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Frances Barber

  • May 13, 1958 (age 61)
  • 5' 4" (1.64 m)
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2019
Trick or Treat
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MovieOct 25, 2019

Trick or Treat

Greg Kielty's life is turned upside down when his estranged …
Greg Kielty's life is turned upside down when his estranged brother Dan turns up, claiming to have drunkenly run someone over. But has Dan just murdered a gangster's son? Or maybe there's an even more sinister explanation.
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Queens of Mystery
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TV ShowApr 8, 2019

Queens of Mystery

Queens of Mystery is a British comedy-drama murder …
Queens of Mystery is a British comedy-drama murder-mystery series currently airing on SVOD provider Acorn TV, starring Olivia Vinall as Matilda Stone, a young detective who has been assigned to the constabulary in her fictional hometown village of Wildemarsh in England. There, Matilda is also reunited with her three crime novelist aunts Cat, Beth, and Jane, played by Julie Graham, Sarah Woodward, and Siobhan Redmond.
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2018
The Queen and I
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MovieDec 24, 2018

The Queen and I

A new republican prime minister strips the British monarch …
A new republican prime minister strips the British monarch and her family of their money and assets, and forces them to live on a rundown council estate.
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Blue Iguana
MovieAug 23, 2018

Blue Iguana

Ex-jailbirds Eddie and Paul are on parole and working in a New …
Ex-jailbirds Eddie and Paul are on parole and working in a New York diner. Their lives are a dead end. That is, until English lawyer Katherine Rookwood walks into the diner with an offer they can't refuse.
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An Ideal Husband
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MovieJun 5, 2018

An Ideal Husband

In An Ideal Husband, an ambitious government minister, Sir …
In An Ideal Husband, an ambitious government minister, Sir Robert Chiltern, is on an assured smooth ascent to the top. Until Mrs Cheveley appears in London with damning proof of his previous financial chicanery, that is.
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2017
The Bookshop
MovieOct 21, 2017

The Bookshop

England, 1959. Free-spirited widow Florence Green (Emily …
England, 1959. Free-spirited widow Florence Green (Emily Mortimer) risks everything to open a bookshop in a conservative East Anglian coastal town. While bringing about a surprising cultural awakening through works by Ray Bradbury and Vladimir Nabokov, she earns the polite but ruthless opposition of a local grand dame (Patricia Clarkson) and the support and affection of a reclusive book loving widower (Bill Nighy). As Florence's obstacles amass and bear suspicious signs of a local power struggle, she is forced to ask: is there a place for a bookshop in a town that may not want one? Based on Penelope Fitzgerald's acclaimed novel and directed by Isabel Coixet (Learning to Drive), The Bookshop is an elegant yet incisive rendering of personal resolve, tested in the battle for the soul of a community.
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The Escape
MovieSep 12, 2017

The Escape

A woman sets out to reclaim her life in this stirring, emotionally …
A woman sets out to reclaim her life in this stirring, emotionally rich look at what it means to start over. Tara (Arterton), a housewife and mother in suburban London, is living a life that is no longer hers: it belongs to her loving but overworked and self-absorbed husband (Cooper), her young son and daughter and the numbing routine of housework and childcare. In desperate need of a change, Tara one day makes a bold decision. Armed with a one-way ticket to Paris, she leaves everything behind to rediscover herself in a new city - but walking out on your life isn't so simple.
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Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool
MovieSep 1, 2017

Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool

A romance sparks between a …
A romance sparks between a young actor and a Hollywood leading lady.
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2016
Medici
TV ShowOct 18, 2016

Medici

Medici (Italian: I Medici) is an Italian-British historical …
Medici (Italian: I Medici) is an Italian-British historical drama created by Frank Spotnitz and Nicholas Meyer. Frank Spotnitz also produced the series under his production tag, Big Light Productions, in collaboration with Lux Vide and Rai Fiction.
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The Chosen
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MovieSep 2, 2016

The Chosen

A man named Jacques Mornard arrives in Mexico in 1940, …
A man named Jacques Mornard arrives in Mexico in 1940, claiming to be a Belgian who is fleeing the war in Europe to join his girlfriend, one of refugee Leon Trotsky's secretaries. But nobody knows that in reality this conventional and cheerful young man is in fact an agent of the GPU (Soviet Secret Service) and has been sent to assassinate Trotsky.
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2015
Mr. Holmes
MovieFeb 8, 2015

Mr. Holmes

The story is set in 1947, following a long-retired Holmes living in …
The story is set in 1947, following a long-retired Holmes living in a Sussex village with his housekeeper and her young son. But then he finds himself haunted by a thirty-year old case. Holmes memory isn't what it used to be, so he only remembers fragments of the case: a confrontation with an angry husband, and a secret bond with his beautiful, but unstable wife.
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2014
Mapp and Lucia
TV ShowDec 29, 2014

Mapp and Lucia

Mapp and Lucia is a British drama television series that was first …
Mapp and Lucia is a British drama television series that was first broadcast on BBC One from 29 to 31 December 2014. The three-part series, adapted by Steve Pemberton and directed by Diarmuid Lawrence, is based on E. F. Benson's Mapp and Lucia collection of novels. The series features an ensemble cast, with British actresses Miranda Richardson and Anna Chancellor playing the eponymous characters Elizabeth Mapp and Emmeline 'Lucia' Lucas. It is set in the Sussex coastal town of Tilling, based very closely on Rye, East Sussex, where it was filmed and where Benson lived. Although attracting modest viewing figures, the series received positive reviews from critics.
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2013
Father Brown
TV ShowJan 14, 2013

Father Brown

Father Brown is a British television detective period drama which …
Father Brown is a British television detective period drama which began airing on BBC One on 14 January 2013. It features Mark Williams as the eponymous crime-solving Roman Catholic priest. The series is loosely based on short stories by G. K. Chesterton.
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2012
Bad Education
TV ShowAug 14, 2012

Bad Education

Bad Education is a British television sitcom that was produced by …
Bad Education is a British television sitcom that was produced by Tiger Aspect Productions for BBC Three. It stars Jack Whitehall as young teacher Alfie Wickers – "the worst teacher ever to grace the British education system" – at the fictional Abbey Grove School, in Hertfordshire.
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We'll Take Manhattan
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MovieJan 26, 2012

We'll Take Manhattan

A look at the love affair between 1960s supermodel Jean …
A look at the love affair between 1960s supermodel Jean Shrimpton and photographer David Bailey.
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2011
Death in Paradise
TV ShowOct 25, 2011

Death in Paradise

Death in Paradise is a British-French crime drama …
Death in Paradise is a British-French crime drama television series created by Robert Thorogood, starring Ben Miller (series 1–3), Kris Marshall (series 3–6) and Ardal O'Hanlon (series 6–9). The programme is a joint UK and French production. The French language version is Meurtres au paradis (in French). The programme is filmed on the French Caribbean island of Guadeloupe and broadcast on BBC One in the United Kingdom, France 2 in France and PBS in the United States. Death in Paradise has enjoyed high ratings, leading to repeated renewals. An eighth series began broadcasting on 10 January 2019 and concluded on 28 February 2019. It was announced the same day that a ninth and a tenth series had been commissioned. Filming for series nine started in May 2019 and is set to begin airing in January 2020. In October 2019 O'Hanlon's departure from the show was announced. He will leave during series nine which is due for broadcast in January 2020.
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Friday Night Dinner
TV ShowFeb 25, 2011

Friday Night Dinner

Friday Night Dinner is a British television sitcom written by …
Friday Night Dinner is a British television sitcom written by Robert Popper and starring Tamsin Greig, Paul Ritter, Simon Bird, Tom Rosenthal, and Mark Heap. The comedy is focused on the regular dinner experience of the British Jewish Goodman family every Friday night. It began airing on 25 February 2011 on Channel 4. The fifth series concluded on 8 June 2018. The show received two BAFTA nominations in 2012. The first series was nominated for Best Situation Comedy, while Tamsin Greig was nominated for Best Female Comedy Performance.
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Silk
TV ShowFeb 22, 2011

Silk

Silk is a British television drama series produced by the BBC …
Silk is a British television drama series produced by the BBC which was broadcast over three series on BBC One between 22 February 2011 and 31 March 2014. Created by Peter Moffat, the series follows the daily goings on of Shoe Lane Chambers and its members in their personal and professional lives.
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2010
Vexed
TV ShowAug 15, 2010

Vexed

Vexed is a British comedy-drama, police procedural television …
Vexed is a British comedy-drama, police procedural television series for BBC Two. Created and written by Howard Overman, the first series stars Lucy Punch as D.I. Kate Bishop and Toby Stephens as D.I. Jack Armstrong, a detective duo with a fractious relationship. Jack is lazy and disorganised but charming whereas Kate is efficient and usually exasperated by Jack's way of doing things. The show also starred Rory Kinnear who plays Kate's husband Dan, with whom she is going through marriage counselling. Other recurring characters are Naz, an eccentric crime scene specialist, and Tony, owner of the bar at which the characters relax. The drama is set in contemporary London.
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2009
The Fattest Man in Britain
MovieDec 20, 2009

The Fattest Man in Britain

Georgie Godwin, …
Georgie Godwin, housebound for 23 years,is the fattest man in Britain, a tourist attraction, thanks to greedy 'agent', cabbie Morris who brings visitors to Rochdale to hear Georgie sing and...
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2008
King Lear
MovieDec 25, 2008

King Lear

Sir Ian McKellen gives a tour-de-force performance as …
Sir Ian McKellen gives a tour-de-force performance as Shakespeare's tragic monarch, in this special television adaptation of the Royal Shakespeare Company production of one of the playwright's most enduring and haunting works.
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2007
Goal II: Living the Dream
MovieFeb 9, 2007

Goal II: Living the Dream

When Newcastle United …
When Newcastle United soccer star Santiago Munez is offered a spot with Real Madrid, he accepts, but the move - accompanied by big money and fame - tests his ties and loyalties to family, friends and business acquaintances.
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2006
The IT Crowd
TV ShowFeb 3, 2006

The IT Crowd

The IT Crowd is a British sitcom originally broadcast by …
The IT Crowd is a British sitcom originally broadcast by Channel 4, written by Graham Linehan, produced by Ash Atalla and starring Chris O'Dowd, Richard Ayoade, Katherine Parkinson, and Matt Berry. Set in the offices of the fictional Reynholm Industries, the programme revolves around the three staff members of its IT (information technology) department: coding genius Maurice Moss (Richard Ayoade), work-shy Roy Trenneman (Chris O'Dowd), and Jen Barber (Katherine Parkinson), the department head/relationship manager who knows nothing about IT. The programme also focuses on the bosses of Reynholm Industries: Denholm Reynholm (Chris Morris) and later, his son Douglas (Matt Berry). Goth IT technician Richmond Avenal (Noel Fielding), who resides in the dark server room, also features in a number of episodes.
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2005
Goal! The Dream Begins
MovieSep 8, 2005

Goal! The Dream Begins

The extremely talented …
The extremely talented Santiago Munez is given a chance at professional football, after being spotted by a scout who has ties with Newcastle United.
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Doctor Who
TV ShowMar 26, 2005

Doctor Who

Doctor Who is a British science fiction television programme …
Doctor Who is a British science fiction television programme produced by the BBC since 1963. The programme depicts the adventures of a Time Lord called "the Doctor", an extraterrestrial being, to all appearances human, from the planet Gallifrey. The Doctor explores the universe in a time-travelling space ship called the TARDIS. Its exterior appears as a blue British police box, which was a common sight in Britain in 1963 when the series first aired. Accompanied by a number of companions, the Doctor combats a variety of foes while working to save civilisations and help people in need.
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Marple: A Murder Is Announced
MovieJan 2, 2005

Marple: A Murder Is Announced

A murder is announced in …
A murder is announced in the local newspaper in Chipping Cleghorn and everyone turns up at Little Paddocks at the appointed time. Then the lights go out and Letitia Blacklock is shot at and the man is found shot in the doorway. Miss Marple helps investigate the crime.
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2003
Warrior Queen
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MovieSep 28, 2003

Warrior Queen

It's the first century, and Rome rules the world. After her …
It's the first century, and Rome rules the world. After her husband's death, it's left to Boudica -fierce Iceni warrior, wife of a king, and proud mother of two daughters- to unite the fractious tribes of Briton and stand against the oppressive Roman Empire. The Celtic queen who shook the Roman Empire. Wife of a king. Mother of two daughters. Leader of her tribe in first century Briton. Boudica is one of history's first and fiercest women warriors. Sickened by ceaseless war, the king of the Iceni accepts a treaty with the Romans in exchange for his tribe's continued independence. But oppressively high taxes impoverish the tribe and soon the Romans want something more - slaves. Refusing to submit, the Romans, led by the greedy and psychotic Emperor Nero, move to crush the Iceni and control their lands. When the king dies mysteriously, his wife, Boudica, is left alone to face the rapacious Romans and save her people. Drawing on the strength of her warriors, mystical druidic powers, and her own pain, Boudica unites the historically fractious tribes of Briton to unleash a stunning onslaught on the Roman colonial camps. The ferocity of Boudica's attacks will shake the foundations of the Roman empire and make her a legend. Taken from the pages of Roman history books, the spine-tingling tale of the fearsome Queen Boudica, who dared to take on the most powerful army on earth, bursts into life as a story of love, treachery, and unquenchable thirst for revenge.
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Listening
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MovieMar 1, 2003

Listening

At a spa where talking is forbidden, an emotionally distraught …
At a spa where talking is forbidden, an emotionally distraught woman finds solace in the company of a kind man and the two of them gradually fall in love.
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1999
Bremner, Bird and Fortune
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TV ShowOct 17, 1999

Bremner, Bird and Fortune

Bremner, Bird and Fortune is …
Bremner, Bird and Fortune is a satirical British television programme produced by Vera Productions for Channel Four, uniting the longstanding satirical team of John Bird and John Fortune ("the Two Johns") with the satirical impressionist Rory Bremner. It had 16 series, followed by several one-off episodes. Fortune died in December 2013, three and a half years after the last episode was broadcast.
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Holby City
TV ShowJan 12, 1999

Holby City

Holby City (styled as HOLBY CI⁺Y) is a British medical drama …
Holby City (styled as HOLBY CI⁺Y) is a British medical drama television series that airs weekly on BBC One. The series was created by Tony McHale and Mal Young as a spin-off from the established BBC medical drama Casualty, and premiered on 12 January 1999. It is set in the same hospital as Casualty, in the fictional city of Holby, and featured occasional crossovers of characters and plots with both Casualty (which featured dedicated episodes broadcast as Casualty@Holby City) and the show's 2007 police procedural spin-off HolbyBlue. Its first executive producers were Young and Johnathan Young, who were succeeded by Kathleen Hutchison from 2002 to 2004, Richard Stokes from 2004 to 2006, McHale from 2006 to 2010, Belinda Campbell from 2010 to 2011, Johnathan Young from 2011 to 2013, Oliver Kent from 2013 to 2017 and Simon Harper from 2017. Holby City airs once a week, all year round, and each series now contains 52 episodes.
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1998
Still Crazy
MovieOct 30, 1998

Still Crazy

"Strange Fruit" had everything that makes a legendary …
"Strange Fruit" had everything that makes a legendary rockband: Money, Fame, Success, Groupies, a Singer who died of drugs and even a divine ending, when lightning struck the stage during an open-air. Twenty years later, all band members are minding their own businesses, the idea of a band reunion is brought up by, well, public request. Tony, the former keyboard player, sets out only to find his former friends working as a roofer, a gardener and a hotel clerk. They all became rather everyday people, married or still single, they definitely are not wild and crazy anymore. But with the help of former manager Karen, who is still dreaming of Brian, the apparently deceased lead guitarist, they all, old, fat and wrinkled as they are, try to catch that spirit again.
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1997
A Royal Scandal
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MovieOct 10, 1997

A Royal Scandal

Drama about the matrimonial disaster that took place 200 …
Drama about the matrimonial disaster that took place 200 years ago between George, Prince of Wales and his wife Caroline of Brunswick.
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Photographing Fairies
MovieSep 19, 1997

Photographing Fairies

Photographer Charles Castle …
Photographer Charles Castle is numbed with grief following the death of his beautiful bride. He goes off to war, working in the trenches as a photographer. Following the war and still in grief, Charles is given some photographs purporting to be of fairies. His search for the truth leads him to Burkinwell, a seemingly peaceful village seething with secrets where he becomes drawn into a web of passion, romance, and violence.
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Midsomer Murders
TV ShowMar 23, 1997

Midsomer Murders

Midsomer Murders is a British television detective drama …
Midsomer Murders is a British television detective drama that has aired on ITV since 1997. The show is based on Caroline Graham's Chief Inspector Barnaby book series, as originally adapted for television by Anthony Horowitz. A major success in viewership since its first episode, the series has been marketed worldwide in numerous countries.
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Nomination1997

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Nominated for "Uncle Vanya".
Laurence Olivier Award
1996
Dalziel and Pascoe
TV ShowMar 16, 1996

Dalziel and Pascoe

Dalziel and Pascoe is a popular British television crime …
Dalziel and Pascoe is a popular British television crime drama based on the novels of the same name, written by Reginald Hill. The series was first broadcast on 16 March 1996, with Warren Clarke being cast as Dalziel (pronounced "dee-ell") and Colin Buchanan being cast as Pascoe. The series is primarily set in the fictional town of Wetherton in Yorkshire, and "follows the work of two detectives that are thrown together as partners. Complete opposites. Different backgrounds, different beliefs, different styles. They get on each other's nerves. They are continually embarrassed by each other. But their differences make them a stunningly brilliant crime-solving team."
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1992
Soft Top Hard Shoulder
MovieJan 15, 1992

Soft Top Hard Shoulder

Eight years ago, Gavin …
Eight years ago, Gavin artistic son of an Scots/Italian ice-cream dynasty, turned his back on Glasgow and moved south to London to make his name illustrating children's books. Now, frustrated and broke, his Uncle Sal appears with an offer. Gavin's father has sold the family business. To get his share of the proceeds,Gavin must return home for his father's birthday party. Swayed by the money, he sets off north and picks up a hitchicker with a secret. Their journey is difficult but ultimately rewarding.
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1989
Agatha Christie's Poirot
TV ShowJan 8, 1989

Agatha Christie's Poirot

Poirot (also known as Agatha …
Poirot (also known as Agatha Christie's Poirot) is a British mystery drama television series that aired on ITV from 8 January 1989 to 13 November 2013. David Suchet stars as the eponymous detective, Agatha Christie's fictional Hercule Poirot. Initially produced by LWT, the series was later produced by ITV Studios. The series also aired on VisionTV in Canada and on PBS and A&E in the United States.
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1988
Red Dwarf
TV ShowFeb 15, 1988

Red Dwarf

Red Dwarf is a British science fiction comedy franchise …
Red Dwarf is a British science fiction comedy franchise which primarily consists of a television sitcom that aired on BBC Two between 1988 and 1999, and on Dave since 2009, gaining a cult following. To date, eleven full series of the show have aired, plus one "special" miniseries. The most recent, Red Dwarf XII, started airing in October 2017.
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1987
Sammy and Rosie Get Laid
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MovieSep 13, 1987

Sammy and Rosie Get Laid

Sammy and Rosie are an …
Sammy and Rosie are an unconventional middle-class London married couple. They live in the midst of inner-city chaos, surround themselves with intellectual street people, and sleep with everybody - except each other! Things become interesting when Sammy's father, Raffi, who is a former Indian government minister, comes to London for a visit. Sammy, Rosie, and Raffi try to find meaning through their lives and loves.
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Prick Up Your Ears
MovieApr 17, 1987

Prick Up Your Ears

This film is the story of the spectacular life and violent …
This film is the story of the spectacular life and violent death of British playwright Joe Orton. In his teens, Orton is befriended by the older, more reserved Kenneth Halliwell, and while the two begin a relationship, it's fairly obvious that it's not all about sex. Orton loves the dangers of bath-houses and liaisons in public restrooms; Halliwell, not as charming or attractive as Orton, doesn't fare so well in those environs. While both long to become writers, it is Orton who achieves fame - his plays "Entertaining Mr. Sloane" and "Loot" become huge hits in London of the sixties, and he's even commissioned to write a screenplay for the Beatles. But Orton's success takes him farther from Halliwell, whose response ended both his life and the life of the up-and-coming playwright.
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Inspector Morse
TV ShowJan 6, 1987

Inspector Morse

Inspector Morse is a British detective drama television …
Inspector Morse is a British detective drama television series based on a series of novels by Colin Dexter. It starred John Thaw as Chief Inspector Morse and Kevin Whately as Sergeant Lewis. The series comprises 33 two-hour episodes (100 minutes excluding commercials) produced between 1987 and 2000. Dexter made uncredited cameo appearances in all but three of the episodes.
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1986
Castaway
MovieFeb 20, 1986

Castaway

Middle-aged Gerald Kingsland advertises in a London paper …
Middle-aged Gerald Kingsland advertises in a London paper for a female companion to spend a year with him on a desert island. The young Lucy Irvine takes a chance on contacting him and after a couple of meetings they decide to go ahead. Once on the island things prove a lot less idyllic than in the movies, and gradually it becomes clear that it is Lucy who has the desire and the strength to try and see the year through.
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1985
A Zed & Two Noughts
MovieOct 4, 1985

A Zed & Two Noughts

Twin zoologists lose their wives in a car accident and become …
Twin zoologists lose their wives in a car accident and become obsessed with decomposing animals.
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Nomination1985

Best Newcomer in a Play

Nominated for "Camille".
Laurence Olivier Award
1983
Reilly, Ace of Spies
TV ShowSep 5, 1983

Reilly, Ace of Spies

Reilly, Ace of Spies is a 1983 television miniseries …
Reilly, Ace of Spies is a 1983 television miniseries dramatizing the life of Sidney Reilly, a Russian Jew who became one of the greatest spies ever to work for the British. Among his exploits, in the early 20th century, were the infiltration of the German General Staff in 1917 and a near-overthrow of the Bolsheviks in 1918. His reputation with women was as legendary as his genius for espionage.
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1982
The Missionary
MovieNov 2, 1982

The Missionary

In 1905, after ten years of missionary work in Africa, the …
In 1905, after ten years of missionary work in Africa, the Reverend Charles Fortescue (Michael Palin) is recalled to England, where his Bishop gives him his new assignment, to minister to London's prostitutes. Charles hopes Deborah Fitzbanks (Phoebe Nicholls), his fiancée, will object and give him an excuse to say no to the Bishop. But she is so imperturbably innocent that she totally fails to understand what he is being asked to do, and urges him to do his best. Wealthy Lady Isabel Ames (Dame Maggie Smith) is expected to fund the work, but once she makes it clear to Charles that there will be no contribution unless he shares her bed.
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1972
Great Performances
TV ShowNov 4, 1972

Great Performances

Great Performances is a television anthology series dedicated to …
Great Performances is a television anthology series dedicated to the performing arts; the banner has been used to televise theatrical performances such as plays, musicals, opera, ballet, concerts, as well as occasional documentaries. It is produced by the PBS member stations WNET in New York City (originally in conjunction with KQED/San Francisco, WTTW/Chicago, Maryland Public Television, South Carolina ETV and KERA-TV/Dallas/Fort Worth).
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1958
Frances Barber
BirthMay 1958

Frances Barber

Frances Barber was born.
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