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Cast (feature film)

2.
Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, The (2013)
The second installment of the adventures of Bilbo Baggins, a diminutive creature who resides in a place called "Middle-Earth" before he is compelled to go on a quest to find a treasure buried deep in the heart of Lonely Mountain.
3.
Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, The (2012)
Bilbo Baggins is swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor from the fearsome Dragon Smaug. Approached out of the blue by the Wizard Gandalf the Grey, Bilbo finds himself joining a company of 13 Dwarves led by the legendary warrior Thorin Oakenshield. Their journey will take them into the Wild, through treacherous lands swarming with Goblins, Orcs and deadly Wargs, as well as a mysterious and sinister figure known only as the Necromancer. Although their goal lies to the East and the wastelands of the Lonely Mountain, first they must escape the Goblin tunnels, where Bilbo meets the creature that will change his life forever - Gollum. Here, alone with Gollum, on the shores of an underground lake, the unassuming Bilbo Baggins not only discovers depths of ingenuity and courage that surprise even him, he also gains possession of Gollum''s "precious" ring that holds unexpected and useful qualities - a simple, gold ring that is tied to the fate of all Middle-earth in ways Bilbo cannot begin to know.
4.
Shergar (2008)
Based on the true story of "Shergar," one of the greatest race horses of all time, who was kidnapped in the early 1980s by a splinter group of the IRA and held for a large ransom.
5.
O Jerusalem (2007)
An epic drama re-creating the historic struggle surrounding the creation of the State of Israel in 1948. At the center of these events are two young, American friends--one Jewish, the other Arab. The film is told from the alternating viewpoints of the Jews, Arabs and Brits, all of whom collide in t
6.
Ratatouille (2007)
A rat named Remy dares to dream the impossible dream of becoming a gourmet chef in a five-star French restaurant. Together with a down-and-out garbage boy named Linguini, the pair carves their own imaginative path to becoming the greatest chef in Paris. All his life, Remy has had a gifted sense of s
7.
Treatment, The (2006)
Jake Singer is an anxious young schoolteacher living in New York. He is barely on speaking terms with his father, was recently abandoned by his girlfriend, and is heading for a life of compromise and mediocrity at a prestigious uptown prep school. Emotionally paralyzed, Jake embarks on a course of p
8.
Chromophobia (2005)
A bourgeois family slowly comes apart at the seams.
9.
Strangers with Candy (2005)
Jerri Blank, a forty-seven-year-old ex-con, junky-whore, returns to her family after thirty-two years of being a runaway and a jailbird. When Jerri arrives at her childhood home, she discovers her disappearance caused her father to slip into a self-induced coma. Moved by guilt and the hope of wakin
10.
Lord of War (2005)
Yuri Orlov is a globetrotting arms dealer. Through some of the deadliest war zones, Yuri struggles to stay one step ahead of a relentless Interpol agent, his business rivals, even some of his customers who include many of the world''s most notorious dictators. Finally, Yuri must also face his own conscience.
11.
Day After Tomorrow, The (2004)
What if we are on the brink of a new Ice Age? This is the question that haunts climatologist Jack Hall. Hall''s research indicates that global warming could trigger an abrupt and catastrophic shift in the planet''s climate. While Jack warns the White House of the impending climate shift, his 17 year-old son Sam finds himself trapped in New York City where he and some friends have been competing in a high school academic competition. He must now cope with the severe flooding and plummeting temperatures in Manhattan. Having taken refuge inside the Manhattan Public Library, Sam manages to reach his father by phone. Jack only has time for one warning: stay inside at all costs. As full-scale, massive evacuations to the south begin, Jack heads north to New York City to save Sam. But not even Jack is prepared for what is about to happen--to him, to his son, and to his planet.
12.
The Aviator (2004) as Professor Fitz
Billionaire aviator Howard Hughes takes Hollywood and its women by storm.
13.
Garden State (2004)
Andrew Largeman shuffled through life in a lithium-induced coma until his mother's death inspired a vacation from the pills to see what might happen. A moderately successful TV actor living in Los Angeles, "Large" hasn't been home to the "Garden State" in nine years. But even with 3,000 miles betwee
14.
Prisoner of Paradise (2003) as Narrator
A chronicle of the true story of Kurt Gerron, a well known and beloved German-Jewish actor, director and cabaret star in Berlin in the 1920's and '30's. Among his greatest accomplishments, he co-starred with the legendary Marlene Dietrich in the film classic, "The Blue Angel." He also sang "Mack The
16.
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) as Bilbo [Baggins]
The Fellowship of the Ring fights its last desperate battle to save Middle Earth from the forces of evil.
17.
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) as Bilbo [Baggins]
The wizard Gandalf enlists a hobbit and a team of adventurers to protect the One Ring from the evil Sauron.
18.
From Hell (2001) as Sir William Gull
Jack the Ripper was the first tabloid star of the twentieth century and remains the most notorious and enigmatic serial killer in history. After five heinous, ritualistic murders are committed during a ten-week span in London in the Fall of 1888, Scotland Yard Inspector Frederick Abberline's new ass
19.
Emperor's New Clothes, The (2001)
History tells us that Napolean Bonaparte died in exile on the desolate island of St. Helena in 1821. Or did he? A revisionist take on history, this tale proposes an alternative truth in which a secret network of loyalists hatch an ingenious plot: the Emperor will return to Paris, in order to reclaim
20.
Esther Kahn (2001) as Nathan Quellen
Esther Kahn, a Hasidic Jewish girl in 19th century London who dreams of a career as an actress, rises to become a leading lady on the stage.
21.
Match, The (2001)
Two Scottish pub soccer teams play each other in order to resolve a century-old grudge.
22.
Miracle Maker, The (2000) as Voice Of Pontius Pilate
The story of the last years of Jesus Christ's life told through the eyes of a child. Focuses on events from the New Testament such as: the rising of Lazarus, the healing of Mary Magdalene, the crucifixion and the resurrection. Utilizes both 3-D clay animation and computer-generated imagery.
23.
Beautiful Joe (2000)
A man who mistakenly believes he has a brain tumor heads off on a road trip after learning that his wife is having an affair. Along the way, he unexpectedly wins big at the horse races. A stripper named Hush steals his money to pay off a thug. When Joe finds out and confronts the gangsters, they mis
24.
Joe Gould's Secret (2000)
Set in New York City during the 1940s and 50s, a time when artists and writers often gathered together in a neighborhood called Greenwich Village, this is the true story of the friendship between famed New Yorker writer Joseph Mitchell and bohemian Joe Gould, a self-proclaimed scholar of the NYC str
25.
Alice Through the Looking Glass (2000) as White Knight
Adaptation of Lewis Carroll's classic book, "Through the Looking Glass," following the curious adventures of Alice as she is transported into a topsy-turvy world where most things are not what they seem to be.
26.
Last of the Blonde Bombshells, The (2000)
After the death of her husband, Elizabeth realizes for the first time that, after 50 years of a conventional marriage and a safe, respectable life, the only time she felt truly alive was when she was a teenager, playing in an (almost) all-girl band as London was being bombed during the darkest hours
27.
Bless the Child (2000) as Reverend Grissom
Omens and concepts of good vs. evil have no place in Maggie O''Connor''s well-ordered, practical universe. Her life revolves around her job as a nurse at a busy New York hospital -- that is, until her wayward kid sister, Jenna, shows up on her doorstep one rainy Christmas Eve and saddles Maggie with an autistic newborn child named Cody. Cody quickly touches Maggie''s heart and becomes the daughter she has always longed for. But six years later Jenna suddenly re-enters her life and, with her mysterious new husband, Eric Stark, abducts Cody. The little girl, it soon becomes clear, is more than simply "special." She manifests extraordinary powers that the forces of evil have waited centuries to control and her abduction sparks a clash between the soldiers of good and evil that can only be resolved, in the end, by the strength of one small child and the love she inspires in those she touches.
28.
Animal Farm (1999)
Miniseries based on George Orwell's parable of socialism that chronicles an uprising of talking barnyard animals against their human masters.
29.
Wisconsin Death Trip (1999) as Narrator
Using archival photos, newspaper stories, and hospital records to recreate life in 1890s Black River Falls, Wisconsin-- a Protestant community of merchants, farmers, most of them recent German and Scandinavian immigrants. The multiple cases of murder, madness and mayhem make today's tabloid headline
30.
Existenz (1999) as Kiri Vinokur
Set in the near-future, a tale which depicts a society in which game designers are worshipped as superstars and players can organically enter inside the games. Ted Pikul, a security guard, saves the life of a female reality game designer and is pulled into a virtual reality world. Allegra Geller, th
31.
Simon Magus (1999) as The Devil (Sirius--The Soul Merchant/ Boris--The Bohemian)
In a Central European shtetl in the nineteenth century, times are getting hard, as the community has lost many of its men to emigration and is facing a crisis of modernization. Dovid, a handsome, poor young Jew plans to build a railway station to put the town back on the map, and meanwhile is wooing
32.
Loch Ness (1997) as Water Bailiff
Dr. Jonathan Dempsey's formerly brilliant career as a zoologist is fading into distant memory. Years of gambling his reputation on 'mythical' animals has all but destroyed his credibility. Now his scheming boss has blackmailed him into taking over the late Dr. Abernathy's Loch Ness project--disprovi
33.
Life Less Ordinary, A (1997)
Robert is one of life's losers. He works as a janitor at a giant corporation but dreams of something...less ordinary...while he writes what he hopes will be the Great American Trash Novel. Beautiful and sharp-tounged Celine, on the other hand, has never wanted for anything in her short and pampered
34.
Night Falls on Manhattan (1997)
A street cop turned Manhattan District Attorney realizes the legal system he reveres is not as it should be and experiences personal and professional betrayal after discovering a crime and cover-up among those closest to him. A liberal defense attorney opposes him in the courtroom and the political
36.
Fifth Element, The (1997)
A cab driver in the 23rd century finds himself battling an evil force during an apocalyptic war as he tries to secure a mysterious fifth element.
37.
Sweet Hereafter, The (1997) as Mitchell Stephens
Set in a small northern village, a story which focuses on how one community plunges into tragedy when its school bus crashes into a lake, claiming the lives of more than a dozen of the town's children. Soon after, Mitchell Stephens, a big city lawyer, comes to the devastated village with the intenti
38.
Big Night (1996)
A failing Italian restaurant run by two brothers gambles on one special night to try to save the business.
39.
Advocate, The (1994)
Set in medieval France. A young Parisian lawyer moves to the provinces and finds himself caught up in sexual, political and religious intrigue as he is cajoled into defending a very unusual client on murder charges.
40.
Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (1994)
A young scientist''''s attempts to create life lead to disaster when his monstrous creation comes after him.
41.
Madness Of King George, The (1994)
The life of times of King George III, who lapsed in and out of occasional comas due to a metabolic imbalance. The King's son, the Prince of Wales, took advantage of those times, trying to seize power.
42.
Blue Ice (1993) as Sir Hector
A retired British intelligence agent is forced back into the world of counter-intelligence when he becomes romantically involved with the wife of an American diplomat.
43.
Fever, The (1991)
Documentary account focuses on the controversial role of the arts and politics in the new South Africa with special regard to the revolutionary playwright Mbongeni Ngema.
44.
Kafka (1991)
A paranoid thriller set in 1916 about the cover-up of the murder of one of Kafka's friends and colleagues by officials in a totalitarian state.
45.
Naked Lunch (1991) as Tom Frost
A part-time exterminator and full-time drug addict longs to be a writer. Filled with disillusion and dissatisfaction, he murders his wife and escapes to the fantasy world of Interzone. There, in his altered state, surrounded by half-alien, half bug creatures and other oddities, he finds he can write
46.
Hamlet (1990)
An adaptation of Shakespeare's classic play about the Prince of Denmark troubled by his father's mysterious death and his mother's sudden remarriage to his uncle.
47.
Henry V (1989)
Screen version of Shakespeare''s historical play.
48.
Another Woman (1988)
While dealing with her own tortured past, an aging writer becomes obsessed with a psychiatric patient.
49.
Wetherby (1985)
When a young man, a casual acquaintance of a middle-aged woman, decides to kill himself right before her eyes, the woman is then forced to reexamine her past and becomes occupied by the memory of a man she was once in love with.
50.
Dance With A Stranger (1985) as Desmond Cussen
The final days of the doomed Ruth Ellis, the final woman to be executed in England.
51.
Brazil (1985)
A clerk in a bureaucratic future world becomes an enemy of the state when he falls in love.
52.
Dreamchild (1985) as Reverend Charles L Dodgson (Lewis Carroll)
On the 100th anniversary of the birth of Lewis Carroll, the original Alice is invited to a New York party to celebrate the writer's most famous creation, Alice in Wonderland. Alice remembers her relationship to Carroll and the fantastic creatures he imagined for her story.
53.
Bette Davis: The Benevolent Volcano (1984)
A documentary depicting the life and career of one of America''''s premiere actresses.
54.
Laughterhouse (1984) as Ben Singleton
55.
Greystoke: The Legend Of Tarzan, Lord Of The Apes (1984) as Capitaine Phillippe D'Arnot
The legendary jungle king tries to adjust to life in British high society.
57.
Return of the Soldier, The (1982) as Dr Gilbert Anderson
58.
CHARIOTS OF FIRE (1981)
Committed long-distance runners strive for the 1924 Olympics.
59.
Time Bandits (1981) as Napoleon
A young boy embarks on an adventure through time with a group of runaway dwarfs.
60.
All Quiet on the Western Front (1979) as Himmelstoss
Highly-acclaimed remake of the 1930 film classic about a young generation's disillusionment and eventual destruction by war. Richard Thomas and Ernest Borgnine took the roles played in the original by Lew Ayres and Louis Wolheim. This version received seven Emmy Award nominations: Outstanding Drama,
61.
S.O.S. Titanic (1979)
A story about the sinking of the Titanic in 1912.
62.
Alien (1979) as Ash
The crew of a broken down space ship accidentally picks up a deadly alien life form.
64.
Les Miserables (1978) as Thenardier
A lavish remake of the classic about the escaped convict, a woodcutter who had been imprisoned for stealing a loaf of bread to feed his starving family, and the dogged police inspector who dedicates himself to hounding the man until he can again be put behind bars. An Emmy Award nomination went to d
65.
March Or Die (1977)
Foreign Legion Major Foster (Hackman), an American haunted by his memories of the recently-ended Great War, is assigned to protect a group of archaeologists at their dig. Foster's unit includes the charming, thieving rascal Marco (Hill), who joined the Legion only to avoid prison. After long stretches portraying the boredom and hardship of day-to-day life in the Legion, Foster's command occupies a small village where the archaeologists believe they've found a burial site sacred to the Arabs. An Arab leader (Holm) uses this affront to unite the tribes in Jihad, and attacks the tiny Legion garrison at the dig. An epic battle follows, very reminiscent of the film "Zulu". Costumes, firearms, and props are all very authentic-looking, and show great attention to detail.
66.
Man In The Iron Mask, The (1977) as Duval
A stylish new version of the Dumas swashbuckler, mixing fact and fictitious derring-do and telling of Louis XIV's identical twin. It already had been filmed a half-dozen times in several variations. This production earned Emmy Award nominations for writer William Bast and costumer Olga Lehmann.
67.
Robin And Marian (1976)
An aging Robin Hood comes home to resume his relationship with Maid Marian and his battles against the Sheriff of Nottingham.
68.
Shout at the Devil (1976)
Drunken Irish father in law (Lee Marvin) and English Son in Law (Roger Moore) take up the fight against the Kaiser's army in East Africa during World War One.
69.
Juggernaut (1974)
Two demolitions experts race the clock to find and disarm a set of bombs placed on an ocean liner at sea.
70.
The Homecoming (1973)
A college professor''''s return to visit his lower-class London family triggers a series of sexual revelations.
71.
Young Winston (1972) as George Buckle
The young Winston Churchill overcomes a bad family life and early military mistakes to launch his political career.
72.
A Severed Head (1971) as Martin Lynch-Gibbon
When a woman leaves her husband for his best friend, it triggers a series of romantic unions and breakups.
73.
Nicholas and Alexandra (1971) as [Vasily Vaslevich] Yakovlev
Story of Russia''''s last czar, Nicolas II, and his ill-fated family.
74.
Mary, Queen of Scots (1971) as David Riccio
In this historical drama, Mary must battle Queen Elizabeth I, her brother James, the Scottish Lords, the Scottish protestants, her husband and herself to secure the crown for her son and heir, the future James I of England.
75.
Oh! What a Lovely War (1969) as President Poincaré
This film offers a series of vignettes based on British involvement in World War I, as seen through the eyes of a working-class family.
76.
The Fixer (1968) as Grubeshov
A Russian-Jewish handyman is caught up in a wave of anti-Semitism in Czarist Russia when he is accused of a capital crime he did not commit.
77.
The Bofors Gun (1968) as Gunner Flynn
On the night before he is to be sent home, a British soldier in the 1950s, has to face an Irish gunner.

Music (feature film)

78.
Joe Gould's Secret (2000)
Set in New York City during the 1940s and 50s, a time when artists and writers often gathered together in a neighborhood called Greenwich Village, this is the true story of the friendship between famed New Yorker writer Joseph Mitchell and bohemian Joe Gould, a self-proclaimed scholar of the NYC str

Cast (special)

79.
Holocaust on Trial (2000) as Narration
On January 11, 2000, a trial opened in London's High Court that would prove to be a crucial test of Holocaust "deniers." British author David Irving brought a libel action against Deborah Lipstadt, author of "Denying the Holocaust: The Growing Assault on Truth and Memory." In her book, Lipstadt char
80.
Skin Deep (1999)
The story of a family of a three-year-old boy with Down Syndrome. The parents made the controversial decision to have their son undergo facial cosmetic surgery to make their son's appearance more normal. The cameras follow the family before, during and after the operation, capturing their emotions a
81.
King Lear (1998) as King Lear
Television adaptation of Richard Eyre's Royal National Theatre production of William Shakespeare's "King Lear." The aging monarch King Lear divides his kingdom between two ruthless daughters while banishing his youngest and most loving child.
82.
Churchills, The (1996)
Documentary profiling the public and private lives of the Churchills during the 90 years they were at the forefront of Britain's affairs. Draws on Winston Churchill's own letters and memoirs, family archives and the reminsicences of relatives, friends and foes.
83.
Highgrove: Nature's Kingdom (1995) as Narration
Documentary taking a look at the seasonal progression of work done by Prince Charles (The Prince of Wales) and his wildlife advisors, as they restore the countryside surrounding Highgrove House.
84.
Tailor of Gloucester, The (1993)
An animated Christmas special based on Beatrix Potter's story of the same title. A tailor leaves an unfinished waistcoat for the Mayor of Gloucester in his shop one Saturday morning, only to find it completed on Monday by two thoughtful mice.
85.
Elizabeth R: A Year in the Life of the Queen (1992)
A documentary on a range of royal activities for one year by Great Britain's Queen Elizabeth II. The program contains a number of "firsts," including voiceover commentary by the Queen and behind-the-scenes footage of briefings, family gatherings, and the preparations for a lavish banquet at Windsor
86.
Uncle Vanya (1991)
A presentation of David Mamet's adaptation of Chekov's "Uncle Vanya," a turn-of-the-century tale of a beautiful woman's devastating effect on a serene Russian household. Broadcast as a presentation of "Great Performances."
87.
Classic Mel: The Making of Mel Gibson's Hamlet (1991)
A special that includes a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the Franco Zeffirelli's production of "Hamlet," starring Mel Gibson. Includes interviews with the film's stars.
88.
Murder By the Book (1990)
A mystery special in which fictional detective Hercule Poirot tries to convince writer Agatha Christie not to kill him off in one of her books.
89.
Tailor of Gloucester, The (1990)
A musical presentation of the Beatrix Potter story of a tailor miraculously aided by the mice in his shop on Christmas Eve.
90.
Mr. and Mrs. Edgehill (1987)
The story of a middle-aged British couple who have failed to make a go of a plantation on Samola (one of His Majesty's islands in the south Pacfic) and who, on the eve of World War II, are about to return to England. But Mr. Edgehill is asked by the government to represent the British Empire on an i
91.
We, the Accused (1983)
A five-part adaptation of Ernest Raymond's novel about two young lovers on the run from a murderer.
92.
Miss Morison's Ghosts (1983)
A story based on portions of the book by Elizabeth Morison and Frances Lamont. A woman stakes her life and career on a vision.
93.
Rebel, The (1975) as Wedderburn
The third presentation of a special four-part series dramatizing the life of Benjamin Franklin. The program describes Franklin's activities as a leader of the independence movement in the early days of the Revolutionary War.

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

94.
Return of the Borrowers, The (1996) as Pod
Miniseries continuing the adventures of a family of little people who live under the floorboards of an English country house. In this sequel, Pod and his family are forced to leave the ancestral home and search out a new safe haven where they can continue their small but otherwise normal lives.
95.
Borrowers, The (1993) as Pod
About a family of little people who live under the floorboards of an English country house.
96.
Borrowers II, The (1993) as Pod
A miniseries adapted from Mary Norton's books about a family of little people who live under the floorboards of an English country house.
97.
Inside the Third Reich (1982) as Dr Joseph Goebbels
Rutger Hauer, the Dutch actor, made his American TV-movie debut as Albert Speer, Hitler's personal architect, in this acclaimed dramatization of Speer's autobiography. Fellow Dutch performer Renee Soutendijk made her television debut in this country as Eva Braun. Derek Jacobi's portrait of Adolph Hi
98.
Holocaust - The Story of the Family Weiss (1978)
Chosen as the Outstanding Limited Series (1977-78) at Emmy Award time, this original drama about two German families that are affected by events between 1935 and 1945 rivaled "Roots" in its impact on viewers in this country and sparked controversy throughout Europe as it premiered on television in o
99.
Jesus of Nazareth (Do Not Use) (1977)
A reverent and beautiful retelling of the biblical tale with an all-star cast, winning Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Drama (1977-78) and for James Farentino as Best Supporting Actor in a Drama. Subsequently expanded to eight hours over four nights.

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

100.
Season of Giants, A (1991)
Set in Rome and Florence from 1492 to 1508, this miniseries dramatizes the life of Michelangelo and his interaction with two other great Renaissance artists, Leonardo Da Vinci and Raphael.

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