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Kenneth Cranham is a Actor British born on 12 december 1944 at Dunfermline (United-kingdom)

Kenneth Cranham

Kenneth Cranham
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Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 12 december 1944 (74 years) at Dunfermline (United-kingdom)

Kenneth Cranham (born 12 December 1944) is a Scottish film, television, radio and stage actor.

Biography

Cranham was born in Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland, the son of Lochgelly-born Margaret McKay Cranham (née Ferguson) and Ronald Cranham, an English civil servant. His first wife was actress Diana Quick. He has two daughters: Nancy Cranham with actress Charlotte Cornwell, and Kathleen Cranham with his second wife, actress Fiona Victory.

Usually with

Renny Harlin
Renny Harlin
(2 films)
Mike Figgis
Mike Figgis
(1 films)
Michael Haley
Michael Haley
(1 films)
Oswald Morris
Oswald Morris
(2 films)
Clive Donner
Clive Donner
(3 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Kenneth Cranham (48 films)

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Actor

Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool, 1h46
Directed by Paul McGuigan
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Biography, Comedy-drama, Romance
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about cancer
Actors Annette Bening, Jamie Bell, Vanessa Redgrave, Julie Walters, Kenneth Cranham, Leanne Best
Roles Joe Turner
Rating66% 3.348673.348673.348673.348673.34867
Dans les années 1970, on diagnostique un cancer du sein à l'actrice américaine Gloria Grahame (notamment oscarisée en 1953 pour Les Ensorcelés). Elle part alors vivre à Liverpool avec le jeune Peter Turner.
Maleficent
Maleficent (2014)
, 1h35
Directed by Robert Stromberg
Origin USA
Genres Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Romance
Themes Films about animals, Feminist films, Films about magic and magicians, Films about sexuality, Rape in fiction, Films about dragons, Witches in film, Musical films, Political films, Children's films, Films about royalty
Actors Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Sharlto Copley, Juno Temple, Sam Riley, Miranda Richardson
Roles King Henry
Rating69% 3.4999753.4999753.4999753.4999753.499975
A powerful fairy named Maleficent lives in the Moors, a magical forest realm bordering a corrupt human kingdom. As a young girl, she befriends and falls in love with a human peasant boy named Stefan (Michael Higgins), whose affection for Maleficent is overshadowed by his ambition to someday become king. As the two grow older, they become estranged, and Maleficent becomes protector of the Moors. When King Henry (Kenneth Cranham) tries to conquer the Moors, Maleficent (Angelina Jolie) commands primeval forces and makes him retreat. Fatally wounded in battle, he declares that whoever kills Maleficent will be named his successor and will marry Princess Leila, his only daughter.
The Legend of Hercules, 1h39
Directed by Renny Harlin
Origin USA
Genres Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Peplum
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Films based on mythology, Films based on Greco-Roman mythology, Dans la Grèce mythologique, Films based on Greco-Roman mythology
Actors Kellan Lutz, Liam McIntyre, Roxanne McKee, Gaia Weiss, Johnathon Schaech, Scott Adkins
Roles Lucius
Rating42% 2.1025652.1025652.1025652.1025652.102565
In 1200 BC ancient Greece, King Amphitryon of Tiryns invades Argos. Amphitryon eventually fights rival King Galenus in personal combat, killing Galenus and seizing his kingdom. Queen Alcmene is disgusted by her husband's thirst for power and warmongering. She prays to Hera for guidance and Hera, wife of Zeus, tells her that she will allow Zeus to impregnate Alcemene with the savior of her people, a demi-god son to be named Hercules. The only other witness to this is Chiron, the queen's loyal adviser. Amphitryon names his new "son" Alcides, though Alcmene secretly acknowledges his true name as Hercules.
Closed Circuit, 1h36
Directed by John Crowley
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Films about terrorism
Actors Eric Bana, Rebecca Hall, Ciarán Hinds, Jim Broadbent, Isaac Hempstead Wright, Barbora Bobulova
Roles Cameron Fischer
Rating61% 3.098383.098383.098383.098383.09838
The film opens with a crowded London market (borough market) being destroyed through an explosive terrorist attack. Farroukh Erdogan is detained as the primary suspect and mastermind of the attack while his two alleged co-conspirators are killed in attempts to apprehend them (unseen to the viewer).
Suspension of Disbelief
Directed by Mike Figgis
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Thriller
Themes Films about films, Mise en scène d'un scénariste
Actors Sebastien Koch, Emilia Fox, Eoin Macken, Lotte Verbeek, Rebecca Night, Frances de la Tour
Roles Bullock
Rating44% 2.2226052.2226052.2226052.2226052.222605
Un scénariste (Koch) est obsédé par la mort d'une jeune femme (Verbeek)…
5 Days of War, 2h
Directed by Renny Harlin
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Thriller, Comedy, Action, Historical, Romance
Themes Films about writers, Films about journalists
Actors Andy García, Val Kilmer, Richard Coyle, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Rupert Friend, Johnathon Schaech
Roles Michael Stilton, an English war reporter
Rating56% 2.8011152.8011152.8011152.8011152.801115
In 2007, during the Iraq War, a Georgian contingent of the coalition forces saves the life of American reporter Thomas Anders (Rupert Friend), although one of his colleagues (Heather Graham) is killed in the process. One year later, in 2008, he returns to Los Angeles, California but soon goes to Georgia on the advice of some of his friends in Tbilisi, who suspect that a large conflict is brewing. He, along with his cameraman Sebastian Ganz (Richard Coyle), delve deeper into Georgian life as conflict escalates and they get caught in the crossfire when an air raid strikes a local wedding they stumble upon. With members of the wedding party (Emmanuelle Chriqui), and the help of a Georgian soldier (Johnathon Schaech) who had earlier saved them in Iraq, their mission becomes getting their footage of an atrocity by Russian irregulars out of the country. But they find themselves faced with international apathy due to the opening of the 2008 Olympic Games. Their flight leads them to the Battle of Gori.
Made in Dagenham, 1h53
Directed by Nigel Cole
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Biography, Comedy, Historical
Themes Feminist films, Politique, Films about the labor movement, Political films
Actors Sally Hawkins, Bob Hoskins, Miranda Richardson, Geraldine James, Rosamund Pike, Andrea Riseborough
Roles Monty Taylor
Rating71% 3.596343.596343.596343.596343.59634
Rita O'Grady (a fictional character) leads the 1968 Ford sewing machinists strike at the Ford Dagenham plant, where female workers walk out in protest against sexual discrimination, demanding equal pay. The strike is successful and leads to the Equal Pay Act 1970.
Valkyrie
Valkyrie (2008)
, 2h
Directed by Bryan Singer
Origin German
Genres Drama, War, Thriller, Historical
Themes Hitler, Political films
Actors Tom Cruise, Kenneth Branagh, Bill Nighy, Tom Wilkinson, Carice van Houten, Terence Stamp
Roles Field Marshal Wilhelm Keitel
Rating70% 3.5487453.5487453.5487453.5487453.548745
During World War II, Wehrmacht Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg (Cruise) is severely wounded during an RAF air raid in Tunisia, losing his right hand, the ring and pinkie finger on his left hand, and his left eye, and is evacuated home to Nazi Germany. Meanwhile, Major General Henning von Tresckow (Branagh) attempts to assassinate Adolf Hitler by smuggling a bomb aboard the Führer's personal airplane. The bomb, however, is a dud and fails to detonate, and Tresckow flies to Berlin in order to safely retrieve it. After learning that the Gestapo has arrested Major General Hans Oster, he orders General Olbricht (Nighy) to find a replacement. After recruiting Stauffenberg into the German Resistance, Olbricht presents Stauffenberg at a meeting of the secret committee which has coordinated previous attempts on Hitler's life. The members include General Ludwig Beck (Stamp), Dr. Carl Goerdeler (McNally), and Erwin von Witzleben (Schofield). Stauffenberg is stunned to learn that no plans exist on the subject of what is to be done after Hitler's assassination.
Hot Fuzz
Hot Fuzz (2007)
, 2h1
Directed by Edgar Wright
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy, Comedy thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Serial killer films, Buddy films
Actors Nick Frost, Simon Pegg, Jim Broadbent, Timothy Dalton, Martin Freeman, Bill Nighy
Roles James Reaper
Rating78% 3.948293.948293.948293.948293.94829
Police Constable Nicholas Angel, a high-achieving member of the Metropolitan Police Service, is promoted to Sergeant but it comes with being transferred to the village of Sandford, Gloucestershire, for being too good at his job while making his colleagues look bad by comparison due to his skills. Angel finds the town is generally devoid of any crime, with its local Neighbourhood Watch Alliance (NWA) helping to keep the peace as everyone prepares for the "Village of the Year" award contest. Angel finds minor instances of disorderly conduct, during which he confiscates a shed full of unlicensed fire arms including a naval mine, pursues an escaped swan, and arrests a drunk driver who turns out to be his new partner PC Danny Butterman, the son of town chief Inspector, Frank Butterman.
Sinking of the Lusitania: Terror at Sea, 1h30
Genres Drama, War, Documentary, Historical
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Submarine films, Political films, Disaster films
Actors John Hannah, Kenneth Cranham, Ronald France
Roles Captain Turner
Rating68% 3.4343353.4343353.4343353.4343353.434335
"Remember the Lusitania! Avenge the Lusitania!" These are the words that inspired many young US citizens to volunteer for service during the First World War. The sinking of this great British oceangoing liner provoked outrage around the world on an unprecedented scale. On May 7, 1915, a German torpedo sent the ship to the bottom of the North Atlantic Ocean in just 18 minutes—its speedy descent into the depths occurring far too fast for most of those aboard to make it to the lifeboats. Of the 1,962 passengers and crew on board, 1,200 were lost, including 94 children and, crucially, 128 US civilians, many of whom were prominent figures. President Woodrow Wilson's neutral stance started to crack. All over the country there were calls for the United States to take up arms against Germany. In many ways, the Lusitania tragedy was the major turning point of the Great War, and perhaps the single greatest factor that eventually brought the USA into the war in April 1917.
A Good Year, 1h58
Directed by Ridley Scott
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about families, La provence
Actors Russell Crowe, Albert Finney, Marion Cotillard, Didier Bourdon, Abbie Cornish, Tom Hollander
Roles Sir Nigel
Rating69% 3.4984053.4984053.4984053.4984053.498405
In the prologue, a young Max Skinner, whose parents have died in an accident, spends his childhood summer holidays learning to appreciate the finer things in life at his Uncle Henry's vineyard estate in Provence in south-eastern France. Some 25 years later, Max is an unethical yet very successful hard-working London-based bond trader with a large portion sense of humour.
Mangal Pandey: The Rising, 2h30
Directed by Ketan Mehta
Origin Inde
Genres Drama, Biography
Themes Films about music and musicians, Films about religion, Musical films, Political films, Films about Islam, Bollywood
Actors Aamir Khan, Rani Mukherjee, Toby Stephens, Ameesha Patel, Kiron Kher, Om Puri
Roles Kent
Rating66% 3.348483.348483.348483.348483.34848
The film begins in 1857, when a large part of India was under the control of the British East India Company. Mangal Pandey (Aamir Khan) is a sepoy, a soldier of Indian origin, in the army of the East India Company. Pandey is fighting in the Anglo-Afghan Wars and saves the life of his British commanding officer, William Gordon (portrayed by Toby Stephens). Gordon is indebted to Pandey and a strong friendship develops between them, transcending both rank and race.