|Bert Rigby, You're a Fool 1989 R, 94 min.|
Director: Carl Reiner
Cast: Robert Lindsay, Cathryn Bradshaw, Robbie Coltrane, Anne Bancroft, Corbin Bernsen, Bruno Kirby, Jackie Gayle, Carmen du Sautoy, Liz Smith, Lila Kaye, Diana Weston, Santos Morales, Mike Grady, Fanny Carby, George Wallace
Coal miner Bert Rigby (Robert Lindsay) is out of work, so he decides to try for a life in show business and ends up in California, where he dreams of a big career–even though he has left his pregnant life behind.
|Fierce Creatures 1997 PG-13, 93 min.|
Director: Fred Schepisi, Robert(2) Young
Cast: John Cleese, Jamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Kline, Michael Palin, Robert Lindsay, Ronnie Corbett, Carey Lowell, Bille Brown, Derek Griffiths, Cynthia Cleese, Richard Ridings, Maria Aitken, Michael Percival, Fred Evans, Lisa Hogan
Tycoon Rod McCain (Kevin Kline) runs a very tight ship and demands profits from all of his enterprises. When he acquires a zoo, he places Rollo Lee (John Cleese) in charge. Lee decides to feature only dangerous animals and orders the shooting of all other animals. Enter McCain's son Vince (also played by Kline) and Willa Weston (Jamie Lee Curtis) who have their own ideas about Lee's goals.
|King Lear 1984 TV, 158 min.|
Director: Michael Elliott
Cast: Laurence Olivier, Diana Rigg, Anna Calder-Marshall, Dorothy Tutin, Colin Blakely, John Hurt, Leo McKem, Jeremy Kemp, Robert Lindsay, David Threlfall, Brian Cox, Edward Petherbridge, Robert Lang, Geoffrey Bateman, John Cording
King Lear (Laurence Olivier) is aging and wants to leave his kingdom to the daughter who can prove that she loves him the most. When daughter Cordelia (Anna Calder-Marshall) remains steadfast in refusing to play her father's game, Lear exiles her. The other two daughters–Regan and Goneril (Diana Rigg and Dorothy Tutin)–plot to deceive their father. Meanwhile, Gloucester (Leo McKem) and his sons Edgar and Edmund (David Threlfall and Robert Lindsay) experience their own family problems, which are based on honesty and also the lack of trust. Tragedies lie ahead for both families. This version of the Shakespeare tragedy was first aired on television and won the Emmy.
|Oliver Twist 1999 TV, 360 min.|
Director: Renny Rye
Cast: Sam Smith, Sophia Myles, David Ross, Julie Walters, Roger Lloyd-Pack, Ger Ryan, Michael Kitchen, Annette Crosbie, Keira Knightley, Robert Lindsay, Andy Serkis, Tim Dutton, Lindsay Duncan, Marc Warren, Alex Crowley
This made-for-TV miniseries begins where others do not in relating Charles Dickens' classic story of Oliver Twist. This version begins with Oliver's mother (Sophia Myles) becoming pregnant out of wedlock, giving birth, and dying as a result of childbirth. Abused as a child, Oliver (Sam Smith) escapes to London where he comes under the watchful eye of the conniving Fagin (Robert Lindsay).
|Strike It Rich 1990 PG, 87 min.|
aka: Loser Takes All
Director: James Scott
Cast: Robert Lindsay, Molly Ringwald, John Gielgud, Max Wall, Simon de La Brosse, Margi Clarke, Vladek Sheybal, Michel Blanc, Frances de La Tour, Emanuel Checkler, Marius Goring, Tim Seely, Marianne Price, Jeffrey Robert, Richenda Carey
Bertram (Robert Lindsay), a math wizard and accountant at a large London firm, meets and falls in love with American Cary (Molly Ringwald). It isn't long before they make wedding plans, and his boss (John Gielgud), impressed with Bertram's skills, offers to pay for a honeymoon in Monte Carlo. Unfortunately, the boss is absent minded and forgets about the couple. Before long they are in need of money, and Bertram uses his skills to come up with a mathematical scheme to win at roulette. Soon they are VERY rich, turning Bertram into a power-hungry man, and predictable events follow.
|That'll Be the Day 1973 PG, 91 min.|
Genre: Drama / Music
Director: Claude Whatham
Cast: David Essex, Ringo Starr, Rosemary Leach, James Booth, Billy Fury, Keith Moon, Rosalind Ayres, Brenda Bruce, Robert Lindsay, Beth Morris, Verna Harvey, James Ottaway, Deborah Watling, Daphne Oxenford, Kim Braden
Jim McLaine's (David Essex) maturation process takes him from his working-class background to his "breaking out" with rock music. Set in the 1950s, this is the first half of a story, which finishes with "Stardust."
|Wimbledon 2004 PG-13, 100 min.|
Genre: Drama / Comedy / Romance
Director: Richard Loncraine
Cast: Kirsten Dunst, Paul Bettany, Sam Neill, Jon Favreau, Bernard Hill, Eleanor Bron, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Robert Lindsay, Austin Nichols, Kyle Hyde, Celia Imrie, Penny Ryder, James McAvoy, John McEnroe, Chris Evert
Tennis star Peter Colt (Paul Bettany) has fallen on hard times as his ranking has hit an all-time low–until he meets and falls in love with rising tennis star Lizzie Bradbury (Kirsten Dunst). Despite parental interference, the relationship seems to be helping Peter's tennis game. Will love conquer all?
|1. Bert Rigby, You're a Fool (1989)|
2. Fierce Creatures (1997)
3. King Lear (1984)
4. Oliver Twist (1999)
5. Strike It Rich (1990)
aka: Loser Takes All
6. That'll Be the Day (1973)
7. Wimbledon (2004)
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