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Roger Allam is a Actor British born on 26 october 1953 at London (United-kingdom)

Roger Allam

Roger Allam
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Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 26 october 1953 (67 years) at London (United-kingdom)
Awards Laurence Olivier Award

Roger Allam (born 26 October 1953) is an English actor, known primarily for his stage career, although he has performed in film, television and radio.

He most famously played Inspector Javert in the original London production of the stage musical Les Misérables and Douglas Richardson in the award-winning radio series Cabin Pressure. Allam plays D.I. Fred Thursday in the television series Endeavour.

Best films

The Woman in Black (2012)
(Actor)
The Queen (2006)
(Actor)
The Book Thief (2013)
(Actor)
Tamara Drewe (2010)
(Actor)
The Angels' Share (2012)
(Actor)

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Filmography of Roger Allam (21 films)

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Ethel & Ernest, 1h34
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, War, Animation
Actors Jim Broadbent, Luke Treadaway, Brenda Blethyn, Pam Ferris, Roger Allam, Virginia McKenna
Roles Middle Aged Doctor (voice)
Rating76% 3.8422153.8422153.8422153.8422153.842215
L’histoire vrai et chronologique à travers des moments poignants de la vie familiale d’Ethel et d’Ernest Briggs (les parents de Raymond Briggs) des années 1920 jusqu’à leur décès en 1971
A Royal Night Out, 1h37
Directed by Julian Jarrold
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Sarah Gadon, Bel Powley, Jack Reynor, Rupert Everett, Emily Watson, Roger Allam
Roles Gangster
Rating64% 3.2496953.2496953.2496953.2496953.249695
On V.E. Day in 1945, as peace is declared across Europe and London is celebrating, Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret are allowed to join the celebrations, against the Queen's wishes. The King, impressed by Elizabeth's pleading, asks her to report back on the people's feelings towards him and his midnight speech on the radio.
Mr. Holmes
Mr. Holmes (2015)
, 1h43
Directed by Bill Condon
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Crime
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Sherlock Holmes films, Buddy films
Actors Ian McKellen, Laura Linney, Milo Parker, Hiroyuki Sanada, Roger Allam, Patrick Kennedy
Roles Dr. Barrie
Rating68% 3.445373.445373.445373.445373.44537
In 1947, the long-retired Sherlock Holmes, aged 93, lives in a remote Sussex farmhouse with his housekeeper, Mrs Munro, and her young son Roger. Having just returned from a trip to Hiroshima, he starts to use jelly made from the prickly ash plant he acquired there in an effort to improve his failing memory. Unhappy about his ex-partner Watson's fictionalisation of the story of Holmes's last case, the fictitious “The Adventure of the Dove Grey Glove”, he hopes to write his own account but is having trouble recalling the details. As Holmes spends time with Roger, showing him how to take care of the bees in the farmhouse's apiary, he comes to appreciate Roger's curiosity and intelligence and develops a paternal liking for him.
The Lady in the Van, 1h44
Directed by Nicholas Hytner
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Films based on plays
Actors Maggie Smith, Alex Jennings, Frances de la Tour, Gwen Taylor, Dominic Cooper, James Corden
Roles Rufus
Rating66% 3.3469153.3469153.3469153.3469153.346915
The Lady in the Van tells the true story of Alan Bennett's strained friendship with Miss Mary Shepherd, an eccentric house-less woman whom Bennett befriended in the 1970s before allowing her to temporarily park her Bedford van in the driveway of his Camden home. She stayed there for 15 years.
The Book Thief, 2h11
Directed by Brian Percival
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Historical
Themes Films about children, Films about religion, Political films, Films about Jews and Judaism, Children's films
Actors Geoffrey Rush, Roger Allam, Emily Watson, Sophie Nélisse, Ben Schnetzer, Nico Liersch
Roles Narrator / Death (voice)
Rating75% 3.798573.798573.798573.798573.79857
In April 1938, a voice representing Death (Roger Allam) tells about how the young Liesel Meminger (Sophie Nélisse) has piqued his interest. Liesel is traveling on a train with her mother (Heike Makatsch) and younger brother when her brother dies. At his burial she picks up a book that has been dropped by his graveside (a gravedigger's manual). Liesel is then delivered to foster parents Hans (Geoffrey Rush) and Rosa (Emily Watson) Hubermann because her mother, a Communist, is fleeing Germany. When she arrives, Liesel makes an impression on a neighboring boy, Rudy Steiner (Nico Liersch).
The Woman in Black, 1h35
Directed by James Watkins
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Fantastic, Horror
Themes Ghost films
Actors Daniel Radcliffe, Ciarán Hinds, Tim McMullan, Janet McTeer, Liz White, Roger Allam
Roles Mr. Bentley
Rating63% 3.197693.197693.197693.197693.19769
In an Edwardian-era English village, Crythin Gifford, three little girls are having a tea party with their dolls in an attic. They are smiling and having fun when they suddenly look at something in the corner. Then they stand up and walk trance-like to a window and jump to their deaths with blank faces.
The Angels' Share, 1h41
Directed by Ken Loach
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Crime
Themes Films about the labor movement, La précarité, Heist films
Actors Paul Brannigan, Roger Allam, Paul Brannigan, Paul Birchard, John Henshaw, David Goodall
Roles Thaddeus
Rating70% 3.5004053.5004053.5004053.5004053.500405
In the opening scenes, the protagonists are sentenced to hours of community payback. During his first community payback session, Robbie (Paul Brannigan), under the guidance of Harry (John Henshaw), is interrupted and taken to the hospital by Harry as his girlfriend, Leonie (Siobhan Reilly), has gone into labour. At the hospital, Robbie is assaulted by two of his girlfriend's uncles before he can see her. Harry takes Robbie back to his house to clean him up, at which point Leonie calls to announce Robbie's son, Luke, has been born. Harry insists that he and Robbie celebrate, and brings out a vintage whisky. With Leonie's encouragement, Robbie agrees to meet with a victim of his former violent crimes, Anthony (Roderick Cowie), who recollects the attack in front of both his family and Leonie. Afterwards, Leonie makes clear that she does not want her son to grow up around violence and long-term feuds.
The Iron Lady, 1h45
Directed by Phyllida Lloyd
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Biography, Historical
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about psychiatry, Films about disabilities, Political films
Actors Meryl Streep, Jim Broadbent, Anthony Head, Alexandra Roach, Richard E. Grant, Iain Glen
Roles Gordon Reece
Rating63% 3.199983.199983.199983.199983.19998
The film begins in September 2008 (opening against the backdrop of news of the Islamabad Marriott Hotel bombing) with an elderly Lady Thatcher buying milk unrecognized by other customers and walking back from the shop alone. Over the course of three days, we see her struggle with dementia and with the lack of power that comes with old age, while looking back on defining moments of her personal and professional life, on which she reminisces with her (now-dead) husband, Denis Thatcher, whose death she is unable to fully accept. She is shown as having difficulty distinguishing between the past and present. A theme throughout the film is the personal price that Thatcher has paid for power. Denis is portrayed as somewhat ambivalent about his wife's rise to power, her son Mark lives in South Africa and is shown as having little contact with his mother, and Thatcher's relationship with her daughter Carol is at times strained.
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, 2h16
Directed by Rob Marshall, Gore Verbinski
Origin USA
Genres Fantastic, Comedy, Fantasy, Swashbuckler, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Medical-themed films, Seafaring films, Transport films, Pirate films, Mermaids in film, Zombie films, Films about viral outbreaks, Children's films, Disaster films
Actors Johnny Depp, Penélope Cruz, Ian McShane, Geoffrey Rush, Kevin McNally, Sam Claflin
Roles Prime Minister Henry Pelham
Rating65% 3.298913.298913.298913.298913.29891
After a failed attempt to rescue his first mate, Joshamee Gibbs, in London, Captain Jack Sparrow is brought before King George II, who wants Jack to guide an expedition to the Fountain of Youth before King Ferdinand and the Spanish Navy can locate it. Heading the expedition is Jack's old nemesis, Captain Hector Barbossa, now a privateer in service to the British Navy after losing his leg and ship, the Black Pearl, which he believes to be sunk.
Tamara Drewe, 1h51
Directed by Stephen Frears
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about writers, Films about sexuality
Actors Gemma Arterton, Dominic Cooper, Luke Evans, Roger Allam, Bill Camp, Tamsin Greig
Roles Nicholas Hardiment
Rating61% 3.0979253.0979253.0979253.0979253.097925
Set in Ewedown, a fictitious village in Dorset, England. Tamara Drewe, a young and attractive journalist, returns home with the intention of selling her now-deceased mother's house which she has inherited, and in which she grew up. Locals are amazed at the improvement in her appearance after she had a rhinoplasty while away. Andy had been interested in her when she was a girl, and when he sees her now it is clear he is attracted to her.
Margaret
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 John Wakeham
Rating70% 3.5333353.5333353.5333353.5333353.533335
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).
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 Narrator (voice)
Rating61% 3.0521453.0521453.0521453.0521453.052145
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.
Speed Racer, 2h15
Directed by Lana et Lilly Wachowski
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Comedy, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Sports films, Transport films, Films about automobiles, Auto racing films, Road movies, Chase films
Actors Emile Hirsch, Christina Ricci, John Goodman, Nicholas Elia, Susan Sarandon, Matthew Fox
Roles Royalton
Rating60% 3.0007353.0007353.0007353.0007353.000735
Speed Racer (Emile Hirsch) is an 18-year-old whose life and love has always been automobile racing. His parents Pops (John Goodman) and Mom (Susan Sarandon) run the independent Racer Motors, in which his brother Spritle (Paulie Litt), mechanic Sparky (Kick Gurry), and girlfriend Trixie (Christina Ricci) are also involved. As a child Speed idolized his record-setting older brother, Rex Racer (Scott Porter), who was killed while racing in the Casa Cristo 5000, a cross-country racing rally. Now embarking on his own career, Speed Racer is quickly sweeping the racing world with his skill behind the wheel of his brother's cars, the Mach 5 and his own Formula One car the Mach 6, but remains primarily interested in the art of the race and the well-being of his family.
V for Vendetta, 2h12
Directed by James McTeigue
Origin German
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Social science fiction, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action
Themes Films about anarchism, Politique, Post-apocalyptic films, Psychologie, Films about religion, Films about sexuality, Films about terrorism, LGBT-related films, Films set in the future, Superhero films, Political films, Dystopian films, Super-héros inspiré de comics, LGBT-related films, Disaster films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Natalie Portman, Hugo Weaving, Stephen Rea, John Hurt, Stephen Fry, Tim Pigott-Smith
Roles Lewis Prothero
Rating79% 3.961473.961473.961473.961473.96147
In the late 2020s the world is in turmoil, with the United States fractured as a result of prolonged conflict and a pandemic of the "St. Mary's Virus" ravaging Europe. The United Kingdom is ruled as a fascist police state by the Norsefire Party. Political opponents, immigrants, Muslims, homosexuals and other "undesirables" are imprisoned in concentration camps. On November 4, a Guy Fawkes-masked vigilante identifing himself as "V" (Hugo Weaving) rescues Evey Hammond (Natalie Portman), an employee of the state-run British Television Network (BTN), from members of the "Fingermen" secret police while she is out past curfew. From a rooftop, they watch his demolition of the Old Bailey criminal court building, accompanied by fireworks and the 1812 Overture. Inspector Finch (Stephen Rea), Scotland Yard's Chief of Police, is tasked with investigating V's activities while BTN declares the incident an "emergency demolition". V interrupts the broadcast to claim responsibility and urges the people of Britain to rise up against their government. He asks them to meet him exactly one year later, on November 5, Guy Fawkes Night, outside the Houses of Parliament, which he promises to destroy. During the broadcast, the police attempt to capture V. Evey helps him escape but is knocked unconscious.
The Queen
The Queen (2006)
, 1h39
Directed by Stephen Frears
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Biography, Documentary, Historical
Themes Politique, Political films, Films about royalty
Actors Helen Mirren, Michael Sheen, James Cromwell, Helen McCrory, Alex Jennings, Roger Allam
Roles Sir Robin Janvrin
Rating72% 3.6486753.6486753.6486753.6486753.648675
In the 1997 general election, Tony Blair (Michael Sheen) becomes Britain's Labour prime minister. However, the Queen (Helen Mirren) is wary of Blair and his pledge to modernise Britain, despite his promises to respect the Royal Family. Three months later, Diana, Princess of Wales dies in a car crash at the Alma Bridge tunnel in Paris. Blair's director of communications, Alastair Campbell (Mark Bazeley), prepares a speech in which Diana is described as the people's princess. The phrase catches on and millions of people across London display an outpouring of grief at Buckingham and Kensington Palaces. Meanwhile, the Royal Family is still at their summer estate in Balmoral Castle. Diana's death sparks division amongst members of the family, with some of the view that since Diana was divorced from Prince Charles (Alex Jennings) a year prior to her death, she was no longer a part of the royal family. They argue that Diana's funeral arrangements are thus best left as a private affair of her noble family, the Spencers. Charles, however, argues that the mother of a future king cannot be dismissed so lightly, and persuades the Queen to authorise the use of an aircraft of the Royal Air Force to bring Diana's body back to Britain.