|Amazing Grace 2007 PG, 111 min.|
Director: Michael Apted
Cast: Ioan Gruffudd, Romola Garai, Albert Finney, Michael Gambon, Rufus Sewell, Youssou N'Dour, Ciaran Hinds, Toby Jones, Nicholas Farrell, Sylvestra Le Touzel, Jeremy Swift, Stephen Campbell Moore, Bill Paterson, Nicholas Day, Nicholas Woodeson
Eighteenth-century social reformer William Wilberforce (Ioan Gruffudd) tries to convince Parliament that the slave trade should be outlawed. While the British do not own slaves, British industries profit greatly from the shipping trade that hauls thousands of slaves to the West Indies and American colonies. Through compromise, Wilberforce continues his work over the years, and his crusade is suspenseful because, despite physical disabilities, Wilberforce will not renege on his dream.
|Arabian Nights 2000 TV, 175 min.|
Genre: Family / Adventure / Fantasy
Director: Steve Barron
Cast: Mili Avital, Dougray Scott, Alan Bates, James Frain, Tcheky Karyo, Jason Scott Lee, John Leguizamo, Vanessa Mae, Rufus Sewell, Jim Carter, Peter Guinness, Andy Serkis, Hugh Quarshie, Amira Casar, Pik Sen Lim
This made-for-TV miniseries captures the spell of Scheherezade's (Mili Avital) stories that she tells to the Sultan (Dougray Scott). She drags out her tales night after night–leaving each ending for the following evening's fare–in an effort to cure the Sultan's madness and save her own life as well.
|At Sachem Farm 1998 PG, 105 min.|
Director: John Huddles
Cast: Rufus Sewell, Nigel Hawthorne, Minnie Driver, Amelia Heinle, Michael E. Rodgers, Keone Young, Gregory Sporleder, Chalvay Srichoom, Jim Beaver, Elizabeth Tsing, Greg Grunberg, Julieanne Young, Minja Filipovic
A somewhat dysfunctional family of transplanted Brits lives in the wine country of California. Ross (Rufus Sewell) is bankrupt and decides to sell the family's wine collection to finance yet another venture, but eccentric Uncle Cullen (Nigel Hawthorne) has plans of his own. An entertaining film.
|Bless the Child 2000 R, 107 min.|
Genre: Drama / Horror / Thriller
Director: Chuck Russell
Cast: Kim Basinger, Jimmy Smits, Rufus Sewell, Ian Holm, Angela Bettis, Christina Ricci, Holliston Coleman, Lumi Cavazos, Eugene Lipinski, Michael Gaston, Dimitra Arliss, Anne Betancourt, Helen Stenborg, Matthew Lemche, Dan Warry-Smith
Raised by her Aunt Maggie (Kim Basinger), young Cody (Holliston Coleman) just might be the next Messiah. But when Cody's birth mother and her new husband–a Satanic cult leader (Rufus Sewell)–take off with the young girl, the kidnapping coincides with the work of a serial killer. Enter FBI agent John Travis (Jimmy Smits) who soon joins forces with Maggie in an attempt to rescue Cody and, in the process, save the world.
|Carrington 1995 R, 127 min.|
Director: Christopher Hampton
Cast: Emma Thompson, Jonathan Pryce, Steven Waddington, Rufus Sewell, Samuel West, Penelope Wilton, Janet McTeer, Jeremy Northam, Peter Blythe
Dora Carrington was a British painter in the early 20th century who discovered her platonic soul mate in a homosexual male, Lytton Strachey. Over her lifetime, Carrington married and had affairs, but she always managed to come back to Strachey during a time when their lifestyles, as members of England's Bloomsbury Group, were not condoned by society.
|Charles II: The Power & the Passion 2003 TV, 188 min.|
aka: The Last King
Director: Joe Wright
Cast: Rufus Sewell, Rupert Graves, Helen McCrory, Christian Coulson, Ian McDiarmid, Shirley Henderson, Martin Freeman, Charlie Creed-Miles, Anne-Marie Duff, Shaun Dingwall, David Bradley, Diana Rigg
Set in the mid-1600s, this biography covers the era of Charles I's rule of England and the revolution after which Oliver Cromwell would govern the country for 10 years–until the triumphant return of Charles II to claim the throne.
|Cold Comfort Farm 1995 PG, 105 min.|
Director: John Schlesinger
Cast: Kate Beckinsale, Eileen Atkins, Sheila Burrell, Stephen Fry, Freddie Jones, Ian McKellen, Joanna Lumley, Rufus Sewell, Miriam Margolyes, Ivan Kaye
This is a good film based on Stella Gibbons' 1932 novel about a society girl, Flora Poste (Kate Beckinsale), who is orphaned at age 19. Unprepared for work, Stella contacts distant relatives, and her cousin, Judith Starkadder (Eileen Atkins), invites her to join her family on their run-down farm. Stella takes up the offer and proceeds to transform those living on the farm as well as the farm itself.
|Dangerous Beauty 1998 R, 112 min.|
Director: Marshall Herskovitz
Cast: Catherine McCormack, Rufus Sewell, Jacqueline Bisset, Oliver Platt, Moira Kelly, Fred Ward, Naomi Watts, Jeroen Krabbe, Joanna Cassidy, Jake Weber
Set in 16th-century Venice, amidst the turmoil of the Inquisition, this is the story of a courtesan, Veronica Franco (Catherine McCormack), who works her way into the aristocratic world by bedding members of the ruling class–even to the point of influencing King Henry's (Jake Weber) decision to supply ships to fend off the Turkish fleet.
|Dark City 1998 R, 102 min.|
Genre: Sci-Fi / Mystery / Thriller
Director: Alex Proyas
Cast: Rufus Sewell, Kiefer Sutherland, Jennifer Connelly, William Hurt, Richard O'Brien, Ian Richardson, Colin Friels, Bruce Spence, John Bluthal, Mitchell Butel, Melissa George, Frank Gallacher, Ritchie Singer, Justin Monjo, Nicholas Bell
When an extraterrestrial force, the Strangers, invades his town and creates murder and mayhem by controlling residents' minds, John Murdoch (Rufus Sewell) awakens in a bathroom filled with the blood of a dead girl. He has no memory of who he is or how he got there. Now, Murdoch fights desperately for his very existence as he tries to stop the diabolical actions of the Strangers.
|The Holiday 2006 PG-13, 138 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Romance
Director: Nancy Meyers
Cast: Cameron Diaz, Kate Winslet, Jude Law, Jack Black, Eli Wallach, Edward Burns, Rufus Sewell, Miffy Englefield, Emma Pritchard, Sarah Parish, Shannyn Sossamon, Bill Macy, Shelley Berman, Kathryn Hahn, John Krasinski
While on an online search for a getaway, British wedding correspondent Iris Simkins (Kate Winslet) and Los Angeles movie trailer editor Amanda Woods (Cameron Diaz) discover each other and trade houses for the holidays. Amanda's life picks up when Iris' brother, Graham (Jude Law), appears on her doorstep. Meanwhile, Iris begins a relationship with sound-track editor Miles (Jack Black) and befriends screenwriter Arthur Abbott (Eli Wallach). These events are destined to change the lives of both Iris and Amanda.
|Illuminata 1998 R, 118 min.|
Director: John Turturro
Cast: John Turturro, Katherine Borowitz, Christopher Walken, Susan Sarandon, Beverly D'Angelo, Bill Irwin, Rufus Sewell, Georgina Cates, Donal McCann, Ben Gazzara
The opening performance of Tuccio's (John Turturro) new play falls flat and is panned by the influential critic, Umberto Bevalaqua (Christopher Walken). But it is the behind-the-scenes sex and infidelity of those involved in the play that provide this film's intrigue.
|The Illusionist 2006 PG-13, 110 min.|
Genre: Drama / Fantasy / Romance
Director: Neil Burger
Cast: Edward Norton, Paul Giamatti, Jessica Biel, Rufus Sewell, Eddie Marsan, Jake Wood, Tom Fisher, Karl Johnson, Aaron Johnson, Eleanor Tomlinson, Vincent Franklin, Nicholas Blane
In early 1900s' Vienna, magician Eisenheim (Edward Norton) is reunited with his past love, Duchess Sophie von Teschen (Jessica Biel). Now, Sophie is engaged to Crown Prince Leopold (Rufus Sewell), and when Eisenheim uses his magical powers to woo her back, Crown Prince Leopold instructs Chief Inspector Uhl (Paul Giamatti) to track Eisensheim's activities, causing problems to develop within the royal house of Vienna.
|A Knight's Tale 2001 PG-13, 132 min.|
Genre: Adventure / Comedy / Romance
Director: Brian Helgeland
Cast: Heath Ledger, Rufus Sewell, Shannyn Sossamon, Mark Addy, Paul Bettany, Laura Fraser, Alan Tudyk, Berenice Bejo, James Purefoy, Christopher Cazenove, Scott Handy, Leagh Conwell, Steven O'Donnell, Nick Brimble, Jonathan Slinger
Writer, producer, director Brian Helgeland presents this tale, set in the 14th-century. Knowing that the sport of jousting is reserved for royalty, lowly squire William Thatcher (Heath Ledger) takes on the persona of his dead master Sir Ulrich von Lichtenstein and enters a jousting competition. William wins and with help from friends, Wat and Roland (Alan Tudyk and Mark Addy) along with aspiring writer Geoffrey Chaucer (Paul Bettany), he continues his deception and wins match after match. He even beats the undefeated Count Adhemar (Rufus Sewell) and gains the affection of Lady Jocelyn (Shannyn Sossamon). But, how long will it take before William's deception is exposed?
|The Legend of Zorro 2005 PG, 129 min.|
Genre: Action / Comedy
Director: Martin Campbell
Cast: Antonio Banderas, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Adrian Alonso, Nick Chinlund, Rufus Sewell, Alberto Reyes, Julio Oscar Mechoso, Giovanna Zacarias, Carlos Cobos, Pedro Armendariz Jr., Mary Crosby, Shuler Hensley
Set during the era when California was preparing to become the 31st state, in this sequel to "The Mark of Zorro" (1998), the family–Zorro/Alejandro (Antonio Banderas), Elena (Catherine Zeta-Jones), and 10-year-old Joaquin (Adrian Alonso)–is older but not necessarily wiser. But Zorro is still saving the day. This time around, he fights against the French vintner Armand (Rufus Sewell) into whose arms Elena has run.
|A Man of No Importance 1994 R, 99 min.|
Director: Suri Krishnamma
Cast: Albert Finney, Brenda Fricker, Michael Gambon, Tara Fitzgerald, Rufus Sewell, Patrick Malahide, David Kelly, Mick Lally, Anna Manahan, Joe Pilkington
Repressed homosexual Alfie Byrne (Albert Finney), a Dublin bus conductor fixates on Oscar Wilde plays, puts on local productions, and is on a collision course with his moment of self-acceptance of what his life is really about.
|Martha, Meet Frank, Daniel and Laurence 1998 R, 88 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Romance
aka: The Very Thought of You
Director: Nick Hamm
Cast: Monica Potter, Rufus Sewell, Tom Hollander, Joseph Fiennes, Ray Winstone, Debora Weston, Jan Pearson, Steven O'Donnell, Rebecca Craig, Paul Bigley, Rob Brydon, Geoffrey McGivern, Lorelei King
When Martha (Monica Potter) flies out of Minneapolis on her way to a new life in London, over a short time period she meets three men–Frank (Rufus Sewell), Daniel (Tom Hollander), and Laurence (Joseph Fiennes). Although she encounters them on separate occasions, coincidentally, they are old friends, and each one falls madly in love with Martha.
|Mermaid Chronicles Part 1: She Creature 2001 R, 89 min.|
Genre: Horror / Thriller / Fantasy
aka: She Creature
Director: Sebastian Gutierrez
Cast: Rufus Sewell, Carla Gugino, Jim Piddock, Reno Wilson, Mark Aiken, Fintan McKeown, Aubrey Morris, Gil Bellows, Rya Kihlstedt, Hannah Sim, Dan Hildebrand, Preston Maybank, David Nott, Brian Sieve, Jon Sklaroff
Angus (Rufus Sewell) runs a sideshow in 1905 Ireland with his girlfriend, Lillian (Carla Gugino), posing as a mermaid in the show. When they steal a real mermaid and head to America on a ship, Lillian bonds with the mermaid who, in turn, has bad things in store for the ship's crew. Good, eerie flick.
|Middlemarch 1994 TV, 375 min.|
Director: Anthony Page
Cast: Juliet Aubrey, Douglas Hodge, Trevyn McDowell, Robert Hardy, Rufus Sewell, Patrick Malahide, Peter Jeffrey, Michael Hordern, Caroline Harker, Clive Russell, Jonathan Firth, Judi Dench
The BBC TV presented this miniseries based on George Eliot's classic novel, which is set in the English festival town of Middlemarch just before the Industrial Revolution during the 1830s. The lives of Dorothea Brooke (Juliet Aubrey), the Rev. Edward Casaubon (Patrick Malahide), Dr. Tertius Lydgate (Douglas Hodge), and Rosamond Vincy (Trevyn McDowell) interweave in the midst of social and political reform.
|Tristan & Isolde 2006 PG-13, 125 min.|
Director: Kevin Reynolds
Cast: James Franco, Sophia Myles, Rufus Sewell, David O'Hara, Henry Cavill, Mark Strong, Bronagh Gallagher, Ronan Vibert, Lucy Russell, JB Blanc, Thomas Sangster, Dexter Fletcher
After defeating the Irish and ensuring that Lord Marke (Rufus Sewell) will be King of England, the brave knight Tristan (James Franco) loses his love, Isolde (Sophia Myles), in a jousting match won by his good friend, Lord Marke. Isolde and Lord Mark marry, but that does not put a stop to the trysts between the star-crossed lovers, Tristan and Isolde.
|Victory 1995 R, 99 min.|
Genre: Drama / Romance
Director: Mark Peploe
Cast: Willem Dafoe, Sam Neill, Irene Jacob, Rufus Sewell, Jean Yanne, Ho Yi, Bill Paterson, Irm Hermann, Simon Callow, Graziano Marcelli, Michael Lee, Leonard Maguire, Didi Saad, Topan Setiadji, Hansi Jochmann
This is another remake of Joseph Conrad's novel. It is the story of Axel Heyst (Willem Dafoe)–who lives on an island in the Dutch East Indies in 1913–and the woman, Alma (Irene Jacob), he saved from servitude and has grown to love. When villains arrive on the scene, Axel must go into action.
|The Woodlanders 1997 PG, 96 min.|
Director: Phil Agland
Cast: Emily Woof, Rufus Sewell, Cal Macaninch, Tony Haygarth, Jodhi May, Polly Walker, Walter Sparrow, Sheila Burrell, Amanda Ryan
Based on Thomas Hardy's novel, this story is set during the late 19th century in a rural area of England where Grace (Emily Woof) has returned from finishing school and opts to ensure her lot in life by marrying Dr. FitzPiers (Cal Macaninch). But the marriage is a mistake, and Grace realizes that her true love is the woodman Giles (Rufus Sewell) who, although not wealthy, had been her childhood sweetheart.
|1. Amazing Grace (2007)|
2. Arabian Nights (2000)
3. At Sachem Farm (1998)
4. Bless the Child (2000)
5. Carrington (1995)
6. Charles II: The Power & the Passion (2003)
aka: The Last King
7. Cold Comfort Farm (1995)
8. Dangerous Beauty (1998)
9. Dark City (1998)
10. The Holiday (2006)
11. Illuminata (1998)
12. The Illusionist (2006)
13. A Knight's Tale (2001)
14. The Legend of Zorro (2005)
15. A Man of No Importance (1994)
16. Martha, Meet Frank, Daniel and Laurence (1998)
aka: The Very Thought of You
17. Mermaid Chronicles Part 1: She Creature (2001)
aka: She Creature
18. Middlemarch (1994)
19. Tristan & Isolde (2006)
20. Victory (1995)
21. The Woodlanders (1997)
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