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Charlie BubblesCharlie Bubbles (1967) Recommended
Dir. Albert Finney
Feat. Albert Finney, Billie Whitelaw, Liza Minnelli
Albert Finney plays the titular character, an ennui–ridden author whose return to his hometown of Manchester is less than…
Private Life of Sherlock Holmes, ThePrivate Life of Sherlock Holmes, The (1970)
Dir. Billy Wilder
Feat. Robert Stephens, Colin Blakely, Genevieve Page
Late period Billy Wilder (THE APARTMENT) applies his ironic sensibility, with less acid than usual, to the mind of Conan Doyle's detecting hero and…
Love Among the RuinsLove Among the Ruins (1975)
Dir. George Cukor
Feat. Laurence Olivier, Katharine Hepburn, Colin Blakely
Nicely polished period TV–movie, with barrister Olivier defending aging beauty Hepburn, who is being sued by a gigolo for 'abandonment'. Of…
Hanged Man, The (TV Series)Hanged Man, The (TV Series) (1975)
Feat. Colin Blakely, Michael Williams
Colin Blakely plays a rich industrialist whose success has made him the death target of his shady competitors. Series follows Blakely pretending to…
EquusEquus (1977)
Dir. Sidney Lumet
Feat. Peter Firth, Richard Burton, Joan Plowright
Straightforward adaptation of Peter Shaffer’s play concerning a disturbed stablehand (Peter Firth) with an equine fixation who has blinded some…
Meetings with Remarkable MenMeetings with Remarkable Men (1978)
Dir. Peter Brook
Feat. Gregoire Aslan, Martin Benson, Colin Blakely
Peter Brook's adaptation of the writings of inspirational Russian cult leader G.I Gurdjieff, who embarked on a philosophical quest through the far…
Dogs of War, TheDogs of War, The (1980)
Dir. John Irvin
Feat. Christopher Walken, Colin Blakely, Tom Berenger
Frederick Forsyth's best–seller gets reasonably good treatment here, Christopher Walken playing a hard bastard mercenary hired by Big Business…
Evil Under the SunEvil Under the Sun (1981)
Dir. Guy Hamilton
Feat. Peter Ustinov, Jane Birkin, Colin Blakely
Murder at a resort hotel, with Peter Ustinov as Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot. An all–star cast and top production values, with sun and sea…
Antony and CleopatraAntony and Cleopatra (1981)
Dir. Jonathan Miller
Feat. Jane Lapotaire, Colin Blakely, Ian Charleson
Part of the BBC's excellent series of Shakespeare productions, filmed in a 'theatrical' TV environment utilising the best of English acting talent.
Paradise Postponed (TV Series)Paradise Postponed (TV Series) (1986)
Feat. Sir Michael Hordern, Richard Vernon, Peter Egan
Ambitious series following various characters in a small British village across three post–war decades. Written by John Mortimer, who adapted…

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