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Roger Allam
Born October 26, 1953 (age 66)
Roger William Allam (born 26 October 1953) is an English actor, known primarily for his stage career, although he has performed in film, television and radio.
He has played Inspector Javert in the original London production of the stage musical Les Misérables, Douglas Richardson in the award-winning radio series Cabin Pressure, and DI Fred Thursday in the TV series Endeavour. He is also known for... full bio
Endeavour
[2012]
 
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TV Series | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 1h 29min
Set in the 1960s, the show follows Endeavour Morse in his early years as a police constable. Working alongside his senior partner DI Fred Thursday, Morse engages in a number of investigations around Oxford.
The Angels' Share
[2012]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 1h 41min
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Narrowly avoiding jail, new dad Robbie vows to turn over a new leaf. A visit to a whisky distillery inspires him and his mates to seek a way out of their hopeless lives.
Parade's End
[2012]
 
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Mini Series | Action, Drama, Romance, War | 4h 47min
Revolves around a love triangle between a conservative English aristocrat, his mean socialite wife and a young suffragette.
The Hippopotamus
[2017]
 
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Movie | Comedy | 1h 29min
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Disgraced poet Ted Wallace is summoned to his friend's country manor to investigate a series of unexplained miracles.
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.
Sarah & Duck
[2013]
 
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TV Series | Animation, Family | 7min
Sarah is a young british girl whose best friend happens to be a mallard named, Duck. Everyday they embark on small adventures learning about the world as they go with the help of their friends. From Sarah's love of the tuba and sea cows to Duck' s obsession with bread there's always much to do, even if that simply means a good sit-and-think.
Game of Thrones: Costumes
[2011]
 
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Documentary | Documentary | 9min
An in-depth look at the intricate costume designs created for the HBO drama series 'Game of Thrones.'
The Truth Commissioner
[2016]
 
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TV Movie | Drama | 1h 34min
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A drama about a truth commissioner appointed to chair a South African style truth commission in Northern Ireland.
Stranded
[2002]
 
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TV Movie | Adventure, Drama | 2h
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David Robinson is being shipped off to a penal colony. His wife and kids are allowed to accompany him. A storm strikes the ship and the family (save for one son, Jacob) are trapped below deck. Jacob is raised by pirates, and the family gets out of the boat and on to land, salvaging as much as they can from the boat, including dogs, chickens, and muskets. They learn to survive and build a shelter on... see more
Margaret
[2009]
 
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TV Movie | Drama | 1h 53min
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Margaret Thatcher's final days as the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
TV Movie
Royal National Theatre celebrates 50 years.
Making of Game of Thrones
[2011]
 
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Documentary | Documentary | 30min
Delve behind the scenes of the HBO drama series 'Game of Thrones' in this special featuring interviews, clips from the show, and more.
The Curse of Steptoe
[2008]
 
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TV Movie | Biography, Drama | 1h 7min
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In the early 1960s aspiring stage actor Harry H. Corbett jumps at the chance to play junk-dealer Harold Steptoe in a television comedy show 'Steptoe and Son'. However, the show's success proves to be a poisoned chalice for him, type-casting him and thwarting his stage ambitions. Wilfrid Brambell, the actor playing his father, is marginalized in a different way. He is a gay man in an England where homosexuality... see more
The Tempest
[2014]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama | 2h 49min
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Prospero, Duke of Milan, usurped and exiled by his own brother, holds sway over an enchanted island. He is comforted by his daughter Miranda and served by his spirit Ariel and his deformed slave Caliban. When Prospero raises a storm to wreck this perfidious brother and his confederates on the island, his long contemplated revenge at last seems within reach.
TV Movie | Drama | 1h 45min
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In 1974, a pair of pub bombings rocked Birmingham, England. The terrorist attacks killed dozens of innocent civilians and wounded many more. But another tragedy took place in their aftermath: the wrongful conviction of six men for the crime. This docudrama follows researchers Chris Mullin (John Hurt) and Ian McBride (Martin Shaw) as they investigate the case of the "Birmingham Six." As the pair uncover... see more
The British Soap Awards 2014
[2014]
 
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TV Special | 2h 5min
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Three in a Bed
[2010]
 
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TV Series | Reality-TV | 1h
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Three Bed & Breakfast owners stay in each other's accommodation, and then pay the amount which they thought their stay was worth. The owners with the highest percentage of or over their asking price wins. Much arguing and oneupmanship ensues.
The Auction House
[2014]
 
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TV Series | Reality-TV
A look behind the scenes with the eagle-eyed collectors, opportunistic dealers, super-rich customers, eccentric staff and gorgeous artefacts at Lots Road auction house.
Documentary | Documentary, Short | 11min
Game of Thrones
[2011]
 
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TV Series | Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance | 57min
Nine noble families fight for control over the mythical lands of Westeros, while an ancient enemy returns after being dormant for thousands of years.
V for Vendetta
[2005]
 
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Movie | Action, Drama, Thriller | 2h 12min
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In a future British tyranny, a shadowy freedom fighter, known only by the alias of "V", plots to overthrow it with the help of a young woman.
Movie | Action, Adventure, Fantasy | 2h 16min
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Jack Sparrow and Barbossa embark on a quest to find the elusive fountain of youth, only to discover that Blackbeard and his daughter are after it too.
The Woman in Black
[2012]
 
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Movie | Drama, Fantasy, Horror | 1h 35min
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A young solicitor travels to a remote village where he discovers the vengeful ghost of a scorned woman is terrorizing the locals.
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.
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.
The Iron Lady
[2011]
 
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Movie | Biography, Drama | 1h 45min
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An elderly Margaret Thatcher talks to the imagined presence of her recently deceased husband as she struggles to come to terms with his death while scenes from her past life, from girlhood to British prime minister, intervene.
The Queen
[2006]
 
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Movie | Biography, Drama | 1h 43min
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After the death of Princess Diana, Queen Elizabeth II struggles with her reaction to a sequence of events nobody could have predicted.
Inkheart
[2008]
 
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Movie | Adventure, Family, Fantasy | 1h 46min
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A young girl discovers her father has an amazing talent to bring characters out of their books and must try to stop a freed villain from destroying them all, with the help of her father, her aunt, and a storybook's hero.
Speed Racer
[2008]
 
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Movie | Action, Family, Sci-Fi | 2h 15min
A young driver, Speed Racer, aspires to be champion of the racing world with the help of his family and his high-tech Mach 5 automobile.
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.
The Missing
[2014]
 
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TV Series | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 1h
When Tony and Emily Hughes travel to France with their 5-year-old son Oliver, their family holiday turns into a nightmare when Oliver disappears from a large celebrating crowd in Northern France.
Movie | Drama, War | 2h 7min
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Against the backdrop of the Irish War of Independence, two brothers fight a guerrilla war against British forces.
Tamara Drewe
[2010]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 1h 47min
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A young newspaper writer returns to her hometown in the English countryside, where her childhood home is being prepped for sale.
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.
The Thick of It
[2005]
 
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TV Series | Comedy | 29min
Set in the corridors of power and spin, the Minister for Social Affairs, is continually harassed by Number 10's policy enforcer and dependent on his not-so-reliable team of civil servants.
Bad Education
[2012]
 
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TV Series | Comedy | 30min
A comedy series about a teacher who is a bigger kid than the kids he teaches.
Movie | Comedy, Drama | 1h 34min
Director Michael Winterbottom (Northam) attempts to shoot the adaptation of Laurence Sterne's essentially unfilmable novel, "The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman."
Spooks
[2002]
 
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TV Series | Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller | 1h
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The missions of MI-5, the UK's domestic intelligence organization.
Ashes to Ashes
[2008]
 
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TV Series | Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller | 1h
DCI Gene Hunt swaps the Ford Cortina for an Audi Quattro and joins the London Metropolitan Police to deal with the 'Southern Nancy' criminal scum.
Movie | Music, Musical | 2h 58min
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A celebratory 25th anniversary concert performance of the hit musical at The O2 in London.
Ethel & Ernest
[2016]
 
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Movie | Animation, Drama, History | 1h 34min
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This hand drawn animated film, based on the award winning graphic novel by Raymond Briggs, is an intimate and affectionate depiction of the life and times of his parents, two ordinary Londoners living through extraordinary events.
TV Series | Action, Comedy | 30min
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Monty Python meets The Princess Bride in this Comedy Central original series. Follow Kröd and his band of ineffectual freedom fighters as they fight evil and save the world.
RKO 281
[1999]
 
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TV Movie | Biography, Drama | 1h 26min
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Orson Welles produces his greatest film, Citizen Kane (1941), despite the opposition of the film's de facto subject, William Randolph Hearst.
Waking the Dead
[2000]
 
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TV Series | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 1h 40min
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Detective Superintendent Peter Boyd is the leader of a police team which investigates unsolved murders using modern technology.
The Inspector Lynley Mysteries
[2001]
 
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TV Series | Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance | 1h 30min
British crime investigation series based around aristocratic, Oxford-educated Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley (Nathaniel Parker) and his working-class assistant Sergeant Barbara Havers (Sharon Small).
The Catherine Tate Show
[2004]
 
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TV Series | Comedy | 30min
Sketches by Catherine Tate and her comedy troupe.
The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone
[2003]
 
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TV Movie | Drama, Romance | 1h 54min
A failing star is faced with a lifestyle change when her rich husband suddenly dies while they are en route to Italy. She then sets off in a series of flings with gigolos found for her by an aging contessa. Each contact spirals further out of control until she becomes obsessed with one young man, who initially treats her well, but then with disdain.
The Jury
[2002]
 
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Mini Series | Drama | 5h
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Twelve men and women are called for jury service in the retrial of a man accused of a triple murder after the High Court overturns the original verdict.
Mini Series | Comedy | 30min
Mockumentary following aging rock star Brian Pern, former front-man of the legendary 1970s progressive rock group Thotch.
The Misadventures of Mr. Wilt
[1990]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Crime | 1h 32min
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Henry Wilt is a more or less failure of a teacher who fantasizes about murdering his dominant, non-attentive wife Eva. At a party Wilt is stuck to an inflatable doll and makes a complete fool of himself. Eventually, he dumps the doll in a hole at a building site. However, he has been witnessed getting rid of the doll and when his wife disappears on the night after the party, the police with inspector... see more
Shakespeare Live! From the RSC
[2016]
 
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TV Movie | Biography, Musical | 2h
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A celebration of the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death, broadcast live at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon.
The Robinsons
[2005]
 
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TV Series | Comedy | 30min
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Manchild
[2002]
 
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TV Series | Comedy | 30min
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This English sitcom is about Terry, Gary, James and Patrick, four Londoners who remained best friends and confidants past their sexual prime, married or even divorced, some with children, but still with a natural appetite for the ladies, no longer physically first choice but disposing of sufficient means (financial and socially, as they are successful in their respective professions) to be quite attractive;... see more
Between the Lines
[1992]
 
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TV Series | Crime, Drama | 50min
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"Between The Lines" is set in the Complaints Investigation Bureau (CIB) - the department responsible for investigating other police officers - of London's Metropolitan Police. The first two series had stories based around various different aspects of the darker side of the police, ranging from such topics as petty corruption, racism and sexual harassment through to grand conspiracy, with some plot... see more
Mini Series | Animation, Comedy, Drama | 26min
Condensed animated adaptations of plays by William Shakespeare.
Coming Up
[2003]
 
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TV Series | Drama
Coming Up is a British Channel 4 television series of films made for television by new directors and writers.
TV Series | Animation, Drama
Stories from the Bible are interpreted in different styles of animation.
Documentary | Documentary, Short | 16min
Ending Up
[1989]
 
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TV Movie | Comedy, Drama
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A traditional rural English Christmas, reluctantly spent with the predominantly geriatric family (who all have their quirks and eccentricities) ends in tragedy after a practical joke goes ...
Performance
[1992]
 
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TV Series | Drama
The Old Guys
[2009]
 
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TV Series | Comedy
Two retired gentleman share a house together , always competing for the affections of their attractive neighbour Sally
A Class Apart
[2007]
 
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TV Movie | Drama | 1h 30min
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A working class single mother appeals to send her son to the best state school in her area. When the headmaster of a local private school hears of her campaign, he is intrigued, and offers her son a place at his school, betting that he can turn the boy's life around.
Simon Schama's Shakespeare
[2012]
 
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Mini Series | History
The Making of 'The Queen'
[2007]
 
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Documentary | Documentary | 20min
Documentary | Documentary, Short
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The first half shows the cast being interviewed in character and provides movie plot back story. The second half shows behind-the-scenes filming, including cast and crew interviews.
Documentary | Documentary, Short | 14min
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