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Paul Jesson is a Actor born on 1 january 1946 at Hitchin (United-kingdom)

Paul Jesson

Paul Jesson
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Birth name Paul George Jackson
Birth 1 january 1946 (75 years) at Hitchin (United-kingdom)
Awards Laurence Olivier Award

Paul Jesson (born Paul George Jackson, 6 July 1946) is an English stage, television and film actor and an Associate Artist of the Royal Shakespeare Company.

He has played leading roles at the National Theatre and the RSC and won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role 1986 for his role in The Normal Heart at The Royal Court. He was nominated for a Scottish Critics' Award 2004 for his portrayal of Willy Loman in Death of a Salesman at the Royal Lyceum, Edinburgh. He played the Earl of Gloucester in the Donmar Theatre production of King Lear with Derek Jacobi, Maurice Montgomery in Nicholas Wright's Travelling Light at the National Theatre and appeared in Caryl Churchill's Love and Information at the Royal Court (2012). Recent film: Brutus in Coriolanus directed by and starring Ralph Fiennes, Nae Caranfil's Closer to the Moon and David Hare's Wall. He plays William Turner, father of JMW Turner in Mike Leigh's 2014 film Mr. Turner. He returned to the RSC to play Cardinal Wolsey in Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies at Stratford-upon-Avon and at the Aldwych Theatre, London. The productions are currently at the Winter Garden on Broadway. Later in 2015 he will appear as Roy in The Trials of Jimmy Rose, which stars Ray Winstone, for Granada TV. He is a board member of Out of Joint and a tutor at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

Best films

Mr. Turner (2014)

Usually with

Mike Leigh
Mike Leigh
(4 films)
Richard Pope
Richard Pope
(3 films)
Nina Gold
Nina Gold
(4 films)
Marion Bailey
Marion Bailey
(3 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Paul Jesson (10 films)

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Marrowbone (2017)
, 1h50
Directed by Sergio G. Sánchez
Origin Espagne
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror
Actors Anya Taylor-Joy, George MacKay, Charlie Heaton, Mia Goth, Kyle Soller, Tom Fisher
Roles Doctor
Rating67% 3.358373.358373.358373.358373.35837
Jack, ses deux frères, leur sœur et leur mère, en fuite, se réfugient à Marrowbone, une ferme isolée abandonnée depuis des années et qui appartenait à leur grand-tante. Leur mère y décède des suites d'une maladie. Par peur d'être séparés et placés dans des foyers différents, ils décident d'enterrer son cadavre dans le jardin et de continuer à faire croire qu'elle est toujours vivante. Un jour, alors qu'ils sont isolés du monde extérieur, un notaire débarque chez eux pour demander à leur mère de signer un testament. La demeure est également hantée et renferme un secret dans le grenier…
The Children Act, 1h45
Directed by Richard Eyre
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama
Actors Emma Thompson, Stanley Tucci, Jason Watkins, Ben Chaplin, Eileen Walsh, Anthony Calf
Roles Humphrey
Rating66% 3.345793.345793.345793.345793.34579
Fiona Maye est juge aux affaires familiales à la Haute Cour de justice d’Angleterre et du pays de Galles. Accaparée par son métier, elle délaisse son mari, qui lui annonce qu'il va la tromper.
Mr. Turner
Mr. Turner (2014)
, 2h30
Directed by Mike Leigh
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Biography, Historical
Themes Peinture
Actors Timothy Spall, Roger Ashton-Griffiths, Dorothy Atkinson, Paul Jesson, Jamie Thomas King, Lesley Manville
Roles William Turner Snr
Rating67% 3.397493.397493.397493.397493.39749
A look at the last quarter century of the great British painter J. M. W. Turner. Profoundly affected by the death of his esteemed father, loved by his housekeeper, Hannah Danby, whom he takes for granted and occasionally exploits sexually, he forms a close and loving relationship with a seaside landlady with whom he eventually lives incognito in Chelsea, where he dies.
Closer to the Moon, 1h52
Origin Roumanie
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors Vera Farmiga, Mark Strong, Harry Lloyd, Joe Armstrong, Christian McKay, Anton Lesser
Roles Studio Manager
Rating68% 3.4484653.4484653.4484653.4484653.448465
Post-war Communist Romania: In 1959 Bucharest, members of Romania's high society Max Rosenthal (Mark Strong), Alice Bercovich (Vera Farmiga), Dumi Dorneanu (Tim Plester), Răzvan Orodel (Joe Armstrong) and Iorgu Ristea (Christian McKay), known collectively as Ioanid Gang, announce to a crowd that they are shooting a film. A young café worker, Virgil (Harry Lloyd), is among the witnesses. Under the guise of making this film, the Ioanid Gang perform a heist of the National Bank of Romania. The following day, Virgil loiters around a film set and encounters the director, Flaviu (Allan Corduner), who requests him to buy vodka and give it to him whenever he asks.
Coriolanus (2011)
, 2h2
Directed by Ralph Fiennes
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, War, Thriller, Action
Themes Théâtre, Political films, Films based on plays, Films based on works by William Shakespeare
Actors Ralph Fiennes, Gerard Butler, Vanessa Redgrave, Brian Cox, Jessica Chastain, Paul Jesson
Roles Tribune Brutus
Rating60% 3.048683.048683.048683.048683.04868
In a contemporary day alternate version of Rome, riots are in progress after stores of grain are withheld from citizens and civil liberties are reduced due to a war between Rome and neighbouring Volsci. The rioters are particularly angry at Caius Martius (Ralph Fiennes), a brilliant Roman general whom they blame for the city's problems. During a march, the rioters encounter Martius, who is openly contemptuous and does not hide his low opinion of the regular citizens. The commander of the Volscian army, Tullus Aufidius (Gerard Butler), who has fought Martius on several occasions and considers him a mortal enemy, swears that the next time they meet in battle will be the last. Martius leads a raid against the Volscian city of Corioles and during the siege, with much of Martius's unit being killed, Martius gathers reinforcements and the Romans take the city. After the battle, Martius and Aufidius meet in single combat, which results in both men being wounded but ends when Aufidius' soldiers drag him away from the fight.
Margaret (2009)

Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy, Documentary, Romance
Themes Political films
Actors Lindsay Duncan, James Fox, Robert Hardy, Ian McDiarmid, Rupert Vansittart, Alan Cox
Roles Kenneth Baker
Rating70% 3.533353.533353.533353.533353.53335
La démission en novembre 1990 de Geoffrey Howe (John Sessions), leader de la Chambre des communes, en protestation contre la politique étrangère de Margaret Thatcher (Lindsay Duncan), débouche sur une crise au sein du Parti conservateur. Michael Heseltine (Oliver Cotton), ancien secrétaire d'État à la Défense, défie le Premier ministre en se portant candidat au leadership du parti. Sûre d'elle et malgré les avertissements de son mari (Ian McDiarmid), Margaret Thatcher néglige de faire campagne elle-même et préfère se rendre à une conférence internationale. Des flashbacks montrent sa campagne contre Ted Heath et son accession à la tête du Parti conservateur en 1975. Mise en ballottage, elle est dissuadée par le Cabinet de se maintenir au second tour et se désiste en faveur de John Major (Michael Maloney).
Vera Drake
Vera Drake (2004)
, 2h5
Directed by Mike Leigh
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Crime
Themes Pregnancy films, Films about sexuality
Actors Imelda Staunton, Richard Graham, Eddie Marsan, Sally Hawkins, Daniel Mays, Lesley Manville
Roles Magistrate
Rating75% 3.7977953.7977953.7977953.7977953.797795
Vera Drake (Imelda Staunton) is devoted to her family, looking after her husband and children, her elderly mother, and a sick neighbour. Her shy daughter, Ethel (Alex Kelly), works in a lightbulb factory, and her son, Sid (Daniel Mays), tailors men's suits. Her husband, Stanley (Phil Davis), is a car mechanic. Although Vera and her family are poor, their strong family bonds hold them together. During her working day as a house cleaner, Vera performs constant small acts of kindness for the many people she encounters.
All or Nothing, 2h8
Directed by Mike Leigh
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Themes Films about families, Transport films, Films about the labor movement, Films about automobiles
Actors Timothy Spall, Lesley Manville, James Corden, Ruth Sheen, Marion Bailey, Paul Jesson
Roles Ron
Rating74% 3.7469853.7469853.7469853.7469853.746985
The film begins with a day nearing end. Rachel, the daughter in the first family, is shown working in a nursing home. Phil, her father, is shown driving people around in his minicab. Penny, Rachel's mother, is shown working as a cashier at Safeway store alongside Maureen, the mother in the second family. When Penny leaves work, she cycles home to find her eighteen-year-old son Rory in a fight with a local boy for taking his football. Rory is a lazy, obese, ill-mannered teenager who stays home all day and doesn't work. Complications with Rory's obesity arise when after an altercation with a gang of youths playing "Piggy in the Middle", he ultimately runs out of breath, begins to hyperventilate and is hospitalised after suffering a heart attack.
The Ploughman's Lunch, 1h47
Directed by Richard Eyre
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama
Actors Jonathan Pryce, Tim Curry, Rosemary Harris, Frank Finlay, David de Keyser, Bill Paterson
Roles Journalist
Rating65% 3.2888153.2888153.2888153.2888153.288815
James Penfield (Pryce) is an ambitious London-based BBC radio reporter, from humble origins but Oxford-educated. He is commissioned to write a book on the Suez Crisis and undertakes this commission, claiming not to be a socialist, at the same time as the 1982 Falklands War is starting to dominate the British media.
Home Sweet Home
Directed by Mike Leigh
Genres Drama
Actors Timothy Spall, Eric Richard, Su Elliott, Frances Barber, Paul Jesson
Rating74% 3.71053.71053.71053.71053.7105
The story of three postmen; "Gordon Leach (Timothy Spall), a slothful couch potato who is in permanent dispute with his svelte wife Hazel (Kay Stonham), who has lost four stone," and who "is offering to entertain ... postman Stan (Eric Richard), when his shifts don't coincide with Gordon's." "Stan's wife ran off with another man when their daughter, Tina, was six. She is now fourteen. As the film progresses, Stan and his domestic arrangements assume a pivotal importance." The third postman Harold Fish (Tim Barker) and his wife June (Su Elliott), have a dead marriage. Stan is having an affair with June Fish.