Sophie Okonedo

Sophie Okonedo

Born: January 1, 1969
in London, England, UK
Sophie Okonedo, OBE (born 1968) is a British actress and singer, who has starred in both successful British and American productions. In 1991, she made her acting debut in the British critically acclaimed coming-of-age drama, Young Soul Rebels. In 2004, she gained critical acclaim for her role as Tatiana Rusesabagina, the wife of Rwandan hotel manager Paul Rusesabagina in the genocide drama film Hotel Rwanda (2004). Her role earned her an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress in a Supporting Role.

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Wild Rose
Title: Wild Rose
Character: Susannah
Released: May 10, 2019
Type: Movie
A young Scottish singer, Rose-Lynn Harlan, dreams of making it as a country artist in Nashville after being released from prison.
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Hellboy
Title: Hellboy
Character: Lady Hatton
Released: April 12, 2019
Type: Movie
Hellboy comes to England, where he must defeat Nimue, Merlin's consort and the Blood Queen. But their battle will bring about the end of the world, a fate he desperately tries to turn away.
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National Theatre Live: Antony & Cleopatra
Title: National Theatre Live: Antony & Cleopatra
Character: Cleopatra
Released: December 6, 2018
Type: Movie
Broadcast live from the National Theatre, Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo play Shakespeare’s famous fated couple in his great tragedy of politics, passion and power. Caesar and his assassins are dead. General Mark Antony now rules alongside his fellow defenders of Rome. But at the fringes of a war-torn empire the Egyptian Queen Cleopatra and Mark Antony have fallen fiercely in love. In a tragic fight between devotion and duty, obsession becomes a catalyst for war. Director Simon Godwin returns to National Theatre Live screens with this hotly anticipated production, following previous broadcasts of Twelfth Night, Man and Superman and The Beaux’ Stratagem.
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NT Live: Antony & Cleopatra
Title: NT Live: Antony & Cleopatra
Character: Cleopatra
Released: December 6, 2018
Type: Movie
Captured live from the National Theatre, Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo play Shakespeare’s famous fated couple in his great tragedy of politics, passion and power. Caesar and his assassins are dead. General Mark Antony now rules alongside his fellow defenders of Rome. But at the fringes of a war-torn empire the Egyptian Queen Cleopatra and Mark Antony have fallen fiercely in love. In a tragic fight between devotion and duty, obsession becomes a catalyst for war. Director Simon Godwin returns to National Theatre Live with this hotly anticipated production, following broadcasts of Twelfth Night, Man and Superman and The Beaux’ Stratagem.
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Christopher Robin
Title: Christopher Robin
Character: Kanga (voice)
Released: August 3, 2018
Type: Movie
Christopher Robin, the boy who had countless adventures in the Hundred Acre Wood, has grown up and lost his way. Now it’s up to his spirited and loveable stuffed animals, Winnie The Pooh, Tigger, Piglet, and the rest of the gang, to rekindle their friendship and remind him of endless days of childlike wonder and make-believe, when doing nothing was the very best something.
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Concorde: A Supersonic Story
Title: Concorde: A Supersonic Story
Released: October 12, 2017
Type: Movie
Concorde: A Supersonic Story follows the story of the most glamorous aeroplane ever built - told by the people whose lives she touched. We uncover rare footage telling the forgotten row between the French and British governments over the spelling of Concorde which threatened to derail the whole project.
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Title: Thailand: Earth's Tropical Paradise
Character: Herself - Narrator
Released: July 11, 2017
Type: TV
Go beyond Thailand's beaches to discover a sacred kingdom of awe-inspiring beauty. This series takes in the towering limestone cliffs, the paddy fields, the hidden temples and the teeming city of Bangkok, before visiting the forests of the north where ancient tribes practice time-honoured traditions and tigers still stalk the forests. Thailand: Earth’s Tropical Paradise reveals a land that is worlds away from the familiar tourist trails.
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Wimbledon Official Film 2016
Title: Wimbledon Official Film 2016
Character: Narrator
Released: October 24, 2016
Type: Movie
Both defending champions entered the Fortnight with a great deal at stake. Novak Djokovic, seeking a third successive triumph and fourth in all at the All England Club, was also halfway to achieving the calendar year Grand Slam. Serena Williams meanwhile was trying to equal Steffi Graf's Open Era record of 22 Major singles titles and achieve parity with the German on seven Wimbledon singles titles a piece. The Championships took a series of twists along the way. In one of the biggest upsets in recent Wimbledon history, Djokovic was beaten by the big-hitting American Sam Querrey in the third round.
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The Good Terrorist
Title: The Good Terrorist
Character: Narrator (voice)
Released: August 27, 2016
Type: Movie
In the early 1960s John Harris blazed a trail as a prominent anti-apartheid activist. He even helped to get South Africa barred from the Olympics. But in July 1964 everything changed. Harris placed a bomb in Johannesburg station, hoping to deal Apartheid a crushing blow. Instead, he horrified the country, killing a 77-year-old woman, and severely burning her young granddaughter who soon moved abroad, changing her identity in order to escape press attention. Harris was hanged eight months later, the only white political prisoner executed in the four decades of Apartheid. Nelson Mandela held a vigil in his honour. Harris left a young widow and a 10 month old son. Now, over half a century on, the home movies of the station bomber have surfaced, allowing those who knew him best to tell his story. Back in the UK, in an emotional encounter, John Harris’s son finally meets the young girl who was maimed by his father’s bomb.
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Title: Undercover
Character: Maya Cobbina
Released: April 3, 2016
Type: TV
Undercover follows Maya, the first black Director Of Public Prosecutions. Just as she is about to take up the post and her life comes under intense public scrutiny, she learns that that her husband Nick has been lying to her for years. Twenty years ago Nick was a fearless and dedicated undercover officer, infiltrating organisations considered a danger to society because of their political beliefs. Nick built himself a fake past and now with his wife unsuspecting and his conscience killing him – his secret identity may compromise the new Director of Public Prosecutions.
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War Book
Title: War Book
Character: Philippa
Released: August 7, 2015
Type: Movie
Government officials practice their response and decisions in a simulated escalation of nuclear threat.
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After Earth
Title: After Earth
Character: Faia Raige
Released: May 31, 2013
Type: Movie
One thousand years after cataclysmic events forced humanity's escape from Earth, Nova Prime has become mankind's new home. Legendary General Cypher Raige returns from an extended tour of duty to his estranged family, ready to be a father to his 13-year-old son, Kitai. When an asteroid storm damages Cypher and Kitai's craft, they crash-land on a now unfamiliar and dangerous Earth. As his father lies dying in the cockpit, Kitai must trek across the hostile terrain to recover their rescue beacon. His whole life, Kitai has wanted nothing more than to be a soldier like his father. Today, he gets his chance.
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Title: Mayday
Character: Fiona Hill
Released: March 3, 2013
Type: TV
It's Mayday in a small town steeped in pagan traditions where the crowning of the May Queen is the highlight of the day until suddenly she goes missing.
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Title: The Hollow Crown
Character: Margaret of Anjou
Released: June 30, 2012
Type: TV
The Hollow Crown is a series of British television films featuring William Shakespeare's History Plays. The first Season is an adaptation of Shakespeare's second historical tetralogy, the Henriad: Richard II, Henry IV, Part I and Henry IV, Part II (treated as one film in two parts in the series) and Henry V. The Second Season is subtitled "The Wars of the Roses" as a reference to its scope. It is based on Shakespeare's first tetralogy: Henry VI: Part I, Henry VI: Part II, Henry VI: Part III (treated as two films in the series) and Richard III.
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Title: The Slap
Character: Aisha
Released: October 6, 2011
Type: TV
The Slap is an Australian television drama series. It was first broadcast on ABC1 from 6 October to 24 November 2011. The series is based on The Slap, a 2008 multi-award winning novel by Australian author Christos Tsiolkas, which explores what happens when a man slaps a child, who is not related to him, at a suburban barbecue. Filmed in Melbourne, Victoria, the series was produced by Matchbox Pictures' Tony Ayres, Helen Bowden and Michael McMahon, with Penny Chapman serving as executive producer. The directors; Jessica Hobbs, Matthew Saville, Tony Ayres and Robert Connolly, directed two episodes each. The writing team included Emily Ballou, Alice Bell, Brendan Cowell, Kris Mrksa and Cate Shortland.
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Mrs Mandela
Title: Mrs Mandela
Character: Winnie Mandela
Released: January 25, 2010
Type: Movie
How Winnie Mandela went from innocent country girl to a fighter against apartheid.
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Skin
Title: Skin
Character: Sandra Laing
Released: October 30, 2009
Type: Movie
Based on the true story of a black girl who was born to two white Afrikaner parents in South Africa during the apartheid era.
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Criminal Justice II
Title: Criminal Justice II
Released: October 5, 2009
Type: Movie
Joe Miller is a barrister at the height of his professional powers. He is married to the fragile Juliet , isolated at home with her 13-year-old daughter Ella and subject to sexually violent attacks by her husband. When Juliet stabs Joe in their bed one night, a chain of events is set in motion that takes them on an uncompromising journey through the ins and outs of the criminal justice system.
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Title: Father & Son
Character: Connie Turner
Released: July 20, 2009
Type: TV
Father & Son is a four-part television crime thriller produced by Left Bank Pictures and Octagon Films for the British ITV network and the Irish broadcaster Raidió Teilifís Éireann. Written by Frank Deasy, the serial depicts the return of Michael O'Connor to his native Ireland, after spending several years imprisoned in the United Kingdom. A parallel storyline follows O'Connor's son and sister-in-law in Manchester.
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The Secret Life of Bees
Title: The Secret Life of Bees
Character: May Boatwright
Released: September 17, 2008
Type: Movie
Set in South Carolina in 1964, this is the tale of Lily Owens a 14 year-old girl who is haunted by the memory of her late mother. To escape her lonely life and troubled relationship with her father, Lily flees with Rosaleen, her caregiver and only friend, to a South Carolina town that holds the secret to her mother's past.
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Title: Criminal Justice
Character: Jackie Woolf
Released: June 30, 2008
Type: TV
Thriller by Peter Moffat about the challenges and politics of the criminal justice system seen through the eyes of the accused.
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Saving Africa's Witch Children
Title: Saving Africa's Witch Children
Character: Narrator
Released: May 26, 2008
Type: Movie
This shocking documentary reveals the plight of young Nigerians branded as witches.
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Title: Oliver Twist
Character: Nancy
Released: December 18, 2007
Type: TV
Oliver is born into poverty and misfortune - the son of an unmarried mother, who dies shortly after his birth. He is soon delivered to the workhouse, where the cruel Mr. Bumble oversees children tormented by starvation and suffering. When Oliver dares to ask for more gruel, he finds himself cast out and forced to make his own way in the world...
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Martian Child
Title: Martian Child
Character: Sophie
Released: November 2, 2007
Type: Movie
A recently-widowed science fiction writer considers whether to adopt a hyper-imaginative 6-year-old abandoned and socially-rejected boy who says he's really from Mars.
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Title: Racism: A History
Character: Narrator (voice)
Released: March 21, 2007
Type: TV
Racism: A History is a three-part British documentary series originally broadcast on BBC Four in March 2007. It was part of the season of programmes broadcast on the BBC marking the 200th anniversary of the Slave Trade Act 1807, a landmark piece of legislation which abolished the slave trade in the British Empire. The series explores the impact of racism on a global scale and chronicles the shifts in the perception of race and the history of racism in Europe, the Americas, Australia and Asia. The series was narrated by Sophie Okonedo.
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Celebration
Title: Celebration
Character: Sonia
Released: February 26, 2007
Type: Movie
All the action takes place in a swish London restaurant where two coarse-grained strategy consultants are dining with their respective wives. At an adjacent table a banker and his wife banter over his recently discovered affair. But while Pinter gets a lot of laughs out of these gold-plated philistines, he also suggests they are displaced people. Shorn of any inherited values, they live in an eternal present of sex, food and conspicuous consumption. - Michael Billington, Guardian
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Scenes of a Sexual Nature
Title: Scenes of a Sexual Nature
Character: Anna
Released: November 3, 2006
Type: Movie
Sex and love. Some seek it, some need it, some spurn it and some pay for it, but we're all involved in it. Set on one afternoon on Hampstead Heath in north-west London, the film investigates the minutiae of seven couples. What makes us tick?
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Stormbreaker
Title: Stormbreaker
Character: Mrs. Jones
Released: October 6, 2006
Type: Movie
Alex Rider thinks he is a normal school boy, until his uncle is killed. He discovers that his uncle was actually spy on a mission, when he was killed. Alex is recruited by Alan Blunt to continue the mission. He is sent to Cornwall to investigate a new computer system, which Darrius Sayle has created. He plans to give the new computer systems to every school in the country, but Mr. Blunt has other ideas and Alex must find out what it is.
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Title: Tsunami: The Aftermath
Character: Susie Carter
Released: January 1, 2006
Type: TV
Tsunami: The Aftermath is a television mini-series that was broadcast in two parts in 2006. It dramatizes the events following the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and the resulting tsunami in Thailand. Tsunami: The Aftermath is a joint production of HBO and the BBC and stars Tim Roth, Toni Collette, Sophie Okonedo, Samrit Machielsen, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Savannah Loney. It was filmed in Phuket and Khao Lak, Thailand from April to June 2006. Phuket and Khao Lak were two of the worst hit areas in the country in the December 26, 2004 disaster.
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Æon Flux
Title: Æon Flux
Character: Sithandra
Released: December 2, 2005
Type: Movie
400 years into the future, disease has wiped out the majority of the world's population, except one walled city, Bregna, ruled by a congress of scientists. When Æon Flux, the top operative in the underground 'Monican' rebellion, is sent on a mission to kill a government leader, she uncovers a world of secrets.
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Title: Doctor Who
Character: Liz 10
Released: March 26, 2005
Type: TV
The Doctor is a Time Lord: a 900 year old alien with 2 hearts, part of a gifted civilization who mastered time travel. The Doctor saves planets for a living – more of a hobby actually, and the Doctor's very, very good at it.
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Hotel Rwanda
Title: Hotel Rwanda
Character: Tatiana Rusesabagina
Released: December 22, 2004
Type: Movie
Inspired by true events, this film takes place in Rwanda in the 1990s when more than a million Tutsis were killed in a genocide that went mostly unnoticed by the rest of the world. Hotel owner Paul Rusesabagina houses over a thousand refuges in his hotel in attempt to save their lives.
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Title: Doctor Who: Scream of the Shalka
Character: Alison Cheney (voice)
Released: November 13, 2003
Type: TV
The Doctor, a time-traveling alien explorer, is sent by his people, the Time Lords, to liberate a small town in England from the tyrannical rule of a race of alien lava creatures called the Shalka.
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Alibi
Title: Alibi
Character: Marcey Burgess
Released: August 25, 2003
Type: Movie
A thriller with a bit of romance and touches of black humor along the way. Greg is discovered with the dead body of his wife's lover by Marcey, a public servant moonlighting as a waitress at a party thrown by Greg for he and his wife's wedding anniversary. Marcey sets about organizing the slightly neurotic Greg in his attempts to cover up the accident.
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Dirty Pretty Things
Title: Dirty Pretty Things
Character: Juliette
Released: December 20, 2002
Type: Movie
An urban hotel in London is a gathering and flash point for legal and illegal immigrants attempting to cobble together their lives in a new country. The immigrants include Senay, a Turkish woman, and a Nigerian doctor named Okwe who is working as a night porter at the hotel. The pair discover the hotel is a front for all sorts of clandestine activities. Their only wish is to avoid possible deportation. Okwe becomes more entangled in the goings on when he is called to fix a toilet in one of the rooms. He discovers the plumbing has been clogged by a human heart.
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Title: Spooks
Released: May 13, 2002
Type: TV
Tense drama series about the different challenges faced by the British Security Service as they work against the clock to safeguard the nation. The title is a popular colloquialism for spies, and the series follows the work of a group of MI5 officers based at the service's Thames House headquarters, in a highly secure suite of offices known as The Grid.
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Dead Casual
Title: Dead Casual
Character: Donna
Released: April 23, 2002
Type: Movie
The only things Wayne cares about are that Chelsea wins at the football, how much beer there is in the fridge, and his son's viewing habits. When Wayne's mates arrive to watch a match news is heard that a local policeman has been killed. The party atmosphere changes to something more sinister.
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Title: The Inspector Lynley Mysteries
Released: April 8, 2002
Type: TV
DS Barbara Havers is assigned to work with the upper-crust DI Thomas Lynley to solve murders.
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Never Never
Title: Never Never
Character: Jo Weller
Released: November 4, 2000
Type: Movie
John Parlour is a credit agent for a catalogue company preying on the poor, Jo Weller is one of his best customers. After nearly losing his life John reforms his ways and forms a credit union with Jo and his other customers. It isn't long before John's ambitions and Jo's guilty secret threaten to destroy all they had worked for and shared together.
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Title: Clocking Off
Released: January 23, 2000
Type: TV
How much do you know about the person working next to you? From the outside, life at Mackintosh Textiles appears to run smoothly, but in a community with so many secrets to hide, things are far from straightforward. In six powerful, self-contained dramas, everyday life is fractured by tumultuous marriages, snatched passions, disappearing husbands and gang harassment.
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Mad Cows
Title: Mad Cows
Character: Rosie
Released: October 29, 1999
Type: Movie
When her TV star husband Alex decides to divorce her so that he can start a career in politics, newly single mother Maddy goes shoplifting and ends up in jail. Losing custody of her infant child, Maddy hatches a scheme to break out of prison with the assistance of her friend Gillian, who's avoiding the law herself for credit card fraud. Now Maddy has to find the couple who have adopted her son and avoid falling in love with selfish Alex all over again.
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This Year's Love
Title: This Year's Love
Character: Denise
Released: February 19, 1999
Type: Movie
The big-screen debut from Scottish stage director David Kane, This Year's Love is a comedy about the romantic misadventures of six young people in Camden, North London. The marriage of tattoo artist Danny (Douglas Hanshall) and dressmaker Hannah (Catherine McCormack) gets off to a less-than-inspiring start when Danny finds out Hannah has already been fooling around with a friend's husband, so Danny takes a walk and Hannah splits with a friend to get drunk. At the airport, where the newly-weds were supposed to leave for a honeymoon, Danny meets a cleaning woman named Mary (Kathy Burke) and is immediately infatuated, while Hannah is picked up by a scruffy artist named Cameron (Dougray Scott). Elsewhere, Liam (Ian Hart), a geeky comic-art enthusiast who shares an apartment with Cameron, finds romance with Sophie (Jennifer Ehle), a single mother and full-time neurotic.
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Go Now
Title: Go Now
Character: Paula
Released: May 1, 1998
Type: Movie
Nick, is a young Scottish soccer player living in the big city. He meets Karen, and the two fall in love and move in together. Soon after, Nick exhibits signs of serious illness. As his body slowly succumbs to multiple sclerosis, he experiences a wide sweep of jagged emotions, and in the process gives himself and those who love him the strength to carry on.
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The Jackal
Title: The Jackal
Character: Jamaican Girl
Released: November 14, 1997
Type: Movie
Hired by a powerful member of the Russian mafia to avenge an FBI sting that left his brother dead, a psychopathic hitman known only as The Jackal proves an elusive target for the people charged with the task of bringing him down: a deputy FBI director, a Russian MVK Major, and a jailed IRA terrorist who can recognize him.
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Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls
Title: Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls
Character: The Wachati Princess
Released: November 10, 1995
Type: Movie
Summoned from an ashram in Tibet, Ace finds himself on a perilous journey into the jungles of Africa to find Shikaka, the missing sacred animal of the friendly Wachati tribe. He must accomplish this before the wedding of the Wachati's Princess to the prince of the warrior Wachootoos. If Ace fails, the result will be a vicious tribal war.
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Title: The Governor
Released: May 14, 1995
Type: TV
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Title: GMTV
Released: January 1, 1993
Type: TV
GMTV is the name of the national Channel 3 breakfast television contractor/licensee, broadcasting in the United Kingdom from 1 January 1993 to 3 September 2010. It became a wholly owned subsidiary of ITV plc in November 2009. Shortly after, ITV plc announced the programme would end. The final edition of GMTV was broadcast on 3 September 2010.
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Title: Murder Most Horrid
Released: November 14, 1991
Type: TV
A comedy that started in 1991 as a pilot, Murder Most Horrid stars Dawn French as various characters, as she embarks on a different mystery every episode. In one way or another she is involved with murder - either committing the crime herself or even getting bumped off herself!
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Young Soul Rebels
Title: Young Soul Rebels
Character: Tracy
Released: August 9, 1991
Type: Movie
Young Soul Rebels is a 1991 film by Isaac Julien which examines the interaction between youth cultural movements in Britain. Skinheads, Punks & Soulboys along with the political and cultural tensions between them. The film received the critics prize at the 1991 Cannes Film Festival
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Title: Casualty
Character: Gina Russell
Released: September 5, 1986
Type: TV
Casualty, stylised as CASUAL+Y, is a British medical drama television series that airs weekly on BBC One, and the longest-running emergency medical drama television series in the world. Created by Jeremy Brock and Paul Unwin, it was first broadcast on 6 September 1986, and transmitted in the UK on BBC One. The original producer was Geraint Morris. The programme is based around the fictional Holby City Hospital and focuses on the staff and patients of the hospital's Accident and Emergency Department. The show has very few ties to its sister programme Holby City which began as a spin off from Casualty in 1999 and is set in the same hospital, but upstairs. The show's plots and characters occasionally crossover between the two programmes, but this is rare, and each show can easily be followed without having to watch the other. Casualty is shown weekly on a Saturday evening, which has been its time slot since the early 1990s.
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Title: The Bill
Released: October 16, 1984
Type: TV
The Bill is a police procedural television series that was broadcast on the ITV network from 16 October 1984 until 31 August 2010. The programme originated from a one-off drama, entitled Woodentop, which was broadcast in August 1983. In its final year on air, The Bill was broadcast once a week, usually on Tuesdays or Thursdays, in a one-hour format. The programme focused on the lives and work of one shift of police officers, rather than on any particular aspect of police work. At the time of the series' conclusion, The Bill was the longest-running police procedural television series in the United Kingdom, and was among the longest-running of any British television series. The series was produced by Thames Television. The series name originated from "Old Bill", a slang term for the police. This was also Geoff McQueen's original title idea for the series, before he eventually decided on "The Bill". Although highly acclaimed amongst fans and critics alike, the series attracted controversy on several occasions. An episode broadcast in 2008 was criticised for featuring fictional treatment for multiple sclerosis, and another episode in the same year resulted in litigation, submitted by MP George Galloway for defamation. The series has also faced more general criticism, concerning the levels of violence it portrays, particularly prior to 2009, when it occupied a pre-watershed slot. During its time on air, The Bill won several awards, including BAFTAs, a Writers' Guild of Great Britain award and the title of "best drama" at the Inside Soap Awards in 2009, the latter being the series' fourth consecutive win. Throughout its twenty-seven-year run, the programme was always broadcast on the main ITV network. In later years, episodes of the show were repeated on ITV3 on their week of broadcast. The series has also been repeated on other digital stations, including UKTV Gold, Alibi, Watch and UKTV G2. In March 2010, executives at ITV announced that the network did not intend to recommission The Bill, and that filming on the series would cease on 14 June 2010. The last ever episode of the series was aired on 31 August 2010.
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Title: The Academy Awards
Released: March 18, 1953
Type: TV
The Academy Awards or The Oscars is an annual American awards ceremony honoring cinematic achievements in the film industry. The various category winners are awarded a copy of a statuette, officially the Academy Award of Merit, that is better known by its nickname Oscar. The awards, first presented in 1929 at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, are overseen by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS). The awards ceremony began in 1929 and was first televised in 1953, making it the oldest entertainment awards ceremony.
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Title: Chimerica
Released: December 31, 1969
Type: TV