|The Blackheath Poisonings 1992 TV, 200 min.|
Director: Stuart Orme
Cast: Christine Kavanagh, Ian McNeice, Zoe Wanamaker, Judy Parfitt, Patrick Malahide, James Faulkner, Christien Anholt, Julia St. John, Ian Bartholomew, George Anton, Nicholas Woodeson, Donald Sumpter, Ronald Fraser, Kenneth Haigh, Dafydd Hywel
Set in 19th century Britain, this made-for-TV miniseries chronicles the events surrounding a series of mysterious deaths following a poisoning in an upper-class family. Many suspects exist in this tale.
|David Copperfield 1999 TV, 186 min.|
Director: Simon Curtis
Cast: Emilia Fox, Daniel Radcliffe, Maggie Smith, Trevor Eve, Bob Hoskins, Ciaran McMenamin, Michael Elphick, James Thornton, Alun Armstrong, Imelda Staunton, Zoe Wanamaker, Ian McKellen
This BBC adaptation of Charles Dickens' classic tale relates the trials and tribulations of young David (Daniel Radcliffe) who grows up poor but builds a better life for himself in London. Ciaran McMenamin takes on the role of the adult David.
|Five Children and It 2004 N/R, 89 min.|
Genre: Family / Fantasy / Adventure
Director: John Stephenson
Cast: Kenneth Branagh, Zoe Wanamaker, Freddie Highmore, Tara Fitzgerald, Jonathan Bailey, Jessica Claridge, Poppy Rogers, Alex Jennings, Eddie Izzard, John Sessions, Norman Wisdom, Alec/Zak Muggleton, Alexander Pwonall, Georgio Serafini, Kim Fenton
During World War I when their father leaves to fight in the war, four children remain in England and move into their uncle's estate where they discover "It," a magical fairy that makes their dreams come true.
|Poor Little Rich Girl: The Barbara Hutton Story 1987 TV, 98 min.|
Director: Charles Jarrott
Cast: Farrah Fawcett, James Read, Kevin McCarthy, Burl Ives, Anne Francis, Bruce Davison, David Ackroyd, Stephane Audran, Tony Peck, Zoe Wanamaker, Amadeus August, Nicholas Clay, Carmen du Sautoy, Sascha Hehn, Clive Arrindell
Edited from a 250-minute TV miniseries, this film relates the sad life experiences of Woolworth heiress Barbara Hutton (Farrah Fawcett). When she was six years old, Barbara inherited $40 million. She was married seven times, and film star Cary Grant (James Read) was her third husband. When they divorced, Cary refused to take her fortune, but the other husbands did gain financially. When Barbara died at age 65, she had only $3,500 left from her inheritance.
|Prime Suspect 1991 TV, 207 min.|
Director: Christopher Menaul
Cast: Helen Mirren, Tom Bell, John Benfield, John Bowe, Zoe Wanamaker, Bryan Pringle, Ralph Fiennes, Tom Wilkinson, John Forgeham, Gary Whelan, Jack Ellis, Craig Fairbrass
Jane Tennison (Helen Mirren) is the only woman on London's homicide squad. When the head investigator of a murder case dies, Jane lobbies for and heads up the case. She not only must deal with a crazed serial killer but also with her hostile male comrades in the squad. This is the first of several British TV miniseries entries that follow the exploits of Jane Tennison.
|Raggedy Rawney 1989 R, 102 min.|
Director: Bob Hoskins
Cast: Bob Hoskins, Dexter Fletcher, Zoe Nathenson, Zoe Wanamaker, Ian McNeice, Gawn Grainger, Jim Carter, Veronica Clifford, Rosemary Martin, J.G. Devlin, Jana Badurova, Ian Dury, Jane Wood, Timmy Lang, Jenny Platt
During World War II, a band of Gypsies takes in Army deserter Tom (Dexter Fletcher) who presents himself as a young female with mystical powers. As luck would have it for the Gypsies, from the time they take him in, bad luck befalls them.
|Swept from the Sea 1997 PG-13, 115 min.|
Genre: Drama / Mystery / Romance
Director: Beeban Kidron
Cast: Vincent Perez, Rachel Weisz, Ian McKellen, Joss Ackland, Kathy Bates, Tom Bell, Zoe Wanamaker, Tony Haygarth, Fiona Victory, William Scott-Masson, Eve Matheson, Dave Hill, Roger Ashton-Griffiths, Matthew Scurfield, Margery Withers
At the end of the 19th century, Ukranian Yanko Gooral (Vincent Perez) survives a shipwreck and makes it to the small town of Colebrook. He falls in love with Amy (Rachel Weisz) who works for the Swaffers (Joss Ackland and Kathy Bates), and they later marry–but are not allowed to live happily ever after.
|Wilde 1997 R, 117 min.|
Director: Brian Gilbert
Cast: Stephen Fry, Jude Law, Vanessa Redgrave, Jennifer Ehle, Gemma Jones, Judy Parfitt, Michael Sheen, Zoe Wanamaker, Tom Wilkinson, Ioan Gruffudd, Matthew Mills, Jason Morell, Peter Barkworth, Robert Lang, Philip Locke
Victorian playwright Oscar Wilde (Stephen Fry)–poet, genius, and homosexual–was willing to stand his ground and not flee England when he was sentenced to two years of hard labor as a result of his love affair with Lord Alfred "Bosie" Douglas (Jude Law). This film covers that aspect of his life.
|1. The Blackheath Poisonings (1992)|
2. David Copperfield (1999)
3. Five Children and It (2004)
4. Poor Little Rich Girl: The Barbara Hutton Story (1987)
5. Prime Suspect (1991)
6. Raggedy Rawney (1989)
7. Swept from the Sea (1997)
8. Wilde (1997)
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