|Aristocrats 1999 TV, 295 min.|
Director: David Caffrey
Cast: Serena Gordon, Alun Armstrong, Geraldine Somerville, Ben Daniels, Julian Fellowes, Diane Fletcher, Anne-Marie Duff, Tom Mullion, Jodhi May, Andrew Havill, George Anton, John Light, Clive Swift, Sian Phillips
This BBC miniseries tells the story of the Lennox sisters–Caroline (Serena Gordon), Emily (Geraldine Somerville), Louisa (Anne-Marie Duff), and Sarah (Jodhi May)–who are great granddaughters of King Charles and his French mistress. In Part 1, Emily, Louisa, and Caroline make their decisions regarding marriage, and Caroline's choice tears the family asunder. Part 2 involves the scandals of Sarah, and Part 3 revolves around the family drama spanning two generations.
|Baby ... Secret of the Lost Legend 1985 PG, 92 min.|
Genre: Family / Sci-Fi / Adventure
Director: Bill L. Norton
Cast: William Katt, Patrick McGoohan, Sean Young, Julian Fellowes, Kyalo Mativo, Olu Jacobs, Edward Hardwicke, Hugh Quarshie, Richard Aguirre, Mark Mangini, Julian Curry, Alexis Meless, Susie Nottingham, Anthony Sarfoh, Stephane Krora
This Disney film (though with a small amount of nudity and a few somewhat brutal scenes), tells the story of writer George Loomis (William Katt) and his scientist wife, Susan Matthews-Loomis (sean Young), who endanger their lives in the jungles of Africa to take a baby brontosaurus back to his mother.
|Damage 1992 R, 112 min.|
Genre: Drama / Romance
Director: Louis Malle
Cast: Jeremy Irons, Juliette Binoche, Miranda Richardson, Rupert Graves, Ian Bannen, Leslie Caron, Peter Stormare, David Thewlis, Gemma Clarke, Julian Fellowes, Tony Doyle, Ray Gravell, Susan Engel, Benjamin Withrow, Jeff Nuttall
British member of Parliament Stephen Fleming (Jeremy Irons) is married to Ingrid (Miranda Richardson), but when he meets his son Martyn's (Rupert Graves) girlfriend, Anna Barton (Juliette Binoche), at a cocktail party, Stephen becomes obsessed with her. Their subsequent affair leads to tragic results that extend beyond their personal lives.
|Goldeneye: The Secret Life of Ian Fleming 1989 TV, 103 min.|
Director: Don Boyd
Cast: Charles Dance, Phyllis Logan, Reg Gadney, Julian Fellowes, Donald Hewlett, Lynsey Baxter, Ed Devereaux, Donald(2) Douglas, Stephan Grothgar, Joseph Long
Ian Fleming had many of the characteristics of the man he invented: James Bond. This biographical made-for-TV film follows the adventures of this playboy/adventurer/spy, concentrating on his World War II adventures and romances.
|Martin Chuzzlewit 1994 TV, 330 min.|
Director: Pedr James
Cast: Keith Allen, David Bradley, Emma Chambers, Julian Fellowes, Paul Francis, John Mills, Pete Postlethwaite, Julia Sawalha, Paul Scofield, Maggie Steed, Tom Wilkinson, Peter Wingfield
This BBC miniseries adaptation of Charles Dickens' 1844 story is a social comedy about an English family that sent its youngest son to America to gain business sense. He succeeds and years later returns home as an old man whose relatives now scheme to inherit his property.
|Regeneration 1997 R, 105 min.|
aka: Behind the Lines
Director: Gillies MacKinnon
Cast: Jonathan Pryce, James Wilby, Jonny Lee Miller, David Hayman, Stuart Bunce, Tanya Allen, Dougray Scott, John Neville, Paul Young, Alastair Galbraith, Julian Fellowes, David Robb, Eileen Nicholas, Kevin McKidd, Rupert Procter
Two poets, Siegfried Sassoon (James Wilby) and Wilfred Owen (Stuart Bunce), meet in an asylum during World War I. Owen is there because he could not cope with battlefield horrors, but Sassoon has been committed because he made a public statement condemning the war. Dr. William Rivers (Jonathan Pryce) is the psychiatrist whose job it is to "cure" the men quickly so they can be sent back into battle. Based on a novel by Pat Barker, which is based on the real-life story of Siegfried Sassoon.
|The Scarlet Pimpernel 1982 TV, 150 min.|
Genre: Adventure / Drama / Romance / Action
Director: Clive Donner
Cast: Anthony Andrews, Jane Seymour, Ian McKellen, James Villiers, Eleanor David, Malcolm Jamieson, Denis Lill, Ann Firbank, Richard Morant, Julian Fellowes, Timothy Carlton, David Gant, John Quarmby, Gordon Gostelow, Carol MacReady
Combining two of the Baroness Orczy's classic tales, this is the story of the rescue of French aristocrats condemned to death at the guillotine. Sir Percy Blakeney (Anthony Andrews) disguises himself and, unbeknownst to his wife Lady Marguerite (Jane Seymour), he rescues innocent victims of the French Revolution. He leaves behind him a small red pimpernel flower for which he is named. When Citizen Chauvelin (Ian McKellen) is sent to investigate, he closes in and uses Marguerite to confront Blakeney.
|Separate Lies 2005 R, 87 min.|
Genre: Drama / Romance / Thriller
Director: Julian Fellowes
Cast: Tom Wilkinson, Emily Watson, Rupert Everett, Hermione Norris, John Warnaby, Richenda Carey, Linda Bassett, Christine Lohr, Alice O'Connell, John Neville, David Harewood, Peregrine Kitchener-Fellowes, Henry Drake, Sabine Tourtellier, Philip Rham
From the outside, Anne (Emily Watson) and James (Tom Wilkinson) appear to have a good, upper-middle-class marriage spending alternate times at their London flat and country home. But Anne, who has not been happy with James, turns to charming William Bule (Rupert Everett)–an act that leads to a tragedy (involving the hit-and-run death of a cyclist). Deceptions follow, but James steps in to help Anne.
|Tomorrow Never Dies 1997 PG-13, 119 min.|
Genre: Action / Adventure / Thriller
Director: Roger Spottiswoode
Cast: Pierce Brosnan, Jonathan Pryce, Michelle Yeoh, Teri Hatcher, Gotz Otto, Judi Dench, Desmond Llewelyn, Samantha Bond, Joe Don Baker, Vincent Schiavelli, Ricky Jay, Colin Salmon, Geoffrey Palmer, Julian Fellowes, Terence Rigby
This top-flight James Bond adventure stars Pierce Brosnan as Agent 007 battling media baron Elliot Carver (Jonathan Pryce) who will stop at nothing to boost his ratings–even starting World War III as he and his cohorts plot to sink a British naval ship and then place the blame on China. Bond teams up with Chinese External Security Force agent Wai Lin (Michelle Yeoh) to bring an end to Carver's madness. Carver is married to Paris (Teri Hatcher) who just happens to be one of Bond's former lovers, and his superior, M (Judi Dench), ensures that the past relationship is exploited as Bond and Wai Lin go after the ruthless Carver.
|1. Aristocrats (1999)|
2. Baby ... Secret of the Lost Legend (1985)
3. Damage (1992)
4. Goldeneye: The Secret Life of Ian Fleming (1989)
5. Martin Chuzzlewit (1994)
6. Regeneration (1997)
aka: Behind the Lines
7. The Scarlet Pimpernel (1982)
8. Separate Lies (2005)
9. Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)
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