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Iain Softley is a Director, Scriptwriter and Producer British born on 30 november 1956 at Chiswick (United-kingdom)

Iain Softley

Iain Softley
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Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 30 november 1956 (63 years) at Chiswick (United-kingdom)

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Iain Softley (born 30 October 1956) is an English film director, producer and screenwriter.

Best films

K-PAX (2001)
(Director)
The Wings of the Dove (1997)
(Director)

Usually with

Martin Walsh
Martin Walsh
(3 films)
Ed Shearmur
Ed Shearmur
(4 films)
Ralph Winter
Ralph Winter
(1 films)
Alex Jennings
Alex Jennings
(2 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Iain Softley (8 films)

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Director

Curve
Curve (2015)
, 1h26
Directed by Iain Softley
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror
Actors Julianne Hough, Teddy Sears, Penelope Mitchell
Rating55% 2.751032.751032.751032.751032.75103
A young bride-to-be who deliberately crashes her car off a deserted highway in an attempt to escape from a charming, predatory hitchhiker. When the plan backfires, trapping her in an overturned vehicle, she defends herself against a terrorizing psychopath.
Trap for Cinderella, 1h40
Directed by Iain Softley
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Actors Tuppence Middleton, Kerry Fox, Aneurin Barnard, Alexandra Roach, Stanley Weber, Frances de la Tour
Rating56% 2.800442.800442.800442.800442.80044
The film starts with Micky (Tuppence Middleton), regaining consciousness in an hospital with Dr. Muller (Erich Redman) asking her if she remembers anything. Micky has suffered severe burn injuries and is suffering from amnesia. Over time she under goes reconstructive surgery and during a session of psychotherapy with Dr. Sylvie Wells (Emilia Fox) we are informed that she is 20 years old and lives in London. Her parents died in a car accident when she was 9 years old. Her late aunt, Elinor (Frances de la Tour) took care of her ever since. Elinor had died recently sometime before Micky's accident. In the hospital Micky is shown photographs of her friends and relatives but she can't recognize anybody.
Inkheart
Inkheart (2008)
, 1h47
Directed by Iain Softley
Origin German
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Fantastic, Fantasy, Adventure
Themes Inspiré de l'univers des contes et légendes, Films about magic and magicians
Actors Brendan Fraser, Eliza Hope Bennett, Paul Bettany, Helen Mirren, Rafi Gavron, Andy Serkis
Rating61% 3.052053.052053.052053.052053.05205
Mortimer "Mo" Folchart (Brendan Fraser) and his wife Teresa "Resa" Folchart (Sienna Guillory) are reading the fairy tale "Little Red Riding Hood" to their baby daughter Meggie. As Mo reads the story, a red velvet hood appears as a narrator (Roger Allam) explains that people known as "Silver Tongues" are born with the gift that whenever they read a story out loud, the story becomes real.
The Skeleton Key, 1h44
Directed by Iain Softley
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Fantastic, Horror
Themes Films about religion
Actors Kate Hudson, Gena Rowlands, Peter Sarsgaard, John Hurt, Joy Bryant, Forrest Landis
Rating65% 3.2506153.2506153.2506153.2506153.250615
Caroline Ellis (Kate Hudson) is a New Orleans Hospice Aide who takes the position as caregiver at an isolated plantation house in the bayous of southern Louisiana. The lady of the house, Violet Devereaux (Gena Rowlands), looks after her husband Benjamin Devereaux (John Hurt), who has had a stroke. With some prompting from the family's estate lawyer, Luke Marshall (Peter Sarsgaard), Caroline accepts the position.
K-PAX
K-PAX (2001)
, 2h1
Directed by Iain Softley
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Fantastic
Themes Medical-themed films, Psychologie, Films based on science fiction novels, Films about psychiatry, Films set in psychiatric hospitals
Actors Kevin Spacey, Jeff Bridges, Mary McCormack, Alfre Woodard, David Patrick Kelly, Celia Weston
Rating73% 3.6990553.6990553.6990553.6990553.699055
After claiming he is an extraterrestrial from the planet 'K-PAX', 1,000 light years away in the Lyra constellation, prot (uncapitalized and pronounced with a long O) is committed to the Psychiatric Institute of Manhattan. There, psychiatrist Dr. Mark Powell attempts to cure him of his apparent delusions. However, prot is unwavering in his ability to provide cogent answers to questions about himself, K-PAX and its civilizations. Dr. Powell introduces him to a group of astrophysicists, to whom prot displays a level of knowledge that puzzles them.
The Wings of the Dove, 1h43
Directed by Iain Softley
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Helena Bonham Carter, Linus Roache, Alison Elliott, Charlotte Rampling, Elizabeth McGovern, Michael Gambon
Rating70% 3.548873.548873.548873.548873.54887
In 1910 London, England, Kate Croy (Helena Bonham Carter) lives under the careful watch of her domineering Aunt Maude (Charlotte Rampling), who is determined that the young woman does not follow in the path of her recently deceased mother, whose dissolute husband, Lionel (Michael Gambon), squandered her wealth in order to support his opium addiction. Maude wants Kate to marry the well-off Lord Mark (Alex Jennings), who has a title and estates, despite the fact that Kate does not love him. Kate is dependent on her wealthy aunt's goodwill but abandons her plans to defy her aunt when she is reminded that her father is at Maud's mercy as well. Kate's boyfriend, the financially struggling muckraking journalist Merton Densher (Linus Roache), wants to marry her, but is skeptical of Kate's intentions. despite her pleas for him to wait as she tries to find a way out of her dilemma.
Hackers
Hackers (1995)
, 1h47
Directed by Iain Softley
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Films about computing, Sécurité informatique
Actors Jonny Lee Miller, Angelina Jolie, Jesse Bradford, Matthew Lillard, Fisher Stevens, Lorraine Bracco
Rating62% 3.14943.14943.14943.14943.1494
In 1988, 11-year-old Dade "Zero Cool" Murphy is arrested and charged with crashing 1,507 computer systems in a single day and causing a single-day 7-point drop in the New York Stock Exchange. His family is fined $45,000 for the events and he is banned from using computers or touch-tone telephones until he is 18 years old. Seven years later, Dade (Jonny Lee Miller), is now living with his divorced mother in New York City. On Dade's 18th birthday, he receives a computer and uses social engineering to hack into a local television station's computer network, changing the current TV program to an episode of The Outer Limits. However, Dade's intrusion is countered by another hacker (handle "Acid Burn") on the same network, and they briefly converse, with Dade identifying himself by a new alias: "Crash Override".
Backbeat
Backbeat (1994)
, 1h40
Directed by Iain Softley
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Biography, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Sheryl Lee, Stephen Dorff, Ian Hart, Jennifer Ehle, Albert Welling, Kai Wiesinger
Rating65% 3.296413.296413.296413.296413.29641
Les Beatles se rendent à Hambourg (Allemagne) pour une série d'engagements dans les clubs du quartier chaud de Sankt Pauli. Ils essayent de se faire remarquer par un éditeur pour enregistrer un disque. Ils y rencontreront Astrid Kirchherr et Klaus Voormann. Le film se concentre sur les rapports entre John Lennon et Stuart Sutcliffe et sur l'histoire d'amour de ce dernier avec Astrid Kirchherr. Sutcliffe quitte les Beatles pour s'installer à Hambourg avec sa promise, laissant la basse à Paul McCartney, et tandis que le groupe de Liverpool progresse vers la célébrité, il décède à 21 ans d'une hémorragie cérébrale…

Scriptwriter

Trap for Cinderella, 1h40
Directed by Iain Softley
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Actors Tuppence Middleton, Kerry Fox, Aneurin Barnard, Alexandra Roach, Stanley Weber, Frances de la Tour
Rating56% 2.800442.800442.800442.800442.80044
The film starts with Micky (Tuppence Middleton), regaining consciousness in an hospital with Dr. Muller (Erich Redman) asking her if she remembers anything. Micky has suffered severe burn injuries and is suffering from amnesia. Over time she under goes reconstructive surgery and during a session of psychotherapy with Dr. Sylvie Wells (Emilia Fox) we are informed that she is 20 years old and lives in London. Her parents died in a car accident when she was 9 years old. Her late aunt, Elinor (Frances de la Tour) took care of her ever since. Elinor had died recently sometime before Micky's accident. In the hospital Micky is shown photographs of her friends and relatives but she can't recognize anybody.
Backbeat
Backbeat (1994)
, 1h40
Directed by Iain Softley
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Biography, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Sheryl Lee, Stephen Dorff, Ian Hart, Jennifer Ehle, Albert Welling, Kai Wiesinger
Rating65% 3.296413.296413.296413.296413.29641
Les Beatles se rendent à Hambourg (Allemagne) pour une série d'engagements dans les clubs du quartier chaud de Sankt Pauli. Ils essayent de se faire remarquer par un éditeur pour enregistrer un disque. Ils y rencontreront Astrid Kirchherr et Klaus Voormann. Le film se concentre sur les rapports entre John Lennon et Stuart Sutcliffe et sur l'histoire d'amour de ce dernier avec Astrid Kirchherr. Sutcliffe quitte les Beatles pour s'installer à Hambourg avec sa promise, laissant la basse à Paul McCartney, et tandis que le groupe de Liverpool progresse vers la célébrité, il décède à 21 ans d'une hémorragie cérébrale…

Producer

Inkheart
Inkheart (2008)
, 1h47
Directed by Iain Softley
Origin German
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Fantastic, Fantasy, Adventure
Themes Inspiré de l'univers des contes et légendes, Films about magic and magicians
Actors Brendan Fraser, Eliza Hope Bennett, Paul Bettany, Helen Mirren, Rafi Gavron, Andy Serkis
Roles Producer
Rating61% 3.052053.052053.052053.052053.05205
Mortimer "Mo" Folchart (Brendan Fraser) and his wife Teresa "Resa" Folchart (Sienna Guillory) are reading the fairy tale "Little Red Riding Hood" to their baby daughter Meggie. As Mo reads the story, a red velvet hood appears as a narrator (Roger Allam) explains that people known as "Silver Tongues" are born with the gift that whenever they read a story out loud, the story becomes real.
The Skeleton Key, 1h44
Directed by Iain Softley
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Fantastic, Horror
Themes Films about religion
Actors Kate Hudson, Gena Rowlands, Peter Sarsgaard, John Hurt, Joy Bryant, Forrest Landis
Roles Producer
Rating65% 3.2506153.2506153.2506153.2506153.250615
Caroline Ellis (Kate Hudson) is a New Orleans Hospice Aide who takes the position as caregiver at an isolated plantation house in the bayous of southern Louisiana. The lady of the house, Violet Devereaux (Gena Rowlands), looks after her husband Benjamin Devereaux (John Hurt), who has had a stroke. With some prompting from the family's estate lawyer, Luke Marshall (Peter Sarsgaard), Caroline accepts the position.
Hackers
Hackers (1995)
, 1h47
Directed by Iain Softley
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Films about computing, Sécurité informatique
Actors Jonny Lee Miller, Angelina Jolie, Jesse Bradford, Matthew Lillard, Fisher Stevens, Lorraine Bracco
Roles Executive Producer
Rating62% 3.14943.14943.14943.14943.1494
In 1988, 11-year-old Dade "Zero Cool" Murphy is arrested and charged with crashing 1,507 computer systems in a single day and causing a single-day 7-point drop in the New York Stock Exchange. His family is fined $45,000 for the events and he is banned from using computers or touch-tone telephones until he is 18 years old. Seven years later, Dade (Jonny Lee Miller), is now living with his divorced mother in New York City. On Dade's 18th birthday, he receives a computer and uses social engineering to hack into a local television station's computer network, changing the current TV program to an episode of The Outer Limits. However, Dade's intrusion is countered by another hacker (handle "Acid Burn") on the same network, and they briefly converse, with Dade identifying himself by a new alias: "Crash Override".