Films: Paul Jesson

Mr Turner

  • 5 stars
  • 2014
  • UK
  • 2h 30min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Mike Leigh
  • Cast: Timothy Spall, Paul Jesson, Dorothy Atkinson
  • UK release: 31 October 2014

Portrait of the last 25 years of the life of painter Joseph Mallord William Turner (Spall). A work of great beauty, wit and poignancy, presenting the artist as unapologetically gruff but sympathetic and spectacularly eccentric. Leigh's latest demonstrates a command of his craft to rival that of his subject.

Coriolanus

  • 4 stars
  • 2011
  • UK
  • 2h 3min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Ralph Fiennes
  • Cast: Ralph Fiennes, Gerard Butler, Vanessa Redgrave, Brian Cox, Jessica Chastain, Paul Jesson
  • UK release: 20 January 2012

Coriolanus (Fiennes) is a valiant Roman soldier whose contempt for the masses causes him to fall victim to the city's scheming politicians. Fiennes, debuting as director, creates a modern day, war-torn Rome using Serbian locations, restless cinematography and an excellent cast, making this a powerful and resonant…

National Theatre Live: King Lear

  • 2011
  • UK
  • E
  • Directed by: Michael Grandage
  • Cast: Derek Jacobi, Gina McKee, Paul Jesson

Live screening of the National Theatre's production of King Lear, starring Ian McKellen.