|The Queen (2006)
"The Queen Mother"
The Queen is an intimate behind the scenes glimpse at the interaction
between HM Elizabeth II and Prime Minister Tony Blair during their struggle,
following the death of Diana, to reach a compromise between what was a
private tragedy for the Royal family and the public's demand for an overt
display of mourning.
With Dame Helen Mirren as The Queen.
|What A Girl Wants (2003)
This is the story of a 19-year-old girl who has been raised in New York
City by her mother, a professional singer, who decides that she wants
to find her long-lost British father in London, who's part of a very hoity-toity
British aristocratic social circle.
With Colin Firth and Amanda Byrnes.
|I'll Sleep When I'm Dead (2003)
| The movie tells of a former gang boss who is drawn back into the game to avenge his brother's sordid and tragic death.
Noel Clarke, Clive Owen & Charlotte Rampling also star.
|Deep Down (2002)
| Played "Vera"
In this darkly comic short film, a daughter and her elderly dying mother
are arguing over a dress. Not just any dress, this is a 1930s Parisian
ball gown, and the two women's respective desires for it are played out
to a comical though bitter end.
With Helen McCrory.
|Mavis & The Mermaid (2000)
| An enchanting short film about a young girl, who doesn't believe in fairytales,
but finds unexpected help in coming to terms with her mother's death when
she meets an old woman who claims to be a mermaid.
With Eric Sykes.
Winner of the Kodak Showcase Spring 2000.
|Neville's Island (1998)
| Played "Mrs. Campness"
Neville's Island is an ITV film which plays like The Lord of the Flies
meets Three Men in a Boat, except here there are four men, who, when their
boat sinks, find themselves stranded on a small island in the middle of
the Lake District's Derwent Water with a sausage and an almost defunct
|Food For Love (1997)
| Played "Mrs Harvey-Brown"
Alex, a manager of a prestigious London bank, with ambitions and interests
outside his 9 to 5 routine, find himself becoming increasingly alienated
in the face of the new technology invading the modern world. He decides
to return to an english village to stage, once again, a Shakespeare play,
just as he had some years before. Alex reunites the original group of
players who have lost touch since university and introduces three teenage
| Short film about an old woman dying of cancer in a Glasgow flat, relieves
her pain with morphine/whisky and memories of her youth-dancing to the
With Jason Flemming, Jack Docherty & Patricia Kerrigan.
| Played "Margaret"
This British romantic comedy from director and star Martin Clunes concerns
Neil Price, a meek toy demonstrator who becomes engaged to Hilary, a beautiful
girl from a prosperous family. At his wild bachelor party, Neil consumes
a spiked drink and passes out. When he awakens, he is nude on a Scottish
island beach, with only three days to make it back to London in time for
his wedding. Along the route, Neil has a series of adventures and meets
a variety of eccentric characters. It seems that Gary has designs on Hilary
and her money, and he's got three days to make his plan work.
|Dirty Weekend (1993)
|Played "Mrs Cosby"
A controversial thriller, Dirty Weekend is a post-feminist serial killer
movie from Death Wish director Michael Winner. Bella (Lia Williams) is
a mousey Londoner who moves to Brighton after a disastrous love affair.
Lonely and vulnerable she spends her evenings alone in her basement flat
until one night she picks up the phone to hear the first in a series of
obscene and threatening call from her perverted neighbour. When the voyeur
begins to follow her, Bella decides to take the law into her own hands.
It's just the beginning of Bella's grotesque spree in this wickedly deviant
|Shining Through (1992)
| Played "Linda's Mother"
This is a very good film. Sure, it may well be unrealistic but there can
be no denial that the action itself is truly gripping. Griffith excels,
although she does look at people in an extremely suspicious, "I AM
A SPY" manner. If you haven't seen this and like an exciting WWII
themed movie with plenty of drama, then what are you waiting for?
|Shirley Valentine (1989)
This delightful film is a warmhearted look at a 42 year old woman's escape
to her always-young inner self. When Shirley Valentine decides its time
to leave the dull routine of her lackluster home, and her domineering
(yet morose) husband whose sharp edges and coarse routines keep her locked
in boredom, she finds that she's quite the interesting and free spirited
young woman. At times hilarious, the film comes from the same folks who
produced "Educating Rita."
|A Chorus of Disapproval (1988)
|Played "Rebecca Huntly-Pike"
Guy Jones, a mild-mannered flunky for an electronics firm who finds himself
transferred to a seaside town of Scarsborough. Bereft after the death
of his wife & seeking a diversion, he tries out for a local amateur
opera production of The Beggar's Opera. This local company is lorded over
by the slightly insane Welshman Dafydd Ap Llewellyn. Dafydd is in a constant
rage because of his resentment at having to deal with these rank amateurs
who try out for his production. But his ravings dwindles the number of
his cast members with the result that Guy's part in the play is forced
to grow larger.
|Absolute Beginners (1986)
|Played "Cynthia Eve"
What a Corker of a movie which moves at a lightning pace of youth in the
1950's based on the youth culture book by Colin McInnes. We see the birth
of the teenager in Britain wiping away the grey cobwebs of post war Britain
and revitalising it with a kaleidoscope of colour. Eddie O'Donnell is
the spunky immaculately dressed hedonist who wants to dance and carouse
the night away in Swinging London and Patsy Kensit's film debut is superb
as Colin'ns sex kitten who's a real temptress.
|There Goes The Bride (1979)
|Played "Ursula Westerby"
Retrograde even at the time of its 1980 release, this filmed version of
the mid-'70s play by the same title stars Tom Smothers as Timothy Westerby,
the bumbling father of the bride, and his imaginary dance partner, Polly.
Events of the chaotic wedding day are told in flashback as Westerby is
shown sweating over an advertising assignment from a bra company and hoping
that a photo of Polly from the bygone '20s will inspire him. Instead,
Westerby bangs into a door and Polly comes fuzzily to life, but only he
can see her, causing all sorts of havoc at the wedding.
|Give Us Tomorrow (1978)
| Played "Wendy"
When a locked vault causes problems in the robbery of a bank, the gunman
hold a bank manager and his family hostage.
|The Tamarind Seed (1974)
|Played "Margaret Stephenson"
With Julie Andrews & Omar Sharif.
Judith Farrow, who works for the British Embassy, has just ended an affair
with a married man. To recover emotionally, she decides to vacation in
Barbados, where she meets a suave, mysterious Russian named Feodor Sverdlov.
Although the two are attracted to each other, Judith is wary of beginning
a new relationship.
Crackerjack shocker concerns four inmates, each recounting the chilling
tale that brought him to the asylum. Atmospheric, clever, occasionally
gruesome horror film should please both horror and mystery fans alike.
|Played "Laura Galt"
This violent western finds a son leaving his father and family behind
in the wake of the elder's violent guerilla warfare against society at
large. David Galt leaves his Confederate war-veteran father Josiah behind
and settles in Texas. The son changes his name, living in relative solitude
until his father's gang invades Texas six years later. Father and son
battle it out in the inevitable showdown in this family feud. Neville
Brand plays the Federal Marshall.
|Run Wild, Run Free (1969)
|Played "Mrs. Ransome"
A withdrawn young boy, unable to speak from birth, leads a lonely existence
which revolves around the wildlife on the moors where he lives. A retired
colonel befriends him and gradually helps to transform him into a normal
and happy little boy.
|Ferry To Hong Kong (1959)
This curious African Queen derivation stars Curt Jurgens as Mark Conrad,
an Austrian exile and Orson Welles as blustery ferry-boat captain Cecil
Hart. Banned from both Hong Kong and Macao, Conrad is forced to spend
his life on Hart's ferry, shuttling endlessly between the two countries
and irritating everyone with whom he comes in contact. Conrad redeems
himself when he rescues Hart and the passengers during a raging storm.
|Conspiracy of Hearts (1959)
| Played "Sister Mitya"
In wartime Italy, nuns in a convent regularly smuggle Jewish children
out of a nearby internment camp. The Italian army officer in charge suspects
what may be going on but deliberately turns a blind eye. When the Germans
take over the camp security, the nuns activities become far more dangerous.
|No Trees in the Street (1958)
In direct contrast to his later lush-budgeted international epics, director
J. Lee Thompson turns his lenses towards the London slums in the sincere
but saccharine No Trees in the Street. Based on the play by Ted Willis,
the film is set in the years just before World War II, when England hadn't
completely dug itself out of the worldwide depression. Melvyn Hayes is
featured as an aimless teenager, who tries to escape his squalid surroundings
by entering a life of crime. He falls in with local hoodlum Herbert Lom,
who holds the rest of the slum citizens in the grip of fear, including
Hayes' own family.
|Bachelor Of Hearts (1958)
|Played "Ann Wainwright"
Bachelor of Hearts stars Hardy Kruger as Wolf, a German exchange student
attending Cambridge University. Initially arousing the distrust and disdain
of his classmates (WWII was, after all, only thirteen years in the past),
the affable Wolf slowly wins them over. He also finds romance in the lovely
form of an English miss named Ann, but only after he has gotten himself
in quite a pickle by lining up several dates simultaneously.
|Ice Cold in Alex (1958)
|Played "Sister Diana Murdoch"
A tense, engrossing adventure set in the 1942 Libyan war zone in the hot
Western Desert. A British ambulance officer escapes the siege in Tobruk
and tries desperately to get his passengers to safety in Alexandria, where
he dreams he will have the luxury of an 'ice cold' glass of beer. His
passengers include a stranded hospital nurse, a Sergeant-Major and a stray
South African Officer, trying to return to his unit. Despite saving the
group from the Germans, something is not quite right about the last passenger.
|Woman In A Dressing Gown (1957)
|Played "Georgie Harlow"
Based on a popular British television drama, this 1957 film features a
housewife who can't keep house who after 25 years of marriage still hasn't
mastered the domestic arts necessary to sustain a traditional 1950s-style
marriage. Her long-suffering husband Jim finally gets fed up with her
unpalatable dinners, her slovenly dress, and the messy home. He takes
up with Georgie Harlow, a young woman at his workplace and realises that
he will soon have to choose between the two women.
|The Moonraker (1957)
|Played "Ann Wyndham"
When the English Civil War is winding down but the Roundheads and Royalists
are still at odds with each other, it is decided that the King, Raymond,
should be moved from England to France for safekeeping. When the Cavalier
assigned the task is thwarted by the discovery of the scheme, other measures
must be taken. Good action scenes with a smidgen of romance thrown in
for good measure.
|The Birthday Present (1957)
|Played "Jean Scott"
Tony Britton plays a British toy salesman who purchases a watch for his
wife's birthday while visiting the Continent. Not wishing to pay the customs
duties, he hides the watch upon his return to England. Britton is caught
with the goods, and his life is never the same afterwards. Intended as
a slice of raw realism, Birthday Present plays more like a cautionary
social studies film.
|No Time For Tears (1957)
Anna Neagle steps down from her expensive musical extravaganzas to play
a recognisable human being in No Time for Tears. She plays the dedicated
director of a busy children's hospital, battling red tape, family hassles
and public indifference. A large and stellar cast appears in this episodic
tale, dramatising the triumphs and tragedies of paediatrics. An unfortunately
predictable happy ending sends the filmgoers home without trauma.
|My Teenage Daughter (1956)
|Played "Janet Carr"
She's a doll, she's a dish, she's a delinquent! Under the influence of
a wicked boyfriend, a once proper young girl turns to crime and loose
This was her first major film role.
|It Happens Every Thursday (1953)
|New York reporter Bob MacAvoy is persuaded by
pregnant wife Jane to buy a broken-down weekly newspaper in Eden, California.
They have humorous problems with small town mores and eccentric citizens.
But their schemes to increase circulation get them in over their heads.