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LimelightLimelight (1951)
Dir. Charles Chaplin
Feat. Charles Chaplin, Buster Keaton, Claire Bloom
Charlie Chaplin's final film recreates in spirit his poverty–stricken London boyhood and escape into the vaudeville world. With such…
Alexander the GreatAlexander the Great (1956)
Dir. Robert Rossen
Feat. Richard Burton, Fredric March, Claire Bloom
Earnest epic follows the life and early death of the Greek warrior who conquered the entire known world. This seismic production has Richard Burton…
Brothers Karamazov, TheBrothers Karamazov, The (1957)
Dir. Richard Brooks
Feat. Yul Brynner, Maria Schell, Claire Bloom
A sumptuous Hollywood version of Dostoyevsky's classic novel of Czarist Russia. Centred around Karamazov (Cobb) and his four disparate offspring,…
Look Back in AngerLook Back in Anger (1958)
Dir. Tony Richardson
Feat. Richard Burton, Claire Bloom, Mary Ure
Richard Burton plays the angry–young–man to the hilt in this grimly realistic slice of British life in the '50s. Based on John Osborne's…
Haunting, TheHaunting, The (1963) Aro Favourite
Dir. Robert Wise
Feat. Julie Harris, Claire Bloom, Richard Johnson
Exquisite photography/design and nerve–shredding sound effects urgently conspire for this, the definitive haunted house movie. Played…
Spy Who Came in from the ColdSpy Who Came in from the Cold (1965)
Dir. Martin Ritt
Feat. Richard Burton, Oskar Werner, Claire Bloom
Stark yet gripping adaptation of John Le Carre's espionage novel. Richard Burton plays the dispossessed spy reluctantly engaged in the most dangerous…
CharlyCharly (1968)
Dir. Ralph Nelson
Feat. Cliff Robertson, Claire Bloom, Lilia Skala
Child–minded Cliff Robertson has experimental brain–surgery, but his resulting super–intellect proves a mixed blessing. Credible,…
Illustrated Man, TheIllustrated Man, The (1969)
Dir. Jack Smight
Feat. Rod Steiger, Claire Bloom
Bizarrely conceived encounter with an embittered Rod Steiger, who tells a stranger of his all–over body tattoos, which then mysteriously induce…
A Doll's HouseA Doll's House (1973)
Dir. Patrick Garland
Feat. Anthony Hopkins, Claire Bloom, Ralph Richardson
A stagey, though strongly acted version of Henrik Ibsen's renowned proto–feminist stageplay set in a 19th century household beset by personal…
Islands in the StreamIslands in the Stream (1977)
Dir. Franklin J. Schaffner
Feat. George C. Scott, David Hemmings, Gilbert Roland
Solid, well–constructed adaptation of one of the more thoughtful Hemingway novels, with Scott as the sculptor who chooses to live in exile on a…
Henry VIIIHenry VIII (1979)
Dir. Kevin Billington
Feat. Timothy West, Claire Bloom, Ronald Pickup
Part of the BBC's excellent series of Shakespeare productions, filmed in a 'theatrical' TV environment utilising the best of English acting talent.
HamletHamlet (1980)
Dir. Rodney Bennett
Feat. Derek Jacobi, Claire Bloom, Patrick Stewart
Part of the BBC's excellent series of Shakespeare productions, filmed in a 'theatrical' TV environment utilising the best of English acting talent.
Brideshead Revisited (Mini-series)Brideshead Revisited (Mini-series) (1981) Recommended
Feat. Jeremy Irons, Anthony Andrews, Diana Quick
Famous adaptation of Evelyn Waugh's novel chronicles one Charles Ryder and his relationship with the Marchmain family in England between the wars.…
Clash of the TitansClash of the Titans (1981)
Dir. Desmond Davis
Feat. Laurence Olivier, Claire Bloom, Ursula Andress
Brave stab at visualising Greek mythology, taking the Perseus legend as its basis, this turned out to be the swansong for Ray Harryhausen and his…
Time for MurderTime for Murder (1985)
Feat. Claire Bloom, Charles Dance, Sylvia Syms
This unheralded, one–off British crime series commissioned six authors to conceive a series of murder mysteries for the small screen. A superb…
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…
Camomile Lawn, The Camomile Lawn, The (1992)
Feat. Felicity Kendal, Claire Bloom, Jennifer Ehle
Handsomely mounted for it's time, this TV miniseries is set in 1939 in Cornwall, against the backdrop of the final days of the Spanish Civil War and…
Book Of Eve, TheBook Of Eve, The (2002)
Dir. Claude Fournier
Feat. Claire Bloom, Susannah York, Daniel Lavoie
Canadian romantic drama with Claire Bloom playing a reclusive married woman who falls in love with a Romanian immigrant.
Imagining ArgentinaImagining Argentina (2003)
Dir. Christopher Hampton
Feat. Antonio Banderas, Emma Thompson, Ruben Blades
A controversial adaptation of Lawrence Thornton's award–winning novel, set in the Argentine dictatorship of the mid–1970s. Thompson is…
King's Speech, TheKing's Speech, The (2010) Aro Favourite
Dir. Tom Hooper
Feat. Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, Helena Bonham Carter
Justly acclaimed tale of King George VI, his nervy, impromptu ascension to the throne and the speech therapist who helped the unsure monarch become…

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