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Samantha Morton
Born May 13, 1977 (age 42)
Samantha Jane Morton (born 13 May 1977) is an English actress, screenwriter and director. She has received critical acclaim throughout her career and has won a BAFTA Award, one BIFA Award, one Golden Globe Award, and has been nominated once for an Emmy Award and twice for an Academy Award. She has been described as one of the greatest actresses of her generation.
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Minority Report
[2002]
 
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Movie | Action, Adventure, Crime, Mystery, Sci-Fi | 2h 25min
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In a future where a special police unit is able to arrest murderers before they commit their crimes, an officer from that unit is himself accused of a future murder.
Synecdoche, New York
[2008]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama | 2h 4min
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A theatre director struggles with his work, and the women in his life, as he creates a life-size replica of New York City inside a warehouse as part of his new play.
Control
[2007]
 
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Movie | Biography, Drama, Music | 2h 2min
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A profile of Ian Curtis, the enigmatic singer of Joy Division whose personal, professional, and romantic troubles led him to commit suicide at the age of 23.
The Messenger
[2009]
 
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Movie | Drama, Romance, War | 1h 53min
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An American soldier struggles with an ethical dilemma when he becomes involved with a widow of a fallen officer.
In America
[2002]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 45min
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A family of Irish immigrants adjust to life on the mean streets of Hell's Kitchen while also grieving the death of a child.
The Libertine
[2004]
 
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Movie | Drama, Romance | 1h 54min
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The story of John Wilmot, a.k.a. the Earl of Rochester, a 17th century poet who famously drank and debauched his way to an early grave, only to earn posthumous critical acclaim for his life's work.
Sweet and Lowdown
[1999]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama, Music | 1h 35min
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In the 1930s, jazz guitarist Emmet Ray idolizes Django Reinhardt, faces gangsters and falls in love with a mute woman.
Harlots
[2017]
 
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TV Series | Drama | 45min
Brothel owner, Margaret Wells, struggles to raise her daughters in London during the 18th century.
Code 46
[2003]
 
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Movie | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi | 1h 33min
A futuristic Brief Encounter (1945), this is a love story in which the romance is doomed by genetic incompatibility.
The Harvest
[2013]
 
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Movie | Drama, Horror, Mystery | 1h 44min
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A couple who keeps their sick son in a secluded environment find their controlled lives challenged by a young girl who moves in next door.
Miss Julie
[2014]
 
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Movie | Drama, Romance | 2h 9min
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Over the course of a midsummer night in Fermanagh in 1890, an unsettled daughter of the Anglo-Irish aristocracy encourages her father's valet to seduce her.
Enduring Love
[2004]
 
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Movie | Drama, Mystery, Romance | 1h 40min
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Two strangers become dangerously close after witnessing a deadly accident.
Mister Lonely
[2007]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama | 1h 52min
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In Paris, a young American who works as a Michael Jackson lookalike meets Marilyn Monroe, who invites him to her commune in Scotland, where she lives with Charlie Chaplin and her daughter, Shirley Temple.
Rillington Place
[2016]
 
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Mini Series | Crime, Drama, Thriller | 58min
A three-part drama about serial killer John Christie and the murders at 10 Rillington Place in the 1940s and early 1950s.
Morvern Callar
[2002]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 37min
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After her beloved husband's suicide, a mourning supermarket worker and her best friend hit the road in Scotland, but find that grief is something that you can't run away from forever.
Decoding Annie Parker
[2013]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 31min
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Love, science, sex, infidelity, disease and comedy, the wild, mostly true story of the irrepressible Annie Parker and the almost discovery of a cure for cancer.
The Last Panthers
[2015]
 
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Mini Series | Action, Crime, Drama | 48min
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Independent Claims Specialist Naomi (Samantha Morton) is given the job by her boss, Tom (Sir John Hurt), of recovering stolen diamonds, no matter what it takes. Also on the trail of the diamonds, from a different direction, is police officer Khalil (Tahar Rahim). The investigation takes them across Europe and into a world where shadowy figures control events.
Lassie
[2005]
 
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Movie | Adventure, Comedy, Drama | 1h 40min
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A family in financial crisis is forced to sell Lassie, their beloved dog. Hundreds of miles away from her true family, Lassie escapes and sets out on a journey home.
River Queen
[2005]
 
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Movie | Action, Adventure, Drama | 1h 54min
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An intimate story set during the 1860s in which a young Irish woman Sarah and her family find themselves on both sides of the turbulent wars between British and Maori during the British colonization of New Zealand.
Expired
[2007]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 1h 47min
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A turbulent and intriguing love story between two parking officers in the city of Los Angeles.
The Daisy Chain
[2008]
 
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Movie | Drama, Horror, Thriller | 1h 29min
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A grieving couple move to a remote Irish village in the wake of their baby daughter's death. They soon take in an orphaned autistic girl, only to become involved in a series of strange occurrences.
Cider with Rosie
[2015]
 
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TV Movie | Drama | 1h 30min
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A semi-autobiographical coming-of-age story set in the Cotswolds during and immediately after the First World War.
Under the Skin
[1997]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 22min
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Although married and pregnant Rose has always been Mother's favorite, it is younger sister Iris whose life is shaken up by Mother's death. Suffocating, Iris spirals out of control and copes by losing herself in sexual oblivion. She leaves her steady, Gary, for a steady stream of one night stands in the arms of mysterious strangers, alienating Gary, Rose, her friends, and her employers in the process... see more
Pandaemonium
[2000]
 
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Movie | Biography, Drama | 2h 4min
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Friendship and betrayal between two poets during the French Revolution.
Dreaming of Joseph Lees
[1999]
 
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Movie | Drama, Romance | 1h 32min
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Somerset, 1958. Eva enters adulthood with good humor, keeping house for her absent-minded father, letting her younger sister Janie in on the secrets of growing up, working at a furniture factory, and dreaming of Joseph Lees, her second cousin who's off in Africa and Italy as a geologist, but has lost a leg in an accident. She's also considering the advances of a local farmer, Harry Flite, ebullient... see more
Two for Joy
[2018]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 30min
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Two for Joy is a movie starring Billie Piper, Samantha Morton, and Bella Ramsey. A troubled family's problems come to a head during a stay in a seaside town.
This Is the Sea
[1997]
 
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Movie | Drama, Romance | 1h 40min
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The film is set in Northern Ireland shortly after 1994 cease-fire. Hazel is a Protestant and Malachy a Catholic. Romance between them is threatened by Rohan (leader in militant underground and pal of Malachy's brother Padhar), who wants Malachy to be recruited and fight for the cause and by Hazel's brother Jef, who spies on her meetings.
Eden
[2001]
 
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Movie | Drama, Romance, War | 1h 31min
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Is the story of Samantha and Dov Ernst, American Zionists who emigrated to Palestine. Kalkofsky, a German Jew and bookseller, left behind his family in Europe. He accommodates Silvia, a young revolutionary against British rule.
The Future Lasts a Long Time
[1996]
 
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Short Movie | 14min
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Somewhere in the U.K., May and Jimmy are wannabe Bonnie and Clydes. They daydream of being criminals who die in a hail of gunfire. Jimmy tries to fence some stolen goods in order to buy heroin. May whines when he doesn't succeed. So Jimmy suggests they drive out to Kinney's - it's Kinney's birthday, so he's sure to have some skag about. They are happy and in love as they drive through fields of grain... see more
Magik
[2016]
 
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Lewis Clark is a brilliant author who stumbles upon a world of Magic after the disappearance of his two young children. He begins a quest to try to stop the insidious evil that threatens to destroy both his new world and his old one.
Movie | Adventure, Family, Fantasy | 2h 13min
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The adventures of writer Newt Scamander in New York's secret community of witches and wizards seventy years before Harry Potter reads his book in school.
John Carter
[2012]
 
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Movie | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | 2h 12min
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Transported to Barsoom, a Civil War vet discovers a barren planet seemingly inhabited by 12-foot tall barbarians. Finding himself prisoner of these creatures, he escapes, only to encounter Woola and a princess in desperate need of a savior.
Cosmopolis
[2012]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 49min
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Riding across Manhattan in a stretch limo in order to get a haircut, a 28-year-old billionaire asset manager's day devolves into an odyssey with a cast of characters that start to tear his world apart.
Elizabeth: The Golden Age
[2007]
 
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Movie | Biography, Drama, History | 1h 54min
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A mature Queen Elizabeth endures multiple crises late in her reign including court intrigues, an assassination plot, the Spanish Armada, and romantic disappointments.
Free Jimmy
[2006]
 
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Movie | Animation, Comedy | 1h 26min
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Four stoners, five vegans, three mobsters, four hunters and a million reasons to free one junkie elephant.
Jesus' Son
[1999]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 47min
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A young man turns from drug addiction and petty crime to a life redeemed by a discovery of compassion.
Cracker
[1993]
 
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TV Series | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 1h 40min
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Dr Edward "Fitz" Fitzgerald is a criminal psychologist. He is rather anti-social and obnoxious but he has a gift for solving crimes. Thus he is employed as a consultant by the Manchester Police.
Emma
[1996]
 
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TV Movie | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 1h 47min
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While matchmaking for friends and neighbors, a young 19th-century Englishwoman nearly misses her own chance at love.
Longford
[2006]
 
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TV Movie | Biography, Crime, Drama | 1h 33min
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A portrait of Lord Longford, a tireless British campaigner whose controversial beliefs often resulted in furious political debate and personal conflict.
Jane Eyre
[1997]
 
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TV Movie | Drama, Romance | 1h 48min
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Charlotte Bronte's classic novel is filmed yet again. The story of the Yorkshire orphan who becomes a governess to a young French girl and finds love with the brooding lord of the manor is given a standard romantic flare, but sparks do not seem to happen between the two leads in this version.
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).
Max & Ruby
[2002]
 
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TV Series | Animation, Family | 30min
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The adventures of two little bunnies, three-year-old Max and seven-year-old Ruby, as they try to get along in day-to-day life.
U2: The Best of 1990-2000
[2002]
 
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Documentary | Documentary, Music | 2h 56min
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A collection of U2's music videos from their compilation album titled "The Best of 1990-2000"
Mini Series | Adventure, Comedy, Drama | 5h 14min
A new adaptation of the classic novel by Henry Fielding of the life, loves and adventures of the charming rascal Tom Jones. A foundling child born of a serving wench but allowed to grow up in the privileged surroundings of Squire Allworthy's household. This position allows him to grow up with, make the acquaintance of and eventually fall in love with the beautiful daughter of his wealthy neighbour... see more
The 72nd Annual Academy Awards
[2000]
 
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TV Special | Family
2000's Oscars. The 72nd annual event was hosted by Billy Crystal. Films contending for the awards (Best Picture) includes: American Beauty (1999), The Sixth Sense (1999), The Insider (1999), The Cider House Rules (1999) and The Green Mile (1999). Other categories had movies such as The Matrix (1999), Topsy-Turvy (1999), Being John Malkovich (1999), among others as nominees.
Soldier Soldier
[1991]
 
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TV Series | Drama | 50min
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Drama following the life of the officers and men of the King's Own Fusiliers regiment, during their home lives, training exercises and battles.
Band of Gold
[1995]
 
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TV Series | Crime, Drama | 4h 50min
In Bradford, England, several desperate streetwalkers team up to run the business for themselves. They must deal with competition, mobsters, moralists, psychos and cops, but at least now they have each other and a plan.
Boon
[1986]
 
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TV Series | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 1h
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Ken Boon and Harry Crawford are two middle-aged ex-firemen. Harry retires and opens a hotel (The Grand Hotel), with Ken as a temporary odd-job man. During the seven seasons (1986-1992), Ken works his way up from odd-job man to private investigator, while Harry runs two hotels, a ballroom, a country club, and finally, a security firm. Over the years, they are assisted by Doreen Evans, Rocky Cassidy... see more
V Graham Norton
[2002]
 
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TV Series | Comedy, Talk-Show | 30min
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Virtually the same format as "So Graham Norton" but a shorter show for a daily Monday to Friday late evening slot recorded earlier on the day of broadcast. Full of sexual innuendo, crude stories and glamorous guests.
The Last Yellow
[1999]
 
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Movie | Comedy | 1h 33min
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Two losers try to lift themselves out of the mire by letting their fantasy world take over their lives.
The Late Late Show
[1962]
 
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TV Series | Talk-Show | 1h
Chat show that looks at current affairs in Ireland
Dispatches
[1987]
 
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TV Series | Documentary
Channel 4's long-running, award-winning investigative current affairs documentary series. Particularly noted for its undercover reporting.
'Minority Report': The Players
[2002]
 
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Documentary | Documentary, Short | 9min
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Big Brother's Big Mouth
[2004]
 
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TV Series | Talk-Show | 23min
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Fans of the reality show put their questions to a panel of experts.
Documentary | Documentary, Short | 17min
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NY Graham Norton
[2004]
 
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TV Series | Comedy, Talk-Show | 50min
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.
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