Biographical


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Walesa: Man of Hope

Walesa: Man of Hope

Biopic of the Polish trade union leader Lech Walesa.

The Lady in the Van

The Lady in the Van

The true story of Miss Shepherd, who lived in her van in writer Alan Bennett's driveway.

Saving Mr Banks

Saving Mr Banks

How Walt Disney persuaded the Mary Poppins author to bring her creation to the big screen.

Renoir

Renoir

Impressionist painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir is revitalised by an inspirational young muse.

The Invisible Woman

The Invisible Woman

At the peak of his career, Charles Dickens meets a young actress.

The World's Fastest Indian

The World's Fastest Indian

Biopic of Burt Munro, who used his rebuilt Indian Scout motorcycle to set a speed record.

Reg

Reg

Drama by Jimmy McGovern based on the true story of Reg Keys.

Sister Kenny

Sister Kenny

The story of Australian nurse Elizabeth Kenny and her treatment of infantile paralysis.

The First of the Few

The First of the Few

The true story of visionary Spitfire designer RJ Mitchell and test pilot Geoffrey Crisp.

The Triple Cross

The Triple Cross

Second World War adventure based on the real-life exploits of double agent Eddie Chapman.

Philomena

Philomena

A journalist helps a woman who was forced to give up her son for adoption.

Bloody Queens: Elizabeth and Mary

Bloody Queens: Elizabeth and Mary

The story of Queen Elizabeth I and Mary, Queen of Scots's rivalry, in their own words.

Behind the Candelabra

Behind the Candelabra

The story of Scott Thorson's secret six-year relationship with Liberace.

We're Doomed! The Dad's Army Story

We're Doomed! The Dad's Army Story

Comedy drama about how the creators of Dad's Army got the much-loved show to air.

The Last Days of Anne Boleyn

The Last Days of Anne Boleyn

Documentary exploring the dramatic downfall and execution of Anne Boleyn in 1536.

Shine

Shine

Moving true story of a talented musician's triumph over adversity.

Dylan Thomas: A Poet in New York

Dylan Thomas: A Poet in New York

Dramatisation of the last days of the poet Dylan Thomas in New York in 1953.

Marvellous

Marvellous

The inspirational and incredible true story of Neil Baldwin.

Everlasting Moments

Everlasting Moments

An abused Swedish housewife's amateur photography helps her cope and see the world anew.

The Magic Box

The Magic Box

Biography of William Friese-Greene, who designed and patented a working cinematic camera.

Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll

Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll

Stylish biopic of influential singer-songwriter Ian Dury.

Odette

Odette

A woman returns to her occupied homeland to spy for the Special Operations Executive.

The Lady

The Lady

The story of Aung San Suu Kyi as she becomes the core of Burma's democracy movement.

Episode 2

2. The Kennedys: Episode 2

Jacqueline's mother's prophecy that Jack will never be faithful seems true.

The Last Station

The Last Station

Biographical drama telling the tale of Tolstoy as his wife fights for his love and money.

The Damned United

The Damned United

The story of Brian Clough's 44-day stint as manager of Leeds United Football Club.

La Vie en Rose

La Vie en Rose

Biopic of French singer Edith Piaf, who became one of the country's biggest stars.

Shadow of the Vampire

Shadow of the Vampire

Dramatisation of the relationship between director F W Murnau and the actor Max Schreck.

The Rookie

The Rookie

True story of a school baseball coach who tries out as a pitcher for a professional team.

Henry VIII and His Six Wives

Henry VIII and His Six Wives

On his deathbed, King Henry VIII recalls how he wooed and wed his six wives.

Catch Me If You Can

Catch Me If You Can

True story about a teenage con man who cashed fake cheques worth over 2.5 million dollars.

Burton and Taylor

Burton and Taylor

The story behind the final public appearance of Hollywood's most glamorous couple.

Loving Miss Hatto

Loving Miss Hatto

Drama inspired by the true story of classical pianist Joyce Hatto.

The Killing Fields

The Killing Fields

A reporter attempts to find his translator, who has been captured by the Khmer Rouge.

A Bronx Tale

A Bronx Tale

A father feels powerless when his son becomes increasingly corrupted by a local gangster.

Cinderella Man

Cinderella Man

Biopic of legendary 1930s boxer James Braddock, who returned to the ring after retirement.