Stage Beauty movie trailer - starring Rupert Everett, Tom Wilkinson, Claire Danes, Billy Crudup, Richard Griffiths, Ben Chaplin. Directed by Richard Eyre. Theatrical Release Date: 10/8/2004
The Great War is over and a long-awaited engagement is on, but all is not tranquil at Downton Abbey as wrenching social changes, romantic intrigues, and personal crises grip the majestic English country estate. Starring Dame Maggie Smith, Elizabeth McGovern, and Hugh Bonneville with guest star Shirley MacLaine.
Ned Kynaston (Billy Crudup) is the homosexual actor who has been playing female parts in plays for years. One day, the rules of only men playing women could change when aspiring actress Maria (Claire Danes) auditions as Kynaston's praised role, Desdemona, and soon enough, King Charles II (Rupert Everett) decides to make the law that all female roles should be played only by women.
"A woman playing a woman. Where's the trick in that?"- Welcome to the 17th century stage, where Ned Kynaston's (Billy Crudup) performance of Desdemona in Shakespeare's Othello brings the house down nightly. Ned is the "most beautiful woman on the London stage." That is, until the King renounces the royal edict that only men can play women on stage. Enter Maria (Claire Danes), Ned's seemingly loyal dresser, who becomes an instant star, leaving Ned to suppress his ardent feminine traits and make a man of himself.
Edward "Ned" Kynaston (Billy Crudup) is England's most celebrated leading "lady", using his beauty and skill to make the great female roles his own. But when Charles II tires of seeing the same old performers, the ruler allows women to tread the boards and decrees that men may no longer play women's parts. Overnight, Ned becomes a nonentity -- that is, until his ex-dresser, Maria (Claire Danes), helps him become a real man again.
Ned's performance of Desdemona in Shakespeare's OTHELLO brings the house down nightly. That is, until the King allows women on stage. Overnight, Ned becomes a nonentity - that is, until his ex-dresser, Maria helps him become a real man again.
Stephen Fry plays the celebrated Irish playwright in this biographical drama that opens in Leadville, Colorado, during Oscar Wilde's 1882 lecture tour.
This lush, historical drama is based on the late Richard Ellmann's definitive biography of creativegenius and author Oscar Wilde.
Grieving widow Queen Victoria withdraws into sadness for years until plainspoken manservant John disrupts her mourning.
Brilliant, egocentric and completely unique, Oscar Wilde (Stephen Fry) defied convention on almost every level. While coming to terms with his newfound sexual identity, he also experienced his most creative period, resulting in some of his best-known works. As his literary career flourished, the self-realization of his homosexuality caused Wilde enormous torment as he juggled marriage, fatherhood and responsibility with his obsessive love for Lord Alfred Douglas (Jude Law). It is this passionate and stormy relationship which consumed and ultimately destroyed him. Featuring a brilliant supporting cast including Jennifer Ehle, Academy Award(R)-Winner Vanessa Redgrave and Tom Wilkinson as Wilde's chief adversary, the Marquis of Queensbury.
Lewis and Hathaway are called in when local businesswoman Andrea de Ritter is brutally bludgeoned to death in an apparent blackmail plot gone wrong. But if that's true, why is MI5 involved-and why won't they help?
Jim is assigned to lead the investigation of a policewoman's murder, unaware that his deaf niece, 18-year-old Amelia, is the key witness.
After celebrating Gerry's birthday at a comedy club, the team reinvestigates the 25-year-old disappearance of two young political activists. Their inquiry leads to an extreme right-wing group with links to Ricky Hanson, the man who murdered Jack's wife.
Jim believes that corruption was the motive for Jane's murder, but he has no evidence to prove it. Amelia realizes that the killers know who she is.
Amelia and Jim's families are subjected to intimidation tactics as they try and thwart the investigation into Jane Shilliday's murder.
Amelia flees to a rural police station. As Jim sets off to pick her up, he realizes a little too late that Mac and Lee are following him.
For Martha's first trip in the Tardis, the Doctor takes her back in time, to Elizabethan England. When they find William Shakespeare with a lost play, suspicions of evil are confirmed when deadly witch-like creatures are discovered. Can history be saved?
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An unexploded bomb at a busy shipyard leads to a startling discovery in a complex story of greed and politics.
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Downton Abbey Season 2: Episode 6: A wounded Canadian officer comes to Downton to recuperate and unsettles everything.
Downton Abbey Season 1: Episode 6: Sybil's determination to pursue her political leanings lands her in great danger when a fight breaks out at an election results meeting.
This Season Pass includes all current episodes and will include future episodes after broadcast date as they become available. Unedited UK edition. The Great War is over and the long-awaited engagement of Lady Mary and Matthew is on,but all is not tranquil at Downton Abbey as wrenching social changes, romantic intrigues,and personal crises grip the majestic English country estate for a third thrilling season. The all-star cast including Maggie Smith as the Dowager Countess of Grantham, returns and welcomes guest star Academy Award®-winner Shirley MacLaine. Written and created by Julian Fellowes, Downton Abbey is a Carnival Films and Masterpiece coproduction.
A stately country house, a noble family and a succession crisis are the backdrop for Downton Abbey, an Edwardian spellbinder by Oscar-winning writer Julian Fellowes (Gosford Park). The series that took the UK and US by storm, Downton Abbey stars Hugh Bonneville, Maggie Smith, Elizabeth McGovern and a house full of revered actors in a production that brings a glittering bygone era to life.