WGBH Boston. It premiered on Public Broadcasting Service on January 10, 1971, making it America's longest-running weekly prime time drama series. The series has presented numerous acclaimed British productions. Many of these are produced by the BBC, but the line-up has also included programs shown on the commercial services ITV and Channel 4.
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Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S37-E09 February 3rd, 2008
Jeremy Lovering

Midsomer Murders

Program genre

Action
Drama
Crime
Mystery
Crime Fiction

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Midsomer Murders is a British television detective drama that has aired on ITV since 1997. The show is based on the books by Caroline Graham, as originally adapted by Anthony Horowitz. The current lead character is DCI John Barnaby, who works for Causton CID. Dudgeon's character is the younger cousin of former lead character DCI Tom Barnaby. Dudgeon first appeared as randy gardener Daniel Bolt in the Series 4 Episode Garden of Death. Dudgeon permanently joined the show in 2011 following Nettles' departure.nThe stories revolve around the Barnabys' efforts to solve numerous murders that take place in the idyllic picturesque but deadly villages fictional county of Midsomer.
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Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E04 September 19th, 1999 Felicity Dinsdale
Douglas Watkinson

Monarch of the Glen

Program genre

Comedy
Drama

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Monarch of the Glen is a British drama television series produced by Ecosse Films for BBC Scotland and broadcast on BBC One for seven series between 2000 and 2005.nThe Monarch of the Glen television series is loosely based on Sir Compton Mackenzie's Highland Novels, which are set in the same location but in the 1930s and 1940s. The first book in that series is called The Monarch of the Glen which was a reference to the famous painting by Landseer. The first five series of Monarch of the Glen told the story of young restaurateur, Archie MacDonald, trying to restore his childhood home in the Scottish Highlands, starring Alastair Mackenzie, Richard Briers, Susan Hampshire, and Dawn Steele, whilst the final two series of the show focused on new Laird Paul Bowman trying to modernise the estate, primarily starring Lloyd Owen, Tom Baker, Alexander Morton, and Susan Hampshire.nThe series was created by Michael Chaplin and produced by Nick Pitt, Paddy Higson, Jeremy Gwilt, Stephen Garwood, and Rob Bullock.
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Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S04-E02 September 8th, 2002 Isobel Hogg

Mystery!

Program genre

Children's television series
Drama
Anthology

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Mystery! is an episodic television series that debuted in 1980 in the USA. It airs on PBS and is produced by WGBH. The show has brought a large number of detective series and television movies—most of them British productions from the BBC or the ITV companies and usually adapted from mystery fiction literary sources—to air on American television. In 2002, they added an American-produced series based on the novels of Tony Hillerman to their roster.nMystery! is noted for its animated opening and closing title sequences based on the cartoons of Edward Gorey and animated by Eugene Federenko, Derek Lamb, and Janet Perlman, with music by Normand Roger. For the Hillerman episodes, the American flag was worked into this opening title sequence.nOne of Mystery!'s early successes was Rumpole of the Bailey. Other noted successes include The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes starring Jeremy Brett in the title role, Inspector Morse with John Thaw, Brother Cadfael starring Derek Jacobi, and Prime Suspect starring Helen Mirren. The last one proved so popular that the series was moved to Masterpiece Theatre for higher ratings.
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Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E03 February 19th, 1980 Mrs. Thripp

Rumpole of the Bailey

Program genre

Legal
Comedy
Drama

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Rumpole of the Bailey is a British television series created and written by the British writer and barrister John Mortimer. It stars Leo McKern as Horace Rumpole, an aging London barrister who defends any and all clients, and has been spun off into a series of short stories, novels, and radio programmes.
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Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S04-E02 January 26th, 1987 Honoria Bird
S01-E05 April 24th, 1978 Mrs. Thripp

Taggart

Program genre

Action
Crime
Live action
Crime Fiction
Drama

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Taggart is a Scottish detective television programme, created by Glenn Chandler, who wrote many of the episodes, and made by STV Productions for the ITV network. The series revolved around a group of detectives, initially in the Maryhill CID of Strathclyde Police, though various storylines were set in other parts of Greater Glasgow and in other areas of Scotland. The team operated out of the fictional John Street police station across the street from the City Chambers.nTaggart was one of the UK's longest-running television dramas and the longest-running police drama after the cancellation of The Bill.nMark McManus, who played the title character Taggart, died in 1994, but the series continued with the same name even though nobody called Taggart was in it.nThe show's 100th story was aired on the ITV network on Christmas Eve 2009. In May 2011 the ITV network decided to axe Taggart from the network after 28 years.
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Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S10-E02 January 1st, 1994 Joan Mathieson

Tales of the Unexpected

Program genre

Anthology series
Drama
Anthology

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Tales of the Unexpected is a British television series which aired between 1979 and 1988. Each episode told a story, often with sinister and wryly comedic undertones, with an unexpected twist ending. Early episodes were based on short stories by Roald Dahl collected in the books Tales of the Unexpected, Kiss Kiss and Someone Like You.nThe series was made by Anglia Television for ITV with interior scenes recorded at their Norwich studios whilst location filming mainly occurred across East Anglia. The theme music for the series was written by composer Ron Grainer.nAlthough similar in theme and title, the show is not related to the American anthology television series, Quinn Martin's Tales of the Unexpected, which ran for one season in 1977.
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Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S06-E03 April 23rd, 1983 Maggie Patton

The Alan Titchmarsh Show

Program genre

Variety show
Talk show
Entertainment

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The Alan Titchmarsh Show is a British daytime chat show presented by Alan Titchmarsh. It was first broadcast on ITV on 3 September 2007 and currently airs on weekday afternoons.
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Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S00-E29 November 4th, 2010

The Sarah Jane Adventures

Program genre

Teen drama
Action/Adventure
Adventure Film
Action
Science Fiction
Drama
Children's television series

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The Sarah Jane Adventures is a British science fiction television programme, produced by BBC Cymru Wales for CBBC, created by Russell T Davies and starred Elisabeth Sladen. The programme is a spin-off of the long-running BBC science fiction programme Doctor Who and is focused on a younger audience than Doctor Who. It focuses on the adventures of Sarah Jane Smith, a middle-aged investigative journalist who, in her youth, had numerous adventures across time and space.
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Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E03 October 1st, 2007
S01-E04 October 8th, 2007

Upstairs, Downstairs

Program genre

Miniseries
Drama

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Upstairs, Downstairs Masterpiece Theatre is a TV Program.
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Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S04-E10 November 16th, 1974 Lady Constance Weir

Waking the Dead

Program genre

Action
Adventure Film
Drama
Police procedural
Crime Fiction
Action/Adventure

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Waking the Dead is a British television police procedural crime drama series produced by the BBC featuring a fictional Cold Case unit composed of CID police officers, a psychological profiler and a forensic scientist. A pilot episode aired in September 2000, and there were a total of nine series. Each story is split into two hour-long episodes, shown on consecutive nights on BBC One. A third series episode won an International Emmy Award in 2004. The programme was also shown on BBC America in the United States, though these screenings are edited to allow for advertising breaks, as well as UKTV in Australia and New Zealand and ABC1 in Australia. The show aired its final episode on 11 April 2011. A spin-off from the series, titled The Body Farm, revolving around forensic scientist Eve Lockhart, was announced by the BBC in January 2011 and ran for just one series.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S04-E10 August 9th, 2004 Mrs. Carstairs
Doug Milburn
S04-E09 August 8th, 2004
Doug Milburn

When the Boat Comes In

Program genre

Drama

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When the Boat Comes In is a British television period-drama produced by the BBC between 1976 and 1981.nThe series stars James Bolam as Jack Ford, a First World War veteran who returns to his poverty-stricken town of Gallowshield in the North East of England. The series dramatises the political struggles of the 1920s and 1930s and explores the impact of national and international politics upon Ford and the people around him.nThe memorable traditional tune When The Boat Comes In was adapted by David Fanshawe for the title theme of the series. Fanshawe also composed the incidental music.
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Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S04-E09 April 14th, 1981 Lady Leamington

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