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Mike Leigh

Director, Actor

Bleak MomentsBleak Moments (1971)
Dir. Mike Leigh
Feat. Anne Raitt, Sarah Stephenson, Eric Allan
Mike Leigh's first feature is a despairing slice–of–life drama about a young woman left at home with her retarded sister in suburban…
Hard LabourHard Labour (1973)
Dir. Mike Leigh
Feat. Liz Smith, Clifford Kershaw, Polly Hemingway
Mike Leigh's first film for the BBC (beginning a series of televised stage plays) introduces some familiar preoccupations: unhappy families,…
Nuts in MayNuts in May (1976)
Dir. Mike Leigh
Feat. Roger Sloman, Alison Steadman
Director Mike Leigh pokes fun at a couple into 'alternative' lifestyles, whose holiday adventure drags their marriage over the rocks. The Comic Strip…
Abigail's PartyAbigail's Party (1977) Aro Favourite
Dir. Mike Leigh
Feat. Alison Steadman
A cult classic of British TV, this is an outrageously funny send up–of social etiquette in the suburbs, with fashions to match. Squirm as buxom…
Kiss of Death, TheKiss of Death, The (1977)
Dir. Mike Leigh
Feat. David Threlfall
Something of a forerunner to Leigh's masterpiece NAKED, with David Threlfall playing an undertaker's assistant with a macabre, unpredictable streak.…
Who's WhoWho's Who (1978)
Dir. Mike Leigh
Feat. Adam Norton, Simon Chandler, Philip Davis
The slobbish and the snobbish are unflatteringly portrayed in this early Mike Leigh ensemble piece, a little on the heavy side with its somewhat…
Grown-UpsGrown-Ups (1980)
Dir. Mike Leigh
Feat. Philip Davis, Lesley Manville, Brenda Blethyn
A working class couple discovers the joys of living in a council flat in this early Mike Leigh drama for the BBC (part of the 'Play for Today'…
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…
MeantimeMeantime (1983)
Dir. Mike Leigh
Feat. Tim Roth, Gary Oldman, Pam Ferris
Mike Leigh's skewed sense of humour takes on the doledrums of Thatcher's London. Tim Roth and Gary Oldman are unrecognisably awkward in a…
Four Days in JulyFour Days in July (1984)
Dir. Mike Leigh
Feat. Brid Brennan, Desmond McAleer
A largely apolitical, if not humanist take on Northern Ireland strife, from the viewpoint of two couples and their respective Catholic and Protestant…

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