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Calendar Girls

  • 3 stars
  • 2003
  • UK
  • 1h 48min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Nigel Cole
  • Written by: Tim Firth, Juliette Towhidi
  • Cast: Helen Mirren, Julie Walters, Linda Bassett, Annette Crosbie, Celia Imrie, Penelope Wilton

A feelgood comedy drama about a group of bored middle-aged women from a small Yorkshire village who pose nude for a Women's Institute calendar. Cole, proves he's adept with this material, particularly when he centres the film on the relationships that Chris (Mirren) has with her family and best friend, widower Annie…

Girls Aloud to broadcast concert live to UK cinemas

8 May 2008

Girls Aloud are to broadcast their London concert to 50 Vue cinemas across the UK.

Eddie the Eagle

24 Mar 20164 stars

Taron Egerton flies in this comedic, partly fictionalised biopic of the unlikely ski jumping star

A feel-good dramedy about a British ski jumper who anyone under the age of 30 probably won’t have heard of, let alone remember, Eddie the Eagle sounds like a crash-landing waiting to happen. But the British have always had a soft spot for stories about…

Made in Dagenham

22 Sep 20103 stars

(15) 112min This entertaining crowd-pleaser, made in the mould of British comic dramas such as Calendar Girls (and directed by that film’s maker Nigel Cole), dramatises the true story of the industrial dispute between the female work force and the…

All in Good Time

17 Apr 20123 stars

Sweet-natured culture clash comedy starring Amara Karan and Meera Syal

(12A) 93min Originally a 1965 play and subsequently a film by Irish writer Bill Naughton, this sweet-natured comedy became a theatre hit again in 2007 when East is East writer Ayub Khan-Din adapted it into a present-day British-Asian setting. The…

Fisherman's Friends

11 Mar 20193 stars

Undemanding, cockle-warming British comedy inspired by a singing sensation

For the uninitiated, the Fisherman's Friends are a real-life, all-male Cornish folk troupe who leapt to fame when they signed a £1 million record deal with Island Records in 2010. The journey of these fishermen-turned-chart-toppers forms the basis of…

Made In Dagenham - Rosamund Pike interview

22 Sep 2010

Name Rosamund Pike Born 28 January 1979, London Background Unusually for an actress who was relatively unknown before being cast as a ‘Bond girl’, Pike’s career took off after playing MI6 agent Miranda Frost in Die Another Day (a role…

Take One Action 2013 is putting female empowerment centre stage

18 Sep 2013

The film festival's Sisters strand features screenings of Salma and Girl Rising

From fracking to international development, the Take One Action film festival is an ever-inspiring selection of stirring stories that explore contemporary issues. But the most interesting strand this year is probably the Sisters weekend, a programme of…