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The extraordinary true story of an unexpected friendship in the later years of Queen Victoria's remarkable rule.
When Abdul Karim, a young clerk, travels from India to participate in the Queen's Golden Jubilee, he is surprised to find favour with the Queen herself. As the Queen questions the constrictions of her long-held position, the two forge an unlikely and devoted alliance with a loyalty to one another that her household and inner circle all attempt to destroy.
As the friendship deepens, the Queen begins to see a changing world through new eyes and joyfully reclaims her humanity.
(Academy Award nominations for: Best Costume Design, Best Makeup & Hairstyling)
Every episode from all nine seasons of the romantic sitcom starring Geoffrey Palmer and Judi Dench as Lionel Hardcastle and Jean Pargetter, a couple who are reunited after being out of touch with each other for 38 years.
Their brief romance in the early 1950s was cut short when Lionel was posted to the Korean War - but will things run more smoothly now that they are both older and wiser?
South African-born Roger Michell, (director of Notting Hill, Changing Lanes, My Cousin Rachel) brings us this British documentary which follows Dames Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Eileen Atkins and Joan Plowright as they take a look back at their lives and careers while spending a weekend at a country retreat.
From time to time four old friends, all extraordinary actresses, meet up in the English countryside to gossip, to remember and to laugh. For once they let the cameras in...
Nothing Like A Dame is a unique celebration of the lives and careers of four iconic actresses: Dame Eileen Atkins, Dame Judi Dench, Dame Joan Plowright and Dame Maggie Smith. All four have gone from being fledgling actresses in the 1950s to acting royalty. They've watched each other's careers grow and bloom and have celebrated life's ups and downs together. Nothing Like A Dame invites you to spend time with these acting legends as they talk about their lives and their professional experiences across theatre, television and film.
Candid, funny, caustic, irreverent, poignant and utterly engrossing, this unmissable documentary film is proof that there is truly nothing like a Dame...
When his top-secret mission is sabotaged, James Bond finds himself captured by the enemy, abandoned by MI6 and stripped of his 00-license.
Determined to get revenge, Bond goes head-to-head with a sultry spy, a frosty agent and a shadowy billionaire whose business is diamonds but whose secret is a diabolical weapon that could bring the world to its knees!
Bristling with excitement and bursting with explosive special effects, Die Another Day is an adrenaline-pumping thrill-ride.
Pierce Brosnan ignites the screen in this explosive, thrill-packed adventure that pits him against a vengeful adversary who controls an awesome space weapon.
When an MI6 agent turns rogue and plans world domination with a terrifying satellite-borne weapon, Bond must pursue his former ally to Cuba, Monte Carlo, Switzerland and even Russia, all while dodging a sexy, deadly femme fatale who will stop at nothing to put the 'squeeze' on the intrepid spy!
When a British warship is mysteriously destroyed in Chinese waters the world teeters on the brink of WWIII until 007 zeros in on the true criminal mastermind. Bond's do-or-die mission takes him to Elliot Carver, a powerful industrialist who manipulates world events as easily as he changes headlines from his global media empire.
After soliciting help from Carver's sexy wife, Paris, Bond joins forces with a stunning yet lethal Chinese agent Wai Lin in a series of explosive chases, brutal confrontations and breathtaking escapes as they race to stop the presses on Carver s next planned news story: global pandemonium!
With powerhouse action sequences including a wild motorcycle pursuit through (and over!) Saigon, Tomorrow Never Dies is a thrilling action-adventure that roars from start to finish.
When British oil tycoon and M's friend Sir Robert King is killed in a bombing at the MI6 headquarters it becomes James Bond's new assignment to protect his daughter and heir Elektra from further harm.
Renard, a man who can't feel physical pain due to a bullet in his head seems to play an important role in the sabotage of the ongoing construction of the new King pipeline which can give oil to all the world for the future.
The three competing pipelines all end up in Istanbul whereas the King pipeline is being laid elsewhere and therefore is an easy goal to anonymous attackers.
James Bond involuntarily teams up with Dr. Christmas Jones and they soon find out that there is more threat to the situation than just some pipeline sabotage.
A group of British retirees travel to India to take up residence in what they believe is a newly restored hotel.
Less luxurious than its advertisements, they are forever transformed by their shared experiences, discovering that life and love can begin again when you begin let go of the past.
From the director of Shakespeare in Love and featuring an all-star British cast, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is a charming, life-affirming comedy drama about life, love and new beginnings…
Now that The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is filled up with its long-term residents, co-managers Muriel Donnelly and Sonny Kapoor have a dream of expansion, and they’ve found just the place: The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.
With plans underway, Evelyn and Douglas venture into the Jaipur workforce, wondering where their regular breakfast dates will lead. Meanwhile, Norman and Carol navigate the swirling waters of an exclusive relationship, as Madge juggles two very eligible suitors, and recent arrival Guy Chambers finds a muse in Sonny’s mother, Mrs. Kapoor for his next novel. As his marriage to Sunaina, the love of his life, quickly approaches, Sonny finds his plans for the new hotel making more claims on his time than he has available. Perhaps the only one who may know the answers is Muriel, the keeper of everyone’s secrets.
As the big day nears, family and guests alike find themselves swept up in the irresistible intoxication of an Indian wedding.
Falling pregnant as a teenager in 1952, Philomena Lee was sent to a convent to be looked after as a "fallen woman".
When only a toddler, her baby was put up for adoption by nuns and whisked away to America and Philomena spent the next fifty years searching in vain until she met Martin Sixsmith, a journalist as cynical as Philomena was trusting.
Together they set off on a hilarious and uplifting journey that would change their lives forever.
(2014 Oscar nominations for: Best Motion Picture; Best Actress; Best Adapted Screenplay; Best Music - Original Score)
When Jake discovers clues to a mystery that spans alternate realities and times, he uncovers a secret refuge known as Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.
As he learns about the residents and their unusual abilities, Jake realizes that safety is an illusion, and danger lurks in the form of powerful, hidden enemies. Now Jake must figure out who is real, who can be trusted, and who he really is.
21st film in the 007 Franchise introduces a new 007 and goes back to its roots. Daniel Craig stars as the latest incarnation of James Bond, special agent and international man of mystery and intrigue. The first Bond film in many years to be based on one of the original Ian Fleming books, Casino Royale is a quieter, subtler, more brooding breed of action film, which is not to say there's any less blowings up, dirty tricks, sexy women or chase sequences. Bond is in Montenegro at a highly exclusive casino where Le Chiffre (Mads Mikkelsen) a moneyman for an international terrorist group, is raising funds for their misdeeds through high-stakes gambling. 007 must infiltrate the group and ultimately defeat the rogue player, both on and off the tables.
Double bill of films set in India. In 'The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011), John Madden directs an all-star cast of Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy, Celia Imrie, Penelope Wilton, Ronald Pickup and Tom Wilkinson as a group of mature Brits who travel to India looking for a sunnier climate in which to retire. Despite its glossy publicity campaign, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel for the Elderly and Beautiful turns out to be rather different from the refurbished luxury hotel advertised in the brochures. However, as the previously lonely people grow closer, the hotel soon begins to reveal some unexpected charms of its own. 'Life of Pi' (2012) is an Academy Award-winning fantasy adventure based on Yann Martel's Booker Prize-winning novel. Suraj Sharma stars as Pi Patel, a 16-year-old zookeeper's son from Pondicherry who finds himself stranded on a small boat in the Pacific Ocean in the company of a hyena, a zebra, an orangutan and a Bengal tiger following the shipwreck of the freighter on which he and his family were sailing for Canada. Over the course of several months Pi manages to survive on the meagre supplies of food and water he finds on the boat, and also takes up fishing, while in his half-delirious state he muses on various aspects of animal behaviour, religion and the meaning of life.
When Bond's latest assignment goes gravely wrong and agents around the world are exposed, MI6 is attacked forcing M to relocate the agency.
These events cause her authority and position to be challenged by Mallory, the new Chairman of the Intelligence and Security Committee. With MI6 now compromised from both inside and out, M is left with one ally she can trust: Bond.
007 takes to the shadows - aided only by field agent Eve - following a trail to the mysterious Silva, whose lethal and hidden motives have yet to reveal themselves.
A double bill of films set in India. Comedy-drama 'The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel' (2011) follows the experiences of a group of elderly Brits who arrive to take up residence in a newly-opened retirement home in Bangalore, India. Despite its glossy publicity campaign, the Marigold turns out to be rather different from the refurbished luxury hotel advertised in the brochures. However, it soon begins to reveal some unexpected charms of its own. Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Dev Patel, Tom Wilkinson and Maggie Smith star.
'Slumdog Millionaire' (2008), the rags-to-possible riches tale, was the winner of eight Oscars at the 2009 Academy Awards, including Best Film and Best Director. Jamal Malik (Patel) is an 18-year-old street kid from the slums of Mumbai. So what is he doing appearing on the Indian version of 'Who Wants to Be a Millionaire'? How can a young man from his background of poverty have acquired the knowledge to be only one correct answer away from winning 20 million rupees? With only one more question to be asked, however, the dream turns to nightmare. As the hooter sounds to signal the end of the show, Jamal is arrested and accused of cheating. No one can believe that he could really know all of the answers he has given. As Jamal tells the story of his life to the police, the reasons for his success begin to appear. Will Jamal be freed to hear the final question and, if so, will he know the answer?
A set of three dramas. The comedy 'The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel' (2011), follows the experiences of a group of elderly Brits, including Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Tom Wilkinson and Maggie Smith, who arrive to take up residence in a newly-opened retirement home in Bangalore, India. Despite its glossy publicity campaign, the Marigold turns out to be rather different from the refurbished luxury hotel advertised in the brochures. However, it soon begins to reveal some unexpected charms of its own. In 'We Bought a Zoo' (2011), Matt Damon stars as newly widowed Benjamin, who is finding life difficult trying to raise his two young children. Urged on by his father, Duncan (Thomas Haden Church), to start over, he decides to purchase a rundown zoo in the countryside in the hope that it will bring his family together again. Having to care for 47 species, and with his friends thinking he's mad, Benjamin sets out to restore the zoo to its former glory with the help of a small but loyal staff led by Kelly Foster (Scarlett Johansson). Finally, in 'The Descendants' (2011), trustee for a large estate, Matt King (George Clooney) has had a fairly easy life to date. Living in the tropical island of Hawaii, with his financial future secure, King has grown complacent to an extent that is only brought home to him when a boating accident sends his wife, Elizabeth (Patricia Hastie), into a coma. Left in sole charge of the daughters he has largely neglected, Scottie (Amara Miller) and Alex (Shailene Woodley), Matt is called to face his responsibilities as an adult. However, when he discovers that Elizabeth had been having an affair in the months leading up to the accident, a test of his newfound emotional maturity is presented. The film won the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay.
Daniel Craig stars as the latest incarnation of James Bond in the 21st instalment of the franchise. Based on one of the original Ian Fleming novels, the story follows a young Bond at the beginning of his career having just received his double-0 status. For his latest mission, 007 travels to Montenegro to investigate the highly exclusive Casino Royale where Le Chiffre (Mads Mikkelsen), a money man for an international terrorist group, is raising funds for their misdeeds through high-stakes gambling. The rookie MI6 agent, aided by British Treasury agent Vesper Lynd (Eva Green), is tasked with infiltrating the group and ultimately defeating the rogue player, both on and off the tables.
A double-bill of espionage action films. In 'Casino Royale' (2006), Daniel Craig stars as the latest incarnation of James Bond, special agent and international man of mystery and intrigue. The first Bond film in many years to be based on one of the original Ian Fleming books, Casino Royale is a quieter, subtler, more brooding breed of action film, which is not to say there's any less blowings up, dirty tricks, sexy women or chase sequences. Bond is in Montenegro at a highly exclusive casino where Le Chiffre (Mads Mikkelsen) a moneyman for an international terrorist group, is raising funds for their misdeeds through high-stakes gambling. 007 must infiltrate the group and ultimately defeat the rogue player, both on and off the tables. In the follow-up 'Quantum of Solace' (2008), after being betrayed by Vesper in Casino Royale, Bond (Craig) turns his sights on those who controlled her. Interrogating Mr White (Jesper Christensen), Bond discovers that the shadowy organisation responsible for blackmailing Vesper is a lot more powerful and dangerous than he ever imagined. Tracing a link to Hawaii, Bond soon crosses paths with Ukrainian beauty Camille (Olga Kurylenko) who leads him to megalomaniacal businessman Dominic Greene (Mathieu Amalric), head of the organisation known simply as Quantum.
Daniel Craig returns as James Bond 007 in the globe-trotting franchise for which the term action movie was invented. After being betrayed by Vesper in Casino Royale, Bond (Craig) turns his sights on those who controlled her. Interrogating Mr White (Jesper Christensen), Bond discovers that the shadowy organisation responsible for blackmailing Vesper is a lot more powerful and dangerous than he ever imagined. Tracing a link to Hawaii, Bond soon crosses paths with Ukrainian beauty Camille (Olga Kurylenko) who leads him to megalomaniacal businessman Dominic Greene (Mathieu Amalric), head of the organisation known simply as Quantum. Wishing to control one of the world's natural resources, Greene's organisation has a finger in every government agency worldwide, and it falls to Bond to keep one step ahead of his friends, and enemies, to stop Greene holding the world to ransom.
This Tom Stoppard penned period comedy won seven Oscars, including those for Best Picture, Actress, Supporting Actress (Judi Dench) and Original Screenplay. In late 16th Century London, the theatre's most promising young playwright, Will Shakespeare (Joseph Fiennes), is suffering from writer's block. Rose Theatre owner Philip Henslowe (Geoffrey Rush) is desperate that Will's new play - tentatively entitled Romeo and Ethel the Pirate's Daughter - be finished, whilst a new cast member, Thomas Kent, is equally eager to make his stage debut. Kent has a secret however: 'he' is actually Viola De Lesseps (Gwyneth Paltrow), merchant's daughter and fiancÚ of Lord Wessex (Colin Firth). Adopting a disguise to enter a trade forbidden to women, matters become complicated when Will falls for her in her more conventional garb. It may take the intervention of Queen Elizabeth (Judi Dench) herself to make sure the course of true love runs smoothly and that the show goes on.
Director and star Kenneth Branagh brings another Shakespearean adaptation to the screen. Hamlet (Branagh), Prince of Denmark, vows revenge when informed by the ghost of his murdered father (Brian Blessed) that the present king Claudius (Derek Jacobi) was responsible. Spurning the romantic advances of his sweetheart Ophelia (Kate Winslet), Hamlet attempts to open the eyes of his mother Gertrude (Julie Christie), whom Claudius has now wed. However, Hamlet's procrastination when it comes to killing Claudius costs more lives.
A collection of six award-winning British short films.
What starts out as a lavish train ride through Europe quickly unfolds into one of the most stylish, suspenseful and thrilling mysteries ever told.
From the novel by best-selling author Agatha Christie, Murder On The Orient Express tells the tale of thirteen strangers stranded on a train, where everyone's a suspect. And Hercules Poirot is the one man who must race against time to solve the puzzle before the murderer strikes again.
Oscar-winning director Tom Hooper (The King’s Speech, Les MisÚrables, The Danish Girl) transforms Andrew Lloyd Webber’s record-shattering stage musical into a breakthrough cinematic event.
Featuring Andrew Lloyd Webber’s iconic music and a world-class cast of dancers under the guidance of Tony-winning choreographer Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton, In the Heights), the film reimagines the musical for a new generation with spectacular production design, state-of-the-art technology, and dance styles ranging from classical ballet to contemporary, hip-hop to jazz, street dance to tap.
A tribe of cats called the Jellicles must decide yearly which one will ascend to the Heaviside Layer and come back to a new Jellicle life.
Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) returns for another swashbuckling Disney adventure. Jack is enticed aboard the Queen Anne's Revenge - the ship of fearsome pirate and Sparrow's arch-nemesis Blackbeard (Ian McShane) - by a past love, Angelica (Penelope Cruz). He soon finds himself on an unexpected journey to the fabled Fountain of Youth - but is the beautiful and seductive Angelica all she appears to be? Geoffrey Rush, Kevin McNally, Keith Richards and Judi Dench co-star.
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