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Time Without PityTime Without Pity (1957) Recommended
Dir. Joseph Losey
Feat. Michael Redgrave, Leo McKern, Ann Todd
Nervy noir has Michael Redgrave in top form as an alcoholic father racing against time to save his son from the gallows. Somewhat dated thriller…
Twelfth NightTwelfth Night (1968)
Dir. John Sichel
Feat. Alec Guinness, Joan Plowright, Ralph Richardson
Shakespeare's farcical tale of mixed up lives and lovers at cross–purposes is brought to life by renowned actors Alec Guinness and Joan…
American Film Theatre - Three SistersAmerican Film Theatre - Three Sisters (1970)
Dir. Laurence Olivier
Feat. Alan Bates, Laurence Olivier, Joan Plowright
Three sisters stuck in the Russian provinces pine for distant Moscow in this comprehensively faithful adaptation of Anton Chekhov's famous 19th…
EquusEquus (1977)
Dir. Sidney Lumet
Feat. Peter Firth, Richard Burton, Joan Plowright
Straightforward adaptation of Peter Shaffer’s play concerning a disturbed stablehand (Peter Firth) with an equine fixation who has blinded some…
Britannia HospitalBritannia Hospital (1981)
Dir. Lindsay Anderson
Feat. Leonard Rossiter, Malcolm McDowell, Joan Plowright
Political allegory dressed as raucous Blighty comedy going all out, but it hasn't quite the magic of cult predecessors IF... and O LUCKY MAN!
Brimstone and TreacleBrimstone and Treacle (1982)
Dir. Richard Loncraine
Feat. Sting, Joan Plowright, Denholm Elliott
Scripted by Dennis Potter, this cult psychodrama is set in the unstable household of Joan Plowright and Denholm Elliot, which is invaded by an…
RevolutionRevolution (1985)
Dir. Hugh Hudson
Feat. Al Pacino, Donald Sutherland, Nastassja Kinski
Disastrous epic with Pacino almost committing career suicide as a fur trapper caught in the upheaval of the American Revolution. Some handsome…
Drowning by NumbersDrowning by Numbers (1987) Recommended
Dir. Peter Greenaway
Feat. Joan Plowright, Juliet Stevenson
Blackly comic tale of three women who each drown their husbands. Peppered with references to game–playing, you can take part by counting to…
Importance of Being EarnestImportance of Being Earnest (1988)
Dir. Stuart Burge
Feat. Gemma Jones, Alec McCowen, Paul McGann
A straightforward and lucid version of Oscar Wilde's classic comedy, made for television by the BBC. McGann is a particular neurotic highlight.
I Love You to DeathI Love You to Death (1990)
Dir. Lawrence Kasdan
Feat. Kevin Kline, Tracey Ullman, Joan Plowright
Kevin Kline heads a great cast in this endearing black comedy about an embittered housewife who creatively tries to bump off her chronically…
Enchanted AprilEnchanted April (1992) Recommended
Dir. Mike Newell
Feat. Joan Plowright, Miranda Richardson, Polly Walker
A gentle, lucid ensemble piece about four women who escape the constrictions of Edwardian London for a month in a castle on the Riviera.
StalinStalin (1993)
Dir. Ivan Passer
Feat. Robert Duvall, Maximilian Schell, Joan Plowright
Robert Duvall embodies the full–blooded treachery of the Soviet dictator in this mini–series biography shot on location in Moscow.
Summer House, TheSummer House, The (1993) Recommended
Dir. Waris Hussein
Feat. Joan Plowright, Jeanne Moreau, Julie Walters
Joan Plowright, Jeanne Moreau and Julie Walters bestow their presense on this wry and very witty melodrama that emanates from the prospect of…
Widow's Peak (1993)
Dir. John Irvin
Feat. Joan Plowright, Natasha Richardson, Mia Farrow
In 1920s Ireland, Joan Plowright presides over a widow's community and engages in emotional game–playing with Natasha Richardson and Mia…
Dennis the MenaceDennis the Menace (1993)
Dir. Nick Castle
Feat. Mason Gamble, Walter Matthau, Christopher Lloyd
5–year old mobile disaster–zone Dennis (Mason Gamble), spreads glorious chaos wherever he pops up. As it is, he keeps Walter Matthau on…
Hotel SorrentoHotel Sorrento (1994)
Dir. Richard Franklin
Feat. Tara Morice, Joan Plowright, Ray Barrett
Three estranged sisters reunite at their Aussie coastal home–town and rekindle both fond memories and unresolved tensions, that eventually…
Scarlet Letter, TheScarlet Letter, The (1995)
Dir. Roland Joffe
Feat. Demi Moore, Gary Oldman, Robert Duvall
In a puritanical New England community, a married Demi Moore and preacher Gary Oldman have a passionate liaison. Passable version of Nathaniel…
101 Dalmatians101 Dalmatians (1996)
Dir. Stephen Herek
Feat. Glenn Close, Jeff Daniels, Joely Richardson
Ambitious live–action remake of Disney's own animated hit sends both dog and breeder into panic mode when fiendish designer Cruella De Vil…
Surviving PicassoSurviving Picasso (1997)
Dir. James Ivory
Feat. Anthony Hopkins, Natascha McElhone, Julianne Moore
Anthony Hopkins acts his beret off in this portrait of the insatiable, cantankerous Spanish genius and the trail of emotional devastation he left…
Tea with MussoliniTea with Mussolini (1999)
Dir. Franco Zeffirelli
Feat. Judi Dench, Joan Plowright, Maggie Smith
Dir. Franco Zeffirelli's childhood memoirs form the basis of this well–mannered period fancy that draws weight from the grand Dames of British…
Back to the Secret GardenBack to the Secret Garden (2001)
Dir. Michael Tuchner
Feat. Joan Plowright, George Baker, Cherie Lunghi
Sequel to the 1993 enchanted family adventure THE SECRET GARDEN set years later with the original children Mary and Colin now married (yes, they are…
Callas ForeverCallas Forever (2003) Recommended
Dir. Franco Zeffirelli
Feat. Fanny Ardant, Jeremy Irons, Joan Plowright
Dir. Franco Zeffirelli pays glorious homage to his longtime friend and colleague, the late opera legend Maria Callas, and the result is…
I Am DavidI Am David (2003)
Dir. Paul Feig
Feat. Jim Caviezel, Joan Plowright, Ben Tibber
Generic adaptation of the popular young adult novel artlessly recreates the travails of young David as he flees the Eastern Europe labor camp and…
Mrs. Palfrey at the ClaremontMrs. Palfrey at the Claremont (2005) Recommended
Dir. Dan Ireland
Feat. Joan Plowright, Rupert Friend
Immensely popular drama strikes up great chemistry between its genteel, elderly titular character (Plowright) who is struggling to maintain her…
Tom's Midnight GardenTom's Midnight Garden (2006)
Dir. Willard Carroll
Feat. Greta Scacchi, James Wilby, Joan Plowright
A handsome screen version of children's novel by Phillipa Pearce, in which a young boy in the 1950s is sent to live with his aunt and uncle because…
Curious GeorgeCurious George (2006)
Dir. Matthew O'Callaghan
Feat. Will Ferrell, Frank Welker, Drew Barrymore
Popular monkey 'Curious George', who first appeared in the 1940s picture–books by Margaret and H A Rey, gets a nicely mischievious bigscreen…
Tea With the DamesTea With the Dames (Nothing Like a Dame) (2018)
Dir. Roger Michell
Feat. Judi Dench, Eileen Atkins, Joan Plowright
British acting legends Dames Eileen Atkins, Judi Dench, Joan Plowright and Maggie Smith discuss their remarkable lives at Plowright's country home in…

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