Charles Staffell

Died: 12 December 1999

Highlighted works

  • Aliens

    Aliens

    A reluctant Ellen Ripley is persuaded to venture back into outer space in search of marauding aliens, this time accompanied by a crack military team.

  • Henry V

    Henry V

    Conceived as a wartime morale-booster, Laurence Olivier’s groundbreaking reimagining of Shakespeare combines cinematic sweep with patriotic fervour.

  • A Canterbury Tale

    A Canterbury Tale

    Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger’s underrated tale of the mysterious ‘glue man’ is one of their most moving films.

  • English without Tears

    A lady who finds herself in service to her ex-servant in this comedy, scripted by Terrence Rattigan and starring Penelope Dudley-Ward.

  • Brief Encounter

    Brief Encounter

    Turbulent passion and middle-class restraint combine in uniquely English style when a married woman falls for a doctor she meets at a railway station.

  • The Demi-Paradise

    Penelope Dudley-Ward and Laurence Olivier star in this mix of propaganda and romantic comedy.

  • 2001: A Space Odyssey

    2001: A Space Odyssey

    Stanley Kubrick took science fiction cinema in a grandly intelligent new direction with this epic story of man’s quest for knowledge.

  • This Sporting Life

    This Sporting Life

    Director Lindsay Anderson and leading man Richard Harris put themselves on the map with this riveting study of a rugby-league player tormented by feelings for a grieving widow.

  • In Which We Serve

    In Which We Serve

    In this wartime tribute to the courage of the British Navy, Noël Coward traces turbulent experiences across the ranks on an ill-fated destroyer.

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