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Blow UpBlow Up (Blow-Up) (1966) Recommended
Dir. Michelangelo Antonioni
Feat. David Hemmings, Vanessa Redgrave, Sarah Miles
Nothing–is–what–it–seems in this slow yet absorbing account of a fashion photographer's suspicion that he may have witnessed…
Morgan - A Suitable Case for TreatmentMorgan - A Suitable Case for Treatment (1966)
Dir. Karel Reisz
Feat. David Warner, Vanessa Redgrave, Robert Stephens
David Warner as Morgan goes to eccentric extremes to try to win back his wife (Vanessa Redgrave) after she divorces him. Quaintly weird comic tale is…
CamelotCamelot (1967)
Dir. Joshua Logan
Feat. Richard Harris, Vanessa Redgrave, Franco Nero
This King Arthur musical was a disastrous, expensive–looking flop. Good performances though.
IsadoraIsadora (1968)
Dir. Karel Reisz
Feat. Vanessa Redgrave, John Fraser, James Fox
Vanessa Redgrave is memorable as Isadora Duncan in this watchable biopic of the iconic free–style dancer's flamboyant youth and radical…
Oh! What a Lovely WarOh! What a Lovely War (1969) Recommended
Dir. Richard Attenborough
Feat. John Rae, Corin Redgrave, Maurice Roeves
Powerful anti–war musical adapted from the play by Charles Chilton, which depicts the mass blunder of WWI through the experiences of the poor…
Mary, Queen of ScotsMary, Queen of Scots (1971)
Dir. Charles Jarrott
Feat. Vanessa Redgrave, Glenda Jackson, Patrick McGoohan
Historical epic the maps the power struggle between the last Catholic ruler of Scotland and her cousin, the Queen of England.
Trojan Women, TheTrojan Women, The (1972)
Dir. Michael Cacoyannis
Feat. Katharine Hepburn, Vanessa Redgrave, Patrick Magee
Filmed on location in Greece, this star–powered version of Euripedes play is a patchy but earnest attempt to convey the power of the classical…
Seven Percent Solution, The Seven Percent Solution, The (1976)
Dir. Nicholas Meyer
Feat. Alan Arkin, Vanessa Redgrave, Robert Duvall
Intriguing re–imagining of the Sherlock Holmes legend has the master sleuth fighting his own drug addiction under the guidance of Sigmund…
JuliaJulia (1977)
Dir. Fred Zinnemann
Feat. Jane Fonda, Vanessa Redgrave, Jason Robards Jr.
Dramatising the 1930s memories of playwright Lillian Hellman (THE LITTLE FOXES), this Oscar–winning classic centres on the relationship between…
AgathaAgatha (1979)
Dir. Michael Apted
Feat. Vanessa Redgrave, Dustin Hoffman, Timothy Dalton
Speculating over the 11 days in 1926 when detective–writer Agatha Christie (Vanessa Redgrave) went missing, this gently–toned drama sees…
WagnerWagner (1983)
Dir. Tony Palmer
Feat. Richard Burton, Laurence Olivier, John Gielgud
Epic tele–production with Richard Burton as the manic German composer. Includes the Tony Palmer documentaries "In From the Cold? A Portrait of…
Bostonians, TheBostonians, The (1984)
Dir. James Ivory
Feat. Christopher Reeve, Vanessa Redgrave, Jessica Tandy
Set in post–Civil War Boston, this slow, though beautifully shot drama is a sturdy version of Henry James' famous novel. Concerning the…
SteamingSteaming (1985)
Dir. Joseph Losey
Feat. Vanessa Redgrave, Sarah Miles, Brenda Bruce
A low–rent London bathhouse is the setting for six women’s weekly get–togethers, in this adaptation of Neil Dunn’s stageplay. Often…
WetherbyWetherby (1985)
Dir. David Hare
Feat. Vanessa Redgrave, Ian Holm, Judi Dench
Haunting psychodrama with Vanessa Redgrave and Judi Dench as guests at a dinner party that is overshadowed by a repressed tragedy which threatens to…
Second ServeSecond Serve (1986)
Dir. Anthony Page
Feat. Vanessa Redgrave, Louise Fletcher, Martin Balsam
Vanessa Redgrave gives a remarkable performance in this TV–movie true–story as a transexual…
Peter the Great (TV Mini-Series)Peter the Great (TV Mini-Series) (1986)
Feat. Maximilian Schell, Vanessa Redgrave, Omar Sharif
Emmy Award–winning mini–series about Peter I, Tsar of Russia from 1682, and his efforts to transform Russia in an "all European" country,…
Ballad of the Sad CafeBallad of the Sad Cafe (1991)
Dir. Simon Callow
Feat. Vanessa Redgrave, Keith Carradine, Rod Steiger
Backwoods America sets the peculiar scene for an uneasy romance between Vanessa Redgrave and Keith Carradine that evolves into a visceral…
Little OdessaLittle Odessa (1994)
Dir. James Gray
Feat. Tim Roth, Edward Furlong, Vanessa Redgrave
Fugutive assassin Tim Roth returns home to the Russian quarter of New York, where personal problems compound the stresses of the job. Portrait of a…
Month by the Lake, AMonth by the Lake, A (1996) Recommended
Dir. John Irvin
Feat. Vanessa Redgrave, Edward Fox, Uma Thurman
The second H.E. Bates adaptation of 1996 (after FEAST OF JULY) is a lush autumnal romance set on the shores of Italy's Lake Como. Vanessa Redgrave…
Mrs. DallowayMrs. Dalloway (1997)
Dir. Marleen Gorris
Feat. Vanessa Redgrave, Natascha McElhone, Rupert Graves
Light adaptation of Virginia Woolf's 20s novel about a serene society lady in late–life crisis, reflecting on her choices some thirty years…
If These Walls Could Talk 2If These Walls Could Talk 2 (2000) Recommended
Dir. Martha Coolidge, Jane Anderson, Anne Heche
Feat. Ellen DeGeneres, Vanessa Redgrave, Chloe Sevigny
Critically well–received compendium of three tales charting the lesbian experience in 20th century America. Among the prestigious cast, Vanessa…
Pledge, ThePledge, The (2000) Recommended
Dir. Sean Penn
Feat. Jack Nicholson, Robin Wright, Helen Mirren
Sean Penn as director's pledge to the stuff of raw drama pays off with a thriller/parable centred round a powerhouse turn from Jack Nicholson. As…
Jack and the Beanstalk - The Real StoryJack and the Beanstalk - The Real Story (2001)
Dir. Brian Henson
Feat. Matthew Modine, Jon Voight, Vanessa Redgrave
TV sequel to the fairytale of 'Jack and the Beanstalk' in which a descendant of Jack (Modine) must lift a family curse by returning the world of the…
Gathering Storm, TheGathering Storm, The (2002)
Dir. Richard Loncraine
Feat. Albert Finney, Vanessa Redgrave, Jim Broadbent
Critically acclaimed telemovie depicts the life of Winston Churchill during his 'wilderness years', the turbulent 1930s, centred by a mighty…
White Countess, TheWhite Countess, The (2005)
Dir. James Ivory
Feat. Ralph Fiennes, Natasha Richardson, Vanessa Redgrave
Set in the tumult of 1930s Shanghai, when China was threatened with Japanese invasion, this final Merchant–Ivory production (producer Ismail…
Thief Lord, TheThief Lord, The (2006) Recommended
Dir. Richard Claus
Feat. Jasper Harris, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Jim Carter
A delightful HARRY POTTER–esque fantasy chronicling the adventures of two runaways who join a scalawag band of abandoned kids in search of a…
VenusVenus (2006) Aro Favourite
Dir. Roger Michell
Feat. Peter O'Toole, Jodie Whittaker, Leslie Phillips
The writer and dir. of THE MOTHER reteam for a companion piece to that film, this time inverting its premise to detail a relationship between a…
EveningEvening (2007)
Dir. Lajos Koltai
Feat. Claire Danes, Toni Collette, Vanessa Redgrave
All–star, womanly melodrama unveils the secret life of an ailing matriarch (Redgrave), whose remembrance of an intense, tragic love fifty years…
AtonementAtonement (2007) Recommended
Dir. Joe Wright
Feat. James McAvoy, Keira Knightley, Romola Garai
Keira Knightley and James McAvoy play out a twisted, unrequited wartime love in this Bafta–adorned tragic–romance from the dir. of PRIDE…
How About You?How About You? (2008)
Dir. Anthony Byrne
Feat. Vanessa Redgrave, Brenda Fricker, Imelda Staunton
Hardcase comedy adapted from a short story by Maeve Binchy, in which a young woman unexpectedly put in charge of a retirement home owned by her…
Day of the Triffids (TV Mini-Series)Day of the Triffids (TV Mini-Series) (2009) Recommended
Dir. Nick Copus
Feat. Dougray Scott, Joely Richardson, Eddie Izzard
This second–stab by the BBC excitingly updates John Wyndham's cautionary sci–fi novel with a big budget and spectacular special effects.…
Letters to JulietLetters to Juliet (2010)
Dir. Gary Winick
Feat. Amanda Seyfried, Vanessa Redgrave, Gael Garcia Bernal
Picturesque romance set in Verona, the city of Romeo and Juliet, where a young American tourist discovers a love letter that will change her life.
Whistleblower, TheWhistleblower, The (2010)
Dir. Larysa Kondracki
Feat. Rachel Weisz, Vanessa Redgrave, Monica Bellucci
Uncompromising drama with Rachel Weisz as an American cop whose stint as a Bosnian peacekeeper exposes her to a human trafficking ring run from…
Animals UnitedAnimals United (2010)
Dir. Reinhard Klooss, Holger Tappe
Feat. James Corden, Stephen Fry, Andy Serkis
Comedy and environmentalism combine in this safari story about the survival of a group of animals whose food and water supply has been affected by…
Robinson in RuinsRobinson in Ruins (2010)
Dir. Patrick Keiller
Feat. Vanessa Redgrave
Patrick Keiller's cine–essay follow–up to LONDON and ROBINSON IN SPACE is an intelligent and poetic tour around England, narrated by…
AnonymousAnonymous (2011)
Dir. Roland Emmerich
Feat. Rhys Ifans, Vanessa Redgrave, David Thewlis
Enjoyable hokum posits that the true writer of Shakespeare's plays was in fact the Earl of Oxford. Some of Britain's finest thesps – including…
CoriolanusCoriolanus (2011) Recommended
Dir. Ralph Fiennes
Feat. Ralph Fiennes, Gerard Butler, Jessica Chastain
Ralph Fiennes directs this fierce adaptation of Shakespeare's second–longest play, transposing the Bard's text to modern day Rome, where…
Call the Midwife (TV Series)Call the Midwife (TV Series) (2012)
Feat. Jessica Raine, Jenny Agutter, Miranda Hart
Immensely popular BBC series follows – in fashionable period detail – the trials and tribulations of a newly–qualified midwife, who begins…
Song for MarionSong for Marion (Unfinished Song) (2012)
Dir. Paul Andrew Williams
Feat. Terence Stamp, Vanessa Redgrave, Gemma Arterton
A dying woman (Vanessa Redgrave) inspired by her Young at Heart–style choir convinces her depressed husband to join the group as an ode to her…
Butler, TheButler, The (2013)
Dir. Lee Daniels
Feat. Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, Mariah Carey
A stagy but sincere history of post–war Black America from the point of view of a White House servant (played by Forest Whitaker). It works as…
Thirteenth Tale, TheThirteenth Tale, The (2013)
Dir. James Kent
Feat. Olivia Colman, Vanessa Redgrave, Sophie Turner
An ageing novelist (Vanessa Redgrave) enlists the help of a biographer (Olivia Colman) to tell her life story, including her childhood in a decaying…
FoxcatcherFoxcatcher (2014) Recommended
Dir. Bennett Miller
Feat. Steve Carell, Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo
A serious, fact–based drama that examines the tragedy that struck wrestling team Foxcatcher led by eccentric multimillionaire sponsor John E.…
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…
Mrs Lowry & SonMrs Lowry & Son (2019)
Dir. Adrian Noble
Feat. Vanessa Redgrave, Timothy Spall
The life of the renowned British artist L. S. Lowry is the subject of this entertaining biopic, with Timothy Spall and Vanessa Redgrave superb as the…

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