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Let Him Have ItLet Him Have It (1991) Recommended
Dir. Peter Medak
Feat. Christopher Eccleston, Tom Courtenay, Eileen Atkins
Riveting re–creation of events pre–empting the tragic 1952 hanging of a simple teenager, whose only crime was to ambiguously utter “Let…
Cold Comfort FarmCold Comfort Farm (1996) Recommended
Dir. John Schlesinger
Feat. Kate Beckinsale, Joanna Lumley, Ian McKellen
A beguiling comedy transpires when a penniless woman of society is forced to live with her yokel cousins. Full of eccentric dialogue and characters,…
Madame BovaryMadame Bovary (2000)
Dir. Tim Fywell
Feat. Eileen Atkins, Hugh Bonneville, Frances O'Connor
Typically lavish BBC costumer, here tackling Gustave Flaubert's classic French tragi–romance with gusto and explicit sex. Frances O'Connor…
Bertie and ElizabethBertie and Elizabeth (2002)
Dir. Giles Foster
Feat. James Wilby, Juliet Aubrey, Alan Bates
Above–board portrait of the relationship between George VI and future wife Elizabeth Bowes–Lyon – better known as the 'Queen…
WitWit (2003) Recommended
Dir. Mike Nichols
Feat. Emma Thompson, Eileen Atkins, Christopher Lloyd
The dramatic and comedic talents of Emma Thompson flourish in a brave, heartfelt performance as a terminally ill literary professor with a…
Vanity FairVanity Fair (2004)
Dir. Mira Nair
Feat. Reese Witherspoon, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Rhys Ifans
Sumptuous and intelligent adaptation of William Thackeray's novel, about the rise of an unscrupulous orphan lass to the aristocracy in Britain during…
Scenes of a Sexual NatureScenes of a Sexual Nature (2006)
Dir. Ed Blum
Feat. Ewan McGregor, Eileen Atkins, Gina McKee
An afternoon in the London sun is the setting for this amiable British ensemble piece of couples debating the vagaries and politics of modern sexual…
EveningEvening (2007)
Dir. Lajos Koltai
Feat. Claire Danes, Toni Collette, Vanessa Redgrave
All–star, womanly melodrama unveils the secret life of an ailing matriarch (Redgrave), whose remembrance of an intense, tragic love fifty years…
Cranford (TV Mini-series)Cranford (TV Mini-series) (2007) Recommended
Dir. Simon Curtis
Feat. Judi Dench, Eileen Atkins, Philip Glenister
Outstanding, atypical British costumer with Dame Judy and other bonneted Victorian women chewing the fat in 1840s Cheshire, England. Based on…
Ballet ShoesBallet Shoes (2007) Recommended
Dir. Sandra Goldbacher
Feat. Emma Watson, Richard Griffiths, Yasmin Paige
Utterly enchanting contemporary adaptation of the beloved 1936 novel by Noel Streatfeild about three orphan girls (Pauline, Petrova, and Posy) who…

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