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Best of Victoria Wood, TheBest of Victoria Wood, The
Feat. Victoria Wood, Julie Walters, Patricia Routledge
An excellent compilation of British comedienne Victoria Wood's television career, which stretches from the 1980s to the present. Sketch titles…
Educating RitaEducating Rita (1983) Recommended
Dir. Lewis Gilbert
Feat. Julie Walters, Michael Caine
Satisfying modern take on Pygmalion, with uncultured fair lady Julie Walters and sceptical tutor Michael Caine.
She'll Be Wearing Pink PajamasShe'll Be Wearing Pink Pajamas (1984)
Dir. John Goldschmidt
Feat. Julie Walters, Anthony Higgins
Eight women come together to have a crack at a week–long survival course, so as to let off some steam and gather life–focus. Leading…
Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13 3/4, TheSecret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13 3/4, The (1985) Recommended
Dir. Peter Sasdy
Feat. Gian Sammarco, Julie Walters, Lulu
Engaging TV adaptation of Sue Townsend's much–loved book about the pains of adolescence chronicled by a teenage diarist as he struggles to come…
Personal ServicesPersonal Services (1987)
Dir. Terry Jones
Feat. Julie Walters
A prudish waitress (Julie Walters) discovers there's a buck to be made in servicing the less savoury needs of middle–aged men. Very English sex…
Complete Talking Heads, The (TV Miniseries)Complete Talking Heads, The (TV Miniseries) (1987-1998) Recommended
Dir. Alan Bennett
Feat. Alan Bennett, Stephanie Cole, Thora Hird
Much–feted 1980s TV series comprising a series of six stage monologues by renowned playwright Alan Bennett, devised to depict various suffering…
Mack the KnifeMack the Knife (1989)
Dir. Menahem Golan
Feat. Raul Julia, Richard Harris, Julie Walters
Muddled adaptation of The Threepenny Opera is notable for some pretty inept dance sequences and some rather overt mugging by some well–known…
Stepping OutStepping Out (1991)
Dir. Lewis Gilbert
Feat. Liza Minnelli, Julie Walters, Shelley Winters
Liza Minnelli slips on her dancing shoes as a part–time instructor who introduces a group of disparate housewives into the world of tap.
G.B.H (TV Mini-series)G.B.H (TV Mini-series) (1991)
Feat. Robert Lindsay, Michael Palin, Dearbhla Molloy
Dynamite Channel 4 mini–series from the pointed pen of tele–writer Alan Bleasdale plays out the battle of wits between a mad Labour Party…
Just Like a WomanJust Like a Woman (1993)
Dir. Chris Monger
Feat. Julie Walters, Adrian Pasdar, Gordon Kennedy
Likeable gender–bending farce stars Julie Walters as a bored divorcee who discovers her hunky new boarder is a straight man who just happens to…
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…
Pat and MargaretPat and Margaret (1994)
Dir. Gavin Millar
Feat. Victoria Wood, Julie Walters
Teledrama has Wood and Walters play long lost sisters – one a successful American 'soap' actress, the other a dowdy waitress – reunited…
Sister, My SisterSister, My Sister (1995)
Dir. Nancy Meckler
Feat. Julie Walters, Joely Richardson, Jodhi May
Two sibling maids flirt with incest, madness and a homicidal tendencies toward their employer. Bleak melodrama builts to a haunting finale, though it…
Intimate Relations (1995)
Dir. Philip Goodhew
Feat. Julie Walters, Rupert Graves
House matron Julie Walters and her daughter become engaged in a queasy sexual tug–o–war for strapping boarder Rupert Graves. It turns…
Roald Dahl's Little Red Riding HoodRoald Dahl's Little Red Riding Hood (1995)
Feat. Julie Walters, Ian Holm, Danny De Vito
Mr. Dahl’s twisted sensibility is all over this loose version of Grimm’s tale, that boasts an acting pedigree and imaginative costume and…
Jake's Progress (TV Mini-series)Jake's Progress (TV Mini-series) (1995)
Feat. Robert Lindsay, Julie Walters
Oddly masterful Alan Bleasdale drama stars G.B.H's Robert Lindsay as a failed musician who learns from a fortune teller that he'll die shortly after…
Victoria Wood LiveVictoria Wood Live (1997)
Feat. Victoria Wood, Julie Walters
Live stand–up sketches from BAFTA winning Brit comedienne and actress Victoria Wood on her sell–out 2007 tour, occasionally accompanied…
Melissa (TV Mini-series)Melissa (TV Mini-series) (1997)
Feat. Tim Dutton, Julie Walters, Adrian Dunbar
Alan Bleasdale cleverly reworks Francis Durbridge's famous novel, relocating its thriller premise of a man who falls in love with a mysterious,…
Girls' NightGirls' Night (1998) Recommended
Dir. Nick Hurran
Feat. Julie Walters, Brenda Blethyn
A windfall at the local bingo hall puts air in the wings of forty–something factory gals Julie Walters and Brenda Blethyn, but a wheel of…
Oliver Twist (TV Series) (1999) Recommended
Dir. Renny Rye
Feat. Alan Bleasdale, Julie Walters, Robert Lindsay
Charles Dickens' enduring classic of orphan Oliver's hardships in Victorian London. Here the timeless story gets the lavish six hour treatment at…
Billy ElliotBilly Elliot (2000) Recommended
Dir. Stephen Daldry
Feat. Jamie Bell, Julie Walters
While his father and brother bare the burden of the protracted miner's strike in early 80s Yorkshire, an 11–year–old lad skives off from…
Before You GoBefore You Go (2001)
Dir. Lewis Gilbert
Feat. Julie Walters, Tom Wilkinson, Joanne Whalley
A lightly melancholic comedy, in which three sisters settle scores at their mother’s funeral. The talents of the sparky threesome –…
Harry Potter and the Chamber of SecretsHarry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002) Recommended
Dir. Chris Columbus
Feat. Daniel Radcliffe, Kenneth Branagh, John Cleese
The second Harry Potter adaptation is better fun and more settled in its mingled tone of magic, fantasy and thriller. Daniel Radcliffe again plays…
Calendar GirlsCalendar Girls (2003)
Dir. Nigel Cole
Feat. Helen Mirren, Julie Walters, Linda Bassett
A group of middle–aged Yorkshire–women decide to disrobe for a charity calender, in an affirmative spin on the FULL MONTY…
Canterbury Tales, The (TV Mini-Series)Canterbury Tales, The (TV Mini-Series) (2003)
Feat. James Nesbitt, Julie Walters, Billie Piper
A contemporay retelling of six tales from Geoffrey Chaucer's medieval classic, which dispenses with the framing journey to concentrate on the…
Return, TheReturn, The (2003)
Dir. Dermot Boyd
Feat. Julie Walters, Neil Dudgeon, Ger Ryan
An affecting performance from Julie Walters enlivens an otherwise routine drama concerning a woman's release from prison after the murder of her…
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of AzkabanHarry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004) Recommended
Dir. Alfonso Cuaron
Feat. Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Thompson, Robbie Coltrane
Young Harry's troublesome education continues at Hogswarts School Of Witchcraft And Wizardry, in this increasingly confident series, here given a…
Mickybo and MeMickybo and Me (2005) Recommended
Dir. Terry Loane
Feat. Adrian Dunbar, Gina McKee, Susan Lynch
Widely praised though little–seen drama which observes the friendship between two young lads – one Catholic, one Protestant –…
Wah-WahWah-Wah (2005) Recommended
Dir. Richard E. Grant
Feat. Gabriel Byrne, Emily Watson, Miranda Richardson
A caustic memoir of colonial growing pains from actor Richard E. Grant (WITHNAIL AND I), chronicling his own adolescence in Swaziland during the…
Driving LessonsDriving Lessons (2006)
Dir. Jeremy Brock
Feat. Julie Walters, Laura Linney, Rupert Grint
Both a coming–of–age and late–life story, this British feel–gooder concerns a shy teenager (Grint), who under the influence…
Sally Lockhart Mysteries, The (TV Mini-series) Sally Lockhart Mysteries, The (TV Mini-series) (The Ruby in the Smoke, The Shadow in the North ) (2006-2007)
Dir. Brian Percival
Feat. Billie Piper, Julie Walters
Billy Piper stars as Sally Lockhart – the gutsy mystery–solving heroine of this Victorian England mystery series adapted straight from…
Becoming JaneBecoming Jane (2007)
Dir. Julian Jarrold
Feat. Anne Hathaway, James McAvoy, Julie Walters
The early chapters of Jane Austen’s literary life are dramatised in this rose–tinted biopic of her formative romantic…
Mamma Mia!Mamma Mia! (2008) Recommended
Dir. Phyllida Lloyd
Feat. Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth
A knowingly cheesy yet still irresistible movie version of the smash–hit stage musical about a girl trying to find her father before her…
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010) Recommended
Dir. David Yates
Feat. Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Robbie Coltrane
Seventh and penultimate film in the H.K. Rowling–penned franchise now finds Harry and pals Ron and Hermione on the lam as Lord Voldemort…
Gnomeo & JulietGnomeo & Juliet (2011)
Dir. Kelly Asbury
Feat. James McAvoy, Emily Blunt, Ashley Jensen
A charming, if smugly delivered animated tale which reimagines Shakespeare’s most recognisable work in the setting of a garden decorated by…
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011) Recommended
Dir. David Yates
Feat. Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Robbie Coltrane
This eighth and final Harry Potter installment concludes the boy wizard's epic journey from Hogswart apprentice to world savior.
Jury, TheJury, The (The Jury 2) (2011) Recommended
Feat. Julie Walters, John Lynch, Roger Allam
A gripping court room drama regarded for its authenticity and attention to detail, which centres on a prolonged court room trial from the perspective…
BraveBrave (2012)
Dir. Mark Andrews, Brenda Chapman
Feat. Kelly MacDonald, Billy Connolly, Emma Thompson
Pixar's latest winning animation centres on an impetuous Scottish princess torn between her royal duty to the kingdom and her true desire to become…
Hollow Crown, The (TV Series)Hollow Crown, The (TV Series) (2012) Recommended
Feat. Jeremy Irons, Ben Whishaw, Tom Hiddleston
A star–studded, BAFTA–nominated mini–series of adaptations of Shakespeare's history plays: Richard II, Henry IV Parts One and Two,…
One ChanceOne Chance (2013)
Dir. David Frankel
Feat. James Corden, Alexandra Roach, Julie Walters
The Paul Potts story is brought to a crescendo, beginning with his hard–life as a bullied shop assistant to his breakout performance as a…
Justin and the Knights of ValourJustin and the Knights of Valour (2013)
Dir. Manuel Sicilia
Feat. Antonio Banderas, Rupert Everett, Freddie Highmore
Essentially Pixar's BRAVE turned inside out, this amusing medieval fantasy centres on a young aspiring knight whose parents wish for him to instead…
PaddingtonPaddington (2014) Aro Favourite
Dir. Paul King
Feat. Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Julie Walters
Britain's beloved bear gets the big screen treatment as he travels to London in search of a home, and where he catches the eye of a museum…
Effie GrayEffie Gray (2014) Recommended
Dir. Richard Laxton
Feat. Dakota Fanning, Greg Wise, Tom Sturridge
Written by Emma Thompson, this highly respectable period drama looks at the scandalous love triangle between Victorian art critic John Ruskin, his…
Indian Summers (TV Series)Indian Summers (TV Series) (2015)
Feat. Henry Lloyd-Hughes, Nikesh Patel, Julie Walters
Broadly played but beautifully scenic British drama series set in 1932 following the final years of British colonial rule in India from both sides of…
BrooklynBrooklyn (2015) Recommended
Dir. John Crowley
Feat. Saoirse Ronan, Emory Cohen, Domhnall Gleeson
Powerful saga of an Irish immigrant in 1950s New York who falls for a tough Italian plumber, but faces temptation from another man when she returns…
Paddington 2Paddington 2 (2017) Recommended
Dir. Paul King
Feat. Ben Whishaw, Hugh Grant, Hugh Bonneville
The beloved bear Paddington returns in this more than worthy sequel to the 2015 movie. Full of pure, big hearted happiness, this delightful and witty…
Film Stars Don't Die in LiverpoolFilm Stars Don't Die in Liverpool (2017)
Dir. Paul McGuigan
Feat. Annette Bening, Jamie Bell, Vanessa Redgrave
Romantic drama based on the 1986 memoir of Peter Turner, the lover of actress Gloria Grahame, who was 28 years his senior. Explores the…
Mamma Mia: Here We Go AgainMamma Mia: Here We Go Again (Mamma Mia 2) (2018)
Dir. Ol Parker
Feat. Amanda Seyfried, Lily James, Christine Baranski
Everything you adored (or despised) about the first movie is here in spades in this sequel to the impossibly rowdy all–singing,…
Mary Poppins ReturnsMary Poppins Returns (2018)
Dir. Rob Marshall
Feat. Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ben Whishaw
Emily Blunt couldn't be more perfectly cast as the delightful Mary Poppins in this sequel that proves it's worth. Set in 1930's London, 25 years…
Secret Garden, TheSecret Garden, The (2020)
Dir. Marc Munden
Feat. Colin Firth, Julie Walters, Dixie Egerickx
Update of Francis Hodgson Burnett's beloved classic about the spirited orphan girl who discovers a magical garden hidden at her strict Aunt and…

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