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Helena Bonham Carter

Born: May 26, 1966, Islington - England

Helena Bonham Carter, CBE is an English actress.

She is known for her roles in low-budget arthouse and independent films to large-scale Hollywood productions. She was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role as Kate Croy in “The Wings of the Dove” (1997).

For her role as Queen Elizabeth in “The King's Speech” (2010), she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress and won the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role.

She also won the 2010 International Emmy Award for Best Actress for her role as British author Enid Blyton in the TV film “Enid” (2009).

Bonham Carter began her film career playing the title character in “Lady Jane” (1986), and playing Lucy Honeychurch in “A Room with a View” (1985).

Her other film roles include Ophelia in “Hamlet” (1990), “Where Angels Fear to Tread” (1991), “Howards End” (1992), Elizabeth Lavenza in Mary Shelley's “Frankenstein” (1994), Woody Allen's “Mighty Aphrodite” (1995), Marla Singer in “Fight Club” (1999), Bellatrix Lestrange in the “Harry Potter” series (2007–11), Skynet in “Terminator Salvation” (2009), Miss Havisham in “Great Expectations” (2012), Madame Thénardier in “Les Misérables” (2012), and The Fairy Godmother in “Cinderella” (2015).

She has frequently collaborated with director Tim Burton; in “Planet of the Apes” (2001), “Big Fish” (2003), “Corpse Bride” (2005), “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” (2005), “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” (2007), “Dark Shadows” (2012), and playing the Red Queen in “Alice in Wonderland” (2010) and its sequel “Alice Through the Looking Glass” (2016).

Her other television films include “A Pattern of Roses” (1983), “Fatal Deception: Mrs. Lee Harvey Oswald” (1993), “Live from Baghdad” (2002), “Toast” (2010), and “Burton & Taylor” (2013).

She was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2012 New Year Honours list for services to drama, and in January 2014, the British prime minister, David Cameron, announced that Bonham Carter had been appointed to Britain's new national Holocaust Commission.

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Ocean's Eight (2018)

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Five years, eight months, 12 days ... and counting. That’s how long Debbie Ocean has been devising the biggest heist of her life. She knows what it’s going to take - a team of the best in their field, starting with her partner-in-crime Lou Miller. Together, they recruit a crew of specialists: jeweller Amita; street con Constance; expert fence Tammy; hacker Nine Ball; and fashion designer Rose. The target is a cool $150 million dollars in diamonds - diamonds that will be around the neck of world-famous actress Daphne Kluger, who will be centerstage at the event of the year, the Met Gala. The plan is rock solid, but everything will need to be flawless if the team is going to get in and get away with the ice. All in plain sight.

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55 Steps (2018)

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55 Steps is based a the inspiring true story of Eleanor Riese, a mental illness patient herself, who brings a class action suit to give competent mental patients the right to have a say in their medication while they’re in a hospital, and Colette Hughes, the lawyer appointed to her case.

69 2018 115
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Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero (2017)

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The true story of the most decorated dog in American military history - Sgt. Stubby - and the enduring bonds he forged with his brothers-in-arms in the trenches of World War I.

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Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016)

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Alice returns to the magical world of Underland, only to find the Hatter in a horrible state. With the help of her friends, Alice must travel through time to save the Mad Hatter and Underland's fate from the evil clutches of the Red Queen and a clock like creature, known as Time.

63 2016 118
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Cinderella (2015)

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When her father unexpectedly passes away, young Ella finds herself at the mercy of her cruel stepmother and her daughters. Never one to give up hope, Ellas fortunes begin to change after meeting a dashing stranger in the woods.

71 2015 112
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Suffragette (2015)

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Based on true events about the foot soldiers of the early feminist movement who were forced underground to evade the State.

69 2015 106
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Salting the Battlefield (2014)

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Salting the Battlefield, the third instalment of the Worricker Trilogy, follows Johnny Worricker and Margot Tyrrell as they flee across Europe, with M15 hard on their heels. But life in exile is proving much harder than either of them expected. Worricker knows that his only chance of resolving both his personal and his professional lives is if he returns home to confront the powerful prime minister, Alec Beasley. In a duel of wits between the two men...only one can remain.

66 2014 90
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Turks & Caicos (2014)

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Turks and Caicos, the second film in the Worricker Trilogy, surrounds Johnny Worricker after he has walked out of his job at M15, en route to the airport to choose his destination at random. A conspiracy to turn control of M15 over to the Prime Minister has led Worricker to the islands known as Turks and Caicos... but his presence on the obscure islands brings a new dilemma to light. It is here that the CIA persuades Worricker to deal with a group of ambiguous Americans attending a high-level conference regarding the world financial crisis. Meanwhile, an old girl-friend, Margot Tyrrell, is being asked to betray her boss in London in order to establish an illicit connection between the prime minister and dark goings-on in the war on terror.

66 2014 95
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The Lone Ranger (2013)

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The Texas Rangers chase down a gang of outlaws led by Butch Cavendish, but the gang ambushes the Rangers, seemingly killing them all. One survivor is found, however, by an American Indian named Tonto, who nurses him back to health. The Ranger, donning a mask and riding a white stallion named Silver, teams up with Tonto to bring the unscrupulous gang and others of that ilk to justice.

65 2013 149
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Burton and Taylor (2013)

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TV drama based on Richard Burton's diaries, about his last performance in 1983 with ex-wife Elizabeth Taylor. They meet after several years and he agrees to her suggestion that they star in a stage revival on Broadway of Noel Coward's comedy 'Private Lives', although Elizabeth Taylor has never before performed on stage. Burton soon regrets his agreement, however, when her pill-popping and lack of discipline causes problems already during the rehearsals. The play opens to a critical trashing, but is popular with audiences because they just want to see Taylor. After a two month troubled run, the curtain comes down and Taylor tells Burton she has always loved him and still does. A year later he is dead.

65 2013 83
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The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet (2013)

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A 12-year-old cartographer secretly leaves his family's ranch in Montana where he lives with his cowboy father and scientist mother and travels across the country on board a freight train to receive an award at the Smithsonian Institute.

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Dark Shadows (2012)

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Vampire Barnabas Collins is inadvertently freed from his tomb and emerges into the very changed world of 1972. He returns to Collinwood Manor to find that his once-grand estate and family have fallen into ruin.

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Les Miserables (2012)

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The internationally-beloved musical based upon Victor Hugo's classic novel comes to the silver screen in this all-star adaptation directed by Academy Award®-winner Tom Hooper. Hugh Jackman stars as Jean Valjean, a convict jailed for a petty crime who leaves prison to find a new life but is pursued by the obsessive policeman (Oscar®-winner Russell Crowe) who arrested him. Valjean ultimately finds redemption and honor within politically torn 19th Century France. The film also stars Academy Award®-nominees Anne Hathaway and Helena Bonham Carter.

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Great Expectations (2012)

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Miss Havisham, a wealthy spinster who wears an old wedding dress and lives in the dilapidated Satis House, asks Pip's \Uncle Pumblechook\ (who is actually Joe's uncle) to find a boy to play with her adopted daughter Estella. Pip begins to visit Miss Havisham and Estella, with whom he falls in love,then Pip a humble orphan suddenly becomes a gentleman with the help of an unknown benefactor.

64 2012 128
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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)

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The motion picture event of the generation comes to a close in the second part of the final chapter in the monumental Harry Potter series. Following 2010's first installment, the boy wizard's final adventure concludes with the climactic final battle between "The Boy Who Lived"and the Dark Lord Voldemort (Ralph Fiennes). Making their final stand upon the ramparts of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe) and his friends Ron and Hermione (Rupert Grint and Emma Watson) face their greatest foe and make the ultimate sacrifice on the landmark journey that bestselling author J.K. Rowling first undertook more than a decade ago.

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The Gruffalo's Child (2011)

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A follow up to the 2009 animated feature and adapted from the childrens' book by Julia Donaldson & Alex Scheffler. The Gruffalo's child explores the deep dark wood in search of the big bad mouse and meets the Snake, Owl & Fox in the process. She eventually finds the mouse, who manages to outwit her like the Gruffalo before!

69 2011 26
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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010)

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In the first part of the seventh and final adventure, Harry, Ron and Hermione set out on their perilous mission to track down and destroy the secret to Voldemort's immortality and destruction - the Horcruxes. On their own, without the guidance of their professors or the protection of Dumbledore, the three friends must now rely on one another more than ever. But there are Dark Forces in their midst that threaten to tear them apart. Meanwhile, the wizarding world has become a dangerous place for all enemies of the Dark Lord. The long-feared war has begun and Voldemort's Death Eaters seize control of the Ministry of Magic and even Hogwarts, terrorizing and arresting anyone who might oppose them. But the one prize they still seek is the one most valuable to Voldemort: Harry Potter. The Chosen One has become the hunted one as the Death Eaters search for Harry with orders to bring him to Voldemort...alive.

77 2010 146
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Alice in Wonderland (2010)

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Alice, an unpretentious and individual 19-year-old, is betrothed to a dunce of an English nobleman. At her engagement party, she escapes the crowd to consider whether to go through with the marriage and falls down a hole in the garden after spotting an unusual rabbit. Arriving in a strange and surreal place called 'Underland,' she finds herself in a world that resembles the nightmares she had as a child, filled with talking animals, villainous queens and knights, and frumious bandersnatches. Alice realizes that she is there for a reason – to conquer the horrific Jabberwocky and restore the rightful queen to her throne.

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The King's Speech (2010)

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The King's Speech tells the story of the man who became King George VI, the father of Queen Elizabeth II. After his brother abdicates, George ('Bertie') reluctantly assumes the throne. Plagued by a dreaded stutter and considered unfit to be king, Bertie engages the help of an unorthodox speech therapist named Lionel Logue. Through a set of unexpected techniques, and as a result of an unlikely friendship, Bertie is able to find his voice and boldly lead the country into war.

81 2010 118
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Terminator Salvation (2009)

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All grown up in post-apocalyptic 2018, John Connor must lead the resistance of humans against the increasingly dominating militaristic robots. But when Marcus Wright appears, his existence confuses the mission as Connor tries to determine whether Wright has come from the future or the past -- and whether he's friend or foe.

66 2009 115
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The Gruffalo (2009)

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James Corden and Robbie Coltrane provide the voices for the Mouse and the Gruffalo in BBC One's animation of the popular children's book.A half-hour animated film based on the classic children's picture book written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler, tells the magical tale of a mouse who takes a walk though the woods in search of a nut.

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Enid (2009)

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Edwardian child Enid Blyton begins to tell stories to her brothers as an escape from their parents rows before the father deserts the family...

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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)

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A summer has passed since Harry's encounter with the Dark Lord, and Harry returns to learn that the wizarding community remains in denial about Voldemort's return; the minister of magic believes that Headmaster Dumbledore is lying; and a new Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher has been assigned. Now, with the entire wizard community in peril, the future of magic may depend on Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. When the new professor, Dolores Umbridge's Ministry-approved course of defensive magic leaves the young wizards woefully unprepared to protect themselves against the dark forces threatening them and the entire wizarding community, Hermione and Ron urge Harry to act. Meeting secretly with a small group of students who name themselves "Dumbledore's Army," Harry teaches them how to defend themselves against the Dark Arts.

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Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)

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The infamous story of Benjamin Barker, a.k.a Sweeney Todd, who sets up a barber shop down in London which is the basis for a sinister partnership with his fellow tenant, Mrs. Lovett. Based on the hit Broadway musical.

75 2007 116
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Sixty Six (2006)

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This charming coming-of-age film tells the story of a lonely, awkward boy who makes plans for a lavish Bar Mitzvah as a way to be noticed. Only he schedules the party on the same day as the 1966 World Cup Finals, meaning that few will come to his big day.

0 2006 94
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Tim Burton's Corpse Bride (2005)

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Tim Burton presents a stop-motion animation of a young man who is whisked away to the underworld and wed to a mysterious corpse bride while his real bride waits in the land of the living.

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)

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Take an unforgettable, uniquely magical journey through director Tim Burton's deliciously delightful, whimsically wonderful world of Charlie And The Chocolate Factory.

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Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005)

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Academy Award®- winner for “Best Animated Feature” (2006), Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit is a delightful adventure. Daffy, cheese-loving inventor Wallace and his faithful dog Gromit become heroes in stopping a crime spree. They learn that a giant, fuzzy creature is stealing the town’s produce and the not-completely-dynamic duo set out to capture the beast and save the day.

75 2005 85
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Conversations with Other Women (2005)

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Reunited at a wedding after many years, former lovers again feel the pull of a mutual attraction neither is willing to admit. Escaping the reception for the privacy of a hotel room, the unnamed pair explore the choices of the past that led them to the present.

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Big Fish (2003)

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Throughout his life, Edward Bloom has always been a man of big appetites, enormous passions and tall tales. In his later years, he remains a huge mystery to his son, William. Now, to get to know the real man, Will begins piecing together a true picture of his father from flashbacks of his amazing adventures in this marvel of a movie.

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Henry VIII (2003)

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Henry VIII is a two-part British television movie produced principally by Granada Television for ITV. It chronicles the life of Henry VIII of England from the disintegration of his first marriage to an aging Spanish princess until his death following a stroke in 1547, by which time he had married for the sixth time. Additional production funding was provided by WGBH Boston, Powercorp and the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

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Till Human Voices Wake Us (2002)

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Sam and Silvy are best friends. One night, as they are watching a falling star while floating on their backs in a lake, Sylvy disappears from his side. Despite his best efforts, he cannot find her under water. Many years later, Sam, now a psychologist, returns to bury his father. Back in his hometown, he meets a woman called Ruby who reminds him in so many ways of his lost love.

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Planet of the Apes (2001)

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After a spectacular crash-landing on an uncharted planet, brash astronaut Leo Davidson (Mark Wahlberg) finds himself trapped in a savage world where talking apes dominate the human race. Desperate to find a way home, Leo must evade the invincible gorilla army led by Ruthless General Thade (Tim Roth) and his most trusted warrior, Attar (Michael Clarke Duncan).

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Novocaine (2001)

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John Winger, an indolent sad sack in his 30s, impulsively joins the U.S. Army after losing his job, his girlfriend and his apartment.

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Fight Club (1999)

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A ticking-time-bomb insomniac and a slippery soap salesman channel primal male aggression into a shocking new form of therapy. Their concept catches on, with underground \fight clubs\ forming in every town, until an eccentric gets in the way and ignites an out-of-control spiral toward oblivion.

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The Wings of the Dove (1997)

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An impoverished woman who has been forced to choose between a privileged life with her wealthy aunt and her journalist lover, befriends an American heiress. When she discovers the heiress is attracted to her own lover and is dying, she sees a chance to have both the privileged life she cannot give up and the lover she cannot live without.

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Mighty Aphrodite (1995)

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When Lenny and his wife, Amanda, adopt a baby, Lenny realizes that his son is a genius and becomes obsessed with finding the boy's biological mother in hopes that she will be brilliant too. But when he learns that Max's mother is Linda Ash, a kindhearted prostitute and porn star, Lenny is determined to reform her immoral lifestyle. A Greek chorus chimes in to relate the plot to Greek mythology in this quirky comedy.

71 1995 95
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Frankenstein (1994)

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Based on Mary Shelley's novel, \Frankenstein\ tells the story of Victor Frankenstein, a promising young doctor who, devastated by the death of his mother during childbirth, becomes obsessed with bringing the dead back to life. His experiments lead to the creation of a monster, which Frankenstein has put together with the remains of corpses. It's not long before Frankenstein regrets his actions.

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Howards End (1992)

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Merchant Ivory’s adaptation of EM Forster’s classic 1910 novel, starring Emma Thompson, Helena Bonham Carter, Anthony Hopkins & Vanessa Redgrave returns to the big screen in a beautiful new 4K restoration. Stunning location photography, lavishly detailed sets & elegant period costumes, this compelling saga follows the interwoven fates and misfortunes of three families amid the changing times of Edwardian England. It tells the story of two free-spirited, cosmopolitan sisters, Margaret (Emma Thompson) and Helen Schlegel (Helena Bonham Carter), who collide with the world of the very wealthy ­­– one sister benefiting from the acquaintance with the Wilcoxes (owners of the beloved country home Howards End), the other all but destroyed by it. Anthony Hopkins is the conservative industrialist Henry Wilcox and Vanessa Redgrave is his ailing wife Ruth Wilcox.

75 1992 140
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Where Angels Fear to Tread (1991)

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The widow Lilia Herriton meets a young man when she visits Italy and marries him. The man is only a dentist without a good name, and Lilia's relatives are clearly unhappy with her choice. Lilia dies while giving birth to a son, and two relatives travel to Italy to take care of of the baby, expecting no trouble from the father.

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A Room with a View (1985)

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When Lucy Honeychurch and chaperon Charlotte Bartlett find themselves in Florence with rooms without views, fellow guests Mr Emerson and son George step in to remedy the situation. Meeting the Emersons could change Lucy s life forever but, once back in England, how will her experiences in Tuscany affect her marriage plans?

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