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TIMOTHY SPALL

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MRS LOWRY AND SON (2019)
Starring Timothy Spall, Vanessa Redgrave, Stephen Lord, Wendy Morgan, Michael Keogh, Rose Noble, Laurence Mills, David Schaal, Joanne Pearce and Giselle Cullinane. Directed by Adrian Noble.
THE PARTY (2018)
Starring Timothy Spall, Kristin Scott Thomas, Patricia Clarkson, Bruno Ganz, Cherry Jones, Emily Mortimer and Cillian Murphy. Directed by Sally Potter.

Janet is hosting an intimate gathering of friends to celebrate her promotion to Shadow Minister of Health in the party of opposition. Her husband, Bill, seems preoccupied. As their friends arrive, some of whom have their own dramatic news to share, the soirée gradually unravels. An announcement by Bill provokes a series of revelations that rapidly escalate into all-out confrontation. As people’s illusions about themselves and each other go up in smoke, along with the canapés,'The Party' becomes a night that began with champagne but ends with blood on the floor.

REVIEWS The Party - One decadent evening

FINDING YOUR FEET (2018)
Starring Imelda Staunton, Timothy Spall, Celia Imrie, David Hayman, Joanna Lumley and Josie Lawrence. Directed by Richard Loncraine.

When ‘Lady’ Sandra Abbott discovers that her husband of forty years is having an affair with her best friend, she seeks refuge with her estranged, bohemian, older sister Bif. Sandra couldn’t be more different to her outspoken, serial dating, free spirited sibling.

But it turns out different is just what Sandra needs and she reluctantly lets Bif drag her along to her community dance class, where gradually she starts finding her feet... and romance.

REVIEWS Finding Your Feet - The comedy that's not a comedy

DENIAL (2017)
Starring Rachel Weisz, Andrew Scott, Timothy Spall and Tom Wilkinson. Directed by Mick Jackson.

In the 1990s, an impassioned and articulate American Professor, Deborah Lipstadt publishes a book, 'Denying The Holocaust: The Growing Assault on Truth and Memory'. Soon after, a prominent 'denier' referenced in Lipstadt's work, David Irving, sues her for defamation. Suddenly, under the rule of the English legal system, Lipstadt must prove that the Holocaust occurred in order to discredit Irving and clear her name. She is matched with a brilliant but eccentric barrister, Richard Rampton and the exceptionally smart lawyer Anthony Julius, who ask Deborah to buy into a unique and daring strategy - remain silent. Neither Deborah nor a single Holocaust survivor is to take the stand during their defense, thereby avoiding any possibility of emotional bias.
MR TURNER (2014)
Starring Timothy Spall, Jamie Thomas King, Roger Ashton-Griffiths and Robert Portal. Directed by Mike Leigh.

Mike Leigh brings us a film focusing on the life of famed English painter JMW (Joseph Mallord William) Turner. Timothy Spall has been cast in the lead role of the landscape water-colour artist, who died in 1851 aged 76. Although considered an eccentric during his lifetime, Turner is now regarded as one of the Britain's greatest painters.

REVIEWS Mr Turner - Mike Leigh's portrait of a great artist
Mr Turner - Portrait of an artist and a genius

THE LAST BUS
Starring Timothy Spall, Phyllis Logan, Natalie Mitson, Ben Ewing, Patricia Panther, Js Duffy and Saskia Ashdown. Directed by Gillies Mackinnon.

After his wife passes away, an old man with his free local bus pass travels to the other end of the UK to where they originally moved sing only local buses, on a nostalgic trip but also carrying his wife’s ashes in a small suitcase, "taking her back" - and in doing so meets local people, and by the end of his trip becomes a celebrity.
SPENCER
Starring Kristen Stewart, Sally Hawkins, Sean Harris and Timothy Spall. Directed by Pablo Larraín.

December, 1991: The Prince and Princess of Wales’ marriage has long since grown cold. Though rumours of affairs and a divorce abound, peace is ordained for the Christmas festivities at Sandringham Estate. There’s eating and drinking, shooting and hunting. Diana knows the game. This year, things will be a whole lot different.
THE ENFIELD HAUNTING
Starring Timothy Spall, Eleanor Worthington-Cox, Juliet Stevenson, Fern Deacon and Matthew Macfadyen. Directed by Kristoffer Nyholm.

Inspired by the world’s most documented poltergeist incident, The Enfield Haunting - adapted from Guy Lyon Playfair’s book “This House is Haunted,” is a chilling, three-part drama series based on the terrifying and bizarre real events that took place at an ordinary house in 1977.

At the heart of the story is Janet Hodgson, an 11 year-old girl terrorised by the paranormal activity permeating every room… or so she’d like everyone to believe; especially Maurice Grosse, the doting researcher who goes to great lengths to protect her from the strange, dark forces in hopes of making peace with his own daughter’s untimely death.

SUCKER
Starring John Luc, Lily Sullivan, Timothy Spall, Kat Stewart and Jacek Koman. Directed by Ben Chessell.

The story of Lawrence, an 18 year old Chinese Australian who cheats in his high school final year exams and fails to get into Medicine. Banished to stay with his uncle for the summer, Lawrence meets the Professor, a colourful, ageing conman. And so begins a road-trip with the Professor and his daughter Sarah. The Professor teaches Lawrence the art of swindling and cheating, and from Sarah, Lawrence learns a hard lesson in unrequited love. As Lawrence and the Professor work towards their biggest scam, and Sarah and Lawrence plan a swindle of their own, Lawrence is forced to make a choice between love, life and lies.
THE RISE
Starring Luke Treadaway, Timothy Spall and Neil Maskell. Directed by Rowan Athale.

Battered and bruised, Harvey Denton sits in a police interview room facing interrogation by Detective Inspector West who has no doubts as to his part in a foiled heist and attempted murder of local businessman Steven Roper.

Neither admitting nor denying anything, Harvey agrees to tell his version of events. As his story begins, we learn that he was released from prison a month earlier and of the malevolent act that put him there. He tells of an emotional reunion with his best friends and the rekindling of lost love. What follows is the ingenious planning of an ill- fated robbery, the shocking outcome and the real driving force behind it - retribution. What unfolds is an exhilarating, moving, clever and often funny story.

THE LOVE PUNCH
Starring Emma Thompson, Pierce Brosnan, Timothy Spall and Celia Imrie. Directed by Joel Hopkins.

When the retirement savings of a divorced couple - Richard and Kate - are stolen by an unscrupulous businessman, they must reluctantly reunite to steal it back. Before they know it, Richard and Kate are caught up in a cat and mouse caper across Europe in a whirlwind of intrigue, mad chases and jewellery theft during which they rekindle their romance.
UPSIDE DOWN
Starring Kirsten Dunst, Jim Sturgess, Timothy Spall, James Kidnie, Holly Uloth, Blu Mankuma, Nicholas Rose, Vlasta Vrána, Kate Trotter and Janine Theriault. Directed by Juan Diego Solanas.
GINGER AND ROSA
Starring Elle Fanning, Alessandro Nivola, Christina Hendricks, Timothy Spall, Oliver Platt, Annette Bening and Alice Englert. Directed by Sally Potter.

London, 1962. Two teenage girls - Ginger and Rosa - are inseparable; they play truant together, discuss religion, politics and hairstyles, and dream of lives bigger than their mothers' frustrated domesticity. But, as the Cold War meets the sexual revolution, and the threat of nuclear holocaust escalates, the lifelong friendship of the two girls is shattered - by the clash of desire and the determination to survive.
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