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GandhiGandhi (1982) Recommended
Dir. Richard Attenborough
Feat. Ben Kingsley, Candice Bergen, Edward Fox
Epic retelling of the life of the inspirational Indian leader with Ben Kingsley as 'The Mahatma'. Won eight Academy Awards including Best Picture.
Merry Wives of Windsor, The (1982)
Feat. Alan Bennett, Richard Griffiths, Judy Davis
Part of the BBC's excellent series of Shakespeare productions, filmed in a 'theatrical' TV environment utilising the best of English acting talent.
BBC Shakespeare Collection: Series 5BBC Shakespeare Collection: Series 5 (Richard III, King Lear, Henry VI Part 1, Henry VI Part 2, Henry VI Part 3, The Merry Wives of Windsor) (1982-1983)
Feat. Alan Bennett, Ben Kingsley, Judy Davis
The fifth in a series of boxed–sets compiling the BBC's comprehensive Shakespeare adaptations for television. This set includes: Richard III,…
BetrayalBetrayal (1983) Recommended
Dir. David Jones
Feat. Ben Kingsley, Patricia Hodge, Jeremy Irons
Amorality tale of a publisher, his wife and her lover, adapted from Harold Pinter's powerhouse play, effectively told in reverse chronology. Ben…
CamilleCamille (1984)
Dir. Desmond Davis
Feat. Greta Scacchi, Colin Firth, John Gielgud
Greta Scacchi and a young Colin Firth play courtesan and lover respectively in this British revival of Alexander Dumas' novel.
Turtle Diary (1985)
Dir. John Irvin
Feat. Ben Kingsley, Glenda Jackson
Ben Kingsley and Glenda Jackson seek to liberate giant turtles from London Zoo. Screenplay by Harold Pinter.
Silas MarnerSilas Marner (The Weaver of Raveloe) (1985) Recommended
Dir. Giles Foster
Feat. Ben Kingsley, Jenny Agutter, Jim Broadbent
Excellent adaptation of the George Elliot classic, with Kingsley superb as the weaver who wrongfully accused of theft who withdraws from society only…
MauriceMaurice (1987) Recommended
Dir. James Ivory
Feat. Hugh Grant, James Wilby, Rupert Graves
In the face of Edwardian attitudes and noble breeding, two young Englishmen comes to terms with their homosexuality. From E.M. Forster's novel.
Pascali's Island (1988)
Dir. James Dearden
Feat. Ben Kingsley, Charles Dance
Polished thriller in which frustrated Turkish spy Ben Kingsley discovers little honour among thieves after he steals a Greek treasure with mysterious…
Without A ClueWithout A Clue (1988)
Dir. Thom Eberhardt
Feat. Michael Caine, Ben Kingsley, Jeffrey Jones
A nicely contrived send–up of the Sherlock Holmes stories, with Kingsley playing Doctor Watson, who in fact has invented the character of…

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