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Claire Skinner: List of Movies, Films and TV Shows
Outnumbered - Series 1-5 Box Set | DVD | (10/03/2014)
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Behold the complete collection of Outnumbered the semi-improvised awards-winning comedy which has touched the hearts of the nation. Revel in a full five series and seven years with the Brockmans discovering how this chaotic and charming family has grown and matured with us. Outnumbered has redefined the family comedy by bringing it closer to home.
Outnumbered - Series 5 | DVD | (10/03/2014)
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The Brockmans return older but no wiser in the award-winning comedy that celebrates the daily chaos of family life.&nbsp; The parents face new challenges now.&nbsp; Karen has started secondary school where her uncompromising attitude is winning her no friends.&nbsp; Ben has grown into a massive 13 year old who is grappling with the problems presented by pubescent lust stage fright and man-traps.&nbsp; While the oldest son Jake hovers on the brink of adulthood beset by poor decision-making about gap years sexual morality and cheap tattoos.Mum and Dad battle their way through all this plus an unsettling barrage of email firestorms missing hamsters vigilante neighbours unwelcome visitors from abroad and a musical version of &lsquo;Spartacus&rsquo;.
Life Is Sweet | DVD | (17/03/2008)
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Life is Sweet is the remarkable story of an unremarkable British family told in the classic tragi-comedy style that is uniquely Mike Leigh's. It covers issues of unemployment anorexia failure nervous breakdown and hope as they affect one suburban London family and their friends and acquaintances. The characters and story were created with and by the actors - giving a special edge and momentum to the unfolding events. Leigh's sharply satirical and unsentimentally compassionate view of life strikes a chord with audiences and critics alike. Life is Sweet brings together an impressive cast - including Alison Steadman ('Let Them Eat Cake') Jim Broadbent ('The Avengers') Jane Horrocks ('Little Voice') and Timothy Spall ('Topsy Turvey') - many of whom have worked with Leigh in the past as has producer Simon Channing-Williams.
Outnumbered - Series 3 | DVD | (15/11/2010)
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Conspiracy theories sex education psychotherapy colonoscopies astrology and kangaroo saliva. These are just a handful of the obstacles that the Brockman family must negotiate in the third series of the multi-award winning comedy Outnumbered. In this new series Karen busies herself recreating Britain's Got Talent and introduces her family to the wonderful world of superstition Ben tackles the school chess league in his own ineffable style and mum worries that Jake's healthy interest in the girl-next-door is turning unhealthy. Meanwhile Dad is grumbling about an ailment that much to the children's amusement may require some invasive investigation. To make things even more uncomfortable Gran has come to stay and made the family a generous offer that may be difficult to refuse. And there are rocky waters ahead after Pete makes a very foolish mistake.
Life Is Sweet | DVD | (11/02/2002)
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Life is Sweet, Mike Leigh's 1990 snapshot of the suburban family condition at the tail end of the Thatcher era, is often depressing and occasionally harrowing. It is also ultimately joyous, not just for the sharpness of Leigh's satire--the script was improvised with and by the cast--but also for the real affection that binds the family together. Through a series of minor crises, channels of communication silted up by the daily grind and terminal self-absorption are gradually eased open and the film ends on a note of genuine hope. As parents Wendy and Andy, Alison Steadman and Jim Broadbent give virtuoso performances: two adults who use fantasy, mundane work and a stream of banal chatter to keep reality at bay before a freak kitchen accident forces them to stop and take stock. They have two daughters to perplex them: one a plumber (Claire Skinner) and the other an angry anorexic (Jane Horrocks, unsparing in a gut-wrenching bulimic scene). Timothy Spall is hilarious as family friend Aubrey, a would-be restaurateur whose efforts to establish a gourmet eatery in Enfield collapse in hopeless, drunken farce. This is not an overtly political film, but the sense of a stake being driven through the heart of the 1980s enterprise culture is unmistakeable. Inspiring. --Piers Ford
I.D. | DVD | (02/02/2009)
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Intense, ferocious and deeply unsettling, I.D. is an excellent examination of Britain's unsavoury contribution to global culture: football hooliganism. Whereas Alan Clarke's The Firm showed the violence that lurked behind a seemingly normal façade, I.D. posits football hooliganism as a feral temptation. Dedicated, ambitious undercover policeman John (Reece Dinsdale) becomes seduced by the violence of an East London gang, ultimately becoming lost from his regular life with his wife (Clare Skinner). Dinsdale delivers a measured performance that sees him spiral from committed, right-minded policeman to shaven-headed, Nazi-saluting monster, revelling in the violent impulses he embraces with glee and, alarmingly, becoming a hero amongst those he is infiltrating. Warren Clarke is absolutely monstrous as the leader of the hooligan gang, a paragon of bigoted hatred and the embodiment of John's future. Often unnervingly realistic, director Phil Davis is adept at creating riotous mob scenes that chillingly accentuate the world into which John is drawn. It could be said that I.D.'s premise is too thin, and that hooliganism is not addressed in an effective manner, but it is without doubt a chilling character study of the temptation of violence and the horrific influences that lurk in the heart of society. --Danny Graydon
Outnumbered: Series 1-4 Box Set | DVD | (21/11/2011)
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Herein lies all four series and the 2009 Christmas special of Britain's favourite comedy series Outnumbered.That's four school years of spookily familiar and often bafflingly surreal family dilemmas, traversed by Pete and Sue Brockman and their brood. From the seemingly innocent, can I have a biscuit? to progressive theological debate; what would Jesus do if someone stole his mobile? Outnumbered has redefined the family comedy by bringing it closer to home.
I.D. | DVD | (27/12/2017)
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Crime drama directed by Philip Davis. Policeman John (Reece Dinsdale) is assigned with his superior, Trevor (Richard Graham), to a secret four-man squad set up to bust a violent football firm. The gang seem to be responsible for much of South London's violent crime, as well as regular crowd trouble at Shadwell Town football club. Not long after becoming fully integrated into the group, John gives Trevor cause for concern as his darker side is gradually unleashed, drawn in by the buzz of football hooliganism.
Outnumbered - Series 4 | DVD | (21/11/2011)
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When is Jake going to bring round his mysterious girlfriend? Why is Karen suddenly so obsessed with 'browsing'? ...and just what is Ben up to with the washing machine? These are just some of the tricky questions facing Pete and Sue in the forth series of hit comedy Outnumbered. A year is a long time in the Brockman household. But older doesn't necessarily mean wiser as the family negotiate a host of new challenges. In this brand new series Jake wrangles with Mum and Dad about the source of his cash flow; Ben baffles his secondary school classmates and teachers with perplexing particle physics theories and Karen has joined a coven of fashion obsessed 9 year-old girls. While shopping may now be a vital pursuit her grasp of logic and reason remain as finely honed as ever. Charity workers beware... Meanwhile Pete and Sue have concerns of their own; next door's Labrador for one and Auntie Angela is back from the states but where's her husband Brick?
Doctor Who Christmas Special 2011 - The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe | DVD | (16/01/2012)
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Evacuated to a house in Dorset from war-torn London, Madge Arwell and her two children, Lily and Cyril, are greeted by a madcap caretaker whose mysterious Christmas gift leads them into a magical wintry world.
Critical | DVD | (25/05/2015)
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Critical will be one story, in one place, in one hour - a real-time medical and emotional roller-coaster ride in which every second counts during the most life-threatening hour of a patient's treatment. Lennie James (The Walking Dead, Line of Duty) will lead an ensemble playing locum trauma consultant Glen Boyle. Catherine Walker (Strike Back) plays trauma registrar Fiona Lomas with Claire Skinner (Outnumbered) playing trauma consultant Lorraine Rappaport. Finally, junior doctor Dr. "Harry" Bennett-Edwardes is played by Kimberley Nixon (Fresh Meat).
Outnumbered - Series 1-3 Box Set (Plus Christmas Special) | DVD | (15/11/2010)
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Outnumbered follows the daily chaos of family life with two parents and three young children locked in an unequal contest. Containing strong elements of improvisation this comedy is an honest portrayal of the well meaning parental incompetence that happens in most homes as Mum and Dad attempt to raise their kids with the minimum of emotional damage for all concerned. From the creators of Drop The Dead Donkey Andy Hamilton & Guy Jenkin Outnumbered is quite unlike any other family comedy seen before.
Class Of 76 | DVD | (21/05/2007)
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In almost every school photograph there looms a face in the pack that no-one seems to remember. Detective Inspector Tom Monroe is assigned to investigate the apparent suicide of Pat Fisher and discovers that he was obsessed with the murder of school friend Amy unsolved since 1976. Compelled to take up where the dead man left off he soon finds himself open to attack from the same faces that have preyed on the class of '76 for almost 3 decades.
i.d. | Blu Ray | (14/05/2012)
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In an effort to halt the escalating violence of fanatical football supporters, four young policemen are sent undercover. One of these, John (Reece Dinsdale), soon finds his own personality changing and feels a sense of belonging he never felt on the force...
Green Street/I.D. | DVD | (26/12/2006)
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Green Street (Dir. Lexi Alexander 2005): Stand your ground. Expelled unfairly from Harvard Matt Buckner (Elijah Wood) flees to England to his sister (Claire Forlani). Once there he is befriended by her charming and dangerous brother-in-law Pete Dunham (Charlie Hunnam) and introduced to the underworld of British football hooliganism. Matt learns to stand his ground through a friendship that develops against the backdrop of his street and often violent world. Green Street is a story of loyalty trust and the sometimes brutal consequences of living close to the edge. I.D. (Dir. Philip Davis 1995): When you go undercover remember one thing: who you are. In an effort to halt the escalating violence of fanatical football supporters four young policemen are sent undercover. One of these John (Reece Dinsdale) soon finds his own personality changing and feels a sense of belonging he never felt on the force...
Catherine Cookson - The Wingless Bird | DVD | (04/06/2007)
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Three very different families become linked by the strong-minded Agnes Conway when at the beginning of the First World War she meets the wealthy Farrier clan for the first time...
Outnumbered: Series 2 | DVD | (16/11/2009)
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Outnumbered: Series Two
Life Begins - Series 1 | DVD | (18/04/2005)
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From Mike Bullen the creator of Cold Feet. Maggie Mee (Quentin) is a woman who thinks she has life sorted. That is until her husband Phil (Armstrong) walks out on her and their two teenage children. At the age of 39 Maggie discovers that she's back to square one; no husband no job and no money... Britain's most watched drama series of 2004!
Perfect Strangers | DVD | (09/02/2004)
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Perfect Strangers, Stephen Poliakoff's TV drama, depicts an upper-class English family where distrust, dysfunction and despair are guests at the party. "As you know, in all families, things happen", says the cool Lindsay Duncan. That's the premise: things happen, some of them nasty. The family, once "mini-Rothchilds" and still "drowning in money", are gathered together in an opulent hotel for a grand reunion; the only thing wrong with the idea is that many of them are perfect strangers and the event begins to look more like a conference than an event with heart. Into the blend of well-heeled guests comes the Hillingdon contingent led by Raymond (Michael Gambon), the black ram of the family. His son, Daniel, is a surveyor and true to his profession sets about assessing the fault lines running through the family. Underlying it all is a sense of unease so that even pleasantries come across as deeply unpleasant. Raymond warns us that: "Everybody always lies". Drama arises from the emergence of truth and buried bits of the past, as old photographs are screened to family members provoking curiosity about what lies behind the images. Scratch a surface and everywhere there's pain and mystery. Filmed in lavish London settings where everything is clean and sleek, Perfect Strangers makes for slick visual entertainment. Although the dialogue is stilted and at times surreal, the music by Adrian Johnston cannot be faulted. --Joan Byrne
Outnumbered The Christmas Special | DVD | (26/11/2010)
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It's Boxing Day in the Brockman household and Santa has paid a visit ; along with some burglars. While Mum and Dad try to maintain some festive spirit ; Ben wreaks havoc with a mechanical hand ; Jake argues the case for pirated music and Karen is busy writing New Year s resolutions - not for herself ; but for the rest of the family ; and Barack Obama. With guests arriving ; some welcome ; some not ; the pressure is on Dad to get lunch on the table. But where s Grandad?