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Emily Watson
Born January 14, 1967 (age 52)
Emily Margaret Watson, OBE (born 14 January 1967) is an English actress. She was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress for her debut film role as Bess McNeil in Lars von Trier's Breaking the Waves (1996) and for her role as Jacqueline du Pré in Hilary and Jackie (1998), winning the BIFA Award for Best Actress for the latter. She won the BAFTA TV Award for Best Actress for playing Janet... full bio
The Happy Prince
[2018]
 
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Movie | Biography, Comedy, Drama, History | 1h 45min
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The untold story of the last days in the tragic times of Oscar Wilde, a person who observes his own failure with ironic distance and regards the difficulties that beset his life with detachment and humor.
The Book Thief
[2013]
 
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Movie | Drama, War | 2h 11min
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While subjected to the horrors of World War II Germany, young Liesel finds solace by stealing books and sharing them with others. In the basement of her home, a Jewish refugee is being protected by her adoptive parents.
Equilibrium
[2002]
 
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Movie | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi | 1h 47min
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In an oppresive future where all forms of feeling are illegal, a man in charge of enforcing the law rises to overthrow the system and state.
War Horse
[2011]
 
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Movie | Drama, War | 2h 26min
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Young Albert enlists to serve in World War I after his beloved horse is sold to the cavalry. Albert's hopeful journey takes him out of England and to the front lines as the war rages on.
Corpse Bride
[2005]
 
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Movie | Animation, Drama, Family | 1h 17min
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When a shy groom practices his wedding vows in the inadvertent presence of a deceased young woman, she rises from the grave assuming he has married her.
Punch-Drunk Love
[2002]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 1h 35min
A psychologically troubled novelty supplier is nudged towards a romance with an English woman, all the while being extorted by a phone-sex line run by a crooked mattress salesman, and purchasing stunning amounts of pudding.
Little Boy
[2015]
 
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Movie | Drama, History, War | 1h 46min
An eight-year-old boy is willing to do whatever it takes to end World War II so he can bring his father home. The story reveals the indescribable love a father has for his little boy and the love a son has for his father.
Belle
[2013]
 
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Movie | Biography, Drama, Romance | 1h 40min
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The mixed race daughter of a Royal Navy Admiral is raised by her aristocratic great-uncle in 18th century England.
The Proposition
[2005]
 
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Movie | Crime, Drama, Western | 1h 44min
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A lawman apprehends a notorious outlaw and gives him nine days to kill his older brother, or else they'll execute his younger brother.
The Water Horse
[2007]
 
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Movie | Adventure, Family, Fantasy | 1h 52min
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A lonely boy discovers a mysterious egg that hatches a sea creature of Scottish legend.
Breaking the Waves
[1996]
 
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Movie | Drama, Romance | 2h 39min
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Oilman Jan is paralyzed in an accident. His wife, who prayed for his return, feels guilty; even more, when Jan urges her to have sex with another.
Miss Potter
[2006]
 
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Movie | Biography, Drama | 1h 28min
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The story of Beatrix Potter, the author of the beloved and best-selling children's book, "The Tale of Peter Rabbit", and her struggle for love, happiness and success.
A Royal Night Out
[2015]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 1h 37min
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On V.E. Day in 1945, as peace extends across Europe, Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret are allowed out to join the celebrations. It is a night full of excitement, danger and the first flutters of romance.
King Lear
[2018]
 
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TV Movie | Drama, History | 1h 55min
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An aging King invites disaster, when he abdicates to his corrupt, toadying daughters, and rejects his loving and honest one.
Fireflies in the Garden
[2008]
 
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Movie | Drama | 2h
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The Taylor family is devastated by an accident that takes place on the day their matriarch is due to graduate from college -- decades after leaving to raise her children.
Monster Family
[2017]
 
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Movie | Animation, Comedy, Family, Horror | 1h 33min
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Despite the title, the Wishbone family are far from happy. In an attempt to reconnect as a family, Mum and Emma plan a fun night out. However, her plan backfires when an evil witch curses them, and they're all turned into Monsters.
Angela's Ashes
[1999]
 
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Movie | Drama | 2h 25min
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Based on the best selling autobiography by Irish expat Frank McCourt, Angela's Ashes follows the experiences of young Frankie and his family as they try against all odds to escape the poverty endemic in the slums of pre-war Limerick. The film opens with the family in Brooklyn, but following the death of one of Frankie's siblings, they return home, only to find the situation there even worse. Prejudice... see more
Apple Tree Yard
[2017]
 
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Mini Series | Drama, Thriller | 1h
Apple Tree Yard is a TV mini-series starring Emily Watson, Ben Chaplin, and Mark Bonnar. A provocative thriller which sees an eminent scientist caught up in a damaging and compromising lie. Based on the novel by Louise Doughty.
Movie | Biography, Comedy, Drama | 2h 2min
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The feature adaptation of Roger Lewis' book about the actor best remembered as Inspector Clouseau in the Pink Panther movies.
Cold Souls
[2009]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama | 1h 41min
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Paul is an actor who feels bogged down by his participation in a production of Chekov's play, Vanya.
The Dresser
[2015]
 
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TV Movie | Drama | 1h 45min
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A drama, based on a successful play, about an aging actor and his personal assistant.
Oranges and Sunshine
[2010]
 
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Movie | Drama, History | 1h 45min
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Set in 1980s Nottingham, social worker Margaret Humphreys holds the British government accountable for child migration schemes and reunites the children involved -- now adults living mostly in Australia -- with their parents in Britain.
Hilary and Jackie
[1998]
 
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Movie | Biography, Drama, Music | 2h 1min
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The tragic story of world renowned classic cellist Jacqueline du Pré, as told from the point of view of her sister, flautist Hilary du Pré-Finzi.
Separate Lies
[2005]
 
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Movie | Drama, Romance, Thriller | 1h 25min
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A couple's marriage is complicated by the introduction of a third party.
Appropriate Adult
[2011]
 
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Mini Series | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 1h 9min
Dramatisation of the case of serial killers Fred and Rose West, focusing on the way in which they were brought to justice.
Crusade in Jeans
[2006]
 
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Movie | Adventure, Family, Fantasy | 2h 5min
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After using his mother's newly built time machine, Dolf gets stuck in the year 1212. He ends up in a children's crusade where he confronts his new friends with modern techniques. However, the Crusade turns out to be even trickier than he first imagined.
The Memory Keeper's Daughter
[2008]
 
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TV Movie | Drama | 1h 30min
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A father separates his son from his twin sister at birth to prevent him and the mother from knowing she was born with Down syndrome. Based on the novel by Kim Edwards.
The Politician's Husband
[2013]
 
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Mini Series | Drama | 3h
Political drama series about a marriage between two politicians, and what happens when the wife's career starts to overshadow her husband's.
The Luzhin Defence
[2000]
 
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Movie | Drama, Romance | 1h 49min
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Two worlds collide when an eccentric genius falls in love with a strong-willed society beauty.
Wah-Wah
[2005]
 
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Movie | Drama | 2h
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Set at the end of the '60s, as Swaziland is about to receive independence from Great Britain, the film follows the young Ralph Compton, at 12, through his parents' traumatic separation, till he's 14. It is written and directed by Richard E Grant, and based on true events from Richard E Grant's childhood.
Movie | Adventure, Family | 1h 38min
An orphan who practices hypnosis faces off against a bank robber who wants her book on the art form.
Metroland
[1997]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama | 1h 41min
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The sudden reappearance of his best friend Toni, after ten years absence, causes Chris to remember his past, to question some of his lifestyle decisions and to re-evaluate his life and marriage to Marion.
Boo, Zino & the Snurks
[2004]
 
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Movie | Animation, Fantasy | 1h 31min
The beautiful world of Gaya is home to a community of creatures, who are much smaller than humans, but who have an uncanny resemblance to them. But the Gayans are facing imminent danger. Someone has stolen the magic stone called Dalamite without which this world is doomed. Two Gayans named Boo and Zino embark on a dangerous mission to track down and recover the stone. As they attempt to find the stone... see more
Trixie
[2000]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Crime, Mystery | 1h 56min
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An eccentric, unconventional woman whose naive aspirations to rise from her job as a security guard to full-fledged private eye lead her into a tangled PL: mess.
Blossoms & Blood
[2003]
 
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Video | Comedy, Drama, Short | 12min
A collection of alternate takes and deleted material from the Paul Thomas Anderson film Punch-Drunk Love (2002) are compiled and matched with the Jon Brion song "Here We Go" in this plot-less but very interesting short film. This short piece also features more Jeremy Blake artwork that was not included in the film.
Within the Whirlwind
[2009]
 
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Movie | Biography, Drama | 1h 30min
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During Stalin's reign of terror, Evgenia Ginzburg, a literature professor, was sent to 10 years hard labor in a gulag in Siberia. Having lost everything, and no longer wishing to live, she meets the camp doctor and begins to come back to life.
A Song for Jenny
[2015]
 
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TV Movie | Drama | 1h 17min
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In the aftermath of the July 7th, 2005 bombings in London, a woman desperately searches for her missing daughter, who may have been caught up in the attacks.
The Mill on the Floss
[1997]
 
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TV Movie | Drama | 1h 30min
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Lawyer Wakem takes away the mill on the river Floss from Edward Tulliver, whose ancestors owned it for 300 years, and becomes the worst enemy of Tulliver's family. When Edward's daughter, Maggie, grows up, she falls in love with Wakem's son Philip, but her brother Tom, true to the memory of their father, forbids her to meet him again. When she visits her cousin, Lucy Deane, Lucy's fiance Stephen Guest... see more
Documentary | Documentary, Short | 4min
The Making of Gosford Park
[2002]
 
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Documentary | Documentary, Short | 20min
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A documentary giving film fans a behind-the-scenes look at the making this Robert Altman film about a murder at an English country estate. Includes interviews with the cast and crew, who relate some of their experiences with making the film, as well as giving their views on all the work that went into it.
Tim Burton: Dark vs. Light
[2006]
 
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Video | Short | 4min
Premio Donostia a Emily Watson
[2015]
 
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TV Special | 15min
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Genius
[2017]
 
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TV Series | Biography, Drama, History | 43min
The life stories of history's greatest minds. From their days as young adults to their final years we see their discoveries, loves, relationships, causes, flaws and genius.
Chernobyl
[2019]
 
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Mini Series | Drama, History | 1h 4min
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In April 1986, an explosion at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics becomes one of the world's worst man-made catastrophes.
Kingsman: The Golden Circle
[2017]
 
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Movie | Action, Adventure, Comedy | 2h 21min
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When their headquarters are destroyed and the world is held hostage, the Kingsman's journey leads them to the discovery of an allied spy organization in the United States. These two elite secret organizations must band together to defeat a common enemy.
The Theory of Everything
[2014]
 
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Movie | Biography, Drama, Romance | 2h 3min
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A look at the relationship between the famous physicist Stephen Hawking and his wife.
Everest
[2015]
 
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Movie | Action, Adventure, Drama | 2h 1min
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The story of New Zealand's Robert "Rob" Edwin Hall, who on May 10, 1996, together with Scott Fischer, teamed up on a joint expedition to ascend Mount Everest.
Red Dragon
[2002]
 
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Movie | Crime, Drama, Thriller | 2h 4min
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A retired F.B.I. Agent with psychological gifts, is assigned to help track down "The Tooth Fairy", a mysterious serial killer. Aiding him, is imprisoned forensic psychiatrist Dr. Hannibal "The Cannibal" Lecter.
Anna Karenina
[2012]
 
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Movie | Drama, Romance | 2h 9min
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In late-19th-century Russian high society, St. Petersburg aristocrat Anna Karenina enters into a life-changing affair with the dashing Count Alexei Vronsky.
Synecdoche, New York
[2008]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama | 2h 4min
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A theatre director struggles with his work, and the women in his life, as he creates a life-size replica of New York City inside a warehouse as part of his new play.
Gosford Park
[2001]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama, Mystery | 2h 11min
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The lives of upstairs guests and downstairs servants at a party in 1932 in a country house in England as they investigate a murder involving one of them.
Testament of Youth
[2014]
 
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Movie | Biography, Drama, History | 2h 9min
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A British woman recalls coming of age during World War I - a story of young love, the futility of war, and how to make sense of the darkest times.
Cemetery Junction
[2010]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama | 1h 35min
A 1970s-set comedy centered on three young working class friends in a dreary suburb of Reading.
On Chesil Beach
[2017]
 
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Movie | Drama, Music, Romance | 1h 50min
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Based on Ian McEwan's novel. In 1962 England, a young couple find their idyllic romance colliding with issues of sexual freedom and societal pressure, leading to an awkward and fateful wedding night.
Little Women
[2017]
 
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Mini Series | Drama | 3h
Dramatisation of Louisa May Alcott's novel about the lives of the four March sisters during the American Civil War as they learn to navigate love, loss and the trials of growing up.
The Boxer
[1997]
 
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Movie | Drama, Romance, Sport | 1h 53min
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Young Danny Flynn is released from prison after 14 years after "taking the rap" for the IRA and tries to rebuild his life in his old Belfast neighborhood.
Some Girl(s)
[2013]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama | 1h 30min
On the eve of his wedding, a successful writer travels across the country to meet up with ex-lovers in an attempt to make amends for past relationship transgressions.
Cradle Will Rock
[1999]
 
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Movie | Drama | 2h 12min
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A true story of politics and art in the 1930s U.S., focusing on a leftist musical drama and attempts to stop its production.
Mini Series | Biography
A chronicle of Marilyn Monroe's family life and how she succeeded in hiding her most intimate secrets from the press and an invasive world.
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The annual Golden Globe Awards hosted by Ricky Gervais.
Documentary | Documentary
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The 71st Annual Academy Awards
[1999]
 
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TV Special | Family
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Documentary | Documentary | 2h 15min
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The spectacular CBS special! Shirley Temple Black hosts the festivities as 50 of today's top stars count down the 50 greatest screen legends of all time. Features Clint Eastwood, Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, Kevin Spacey and many others.
Panorama
[1953]
 
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TV Series | Documentary, News | 40min
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Long-running factual programme reporting on all aspects of life in Britain.
Documentary | Documentary
The 56th Annual Golden Globe Awards give out prestigious awards to some of America's favorite entertainers in film and television!
Lorraine
[2001]
 
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TV Series | Talk-Show | 56min
Early morning chat show presented by Lorraine Kelly, with celebrity interviews, cooking tips, fashion features and musical guests.
Performance
[1992]
 
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TV Series | Drama
A Summer Day's Dream
[1994]
 
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TV Movie | Drama | 1h 45min
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An adaptation of JB Priestly's play set in a post-apocalyptic 1975.
Documentary | Documentary | 52min
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A portrait of Denmark's most acclaimed and controversial director, Lars von Trier. A meeting with von Trier on a private level as well as with his film universe. Filmmaker Stig Björkman follow von Trier during a period of more than two years, meet him at work, at home and at leisure.
TV Special | Family | 2h
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Documentary | Action, Documentary, Horror | 40min
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This documentary follows director Brett Ratner through nearly every stage of production for the film Red Dragon (2002). This is a very informative and fun to watch piece that shows you how hard it is to direct a motion picture. Michael Jackson even makes a pointless appearance on the set and leads to a couple of funny instances. This title shows both the gruelling and fun aspects of making a movie... see more
The Making of 'Red Dragon'
[2003]
 
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Documentary | Documentary, Short | 14min
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A very short making-of for the film Red Dragon (2002). Unfortunately, most of this piece is composed of actual scenes from the film, rather than behind the scenes footage. If you are very curious about the making of the film, this does provide some informative information about it.
Documentary | Documentary | 26min
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Documentary | Documentary
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I Lars von Triers rige
[1999]
 
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Documentary | Documentary, Short | 40min
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Portrait of Danish film director Lars von Trier, reflecting on his films and numerous Cannes experiences. Features a recent interview with Trier and footage from all his past films.
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Coverage of the UK's prestigious annual film awards.
Planet Voice
[2004]
 
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TV Series | Comedy, Game-Show, Music | 3h
Voices from the Underworld
[2006]
 
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Video | Short | 4min
RIP 2002
[2002]
 
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Documentary | Documentary | 52min
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British-made documentary paying tribute to famous, and infamous, personalities who died during the year 2002.
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