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Fortunes of War (TV Mini-series)Fortunes of War (TV Mini-series) (1987)
Dir. James Cellan Jones
Feat. Kenneth Branagh, Emma Thompson, Alan Bennett
An under–appreciated historical epic focused on the personal experience of war, starring then–English glamour couple Kenneth Branagh and…
Tutti Frutti (TV Series)Tutti Frutti (TV Series) (1987) Recommended
Feat. Robbie Coltrane, Emma Thompson, Richard Wilson
This beautifully sardonic Scottish miniseries launched the careers of it's lead actors, offering a brilliant satire of the music industry and a deft…
Tall Guy, TheTall Guy, The (1989)
Dir. Mel Smith
Feat. Jeff Goldblum, Rowan Atkinson, Emma Thompson
Jeff Goldblum plays an American actor in England who faces successive crises with obnoxious employer Rowan Atkinson and love interest Emma Thompson.
Look Back in AngerLook Back in Anger (1989)
Dir. Judi Dench
Feat. Kenneth Branagh, Emma Thompson, Siobhan Redmond
TV production of John Osborne's influential play from the 50's, directed by Judi Dench. Kenneth Branagh plays the educated but disaffected "angry…
ImpromptuImpromptu (1990) Aro Favourite
Dir. James Lapine
Feat. Judy Davis, Hugh Grant, Mandy Patinkin
Splendid frolic with Chopin, Liszt, Delacroix, George Sand and friends gathered at a French country villa. Hilarious and moving, Judy Davis leads a…
Dead AgainDead Again (1991)
Dir. Kenneth Branagh
Feat. Kenneth Branagh, Emma Thompson
Kenneth Branagh and Emma Thompson go Stateside for this askewed whodunnit about a P.I. who is hired to help an amnesia victim, seemingly haunted by…
Howards EndHowards End (1992) Recommended
Dir. James Ivory
Feat. Anthony Hopkins, Emma Thompson, Helena Bonham Carter
Merchant/Ivory's E.M. Forster adaptation is so exquisite it pales their previous efforts. Forster's usual themes of class injustice and emotional…
Peter's FriendsPeter's Friends (1992)
Dir. Kenneth Branagh
Feat. Kenneth Branagh, Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie
British stiff–upper–lip spin on the BIG CHILL with Kenneth Brannagh and friends. They come across as something of a lacklustre lot,…
In the Name of the FatherIn the Name of the Father (1993) Aro Favourite
Dir. Jim Sheridan
Feat. Daniel Day-Lewis, Pete Postlethwaite, Emma Thompson
Daniel Day–Lewis gives a devastating performance in this powerhouse re–creation of the tragedy that beset Jerry Conlon, his family and…
Much Ado About NothingMuch Ado About Nothing (1993) Recommended
Dir. Kenneth Branagh
Feat. Kenneth Branagh, Denzel Washington, Keanu Reeves
Kenneth Branagh plunders the Bard again and pulls off a rare breed of romantic escapism. Here he somehow modifies the traditional text for an…
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,…
JuniorJunior (1994)
Dir. Ivan Reitman
Feat. Arnold Schwarzenegger, Danny De Vito, Emma Thompson
High–gloss whimsy in which Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito contrast screen personas once again, this time as science mavericks…
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…
Sense and SensibilitySense and Sensibility (1995) Recommended
Dir. Ang Lee
Feat. Emma Thompson, Kate Winslet, Alan Rickman
It all started here – The Jane Austen Revival, in a witty and engaging take on this classic tale of two sisters, one practical (Emma Thompson),…
Winter Guest, TheWinter Guest, The (1997)
Dir. Alan Rickman
Feat. Emma Thompson, Phyllida Law, Gary Hollywood
Emma Thompson ventures to farther–flung fields in a contemporary family melodrama played out within the bleak confines of a wintery British…
Primary ColorsPrimary Colors (1998) Recommended
Dir. Mike Nichols
Feat. John Travolta, Emma Thompson, Billy Bob Thornton
In charting the rise of a controversial Southern Governor through the US Democratic primary campaign, John Travolta rises admirably to his most…
Judas KissJudas Kiss (1998)
Dir. Sebastian Guitierrez
Feat. Emma Thompson, Alan Rickman, Carla Gugino
Kidnapping–gone–wrong thriller that trades off the curious casting of Emma Thompson and Alan Rickman as the American cops in pursuit.…
Treasure PlanetTreasure Planet (2002) Recommended
Dir. John Musker, Ron Clements
Feat. Emma Thompson, Martin Short, David Hyde Pierce
A spaced–up animated version of Robert Louis Stevenson’s TREASURE ISLAND, with young Jim shipping aboard a galactic galleon with…
WitWit (2003) Recommended
Dir. Mike Nichols
Feat. Emma Thompson, Eileen Atkins, Christopher Lloyd
The dramatic and comedic talents of Emma Thompson flourish in a brave, heartfelt performance as a terminally ill literary professor with a…
Love ActuallyLove Actually (2003)
Dir. Richard Curtis
Feat. Colin Firth, Liam Neeson, Emma Thompson
Golden–boy comedy writer Richard Curtis assumes directing duties for the first time but mislays the Midas touch he gained from penning “Four…
Imagining ArgentinaImagining Argentina (2003)
Dir. Christopher Hampton
Feat. Antonio Banderas, Emma Thompson, Ruben Blades
A controversial adaptation of Lawrence Thornton's award–winning novel, set in the Argentine dictatorship of the mid–1970s. Thompson is…
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of AzkabanHarry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004) Recommended
Dir. Alfonso Cuaron
Feat. Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Thompson, Robbie Coltrane
Young Harry's troublesome education continues at Hogswarts School Of Witchcraft And Wizardry, in this increasingly confident series, here given a…
Angels in America (TV Mini Series)Angels in America (TV Mini Series) (2004) Recommended
Dir. Mike Nichols
Feat. Al Pacino, Meryl Streep, Emma Thompson
An ambitious, multi–leveled portrait of the fractures, politics and metaphysical crises of 1980s America based on the stageplay by Tony…
Nanny McPheeNanny McPhee (2005) Recommended
Dir. Kirk Jones
Feat. Emma Thompson, Colin Firth, Kelly MacDonald
A well–bred British entertainment for children which fuses the traditional likes of MARY POPPINS with the current wave of gothic fantasy (Harry…
Stranger Than FictionStranger Than Fiction (2006)
Dir. Marc Forster
Feat. Will Ferrell, Emma Thompson, Maggie Gyllenhaal
A self–consciously 'clever' comedy with a cunning conceit – tax inspector Will Ferrell discovers that his drab life is being narrated and…
Harry Potter and the Order of the PhoenixHarry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007) Recommended
Dir. David Yates
Feat. Daniel Radcliffe, Robbie Coltrane, Helena Bonham Carter
The fifth movie of the Harry Potter franchise finds the Wiz–kid struggling with adolescent hormones, a blind bureaucracy and most memorably,…
Brideshead RevisitedBrideshead Revisited (2008)
Dir. Julian Jarrold
Feat. Matthew Goode, Ben Whishaw, Hayley Atwell
Sound adaptation of Evelyn Waugh’s classic novel of illicit love in the realms of High Society, set against the backdrop of pre–WWII Britain.…
Last Chance HarveyLast Chance Harvey (2008)
Dir. Joel Hopkins
Feat. Dustin Hoffman, Emma Thompson, Eileen Atkins
Simple romance stars Dustin Hoffman as a down–and–out divorcee whose life seems to be going nowhere until he meets the equally…
An EducationAn Education (2009) Aro Favourite
Dir. Lone Scherfig
Feat. Carey Mulligan, Peter Sarsgaard, Alfred Molina
An assured and alluring coming–of–age drama set in swinging sixties London (1961 in fact), with teenage ingenue Carey Mulligan falling in…
Nanny McPhee and the Big BangNanny McPhee and the Big Bang (2010)
Dir. Susanna White
Feat. Emma Thompson, Ralph Fiennes, Ewan McGregor
Emma Thompson again pens and stars in the second installment about the otherworldly nanny, accompanied again by a staggering array of British…

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