Tag Archives: James Fleet

Love & Friendship, Film Review. Picturehouse@F.A.C.T., Liverpool.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * * * *

Cast: Kate Beckinsale, Morfydd Clark, Tom Bennett, Jenn Murray, Lochlann O’ Mearáin, Sophie Radermacher, Chloë Sevigny, Stephen Fry, Xavier Samuel, Emma Greenwell, Justin Edwards, Kelly Campbell, Jemma Redgrave, James Fleet.

Playing the action hero for so long can lead to unexpected issues within cinema. For many the sight of an actor in anything other than the expected, the fight scenes, the tense muscles quivering under the spandex or leather a precursor to the belief that in anything else you would not get the merit you deserve. It happens to so many and yet the trend does occasionally get bucked, it does bend and snap and what emerges is nothing short of fantastic.

Partners In Crime: N or M. Television Review.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * *

Cast: David Walliams, Jessica Raine, James Fleet, Matthew Steer, Christine Cole, Ed Speleers, Roy Marsden, Alyy Khan, Andrew Readman, Robert Hands, Issy Van Randwyck, Chris Myles, Pinar Ogun, Aoife McMahon, Hannah Waddingham, Danny Le Wynter, Tam Williams, Saffron Hocking, Trevor Cooper, Susan Brown, Joanna Horton, Josh Cook, Paul Cawley, David Moorst.

The culture of spying in the days leading up to and during The Cold War was one that has excited many writers to try their hand at creating at the ultimate spy and whilst none will ever match Ian Fleming’s heroic and suave James Bond in terms of intelligent writing and a character that screams excellence on and off the page, it doesn’t stop others from having a go at taking on the genre.

Partners In Crime: The Secret Adversary. Television Review.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * *

Cast: David Walliams, Jessica Raine, James Fleet, Matthew Steer, Alice Krige, Clarke Peters, Jonny Philips, Paul Brennen, Mary Roscoe, Andrew Havill, Richard Dillane, Madeline Appiah, Catherine Harvey, Peter Vollebregt, Bentley Kim, Robert Whitelock, Samuel Oatley, Robert Horwell, Julian Rivett, Camilla Marie Beeput, George Taylor, Peter Gordon, Jamie Taylor, Ian Hogan.

The world has ever been thus mad and in a world of such insanity, where men’s alliances to their country and their values are turned upside down; the only thing to do is keep the faith and believe that all will come right in the end, not something that instantly comes to mind as the B.B.C. adapt the lesser of Agatha Christie’s works in Partners in Crime for the 21st Century audience.

Mr. Turner, Film Review. Picturehouse@F.A.C.T., Liverpool.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating 7/10

Cast: Timothy Spall, Paul Jesson, Dorothy Atkinson, Marion Bailey, Karl Johnson, Ruth Sheen, Sandy Foster, Amy Dawson, Lesley Manville, Martin Savage, Richard Bremmer, Niall Buggy, Fred Pearson, Tom Edden, Jamie Thomas King, Mark Stanley, Nicholas Jones, Clive Francis, Robert Portal, Simon Chandler, Edward de Souza, Roger Ashton-Griffiths, James Fleet, Patrick Godfrey, Karina Fernandez, Alice Bailey Johnson, Alice Orr-Ewing, Veronica Roberts, Michael Keane, James Norton, Nicola Sloane, Joshua McGuire, Sylvestra Le Touzel, Stuart McQuarrie, David Horovitch, Fenella WoolgarSinead Matthews, Tom Wlaschiha, Lee Ingleby, Mark Wingett, Sam Kelly, Nicholas Woodeson, Elizabeth Berrington.

 

Death Comes To Pemberley, Television Review.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * * *

Cast: Matthew Rhys, Anna Maxwell Martin, Matthew Goode, Jenna Coleman, Trevor Eve, James Fleet, Rebecca Front,  Eleanor Tomlinson, Philip Martin Brown, Nicola Burley, Kevin Eldon, Tom Ward, Oliver Maltman, James Norton, Penelope Keith, Louisa-Mai Parker, Lewis Rainer, Tom Raven, Tom Canton, Teresa Churcher, Jennifer Hennessy, Oliver Rix, Joanna Scanlon, Kelly-Marie Autumberg, Pamela Ashton, David Blockley, Lee Bolton, Grant Crooks, Michael Dawson, Mark Tristan Eccles, Katya Greer, Kevin Knox, Steve Mack, Mark Mathieson, Stuart Matthews, Liam Merrigan, Bianca Rudman, Pete Szoradi, Ernest Vernon, Patricia Winker, Kelly Wood.

Murder On The Home Front, Television Review. I.T.V.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating 7/10

Cast: Tazmin Merchant, Patrick Kennedy, James Fleet, Ryan Gage, John Bowe, Richard Bremmer, Amanda Fairbanks-Hynes, Emerald Fennell, Iain McKee, Siobhan Hayes, Susie Blake, John Heffernan, Patrick Knowles, Joey Batey.

Murder on the Home Front, the two-part television programme based on the memoirs of Molly Lefebure, may not have the stature of other crime/detective programmes that have become a staple of the diet, the fix of misdeed and felony that Britain seems to revel in watching but nonetheless it sparked and blossomed and in the end was enough to get the crime gastric juices flowing to make it quirky, watchable and in parts inspired.