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Cast (feature film)

Happy Prince, The (2018)
Oscar Wilde reflects on his tumultuous life in his final days.
Outlaw (2008)
Centers around a group of people that take the law into their own hands and try to right what they see as wrongs in England today.
I Want Candy (2008)
Two friends have a dream--to make a movie. Wannabe producer Joe and his talented but neurotic director friend Baggy head to London to sell what they know is a script made of gold. Encountering nothing but closed doors, their luck changes when an equally desperate producer (and general lowlife) is w
Before the Rains (2007)
Amidst the growing nationalist movement in 1930's India, T.K. Neelan, a Western-educated idealistic young Indian man, finds himself torn between his ambitions for the future and his loyalty to the past when the local villagers learn of an adulterous affair between his boss, Henry Moores, a British c
Contractor, The (2007)
Retired marksman James Diallives a secluded life on his ranch in Montana. Haunted by his failure to exterminate one of the world's most notorious terrorists, he is approached by his old employers to finish the job in London, where the terrorist leader has been captured and is under heavy protection.
Lassie (2006)
On the eve of World War II in a Yorkshire mining town, the Carraclough family, who have fallen on hard times, are forced to sell Lassie, their beloved dog, to the Duke of Rudling. When she succeeds in escaping her cage, Lassie finds herself transported five hundred miles away to the Duke's remote ca
V for Vendetta (2006)
Against the futuristic landscape of totalitarian Britain, a young working-class woman named Evey is rescued from a life-and-death situation by a masked man known only as "V." Profoundly complex, V is at once literary, flamboyant, tender and intellectual, a man dedicated to freeing his fellow citizens from those who have terrorized them into compliance. He is also bitter, revenge-seeking, lonely and violent, driven by a personal vendetta. In his quest to free the people of England from the corruption and cruelty that have poisoned their government, V condemns the tyrannical nature of their appointed leaders and invites his fellow citizens to join him in the shadows of Parliament of November the 5th--Guy Fawkes Day. On that day in 1605, Guy Fawkes was discovered in a tunnel beneath Parliament with 36 barrels of gunpowder. He and his co-conspirators had engineered the treasonous "Gunpowder Plot" in response to the tyranny of their government under James I. Fawkes and his fellow saboteurs were hanged, drawn and quartered, and their plan to take down their government never came to pass. In the spirit of that rebellion, in remembrance of that day, V vows to carry out the plot that Fawkes was executed for attempting on November 5th in 1605: he will blow up Parliament. As Evey uncovers the truth about V''s mysterious past, she also discovers the truth about herself--and emerges as his unlikely ally in the culmination of his plan to ignite a revolution, bringing freedom and justice back to a society fraught with cruelty and corruption.
Good Woman, A (2006) as Dumby
Emerging penniless from yet another failed affair, the seductive Mrs. Erlynne, scorned by many as a 'woman of ill repute,' leaves 1930's New York for the Amalfi coast, where she hopes to find a new 'patron' among the vacationing aristocrats. The mean-spirited gossip stirred up by Mrs. Erlynne's arri
Scoop (2006)
By way of a deceased reporter, an American journalism student, Sondra, visiting London investigates a series of murders and falls in love with a dashing Englishman.
Rabbit Fever (2005)
A mock documentary that focuses on the world's best selling vibrator and the women who use it.
Gathering Storm, The (2002) as Lord Moyne
An intimate look at the marriage of Winston and Clementine Churchill during a particularly troubled moment in their lives. In the years before World War II, Churchill found himself on the fringe of British politics and a lone voice in the wilderness as he warned the world of a Nazi threat. Together
8 1/2 Women (1999) as Philip Emmenthal
Philip Emmenthal, a wealthy businessman, and his son, Storey, are two very different men whose shared grief inspires them to embark on an elaborate sexual odyssey. When Storey takes his father to see Federico Fellini's masterpiece, "8 1/2," the sight of so many magnificent women prompts them to crea
Mrs. Dalloway (1997) as Richard Dalloway
An adaptation of Virginia Wolf's 1925 novel about a melancholic middle-aged society woman--"a perfect hostess"--who, thrown into a crisis, reflects upon her life as a politician's wife during the days of World War I. Her story takes place over the course of one day and is juxtaposed with that of a b
Man Who Knew Too Little, The (1997) as Gilbert Embleton
A contestant in an audience participation stage game becomes mixed up in a case of mistaken identity.
Chaplin (1992) as Butler
Biographical film on Charlie Chaplin: from his impoverished youth in London through the formative years of film and his emergence in Hollywood''s Golden Age, up until his acceptance, late in life, of a special Academy Award.
Endless Game, The (1990) as Belfrage
A story about the brutal murder of a helpless woman in a nursing home, which a unleashes a trail of events leading to international intrigue, treachery and corruption. In his attempt to uncover the truth, a British intelligence agent defects to the Russians before discovering the identity of a "mole
Dark Holiday (1989) as Charnaud
A television movie based the true story of Gene LePere, an innocent American woman who, in August 1983, was arrested and put in jail while on a cruise to Turkey after being accused of smuggling antiquities.
Chameleons (1989) as Henry
Two cousins search for their grandfather's murderer. They learn that their grandfather had been leading a double life. By day, he was the respected owner of a newspaper; by night, he was the "Paraclete of Justice," fighting crime wherever he happened to find it.
Nightflyers (1987) as Michael D'Branin
A mysterious entity is slowly destroying the scientists trapped aboard a spaceship.
To Catch a King (1984) as Duke Of Windsor
In this espionage thriller that tries in its own way to emulate "Casablanca," Robert Wagner plays an American who owns a Lisbon nightclub and Teri Garr is a slightly dippy chanteuse who has stumbled across a Nazi plot to kidnap the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, living at the time (1942) in Portugal.
Privates on Parade (1983) as Captain Sholto Savory
Sea Wolves, The (1980) as Finley
British intelligence is trying to solve the problem of German submarines attacking British merchant ships during World War II. Thousands of tons of goods are being lost, and it is believed that information is getting to the subs via a radio transmitter in one of three German ships in Portuguese Goa. Because Portugal is neutral in the war, the British forces cannot attack the ships, so a group of older British expatriates are called upon to do it for them.
The Elephant Man (1980) as Fox
A 19th-century doctor questions his motives for rescuing a sideshow freak.
Legacy, The (1979) as Jason Mountolive
Maggie Walsh is a young archtitect, living in America. One day she gets a job in England. When travelling through England with her friend on her bike, she has an accident with a strange English lord who invites her to stay for some time at his manson. Strange other guests appear too, and slowly she finds out that there is a strange connection between her and this house, and that someone is playing a satanic game with her and the guests...
Class of Miss MacMichael, The (1978) as Fairbrother
The Eagle Has Landed (1976) as Father Philip Vereker
German paratroopers land covertly in England during World War II.
Invitation to the Wedding (1973) as Harry--Earl Of Braunceston
X Y & Zee (1972) as Gordon
A possessive woman fights to end her husband's affair with a younger woman.
All the Right Noises (1971) as Bernie
Thank You All Very Much (1969) as Roger
A pregnant student decides to raise her child alone.
Torture Garden (1968) as Leo Winston
A sideshow exhibit on torture predicts the deaths of those who view it.
Walk, Don't Run (1966) as Julius D. Haversack
Set during the Tokyo Olympics, one of three unlikely housemates plays matchmaker with the other two.
The Psychopath (1966) as Mark Von Sturm
Four men are brutally murdered with each victim found lying next to a doll fashioned in his own image, and Inspector Holloway of Scotland Yard is assigned to the case.
Agent 8 3/4 (1965) as Washroom attendant
British Intelligence dupes an unemployed writer into thinking he''''s an industrial spy.
King Rat (1965) as Captain Daven
A U.S. officer in a World War II Japanese POW camp tries to raise money to buy his fellow prisoners'' freedom.
Young and Willing (1964) as Arthur
A Pair of Briefs (1963) as Hubert Shannon
A recently-qualified barrister is annoyed when he finds his firm is taking on the boss's niece. The two youngsters soon find themselves in court on opposite sides in a case on the restitution of conjugal rights where both plaintiff and defendant seem to have things to hide. The irascible and rather fearsome judge has little time for the goings-on, least of all the way the two young lawyers seem rather too keen to squabble with each other.
The Swingin' Maiden (1963) as Humphrey
An American airline firm plan to buy a new British passenger plane, but the deal hits trouble when the plane's designer Jack Hopkins and Kathy Fisher the daughter of the Airline owner, take an instant dislike to each other, after crashing into each other in a quiet country lane. With each blaming the other for the accident, the arrangement looks in trouble, unless nature takes a hand.

Music (feature film)

8 1/2 Women (1999) as Song Performer ("On A Slow Boat To China")
Philip Emmenthal, a wealthy businessman, and his son, Storey, are two very different men whose shared grief inspires them to embark on an elaborate sexual odyssey. When Storey takes his father to see Federico Fellini's masterpiece, "8 1/2," the sight of so many magnificent women prompts them to crea

Cast (special)

Woman in White, The (1998) as Mr Gilmore
Two sisters, Marian and Laura Fairlie, are virtually imprisoned on Sir Percival Glyde's estate after his marriage to Laura. He wants all her wealth, but for some reason he also wants to detain and silence the strange, elusive woman in white who haunts the area and holds the key to a dark and siniste
Choir, The (1995)
Four-part adaptation of a novel by Joanna Trollope. Loyalties are divided, factions are formed and friendships are torn apart during a battle to preserve the choir of an English cathedral.
Collins Meets Coward (1992) as Toby Cartwright ("Ways And Means")
A special featuring three one-act plays written by Noel Coward and starring Joan Collins. The plays featured are entitled: "Ways and Means," "Still Life -- A Romantic Interlude" and "The Astonished Heart -- A Sad Love Tale."
Our Planet Tonight (1987)
A special which pokes fun at TV magazine shows, featuring segments with "roving reporters" and pompous in-studio commentators.
Pygmalion (1983) as Colonel Pickering
An adaptation for television of Bernard Shaw's play about one Henry Higgins, professor of phonetics, and his efforts to transform Eliza Doolittle, a flower girl with a pronounced Cockney accent, into a well-bred, well-spoken woman who can pass for a duchess in London society.

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

Rogue Trader (1999) as Peter Baring
Joan of Arc (1999) as Archbishop
Miniseries based on the life of Joan of Arc, an illiterate 15th century French peasant girl of 17, who donned a suit of armor and rode off to war to unite and save France from its English enemy. Claiming to be sent by God, she was burned at the stake, at the age of 19, for heresy.
Gulliver's Travels (1996) as Admiral Bolgolam
Miniseries inspired by Jonathan Swift's novel. An English physician, shipwrecked for eight years, finally returns home and recounts an unbelievable odyssey of strange lands and fantastic creatures.
Drug Wars: The Cocaine Cartel (1992) as Whitfield
A miniseries examining the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration's struggle against Colombian drug cartels. Sequel to "Drug Wars: The Camarena Story."
Windmills Of The Gods (1988) as Sir George
A two-part miniseries based on Sidney Sheldon's best-selling novel involving a Midwestern college professor who is swept into the world of international political intrigue when she is appointed by the President to be the new American Ambassador to Romania. She becomes the target of an assassin who's

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

King Solomon's Mines (2004) as Sam Maitland
Love in a Cold Climate (2001) as Lord Montdore
Longitude (2000) as Captain Proctor

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