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Bill Forsyth

Director, Actor

That Sinking FeelingThat Sinking Feeling (1979) Recommended
Dir. Bill Forsyth
Feat. John Hughes
The Bill Forsyth (LOCAL HERO) ‘touch’ for gentle, ironic comedy, is fully evident in this first feature. Chronicling a small–scale…
Gregory's GirlGregory's Girl (1981)
Dir. Bill Forsyth
Feat. John Gordon Sinclair, Dee Hepburn
An affectionate and entertaining Scottish comedy about a shy and awkward school footballer's infatuation with a female team–member.
Local HeroLocal Hero (1983) Recommended
Dir. Bill Forsyth
Feat. Peter Reigert, Burt Lancaster, Denis Lawson
Peter Riegert plays an American oil executive assigned to buy out a small Scottish community, but not everyone takes the bait. Fitting that this…
Comfort and JoyComfort and Joy (1984)
Dir. Bill Forsyth
Feat. Bill Paterson, Eleanor David
Another likeable and quirky comedy from Bill Forsyth, about a disc–jockey who becomes involved in a mob feud over a mobile ice–cream…
HousekeepingHousekeeping (1987)
Dir. Bill Forsyth
Feat. Christine Lahti, Sara Walker
A sombre but wonderful tale of a free–spirited woman in 1950s Idaho who voluteers to take care of her two orphaned nieces despite her being an…
Breaking InBreaking In (1991)
Dir. Bill Forsyth
Feat. Burt Reynolds, Casey Siemaszko, Sheila Kelley
A Stateside charmer from the director of LOCAL HERO about a veteran burglar who takes on a young petty criminal as an apprentice of his trade.
Being HumanBeing Human (1994)
Dir. Bill Forsyth
Feat. Robin Williams, Robert Carlyle, John Turturro
An episodic comic–drama in which Robin Williams plays five men named Hector, who each search for their place in their own historical period…

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