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Phyllida Law is a Actor and Producer Ecossaise born on 8 may 1932 at Glasgow (United-kingdom)

Phyllida Law

Phyllida Law
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Birth name Phyllida Ann Law
Nationality Ecosse
Birth 8 may 1932 (87 years) at Glasgow (United-kingdom)
Awards Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire

Phyllida Ann Law, OBE (born 8 May 1932), is a Scottish actress.

Best films

The Time Machine (2002)

Usually with

Emma Thompson
Emma Thompson
(7 films)
Alan Rickman
Alan Rickman
(3 films)
Glenn Close
Glenn Close
(2 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Phyllida Law (35 films)

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A Little Chaos, 1h56
Directed by Alan Rickman
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Themes Politique, Political films, Films about royalty
Actors Kate Winslet, Alan Rickman, Stanley Tucci, Helen McCrory, Matthias Schoenaerts, Jennifer Ehle
Roles Suzanne
Rating64% 3.2465953.2465953.2465953.2465953.246595
After having been appointed by King Louis XIV of France on a project for the gardens of Versailles, landscaper Monsieur André Le Nôtre interviews various contractors for embarking on this project, one of whom is a woman with an unconventional sense of gardening, Sabine de Barra. When noticing her move a plant pot in his garden prior to her interview, André confirms Sabine is not a conformist in gardening, which she explains during the interview as wanting to give something uniquely French and not simply abide by the past.
Albert Nobbs, 1h53
Directed by Rodrigo García
Origin Irlande
Genres Drama
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Transgender in film, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films, Cross-dressing in film
Actors Glenn Close, Mia Wasikowska, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Janet McTeer, Pauline Collins, Jonathan Rhys-Meyers
Roles Mrs. Cavendish
Rating66% 3.34793.34793.34793.34793.3479
Albert Nobbs (Glenn Close) is a woman living as a man in order to find work in the harsh environment of 19th-century Ireland. After living as a male for thirty years, Albert, working as a hotel waiter, is known for his extreme dedication to his job, as well as for a very introverted personality. Albert has been secretly saving all his earnings to buy a tobacco shop to gain some measure of freedom and independence.
Arrietty (2010)
, 1h35
Directed by Hayao Miyazaki, Toshio Suzuki, Hiromasa Yonebayashi
Origin Japon
Genres Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Feminist films, Seafaring films, Transport films, Political films, Children's films
Actors Mirai Shida, Ryūnosuke Kamiki, Shinobu Otake, Keiko Takeshita, Tatsuya Fujiwara, Tomokazu Miura
Roles Sadako (voice: UK version)
Rating75% 3.79983.79983.79983.79983.7998
A boy named Sho/Shawn tells the audience he still remembers the week in summer he spent at his mother's childhood home with his maternal great aunt, Sadako/Jessica, and the house maid, Haru/Hara. When Sho/Shawn arrives at the house on the first day, he sees a cat, Niya, trying to attack something in the bushes but it gives up after it is attacked by a crow. Sho/Shawn gets a glimpse of Arrietty, a young Borrower girl, returning to her home through an underground air vent.
Hallowe'en Party, 1h30
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Crime
Actors David Suchet, Zoë Wanamaker, David Yelland, Amelia Bullmore, Sophie Thompson, Georgia King
Roles Mrs Llewellyn-Smythe
Rating78% 3.940553.940553.940553.940553.94055
Ariadne Oliver prépare Halloween avec une amie et des enfants. L'une d'elle, Joyce, prétend avoir assisté à un meurtre il y a quelques années. Personne ne la croit, sauf qu'elle est retrouvée noyée dans un seau d'eau un peu plus tard. Ariadne fait appel à son ami Poirot pour trouver le meurtrier. Celui-ci est particulièrement intéressé par l'anecdote de la jeune fille...
Miss Austen Regrets, 1h30
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Biography, Documentary, Romance
Actors Olivia Williams, Imogen Poots, Greta Scacchi, Hugh Bonneville, Jack Huston, Samuel Roukin
Roles Mrs. Austen
Rating70% 3.5429053.5429053.5429053.5429053.542905
Le téléfilm s'appuie en grande partie sur certains épisodes réels de la vie de Jane Austen, et notamment sur ses relations avec l'une de ses nièces préférées, Fanny Knight, future Lady Knatchbull, qu'elle aimait « presque comme une sœur » (« almost like a sister »).
Copying Beethoven, 1h44
Directed by Agnieszka Holland
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Films about classical music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Ed Harris, Diane Kruger, Phyllida Law, Joe Anderson, Nicholas Jones, Matthew Goode
Roles Mother Canisius
Rating67% 3.398433.398433.398433.398433.39843
It is set in 1824 as Beethoven (Ed Harris) is finishing his Ninth Symphony. He is plagued by deafness, loneliness and personal trauma. A fictional character, a new copyist, Anna Holtz (Diane Kruger) is engaged to help the composer finish preparing the score for the first performance. Anna is a young conservatory student and aspiring composer. Her understanding of his work is such that she corrects mistakes he has made, while her personality opens a door into his private world. Beethoven is initially skeptical, but slowly comes to trust Anna's assistance and eventually grows fond of her. By the time the piece is performed, her presence is a necessity and she helps him conduct the premiere from a spot hidden amongst the orchestra.
Miss Potter, 1h33
Directed by Chris Noonan
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Biography, Comedy-drama, Romance
Themes Films about writers
Actors Renée Zellweger, Ewan McGregor, Emily Watson, Bill Paterson, Barbara Flynn, David Bamber
Roles Mrs. Warne
Rating69% 3.4970853.4970853.4970853.4970853.497085
The story begins with Beatrix Potter nervously packing her portfolio and narrating that she is a London spinster, and that her ambition to become a children's author meets with wide disapproval. She and her chaperone, Miss Wiggin, visit the publishing house of the Warne brothers and they decide to publish her book. Beatrix is thrilled and returns home, taking a drive through the parks to celebrate first. However it is revealed that the Warne brothers think her book is ridiculous and will no doubt be a failure. The only reason they agreed to publish her story is because they promised their youngest brother, Norman, a project.
A Little Trip to Heaven, 1h26
Directed by Baltasar Kormákur
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Forest Whitaker, Julia Stiles, Jeremy Lee Renner, Peter Coyote, Anne Reid, Joanna Scanlan
Rating59% 2.99912.99912.99912.99912.9991
The very beginning of the film, before the opening credits, shows a new widow sitting in a life insurance office. Expecting to be compensated for her husband's death, the widow is informed that she is not entitled to full death benefits because the insurance company has captured footage of her husband smoking and attributes cigarettes to his death. Abe Holt looks on as his co-worker convinces the widow that she's lucky to leave with a small fraction of the award she was expecting.
Unleashed (2005)
, 1h43
Directed by Louis Leterrier
Origin France
Genres Drama, Thriller, Martial arts, Action, Crime, Martial arts
Themes Sports films, Martial arts films
Actors Morgan Freeman, Jet Li, Bob Hoskins, Kerry Condon, Vincent Regan, Phyllida Law
Roles Distinguished Lady
Rating69% 3.498523.498523.498523.498523.49852
Bart (Bob Hoskins) is a vicious loan shark whose method of persuading men to pay him back involves Danny the Dog (Jet Li), a man with the mentality of a child and a dog. Danny is a violently skilled fighter who stops at nothing to take down his targets, but only when a metal collar around his neck is removed by Bart. Once the collar is on, Danny is a harmless, withdrawn person, with very little knowledge of how to live as a socialised person, and he is constantly bullied by his master Bart.
Nanny McPhee, 1h37
Directed by Kirk Jones (réalisateur britannique)
Origin USA
Genres Fantastic, Comedy, Fantasy
Themes Children's films
Actors Colin Firth, Emma Thompson, Kelly Macdonald, Derek Jacobi, Celia Imrie, Imelda Staunton
Roles Mrs. Partridge (voice)
Rating65% 3.298623.298623.298623.298623.29862
In 19th century England, widowed undertaker Cedric Brown has seven unruly children. He is clumsy, loves his children but spends little time with them and cannot handle them. The children have had a series of nannies, which they systematically drive out by their bad behaviour. They also terrorise the cook, Mrs Blatherwick.
Mee-Shee: The Water Giant, 1h39
Directed by John Henderson
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Fantasy, Adventure
Themes Giant monster films, Disaster films
Actors Bruce Greenwood, Daniel Magder, Tom Jackson, Rena Owen, Jacinta Wawatai, Phyllida Law
Roles Mrs. Coogan.
Rating53% 2.660442.660442.660442.660442.66044
A United States oil company loses a drill, intended to do work in the Arctic, while flying over a Canadian lake. Company employee Sean is contacted to go to Canada to find it; however, he has to cancel plans to take his son to Walt Disney World. Although his son, Mac, is disappointed, he agrees to go with his father to Canada. Once in Canada, they meet a local native named Custer who helps Sean and another employee on their mission.
Brush with Fate, 1h40
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Ellen Burstyn, Glenn Close, Thomas Gibson, Phyllida Law, Kelly Macdonald, Patrick Bergin
Roles Maria
Rating62% 3.148183.148183.148183.148183.14818
Richard is a new art teacher at a high school. Cornelia Englebrecht (played by Glenn Close) is a history teacher who invites Richard to see a painting of a young girl at a table, which she believes to be a genuine Vermeer, where she tells him stories, which are portrayed as flashbacks about the people who owned the painting in the past. All of the stories take place in the Netherlands, and the flashbacks happen mostly before the one preceding it. The first story, from the late 1800s, involved a romance and had flashbacks within flashbacks. Another story took place in the early 1700s when a baby was abandoned during a flood after a dike break. The painting accompanied the baby and was intended to be sold for the baby's expenses.
The Time Machine, 1h36
Directed by Gore Verbinski, Simon Wells
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Action, Adventure
Themes Post-apocalyptic films, Films about religion, Time travel films, Films based on science fiction novels, Films set in the future, Political films, Dystopian films, Steampunk films, Alternate history films, Impact events in fiction, Disaster films
Actors Guy Pearce, Samantha Mumba, Mark Addy, Sienna Guillory, Phyllida Law, Alan Young
Roles Mrs. Watchett
Rating59% 2.950032.950032.950032.950032.95003
In the year 1899, Dr. Alexander Hartdegen (Guy Pearce) is a moderately young inventor teaching at Columbia University in New York City. Unlike his conservative friend David Philby (Mark Addy), Alexander would rather do pure research than work in the world of business. After a mugger kills his fiancée, Emma, he devotes himself to building a time machine that will allow him to travel back in time and save her. When he completes the machine four years later, he travels back to 1899 and prevents her murder, only to see her killed by a horse and buggy.