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List of David Essex Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Stardust (1974)
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2
Stardust
R
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2

The film, which is a sequel to That’ll be the Day, shows how rock-star, Jim MacLaine, rapidly climbs the ladder of success while he loses almost everything on personal front. Jim’s supposed best friend and manager Mike is largely the root cause, though he pretends to do everything for Jim’s good. Ultimately, the star ends up with drug addiction and other issues. 

Role:
Jim MacLaine
Starring:
Edd Byrnes, Larry Hagman, Paul Nicholas, Adam Faith, Rosalind Ayres
Directed By:
2. That'll Be the Day (1973)
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2
That'll Be the Day
PG
15
2

This musical drama film tells the story of Jim MacLaine, a young boy who lives with his mother Mary, and his grandfather. He sees that he doesn’t have much interest in education, and he prefers to spend most of his time writing poetry and listening to music. Eventually, he decides to stop wasting time, and thinks of following his passion for music. He decides to pursue a dream of becoming a rock n’ roll star.

Role:
Jim MacLaine
Starring:
Ringo Starr, James Booth, Rosemary Leach, Billy Fury
Directed By:
Claude Whatham
3. Rece do góry (1981)
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2
Rece do góry
11
2

In this Polish drama film, a group of doctors who are attending a medical school reunion, discuss how communism has affected their lives.  

Starring:
Bruno Ganz, Tadeusz Lomnicki, Bogumil Kobiela, Alan Bates, Jerzy Skolimowski
Directed By:
Jerzy Skolimowski
5. Smashing Time (1967)
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2
Smashing Time
10
2

Young friends Brenda and Yvonne reach London with aspirations of stardom, but lose their money to robbers, and then work hard for a living. Yvonne’s awfully sung single becomes a hit and as she turns a star, the two drift apart. Soon Brenda becomes a popular model while Yvonne’s fame fades. Realizing the futility of it all, they decide to return home.

Starring:
Michael York, Lynn Redgrave, Irene Handl, Rita Tushingham, Jeremy Lloyd
Directed By:
Desmond Davis
6. All Coppers Are... (1972)
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2
All Coppers Are...
12
2
Starring:
Sandra Dorne, Julia Foster, Wendy Allnutt, Martin Potter, Nicky Henson
Directed By:
Sidney Hayers
7. Carry on Henry VIII (1971)
10
2
Carry on Henry VIII
GP
10
2
Starring:
Kenneth Williams, Sidney James, Charles Hawtrey, Joan Sims, Terry Scott
Directed By:
Gerald Thomas
8. The Big Bus (1976)
10
2
The Big Bus
PG
10
2
Starring:
Lynn Redgrave, Larry Hagman, John Beck, Joseph Bologna, Rene Auberjonois
Directed By:
James Frawley
9. Silver Dream Racer (1980)
13
2
Silver Dream Racer
PG
13
2
Role:
Nick Freeman
Starring:
Harry H. Corbett, Beau Bridges, Cristina Raines, Clarke Peters
Directed By:
David Wickes
10. In the Devil's Garden (1971)
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2
In the Devil's Garden
R
9
2
Starring:
Frank Finlay, Suzy Kendall, Freddie Jones, James Laurenson,
Directed By:
Sidney Hayers
11. The Guvnors (2014)
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2
The Guvnors
9
2
Role:
Mickey Snr
Starring:
Vas Blackwood, Richard Blackwood, Tom Davis, Charley Palmer Rothwell
Directed By:
Gabe Turner
12. The Black Prince (2017)
11
2
The Black Prince
PG-13
11
2
Role:
Colonel Hurbon
Starring:
Shabana Azmi, Amanda Root, Jason Flemyng, Keith Duffy
Directed By:
Kavi Raz
13. Kabuto (1991)
8
2
Kabuto
PG-13
8
2
Role:
Don Pedro
Starring:
John Rhys-Davies, Christopher Lee, Toshiro Mifune, Shô Kosugi, Kane Kosugi, Norman Lloyd
Directed By:
Gordon Hessler
14. Traveller (2013)
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2
Traveller
10
2
Role:
Blackberry
Starring:
David Bailie, Lois Winstone, Billy Cook, Benedict Wolf
Directed By:
Benjamin Johns

Animation(s)

The Christmas Messenger (1975)
The Christmas Messenger
Role:
The Storyteller (voice)
Starring:
Richard Chamberlain, Dorothy Davis, Mark Gagne, Anna Kralis
Directed By:
Peter Sander

TV Shows and Videos

Twiggy (1975)
Twiggy
Starring:
Jeremy Brett, Twiggy, The Ladybirds, Irving Davies
The Kenny Everett Video Cassette (1978)
The Kenny Everett Video Cassette
Role:
Himself / ... (8 episodes, 1978-1981)
Starring:
Billy Connolly, Kenny Everett, Hot Gossip, Cliff Richard
The John Denver Show (1973)
The John Denver Show
Role:
(1 episode, 1973)
Starring:
Roger Daltrey, Lulu, Donovan, Brenda Arnau
The River (1988)
The River
Role:
Davey Jackson (6 episodes, 1988)
Starring:
David Ryall, Shaun Scott, Katy Murphy, Vilma Hollingbery
David Essex (1977)
David Essex
Role:
Host (1 episode, 1977)
Starring:
Twiggy
Andrew Lloyd Webber: The Premiere Collection Encore (1992)
Andrew Lloyd Webber: The Premiere Collection Encore
Starring:
Michael Crawford, Jason Donovan, Michael Ball, José Carreras
Directed By:
Ken Russell
Lyrics by Tim Rice (1985)
Lyrics by Tim Rice
Role:
Che / Himself (segment "Oh, What A Circus' / 'A Winter's Tale")
Starring:
Paul Nicholas, Murray Head, Barbara Dickson, Benny Andersson
Directed By:
Ian Bolt
¡Señoras y señores! (1973)
¡Señoras y señores!
Starring:
Victoria Vera, Fiorella Faltoyano, Norma Duval, María José Cantudo
Cannon and Ball (1979)
Cannon and Ball
Starring:
Rik Mayall, Bobby Ball, Tommy Cannon, Ritz
EastEnders (1985)
EastEnders
TV-PG
Starring:
Amanda Holden, Scott Adkins, David Walliams, Anthony Newley, Tamzin Outhwaite, Madhur Jaffrey, Emma Bunton
Directed By:
Steve Shill, Jonathan Dent, Jim Goddard, Bill Hays, Jean Stewart