Film version of Jim Cartwright's acclaimed play starring Jane Horrocks (who played Little Voice in the stage play) and Michael Caine Jane Horrocks (Little Voice) takes centre stage as the 14-year-old Lancashire girl who can only relate to the world by mimicking the musical hits of pre-50s divas in her bedroom; a refuge from her widowed mother's sniping, boozing and whoring. When Ray Say (Michael Caine), a tacky night-club impresario recognises LV's talent her mother soon hears the sound of pounds, shilling and pence. But as LV finds herself coerced into the glitterball world of Ray and Mr Boo the fragile shell of her sanity begins to crack.
Screen adaptation of Henry James' The Wings of the Dove, by Hossein Amini, adaptor of Jude, again brings a strong, contemporary and controversial touch to a classic novel. The film's star-studded cast includes Helena Bonham-Carter, Linus Roache, Charlotte Kate falls for the impoverished journalist Merton, and faces the impossible choice of whether to marry the man she loves, or give him up in order to take her rightful place in society. The struggle between her head and her heart is a conflict between nineteenth-century values and twentieth-century passions, in the settings of London society and romantic Venice. A young American heiress, Millie, enters their circle nursing her own tragic secret and the highly charged love affair takes an unexpected direction.
Two plays by a young British playwright who is fast making a name for himself. Williams is winner of the 1998-99 John Whiting Award for Best New Play and 1998 Alfred Fagon Award (both for Starstruck) and 1996 TAPS Writer of the Year Award Starstruck: When Hollywood heartthrob Stewart Granger lands in Kingston to shoot his latest movie, the whole town goes crazy. Will Dennis become a star or does girlfriend Pammy have other ambitions? And will Gravel's new money-making scheme leave his wife seeking comfort elsewhere? The No Boys Cricket Club: Coping alone with her troublesome family and warring neighbours in a drab London council estate, Abi has long since lost sight of the good things in life - until an old friend takes her back to her glorious past in Jamaica as the greatest all-rounder of the all-female No Boys Cricket Club.