- Gandhi (1982)
- 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 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:
- Betrayal (1983)
- 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…
- Camille (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 Marner (The Weaver of Raveloe) (1985)
- 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…
- Maurice (1987)
- 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 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…