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|Also Known As:||Died:||May 21, 2000|
|Born:||April 14, 1904||Cause of Death:|
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An Arthurian romance tale of an independent young woman and a handsome young man who embark upon a dangerous quest for the Holy Grail in order to save King Arthur's kingdom, while also trying to save the woman's sister from the evil Baron Ruber.
This is the England of 1554, but the veneer of traditional English composure and dignity has been stripped away. The British populace is in turmoil. Fearing a challenge to her throne, Queen Mary I imprisons her half-sister, Princess Elizabeth Tudor (The daughter of King Henry VII and Anne Boleyn), i
Miniseries set in medieval times, focusing on Merlin, the legendary teacher-court magician of King Arthur, from Sir Thomas Malory's novel "Morte d'Arthur." Merlin uses his powers to travel in time; battle Mab, the Queen of Darkness, and the evil, bewitching Morgan Le Fey; educate a future king; and
The wealthy Tichborne family send servant Bogle to Australia to track down their missing heir. He doesn't find the lost Sir Roger, but comes up with a false claimant whom he trains to act aristocratic in return for half of any eventual inheritance. All seems to be going well until the dowager Tichbo
The true story of the birth, growth and coming of age of a leopard cub in Africa's Serengeti plain. The journey of "The Leopard Son" begins at his mother's side where he discovers, through play, essential skills for survival in the wild. As it is with humans, there inevitably comes the day when a ch
In the silence and the black dead of night comes that faint whisper, that icy touch of terror from another world. While investigating a haunted country manor, a parapsychologist confronts an evil from beyond the grave he could never have imagined.
The tale of a young woman, Isabel Archer, who challenges the confines of her sheltered existence on the hermetically closed American expatriate circuit in late 19th century Europe. Hungry to experience the world, Isabel rejects a lucrative marriage proposal, stunning both her suitor and the relative
Moving from New York's streets to London's reconstructed Globe Theater, and talking with everyone from strangers encountered by chance to scholars and celebrated actors, Al Pacino serves as the voluble, mercurial center of a film that interweaves commentary on Shakespeare with analysis of, rehearsal
In this true story, pianist David Helfgott fights to overcome schizophrenia and return to the concert stage.
The tragic prince tries to prove that his uncle killed his father.
With no ties, no enemies and no fear, Lancelot is the perfect warrior. He comes to Camelot not for glory or knighthood, although he finds both, but for the love of the one woman he cannot have, the beautiful and honorable Lady Guinevere of Leonesse. Guinevere has promised to marry King Arthur not only because his army will protect her country, but because she truly loves him for his wise and gentle ways. As she prepares to enter Camelot as its new queen, a chance encounter with Lancelot awakens conflicting and powerful emotions within her. For Arthur, she represents a once-in-a-lifetime chance at true love and a beloved queen for his kingdom. Likewise, the king comes to see Lancelot as possessing the honor and bravery of a true Knight. He welcomes them both into his city and into his heart, never foreseeing how his great capacity for love and trust opens the doors for his betrayal.
An aging actor takes to the stage after the theater housing his latest play has closed for the night, and revisits the great Shakespearian characters of his career.
A legal secretary in the OSS offices becomes a spy in this World War II romance.
Set in the 1950s, a white South African teenage welterweight, whose trainer and mentor is a black man, falls for the daughter of a pro-apartheid activist.
Set between 1599 and 1611, Prospero, a former Duke of Milan, has been exiled to an island far from Europe. By studying the 24 books he was allowed to take with him, he has transformed the island into a civilized kingdom. But Prospero also has magic powers with which he hopes to wreak revenge on the
Interviews and rare film clips trace the troubled career of one of the screen''''s most beautiful actresses. Hosted by Jessica Lange.
A penniless couple in Monte Carlo win the jackpot.
A reimagination of Dante's Inferno as a psychedelic collage of sound and image where the poet Dante wanders through the accumulated wreckage of the millennia of Western culture.
Agatha Christie's Belgian detective Hercule Poirot finds his vacation trip to the Holy Land (Palestine circa 1937) interrupted when one of the members of his tour group is murdered at an archaeological dig, and Poirot must solve the crime before continuing with his holiday.
An adaptation of Robert Bolt's play focusing on the conflict waged between King Henry VIII and Sir Thomas More when the King broke with the Roman Catholic Church.
Having been married for a few years, Arthur, the juvenile-yet-charming millionaire and ex-waitress Linda are hoping for a child. However, Bert Johnson, still incensed that Arthur ditched his daughter for Linda, is able to manipulate Arthur's company, leaving him and Linda broke. Will Arthur crawl
A career-biography and tribute to the late sweedish actress Ingrid Bergman.
A British woman, working for the Resistance during World War II, enjoys the finest and most challenging days of her life, but when the war ends she becomes increasingly disillusioned and unfufilled.
An interpretation of the life and relationships of writer Katherine Mansfield.
Torn, seemingly, from one of those soft-cover romance novels, this lush drama deals with an interlude between an American magazine editor and a dashing young Englishman while traveling between Venice and Paris, rekindling briefly an affair the two had enjoyed together ten years earlier. John Gielgud
A sumptuous refilming of Dumas' tragic tale of a young Parisian courtesan and her passionate but doomed love affair with a rich young man who showers her daily with white camellias. This was the 25th (at least) movie version dating back to a Danish adaptation in 1907 and including several movies of
This lavish adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's rousing swashbuckler about two Scottish brothers who are lifelong rivals for their father's title and property casts Richard Thomas in the role that Errol Flynn played in the 1953 movie version and Michael York in the part Anthony Steel had. John Gi
In his first TV starring role (after having debuted as Abraham Lincoln in the miniseries "The Blue and the Gray"), Gregory Peck is the real-life Monsignor Hugh O'Flaherty, a Vatican official responsible for concealing thousands of allied POW escapees in German-occupied Rome. Christopher Plummer is t
Set in 17th-century England, a noblewoman moonlights as a highway robber.
Sumptuous fourteenth film version of the Victor Hugo classic with Anthony Hopkins' Quasimodo earning him an Emmy Award nomination as Outstanding Actor. Trivia buffs will note that this film's two stars -- Hopkins and Derek Jacobi, as Dom Claude Frollo, were TV's most famous Hitlers. Robert Powell, w
The legendary Indian leader uses peaceful means to free his homeland from British rule.
A Libyan resistance leader fights against Italian invaders on the eve of World War II.
Committed long-distance runners strive for the 1924 Olympics.
An archaeologist travels to Egypt to find the lost tomb of a king, which has a curse on it. After a local expert on the tomb murdred, she becomes the next target for assassins.
A childlike millionaire must choose between keeping his fortune and marrying a girl from the wrong side of the tracks.
A 19th-century doctor questions his motives for rescuing a sideshow freak.
A diplomat is suspected of being a double agent.
A violinist in a provincial Polish orchestra, whose husband is the director of the ensemble, on a visit to the US ties up with the world- renowned symphony conductor. As it turns out he was once in love with violinist's mother. The conductor, a slightly unstable hypochondriac, returns to Poland to lead the provincial orchestra. He also tries to revive old love affair using the violinist as a surrogate of her mother. Her husband is resentful of the conductor for both personal and professional reasons. In the end the violinist sees her husband in his true, ambitious light and leaves him.
A detective is in jeopardy after discovering a synthetic formula for gasoline.
(Mys ''79). Christopher Plummer, James Mason, David Hemmings, Anthony Quayle, Genevieve Bujold, Frank Finley, John Gielgud, Susan Oliver, Donald Sutherland. Jack the Ripper is the subject of this chilling Sherlock Holmes thriller which suggests that the prostitute slayer was a member of a Royal household. Christopher Plummer is Sherlock Holmes, James Mason is Dr. Watson, and Donald Sutherland plays a psychic (based on a real person who assisted Scotland Yard during the actual Ripper case).
The rise and fall of the notorious Roman Emperor Caligula, showing the violent methods that he employs to gain the throne, and the subsequent insanity of his reign - he gives his horse political office and humiliates and executes anyone who even slightly displeases him. He also sleeps with his sister, organises elaborate orgies and embarks on a fruitless invasion of England before meeting an appropriate end. There are various versions of the film, ranging from the heavily- truncated 90-minute version to the legendary 160-minute hardcore version which leaves nothing to the imagination (though the hardcore scenes were inserted later and do not involve the main cast members).
A lavish remake of the classic about the escaped convict, a woodcutter who had been imprisoned for stealing a loaf of bread to feed his starving family, and the dogged police inspector who dedicates himself to hounding the man until he can again be put behind bars. An Emmy Award nomination went to d
Clive Langham (Sir John Gielgud) spends one tormenting night in his bed suffering from health problems and thinking up a story based on his relatives. He is a bitter man and he shows, through flashbacks, how spiteful, conniving and treacherous his family is. But is this how they really are or is it his own vindictive slant on things?
A naive young officer straight from school arrives on the Western front to fight the air war against the Germans. However, the life expectancy of green pilots is not very good.
Stephen Dedalus is a young man growing up in Ireland in the early part of the 20th century. His search for knowledge and undestanding, and the decline of his family's circumstances, lead him to revelations on the nature of art and politics. His personal renaissance makes him feel unwelcome in his own nation, and forces him to decide whether to leave and accept exile, or to stay and fight.
This bio-pic is about Galileo, the 17th century Italian who laid the foundations of modern science. Galileo made himself one of the world's first telescopes and discovered the moons of Jupiter. He supported Copernicus' theory that the Earth revolved around the Sun. This brought him in conflict with the Catholic Church. By threatening him with torture, the Church forced him to recant his views in front of a tribunal, and sentenced him to house arrest. However, Galileo's trials and theories inspired others like Newton and Kepler to prove that the Earth was not the centre of the Universe. Some years ago, the Pope accepted that Earth does revolve around the Sun and issued a rare apology for what the Church had done to Galileo, i.e., the Catholic Church recanted!
Belgian detective Hercule Poirot investigates the murder of a mysterious businessman during a luxurious train ride.
Rod Slater is the newly appointed general manager of the Sonderditch gold mine, but he stumbles across an ingenious plot to flood the mine, by drilling into an underground lake, so the unscrupulous owners to make a killing in the international gold market.
A small time diamond merchant is jumps at the chance to supervise the purchase, and cutting of a large first class diamond. But when the diamond is stolen from him, he is blackmailed into pulling off a major heist at the Diamond Exchange, located at 11 Harrowhouse.
In this chase thriller, the pilot for the TV series "Search" (1972-73), a space-age detective, monitored and directed by mission control center, investigates the disappearance of a fabulous gem collection. O'Brian, Meredith and Angel Tompkins continued in the short-lived series, and were joined by T
Plane crash survivors travel to a mystical land where nobody ages.
All star cast heads up this 1970 remake of the William Shakespeare classic tale of the betrayal of the the Roman senate against their emperor, the plotting and scheming that led up to the assassination of the title charecter, and all of Romes' fickleness towards the events.
This film offers a series of vignettes based on British involvement in World War I, as seen through the eyes of a working-class family.
A private eye gets too involved in his investigation of a crooked shipping magnate.
International intrigue follows the election of the first Russian pope.
Snobbery and bad politics lead to military disaster during the Crimean War.
A British mathematician, working on code decryption, unexpectedly falls in love with another decrypter. This leads them to a complicated intrigue within the codebreakers.
An Englishman in Hollywood moves into the funeral business.
An aging knight uses his wits to survive in war and peace.
Utilizing newsreel footage from a variety of archives, the documentary reviews the Spanish Civil War from its beginnings in 1931 to Franco's rise to power in 1939.
England's King Henry II appoints his best friend Archbishop of Canterbury then turns on him.
A French peasant girl follows the advice of angels to lead her country against British invaders.
Poet Elizabeth Barrett defies her tyrannical father for the love of Robert Browning.
A hunchbacked madman plots to make himself king of England.
Film adaptation of Shakespeare's classic romantic tragedy.
Film adaptation of Shakespeare's classic romantic tragedy.
An all-star adaptation of Shakespeare''''s classic about Julius Caesar''''s assassination and its aftermath.
England''''s Benjamin Disraeli proves he''''s a match for Europe''''s mightiest leaders when it comes to diplomacy.
During the first world war, novelist Edgar Brodie is sent to Switzerland by the Intelligence Service. He has to kill a German agent. During the mission he meets a fake general first and then Elsa Carrington who helps him in his duty.
Three musicians team up to save a failing theatrical troupe.
Music (feature film)
A man experiences an existential crisis after finding fame and fortune in Hollywood.
A carefully measured ode to resistance against all forms of oppression.
Profile of actress Vivien Leigh, best known for her roles as the southern belles Scarlett O'Hara and Blanche DuBois.
A profile of playwright, cabaret composer and actor Noel Coward (1899-1973). Chronicles his image as a 1920s enfant terrible through his wartime career, his contacts with the Royal Family and his emigration from Britain. Includes clips from a 1969 BBC interview of Coward discussing his career and sc
Inspector Morse makes inquiries into the murder of a freelance journalist who was working on an article about millionaire businessman Andrew Baydon. During the opening celebrations for a new college at Oxford, donated by Braydon, one of the guests is shot.
A true story of the long-lasting friendship among three renowned 20th Century intellectuals, Sir Sydney Cockerell, Dame Laurentia MacLachlan and George Bernard Shaw, as told through their letters.
The seventeenth in a series of monthly specials in which David Frost interviews personalities in the arts, politics and science. In this segment, Frost's guest is actor John Gielgud.
A documentary about actress Ava Gardner. Includes interview footage of Gardner herself as well as interviews with friends and colleagues and clips from some of her films.
A four-part presentation of "Masterpiece Theatre" about an English family which rents a house in Tuscany, where Molly, mother of the family, discovers more about her absentee landlord than is good for her.
A two-part documentary examining the life and career of actor Richard Burton, who died in 1984. Included are clips from Burton's stage and screen performances and interviews with family members.
A profile of British actor John Gielgud. The special features stills and excerpts from his films and television plays. Also included is an interview with Gielgud at his Buckinghamshire home.
A new adaptation of Sophocles' trilogy dating from 400 B.C. about King Oedipus and his doomed legacy; each play is two hours long. In Part 1, "Oedipus the King," Oedipus fails to escape his fate and discovers he has killed his father, King Laius, and that Queen Jocasta, who has borne him a child, is
A variety special saluting the bicentennial of the adoption of the Constitution of the United States. An all-star cast strives to communicate the spirit of that document through a compilation of scenes, monologues, animation, and music.
An adaptation of Simon Gray's 1981 British stage hit, set in the 1960s at an English school for foreigners. St. John Quartermaine, one of the teachers there, is at the center of the story, as he serves as a sounding board for his colleagues. Broadcast as a segment of "Great Performances."
A dramatization of one of the witty and wise informal talks Winston Churchill might have given on an American lecture tour, following soon after his famed "Iron Curtain" speech at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri, in March 1946.
The story, based on the 1929 novel by Agatha Christie, follows the exploits of Lady Eileen "Bundie" Brent, an amateur sleuth, as she attempts to solve a murder that involves her with a mysterious, secret British society known as the Seven Dials.
A stylish television adaptation of the 1935 whodunit by Agatha Christie. The story follows the efforts of two people, Lady Frances Derwent, and her foil, Bobby Jones, as they attempt to solve the death of a man whose last words to them are "Why didn't they ask Evans?"
Shakespeare's history play about the weak King Richard II and his inability to cope with sedition and rebellion in England in the late 1300s, which led to the loss of the throne to the usurper Henry Bolingbroke (later Henry IV), and his own ignominious murder at the hands of Henry's henchman.
The tragic story of the "star-crossed lovers," and perhaps the most popular of Shakespeare's plays. Two rival families of Verona -- the Capulets and the Montagues -- settle their differences only after the tragic deaths of Juliet, the young daughter of the Capulets, and her secret lover, Romeo, the
A musical adaptation of the James M. Barrie play about Peter Pan, the boy who never grew up, and his adventures with the Darling children in Never Never Land.
An hour of music, comedy and drama that attempts to introduce children to the works of William Shakespeare. Included are readings from various works.
Film Production - Main (special)
A presentation of the forty-third annual prime-time Emmy Awards honoring the best in television.
Misc. Crew (special)
A presentation of the forty-third annual prime-time Emmy Awards honoring the best in television.
Cast (TV Mini-Series)
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.
An eight-hour miniseries based on Alexandra Ripley's novel, "Scarlett," the sequel to "Gone With the Wind." Scarlett O'Hara travels to Ireland to be with family and escape the confusion of her rocky marriage to Rhett Butler.<P>Separated from Scarlett and seeking a divorce, Rhett is now pursued passi
A 12-part miniseries continuing Herman Wouk's epic two-volume saga which began with "The Winds of War." The first 17-hour installment begins one week after Pearl Harbor. The family of career naval officer Captain Victor "Pug" Henry is scattered around the globe. Pug and his son, Byron, are fighting
Faithfully adapted from M.M. Kaye's epic 1978 novel of British colonial India of the 19th century, this colorful miniseries (HBO's first) about battle, love and treachery and intrigue, as well as love and honor involving one of Her Majesty's cavalry officers and an Indian princess who has been promi
Rutger Hauer, the Dutch actor, made his American TV-movie debut as Albert Speer, Hitler's personal architect, in this acclaimed dramatization of Speer's autobiography. Fellow Dutch performer Renee Soutendijk made her television debut in this country as Eva Braun. Derek Jacobi's portrait of Adolph Hi
Ten-hour dramatization (in four parts) of the Marco Polo odyssey, filmed in Italy, Morocco and the People's Republic of China, where it was the first western production to be made since the late 1940s, all at a hefty (by TV standards) cost of $10-million during a 13 month shooting schedule. Ken Mars
An absorbing adaptation of Uris' best-selling novel telling the story of two successful men, an American writer and a Polish doctor, whose careers lead to a confrontation in a London courtroom when the former accuses the latter of having performed illegal operations in a Nazi prison camp years earli
A literate retelling of Mary Shelley's gothic horror classic with the accent here on character instead of terror, establishing an offbeat relationship between the doctor and his creature. Subsequently this film was edited down to two hours or so for theatrical showings overseas and for TV syndicatio
Cast (TV Mini-Series)
An animated adaptation of the classic children's story, "The Emperor's New Clothes."
A mother reads a letter from her son, who was killed in the war in this short film.
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