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A Midwinter's Tale (In the Bleak Midwinter)

A Midwinter's Tale
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7.3 IMDB rating
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Richard Briers Richard Briers
Henry Wakefield
Joan Collins Joan Collins
Margaretta D'Arcy
Nicholas Farrell Nicholas Farrell
Tom Newman
Mark Hadfield Mark Hadfield
Vernon Spatch
Gerard Horan Gerard Horan
Carnforth Greville
Celia Imrie Celia Imrie
Michael Maloney Michael Maloney
Joe Harper (Hamlet)

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Kenneth Branagh Kenneth Branagh
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Kenneth Branagh's Directorial Filmography (13 items)
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A Complete Review of Kenneth Branagh's work (15 items)
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Siskel and Ebert 1996 Ratings (236 items)
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2 years, 5 months ago at Dec 9 15:06
After making some rather obscure features for almost 20 years, Kenneth Branagh has recently made somewhat a comeback with ‘Thor’and he has been making some big blockbusters ever since (‘Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit’, ‘Cinderella’). Anyway, back in the 90’s, I was a big fan of his work so I was really eager to check this flick, even if it is one of his most unknown features. Indeed,  a ... read more
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Description: In A Midwinter's Tale, Joe Harper (Michael Maloney) is an actor who has been out of work for nearly a year. In order to rejuvenate his spirit, he takes a loan from his agent (Joan Collins) and invests the last of his savings in a production of Hamlet which will open over the Christmas holidays. As the director who will also play the role of the Danish prince, Joe finds a colorful group of down-and-out actors and actresses to play the other characters. They decide to stage Hamlet in an old church. Writer and director Kenneth Branagh delivers a bittersweet portrait of the trials and surprising rewards that come with being part ... (more)
Release date: 16 February 1996
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A Complete Review of Kenneth Branagh's work (15 movies items)

" Cast : Joan Collins What was it about? Out of work actor Joe volunteers to help try and save his sister's local church for the community by putting on a Christmas production of Hamlet, somewhat against the advice of his agent Margaretta. My two cents: A year earlier, Kenneth Branagh made ‘Frankenstein’, his biggest and most ambitious project so far but it was rather poorly received (personally, I thought it was not bad though). Apparently, he was eager to make something much smaller a"

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