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Rufus Sewell

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Middlemarch (TV Mini-series)Middlemarch (TV Mini-series) (1994)
Dir. Anthony Page
Feat. Juliet Aubrey, Douglas Hodge, Patrick Malahide
An exemplary screen adaptation of George Eliot's literary classic about the machinations of the well–to–do in 19th century…
CarringtonCarrington (1995)
Dir. Christopher Hampton
Feat. Emma Thompson, Jonathan Pryce, Steven Waddington
Titular tomboy Emma Thompson finds inexplicable desire for fellow 'Bloomsbury groupie' and effette intellectual Lytton Strachey in this academic…
VictoryVictory (1996)
Dir. Mark Peploe
Feat. Willem Dafoe, Irene Jacob, Sam Neill
Adventure film set in 1913 and based on the novel of the same name by Joseph Conrad. After attempting to rape a woman, a man living in Dutch occupied…
Woodlanders, TheWoodlanders, The (1997)
Dir. Phil Agland
Feat. Rufus Sewell, Polly Walker
Involving tangle of love and deceit, set in a close–knit English village, where woodsman Rufus Sewell and sweetheart Polly Walker's love is…
Dark CityDark City (1998) Recommended
Dir. Alex Proyas
Feat. Rufus Sewell, William Hurt, Jennifer Connelly
Advancing on earlier efforts like THE CROW, director Alex Proyas, fabricates a shadowy urban jungle, replete with echoes of earlier sci–fi…
Destiny of Her Own, A (Dangerous Beauty) (1998)
Dir. Marshall Herskovitz
Feat. Catherine McCormack, Rufus Sewell
Historical romance that profits from a sensuous 16th century Venetian setting, as the low–prospect Catherine McCormack opts for the tradeoffs…
Very Thought of You, TheVery Thought of You, The (Martha, Meet Frank, Daniel and Laurence) (1998)
Dir. Nick Hamm
Feat. Monica Potter, Joseph Fiennes, Rufus Sewell
A trifle thin but amusing entry into the British romantic comedy stakes, with American gal Monica Potter giving a trio of London unlikely lads the…
IlluminataIlluminata (1998)
Dir. John Turturro
Feat. Beverly D'Angelo, Susan Sarandon, Rufus Sewell
A backstage drama set in New York in the early 1900s, with Turturro as a playwright struggling to get his latest effort on stage. With a dozen…
Higher LoveHigher Love (At Sachem Farm; Uncorked) (1998)
Dir. John Huddles
Feat. Rufus Sewell, Minnie Driver, Nigel Hawthorne
Moderately quaffable comedy has a young heir (Sewell) plan to sell his wealthy Californian family's huge wine collection so as make an investment.…
Arabian Nights (Mini-Series)Arabian Nights (Mini-Series) (2000)
Dir. Steve Barron
Feat. Jason Scott Lee, Rufus Sewell, Mili Avital
Visually stunning retelling of One Thousand and One Nights, in which a mad Sultan weds his childhood friend, planning to execute her the following…
Knight's Tale, AKnight's Tale, A (2001)
Dir. Brian Helgeland
Feat. Heath Ledger, Rufus Sewell, Paul Bettany
Surprisingly satisfying medieval comedy slam–bang, that wears its mindlessness on its chain–mail sleeve, while Geoffrey Chaucer’s…
Extreme OpsExtreme Ops (2002)
Dir. Christian Duguay
Feat. Devon Sawa, Rupert Graves, Rufus Sewell
An appealing tale of snow–boarders turned 'special agents' that quickly skis off into the realms of complete fantasy. While on assignment…
Helen of Troy (Mini Series)Helen of Troy (Mini Series) (2003)
Dir. John Harrison
Feat. Rufus Sewell, Stellan Skarsgard, John Rhys-Davies
Combining various Greek legends into a grand composite tale, the stories of Helen, Agamemnon, Paris and Troy are reasonably well–served in this…
Legend Of Zorro, TheLegend Of Zorro, The (2005)
Dir. Martin Campbell
Feat. Antonio Banderas, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Rufus Sewell
Rather belated sequel to THE MASK OF ZORRO finds most of the cast (minus Anthony Hopkins) regrouping for another swashbuckling romp in 1850s…
Taming of the Shrew, The (Shakespeare Retold)Taming of the Shrew, The (Shakespeare Retold) (2005)
Dir. David Richards
Feat. Shirley Henderson, Rufus Sewell, Twiggy
An updated version of Shakespeare's comedy by the makers of THE CANTERBURY TALES (2003) series, has Shirley Henderson play a bitchy and ambitious MP…
Tristan and IsoldeTristan and Isolde (2006)
Dir. Kevin Reynolds
Feat. James Franco, Rufus Sewell, Sophia Myles
Accessible and handsome rendering of the legendary Celtic love affair between a noble British knight (Franco) and an Irish princess (Myles), which…
Holiday, TheHoliday, The (2006)
Dir. Nancy Meyers
Feat. Kate Winslet, Cameron Diaz, Jack Black
Reliable entertainment from 'chick flick' maestress, Nancy Meyer (WHAT WOMEN WANT, SOMETHING’S GOTTA GIVE) in which two disenchanted women (Diaz…
Illusionist, TheIllusionist, The (2006)
Dir. Neil Burger
Feat. Edward Norton, Jessica Biel, Paul Giamatti
Edward Norton plays an enigmatic magician who courts a Viennese Dutchness (Biel) with the art of illusion in this lush and mystical period…
Amazing GraceAmazing Grace (2006) Recommended
Dir. Michael Apted
Feat. Ioan Gruffudd, Romola Garai, Albert Finney
Stirring dramatisation of the true story of 18th–century abolitionist William Wilberforce and his revolt against Britain’s slave…
Paris, Je T'aimeParis, Je T'aime (Paris, I Love You) (2006) Recommended
Dir. Olivier Assayas, Gurinder Chadha, Sylvain Chomet
Feat. Fanny Ardant, Juliette Binoche, Steve Buscemi
A prestige line–up of actors and filmmakers converge in this grand anthology of love letters to the city of romance. With each vignette…
VinyanVinyan (2008)
Dir. Fabrice du Welz
Feat. Emmanuelle Beart, Rufus Sewell, Julie Dreyfus
Fabrice Du Welz (THE ORDEAL) directs this striking, elemental jungle thriller, in which a tormented couple (Sewell and Beart) cross the Thai border…
John AdamsJohn Adams (2008) Recommended
Dir. Tom Hooper
Feat. Paul Giamatti, Laura Linney, Sarah Polley
Acclaimed miniseries on the life of America's second president and founding father John Adams. Simultaneously epic and intimate this is compulsory…
Tourist, TheTourist, The (2010)
Dir. Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck
Feat. Johnny Depp, Angelina Jolie, Paul Bettany
Vacationing in Venice, Johnny Depp is drawn into the web of a beautiful woman (Angelina Jolie) in this intriguing international thriller from the…
Pillars of the Earth, The (TV Mini-Series)Pillars of the Earth, The (TV Mini-Series) (2010)
Feat. Ian McShane, Rufus Sewell, Matthew MacFadyen
A fierce rivalry for the English throne provides the cut and thrust of this heady 12th century melodrama. Though less dramatically credible as the…
Zen (TV Series)Zen (TV Series) (2011) Aro Favourite
Feat. Rufus Sewell, Caterina Murino, Julie Cox
Short–lived but stylish BBC detective series wades into the overcrowded male crime fighter market with suave Rufus Sewell in the role of…
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire HunterAbraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012)
Dir. Timur Bekmambetov
Feat. Benjamin Walker, Rufus Sewell, Dominic Cooper
The Russian alchemist behind vampiric trilogy NIGHT WATCH directs this spectacular bastardization of the Lincoln legend, here re–imagined as a…
Hotel NoirHotel Noir (2012)
Dir. Sebastian Guitierrez
Feat. Malin Akerman, Rosario Dawson, Danny De Vito
Cult dir. Guitierrez tries his hand at film noir pastiche with this luscious ensemble piece about a detective whose encounters with various…
Restless (TV Mini-Series)Restless (TV Mini-Series) (2012)
Dir. Edward Hall
Feat. Hayley Atwell, Rufus Sewell, Michelle Dockery
A fine small screen adaptation of William Boyd's espionage novel, about a young woman who learns that her mother was recruited as a spy during World…
HerculesHercules (2014)
Dir. Brett Ratner
Feat. Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson, Ian McShane, John Hurt
Entertaining sword–and–sandals schlock, with Dwayne Johnson muscling up as the legendary Greek demigod.
Gods of EgyptGods of Egypt (2016)
Dir. Alex Proyas
Feat. Brenton Thwaites, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Gerard Butler
Ill–conceived fantasy epic in which a mortal hero must do battle with the god of darkness who has taken over the Egyptian empire.

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