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Emma Thompson

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The Legend of Barney Thomson (2015)

Duration 1h 36m Ratings UK: 15 Source of story A book “The Long Midnight of Barney Thompson” by Douglas Lindsay Director Robert Carlyle Writers/Script Richard Cowan, Colin McLaren Starring Robert Carlyle, Emma Thompson, Ray Winstone, Tom Courtney, Ashley Jenson, James Cosmo, Martin Compson,  Ratings IMDb: 6.3 by 5,202 people. Rotten Tomatoes: 62% by 37 reviewers. … Continue reading

An Education (2009)

Duration 1h 40m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story A memoir by journalist Lynn Barber – still available complete on the Guardian website. Director Lone Scherfig Writers/Script Nick Hornby Starring Carey Mulligan, Olivia Williams, Alfred Molina, Cara Seymour, Peter Sarsgaard, Dominic Cooper, Rosamund Pike, Emma Thompson, Sally Hawkins, Elevator Pitch: A sixteen year old schoolgirl, … Continue reading

Late Night (2019)

Duration 1h 42m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Director Nisha Ganatra Writers/Script Mindy Kaling Starring Emma Thompson, Mindy Kaling, John Lithgow, Hugh Dancy, Reid Scott, Paul Walter Hauser, Amy Ryan, Denis O’Hare Elevator Pitch: An English talk show host, Katherine Newbury is likely to be replaced due to the fact that … Continue reading

Stranger Than Fiction (2006)

Duration 1h 53m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story An original screenplay Director Marc Forster Writers/Script Zach Helm Starring Will Ferrell, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Emma Thompson, Queen Latifah, Dustin Hoffman, Anouk Aimée, Terry Jones, Jean-Louis Trintignant, John Cleese, Elevator Pitch: Harold Crick, an IRS inspector, carries out his various activities accompanied by a voice which seems … Continue reading

The Children Act (2018 in Spain)

Elevator Pitch A family court judge with a heavy workload is faced difficulties in her marriage to an academic who is frustrated by her lack of interest in their relationship. One of the cases on which she must rule is that of a 17 year old boy with leukemia who is refusing a blood transfusion … Continue reading

Men in Black 3 (2012)

Elevator Pitch. The alien Boris the Animal escapes from confinement on the moon where Agent K put him forty years ago and travels back in time to change events. When Agent J finds that his partner is not who he thought he was, and there is no sign of K, he realises what has happened … Continue reading

Beauty and the Beast (2017)

Released 2017 Rating (UK) PG Source of story This work has a lot of history starting off with an 18th century fairy tale intended, believe it or not, to prepare young women for arranged marriages. Also the 1994 Disney animated picture and the Broadway stage musical. Writer/s Script Evan Spiliotopoulos, Stephen Chbosky Director Bill Condon … Continue reading

The Love Punch

Released 2013 Rating (UK) PG Source of story An original screenplay Writer/s Script Joel Hopkins, Tess Morris Director Joel Hopkins Starring Pierce Brosnan, Emma Thompson, Timothy Spall, Celia Imrie, Tuppence Middleton Elevator Pitch A divorced couple whose financial security has been destroyed by a hedge fund owner, decide to get together to recover their losses, … Continue reading

Burnt (2015)

Released 2015 Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Writer/s script Steven Knight Writer/s story Michael Kalesniko Director John Wells Starring Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, Daniel Brühl, Omar Sy, Emma Thompson, Uma Thurman, Alicia Vikander, Lily James Elevator Pitch A chef returning from disaster due to alcohol and drugs, takes over a restaurant … Continue reading

Sense and Sensibility

Released 1995 Rating U in UK Director Ang Lee Writer/s Emma Thompson Starring James Fleet, Tom Wilkinson, Harriet Walter, Kate Winslet, Emma Thompson, Gemma Jones, Hugh Grant, Robert Hardy, Alan Rickman, Greg Wise, Imelda Staunton, Imogen Stubbs, Hugh Laurie Source of story Book of the same name by Jane Austen Elevator Pitch When Mr Dashwood … Continue reading

Saving Mr Banks (2013)

Released 2013 Rating PG in UK Director John Lee Hancock Writer/s Kelly Marcel, Sue Smith Starring Emma Thompson, Tom Hanks, Annie Rose Buckley, Colin Farrell Source of story Based on (as opposed to “inspired by”) real events. Elevator Pitch In 1961, with money running short PL Travis, the author of Mary Poppins, is persuaded to … Continue reading

The Boat that Rocked

Released 2009 Rating 15 in UK Director Richard Curtis Writer/s Richard Curtis Starring Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Bill Nighy, Nick Frost, Kenneth Branagh, Chris O’Dowd, Gemma Arterton, Jack Davenport, Rhys Ifans, January Jones, Emma Thompson Source of story An original screenplay – loosely based on the Radio Caroline story Elevator Pitch In the days when the … Continue reading

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