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Shirley Henderson
Born November 24, 1965 (age 53)
Shirley Henderson (born 24 November 1965) is a Scottish actress. She played Gail in Trainspotting (1996), Jude in Bridget Jones's Diary (2001) and Moaning Myrtle in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002) and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005). Her other films include Topsy-Turvy (1999), Wilbur Wants to Kill Himself (2002), Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (2004), Frozen (2005), Miss... full bio
Stan & Ollie
[2018]
 
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Movie | Biography, Comedy, Drama | 1h 38min
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Laurel and Hardy, the world's most famous comedy duo, attempt to reignite their film careers as they embark on what becomes their swan song - a grueling theatre tour of post-war Britain.
Life During Wartime
[2009]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama | 1h 38min
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Friends, family, and lovers struggle to find love, forgiveness, and meaning in an almost war-torn world riddled with comedy and pathos.
Wilbur Wants to Kill Himself
[2002]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 1h 49min
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The good-hearted Harbour has spent his whole life trying to take care of his motherless and suicidal little brother, Wilbur. The brothers are inseparable. When in their thirties, they lose their father and inherit his second-hand bookshop. One day Alice enters the shop with her little daughter. Alice is a cleaning lady at the nearby hospital and she sells the books that the patients leave behind. The... see more
Southcliffe
[2013]
 
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Mini Series | Drama, Thriller | 3h 8min
Following a rash of shootings in an English market town, the crimes are retold through the eyes of a journalist and the tragedies' victims.
The Gruffalo's Child
[2011]
 
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Short Movie | Animation, Family | 27min
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A little Gruffalo ignores her father's warnings and tiptoes out into the snow in search of the Big Bad Mouse.
Wonderland
[1999]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 48min
There's little wonder in the working-class lives of Bill, Eileen, and their three grown daughters. They're lonely Londoners. Nadia, a cafe waitress, places personal ads, looking for love; Debbie, a single mom, entertains men at the hair salon after hours; her son spends part of the weekend with her ex, a man with a hair-trigger temper. Molly is expecting her first baby and its father acts as if the... see more
Close Your Eyes
[2002]
 
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Movie | Crime, Horror, Mystery | 1h 48min
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A hypnotherapist is caught up in the pursuit of a serial killer.
Everyday
[2012]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 46min
This film charts the relationship between a man imprisoned for drug smuggling and his wife and is being shot over the course of five years, a few weeks at a time.
I Really Hate My Job
[2007]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama | 1h 30min
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'Every day is another day closer to the day I'll never have to do this again.' Five women, one restaurant, one night, one birthday, one breakdown. Then the phone rings. A famous actor is coming for dinner. I Really Hate My Job is the story of an evening in a café in London's Soho. As in so many jobs, nothing much happens - except laughter, song, rage, collapse, intrigue, cooking, lying, nudity, conversation... see more
ShakespeaRe-Told
[2005]
 
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Mini Series | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A modern re-telling of four William Shakespeare stories.
Urban Hymn
[2015]
 
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Movie | Crime, Drama | 1h 54min
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Urban Hymn follows a troubled teenage girl, Jamie, who possesses an amazing singing voice, and an inspiring and unconventional social worker, Kate, who encourages her to use it.
American Cousins
[2003]
 
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Movie | Crime, Drama | 1h 55min
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Two American mafiosi, Gino and Settimo, take refuge in the Glasgow cafe owned by their Scottish/Italian cousin. But cousin Roberto isn't the tough guy they'd expected. His strengths are fish frying and stamp collecting, and he thinks Magnum 45s are a type of ice cream. Gino and Settimo try to repay Roberto's hospitality by chasing off a debt collector who wants his property, but their strong arm tactics... see more
Frozen
[2005]
 
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Movie | Thriller | 1h 30min
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It's two years since the mysterious disappearance of Kath Swarbrick's older sister Annie, but Kath remains haunted by a need to know what happened. When police investigations wind down, Kath continues the search herself. She gets nowhere until she steals some CCTV footage of her sister on her final day. Visiting the spot where Annie was filmed, Kath becomes convinced she has found a portal to another... see more
Never Steady, Never Still
[2017]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 50min
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A mother struggles to take control of her life in the face of advanced Parkinson's disease, while her son battles his sexual and emotional identity amongst the violence of Alberta's oil field work camps.
Fishy
[2003]
 
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Short Movie | Drama, Fantasy, Short | 10min
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Glenda, an unemployed misfit, falls in love with Freddie, her goldfish. As her search for work flounders, her love for Freddie deepens and she feels her place is at his side...
The Caravan
[2015]
 
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Movie | Drama, Family | 1h 47min
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A dying mothers plans a reconciliation with her husband and son after her death.
May Contain Nuts
[2009]
 
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TV Movie | Comedy | 2h
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Part One:- Alice and David Chaplin and their children move to a gated private housing estate where status is all-important. Queen Bee Ffion, who addresses her daughter in French even in shops, sets the snobby standard and Alice is alarmed at the parents'competition to get their daughters into the fashionable Chelsea college rather than the despised local comprehensive school. Sarah McDonald even gets... see more
Greed
[2019]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama
Satire about the world of the super-rich.
Nova
[1974]
 
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TV Series | Biography, Documentary | 1h
Science documentaries about various topics.
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 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.
T2 Trainspotting
[2017]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 57min
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After 20 years abroad, Mark Renton returns to Scotland and reunites with his old friends Sick Boy, Spud, and Begbie.
Trainspotting
[1996]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 34min
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Renton, deeply immersed in the Edinburgh drug scene, tries to clean up and get out, despite the allure of the drugs and influence of friends.
Okja
[2017]
 
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Movie | Action, Adventure, Drama | 2h
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Meet Mija, a young girl who risks everything to prevent a powerful, multi-national company from kidnapping her best friend - a fascinating animal named Okja.
Bridget Jones's Baby
[2016]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Romance | 1h 58min
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Bridget's focus on single life and her career is interrupted when she finds herself pregnant, but with one hitch ... she can only be fifty percent sure of the identity of her baby's father.
Filth
[2013]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 1h 37min
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A corrupt, junkie cop with bipolar disorder attempts to manipulate his way through a promotion in order to win back his wife and daughter while also fighting his own borderline-fueled inner demons.
Bridget Jones's Diary
[2001]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 1h 37min
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A British woman is determined to improve herself while she looks for love in a year in which she keeps a personal diary.
Anna Karenina
[2012]
 
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Movie | Drama, Romance | 2h 9min
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In late-19th-century Russian high society, St. Petersburg aristocrat Anna Karenina enters into a life-changing affair with the dashing Count Alexei Vronsky.
Marie Antoinette
[2006]
 
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Movie | Biography, Drama, History | 2h 3min
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The retelling of France's iconic but ill-fated queen, Marie Antoinette. From her betrothal and marriage to Louis XVI at 15 to her reign as queen at 19 and to the end of her reign as queen, and ultimately the fall of Versailles.
Movie | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 1h 48min
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After finding love, Bridget Jones questions if she really has everything she's dreamed of having.
Happy Valley
[2014]
 
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TV Series | Crime, Drama | 58min
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Catherine Cawood is the sergeant on duty when flustered and nervous accountant Kevin Weatherill comes into her West Yorkshire station to report a crime.
Tale of Tales
[2015]
 
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Movie | Drama, Fantasy, Horror | 2h 14min
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From the bitter quest of the Queen of Longtrellis, to two mysterious sisters who provoke the passion of a king, to the King of Highhills obsessed with a giant Flea, these tales are inspired by the fairytales by Giambattista Basile.
Wild Child
[2008]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 2h 4min
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A rebellious Malibu princess is shipped off to a strict English boarding school by her father.
Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day
[2008]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Romance | 1h 32min
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Guinevere Pettigrew, a middle-aged London governess, finds herself unfairly dismissed from her job. An attempt to gain new employment catapults her into the glamorous world and dizzying social whirl of an American actress and singer, Delysia Lafosse.
24 Hour Party People
[2002]
 
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Movie | Biography, Comedy, Drama | 1h 57min
In 1976, Tony Wilson sets up Factory Records and brings Manchester's music to the world.
Rob Roy
[1995]
 
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Movie | Adventure, Biography, History | 2h 19min
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In 1713 Scotland, Rob Roy MacGregor is wronged by a nobleman and his nephew, becomes an outlaw in search of revenge while fleeing the Redcoats, and faces charges of being a Jacobite.
Meek's Cutoff
[2010]
 
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Movie | Drama, Western | 1h 44min
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Settlers traveling through the Oregon desert in 1845 find themselves stranded in harsh conditions.
In Secret
[2013]
 
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Movie | Crime, Drama, Thriller | 1h 47min
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Set in the lower echelons of 1860s Paris, Therese Raquin, a sexually repressed beautiful young woman, is trapped into a loveless marriage to her sickly cousin, Camille, by her domineering aunt, Madame Raquin. Therese spends her days confined behind the counter of a small shop and her evenings watching Madame play dominoes with an eclectic group. After she meets her husband's alluring friend, Laurent... see more
Intermission
[2003]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 1h 45min
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A variety of losers in Dublin have harrowingly farcical intersecting stories of love, greed and violence.
The Look of Love
[2013]
 
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Movie | Biography, Comedy, Drama | 1h 41min
The life of Paul Raymond, the controversial entrepreneur who became Britain's richest man.
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."
Treasure Island
[2012]
 
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TV Movie | Adventure | 1h 27min
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Young Jim Hawkins is the only one who can sucessfully get a schooner to a legendary Island known for buried Treasure. But aboard the ship is a mysterious cook named John Silver, whose true motivation on the journey challenges Jim's trust in the entire crew.
Topsy-Turvy
[1999]
 
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Movie | Biography, Comedy, Drama | 2h 34min
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After Gilbert and Sullivan's latest play is critically panned, the frustrated team threatens to disband until it is inspired to write the masterpiece "The Mikado".
Agatha Christie's Marple
[2004]
 
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TV Series | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 1h 33min
An elderly spinster living in the village of St. Mary Mead, helps her friends and relatives solve mysterious murders.
Mini Series | Drama, Romance | 4h 34min
Set in 1870s London, a young prostitute finds potential power and status after becoming the mistress of a powerful patriarch.
The Claim
[2000]
 
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Movie | Drama, Romance, Western | 2h
A prospector who sold his wife and infant daughter in exchange for a mining claim, tries desperately to win them back as he helps to build the Pacific Railroad with a group of pioneer friends.
The Nutcracker in 3D
[2010]
 
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Movie | Action, Family, Fantasy | 1h 50min
In 1920s Vienna, a young girl receives a magical doll on Christmas Eve.
Jamaica Inn
[2014]
 
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Mini Series | Drama | 2h 57min
A young woman moves in with her aunt and uncle and soon discovers unsavory happenings in her new home.
Movie | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 1h 44min
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After seeing his ex-girlfriend (Henderson) turn down a nationally televised marriage proposal, a small-time crook (Carlyle) returns to his hometown to try and win back her heart.
Set Fire to the Stars
[2014]
 
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Movie | Biography, Drama | 1h 37min
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An aspiring poet in 1950s New York has his ordered world shaken when he embarks on a week-long retreat to save his hell raising hero, Dylan Thomas.
Yes
[2004]
 
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Movie | Drama, Romance | 1h 40min
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In this film, told almost entirely in iambic pentameter, She is a scientist in a loveless marriage to Anthony, a devious politician. He is a Lebanese doctor in self-imposed exile, working as a chef in a London restaurant. They meet at a banquet and fall into a carefree, passionate relationship. But the contempt He perceives as a Muslim immigrant to the UK causes him to break up with She, offering little... see more
The Way We Live Now
[2001]
 
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Mini Series | Drama, Romance | 5h
At the center of the story is Augustus Melmotte, a European-born city financier, whose origins are as mysterious as his business dealings. Trollope describes him as 'something in the city', but the "something" part is not always clear. Within weeks of arriving in London, he announces a new company and promises instant fortune to those who join him in this scheme. Melmotte is surrounded by a circle... see more
The Last King
[2003]
 
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Mini Series | Biography, Drama, History | 3h 8min
The chronicle of Charles II's time on the throne, his 10 year exile from Oliver Cromwell's England, and his triumphant return.
Dirty Filthy Love
[2004]
 
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TV Movie | Drama, Romance | 2h
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A man's life falls apart as a result of his affliction with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Tourette's Syndrome in this touching and funny tale.
Hamish Macbeth
[1995]
 
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TV Series | Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery | 1h
Hamish Macbeth is a police constable in the small Scottish town of Lochdubh, who occasionally bends the rules when it suits him or when it can help some of his fellow eccentric townsfolk. Based on characters created by M.C. Beaton, from her series of mystery novels.
Wedding Belles
[2007]
 
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TV Movie | Comedy, Drama | 1h 35min
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A darkly humorous look at the lives and loves of four modern women, each with their own remarkable, intriguing and often tragic stories.
Einstein's Big Idea
[2005]
 
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Documentary | Biography, Documentary, Drama, History | 2h
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This docudrama examines the history of scientific discovery that lead up to Albert Einstein's famous equation E=mc2 and its aftermath in the creation of nuclear energy. This includes Faraday's discovery of electromagnetic fields; Antoine Lavoisier's discovery that mass is never lost; and Emilie du Chatelet's demonstration that Newton's calculation of the velocity of a falling object was incorrect.... see more
Desire
[1992]
 
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Movie | Drama, Romance | 1h 50min
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A Scottish woman who attends school in Paris comes home for the summer and helps take in the straw, where she meets an attractive and simple man. They begin a torrid affair despite the differences in their lifestyles. He asks her to marry him but she refuses, and they continue their separate lives but also continue their affair through the years, loving each other despite their differences.
Bob Servant Independent
[2013]
 
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Mini Series | Comedy | 30min
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Bob Servant is a local "worthie" in the town of Broughty Ferry, infamous for his participation in the area's "Burger Wars", who decides to run in the upcoming by-election as an Independent Candidate. His lack of thought prior to speaking leads him into some funny situations and lots of trouble.
Villa des roses
[2002]
 
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Movie | Drama, Romance, War | 1h 58min
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Louise Créteur's husband dies on the Titanic trying to emigrate, so she must leave their boy Lucien with her old dad in Honfleur and leave the Normandy countryside for greater Paris. She becomes a maid in the run-down Villa des Roses, a dodgy pension run by crafty retired barrister Hugh Burrell and his frivolous, posh wife Olive, an international home to has-beens and would-bes. Louside becomes the... see more
Clarissa
[1991]
 
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TV Series | History | 2h 36min
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A virtuous young woman is oppressed by her ambitious family and a rake who's becomes obsessed with her.
AfterLife
[2003]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 40min
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An ambitious Scottish journalist is torn between a high-profile career and caring for his younger sister who has Downs Syndrome.
Wish Me Luck
[1987]
 
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TV Series | Drama, War | 1h
The second world war experiences of brave women recruited as undercover agents behind enemy lines.
Joy Division: Under Review
[2006]
 
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Documentary | Documentary | 1h 10min
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This 70-minute documentary charts the entire short lifespan of the group.
Speak Like a Child
[1998]
 
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Movie | 1h 17min
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A married couple meets up with an old friend. It is revealed that the three had become close friends at a home for children. Flashbacks develops their relationship and their sharing of everything. It is revealed that the single man wants the couple to move in with him. The woman, who is pregnant, reveals she is ready to dump her husband and begin a relationship with the other man. But all are bothered... see more
Animated Tales of the World
[2000]
 
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TV Series | Animation, Family | 26min
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In a Land of Plenty
[2001]
 
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TV Series | Drama | 50min
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Period drama showing the life of the Freeman family through 40 years, starting in 1952.
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