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Remains of the DayRemains of the Day (1993) Recommended
Dir. James Ivory
Feat. Anthony Hopkins, Emma Thompson, Christopher Reeve
Note–perfect adaptation of the Booker–winning novel plays out its key themes of duty and betrayal, love and loss with effortless class,…
Feast of JulyFeast of July (1995)
Dir. Christopher Menaul
Feat. Embeth Davidtz, Tom Bell, Ben Chaplin
This Merchant–Ivory production atypically focuses on the underclass, but still bares their predelictions – family politics and tragedy,…
Truth About Cats and DogsTruth About Cats and Dogs (1995)
Dir. Michael Lehmann
Feat. Janeane Garofalo, Ben Chaplin, Uma Thurman
Cyrano De Bergerac is reworked for the girls in this highly digestible romantic fable. Fresh faces Janeanne Garofalo and Brit hunk Ben Chaplin…
Washington SquareWashington Square (1997)
Dir. Agnieszka Holland
Feat. Jennifer Jason Leigh, Ben Chaplin, Maggie Smith
Portrait of a lady adapted from the pen of Henry James profits from an exemplary Jennifer Jason Leigh performance – as an eccentric, plain…
Lost SoulsLost Souls (2000)
Dir. Janusz Kaminski
Feat. Winona Ryder, Ben Chaplin, John Hurt
Winona Ryder and Ben Chaplin are the souls in question of this devil thriller, in which, in his 33rd year, the Anti–Christ has his previously…
Birthday GirlBirthday Girl (2002)
Dir. Jez Butterworth
Feat. Nicole Kidman, Ben Chaplin, Vincent Cassel
Competent comic–thriller in which the limited social horizons of bank–clerk Ben Chaplin lead him to ‘order’ Russian mail–order…
Stage BeautyStage Beauty (2004)
Dir. Richard Eyre
Feat. Claire Danes, Billy Crudup, Rupert Everett
An unusual delve into the gender politics of English theatre in the Restoration period of the 1660s, when King Charles II (Everett) decided to end…
Water Horse, The: Legend of the DeepWater Horse, The: Legend of the Deep (2007) Recommended
Dir. Jay Russell
Feat. Alex Etel, Ben Chaplin, Emily Watson
NZ–filmed magical adventure inspired by the legend of Loch Ness in which a small boy secretly adopts a baby mythical creature that grows to…
Dorian GrayDorian Gray (2009)
Dir. Oliver Parker
Feat. Ben Barnes, Colin Firth, Rebecca Hall
Hit–and–miss Gothic imagining of Oscar Wilde's classic, with Ben Barnes as the ageless man and Colin Firth as the silver–tongued…
Me and Orson WellesMe and Orson Welles (2009) Recommended
Dir. Richard Linklater
Feat. Zac Efron, Claire Danes, Christian McKay
Dir. Richard Linklater impeccably evokes the charms of 30's New York for this traditional backstage drama that has great affection for the era and…
London BoulevardLondon Boulevard (2010)
Dir. William Monahan
Feat. Colin Farrell, Keira Knightley, David Thewlis
An ex–con turned celebrity bodyguard finds himself unwittingly drawn back into London's criminal underworld in this confident directorial debut…
Mad Dogs (TV Series)Mad Dogs (TV Series) (2011)
Feat. John Simm, Marc Warren, Max Beesley
Oddly unsettling and engaging in equal measure, this mid–life black comedy centres on four middle–aged blokes who reunite to celebrate…
TwixtTwixt (2011)
Dir. Francis Ford Coppola
Feat. Val Kilmer, Elle Fanning, Bruce Dern
Silly, though intermittently stylish late Francis Ford Coppola piece, with Val Kilmer as an alcoholic horror novelist who is visited by a young ghost…
World Without End (TV Series)World Without End (TV Series) (2012)
Dir. Michael Caton-Jones
Feat. Ben Chaplin, Charlotte Riley, Nora von Waldstätten
Thinly drawn companion piece to THE PILLARS OF THE EARTH nonetheless makes for essential viewing for fans of the original historical series. Also…
Wipers Times, The Wipers Times, The (2013)
Dir. Andy De Emmony
Feat. Ben Chaplin, Michael Palin
The horrors of trench warfare are matched with alleviating gallows humour in this strangely moving tale of a satirical newspaper published on the…
CinderellaCinderella (2015) Recommended
Dir. Kenneth Branagh
Feat. Lily James, Cate Blanchett, Richard Madden
Dir. Kenneth Branagh re–imagines the classic tale of young Ella who finds herself at the mercy of her cruel stepmother and her daughters, and…
Apple Tree Yard (TV Mini-series)Apple Tree Yard (TV Mini-series) (2017) Recommended
Dir. Jessica Hobbs
Feat. Emily Watson, Ben Chaplin
Gripping drama with Emily Watson superb as a woman whose impulsive and passionate affair with a complete stranger is the first in a series of events…
Press (TV Series)Press (TV Series) (2018)
Dir. Tom Vaughan
Feat. Charlotte Riley, Ben Chaplin
6–part British TV drama following the staff of two contrasting and competing newspapers, one a lef–leaning broadsheet fighting to survive…

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