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John Shrapnel is a Actor and Scriptwriter British born on 27 april 1942 at Birmingham (United-kingdom)

John Shrapnel

John Shrapnel
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Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 27 april 1942 (77 years) at Birmingham (United-kingdom)

John Shrapnel (born April 27, 1942) is an English actor.

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Tony Palmer
Tony Palmer
(2 films)
Tim Bevan
Tim Bevan
(3 films)
John Hallam
John Hallam
(3 films)
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Filmography of John Shrapnel (28 films)

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Actor

The Awakening, 1h47
Directed by Nick Murphy
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror
Actors Rebecca Hall, Dominic West, Imelda Staunton, John Shrapnel, Lucy Cohu, Isaac Hempstead Wright
Roles Reverend Hugh Purslow
Rating64% 3.2492953.2492953.2492953.2492953.249295
England, 1921. Florence Cathcart (Rebecca Hall) is a published author on supernatural hoaxes who works with the police to expose charlatans and debunk supernatural phenomena. She receives a visit from Robert Mallory (Dominic West), a teacher from a boys boarding school in Cumbria. Robert explains to her that there have been sightings of the ghost of a child at the school, and that it may have been the cause of the recent death of a pupil there. Robert asks Florence for help to figure out why the supernatural events occur. Although Florence originally refuses, Robert's concern for the orphaned kids at the school causes her to change her mind since she is an orphan herself. Florence travels to the school, which was a stately home until 20 years earlier, to investigate the sightings and the recent death. She is welcomed by Maud (Imelda Staunton), the school's housekeeper and matron, who tells Florence that she has read her books and feels like she knows her. After investigation, the ghostly sightings are thought to be a prank led by two boys who have been bullying a lonely, redheaded boy into doing what they want for their approval. With regards to the recent death, Florence deduces that one of the teachers was the last person to see the boy alive and questions him, until he admits to making the young boy stand outside to "man up", after he claimed to have seen the ghost, thus scaring the young boy and causing him to have a fatal asthma attack. The school then closes for half-term with the only occupants being Florence, Robert, Maud and Tom (Isaac Hempstead-Wright), a lonely boy who tells Florence his parents live in India.
Chemical Wedding
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Horror
Themes Films about magic and magicians
Actors Simon Callow, Paul McDowell, John Shrapnel, Terence Bayler, Esmé Bianco, Richard Franklin
Roles Crowley
Rating49% 2.45812.45812.45812.45812.4581
Upon entering a VR machine, Professor Oliver Haddo, a modern Cambridge scholar, becomes possessed by the spirit of the infamous occultist Aleister Crowley, as the machine's program has been corrupted by a former follower of Crowley. Resurrected 50 years after his death, Crowley begins his occult practices anew, seeking a new "scarlet bride" whom he can marry in an occult ceremony which will increase his power.
The Duchess, 1h50
Directed by Saul Dibb, Saul Dibb
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Biography, Historical, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, Rape in fiction, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Keira Knightley, Ralph Fiennes, Hayley Atwell, Charlotte Rampling, Dominic Cooper, Aidan McArdle
Roles General Grey
Rating68% 3.449913.449913.449913.449913.44991
Set in the late 18th century, the story follows the life of Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire. Well known for her beauty and fashion sense, she is also remembered for her extravagance and gambling habits. Despite the blatant infidelities of her husband, the cold and much older William Cavendish, the 5th Duke of Devonshire, Georgiana thrives, becoming a fashion icon, a doting mother, a shrewd political operator, and darling of the common people. In befriending Lady Bess Foster, Georgiana is crushed when Bess and The Duke begin an affair. Despite Georgiana's anger, the Duke wants Bess to remain living with them. Bess later explains to Georgiana that the reason she began the affair with the Duke was so that she could get her children back. The Duke wants a male heir, which the Duchess has not yet provided. The idea is that Bess can, since she already has three sons, of whom the Duke is very fond, treating them as if they were his own.
Mirrors
Mirrors (2008)
, 1h51
Directed by Alexandre Aja
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Fantastic, Horror
Themes Films about children, Demons in film, Ghost films
Actors Kiefer Sutherland, Paula Patton, Amy Smart, Cameron Boyce, Mary Beth Peil, John Shrapnel
Roles Lorenzo Sapelli
Rating61% 3.0500153.0500153.0500153.0500153.050015
A security guard is running through a subway station, he eventually enters a room he cannot escape from and starts begging his reflection in a mirror for his life. Suddenly, his reflection cuts its throat with a mirror shard, killing the "real" security guard.
Elizabeth: The Golden Age, 1h54
Directed by Shekhar Kapur
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Biography, Historical, Romance
Themes Politique, Political films, Films about royalty
Actors Cate Blanchett, Geoffrey Rush, Clive Owen, Rhys Ifans, Jordi Mollá, Abbie Cornish
Roles Lord Howard
Rating67% 3.3994153.3994153.3994153.3994153.399415
In 1585, Catholic Spain ruled by King Philip II of Spain (Jordi Molla) is the most powerful country in the world. Seeing Protestant England as a threat, and in retaliation for English piracy of Spanish ships, Philip declares war. He plans to take over England, and make his daughter Isabella the Queen of England in Elizabeth's place. Meanwhile, Elizabeth I of England (Cate Blanchett) is being pressured to marry by her advisor, Francis Walsingham (Geoffrey Rush). She is ageing and, with no child, the throne will pass to her cousin, Mary, Queen of Scots (Samantha Morton). The Queen is presented with portraits of appropriate suitors, but Elizabeth refuses to marry, particularly to the Charles II, Archduke of Austria (Christian Brassington), who has become infatuated with the Queen. English explorer Walter Raleigh (Clive Owen) is presented at Elizabeth's court, having returned from the New World, and offers her potatoes, tobacco, two Native Americans, and gold from a Spanish ship that he claims was "unable to continue its journey". Elizabeth commands that the Native Americans be treated well, and refuses to accept the gold.
Sparkle
Sparkle (2007)
, 1h44
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy, Romance
Actors Stockard Channing, Shaun Evans, Anthony Head, Bob Hoskins, Lesley Manville, Amanda Ryan
Roles Bernie
Rating61% 3.0526753.0526753.0526753.0526753.052675
Sam Sparkes is a 22-year-old with ambitions: move to London and join the glamorous PR world. When Vince hires Sam as a waiter, he meets his soon-to-be PR boss, Sheila. Sensing opportunity, Sam charms himself a job as Sheila's PA ... and her lover. But when Sam falls for Kate, he instigates a series of family betrayals and romantic mishaps. As balancing his job and love life becomes overwhelming, unexpected twists and uncovered secrets force Sam to choose between his career and the woman of his dreams.
Alien Autopsy, 1h35
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Documentary, Comic science fiction
Themes Comedy science fiction films
Actors Anthony McPartlin, Declan Donnelly, Bill Pullman, Harry Dean Stanton, Götz Otto, Morwenna Banks
Roles Michael Kuhn
Rating58% 2.9005752.9005752.9005752.9005752.900575
In 1995, Ray Santilli, along with his friend Gary Shoefield, go to America to find Elvis memorabilia to sell on the market stall Ray runs in London. Harvey, a former US Army cameraman, sells them a silent black and white film of Elvis performing live, but later returns with an intriguing offer. Harvey takes Ray to Miami, Florida to see a film from 1947 showing the autopsy of an alien supposedly killed in a UFO crash in Roswell, New Mexico. Harvey wants $30,000 for the film. Gary and Ray return to England to look for an investor to give them the money.
Shadow of the Sword, 1h55
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Adventure, Romance
Actors Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Steven Berkoff, Anastasia Griffith, Peter McDonald, Patrick Godfrey, Lee Ingleby
Roles Archbishop
Rating60% 3.04963.04963.04963.04963.0496
The Headsman tells a story of loyalty tested by two friends during Europe's 16th-century Inquisition. Orphans Martin (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) and Georg (Peter McDonald) bond as children, but walk very different paths as adults. Georg follows his calling to join the church, while Martin becomes an army captain. When fate places Martin in the role of executioner, he must choose between friendship and fundamentalist doctrine.
Troy
Troy (2004)
, 2h43
Directed by Wolfgang Petersen
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Action, Adventure, Historical, Peplum
Themes Films based on mythology, Poésie, Films based on Greco-Roman mythology, Political films, Adaptation d'un poème, Dans la Grèce mythologique, Films based on Greco-Roman mythology
Actors Brad Pitt, Eric Bana, Orlando Bloom, Diane Kruger, Peter O'Toole, Rose Byrne
Roles Nestor
Rating71% 3.598753.598753.598753.598753.59875
The opening scene shows the troops of Agamemnon of Mycenae ready to fight against the troops of Triopas of Thessaly. Afterwards, Prince Hector of Troy and his younger brother Paris negotiate a peace treaty with Menelaus, king of Sparta, and celebrate the end of a long and bloody war. Paris, however, is having a secret love affair with Menelaus' wife, Queen Helen, and smuggles her aboard their homebound vessel, much to Hector's fury, as this could lead to war between Troy and Greece. Upon learning of this, Menelaus meets with his elder brother, King Agamemnon of Greece, and asks his help in taking Troy. Agamemnon, who has wanted to conquer Troy for a long time, agrees, since it will give him control of the Aegean Sea. On King Nestor's advice, Agamemnon has Odysseus, King of Ithaca, persuade Achilles to join them. Achilles, who strongly dislikes Agamemnon and his ways, initially refuses, but eventually decides to go after his mother, Thetis, tells him that though he will die, he will be forever remembered.
K-19: The Widowmaker, 2h18
Directed by Kathryn Bigelow
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Historical
Themes La fin du monde, Seafaring films, Politique, Transport films, Underwater action films, Submarine films, Political films, Arme nucléaire, Disaster films, Films about seafaring accidents or incidents
Actors Harrison Ford, Liam Neeson, Peter Sarsgaard, Joss Ackland, John Shrapnel, Donald Sumpter
Roles Admiral Bratyeev
Rating66% 3.348683.348683.348683.348683.34868
In 1961, the Soviet Union launches its first ballistic missile nuclear submarine, the K-19. The ship is led by Captain Alexei Vostrikov, aided by executive officer Mikhail Polenin. Polenin, the original captain, and the crew have served together for some time but Vostrikov's appointment is alleged to have been aided by his wife's political connections. During his first inspection, Vostrikov discovers the submarine's reactor officer to be drunk and asleep on duty. Vostrikov sacks the officer and orders Polenin to request a replacement. The new reactor officer, Vadim Radtchenko, arrives direct from nuclear school having just been fresh from the naval academy, annoying Polenin who thinks Vostrikov was too punitive on the former reactor officer who was competent despite his momentary lapse of judgment. Also, during the preparation period for the sub's launch, the ship's medical officer is killed when struck by an oncoming truck, and is subsequently replaced by the command's foremost medical officer, an army officer who has graciously offered himself in the submarine's time of need, but also privately admits to Vostrikov that as an army officer he has never been out to sea and suffers from motion sickness. During the K-19's official launch, the bottle of champagne fails to break when it strikes the bow; the sailors nervously glance at each other due to this customary sign of bad luck.
The Body
The Body (2001)
, 1h49
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Romance
Themes Films about religion, Political films
Actors Antonio Banderas, Olivia Williams, Jason Flemyng, Derek Jacobi, John Shrapnel, Lillian Lux
Roles Moshe Cohen
Rating54% 2.701112.701112.701112.701112.70111
Dr. Sharon Galban (Williams) finds an ancient skeleton in Jerusalem in a rich man's tomb. Coloration of the wrist and ankle bones indicates the cause of death was crucifixion. Several artifacts, including a gold coin bearing the marks of Pontius Pilate and a jar dating to 32 A.D., date the tomb to the year Christ died. Faint markings on the skull consistent with thorns, the absence of broken leg bones, occupational markers suggesting the deceased was a carpenter, and a nick on the ribs from a pointed object lead authorities to suspect that these could be the bones of Christ. The different reactions of politicians, clerics, religious extremists— some prepared to use terror to gain their ends—to the religious, cultural and political implications of the find, make life difficult and dangerous for the investigators as they seek to unearth the truth.
Gladiator
Gladiator (2000)
, 2h35
Directed by Ridley Scott
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Adventure, Peplum
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about slavery, Films about families, Films about sexuality, Sports films
Actors Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Connie Nielsen, Oliver Reed, Richard Harris, Derek Jacobi
Roles Senator Gaius
Rating81% 4.0698454.0698454.0698454.0698454.069845
In AD 180, Spanish-Roman General Maximus Decimus Meridius leads the Roman army to a decisive victory against the Germanic tribes near Vindobona, ending a long war on the Roman frontier and winning the favor of the Emperor Marcus Aurelius. Maximus, weary of battle, decides to retire at his Spanish farm estate at the Emperor's behest, but the Emperor tells him that his son and heir to the throne, Commodus, is unfit to rule and thus appoints him as regent to help save Rome from corruption. Before he makes his decision, Commodus is confronted by his father who tells him that he will not be emperor. Burdened by grief and believing he was never valued by his father, Commodus kills him.
The 10th Kingdom, 6h57
Directed by David Carson, Herbert Wise
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure, Romance
Themes Films about animals, Films about children, Films about the labor movement, Wolves in film, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Scott Cohen, Ed O'Neill, John Larroquette, Daniel Lapaine, Dianne Wiest
Roles Governor of Prison
Rating83% 4.1976954.1976954.1976954.1976954.197695
In a hidden realm, fairy tale characters inhabit nine magical kingdoms where an Evil Queen plots to rule them. She is trapped in the Fourth Kingdom Prison under the rule of Prince Wendell; the spoiled, arrogant grandson of Snow White. Weeks before his coronation ceremony, the Queen enlists the help of the brutal Troll King and his three children to release her before the Prince makes his annual visit to the prison.
Notting Hill, 2h4
Directed by Roger Michell
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about films, Films about television
Actors Julia Roberts, Hugh Grant, Hugh Bonneville, James Dreyfus, Rhys Ifans, Emma Chambers
Roles PR Chief
Rating71% 3.5505753.5505753.5505753.5505753.550575
William "Will" Thacker (Hugh Grant) owns an independent travel bookshop in Notting Hill. He is divorced and shares his house with an eccentric, uninhibited Welshman named Spike (Rhys Ifans).