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Brendan Gleeson

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Stonehearst Asylum (2014)

Elevator Pitch A young doctor arrives at the gate of a gloomy Victorian mansion in an isolated location, and is welcomed by the superintendent of what is a small asylum where the residents seem to be free to indulge in their madness, whatever it is. Amongst the patients is an attractive woman who gives every … Continue reading

Beowulf (2007)

Duration 1h 55m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story Loosely based on the epic English poem. Writers/Script Neil Gaiman, Roger Avery Additional Info The poem itself hangs over English students like a threatening cloud, since it is written in Old English, but at some point they have to study it. The original manuscript, now in … Continue reading

Troy (2004)

Duration 2h 43m (less on TV) Rating (UK) 15 Source of story Loosely based on Homer’s works “The Illiad” and “The Odyssey” Writers/Script David Benioff Additional Info Terry Gilliam was said to have been offered the opportunity to direct but after reading five pages of the script turned it down. Director Wolfgang Petersen Starring Julian … Continue reading

The Tailor of Panama (2001)

Duration 1h 49m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story A novel of the same name by John Le Carré Writers/Script Andrew Davies, John Le Carré, John Boorman Additional Info In 2001 Pierce Brosnan was still being James Bond, and Daniel Radcliffe was about to be Harry Potter Director John Boorman Starring Pierce Brosnan, Geoffrey Rush, … Continue reading

Gangs of New York (2002)

Duration 2h 47m Rating (UK) 18 Source of story Said to have been inspired by the 1927 book “The Gangs of New York” by Herbert Asbury. Writers/Script Jay Cocks, Steven Zaillian, Kenneth Lonergan Additional Info Jay Cocks was the writer of the original story twenty years before the actual production. The director had wanted it … Continue reading

Mission Impossible II

Released 2000 Rating (UK) 15 Source of story The TV series and possibly the first film Writer/s Script Robert Towne Writer/s Story Ronald D Moore, Brannon Braga Director John Woo Starring Tom Cruise, Dougray Scott, Thandie Newton, Ving Rhames, Richard Roxburgh, Joln Polson, Brendan Gleeson Elevator Pitch Ethan’s team is hired to recover a deadly … Continue reading

Safe House

Released 2012 Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Writer/s script David Guggenheim Director Daniel Espinosa Starring Denzel Washington, Ryan Reynolds, Vera Farmiga. Brendan Gleeson, Sam Shepard, Robert Patrick, Liam Cunningham Elevator Pitch A rogue CIA agent and the housekeeper of a CIA safe house in South Africa are forced to go on … Continue reading

28 Days Later

Released 2002 Rating 18 in UK Director Danny Boyle Writer/s Alex Garland Starring Cillian Murphy, Naomie Harris, Christopher Ecclestone, Brendan Gleeson Source of story An original screenplay Elevator Pitch Millions of people are infected by a virus accidentally released from an animal testing laboratory, turning them into rage filled “zombies”. A few survivors head out … Continue reading

The Grand Seduction (2013)

Released 2013 Rating 12A Director Don McKellar Writer/s Ken Scott, Michael Dowes Starring Brendan Gleeson, Taylor Kitch Source of story A French Canadian film from 2004 “La Grande Seduction” Elevator Pitch The inhabitants of a Newfoundland island whose waters have been fished out, may have the opportunity of work, if they can pursued a company … Continue reading

The Guard

Released 2011 Rating 15 in UK Director John Michael McDonagh Writer/s John Michael McDonagh Starring Brendan Gleeson, Don Cheadle, Mark Strong, Liam Cunningham Source of story An original screenplay Elevator Pitch A country policeman on the west coast of Ireland has his own sense of right and wrong. This involves paying prostitutes and returning a … Continue reading

Green Zone

Released 2010 Rating 15 in UK Director Paul Greengrass Writer/s Brian Helgeland Starring Matt Damon, Brendan Gleeson, Amy Ryan, Greg Kinnear, Jason Isaacs (hello to) Source of story Book by Rajiv Chandresekaran Elevator Pitch A warrant officer leading a team of US soldiers looking for WMD in Baghdad, but failing to find any, becomes involved … Continue reading

The Edge of Tomorrow (2014)

Released 2014 Rating 12A in UK Director Doug Liman Writer/s Christopher McQarrie, Jez Butterworth Starring Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Brendan Gleeson, Bill Paxton, Source of story Book “All You Need is Kill” Horoshi Sakurazaka Elevator Pitch The earth armies are at war with an alien race, who have the ability to reset time, on the … Continue reading

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