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Phoebe Nicholls is a Actor British born on 7 april 1957 at London (United-kingdom)

Phoebe Nicholls

Phoebe Nicholls
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Birth name Sarah Phoebe Nicholls
Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 7 april 1957 (67 years) at London (United-kingdom)

Sarah Phoebe Nicholls (born 7 April 1957) is an English film, television and stage actress. She is known for her roles as Cordelia Flyte in Brideshead Revisited and as the mother of John Merrick in The Elephant Man.


Nicholls trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama. Nicholls married Brideshead Revisited director Charles Sturridge on 6 July 1985; they have two sons and a daughter.

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Anton Lesser
Anton Lesser
(4 films)
David Lynch
David Lynch
(1 films)
Michael Bay
Michael Bay
(1 films)
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Filmography of Phoebe Nicholls (24 films)

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The Electrical Life of Louis Wain
Directed by Will Sharpe
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Biography, Comedy, Historical
Themes Peinture
Actors Benedict Cumberbatch, Claire Foy, Richard Ellef Ayoade, Andrea Riseborough, Toby Jones, Stacy Martin
Roles Mrs Wain
Rating68% 3.400663.400663.400663.400663.40066
Focus sur le parcours du peintre anglais Louis Wain, connu pour ses représentations de chats notamment anthropomorphes avec de grands yeux. Il a développé des symptômes psychiatriques ressemblant à la schizophrénie. Aujourd'hui, les historiens pensent davantage au syndrôme d'Asperger.
Berlin, I Love You, 2h
Directed by Til Schweiger, Dianna Agron, Josef Rusnak, Massy Tadjedin, Peter Chelsom, Dennis Gansel, Dani Levy, Fernando Eimbcke
Origin German
Genres Drama, Anthology film, Romance
Actors Helen Mirren, Keira Knightley, Patrick Dempsey, Mickey Rourke, Diego Luna, Jim Sturgess
Roles Capucine
Rating47% 2.3529652.3529652.3529652.3529652.352965
Après les films à sketches Paris, je t'aime et New York, I Love You, c'est au tour de la capitale berlinoise d'être passée au crible par divers grands réalisateurs. 10 segments sont attendus.
Transformers: The Last Knight, 2h29
Directed by Michael Bay
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Jeu, Films about toys, Robot films
Actors Mark Wahlberg, Nicola Peltz, Peter Cullen, Frank Welker, John Goodman, Gemma Chan
Roles Aunt Helen
Rating52% 2.6146152.6146152.6146152.6146152.614615
Les humains sont en guerre contre les Transformers. Optimus a disparu. Cade Yeager, Bumblebee, un Lord et une aristocrate professeur d'Oxford faisant partie des Witwiccans s'allient pour contrer la menace qui arrive. Optimus est de retour changé en Némésis Prime par Quintessa, la créatrice des Transformers qui cherche à s'emparer du bâton de Merlin pour tuer la Terre, Unicron. Car la survie de l'humanité réside dans l'histoire cachée des Transformers sur Terre remontant à la légende arthurienne.
The Scapegoat, 1h40
Directed by Charles Sturridge
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Adventure
Actors Matthew Rhys, Andrew Scott, Eileen Atkins, Jodhi May, Alice Orr-Ewing, Sheridan Smith
Roles Charlotte
Rating71% 3.5932653.5932653.5932653.5932653.593265
There are significant differences between this adaptation and the original novel. Whereas the action of the novel takes place in France, this screen version is set in the UK in 1952 as Britain prepares for the Coronation.
Clapham Junction, 1h39
Directed by Adrian Shergold
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama
Actors David Jeremy Leon, James Wilby, Joseph Mawle, Rachael Blake, Samantha Bond, Luke Treadaway
Roles Natasha
Rating71% 3.593323.593323.593323.593323.59332
D'une cérémonie pour un mariage civil homosexuel jusqu'à un diner un peu houleux, cinq histoires se croisent à Londres de l'école au travail, des bars aux clubs pendant une chaude nuit d'été.
The Trial of Tony Blair
Directed by Simon Cellan Jones
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Documentary films about politics, Political films
Actors Robert Lindsay, Phoebe Nicholls, Peter Mullan, Alexander Armstrong, Claire Skinner, Adrian Scarborough
Roles Cherie Blair
Rating64% 3.237913.237913.237913.237913.23791
A short time before the 2010 general election, Tony Blair goes on British television and gives a political broadcast, in which he announces his resignation from his position as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Hawking (2004)
, 1h30
Directed by Philip Martin
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama
Actors Benedict Cumberbatch, Michael Brandon, Lisa Dillon, Phoebe Nicholls, Adam Godley, Peter Firth
Roles Isobel Hawking
Rating73% 3.694553.694553.694553.694553.69455
At Stephen's 21st birthday party he meets a new friend, Jane Wilde. There is a strong attraction between the two and Jane is intrigued by Stephen's talk of stars and the universe, but realises that there is something very wrong with Stephen when he suddenly finds that he is unable to stand up. A stay in hospital results in a horrifying diagnosis. Stephen is suffering from motor neurone disease and doctors don't expect him to survive for more than two years. Stephen returns to Cambridge where the new term has started without him. But he cannot hide from the reality of his condition through work because he can't find a subject for his PhD. While his colleagues throw themselves into academic and college life, Stephen's life seems to have been put on hold. He rejects the help of his supervisor Denis Sciama and sinks into a depression. It is only Stephen's occasional meetings with Jane and her faith in him that seem to keep him afloat. The prevailing theory in cosmology at the time is Steady State, which argues that the universe had no beginning – it has always existed, and always will – and Steady State is dominated by Professor Fred Hoyle, a plain-speaking Yorkshireman, and one of the first science TV pundits. Stephen gets an early glimpse of a paper by Hoyle that is to be presented at a Royal Society lecture.
Shackleton (TV serial), 3h26
Directed by Charles Sturridge
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Biography, Action, Adventure, Historical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Kenneth Branagh, Kevin McNally, John Grillo, Eve Best, Lorcan Cranitch, Embeth Davidtz
Roles Emily Shackleton
Rating76% 3.811173.811173.811173.811173.81117
The films tells the true story of explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton (Kenneth Branagh) and his 1914 Antarctic expedition on the ship Endurance. The story begins with him planning the expedition and finding sponsors, particularly Sir James Caird. Shackleton's goal is to drive dog sled teams from one side of Antarctica to the other, which would make Britain the first nation to undertake such a trans-continental journey.
The Miracle Maker, 1h32
Directed by Stanislav Sokolov
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Historical, Animation
Themes Films about religion, Films about sexuality, Films based on the Bible, Portrayals of Jesus in film, Films about virginity
Actors Ralph Fiennes, Julie Christie, Richard E. Grant, Ian Holm, Rebecca Callard, Michael Bryant
Roles Mary (voice)
Rating70% 3.5340153.5340153.5340153.5340153.534015
The film opens in ‘Sepphoris, Upper Galilee, Year 90 of the Roman Occupation.’ Jairus and his sick daughter Tamar are travelling to meet their friend Cleopas, who knows a doctor that may be able to help Tamar. However, the doctor is only able to offer painkillers, confiding to Jairus that there is nothing else which can be done. While Jairus is with the doctor, Tamar witnesses Jesus, one of the carpenters building a new synagogue, protect a deranged woman, Mary Magdalene, from being attacked by the townspeople. Jesus leaves his job, and goes to visit his mother, Mary. While he is there, Mary recalls his birth, the visit of the Wise Men, and how a young Jesus went missing during Passover and was found conferring with the elders at the Temple, who were amazed at his understanding of the scriptures. After leaving his mother's house, Jesus travels to the Jordan River to be baptised by John the Baptist. When Jesus rises out of the water, a voice from Heaven declares, "This is my beloved son," and the Holy Spirit descends on him as a dove. After his baptism, Jesus wanders out into the wilderness, where he is repeatedly tempted by Satan. After Jesus rebukes Satan temptations and leaves the wilderness, he is met by his friend Lazarus. Jesus returns to Lazarus' home, where he is hosted by Lazarus’ sisters, Martha and Mary.
FairyTale: A True Story, 1h35
Directed by Charles Sturridge
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Fantastic, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Les fées, Children's films
Actors Peter O'Toole, Harvey Keitel, Florence Hoath, Paul McGann, Elizabeth Inglis, Joseph May
Roles Polly Wright
Rating64% 3.248093.248093.248093.248093.24809
Early 20th Century Europe was a time and place rife with conflicting forces, from the battlefields of World War I to the peaceful countryside of rural England. Scientific advances such as electric light and photography appeared magical to some; spiritualism was championed by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle while his friend Harry Houdini decried false mediums who prey upon grieving families. J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan charmed theatergoers of all ages. Young Frances Griffiths, whose father is missing in action, arrives by train to stay with her cousin Elsie Wright in rural Yorkshire.
Persuasion (1995)
, 1h47
Directed by Roger Michell
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Amanda Root, Ciarán Hinds, Fiona Shaw, Corin Redgrave, Susan Fleetwood, Sophie Thompson
Roles Elizabeth Elliot
Rating76% 3.844253.844253.844253.844253.84425
The film opens by cutting back and forth between scenes of a naval ship carrying Admiral Croft (John Woodvine), and a buggy carrying Mr. Shepherd (David Collings) and his daughter Mrs. Clay (Felicity Dean) to Kellynch Hall. Shepherd and Clay are accosted by creditors due to the debts owed by the residence's owner, Sir Walter Elliot (Corin Redgrave), while Croft discusses the end of the Napoleonic Wars with fellow men of the navy. Sir Walter, a vain foppish baronet, is faced with financial ruin unless he retrenches. Though Sir Walter initially opposes the idea, he eventually agrees to temporarily move to Bath while the hall is let; the idea came from Shepherd, family friend Lady Russell (Susan Fleetwood), and Sir Walter's second eldest daughter, the intelligent Anne (Amanda Root).
Heart of Darkness
Directed by Nicolas Roeg
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films set in Africa
Actors Tim Roth, John Malkovich, Isaac de Bankolé, James Fox, Iman, Allan Corduner
Roles The Intended
Rating57% 2.852182.852182.852182.852182.85218
Ivory trader Captain Charles Marlowe (Roth) is sent up the Congo River to retrieve cargo, and along the way, learns of the successful and enigmatic trader Kurtz (Malkovich), who is worshiped as a god by the natives.
Maurice (1987)
, 2h20
Directed by James Ivory
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors James Wilby, Hugh Grant, Rupert Graves, Ben Kingsley, Denholm Elliott, Simon Callow
Roles Anne Durham
Rating75% 3.799013.799013.799013.799013.79901
During a trip to a windswept beach, Maurice Hall, an 11-year-old schoolboy, receives instructions about the "sacred mysteries" of sex from his teacher, who wants to explain to the fatherless boy the changes he would experience in puberty.
Ordeal by Innocence, 1h30
Directed by Desmond Davis, Alan Birkinshaw
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Thriller, Crime
Actors Donald Sutherland, Faye Dunaway, Christopher Plummer, Michael Elphick, Sarah Miles, Ian McShane
Roles Tina Argyle
Rating51% 2.554062.554062.554062.554062.55406
Alors qu'il purge sa peine pour le meurtre de sa mère, meurtre qu'il nie en bloc, Jacko Argyle décède en prison. Deux ans après cet évènement, le témoin qui aurait dû lui servir d'alibi apparaît soudainement et veut prouver son innocence. La famille du détenu doit alors faire face à la suspicion, une suspicion qui se pose sur chacun d'eux, et au fait que le vrai meurtrier est encore parmi eux.
Ordeal by Innocence, 1h30
Directed by Desmond Davis, Alan Birkinshaw
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Thriller, Crime
Actors Donald Sutherland, Faye Dunaway, Christopher Plummer, Brian Glover, Sarah Miles, Cassie Stuart
Roles Tina Argyle
Rating51% 2.554062.554062.554062.554062.55406
Paleontologist Dr. Arthur Calgary visits the Argyle family to give them an address book that belongs to Jack Argyle. But he is told that Jack has been executed for the murder of his adoptive mother two years ago. But the address book can prove that Jack was innocent, so Dr. Calgary starts the investigation all over.