|The Bourne Identity 2002 PG-13, 118 min.|
Genre: Action / Mystery / Thriller
Director: Doug Liman
Cast: Matt Damon, Franka Potente, Clive Owen, Chris Cooper, Brian Cox, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Julia Stiles, Gabriel Mann, Walton Goggins, Nicky Naude, Josh Hamilton, Orso Maria Guerrini, Tim Dutton, Denis Braccini, Anthony Green
Suffering from amnesia and riddled with bullets, Jason Bourne (Matt Damon) is pulled out of the Mediterranean Sea. There is only one clue to his identity: a laser device, implanted under his skin, that identifies a Swiss bank account number. After locating the contents of the account, Bourne finds himself the target of the CIA and pays Marie (Franka Potente) to drive him to Paris on what turns out to be a breathtaking trip. Based on Robert Ludlum's novel.
|Frenchman's Creek 1998 TV, 120 min.|
Genre: Drama / Romance
Director: Ferdinand Fairfax
Cast: Tara Fitzgerald, Anthony Delon, Tim Dutton, James Fleet, Rupert Vansittart, Daniel Web, Richard Bonehill, Jeremy Child, Constantine Gregory, Michael Jenn, Anna Popplewell, Patrick Romer, Emma Niven, Thierry Harcourt, Christian Cloarec
Based on a Daphne du Maurier romantic adventure set in 17th century Cornwall, Tara Fitzgerald takes on the role of Lady Dona St. Columb who returns to her family's estate and finds it filled with pirates. She meets French pirate Jean Aubrey (Anthony Delon), falls in love with him, deceives husband Sir Harry (James Fleet), and heads off on a high-seas adventure with Jean Aubrey. It is only later that Lady Dona questions the wisdom of leaving husband and family in her quest for love and adventure.
|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).
|St. Ives 1998 R, 90 min.|
Genre: Drama / Romance
Director: Harry Hook
Cast: Jean-Marc Barr, Miranda Richardson, Richard E. Grant, Anna Friel, Tim Dutton, Cecile Pallas, Michael Gough, Jason Isaacs, Barney Craig, Desmond Barrit, Vernon Dobtcheff, Patrice Melennec, Adrian Scarborough, Chris McHallem, Enda Oates
During the Napoleonic Wars, French Captain Jacques St. Ives (Jean-Marc Barr) is captured and sent to a POW camp in Scotland. The action begins after he meets a local woman, Flora (Anna Friel), the daughter of her protective mother Susan (Miranda Richardson) and is befriended by the commander of the camp, Major Farquhar Chevening (Richard E. Grant). Loosely based on an unfinished Robert Louis Stevenson novel, his last.
|Tom & Viv 1994 PG-13, 115 min.|
Director: Brian Gilbert
Cast: Willem Dafoe, Miranda Richardson, Rosemary Harris, Tim Dutton, Nickolas Grace, Clare Holman, Philip Locke, Joanna McCallum, Joseph O'Conor, John Savident, Geoffrey Bayldon
This film chronicles the marriage of famous poet T.S. Eliot (Willem Dafoe) and Vivienne (Miranda Richardson). It was not until after their marriage that Eliot found out that his wife had a "condition," a misdiagnosed hormonal disorder that caused mood swings. The diagnosis of "emotional problems" resulted in making the condition worse with her prescribed medications (including liquor). The troubled marriage, which included her being placed in a mental institution, had a great influence on T.S. Eliot's work and life. Miranda Richardson was nominated for a Best Actress Oscar and Rosemary Harris was nominated for Best Supporting Actress.
|1. The Bourne Identity (2002)|
2. Frenchman's Creek (1998)
3. Oliver Twist (1999)
4. St. Ives (1998)
5. Tom & Viv (1994)
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