Shelagh Fraser

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Shelagh Fraser (25 November 1920 – 29 August 2000) was a British actress. She was best-known for her role as Luke Skywalker's ill-fated aunt, Beru Lars in Star Wars (though Fraser's voice was dubbed in some prints of the film). She appeared in more than 50 films and TV shows during her career, including Z-Cars and Softly, Softly, A Family at War and Heartbeat on television, and such films as The Witches, Till Death Us Do Part, Doomwatch, and Hope and Glory. She was married and divorced from Anthony Squire. She was the sister of ballerina/actress Moyra Fraser. Description above from the Wikipedia article Shelagh Fraser, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Star Wars

Adventure , Action , Science Fiction
8.2

Princess Leia is captured and held hostage by the evil Imperial forces in their effort to take over the galactic Empire. Venturesome Luke Skywalker and dashing captain Han Solo team together with the loveable robot duo R2-D2 and C-3PO to rescue the beautiful princess and restore peace and justice in the Empire.

Nothing But the Night

Crime , Horror , Mystery , Thriller
6.1

When various trustees of the Van Traylen Orphanage begin dying in close order, it's at first written off as a coincidence. But, when a school bus accident very nearly takes out three more of them along with a group of orphans, Col. Bingham (Christopher Lee) and his pathologist friend, Mark (Peter Cushing), begin looking into the deaths. They come to think the answer lies with one of the girls on the bus, who has vivid memories of things she could not possibly have seen.

Hope and Glory

Drama , War , Comedy , History
6.7

Director John Boorman drew from his own childhood experiences for this coming-of-age tale about a boy growing up in and around London during World War II. For young Billy Rowan, the nightly bombings provide a frightening show, but they include opportunities to rummage through the rubble with friends in the mornings. As Billy plays, his family struggles to remain intact as they suffer through the anguish and losses of wartime.

Staircase

Comedy , Drama
6

The film is about an aging gay couple who own a barber shop in the East End of London. One of them is a part-time actor about to go on trial for propositioning a police officer. The action takes place over the course of one night as they discuss their loving but often volatile past together and possible future without each other.

The History of Mr. Polly

Drama
7.8

Quiet and somewhat direction-less, Alfred Polly uses the money he inherits from his father to marry and to set up shop in a small town. His heart is in neither of these enterprises and he eventually resorts to desperate measures to break free. His random wanderings in the countryside lead him to a new opportunity that just might be what he's been looking for all along.

Your Witness

Crime , Drama , Comedy
0

Adam Hayward is a successful New York City defense lawyer. One day he receives a cable that the British war buddy who saved his life at Anzio Beach is now in trouble with the law in England. Taking the advice of his secretary to go to England rather than wire money, Adam arrives in his friend's village to find him about to stand trial for the murder of the hired stable-hand, Lawrence.

I Live in Grosvenor Square

Comedy , Drama
5.3

The WW II romance set in Grosvenor square aka Eisenhower's home where the GIs stayed in London. Neagle loves Harrison. There arrives patriot GI Dean Jagger to rouse things up in the square. Snotty British Neagle and Jagger clash and fall for each other. What will Harrison have to say or do about these? What will the consequences be? Will the three finally become two and which two in this extremely patriotic love and war story.

A Touch of Love

Drama
8

Rosamund Stacey (Sandy Dennis), a young 'bookish' girl in London society, spends her days studying for a doctorate in the British Museum and her nights avoiding the sexual attention of the men in her life. But one day, all that changes. Through a friend, she is introduced to rising TV newsreader/announcer George Matthews (Ian McKellen) and after a further chance meeting and a tumble on the sofa, she finds herself pregnant from her first sexual encounter. A failed attempt at self-abortion just re-inforces Rosamund's resolve to have the child - leaving her on a solitary and at times dismal path through pregnancy and into motherhood, aided only by close friend Lydia (Eleanor Bron). Will she get through it? Will her child? And will she let Matthews know that he is actually the father?

Trio

Drama
6.8

W. Somerset Maugham introduces three more of his stories about human foibles.

The Body Stealers

Science Fiction , Mystery , Horror
5

A British military paratrooper disappears in mid-air during a jump from an army plane. Two investigators, Patrick Allen and Neil Connery, try to unravel how this happened. What they uncover is an alien plot to steal the bodies of earthlings by snatching them out of the air.

Esther Waters

Drama
6.1

Esther goes into service in Victorian England, only to be seduced by the sweet talking groom William, who then takes off with his employer's daughter. Left alone to bring up the child, Esther manages and after 7 years has a chance at happiness. Then William turns up again...

Work Experience

7

Terence is caught in a vicious circle. he cannot get a job because he has no experience, but he cannot gain experience without getting a job! Winner of an Oscar for Best Short Film, Live Action

Two Gentlemen Sharing

Drama , Romance
4

An insecure Briton and a Briton of Jamaican descent share a London apartment together.

Salute the Toff

Crime
5

The Toff solves the mystery of a missing employer. One of the BFi's most wanted films.

The Last Train Through Harecastle Tunnel

Drama
0

A young train spotter heads to Staffordshire for a historic journey through a soon to be condemned tunnel. During his trip, he encounters a series of curious characters.

The Son of Robin Hood

Adventure
4.8

Ten years after the death of Robin Hood, the bandit of Sherwood Forest and defender of the Crown, the power-mad Duke Simon Des Roches plots to seize the British kingdom from its rightful heir, the boy prince, and only Robin's men stand in his way.

Là-bas (Down There)

0

Taking as its departure point the 1993 opening of the Channel Tunnel, Là Bas is a playful burlesque on cultural difference, eccentricity and passion. Using different locations, Kötting knits together an imaginary tunnel, with tickets sold like a seaside attraction, through which one walks between England and France (the interior shots of the tunnel are of the Greenwich foot tunnel), and which is subject to random and sudden closure like many other British forms of transport.

The Piano Tuner

Drama
0

A film by Alan Clarke for the 'Sunday Night Theatre' anthology series.

Raising a Riot

Comedy
6

Commander Peter Kent of the Royal Navy and his wife May have three children, ranging form five to eleven years: Peter, Anne and Fusty. Kent comes home after three years abroad with no idea how to handle the children. When Mary has to fly to Canada, Peter takes his children to his father's new country home, which turns out to be a windmill. They end up clashing with an American family in the neighborhood.