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Mark Strong

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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

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