Both had supposedly outlived their usefulness to the Circus, the British Secret Intelligence Service: George Smiley, the retired head of espionage, and General Vladimir, an aging informant who reported to him. When the general walks into a bullet after sending an urgent message to his old handler, the Circus asks Smiley to "tidy things up." But Smiley hears Vladimir's message as a call to arms against his nemesis, the Soviet super spy Karla, once again tantalizingly within his grasp.
Smiley's People: Season 1 clip - starring Alec Guinness, Eileen Atkins, Anthony Bate, Bernard Hepton, Michael Lonsdale, Patrick Stewart. Directed by Simon Langton.
The surprising life of one of the greatest and most original actors and directors in film history. Downey turns in an uncanny portrayal of the 'Little Tramp' while Chaplin's daughter plays her own grandmother! Nominated for several Academy Awards.
Amazing Grace movie trailer - starring Michael Gambon, Rufus Sewell, Albert Finney, Romola Garai, Ioan Gruffudd, Bill Paterson. Directed by Michael Apted. Theatrical Release Date: 2/23/2007
Monty Python alumnus Gilliam's fantastic account of the legendary nobleman. Incredibly imaginative tall tales for all ages!
Jacqueline duPre was arguably the greatest musical prodigy of the 20th century. She dazzles audiences around the world. But constant touring becomes a strain on Jackie who longs for a similar life to that her sister Hilary has built. Arriving for an unannounced visit at Hilary's home, Jackie asks for more than her sister can give.
Unaware of his manager's mob connections, an over-the-hill prizefighter enters into a bout with the new kid in town.
Miss Potter movie trailer - starring Ewan McGregor, Emily Watson, Renee Zellweger, Bill Paterson, Barbara Flynn. Directed by Chris Noonan. Theatrical Release Date: 1/12/2007
In a gritty small town, 15-year-old ALICE (newcomer Rachel Brosnahan) and her mother, DIANE (Bernadette Peters), a larger-than-life former actress, cling to each there and the fantasy of a better life.
A tough new neighborhood, dire money troubles, unemployment, even Diane's relentless depression will not defeat them. But is determination enough to see them through?
COMING UP ROSES is a haunting coming-of-age story about a mother-daughter forced to choose between reality and fantasy, their love for each other and survival.
The Match movie trailer - starring Richard E. Grant, Laura Fraser, James Cosmo, Max Beesley, Samantha Fox, Isla Blair. Directed by Mick Davis. Genre: Comedy
British stage and screen legends Alan Bates (Gosford Park, Women in Love) and Sinead Cusack (Stealing Beauty) star in an irresistible blend of romantic comedy and mystery. He is a professor obsessed with word games who is forced into early retirement; she is a policewoman suspended from the force for voicing suspicions about a superior officer. They team up to find a missing person and wind up discovering much more. Traveling through some of Britain's most glorious countryside from South Wales to the Orkney Islands, they uncover a web of nefarious criminals, dodge an aerial attack, and exchange some of the wittiest banter since Hepburn and Tracy.
A fascinating look at the life of Charles Darwin and his struggle to uphold his scientific theory amidst a society seated in religion.
A psychological, heart-wrenching love story that provides a unique and inside look at Charles Darwin. Torn between faith and science, he struggles to finish his legendary book "On the Origin of the Species," which goes on to become the foundation for evolutionary biology.
Sidney Young is a disillusioned intellectual who both adores and despises the world of celebrity, fame and glamour. His alternative magazine, Post Modern Review, pokes fun at the media obsessed stars and bucks trends, and so when Young is offered a job at the diametrically opposed conservative New York based Sharps Magazine its something of a shock! It seems Sharps editor Clayton Harding is amused by Young's disruption of a post-Bafta party with a pig posing as Babe. Thus begins Sidney's descent into success - his gradual move from derided outsider to confidante of starlet Sophie Maes - and a love affair with colleague Alison Olsen, that will either make him or break him.
Boorish tabloid writer Sidney tries to curry favor with the synthetic glitterati he covers as well as his imperious boss -- with disastrous results.
A British writer struggles to fit in at a high-profile magazine in New York. Based on Toby Young's memoir "How to Lose Friends & Alienate People".
A life of purpose and contented bourgeois respectability lies before young physician Yury Zhivago as he marries Tonya, his dearest friend. But a glimpse of an ethereally beautiful girl--and the power of the popular uprising boiling over in the streets of Moscow--take his life on a very different course. Betrayed by her mother, and by her own awakened sensuality, Lara loathes what she is becoming in the grip of the manipulative Komarovsky. Marriage to Pasha, the earnest partisan who has always adored her, promises to be her salvation.
Changed by his war experiences and time with Lara, Zhivago returns home to his wife and family in Moscow to find that conditions there are dramatically altered. Rather than face starvation in the city, the family embarks on a long and arduous journey east to take refuge at an abandoned estate in the Urals. A chance meeting with Lara changes everything for Zhivago. Agonizing over his betrayal to Tonya, he tries to break away from Lara and return to his family, only to be sucked into the bloody struggle between the Whites and the Reds.
Jack returns to Pakistan - but with radically different views to those held on his last visit.
Fazal is in prison, Ulli believes he has uncovered Helen's smuggling route and Jack returns from Pakistan to discover Caroline has disappeared.
Fazal's (JAMAL SHAH) family are not convinced that life in Karachi is better than life on the North West Frontier, but Fazal is determined to impress Tariq Butt (TALAT HUSSAIN).
Fazal (JAMAL SHAH) supervises the conversion of the opium crop into heroin. In Germany, Karl's trial begins and Helen (LINDSAY DUNCAN) finds herself planning the unthinkable.
Jack’s report to the Commons on the heroin problem becomes a personal concern.
MP Jack Lithgow finds himself in conflict with opium farmers on the North West Frontier of Pakistan.
Changed by his war experiences, Zhivago returns home to his wife and family in Moscow, where conditions there are dramatically altered.
A good life lies before Zhivago as he marries Tonya. But a glimpse of a beautiful girl and the uprising in Moscow take his life on a different course.
Molly and her new stepsister, Cynthia, become fast friends, though she falls for Roger, who in turn becomes smitten with Cynthia instead.
Roger returns from Africa after Osbourne's death to find his sister-in-law and his nephew living at their home as well. Cynthia has accepted the marriage offer of Mr. Henderson, a lawyer from London, while Roger seems to have his heart set on another.
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