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Alfred Molina

Though he resembles a muffin, Alfred Molina is a human. Read on and learn.

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Alfred Molina was born 27th May, 1953 in London to a Spanish waiter and Italian housekeeper. He was educated at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. Alfred now lives in Los Angelese, CA, with his wife Jill Gasgoine.

In 1998 he was nominated for a Tony Award and a Drama Desk Award for his performance in "Art". In 2004 he was again nominated for a Tony Award for his role as Tevye in "Fiddler On The Roof". He was also nominated for the Drama Desk Award for Most Outstanding Debut Performance for "Molly Sweeny", and received a Theater World award.

Alfred was paid $3,000,000 for being Doc Ock in Spider Man 2.

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PLEASE NOTE: this site is no longer updated. For more current filmography information, please see Alfred's IMDB or wikipedia articles.

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2009

Big Guy (Kent)
Yes, Virginia (Francis Church)

A made-for-TV half hour animated feature set in 1897, this story centers around a little eight year old girl who is determined to find out the truth about Santa. Virgina O'Hanlon writes a letter to the Sun newspaper asking all about Santa. The letter ends up on Francis Church (Alfred Molina)'s desk. The grumpy Sun editor eventually writes an answer – an answer that changes Christmas for the whole town, reinvigorating people's belief in Santa.

 

Lessons in Self-Defense (Ben)

Ben (Alfred Molina) is delighted when his estranged daughter, 14-year-old Victoria, makes contact and asks for a meeting. All Ben wants is to regain a relationship with his daughter, but she wants nothing to do with him, and had other motives for suggesting the meeting...

Wonder Woman (Ares)

Wonder Woman's mother, Hippolyta, leads an epic battle against the son she had with Ares, god of war (Alfred Molina). Though she successfully slays the sun, Ares escapes imprisonmet and a contest is held to see whose task it will be to track him down. Wonder Woman wins, and embarks on a fight-filled hunt with her boyfriend-wannabe, jet pilot Trevor. In an epic final battle that takes place throughout Washington DC, Wonder Woman defeats Ares.

The Pink Panther 2 (Pepperidge)

The famous pink panther diamond has been stolen, along with many other priceless museum pieces around the world. A team of the five best detectives from around the world is assembled to help recover the valuable items. Bumbling inspector Jacques Clouseau is included in this team because of his (eventual) success in retreiving the pink panther diamond when it was last stolen. Alfred Molina plays Pepperidge.

An Education (Jack)

During the early 1960s, Jenny Mellor lives (what she sees as a) boring life in Twickenham. All her father, Jack, (Alfred Molina) wants her to do is to make it into Oxford university, and Jenny feels stifled by the future she sees ahead. She is swept off her feet by a man twice her age, David Goldman, and embarks on a rollecoaster of excitement in Goldman's world of fancy food, clothes, and entertainment. Jenny's parents disapprove of the turn her life has taken, and eventually her bubble bursts when she realises that David makes much of his money through dishonesty.

The Lodger (Chandler Manning)

A serial killer in West Hollywood has decided to imitate the famous crimes of Jack the Ripper. He is pursued by detective Chandler Manning (Alfred Molina), who soon recognizes the pattern of murders and is desperate to stop the killer before he claims his final victims. To make matters worse, the same pattern of killings were perpetrated a few years earlier in the same general area, and it is becoming increasingly clear that the wrong man was imprisoned for those offenses...

The Good War (Matteo)

 

2008

Nothing Like the Holidays (Edy Rodriguez)

This film sees the tumultuous holidays of a large family getting together for Christmas. Edy Rodriguez (Alfred Molina) is father of this family. His habit of receiving and taking phone calls at inopportune moments, and his wife (Anna) is convinced he is having an affair. When Edy takes a call at Christmas dinner, she announces she intends to divorce him. It is later revealed that the phone calls are from Edy's doctor, as he has a serious heart condition. He doesn't want to tell anyone about it lest they worry. Edy attempts to please his wife by finally cutting down the tree in their front yard. This begins with his wielding an overly small chainsaw, and ends with him trying to pull down the tree with his car. Alas, he simply pulls the bumper off, crashes the car, and injures himself. It is during his subsequent hospitalization that his family finds out he is suffering from cancer, and his wife realizes he's been getting calls from an oncologist rather than a girlfriend.

Courtroom K (Judge Robars)

 

2007

The Ten Commandments (Ramses)

Alfred Molina is the voice of the evil pharo Ramses in this retelling of the classic Biblical tale. It covers the story of Moses's life unremarkably, but its packaging lies. LIES.

It claims to be “an epic tale told in brilliant CGI Animation”

No.

Just...

No.

It is CGI, and the tale could be considered epic, but there is NOTHING brilliant about the animation of this movie.

This is the caliber of full CGI movies released in the same year.

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And these are screen captures from this movie (all Ramses-centric, of course)...

These crappy screencaptures don't include the plodding, artificial movements, and the constantly visible occurrences of things passing through other things (i.e. Ramses' bicep constantly dips into his chest).

I tried being kind to this movie, but seriously... Don't bother with it. Ever.

The Little Traitor (Dunlop)

Palestine, 1947. Eleven year old Proffy is a spirited Palestinian who wants the British occupation to end. Sergeant Dunlop (Alfred Molina) is a lonely soldier, who one evening comes across Proffy in the city streets after curfew. Rather than arrest the boy, Dunlop drives him home. This marks the beginning of an unlikely friendship which flourishes until Proffy's friends follow him and find out he has been consorting with a British officer. Proffy is arrested and tried for being a traitor. Though cleared of charges, the experience of befriending one of 'the enemy' shapes Proffy for life.

Silk (Baldabiou)
Chill Out, Scooby-Doo! (Professor Jeffries)
The Company (Harvey Torriti)
Monk (Peter Magneri)
The Moon and the Stars (Davide Rieti)

 

2006

Orchids (Cliff)
The Hoax (Dick Suskind)
Where Is the Mango Princess? (Alan Forman)

The story of Alan Forman (Alfred Molina), a man who suffers severe brain damage due to a boating accident. The film is based on a book written by the real Alan Foreman's wife, and chronicles the family's difficulties in coping with the subsequent extreme fluctuation of Alan's behavior – from childlike to almost normal.

Da Vinci Code (Bishop Aringarosa)

Based on the best-selling novel by Dan Brown, this film concerns a puzzle and riddle-filled quest to find and save the Holy Grail. Pursued by ancient secret organizations, and betrayed by their friends, Robert Langdon and Sophie Neuvau are left as the last protectors of a grail. Alfred Molina is Bishop Aringarosa, one member of a small group of conspirators after the grail, led by 'the teacher'.

As You Like It (Touchstone)

 

2005

Joan of Arc (Narrator)
Sian Ka'an (Ka'an)

 

2004

Fiddler On The Roof (Tevye)

Fiddler on the Roof is set in the small Jewish village of Anatevka in Russia. The year is 1905, and Tevye (Alfred Molina), his wife Golde, and their five daughters are finding it hard to cope with their harsh existence under Tsarist rule. This classic musical is a delight, filled with such thought provoking and entertaining songs as "If I Were A Rich Man" and "Match maker".

Steamboy (Eddie Steam)
Spider-Man II (Doc Ock/Dr. Otto Octavius)
Crónicas (Victor)

 

2003

Coffee and Cigarettes ( Alfred)

Shot in stylish monochrome, this film consists of a series of thematically related conversations held between a broad range of people in a variety of locations.

Alfred Molina and Steve Coogan co-star in the segment “Cousins?”. The conversation centres around Alfred's genealogical dabbling, and his discovery that Steve is actually his (distant) cousin. While Alfred is obviously a big fan of Steve, he reacts distantly and is obviously eager to leave. The tables turn when he overhears Alfred on the phone with an A-List celebrity, and tries to weasel his way into Alfred's good books to no avail...

Luther (Johann Tetzel)
Identity (Dr. Malick)

The DVD cover proudly proclaims “A genuinely CUNNING psychological THRILLER with a TWIST guaranteed to SHOCK”. How very true.

From beginning to end, this movie grips your attention like a bulldog grips a bone. More than simply a thriller, it plays with reality itself. Alfred Molina plays Dr. Malick, a psychologist, working to reform a murderer and save him from the death penalty. Meanwhile, a group of 10 people become trapped at a motel in Nevada, unable to leave because of torrential desert rains. One by one they are murdered, with a numbered room key by their corpses. Slowly the number of people remaining dwindles, and then things start to get really strange… The bodies are disappearing without a trace. The twist near the end is completely surprising, but looking back, you can see all the hints you missed in the duration of the movie. And just when you think you’ve got it all worked out, the story makes a final turn that is guaranteed to be unforeseen.

Although I wasn’t entirely comfortable with the (relatively) small smattering of swearing and scenes of people going hysterical, the movie didn’t dwell too much on the dead bodies or acts of killing, tastefully sidestepping being overly gruesome whilst maintaining the tension. And my, there was a lot of tension! For the entire duration, this is a nail-biter (my nails are now a lot shorter). I’ll leave you with the chilling poem murmured at the start, plot revelation point and end of the movie.

I was going up the stairs
I met a man who wasn’t there
He wasn’t there again today
I wish I wish he’d go away

 My Life Without Me (Ann's Father)

Anne is a young woman living in a caravan with two children, with a husband struggling to find work, and a job as an overnight cleaner at a University. Diagnosed with inoperable cancer, she decides on a list of things she wants to do before she dies. This includes leaving taped messages for her loved ones to listen to when she is gone, and meeting her imprisoned father (Alfred Molina) for the first time in many years. Beautifully shot, and surprisingly uplifting, this film is a top-notch tear jerker.

Ape (Mendez)
Justice League (King Gustav)

2002

Bram and Alice ( Bram Shepard)

Bram and Alice is a sitcom heavily based in aqwardness and absurdity. Alfred Molina is Bram Shepard, a Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist, womaniser and generally self-centered and greedy man. Alice O’Connor, a young hopeful novelist herself, discovers that he is her father. Tentatively she decides to move in with him, and a relationship that is to be far from smooth begins...

Undertaking Betty (aka. Plots with a View) (Boris Plots)

Undertaking Betty (a.k.a. “Plots With A View) is set in a sweet welsh town of Rottin Powis, where everything seems to stay the same. Until the day that Boris and Betty hatch their plan…

Boris Plots (Alfred Molina), local funeral director, has been watching Betty Reece-Jones for thirty years. He was too shy to ask her to dance when they were children, and Betty’s current husband (town councilor Hugh) took the chance that Boris missed. Betty isn’t completely content with her current life, and when Hugh’s mother dies finds herself falling in love with Boris. She doesn’t want to hurt Hugh by running away with Boris, so they hatch a plot to fake her death so that Hugh won’t be shamed and can live on her life insurance.

The plan initially works – the town believes Betty is dead. But at the funeral, she learns that her husband was cheating on her, and Betty wants revenge. Still, they continue to carry out their plans (with a lot of mishaps along the way) and just when everything seems to be going swimmingly, a rival funeral business, Featherbeds, consisting of entrepreneurial American and bungling Welshman, poke their noses in and discover the plot. Boris makes a deal with them – he’ll sell his funeral business to them and never come back if they help Betty take revenge on her cheating husband. The agree, and Betty gleefully scares her husband and his girlfriend. The movie ends on a boat bound for Tahiti, with an ecstatic Boris and Betty swirling across the deck, dancing into the sunset.

This movie has the perfect balance of slapstick humor, gentle comedy and romance. The cast perform superbly, and there is not a moment where an accent slips. The camera work and lighting is innovative without being too confusing. Delightful little details pepper the very enjoyable, if slightly implausible plot, making the movie a pleasure to re-watch. There is enough contrast between characters to cause some very interesting scenarios, but they are not so different as to be unbelievable. The scenes of Boris and Betty dancing are simply gorgeous, and compliment this adorable movie’s gentle and amusing story line. I enjoyed it very much, and would have loved it even if Alfred Molina wasn’t in it…But he was in it, which was the icing on the cake making this one of the best movies I’ve ever seen.

 

 Frida (Diego Rivera)

A biographical picture of famed Mexican artist, Frida Kahlo. Just like her turbulent life, this film contains plenty of art, sex, controversy and personal endurance. The film is beautifully shot and imaginatively realized, featuring fascinating animated sequences and a many of Frida's most impressive paintings. It is dynamic, enjoyable and educational all at once (and we get to see Alfred Molina in a bathtub!).

 2001

Texas Rangers (John King Fisher)
Murder on the Orient Express (Hercule Poirot)

 

2000

Chocolat (Comte De Reynaud)

The plot centers around a small 1960’s French village, filled with people set in their old traditional ways. But everything is about to change…Vivien Rocher and her six-year-old daughter arrive one blustery evening and rent an old patisserie and the flat above. Vivien opens a chocolate shop, and shocks many of the villagers with her “radical” lifestyle (ie. she doesn’t go to church). The spiffy (not that I’m biased…) town mayor, Comte De Reynaud, is opposed to Vivien’s ideas and sets out to make the townsfolk as hostile towards her as he can. Along the way, many lives are changed forever.

This is an absolutely charming movie that sweeps you up in its warm chocolaty mood, leaving you thoughtful and rather hungry. Performances are all beautiful, but (as usual) Alfred Molina steals the show. You feel so very sorry for Comete De Reynaud the whole way through, no matter how snipey he gets. Alfred builds a complex and charismatic character, utterly believable. Yours truly had a little sniffle when the character finally broke down.

 The Miracle Maker (Simon the Pharisee)

 

1999

Magnolia (Solomon Solomon)

Nine lives interweave in this emotive film. The only thing linking all of the stories is the setting (San Fernando Valley, California) and the intense feeling of emotional trauma and rebirth. Donnie Smith, one of the story’s threads, has been having much trouble of late in both his love life and professional life. Eventually he is fired by his very annoyed boss (Alfred Molina) and turns to theft and drink to drown his sorrows. Certainly not light viewing, Magnolia needs to be watched carefully and thought about deeply. Definitely a character dependant movie, the plots of the strands pale in the emotional glare of the characters presented.

Ladies Man (Jimmy Stiles)
Dudley Do-Right (Snidely K. 'Whip' Whiplash)

The delightfully evil Snidely K. Wiplash (Alfred Molina) loves his job – being evil. He relishes villanous plots, consistently outsmarting his dim-witted minions. Since childhood, he has competed with Dudley for the affections of the lovely Nellie. Snidely hatches a dastardly plot and aims to own the town, the money, and get the girl. It is up to the steadfast (if stupid) Dudley to thwart him in the name of all that is good. This is a wonderfully silly, laugh-out-loud family film with the perfect mix of physical humor and likeable characters.

1998

Pete's Meteor (Hugh)

Three children are living happily with their grandmother when one day a meteorite lands in their back yard. The children believe this meteor to be a message from their dead parents, and are distraught when the government takes the meteor for scientific examination. The children try to get the meteor back, and along the way meet a kindly scientist (Alfred Molina! Yay!) and get tangled in their parent’s friend who is a drug addict and is heavily in debt.

The Treat (Colonel)
The Impostors (Sir Jeremy Burtom)
Stories of Courage: Two Couples (Emile Taquet)
The Man Who Knew Too Little (Boris Blavasky)

The Man Who Knew Too Little centers around Wallace Ritchie, a likeable yet hopeless American who has come to visit his brother in London. Desperate to get Wallace out of the way, his brother signs him up for an evening with the 'theater of life', a theatrical production that takes place in real locations and involves the client as the star. Things go terribly off track when Wallace accidentally becomes embroiled in an international conspiracy to re-start the cold war. Though in real danger, he thinks he is still just performing in the 'theater of life', and through sheer luck manages to evade and defeat enemy spies, and ultimately save the day and get the girl. This is a fun, light hearted movie that bumbles along entertainingly.


Alfred Molina plays Boris the Butcher, a ruthless Russian agent hired to dispose of Wallace. All Boris really wants to do is run his butchery, but the shady government officials hiring him are adamant. Boris has two minions (one of whom has false pens filled with various sedatives and truth serums), and a deadly blade concealed up his suit sleeve. Through sheer luck, Wallace manages to slip Boris's clutches, and Boris ends up happily conceding defeat to an agent (he thinks) of the highest caliber.

1997

Boogie Nights (Rahad Jackson)

Eddie Adams works at a nightclub and longs to be a star. One day he is spotted by porn movie director, Jack Horner, and introduced to the world of sex, drugs and pool parties. He is a raging success with his enormous “asset”, and soon makes many friends. However, the 1970s turn into the 1980s and the pornography industry undergoes a transformation, and after a loud argument with Horner Eddie finds himself out of a job. He tries recording a CD with his friend, but he cannot sing any more than he can afford to pay the studio fees.

Desperate, he and two friends try to fleece the obscenely rich and eccentric Rahad Jackson. The escapade results in a dead bodyguard, who knows how many broken household appliances and a car with no side windows. A fraught Eddie returns to Horner and begs for forgiveness, realizing that despite the violence and displacement his life underwent over the past months, he has come full circle, back to where he belongs.

A Further Gesture (Tulio)
Scorpion Spring (Denis Brabant)
Anna Karenina (Levin)

Though this movie is primarily concerned with the life, love and eventual suicide of Anna, Alfred Molina’s character, Levin, is central to a more optimistic sub-plot. Petrified of being alone, Levin has found himself getting older with no wife. His brother is dying, and he finds himself in love with Princess Schcherbatksy. Schcherbatksy turns down his offer in marriage, as her eye is on the ‘handsome’ young army man. After it becomes clear that the man is in love with Anna, Schcherbatksy eventually falls for Levin. His brother dies soon after their happy union, but offsetting Levin’s grief, his son is born.

 The Place of Lions (?)

 

1996

Before and After (Panos Demeris)
Mojave Moon (Sal)
Tracey Takes On... (Mr. Dragotti)

 

1995

Species (Dr. Stephen Arden)
Dead Man (Trading Post missionary)
The Perez Family (Juan Raul Perez)
Hideaway (Dr. Jonas Nyebern)
Nervous Energy (Ira Moss)

 

1994

Maverick (Angel)
White Fang 2 (Rev. Leland Drury)
Cabin Boy (School Professor)
Requiem Apache (Hanish)
The Steal (Cliff)

 

1993

When Pigs Fly (Marty)
The Trial (Titorelli)
A Year in Provence (Tony Havers)

Peter Mayle and his wife decide to leave the hectic pace of London behind them, and move into a cottage in a small French country town. This sweet story follows their experiences as they meet new people, and the dramas that unfold around them. Tony (Alfred Molina) is a London business man who invites himself to stay with the Mayles. They swiftly find his presence annoying, and when he asks Peter to help him find a house in the same area, sabotage is afoot. As Tony doesn't speak any french, Peter intentionally mistranslates the real-estate agent's sentiment, and continually points out flaws with all the properties they are shown. Tony, disgruntled, is about to leave the Mayle's world when he slips a disk lifting a heavy table. His girlfriend then joins them, and once again Tony seems to be settling down in the Mayle's house... Until Peter has finally had enough, and announces that he and his wife will be leaving the room for a moment, and when they come back they expect Tony and his girlfriend to be gone.


The Marshal (Marshal Guarnaccia)
Typhon's People (Andreus)
When the Lies Run Out (Ian Spiro)

1992

Angels (George)

Three guardian angels help three souls appraise their past lives. The drama centers on the human rather than angelic element of the stories, with angels being sent to oversee specific 'cases'. Alfred Molina plays an angel whose 'case' regards a man whose scheduled death actually occurred to his friend, resulting in a man who should not still be alive and a veritable zombie.

A Very Polish Practice (?)

BBC1’s “Screen One” project produces yet another full-length television movie. A Very Polish Practice is a sequel to the popular “a very peculiar practice”, a story about four doctors and their escapades as their practice staggers from disaster to disaster. The sequel is set in Poland, and has some new characters, including a shady crime boss (Alfred Molina in a lovely suit!).

The plot centers around an overworked an insecure English migrant doctor Stephen Daker (Peter Davison) who works at a hideously underfunded hospital, where the post-operative patients are treated with nothing stronger than paracetamol due to chronic underfunding. Stephen is married to the beautiful Greta, and is horrified to discover her past as the shady crime boss's lover. He is further disquieted to learn that the crime boss wants Greta to leave Poland with him...

Enchanted April (Mellersh Wilkins)

Set in a chateau on an isolated Italian island, four women discuss and examine their relationships and lives. They explore the differences in their personalities, reassess their goals, and reexamine their relationships in a sisterly fashion.

Trust Me (Harry Greaves)

A movie length television drama by BBC 1’s Screen One project.

Harry Greaves (Alfred Molina! Yay!) makes up eccentric and outlandish stories for tabloid newspapers. This is very easy for Harry to do, as he is a compulsive liar and is rarely found telling the truth. He starts a rumour that his brother is gay (this in turns leads to the brother being investigated by MI5) and that his sister-in-law is having an affair . One of his tales, “Confessions of a Hit Man” lands him into some trouble when the newspaper publisher actually believes he is a hit man and asks him to kill her husband. Harry panics, but is unable to turn back because the publisher has already hired two other Hit Men to back him up. In desperation, Harry asks his brother (who works at the Ministry of Defense) for a shiny experimental weapon to aid him in deceiving the Hit Men, and is disappointed to find that all his brother has been developing is a self heating tin of soup… And it’s all downhill from then onwards.

1991

Ashenden (?)

A mini series based on the writings of Somerset Maugham, this four-part drama outlines the adventures of a writer the British Intelligence Agency recruits into espionage work during WW1.

The Trials of Oz (George Melly)

An adaptation of the well-known 1971 trial, in which the editors of the British subversive magazine "Oz" were charged with obscenity. The Trials of Oz was nominated for a BAFTA TV Award.

American Friends (Oliver Syme)

This story was based on the experiences of Michael Palin's grandfather. During a holiday in the Alps, a senior Oxford don named Francis Ashby meets Caroline, an American, and Elinor, Caroline’s adopted Irish-American daughter. Both women grow fond of Ashby, who returns their affections. When he has returned from his holiday, he is surprised by their sudden visit to him at Oxford. Oxford College grounds are strictly Women-free, and many of Ashby’s fellows aren’t pleased at these two enthusiastic women paying him visits.

Alfred Molina plays a character named Oliver Syme.

Not Without My Daughter (Moody)

"Moody" (dear Mr. Molina) is an Iranian doctor living in America with his American wife Betty and their child Mahtob. Wanting to see his homeland again, he convinces his wife to take a short holiday there with him and Mahtob. Betty is reluctant, as Iran is not a pleasant place, especially if you are American and female. Upon arrival “Moody” proclaims that they are going to stay and live in the country. Betty feels she must escape from Iran, but taking her daughter with her presents a larger problem.

Hancock (Tony Hancock)

BBC 1’s Screen One department commissioned this dramatization of the final eight years of comedian Tony Hancock’s life. Tony Hancock, whilst widely hailed as a comedic genius, felt the pressure to create more and more amusement and took to the bottle. Eventually, he sadly took his own life which effected much of the contemporary British comedy scene.


Boon (Mike Hubble)

Harry (Dave Hill) falls for Jo Beckett (Jill Gascoine), "The Woman Of My Life", who owns a jazz club, "Smoky Jo's". He plans to marry Jo (he buys her a 2500 engagement ring) and to invest in the club. He makes preparations to sell his share of CBS to a rival security firm.

 

1990

Drowning in the Shallow End (The Italian)

 

1989

El C.I.D. (Bernard Blake)
The Accountant (Lionel Ellerman)
Nativity Blues (Hank)
Revolutionary Witness (Robert Sauveur)

A short film (running at only 20 minutes), Alfred Molina plays “The Butcher” (Robert Sauveur), co-starring with Alan Rickman (“The Preacher”). The short centers around the French Revolution and the unrest surrounding it, presenting historical facts in the format of passionately preformed drama.

Boon (Saracen)

 

1988

Manifesto (Avanti)

A Dusan Makavejev adaptation of “Night Of Love” by Emile Zola.

Avanti (Alfred Molina) arrives in a small European town to ensure that the King’s latest hunting trip is a success. Svetlana is also staying in the town due to the King’s hunting trip, but only for the opportunity it presents to assassinate the monarch. Not everything goes as planned, and both Avanti and Svetlana get distracted…

Avanti is charmed by an nymphet ice-cream seller, but gets caught by authorities as he tries to seduce her. Svetlana decides to re-ignite her relationship with a manservant whom she had relations with in her younger years. Both of these doomed romances fall spectacularly apart, and both Avanti and Svetlana take the next train out of town. They meet, fall in love, and forget all about the king’s hunting trip.


Virtuoso (John Ogdon)

The story of John Ogden (Alfred Molina), a British pianist regarded one of the greatest of his generation, and his battle with schizophrenia. The program shows how he slowly fell into madness and how it effected his family and friends.

Ogden died a year after the program was made at the age of 52.

1987

Prick Up Your Ears (Kenneth Halliwell)

This is the dramatic life of British playwright, Joe Orton (Gary Oldman) whose lover is the amazingly attractive [no bias here whatsoever, folks] Kenneth Halliwell (Alfred Molina). Both men hope to become successful authors, and at the beginning it seems Halliwell is the most successful. As Orton begins to supersede Halliwell's achievements with the plays "Loot" and "What the Butler Saw" however, Halliwell becomes increasingly mentally unstable and possessive. After a whirlwind existence of public toilet encounters, Halliwell's violently jealous attitude towards Orton leads to their tragic demise.

Miami Vice (Esther's Attorney)

The dynamic story of a police department in Miami, and their investigations into prostitution, drug running, murder and other terrible crimes. Acclaimed for being a unique drama of its time, Miami Vice is renowned for using top fashion (for the 80s), unusual music and bright colours to emphasize the drama unfolding. Alfred Molina was Esther’s Attorney in episode 72, “The Big Thaw”.

 

1986

Casualty (Harry Horner)

Casualty is a long running drama series set in a Holby General hospital, examining the lives of both patients and staff in a frenetic atmosphere of life and death decisions. Alfred was Harry Horner, a drunken reporter proving to be an annoyance to hospital staff in episode 4, “Jump Start”

 

1985

Eleni (Young Christos)

Nick, a writer from New York, is posted in Greece. He has wanted to come to Greece for much of his life, anxious to investigate his mother’s death in a civil war that took place years earlier in the 1940s. As Nick comes closer to learning about his mother’s death, a flashback plotline showing Nick and his family struggling to survive in occupied Greece.


Number One (Constable Rogers)
Ladyhawke (Cezar)
Letter to Brezhnev (Sergei)

Peter and Sergei (Alfred Molina) are two soviet sailors on shore leave. Despite knowing minimal English, they enjoy their time in Liverpool and meet Elaine and Theresa. Peter falls in love with Elaine, but has to leave the next day as their ship is departing. Elaine writes a letter to the soviet official Leonid Brezhnev, asking for his help in reuniting the lovers.

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Water (Pierre)

An abandoned oil well in an impoverished Carribean town attracts the attention of the local rebels, as well as the Bristish, Cubans, French. What follows is a satirical look on imperialistic and military incompetence. Alfred is Pierre, a chef who despite wartime is set to give his diners the best meal possible.

CATS Eyes (Det. Sgt. Cropper)

A television series about the all-female Covert Activities Thames Section (or CATS) detective service.


Alfred Molina was in "Blue for Danger" Episode: #1.12 – 28 as Det. Sgt. Cropper)


An interesting bit of trivia: Alfred Molina’s wife, Gill Gasgoine, is in CATS eyes as Maggie Forbes.

 

1984

Meantime (John)

In a British underclass environment, the very slow Colin lives with his parents and two manipulative brothers. Colin befriends a dangerous skinhead, Coxy, and gets a job from his aunt. His brothers are jealous, and unpleasant tensions rise…


Reilly: The Ace of Spies

 

1983

Anyone for Denis? (Eric)

A satirical comedy about what Margarat Thatcher’s husband Denis gets up to when she’s away on business.

Raiders of the Lost Ark (Satipo)

Renowned archeologist and expert in the occult, Dr. Indiana Jones, is hired by the U.S. Government to find the Ark of the Covenant, which is believed to still hold the ten commandments. Unfortunately, agents of Hitler are also after the Ark. Indy, and his ex-flame Marion, escape from various close scrapes in a quest that takes them from Nepal to Cairo

Expert in the occult and action archaeologist, Dr. Indiana Jones, is asked by the US Government to find the fabled Ark, inside which the original stones on which the ten commandments were written are supposed to reside. The film begins with Indiana’s daring raid of a booby trapped temple deep in the jungle, aided by Satipo (Alfred Molina). Satipo betrays Indiana, stealing the relic for himself, but ends up impaled on one of the nasty booby traps (MUFFIN ON A FORK). Indiana retrieves the artifact, only to have it stolen by a rival French archaeologist.

It seems that the Nazi forces are also after the Ark, so Indiana must face not only the challenge of locating the fabled relic, but also avoid being shot by his German competitors.

1979

A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square ( Port Official)

Recently released from prison, Pinky has decided to go straight and leave behind his criminal ways. But his latest job at the bank has attracted a lot of unwanted attention from the local criminals. Ivan, a criminal, plans to use Pinky to assist in a bank robbery, and Pinky is beginning to be drawn back into his old ways.

Alfred Molina was a court official in this movie.


The Losers (Nigel)

A programme based around the wrestling business. Sydney Foskett manages an up-and-coming wrestling champion “The Butcher”. “The Butcher” is a rather dim illiterate man called Nigel (Alfred Molina). In the wrestling business, match-rigging can be incredibly lucrative, and recognizing the market for a looser in the arena, Foskett devises ingenious ways for Nigel to continually lose. Nigel is too stupid to see what his illustrious manager is planning.