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Ian McKellen
Born May 25, 1939 (age 80)
Sir Ian Murray McKellen, CH, CBE (born 25 May 1939) is an English actor. He is the recipient of six Laurence Olivier Awards, a Tony Award, a Golden Globe Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, a BIF Award, two Saturn Awards, four Drama Desk Awards, and two Critics' Choice Awards. He has also received two Oscar nominations, four BAFTA nominations and five Emmy Award nominations.
McKellen's career spans... full bio
X-Men: Days of Future Past
[2014]
 
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Movie | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | 2h 12min
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The X-Men send Wolverine to the past in a desperate effort to change history and prevent an event that results in doom for both humans and mutants.
Movie | Adventure, Family, Fantasy | 2h 49min
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A reluctant hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, sets out to the Lonely Mountain with a spirited group of dwarves to reclaim their mountain home, and the gold within it from the dragon Smaug.
Movie | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy | 3h 21min
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Gandalf and Aragorn lead the World of Men against Sauron's army to draw his gaze from Frodo and Sam as they approach Mount Doom with the One Ring.
Movie | Adventure, Fantasy | 2h 41min
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The dwarves, along with Bilbo Baggins and Gandalf the Grey, continue their quest to reclaim Erebor, their homeland, from Smaug. Bilbo Baggins is in possession of a mysterious and magical ring.
Movie | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy | 2h 58min
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A meek Hobbit from the Shire and eight companions set out on a journey to destroy the powerful One Ring and save Middle Earth from the Dark Lord Sauron.
Movie | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy | 2h 59min
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While Frodo and Sam edge closer to Mordor with the help of the shifty Gollum, the divided fellowship makes a stand against Sauron's new ally, Saruman, and his hordes of Isengard.
Movie | Adventure, Fantasy | 2h 24min
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Bilbo and Company are forced to engage in a war against an array of combatants and keep the Lonely Mountain from falling into the hands of a rising darkness.
X-Men
[2000]
 
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Movie | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | 1h 44min
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Two mutants come to a private academy for their kind whose resident superhero team must oppose a terrorist organization with similar powers.
Mr. Holmes
[2015]
 
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Movie | Drama, Mystery | 1h 44min
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An aged, retired Sherlock Holmes deals with early dementia, as he tries to remember his final case, and a mysterious woman, whose memory haunts him. He also befriends a fan, the young son of his housekeeper, who wants him to work again.
Flushed Away
[2006]
 
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Movie | Adventure, Animation, Comedy | 1h 25min
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The story of an uptown rat that gets flushed down the toilet from his penthouse apartment, ending in the sewers of London, where he has to learn a whole new and different way of life.
Apt Pupil
[1998]
 
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Movie | Crime, Drama, Thriller | 1h 51min
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A boy blackmails his neighbor after suspecting him to be a Nazi war criminal.
Gods and Monsters
[1998]
 
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Movie | Biography, Drama | 1h 45min
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The last days of Frankenstein (1931) director James Whale are explored.
Vicious
[2013]
 
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TV Series | Comedy | 23min
Freddie and Stuart are an old gay couple who have been together for nearly fifty years. Their lives now revolve around entertaining their frequent guests and hurling insults at each other at every opportunity.
The Prisoner
[2009]
 
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Mini Series | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller | 6h
An update to the cult favorite series from the 1960s, about a government agent who is kidnapped, and sent to a remote island known as "The Village".
All Is True
[2018]
 
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Movie | Biography, Drama, History | 1h 41min
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A look at the final days in the life of renowned playwright William Shakespeare.
Richard III
[1995]
 
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Movie | Drama, War | 1h 44min
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The classic Shakespearean play about a murderously scheming king staged in an alternative fascist England setting.
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.
Neverwas
[2005]
 
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Movie | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery | 1h 43min
A well-educated psychiatrist leaves an academic career to work at an institution where his father, a novelist, lived before writing a renowned children's book. Acclimating to his position, he encounters a schizophrenic who helps him to discover the book's secrets and his place in the story.
The Keep
[1983]
 
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Movie | Horror | 1h 36min
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Nazis are forced to turn to a Jewish historian for help in battling the ancient demon they have inadvertently freed from its prison.
Sprung! The Magic Roundabout
[2005]
 
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Movie | Adventure, Animation, Comedy | 1h 25min
A group of friends embark on a dangerous journey in an effort to imprison their oppressor -- the evil wizard ZeeBad.
Rasputin
[1996]
 
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TV Movie | Biography, Drama, History | 2h 15min
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HBO biopic about the infamous "mad monk" Rasputin from the court of Tsar Nicholas in Russia.
Swept from the Sea
[1997]
 
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Movie | Drama, Mystery, Romance | 1h 55min
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The film tells the story of Russian emigree and the only survivor from ship crash Yanko Goorall and servant Amy Foster in the end of 19th century. When Yanko enters a farm sick and hungry after the shipwreck, everyone is afraid of him, except for Amy, who is very kind and helps him. Soon he becomes like a son for Dr. James Kennedy and romance between Yanko and Amy follows.
Animal Crackers
[2017]
 
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Movie | Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy | 1h 34min
A family must use a magical box of Animal Crackers to save a run-down circus from being taken over by their evil uncle Horatio P. Huntington.
The Scarlet Pimpernel
[1982]
 
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TV Movie | Action, Drama, Romance | 2h 22min
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During the French Revolution, a mysterious English nobleman known only as The Scarlet Pimpernel (a humble wayside flower), snatches French aristos from the jaws of the guillotine, while posing as the foppish Sir Percy Blakeney in society. Percy falls for and marries the beautiful actress Marguerite St. Just, but she is involved with Chauvelin and Robespierre, and Percy's marriage to her may endanger... see more
Miss in Her Teens
[2014]
 
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Movie | Comedy | 1h 10min
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Sir Simon Loveit, a widower, wishes to marry Miss Biddy. His son, Captain Bob, however has already won her heart under the alias of Rhodophil, before he went to war in Flanders. On his return, Captain Bob discovers, courtesy of his manservant Puff, that Miss has two other suitors, Captain Flash and Mr. Fribble. Puff also discovers that his wife, Tag, who he deserted six months ago, has been having... see more
The Ballad of Little Jo
[1993]
 
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Movie | Drama, Romance, Western | 2h 1min
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Based on a true story, this is the tale of Josephine Monaghan, a young woman of the mid-nineteenth century who is thrown out of her parents' home after being seduced by the family's portrait photographer and giving birth to his child. Josephine quickly learns that young, female, pretty, and alone are a bad combination for life in the wild west. In her desperation to survive, Josephine disguises herself... see more
Emile
[2003]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 32min
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In a story weaving the past and present together, Emile seeks redemption from the family he abandoned.
King Lear
[2008]
 
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TV Movie | Drama | 2h 36min
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Ian McKellen gives a tour-de-force performance as Shakespeare's tragic titular monarch in this special television adaptation of the Royal Shakespeare Company production of one of the playwright's most enduring and haunting works.
Short Movie | Drama, Family, Short | 39min
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A child is born. We see underwater swimmers representing this. He is young, in a jungle setting, with two fanciful "instincts" guiding him as swooping bird-like acrobats initially menace, then delight. As an adolescent, he enters a desert, where a man spins a large cube of metal tubing. He leaves his instinct-guides behind, and enters a garden where two statues dance in a pond. As he watches their... see more
Documentary | Documentary | 42min
Documentary of the making of Peter Jackson's adaptation of the classic Tolkien work.
Lady Grey London
[2011]
 
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Short Movie | Fantasy, Romance, Short | 8min
Starring Marion Cotillard as Lady Grey, a burlesque artist with magical healing powers, the unshakable Sir Ian Mckellan as her crippled fan and Russell Tovey as the painter who is inspired by Lady Grey's grace and sensuality.
McKellen: Playing the Part
[2017]
 
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Documentary | Biography, Documentary | 1h 32min
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Feature documentary on the life and work of Sir Ian McKellen.
A Performance of Macbeth
[1979]
 
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TV Movie | Drama | 2h 25min
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Macbeth is a daring member of the Scottish military who receives a revelation from three menacing sorceresses that he will someday become the King of Scotland. This information gives him a thirst for power, and with prompting from his wife, Lady Macbeth, he kills the current leader in order to take the throne. But he must continue to commit murders to keep his actions a secret, and soon, no one is... see more
Shakespeare Uncovered
[2012]
 
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Mini Series | Documentary | 55min
Various actors discuss Shakespeare plays. Each episode is presented by one actor and, in most cases, the actor discusses one play. However, some episodes cover more than one play. For example, all three "Henry plays" are presented together.
Saint of 9/11
[2006]
 
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Documentary | Documentary | 1h 30min
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Saint of 9/11 presents the turbulent, restless, spiritual and remarkable journey of Father Mychal Judge. Compassionate champion of the needy and forgotten, a beloved Fire Department Chaplain, rousing Irish-American balladeer and iconoclast, Father wrestled with his own private demons while touching others in powerful and miraculous ways. Mychal Judge knew the pain of loss and suffering. He struggled... see more
Short Movie | Animation, Drama, Short | 15min
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When his father dies unexpectedly, a young man seeking to cope with his grief goes on a powerful emotional journey through time and space.
E'gad, Zombies!
[2010]
 
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Short Movie | 22min
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The 1700's...ish, Oxfordshire, England. In the sleepy town of Upper Trollop, there lived a poet named William Filthe'. He was in love with the beautiful but slightly terrifying Vanity Banks, and although she was engaged to his brother, William was blinded by love. One night however, an illness broke out turning all men into beasts. All thoughts of love strangely vanish when you're running from an unstoppable... see more
Muse of Fire
[2013]
 
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Documentary | Documentary | 1h 23min
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Two young London actors set out together to face the greatest challenge in the world of acting - Shakespeare.
Claude et Claudette
[2011]
 
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Short Movie | 7min
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Claude et Claudette is a short homage that gently spoofs black and white art films of French 1960s cinema. We follow the writer Claude as he tries to come to terms with the loss of his love, Claudette.
The Egg Trick
[2013]
 
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Short Movie | Comedy, Drama, Short | 7min
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Do you know the joke about the broken egg?
The Hobart Shakespeareans
[2005]
 
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Documentary | Documentary
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Rafe Esquith, 1992 American Teacher of the Year and National Medal of Arts recipient, teaches 5th-grade children whose parents don't speak English at a school in a dangerous, poor, drug-infested 100% Latino/Asian neighborhood in Los Angeles.
Windmills of the Gods
[1988]
 
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TV Movie | Drama, Thriller | 3h 7min
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When Mary Ashley is approached to become ambassador of the United States of America in Romania she does not take the offer because her husband does not want to give up his well-going doctor's office. Shortly afterward Dr. Edward Ashley gets killed in a car accident. After this Mary Ashley reconsiders the offer and finally accepts. Arrived in Romania she is confronted with a complex plot in which the... see more
The Roof
[2016]
 
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Short Movie | Comedy, Short | 10min
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Documentary | Documentary, Short | 35min
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Churchill
[2003]
 
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TV Series | Biography, Documentary, History | 3h 8min
Walter
[1982]
 
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TV Movie | Drama | 1h 10min
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A man with learning difficulties suffers neglect and ill-treatment, and this is only exasperated when his parents die and nobody seems to know what to do with him.
Priest of Love
[1981]
 
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Movie | Biography, Drama, Romance | 2h 5min
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Following the banning and burning of his novel, "The Rainbow," D.H. Lawrence and his wife, Frieda, move to the United States, and then to Mexico. When Lawrence contracts tuberculosis, they return to England for a short time, then to Italy, where Lawrence writes "Lady Chatterley's Lover."
Edmund the Magnificent
[2017]
 
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Short Movie | Comedy, Drama, Family, Short | 14min
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When news breaks that the county pig fete's being revived, the once-legendary Farmer decides to make one final roll of the dice - and invest his life savings in a thoroughbred piglet with which to breed new life back into his now dilapidated farm. But when he puts young Edmund out to breed and the lad abstains, the Farmer's forced on a journey that will challenge everything he thought he knew about... see more
A Touch of Love
[1969]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 47min
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A young London girl studying a doctorate in the British museum spends her nights trying to avoid the sexual admiration of men in her life.
The South Bank Show
[1978]
 
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TV Series | Documentary | 53min
Long-running arts series.
Countdown to War
[1989]
 
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TV Movie | Drama, History, War | 1h 18min
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Based on a play, the story details the dramatic negotiations between UK, France, Poland, Nazi-Germany and USSR from the day Czechoslovakia fell, until Britain's declaration of war on Germany caused by Hitler's invasion of Poland.
Walter & June
[1983]
 
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TV Movie | Drama | 1h 3min
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Amud Ha'Esh
[1979]
 
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Mini Series | Documentary, History | 50min
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Documentary mini series about the History of Zionism.
A Bit of Scarlet
[1997]
 
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Documentary | Documentary | 1h 10min
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A Bit of Scarlet excavates clips from Britain's cinema archives to create a moving and humorous testament to the closeted gay and lesbian images from filmmaking's earliest days.
Edward II
[1970]
 
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TV Movie | 2h 5min
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The reign of Edward II, King of England, is troubled from the start when he brings his male lover, hated by the nobles, out of exile.
TV Movie | 1h 30min
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Ian McKellen, alone on stage, with no props or scenery, performs monologues from Shakespeare and discusses some of his plays.
Hamlet
[1970]
 
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TV Movie | Drama
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Hamlet suspects his uncle has murdered his father to claim the throne of Denmark and the hand of Hamlet's mother, but the prince cannot decide whether or not he should take vengeance.
David Copperfield
[1966]
 
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TV Series | 25min
A gentle orphan discovers life and love in an indifferent adult world.
Quest for the Ring
[2001]
 
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Documentary | Documentary, Short | 22min
For the Love of God
[2007]
 
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Short Movie | Animation, Comedy, Short | 11min
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Graham lives with his tyrannical Mother and their pet Jackdaw in a Christian bookshop, trapped in the seedy outskirts of a decaying nowhere town. He and his Mother both love God, but in very different ways. Will Graham consummate his unholy fantasy and can it live up to his expectations?
Documentary | Documentary, Short | 23min
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Designing Middle-Earth
[2003]
 
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Documentary | Documentary | 46min
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David Macaulay: Roman City
[1994]
 
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Documentary | Animation, Documentary, History | 1h
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As we explore the remains of Roman cities, we also follow the story of one such city in Gaul, beset with political corruption and Celtic insurrection.
Documentary | Biography, Documentary | 1h 30min
A portrait of the 30 year relationship between Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier. With comments by their friends and family.
Documentary | Documentary, Short | 29min
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The Tragedy of King Richard II
[1971]
 
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TV Movie
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The Tragedy of King Richard II - by William Shakespeare. The actions and repercussions of a proud King, whose vanity and selfishness lead to his downfall.
The Promise
[1969]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 38min
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During the siege of Leningrad Marat goes to the partly wrecked home of his parents and there finds Lika, a sixteen year old girl who has sought shelter there. they become friendly and fall in love but are later joined by leonidik who is starving. they care for him and shortly afterwards Marak joins the army promising Lika that he will return. At the end of the war Lika hasn't heard from Marat except... see more
X-Men: Reunited
[2014]
 
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Documentary | Documentary | 10min
This making-of piece looks at the genesis of this project and how Singer wanted to reunite the original cast again.
The Good Liar
[2019]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 49min
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Career con artist Roy Courtnay can hardly believe his luck when he meets well-to-do widow Betty McLeish online. As Betty opens her home and life to him, Roy is surprised to find himself caring about her, turning what should be a cut-and-dry swindle into the most treacherous tightrope walk of his life.
Beauty and the Beast
[2017]
 
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Movie | Family, Fantasy, Musical | 2h 9min
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An adaptation of the fairy tale about a monstrous-looking prince and a young woman who fall in love.
The Wolverine
[2013]
 
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Movie | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | 2h 6min
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When Wolverine is summoned to Japan by an old acquaintance, he is embroiled in a conflict that forces him to confront his own demons.
X-Men: The Last Stand
[2006]
 
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Movie | Action, Adventure, Fantasy | 1h 44min
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An all-out war looms when the discovery of a cure for mutations draws a line between the followers of Charles Xavier and those of Magneto.
X-Men 2
[2003]
 
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Movie | Action, Adventure, Fantasy | 2h 14min
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The X-Men band together to find a mutant assassin who has made an attempt on the President's life, while the Mutant Academy is attacked by military forces.
The Da Vinci Code
[2006]
 
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Movie | Mystery, Thriller | 2h 29min
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A murder inside the Louvre, and clues in Da Vinci paintings, lead to the discovery of a religious mystery protected by a secret society for two thousand years, which could shake the foundations of Christianity.
Stardust
[2007]
 
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Movie | Adventure, Family, Fantasy | 2h 7min
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In a countryside town bordering on a magical land, a young man makes a promise to his beloved that he'll retrieve a fallen star by venturing into the magical realm.
Who Do You Think You Are?
[2004]
 
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TV Series | Biography, Documentary, History | 1h
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Well known faces within the British media each embark on individual journeys to answer some questions in regards to their own family history. An interesting and intelligent programme for any budding genealogists out there!
The Golden Compass
[2007]
 
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Movie | Adventure, Family, Fantasy | 1h 53min
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In a parallel universe, young Lyra Belacqua journeys to the far North to save her best friend and other kidnapped children from terrible experiments by a mysterious organization.
The Simpsons
[1989]
 
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TV Series | Animation, Comedy | 22min
The satiric adventures of a working-class family in the misfit city of Springfield.
Last Action Hero
[1993]
 
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Movie | Action, Adventure, Comedy | 2h 10min
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With the help of a magic ticket, a young film fan is transported into the fictional world of his favorite action film character.
Extras
[2005]
 
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TV Series | Comedy, Drama | 30min
Andy Millman is an actor with ambition and a script. Reduced to working as an extra with a useless agent, Andy's attempts to boost his career invariably end in failure and embarrassment.
The Shadow
[1994]
 
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Movie | Action, Adventure, Crime | 1h 48min
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In 1930's New York City, the Shadow battles his nemesis, Shiwan Khan, who is building an atomic bomb.
Six Degrees of Separation
[1993]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama, Mystery | 1h 52min
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An affluent New York couple find their lives touched, intruded upon, and compelled by a mysterious young black man who is never quite who he says he is.
Documentary | Documentary, Horror | 4h
Explore the origins of "dream demon" Freddy Krueger in this award-winning documentary that takes you behind the scenes of the most frightening and imaginative horror franchise in motion picture history!
Restoration
[1995]
 
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Movie | Biography, Drama, History | 1h 57min
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The exiled royal physician to King Charles II devotes himself to helping Londoners suffering from the plague, and in the process falls in love with an equally poor woman.
And the Band Played On
[1993]
 
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TV Movie | Drama | 2h 21min
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The story of the discovery of the AIDS epidemic and the political infighting of the scientific community hampering the early fight with it.
Asylum
[2005]
 
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Movie | Drama, Romance, Thriller | 1h 39min
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A woman becomes very curious about one of her psychiatrist husband's inmates, a man who was found guilty in the murder and disfigurement of his former wife.
Doogal
[2006]
 
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Movie | Adventure, Animation, Comedy | 1h 18min
This is the story of Doogal, an adorable candy-loving mutt who goes on a mission to save the world. Doogal must prevent the evil sorcerer Zeebad from freezing the earth forever with the power of the three mysterious legendary diamonds. Joining Doogal on his big quest are pals Dylan, a guitar-playing rabbit, Ermintrude, an opera-singing cow, and Brian, a bashful snail. Hopping on a magic train, they... see more
Bent
[1997]
 
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Movie | Drama, History, Romance | 1h 45min
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Max is gay and as such is sent to Dachau concentration camp under the Nazi regime. He tries to deny he is gay and gets a yellow label (the one for Jews) instead of pink (the one for gays). In camp he falls in love with his fellow prisoner Horst, who wears his pink label with pride.
The View
[1997]
 
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TV Series | Talk-Show | 1h
A panel of four real women discuss everyday issues, share their opinions and engage in colorful conversations for a variety of topics.
Cold Comfort Farm
[1995]
 
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TV Movie | Comedy, Romance | 1h 35min
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In England in the early 1930's, 20 year old Flora Poste, recently orphaned and left with only 100 pounds a year, goes to stay with distant relatives on Cold Comfort Farm. Everyone on the gloomy farm is completely around the twist, but Flora tries to sort everything out...
Jack & Sarah
[1995]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 1h 50min
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A young American woman becomes a nanny in the home of a recent British widower.
David Copperfield
[1999]
 
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Mini Series | Drama | 3h 5min
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A gentle orphan discovers life and love in an indifferent adult world.
Inside the Actors Studio
[1994]
 
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TV Series | Talk-Show | 1h 5min
Famous actors, directors and writers reminisce about their careers and the philosophy behind their careers.
The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot
[2013]
 
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TV Movie | Comedy, Drama | 30min
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With the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who (1963) approaching, former Doctors Peter Davison, Colin Baker and Sylvester McCoy try to sneak onto the set of the anniversary special.
Scandal
[1989]
 
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Movie | Drama, History | 1h 46min
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Based on the Profumo Scandal of 1963, an affair between an exotic dancer and the Minister of War shakes up the British government.
Lord of the Piercing
[2002]
 
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Short Movie | Comedy, Short | 3min
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A spoof of The Fellowship of the Ring (specifically, the Council of Elrond scene) from the 2002 MTV Movie Awards.
Have I Got News for You
[1990]
 
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TV Series | Comedy, Game-Show | 29min
Hilarious, totally-irreverent, near-slanderous political quiz show, based mainly on news stories from the last week or so, that leaves no party, personality or action unscathed in pursuit of laughs. Hosted by Deayton, with team captains Hislop (magazine columnist) and Merton (comedian) joined by, typically, a comedian and a politician, journalist or news figure - although an absent Labour politician... see more
TV Series | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show | 1h
A mix of music, comedy and celebrity chat hosted by fast-witted comic Jonathan Ross.
I'll Do Anything
[1994]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama | 1h 55min
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Matt Hobbs is a talented but unsuccessful actor. When estranged (and strange) ex-wife Beth dumps their daughter Jeannie on Matt, father and daughter have a lot of adjusting to do. His budding relationship with attractive production assistant Cathy Breslow is made complicated, while the precocious child is overly accustomed to getting her own way. Matt eventually faces the choice of family vs career... see more
Tales of the City
[1993]
 
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Mini Series | Drama, Mystery, Romance | 6h
The stories of several colorful characters living in San Francisco. Based on the book by Armistead Maupin (Is A Man I Dreamt Up).
The Jonathan Ross Show
[2011]
 
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TV Series | Talk-Show
British talk show host Jonathon Ross talks with guests from around the globe.
The 76th Annual Academy Awards
[2004]
 
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TV Special | Music | 3h 45min
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In the annual awards presentation, the nominated films include The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003), Lost in Translation (2003), Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003), Mystic River (2003), and Seabiscuit (2003).
Plenty
[1985]
 
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Movie | Drama | 2h 1min
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A young Englishwoman spends 20 years to make whatever kind of life for herself at the expense of others around her in post-World War 2 England.
The Big Fat Quiz of the Year
[2006]
 
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TV Movie | Comedy, Game-Show | 2h 5min
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Annual British TV show with comedy panel in the style of a pub quiz with questions relating to the events of the year just gone by.
The 74th Annual Academy Awards
[2002]
 
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TV Special | Family | 4h 16min
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Displaced
[2006]
 
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Movie | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
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Stel, a humanoid alien, teams up with a British soldier Private John Marrettie. They engage on an action-packed adventure to find a top secret file which holds information on advanced energy production, captured space crafts and their alien pilots including Stel's missing father, Arakawa, who's been shot down and imprisoned on Earth by Core - a human paramilitary group.
The Big Fat Anniversary Quiz
[2015]
 
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TV Movie | Comedy, Game-Show
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Short Movie | Short | 6min
Features celebrity personalities reading through the safety procedures for flying BA and encouraging people to donate to Comic Relief by putting loose change in any currency into the Flying Start envelope.
Ringers: Lord of the Fans
[2005]
 
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Documentary | Comedy, Documentary | 1h 37min
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'Ringers: Lord of the Fans' is a feature-length documentary that explores how "The Lord of the Rings" has influenced Western popular culture over the past 50 years.
Documentary | Documentary | 1h 21min
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A chronological look at films by, for, or about (or 'by, for, and about') homosexuals in the United States, from 1947 to 2005, from Kenneth Anger's 'Fireworks' to Ang Lee's 'Brokeback Mountain'. Talking heads, anchored by critic and scholar B. Ruby Rich, are interspersed with an advancing chronology and with clips from two dozen films. The narrative groups the pictures around various firsts, movements... see more
Eighteen
[2005]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 46min
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Pip is a street kid who's meeting life head-on in the big city. On his eighteenth birthday he receives his grandfather's Second World War memoirs on audio cassette, a gift that awakens the ghost of the long lost world. His grandfather relates the story of the day he turned eighteen, fleeing German forces through the woods of France with a dying comrade hanging on for life. In Pip's own and contemporary... see more
Politically Incorrect
[1993]
 
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TV Series | Comedy, News, Talk-Show | 30min
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Four guests from the worlds of politics and entertainment join host Bill Maher for a free-wheeling and humorous discussion of current events.
Documentary | Documentary
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Documentary of the making of Peter Jackson's adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's classic work of fantasy.
The Friday Night Project
[2005]
 
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TV Series | Comedy | 48min
TV Movie
Royal National Theatre celebrates 50 years.
Shakespeare Live! From the RSC
[2016]
 
My rating
TV Movie | Biography, Musical | 2h
Directed by:
A celebration of the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death, broadcast live at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon.
The 71st Annual Academy Awards
[1999]
 
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TV Special | Family
Directed by:
The Eurovision Song Contest
[2016]
 
My rating
TV Special | Music
Directed by:
The 61st edition of the eurovision song contest was won by Jamala with 1944
The Paul O'Grady Show
[2004]
 
My rating
TV Series | Comedy, Talk-Show | 45min
Directed by:
Paul O'Grady and star guests liven up teatime with comedy and chat.
Great Canal Journeys
[2014]
 
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TV Series
Timothy West and Prunella Scales travel across canals in both Britain and Europe.
Richard & Judy
[2001]
 
My rating
TV Series | Talk-Show | 48min
Magazine programme featuring news items, expert advice and celebrity interviews.
The 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards
[2010]
 
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TV Special
Directed by:
Alfred the Great
[1969]
 
My rating
Movie | Drama, History, War | 2h 2min
Directed by:
While Old England is being ransacked by roving Danes in the 9th century, Alfred is planning to join the priesthood. But observing the rape of his land, he puts away his religious vows to take up arms against the invaders, leading the English Christians to fight for their country. Alfred soundly defeats the Danes and becomes a hero. But now, although Alfred still longs for the priesthood, he is torn... see more
Heaven's a Drag
[1994]
 
My rating
Movie | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 1h 41min
A twenty-something drag queen dies of AIDS, but when his adoring ghost returns to the side of his surviving lover, he finds his lover doesn't exactly miss him.
After Stonewall
[1999]
 
My rating
Documentary | Documentary, History | 1h 27min
Directed by:
Documentary/Historical retrospective of the Gay Rights movement from the 1969 Stonewall riots to the present.
Larry King Now
[2012]
 
My rating
TV Series | Talk-Show
Larry King continues his brand of talk with "Larry King Now" on Ora TV & Hulu
Documentary | Documentary | 1h 30min
Directed by:
THE UNTOLD TALES OF ARMISTEAD MAUPIN celebrates one of the world's most beloved storytellers, following his evolution from a conservative son of the Old South into a gay rights pioneer whose novels inspired millions to re-claim their lives.
Video | Music | 2h 27min
Directed by:
Documentary | Documentary, Horror | 45min
Directed by:
This is a documentary on the making of the masterpiece "Frankenstein" from 1931. Every aspect of the above movie is covered and detailed. From the initial involvement from director Robert Florey and Bela Lugosi to the eventual casting of Boris Karloff, this is a thoroughly entertaining and insightful documentary.
Documentary | Documentary
Directed by:
Documentary | Documentary, Music | 1h 54min
Directed by:
A retrospective look at the influential work of one of the most popular British rock bands of the 1960s, The Dave Clark Five, featuring interviews, performances and footage from Dave Clark's personal archives.
The Secret Policeman's Ball
[2006]
 
My rating
TV Movie | Comedy | 4h 42min
Directed by:
Parkinson
[1971]
 
My rating
TV Series | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show | 50min
Journalist Michael Parkinson interviews a broad range of the most famous people in the world.
TFI Friday
[1996]
 
My rating
TV Series | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show | 1h 14min
Comedy, guest interviews and live bands in the studio, from a bar in London's riverside studios.
Troldspejlet
[1989]
 
My rating
TV Series | 25min
Jakob Stegelmann reviews upcoming movies, video and dvd releases, video games, comic books, and role playing games.
Video | Comedy | 3h 42min
Directed by:
Tim Heidecker and Gregg Turkington proudly uphold the tradition of hosting the worst Oscar coverage show in history while awaiting the arrival of a legend of Old Hollywood.
National Geographic Explorer
[1985]
 
My rating
TV Series | Documentary, History | 2h
Directed by:
A weekly series of short documentary segments funded by the National Geographic Society and done in the style of the National Geographic Specials. In 2003, the show was re-branded National Geographic Ultimate Explorer. A news-style journal format is now used instead of the more traditional format of the specials.
A Day in the Life of a Hobbit
[2002]
 
My rating
Documentary | Documentary, Short | 13min
Directed by:
Red Nose Day
[2015]
 
My rating
TV Special | Comedy, Music
Directed by:
Celebrities and musicians hold a one night only fund for children in poverty.
Video | Short | 7min
Directed by:
Cast and crew members discuss New Zealand being an ideal filming location for the "Hobbit" films.
TV Movie | Music | 1h 5min
Directed by:
The Book That Wrote Itself
[1999]
 
My rating
Movie | Comedy | 1h 11min
Directed by:
Vincent Macken has wriiten his magnus Opus but nobody will publish it. To prove to the publishers and his detractors that his novel is great, he decides to live out the story of his novel. He hires a filmmaker to help him document his experiences on video. When he has documented most of his novel on video, he decides maybe it should be a movie instead.
Small-Time Revolutionary
[2010]
 
My rating
Short Movie | Drama, History, Short | 19min
Directed by:
England, 1988. Thatcher, New Order, Section 28, The Kants. Russell finds himself caught between two opposing worlds and needs to decide whether to keep up the appearances or stand up for who he is.
Jackanory
[1965]
 
My rating
TV Series | Family, Fantasy | 15min
Directed by:
A celebrity reads a story, enhancing it in ways that will entice the most restless of children.
E! News Live
[1996]
 
My rating
TV Series | News | 1h
The latest entertainment news is reported.
Armchair Thriller
[1978]
 
My rating
TV Series | Drama, Thriller | 25min
Created by:
Suspense and mystery-themed anthology series.
Thin Ice
[1995]
 
My rating
Movie | Comedy, Romance, Sport | 1h 28min
The Fellowship of the Cast
[2002]
 
My rating
Documentary | Documentary, Short | 35min
Directed by:
From Book to Script
[2002]
 
My rating
Documentary | Documentary, Short | 20min
Directed by:
Pet Shop Boys: Videography
[1991]
 
My rating
Video | Music | 1h 20min
Directed by:
A collection of promotional videos for British duo Pet Shop Boys featuring all their UK singles 1985 to 1991.
Playing Shakespeare
[1982]
 
My rating
Mini Series | Documentary
John Barton holds a master class in how to play Shakespeare, using members of the RSC doing scenes, sonnets, and commentary as prime examples.
X-Factor: The Look of 'X-Men'
[2003]
 
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Documentary | Documentary, Short | 23min
Documentary | Documentary, Short | 22min
Directed by:
X-Men Production Scrapbook
[2003]
 
My rating
Documentary | Documentary, Sci-Fi | 1h 3min
We get to see the evolution of the film X-Men (2000) from the early production meetings to the final release date. Various sets and props are presented to us as well as some funny moments with the cast and crew. Anyone who enjoyed the film should all be interested in what is shown here.
TV Movie | Biography, Documentary | 59min
Directed by:
Documentary celebrating the life and career of the veteran actress, looking back at the high points of her 60-year career on stage and screen. With clips of her greatest performances and tributes from those she has worked with.
Muslim Drag Queens
[2015]
 
My rating
Documentary | Documentary
Directed by:
Meeting members of Britain's underground Muslim drag queen community. How do gay Muslims publicly reconcile their sexuality with their cultural identity and traditions?
The Academy
[2009]
 
My rating
Short Movie | Comedy, Drama, Short | 30min
Directed by:
What do you do when your South London drama school is on its last legs and your famous half-brother, Sir Ian McKellen, refuses to bankroll you a moment longer? Murray McKellen runs CACA: the Clapham Academy of Creative Arts. To be honest, it's seen better days and more students. Once a place of almost-excellence - it managed to spawn the likes of Frances 'Frankie' Barber, albeit more by accident than... see more
The Bigger Picture
[2005]
 
My rating
TV Series | Comedy, Talk-Show | 29min
Directed by:
Premio Donostia a Ian McKellen
[2009]
 
My rating
TV Special | 25min
Directed by:
Premio Donostia translates to The Donostia Award. It is an honorific award given every year to either one, two or several actors and occasionally to directors. It is awarded during the San Sebastián International Film Festival, in Spain, and it was created in 1986. This particular short film, is footage of the 2009 winner, Ian McKellan.
The Uncanny Suspects
[2003]
 
My rating
Documentary | Documentary, Short | 24min
4Pop
[2003]
 
My rating
TV Series | Documentary, Music | 30min
Directed by:
Cameras in Middle-Earth
[2004]
 
My rating
Documentary | Documentary | 1h 13min
Directed by:
An inside look at the filming process of the 2003 film, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.
HARDtalk
[1997]
 
My rating
TV Series | Talk-Show | 25min
Politicians and other public figures are asked the tough questions about whether the way they do things is really the best way.
Arena
[1975]
 
My rating
TV Series | Documentary
Created by:
Wide-ranging arts programme.
Designing Middle-Earth
[2002]
 
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Documentary | Documentary, Short | 41min
Directed by:
Mornings with Kerri-Anne
[2002]
 
My rating
TV Series | Family, Talk-Show | 2h
Kerri-Anne included a mix of lifestyle, cooking and interview segments along with advertorials and is presented in front of a live studio audience in Melbourne.
Omnibus
[1967]
 
My rating
TV Series | Biography, Documentary, Music
Arts documentary series with concerts and experimental dramatizations.
Documentary | Documentary
The 56th Annual Golden Globe Awards give out prestigious awards to some of America's favorite entertainers in film and television!
An Audience with Elton John
[1997]
 
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TV Special | Music | 1h 30min
Directed by:
BBC Play of the Month
[1965]
 
My rating
TV Series | Drama | 2h
Zina
[1985]
 
My rating
Movie | Biography, Drama | 1h 32min
Directed by:
After Stalin's purges, Zinaida Volkova, daughter of Leon Trotsky, is exiled to Berlin. As the Nazis rise to power and WW2 is approaching, she becomes obsessed with Antigone, the protagonist of a famous Greek tragedy, and loses her mind.
Country Matters
[1972]
 
My rating
Mini Series | Drama | 1h
Directed by:
In the Life
[1992]
 
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TV Series | Documentary | 1h
Directed by:
Brit Awards 2008
[2008]
 
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TV Special | Music
Costume Design
[2002]
 
My rating
Documentary | Documentary, Short | 12min
Directed by:
It Got Better
[2014]
 
My rating
Mini Series | Documentary
Directed by:
Sharing LGBT celebrities' personal stories of struggle and success.
Call My Bluff
[1965]
 
My rating
TV Series | Family, Game-Show | 30min
Two teams of three alternate between giving and guessing the meanings of obscure English words.
Documentary | Documentary, Family
Making the Movie
[2002]
 
My rating
Documentary | Documentary, Short | 30min
Directed by:
A behind-the-scenes look through interviews and documentary footage of the making of the first installment of The Lord of Rings, "The Fellowship of the Ring."
TV Special | Family | 2h
Directed by:
Documentary | Documentary | 59min
Documentary | Documentary | 2h
Directed by:
Coverage of the annual British Academy Film Awards, hosted by Stephen Fry. Staged at the Odeon Cinema, Leicester Sq. London and attended by film makers and stars from around the world.
TV Series | Talk-Show
Directed by:
Documentary | Documentary, Short | 29min
Directed by:
DNZ: The Real Middle Earth
[2004]
 
My rating
Documentary | Documentary | 1h
Jim Hickey travels around New Zealand discovering the real people behind the making of the Lord of the Rings trilogy.
The Andrew Marr Show
[2005]
 
My rating
TV Series | News, Talk-Show | 1h
Presenter Andrew Marr talks to invited guests from politics, broadcasting and the arts to review the week's events making the news, and discuss the headlines in the Sunday newspapers.
Judi Dench: A BAFTA Tribute
[2002]
 
My rating
Documentary | Documentary | 1h 10min
Directed by:
Friends and colleagues pay tribute to Dame Judi Dench as she is awarded the Fellowship of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts.
The Hollywood Fast Lane
[2012]
 
My rating
TV Series | News | 30min
Created by: