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DP/30 – The Special Relationshp director Richard Loncraine

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4 Responses to “DP/30 – The Special Relationshp director Richard Loncraine”

  1. Hallick says:

    I’ll always be loving him for directing “Bellman and True”.

  2. Hallick says:

    Holy crap, I forgot the other one he did: the British TV movie “Wide-Eyed and Legless” (also known as “The Wedding Gift”) with Julie Walters and Jim Broadbent, which is THE BEST “disease of the week” movie I’ve ever seen.

  3. Joe Leydon says:

    The Missionary was pretty damn funny. The last time, as I recall, that Maggie Smith got to play a hottie. The next time she worked with Loncraine was Richard III, and, well… Don’t get me wrong: Great movie, but Maggie was appreciably more, ah, mature.

  4. Hallick says:

    “The Missionary was pretty damn funny. The last time, as I recall, that Maggie Smith got to play a hottie. The next time she worked with Loncraine was Richard III, and, well… Don’t get me wrong: Great movie, but Maggie was appreciably more, ah, mature.”
    I may be the bizarro LexG here, but she’s still quite attractive in the Harry Potter movies.

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