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Home Sweet HomeHome Sweet Home (1982)
Dir. Mike Leigh
Feat. Timothy Spall, Frances Barber
Postmen, social workers, and desperate housewives converge in this biting Mike Leigh feature, one of the director’s early achievements. Originally…
Sammy and Rosie Get LaidSammy and Rosie Get Laid (1987)
Dir. Stephen Frears
Feat. Shashi Kapoor, Frances Barber, Claire Bloom
Against a backdrop of London's riot–torn streets, Sammy and Rosie conduct an open relationship while his disturbed father, an exiled Indian…
Behaving Badly (TV mini-series)Behaving Badly (TV mini-series) (1989)
Dir. David Tucker
Feat. Judi Dench, Frances Barber, Maurice Denham
A bleak though blackly–comic mini–series with Judi Dench as a dowdy housewife who belatedly comes out of her shell after her husband of…
Young Soul Rebels (1991)
Dir. Isaac Julian
Feat. Frances Barber, Shyro Chung
A melange of black, white, gay, straight, soul and punk cultures as it might have been in London in the late 1970s. Popularly dubbed as the black MY…
Rhodes (TV Mini-series)Rhodes (TV Mini-series) (1996)
Dir. David Drury
Feat. Martin Shaw, Frances Barber, Joe Shaw
Lengthy but worth–it biopic telling the story of Cecil Rhodes, the 19th–Century businessman who was sent to Africa to die, but came back…
Minette Walters - The CollectionMinette Walters - The Collection (The Ice House, The Echo, The Dark Room, The Sculptress, The Scold's Bridle) (1996-1999)
Dir. Diarmuid Lawrence, David Thacker
Feat. Daniel Craig, Corin Redgrave, Clive Owen
A box–set of five film adaptations of murder mysteries by English crime writer Minette Walters, from the BBC. All are psychological thrillers…
Escort, TheEscort, The (Mauvaise Passe) (1999)
Dir. Michel Blanc
Feat. Daniel Auteuil, Stuart Townsend, Noah Taylor
A ruffled Frenchman (Auteuil) – family man and professor – in the throes of a mid–life crisis travels to London, where he enjoys…
ShinerShiner (2001)
Dir. John Irvin
Feat. Michael Caine, Martin Landau, Frances Barber
A contemporary British gangster film with a showcase role for Michael Caine as a blindly ambitious, fast–talking East End boxing promoter…
FlyfishingFlyfishing (2002)
Dir. David L. Williams
Feat. Helen Baxendale, Kate Ashfield, Frances Barber
A nicely bumbling comic farce, in which various Londoners – housewives, gigolos and yuppies – trip over each other's private lives in the…
King LearKing Lear (2007)
Dir. Trevor Nunn
Feat. Ian McKellen, Frances Barber, Sylvester McCoy
The Royal Shakespeare Company's 2007 adaptation sees McKellen as his commanding best in the titular role, with an equally terrific performance from…

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