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List of Joanna Scanlan TV Shows: Ranked Best To Worst

1. The Thick of It
32
5
The Thick of It
TV-MA
32
5
Role:
Terri Coverley
Starring:
Chris Langham, Peter Capaldi, Rebecca Front, James Smith
Directed By:
Armando Iannucci, Chris Addison
4. Picking up the Pieces
9
2
Picking up the Pieces
9
2
Starring:
Martin Freeman, Des McAleer, Amanda Abbington, Simon Chadwick
6. Human Remains
9
2
Human Remains
9
2
Starring:
Rob Brydon, Mark Benton, Julia Davis, Martin Ball
7. No Offence
13
3
No Offence
13
3
Role:
DI Vivienne Deering (15 episodes, 2015-2017)
10. Rev.
10
3
Rev.
10
3
Starring:
Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Miles Jupp, Olivia Colman, Tom Hollander
Directed By:
Peter Cattaneo
11. Midsomer Murders
36
10
Midsomer Murders
36
10
Starring:
Phyllis Logan, Lucy Punch, Stephen Moyer, Joss Ackland, Tamzin Outhwaite, Orlando Bloom, Suzi Quatro
Directed By:
Renny Rye, Peter Smith, Richard Holthouse, Sarah Hellings, Jeremy Silberston
12. Little Britain
28
8
Little Britain
TV-MA
28
8
Starring:
James Corden, Rob Brydon, Indira Varma, Peter Kay, Dawn French, Ruth Jones, Peter Serafinowicz
Directed By:
13. Getting On
11
3
Getting On
TV-MA
11
3
Starring:
Alex Borstein, Hasan Minhaj, Rita Moreno, Jean Smart, Harry Dean Stanton, Laurie Metcalf, Molly Shannon
14. Murder in Mind
8
2
Murder in Mind
8
2
Starring:
Adam Faith, James McAvoy, Rob Brydon, Archie Panjabi, Nicholas Hoult, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Tim Healy
Directed By:
Nick Jones, Coky Giedroyc, David Innes Edwards, Frank W. Smith, Ferdinand Fairfax
15. How Do You Want Me?
8
2
How Do You Want Me?
8
2
Starring:
Dylan Moran, Peter Serafinowicz, Frank Finlay, Charlotte Coleman, Emma Chambers
16. Psychobitches
8
2
Psychobitches
8
2
Starring:
Meera Syal, Miranda Richardson, Jack Whitehall, Mark Gatiss, Johnny Vegas, Harry Enfield
17. Fun at the Funeral Parlour
7
2
Fun at the Funeral Parlour
7
2
Starring:
Matt Lucas, David Walliams, Rhys Thomas, Alex Lowe, Tony Way, William Thomas
Directed By:
Christine Gernon, Peter Boyd Maclean
18. Terri McIntyre
7
2
Terri McIntyre
7
2
Starring:
David Tennant, Simon Carlyle, Helen Devon, Carole Anders
19. My Family
15
5
My Family
15
5
Starring:
Archie Panjabi, Jenna Haze, Peter Capaldi, Lucy Punch, Jenna Harrison, Robert Lindsay
20. Home Time
7
2
Home Time
7
2
21. Murder Most Horrid
7
3
Murder Most Horrid
7
3
Starring:
Hugh Laurie, Dawn French, Chris Langham, Peter Serafinowicz, Minnie Driver
Directed By:
Dewi Humphreys, Bob Spiers, Coky Giedroyc, Ferdinand Fairfax, Tony Dow
22. Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams
20
8
Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams
TV-MA
20
8
Starring:
Terrence Howard, Vera Farmiga, Greg Kinnear, Bryan Cranston, Geraldine Chaplin, Anna Paquin, Steve Buscemi
Directed By:
23. Hooten & the Lady
10
4
Hooten & the Lady
10
4
Starring:
Jane Seymour, Angel Coulby, Jonathan Bailey, Shaun Parkes, Ophelia Lovibond, Jessica Hynes
Directed By:
Daniel O'Hara, Colin Teague, Justin Molotnikov
24. Ruth Rendell Mysteries
6
3
Ruth Rendell Mysteries
6
3
Starring:
William Simons, Nicholas Hoult, Olivia Williams, Idris Elba, Peter Capaldi, Colin Firth, Owen Teale
Directed By:
Mary McMurray, Sandy Johnson, Herbert Wise, Matthew Evans, Bruce MacDonald
25. Big School
7
4
Big School
TV-14
7
4
Starring:
David Walliams, Frances de la Tour, Catherine Tate, Philip Glenister, Steve Speirs
Directed By:
Matt Lipsey, Tony Dow
26. The Bill
8
4
The Bill
8
4
Starring:
Idris Elba, Roger Daltrey, Nicholas Hoult, Gemma Atkinson, Paul Bettany, Alex Kingston, Andy Serkis
Directed By:
Steve Shill, David Yates, Peter Lydon, Jonathan Dent, Stuart Burge
27. Puppy Love
6
3
Puppy Love
6
3
Role:
Nana V (6 episodes, 2014)
28. Chickens
6
3
Chickens
6
3
Starring:
Barry Humphries, Simon Bird, Joe Thomas, Jonny Sweet
29. Cry Wolf
5
3
Cry Wolf
5
3
Role:
Julie (1 episode, 2000)
30. Requiem
10
6
Requiem
TV-MA
10
6
31. Peak Practice
5
3
Peak Practice
5
3
Starring:
John Rhys-Davies, Stephen Moyer, Minnie Driver, Simon Shepherd, Esther Coles, Gary Mavers, Margery Mason
Directed By:
Anthony Garner, Moira Armstrong, Colin Gregg, Gordon Flemyng, Bruce MacDonald
32. The Accident (2019)
6
4
The Accident
6
4
Role:
Angela Griffiths
Starring:
Sidse Babett Knudsen
33. Coming Up
5
3
Coming Up
5
3
Starring:
Iwan Rheon, Karen Gillan, Robert Sheehan, MyAnna Buring, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Peter Capaldi, Anthony Flanagan
Directed By:
Ben Gregor, Jonathan van Tulleken, John Hardwick, Michael Keillor, Destiny Ekaragha
34. Comedy Showcase
5
3
Comedy Showcase
5
3
Starring:
Martin Freeman, Rhys Darby, David Cross, Spike Jonze, Will Arnett, Sara Pascoe, Katy Wix
Directed By:
Simon Delaney
35. Heading Out
5
3
Heading Out
5
3
Role:
Toria (6 episodes, 2013)
Starring:
Sue Perkins, Dawn French, Dominic Coleman, Shelley Conn
36. Casualty
7
4
Casualty
7
4
Starring:
Jason Connery, Tom Hiddleston, Pam Ferris, Minnie Driver, Charlie Heaton, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Kate Winslet
Directed By:
Michael Owen Morris, Paul Murphy, Declan O'Dwyer, Alan Wareing, Julie Edwards
37. Doctors and Nurses
4
3
Doctors and Nurses
4
3
Role:
Stumpy Yates (4 episodes, 2004)
Starring:
Adrian Edmondson, Mina Anwar, Madhav Sharma, David Mitchell
38. Hold the Sunset
5
4
Hold the Sunset
5
4
Starring:
John Cleese
39. Comedy Lab
4
3
Comedy Lab
4
3
Starring:
Fred Armisen, Nicholas Parsons, Stephen Merchant, Will Poulter, Terry Jones, Chelsea Peretti, Miranda Hart
40. EastEnders
7
8
EastEnders
TV-PG
7
8
Starring:
Anthony Newley, Madhur Jaffrey, Emma Bunton, Amanda Holden, Martin Kemp, Scott Adkins, David Essex
Directed By:
Steve Shill, Jonathan Dent, Jim Goddard, Bill Hays, Jean Stewart

Movies

1. Stardust (2007)
53
17
Stardust
PG-13
53
17

Tristan Thorn is in love with Victoria and in order to marry her promises to bring a fallen star. In the magical kingdom of Stormhold, he discovers that the star is actually a woman named Yvaine and three evil witches and the king’s son are also after her. As he tries to protect her on his way back, he unravels his own true identity.

Starring:
Henry Cavill, Claire Danes, Michelle Pfeiffer, Ricky Gervais, David Walliams, Sienna Rose Miller, Ian McKellen
Directed By:
Matthew Vaughn
2. Notes on a Scandal (2006)
20
7
Notes on a Scandal
R
20
7

Lonely, veteran teacher Barbara Covett takes a liking to the new art teacher, Sheba Hart, married to a much older husband, and with a son having Down’s syndrome. When Barbara discovers Sheba’s affair with teenage student Steven Connolly, she confronts Sheba who requests her not to disclose this secret. Barbara decides to use this to manipulate Sheba, but it complicates their lives.

Role:
Sue Hodge
Starring:
Cate Blanchett, Judi Dench, Tom Georgeson, Bill Nighy, Michael Maloney
Directed By:
Richard Eyre
3. In the Loop (2009)
17
6
In the Loop
17
6

In the Loop is a political satire film which revolves around a skeptical group of British and American operatives as they attempt to prevent a war between two countries. 

Starring:
James Gandolfini, Steve Coogan, Anna Chlumsky, Peter Capaldi, Tom Hollander
Directed By:
Armando Iannucci
4. Testament of Youth (2014)
12
5
Testament of Youth
PG-13
12
5

Based on a war memoir by Vera Brittain, it features upper-class, independent-minded young Vera who is set to attend Oxford University. When WWI commences, her brother Edward and fiancé Roland join army. As war casualties escalate, Vera leaves her studies to become a nurse for the Voluntary Aid Detachment. Even after losing all men closest to her, she continues to serve the mankind. 

Starring:
Taron Egerton, Alicia Vikander, Emily Watson, Miranda Richardson, Dominic West
Directed By:
James Kent
5. Kinky Boots (2005)
10
4
Kinky Boots
PG-13
10
4

A man inherits his father’s shoe factory, but is unsure of how to keep the business afloat. Soon, a woman comes to his rescue.

Starring:
Chiwetel Ejiofor, Joel Edgerton, Linda Bassett, Nick Frost
Directed By:
Julian Jarrold
6. Jane Eyre (1997)
7
3
Jane Eyre
Not Rated
7
3
Role:
Bessie
7. The Deal (2003)
7
3
The Deal
7
3
Starring:
Michael Sheen, Dexter Fletcher, David Morrissey, Paul Rhys
Directed By:
8. Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003)
18
8
Girl with a Pearl Earring
PG-13
18
8

Dutch girl, Griet, goes to work as a maid for famed painter, Johannes Vermeer, and an unlikely friendship develops between the two which they keep a secret. Meanwhile, Vermeer’s patron, Van Ruijven, lusts over Griet. To protect Griet, Vermeer decides to paint a portrait of her for Ruijven which ends up being the famed ‘Girl with a Pearl Earring’.

Starring:
Colin Firth, Cillian Murphy, Essie Davis, Scarlett Johansson, Tom Wilkinson, Judy Parfitt
Directed By:
Peter Webber
9. The Other Boleyn Girl (2008)
23
11
The Other Boleyn Girl
PG-13
23
11

The film revolves around the Boleyn sisters, Mary and Anne, who vie for the affection of King Henry VIII. On the behest of their power-hungry family, shy Mary and impetuous Anne try to win the King over. But when he chooses Mary as his mistress, Anne manipulates her way to take Mary’s place and then becomes the second wife of Henry VIII.  

Starring:
Eric Bana, Benedict Cumberbatch, Scarlett Johansson, Natalie Portman, Kristin Scott Thomas, Eddie Redmayne, Jim Sturgess
Directed By:
Justin Chadwick
10. Bridget Jones's Baby (2016)
17
9
Bridget Jones's Baby
R
17
9

Bridget Jones, over forty years old and once again single, decides to embrace her single life and while attending a music festival has a one night stand with a dashing man called Jack.  Later she meets her ex husband, Mark and also spends a night with him. So, when she discovers that she is pregnant she cannot figure out who her child’s father is. 

Starring:
Renee Zellweger, Patrick Dempsey, Emma Thompson, Colin Firth, Renée Zellweger, Gemma Jones, Jim Broadbent
Directed By:
Sharon Maguire
11. Get Santa (2014)
6
3
Get Santa
PG
6
3
Starring:
Warwick Davis, Jim Broadbent, Ewen Bremner, Rafe Spall
Directed By:
Christopher Smith
12. Tulip Fever (2017)
8
5
Tulip Fever
R
8
5

Tulip Fever is a romantic drama film which revolves around a young orphaned girl, who is married against her wishes to a man who is quite older to her. She eventually falls for an artist who is hired to paint her portrait. Soon, they plan to run away, and build a life together.  

Starring:
Dane DeHaan, Christoph Waltz, Johnny Vegas, Cara Delevingne, Cressida Bonas, Judi Dench, Alicia Vikander
Directed By:
Justin Chadwick
13. The Invisible Woman (2013)
6
4
The Invisible Woman
R
6
4

During the height of his career, Charles Dickens, the famous British literary figure, gets attracted to a young actress named Nelly. Bored with his life, he begins an affair with her, with the cooperation of her mother. He provides her with a life that only a few women of her time could enjoy. However, Nelly is unsatisfied due to his determination to keep their relationship a secret.

Starring:
Felicity Jones, Ralph Fiennes, Kristin Scott Thomas, John Kavanagh, Tom Burke, Tom Attwood
Directed By:
14. A Little Trip to Heaven (2005)
5
4
A Little Trip to Heaven
R
5
4
Starring:
Forest Whitaker, Julia Stiles, Iddo Goldberg, Kharl Anton Leigh, Peter Coyote, Juan Carlos Pardo Pardo
Directed By:
Baltasar Kormákur
15. The Bad Education Movie (2015)
5
4
The Bad Education Movie
5
4

The Bad Education Movie is a comedy film which tells the story of Mr. Wickers, an incompetent teacher, who leads his class on a final school trip to Cornwall, which turns out to be quite disastrous.

Starring:
Jack Whitehall, Talulah Riley, Harry Enfield, Charlie Wernham, Nikki Runeckles, Weruche Opia
Directed By:
Elliot Hegarty
16. Dylan's Room (2012)
11
1
Dylan's Room
TV-MA
11
1
Role:
Penny
17. A Rather English Marriage (1998)
8
2
A Rather English Marriage
8
2
Role:
Sister
Starring:
Rosamund Pike, Joanna Lumley, Albert Finney, Tom Courtenay, John Light
Directed By:
Paul Seed
18. Coming Soon (1999)
7
3
Coming Soon
7
3
Role:
Claudia
Starring:
David Walliams, Ben Miller, Julia Davis, Vicki Pepperdine
Directed By:
Annie Griffin
19. Maxwell (2007)
7
3
Maxwell
7
3
20. My Mother (2007)
6
3
My Mother
6
3
21. Grow Your Own (2007)
6
3
Grow Your Own
6
3
22. House of Boys (2009)
6
3
House of Boys
6
3
Starring:
Udo Kier, Stephen Fry, Loïc Peckels, Layke Anderson, Harry Ferrier, Michael N. Kuehl
Directed By:
Jean-Claude Schlim
23. Pin Cushion (2017)
6
3
Pin Cushion
6
3
Role:
Lyn
24. The Moon and the Stars (2007)
5
3
The Moon and the Stars
5
3
Starring:
Alfred Molina, Rupert Friend, Jonathan Pryce, András Bálint, Catherine McCormack
Directed By:
John Irvin
25. The Announcement (2000)
5
3
The Announcement
5
3
Starring:
Heike Makatsch
26. How to Talk to Girls at Parties (2017)
6
4
How to Talk to Girls at Parties
R
6
4
Starring:
Matt Lucas, Elle Fanning, Nicole Kidman, Ruth Wilson, Elarica Johnson, Alex Sharp
Directed By:
John Cameron Mitchell
27. The Calling (2009)
4
3
The Calling
4
3
Starring:
Corin Redgrave, Susannah York, Rita Tushingham, Brenda Blethyn, Amanda Donohoe
Directed By:
Jan Dunn
28. Hot Hot Hot (2011)
3
3
Hot Hot Hot
G
3
3
Role:
Mary-Ann
29. Wild Honey Pie (2018)
3
3
Wild Honey Pie
3
3