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Mark Strong

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1917 (2020)

Duration 1h 59m Rating (UK) 15 (R in USA) Source of story Inspired by stories told by the director’s grandfather Director Sam Mendes Writers/Script Sam Mendes, Krysty Wilson-Cairns Starring Dean-Charles Chapman, George MacKay, Dainel Mays, Colin Firth, Andrew Scott, Mark Strong, Benedict Cumberbatch, Richard Madden, Elevator Pitch: Somewhere ahead of the front line a British … Continue reading

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)

Elevator Pitch In the early 1970s Control, the head of MI6, suspects that there is a mole in the senior management and, on the possibility of finding out who it is, sends Jim Prideaux to Hungary. But Prideaux is shot and as a result Control and his right hand man George Smiley are sacked. Later … Continue reading

Revolver (2005)

Elevator Pitch A gambler spends time in solitary confinement communication by notes with those on either side of him. Later after his release he becomes succesful at the tables to the point that he is refused entry into some casinos. Thereafter after winning money on the toss of a coin he is hunted by the … Continue reading

Before I Go to Sleep (2014)

Elevator Pitch: A woman wakes up in bed next to a man who she does not know. What is going on?  He explains that he is her husband and that she had an accident years ago which resulted in her waking up every day with no memory of anything from the previous day or before. She … Continue reading

Zero Dark Thirty (2012)

Duration 2h 37m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story Based on real events Writers/Script Mark Boal Additional Info The script writer was offered, and received co-operation from the CIA in the development of the story and, some would say, it shows. Director Kathryn Bigelow Starring Jason Clarke, Reda Kateb, Jessica Chastain, Kyle Chandler, Jennifer Ehle, … Continue reading

Robin Hood (2010)

Duration 2h 20m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story The legend – up to a point Writer/s Script Brian Helgeland Additional Info Based on a script “Nottingham” by Ethan Reiff and Cyrus Voris who sold it to the studio for a lot of money. Also worked on by the British playwrights Paul Webb and Tom … Continue reading

Miss Sloane (2017 in Spain)

Duration 2h 12m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Writer/s Script Jonathan Perera Director John Madden Starring Jessica Chastain, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Michael Stuhlbarg, Christine Baranski, John Lithgow, Mark Strong, Sam Waterston Elevator Pitch An influencial DC lobbyist joins a company promoting a bill to restrict the purchase of automatic weapons, while her … Continue reading

Green Lantern (2011)

Duration 1h 54m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story A DC Comics character, re-invented as an intergalactic superhero with the popularity of SF. Writer/s Script Greg Berlanti, Michael Green, Marc Guggenheim, Michael Goldenberg Writer/s Story Greg Berlanti, Michael Green, Marc Guggenheim Director Martin Campbell Starring Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively, Peter Sarsgaard, Mark Strong, Tim Robbins, … Continue reading

Body of Lies (2008)

Duration 2h 8m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story A novel of the same name by David Ignatius Writer/s Script William Monahan Director Ridley Scott Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Russell Crowe, Mark Strong, Golshifteh Farahani, Oscar Isaac, Simon Mc Burney, Michael Stuhlbarg, Elevator Pitch A field agent based in Jordan tries to run a terrorist leader, … Continue reading

Sherlock Holmes (2009)

Released 2009 Rating (UK) 12A Source of story The books by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Writer/s Script Michael Robert Johnson, Anthony Peckham, Simon Kinberg Writer/s Story Lionel Wigram, Michael Robert Johnston Director Guy Ritchie Starring Robert Downey Jr, Jude Law, Rachel McAdams, Mark Strong, Eddie Marsan, Geraldine James, Kelly Reilly, Miles Jupp Elevator Pitch Holmes … Continue reading

Stardust

Released 2007 Rating UK PG Source of story A novel of the same name by Neil Gaiman Writer/s Script Jane Goldman, Matthew Vaughn (Also Director) Starring Ian McKellen, Kate Magowan, Melanie Hill, Charlie Cox, Sienna Miller, Henry Cavill, Nathaniel Parker, Peter O’Tool, Mark Strong, Jason Flemyng, Mark Heap, Struan Rodger, Rupert Everett, David Walliams, Julian … Continue reading

Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014)

Released 2014 Rating 15 in UK Director Matthew Vaughn Writer/s Matthew Vaughn, Jane Goldman Starring Colin Firth, Taron Egerton, Samuel L Jackson, Mark Strong Source of story A graphic novel Elevator Pitch A maniac tech billionaire has a plan to reduce the population of the earth by turning the inhabitants against each other. But standing … 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

Babylon AD

Released 2008 Rating 12A Director Mathieu Kassovitz Writer/s Mathieu Kassovitz Starring Vin Diesel, Michelle Yeoh, Melanie Thierry, Mark Strong, Charlotte Rampling, Gerard Depardieu, David Belle, Source of story A novel by Maurice G Dantec Elevator Pitch In a future where law and order has broken down a former mercenary is hired to take a young … Continue reading

Sunshine

Released 2007 Rating 15 in UK Director Danny Boyle Writer/s Alex Garland Starring Cillian Murphy, Rose Byrne, Chris Evans, Michelle Yeoh, Mark Strong Source of story An original screenplay Elevator Pitch A space craft is sent from earth to revive the dying sun with a large atomic bomb. They are the second mission, the first … Continue reading

Zero Dark Thirty

Released 2012 Rating 15 in UK Director Kathryn Bigelow Writer/s Mark Boal Starring Jessica Chastain, Joel Edgerton, Chris Pratt, Kyle Chandler, Jennifer Ehle, Mark Strong, James Gandolfini, John Barrowman Source of story Possibly real events – at least inspired by them. Elevator Pitch When the CIA find out where Osama bin Laden is holed up … Continue reading

Syriana

Released 2005 Rating 15 in UK Director Stephen Gaghan Writer/s Stephen Gaghan Starring George Clooney, Matt Damon, Jeffrey Wright, Mazhar Munir, Christopher Plummer, Chris Cooper, Amanda Peet, William Hurt, Mark Strong. Source of story Book by Robert Baer Elevator Pitch A multi-stranded tale involving the US oil industry, the CIA and middle eastern potentates. There … Continue reading

Kick Ass

Released 2010 Rating 15 in UK Director Matthew Vaughn Writer/s Jane Goldman, Matthew Vaughn Starring Aaron Johnson, Mark Strong, Chloe Grace Moretz, Nicholas Cage Source of story Graphic novel by Mark Miller and John Romita Jr Elevator Pitch A geeky teenage boy decides to become a superhero, but is frequently beaten until he meets Hit … Continue reading

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