The Long Good Friday

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'They cut the beheading scene': The Long Good Friday, remembered by Helen Mirren and co-stars
Prophetic, frenetic and shockingly brutal, the film became a British classic. For its 40th anniversary, Mirren and other cast members relive their roles in the menacing gangland masterpiece

Nick Hopkins

01, Apr, 2021 @5:00 AM

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The greatest film scenes shot on the River Thames – ranked!
As a new David Attenborough documentary examines the waterway’s history, we rate the river’s finest movie cameos

Peter Bradshaw

11, Jun, 2020 @12:30 PM

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Barrie Keeffe obituary
Playwright and screenwriter best known for the 1980 film classic The Long Good Friday

Michael Coveney

11, Dec, 2019 @3:10 PM

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Long Good Friday writer Barrie Keeffe dies aged 74
The scriptwriter and playwright, best known for penning the gangster film starring Bob Hoskins and Helen Mirren, died in London after a short illness

Andrew Pulver

10, Dec, 2019 @5:37 PM

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Bryan Marshall obituary
Character actor admired for his role in the London gangster film The Long Good Friday

Anthony Hayward

04, Jul, 2019 @4:56 PM

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How George Harrison – and a very naughty boy – saved British cinema
The Beatle loved Monty Python so much, he set up HandMade Films to make Life of Brian – and rehabilitated the UK movie industry. But the studio’s fun couldn’t last

Nicholas Barber

03, Apr, 2019 @10:33 AM

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The Long Good Friday/Mona Lisa review – captivating visions of London’s underworld
Bob Hoskins assures his place in cinema history with these complementary visions of London’s underworld

Philip French

26, Jul, 2015 @7:00 AM

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Jurassic World claws victory from Potter and Bond to make UK box office history
The all-conquering fourth instalment in the dino-franchise becomes only the second film ever to rake in £10m-plus on its second weekend of UK release

Charles Gant

23, Jun, 2015 @1:04 PM

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Why I'd like to be … Bob Hoskins in The Long Good Friday

I don't want to hang anyone from a meat hook, but I need a bit of Harold Shand's authority. He's a man who gets things done, writes Tim Cooke

Tim Cooke

04, Jul, 2014 @6:30 AM

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The Long Good Friday: No 20 best crime film of all time

John Mackenzie, 1980

John Patterson

17, Oct, 2010 @10:36 AM

The Long Good Friday: to the manor born

Who cares if it gets remade by Hollywood? The original will always be Britain's greatest gangster movie anyway.

Danny Leigh

17, May, 2007 @7:56 AM

DVD: The Long Good Friday

(Cert 18)

Rob Mackie

14, Sep, 2006 @11:10 PM

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