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Maggie Smith
Born December 28, 1934 (age 84)
Dame Margaret Natalie Smith, CH, DBE (born 28 December 1934), known as Maggie Smith, is an English actress. She has had an extensive, varied career in stage, film and television spanning over sixty-five years. Smith has appeared in over 50 films and is one of Britain's most recognisable actresses. A prominent figure in British culture for six decades, she was made a Dame by Queen Elizabeth II in 1990... full bio
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
[2011]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama | 2h 4min
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British retirees travel to India to take up residence in what they believe is a newly restored hotel. Less luxurious than advertised, the Marigold Hotel nevertheless slowly begins to charm in unexpected ways.
Gnomeo & Juliet
[2011]
 
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Movie | Animation, Comedy, Family | 1h 24min
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The neighboring gardens of Montague and Capulet are at war, but the gnomes, Gnomeo and Juliet, are in love.
Movie | Comedy, Drama | 2h 2min
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As the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel has only a single remaining vacancy - posing a rooming predicament for two fresh arrivals - Sonny pursues his expansionist dream of opening a second hotel.
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.
The Lady in the Van
[2015]
 
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Movie | Biography, Comedy, Drama | 1h 44min
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A man forms an unexpected bond with a transient woman living in her van that's parked in his driveway.
Sister Act
[1992]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Crime, Family | 1h 40min
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When a worldly singer witnesses a mob crime, the police hide her as a nun in a traditional convent where she has trouble fitting in.
Quartet
[2012]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama | 1h 34min
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At a home for retired musicians, the annual concert to celebrate Verdi's birthday is disrupted by the arrival of Jean, an eternal diva and the former wife of one of the residents.
Keeping Mum
[2005]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Crime | 1h 39min
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A pastor preoccupied with writing the perfect sermon fails to realize that his wife is having an affair and his children are up to no good.
Movie | Comedy, Family, Music | 1h 47min
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Showgirl Deloris Van Cartier returns as Sister Mary Clarence to teach music to a group of Catholic students whose run-down school is slated for closure.
The Secret Garden
[1993]
 
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Movie | Drama, Family, Fantasy | 1h 41min
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Living in India, Mary Lennox, a young, privileged girl, is left orphaned when her parents are killed in an earthquake. She is sent back to England where she goes to live on her uncle's estate. It is a fairly isolated existence and she has to find things to keep herself occupied. She finds a sickly young boy...and a secret garden.
My Old Lady
[2014]
 
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Movie | Drama, Romance | 1h 47min
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An American inherits an apartment in Paris that comes with an unexpected resident.
A Room with a View
[1985]
 
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Movie | Drama, Romance | 1h 57min
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When Lucy Honeychurch and chaperone Charlotte Bartlett find themselves in Florence with rooms without views, fellow guests Mr Emerson and son George step in to remedy the situation. Meeting the Emersons could change Lucy's life forever but, once back in England, how will her experiences in Tuscany affect her marriage plans?
Tea with the Dames
[2018]
 
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Documentary | Documentary | 1h 24min
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Dames Judi Dench, Eileen Atkins, Joan Plowright, and Maggie Smith get together for tea to reminisce and discuss their acting careers.
Ladies in Lavender
[2004]
 
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Movie | Drama, Music, Romance | 1h 44min
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Two sisters befriend a mysterious foreigner who washes up on the beach of their 1930's Cornish seaside village.
Tea with Mussolini
[1999]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama, War | 1h 57min
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An orphaned Italian boy is raised among a circle of British and American women living in Mussolini's Italy before and during the Second World War.
From Time to Time
[2009]
 
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Movie | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy | 1h 32min
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A haunting ghost story spanning two worlds, two centuries apart. When 13 year old Tolly finds he can mysteriously travel between the two, he begins an adventure that unlocks family secrets laid buried for generations.
Evil Under the Sun
[1982]
 
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Movie | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 1h 57min
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Trying to find how a millionaire wound up with a phony diamond brings Hercule Poirot to an exclusive island resort frequented by the rich and famous. When a murder is committed, everyone has an alibi.
My House in Umbria
[2003]
 
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TV Movie | Drama, Mystery, Romance | 1h 43min
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An unlikely group of people find solace and friendship after being thrown together in the wake of a terrorist attack.
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
[1969]
 
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Movie | Drama, Romance | 1h 56min
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A headstrong young teacher in a private school in 1930s Edinburgh ignores the curriculum and influences her impressionable 12 year old charges with her over-romanticized world view.
California Suite
[1978]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 1h 43min
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Misadventures of four groups of guests at the Beverly Hills Hotel.
Washington Square
[1997]
 
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Movie | Drama, Romance | 1h 55min
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Catherine Sloper has found the man of her dreams in Morris Townsend, but her plans to marry him are strongly opposed by her father, who believes Townsend is only interested in his daughter for her money. But Catherine is determined to follow her heart, even if she loses her inheritance in the process. But just what are Townsend's intentions?
Capturing Mary
[2007]
 
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TV Movie | Drama | 1h 45min
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A young man ushers an older woman into a dark exploration of her past - back to the time when, as a young girl, she met a stranger who affected her life forever.
A Private Function
[1984]
 
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Movie | Comedy | 1h 32min
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In post-war Britain, food rationing continues, leading a married couple to become involved in the flourishing bacon black market.
The Missionary
[1982]
 
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Movie | Comedy | 1h 30min
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In 1905, after 10 years of missionary work in Africa, the Rev. Charles Fortesque is recalled to England, where his bishop gives him his new assignment - to minister to London's prostitutes. Charles hopes Deborah, his fiancee, will object and give him an excuse to say no to the bishop. But she is so imperturbably innocent that she totally fails to understand what he is being asked to do, and urges him... see more
All the King's Men
[1999]
 
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TV Movie | Drama, Mystery, War | 1h 49min
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Feature-length drama about the mystery of Sandringham Company, which disappeared in action at Gallipoli in 1915. Commanded by Captain Frank Beck, their estate manager, the men advanced into battle, were enveloped in a strange mist and never seen again.
Travels with My Aunt
[1972]
 
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Movie | Adventure, Comedy | 1h 48min
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At his mother's funeral, stuffy bank clerk Henry Pulling meets his Aunt Augusta, an elderly eccentric with more-than-shady dealings who pulls him along on a whirlwind adventure as she attempts to rescue an old lover.
Hot Millions
[1968]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Crime | 1h 46min
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A paroled London fraudster poses as a computer specialist in order to work for an insurance company that entirely relies on its corporate server.
Quartet
[1981]
 
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Movie | Drama, Romance | 1h 41min
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Marya finds herself penniless after her art dealer husband, Stephan, is convicted of theft. Marya accepts the hospitality of a strange couple, H.J. and Lois Heidler, who lets her live in their house.
Movie | Drama, Romance | 1h 56min
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A middle-aged spinster falls in love with a fellow resident of her boardinghouse, who mistakenly believes she has the money to help him start a new business.
Young Cassidy
[1965]
 
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Movie | Biography, Drama | 1h 50min
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Biographical drama based on the early life of playwright Sean O'Casey, depicting his rise from the 1910 Dublin slums to the celebrated openings of his early plays. Johnny Cassidy, an impoverished idealist whose ambitions are restricted by the demands of looking after his family, journeys through the social injustices of Dublin life - involving himself with the rowdy tramway-men strike, dawdling with... see more
Movie | Comedy, Drama | 1h 50min
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American Walter Elbertson, in his late teens, is feeling lost within his family of overachievers. Thirty-something Englishwoman Lila Fisher is emotionally repressed. The two meet on their respective vacations in Spain, when, on the spur of the moment, Walter decides to ditch his overly regimented cycling tour group and join the bus tour group of which Lila is a part. They hardly speak to each other... see more
Francesco's Italy: Top to Toe
[2006]
 
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Mini Series | Documentary | 59min
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Nowhere to Go
[1958]
 
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Movie | Crime, Drama | 1h 29min
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Paul Gregory is sprung from jail in London by his accomplice after getting a stretch as expected for robbing a woman who falls for his charms. Only he knows how to get to the money, but his partner is getting greedy and as things turn sour Gregory finds that home in Canada is a long way away.
Lily in Love
[1984]
 
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Movie | Comedy | 1h 30min
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Broadway star Fitzroy Wynn is thrilled when his wife Lily writes a new script with a brilliant lead role. While ego-centric Fitz thinks himself perfect for the role, Lily dashes his hopes when she admits she wants to find someone different for the part. Fitz refuses to give up his pursuit. Enlisting the reluctant help of his agent, Fitz poses as Roberto Terranova- a young Italian actor and the exact... see more
Better Late Than Never
[1983]
 
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Movie | Comedy | 1h 29min
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Two men show up claiming to be the grandfather of a child heiress.
Roommate Wanted
[2016]
 
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Short Movie | Short, Thriller
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Documentary | Documentary, Short | 14min
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Downton Abbey
[2019]
 
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Movie | Drama
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The continuing story of the Crawley family, wealthy owners of a large estate in the English countryside in the early 20th century.
Movie | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy | 2h 10min
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Harry, Ron, and Hermione search for Voldemort's remaining Horcruxes in their effort to destroy the Dark Lord as the final battle rages on at Hogwarts.
Movie | Adventure, Family, Fantasy | 2h 33min
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As Harry Potter begins his sixth year at Hogwarts, he discovers an old book marked as "the property of the Half-Blood Prince" and begins to learn more about Lord Voldemort's dark past.
Movie | Adventure, Family, Fantasy | 2h 18min
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With their warning about Lord Voldemort's return scoffed at, Harry and Dumbledore are targeted by the Wizard authorities as an authoritarian bureaucrat slowly seizes power at Hogwarts.
Movie | Adventure, Family, Fantasy | 2h 37min
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A young wizard finds himself competing in a hazardous tournament between rival schools of magic, but he is distracted by recurring nightmares.
Movie | Adventure, Family, Fantasy | 2h 22min
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It's Harry's third year at Hogwarts; not only does he have a new "Defense Against the Dark Arts" teacher, but there is also trouble brewing. Convicted murderer Sirius Black has escaped the Wizards' Prison and is coming after Harry.
Movie | Adventure, Family, Fantasy | 2h 32min
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Rescued from the outrageous neglect of his aunt and uncle, a young boy with a great destiny proves his worth while attending Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
Movie | Adventure, Family, Fantasy | 2h 41min
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Harry ignores warnings not to return to Hogwarts, only to find the school plagued by a series of mysterious attacks and a strange voice haunting him.
Downton Abbey
[2010]
 
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TV Series | Drama, Romance | 58min
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A chronicle of the lives of the British aristocratic Crawley family and their servants in the early 20th Century.
Hook
[1991]
 
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Movie | Adventure, Comedy, Family | 2h 22min
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When Captain Hook kidnaps his children, an adult Peter Pan must return to Neverland and reclaim his youthful spirit in order to challenge his old enemy.
Sherlock Gnomes
[2018]
 
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Movie | Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance | 1h 26min
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Garden gnomes, Gnomeo and Juliet, recruit renowned detective Sherlock Gnomes to investigate the mysterious disappearance of other garden ornaments.
Becoming Jane
[2007]
 
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Movie | Biography, Drama, Romance | 2h
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A biographical portrait of a pre-fame Jane Austen and her romance with a young Irishman.
Nanny McPhee Returns
[2010]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Family, Fantasy | 1h 49min
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Nanny McPhee arrives to help a harried young mother who is trying to run the family farm while her husband is away at war, though she uses her magic to teach the woman's children and their two spoiled cousins five new lessons.
The First Wives Club
[1996]
 
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Movie | Comedy | 1h 43min
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Reunited by the death of a college friend, three divorced women seek revenge on the husbands who left them for younger women.
Clash of the Titans
[1981]
 
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Movie | Action, Adventure, Family | 1h 58min
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Perseus must battle both Medusa and the Kraken to save the Princess Andromeda.
Movie | Drama | 1h 56min
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After years of mother-daughter tension, Siddalee receives a scrapbook detailing the wild adventures of the "Ya-Yas", her mother's girlhood friends.
Murder by Death
[1976]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Mystery, Thriller | 1h 34min
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Five famous literary detective characters and their sidekicks are invited to a bizarre mansion to solve an even stranger mystery.
Death on the Nile
[1978]
 
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Movie | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 2h 20min
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As Hercule Poirot enjoys a luxurious cruise down the Nile, a newlywed heiress is found murdered on board. Can Poirot identify the killer before the ship reaches the end of its journey?
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.
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.
The Carol Burnett Show
[1967]
 
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TV Series | Comedy, Family | 1h
Television show featuring skits by Carol Burnett and her comedy troupe.
The 68th Primetime Emmy Awards
[2016]
 
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TV Special | 2h 7min
Second-time host Jimmy Kimmel brings the top names in the television industry together for a night dedicated to the year's best performances on network and primetime television and to recognize excellence in their field.
The 74th Annual Academy Awards
[2002]
 
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TV Special | Family | 4h 16min
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The V.I.P.s
[1963]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 59min
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Fog delays a group of travelers headed for New York. They wait at the V.I.P. lounge of London Airport, each at a moment of crisis in his or her life.
The 65th Primetime Emmy Awards
[2013]
 
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TV Special
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An awards ceremony honoring the best in American primetime television programming.
It All Came True
[1998]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Fantasy | 1h 34min
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A bachelor afraid of marriage angers his long-time girlfriend by buying a splendid townhouse just for himself, only to find it haunted by the ghosts of a famous theatrical couple, who teach him about love and commitment.
Oh! What a Lovely War
[1969]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Musical, War | 2h 24min
The working-class Smiths change their initially sunny views on World War I after the three boys of the family witness the harsh reality of trench warfare.
The Last September
[1999]
 
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Movie | Drama, History, Romance | 1h 43min
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In 1920s Ireland, an elderly couple reside over a tired country estate. Living with them are their high-spirited niece, their Oxford student nephew, and married house guests, who are trying to cover up that they are presently homeless. The niece enjoys romantic frolics with a soldier and a hidden guerrilla fighter. All of the principals are thrown into turmoil when one more guest arrives with considerable... see more
The Honey Pot
[1967]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Crime | 2h 30min
Inspired by a performance of his favorite play, "Volpone," 20th-century millionaire Cecil Fox devises an intricate plan to trick three of his former mistresses into believing he is dying. Although the women are wealthy in their own right, all have good reason to covet his fortune. To assist him in his scheme, Fox hires William McFly, a gigolo and sometime actor, to act as his secretary/servant. Fox... see more
The Pumpkin Eater
[1964]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 58min
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Film screenwriter Jake Armitage and his wife Jo Armitage live in London with six of Jo's eight children, with the two eldest boys at boarding school. The children are spread over Jo's three marriages, with only the youngest being Jake's biological child, although he treats them all as his own. Jo left her second husband Giles after meeting Giles' friend Jake, the two who were immediately attracted... see more
TV Movie
Royal National Theatre celebrates 50 years.
Othello
[1965]
 
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Movie | Drama | 2h 45min
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A general's marriage is destroyed when a vengeful lieutenant convinces him that his new wife has been unfaithful.
Oscar's Greatest Moments
[1992]
 
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Documentary | Documentary | 1h 49min
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The most noteworthy events concerning the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Award shows from 1971 to 1991.
HBO First Look
[1992]
 
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TV Series | Documentary, Short | 13min
Behind-the-scenes look at upcoming feature films, featuring interview commentary with their casts and crews.
Documentary | Documentary
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Text Santa 2014
[2014]
 
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TV Movie
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The annual Text Santa on ITV to support UK charities during the Christmas period.
Documentary | Documentary
Talking Heads
[1987]
 
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Mini Series | Drama
Six monologues tell the stories of six different repressed souls: a man dominated by his mother, a vicar's wife, an inveterate letter writer, a hopeful actress, a recently widowed woman, and an elderly shut-in.
The 59th Annual Academy Awards
[1987]
 
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TV Special | Family
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The official, annual, Hollywood award show that hands out many movie honors, including the Oscars. That year's show was hosted by Ralph Bellamy, and saw big wins by Marlee Matlin, Paul Newman, and Michael Caine.
Dave Allen: God's Own Comedian
[2013]
 
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Documentary | Documentary | 1h
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The 50th Annual Academy Awards
[1978]
 
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TV Special
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Romeo.Juliet
[1990]
 
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Movie | 2h
The tale centers on an eccentric bag lady who rescues the stray cats of Venice and puts them on a boat to set sail for the new world.
The 51st Annual Academy Awards
[1979]
 
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Documentary | Documentary
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The Agatha Christie Code
[2005]
 
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Documentary | Documentary, Family | 50min
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Dinah!
[1974]
 
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TV Series | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show | 1h 30min
Dinah's show premiered 9 September 1974 and continued through to 4 September 1981. She started out the 70's with Dinah's Place which usually featured one guest and was more of a home oriented show about cooking, crafts and occasionally music. This format lasted until May of 1974. When the show came back in October of 1974 the format had changed drastically to a variety talk show which was called Dinah... see more
The 43rd Annual Academy Awards
[1971]
 
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TV Special
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BBC Play of the Month
[1965]
 
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TV Series | Drama | 2h
Child in the House
[1956]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 30min
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Young Elizabeth is left with her relatives, a married couple, while her mother is in hospital. The friendly husband likes her, but the wife hates kids. Her father, an often absent crook on the lam, visits her in secret one day.
Go to Blazes
[1962]
 
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Movie | Comedy | 1h 20min
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After yet another smash-and-grab goes wrong, a bungling trio of small-time crooks flash an idea of using a fire engine as a getaway vehicle. But they keep being mistaken for genuine firemen and it starts to become a flaming nuisance.
Armchair Theatre
[1956]
 
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TV Series | Drama | 1h
"Armchair Theatre" is a British television drama anthology series of single plays that ran on the ITV network from 1956 to 1974. It was originally produced by Associated British Corporation, and later by Thames Television from mid-1968.
ITV Play of the Week
[1955]
 
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TV Series | Comedy, Drama | 1h 30min
An anthology series from the United Kingdom, from 1955 to 1974, producing about 500 ninety minute episodes from Granada Television.
Documentary | Documentary | 44min
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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.
Preparing for the Yule Ball
[2006]
 
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Documentary | Documentary, Short | 9min
A documentary about the making of the Yule Ball scenes from Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005).
Judi Dench: A BAFTA Tribute
[2002]
 
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Documentary | Documentary | 1h 10min
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Friends and colleagues pay tribute to Dame Judi Dench as she is awarded the Fellowship of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts.
Documentary | Documentary, Short | 6min
A documentary about the making of the dragon arena scene from Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005).
Planet Voice
[2004]
 
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TV Series | Comedy, Game-Show, Music | 3h
Ronnie Barker: A BAFTA Tribute
[2004]
 
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TV Movie | 1h
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A BAFTA tribute to arguably Britain's most popular television comedy actor.
Keeping Mum: Funnies
[2006]
 
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Video | Comedy, Short | 6min
Downton Abbey Revisited
[2012]
 
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Documentary | Documentary
TV Special | Family | 2h
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Coverage of the annual British Academy Film Awards, broadcast live from The Odeon, Leicester Square, London. Hosted by Stephen Fry and attended by film makers and stars from around the world.
The 44th Annual Tony Awards
[1990]
 
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TV Special | Musical | 2h
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The 52nd Annual Tony Awards
[1998]
 
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TV Special | Family
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TV Special | Family | 2h
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Coverage of the British Academy Film Awards, live from the Odeon Leiscester Square, London. Hosted by Jack Docherty.
Creating the Vision
[2004]
 
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Documentary | Documentary, Short | 11min
A documentary about the adaptation of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004) from the original novel.
National Television Awards
[2015]
 
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TV Special
Short Movie | Short | 22min
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Featurette documenting the making of the film "Death On The Nile".
The Wandering Company
[1984]
 
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Documentary | Documentary | 50min
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50 Years of Funny Females
[1995]
 
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Documentary | Comedy, Documentary
An ABC prime-time special clip show, celebrating 50 years of top comediennes from film and television.
Much Ado About Nothing
[1967]
 
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TV Movie | Comedy, Romance | 2h 5min
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Young lovers Hero and Claudio, soon to wed, conspire to get verbal sparring partners and confirmed singles Benedick and Beatrice to wed as well.
Short Movie | 8min
A behind-the-scenes look at the making of Young Cassidy (1965), a film about Irish author Sean O'Casey.
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