Starring Wendy Hiller

Starring Wendy Hiller

8 Episodes

British stage and screen legend Wendy Hiller was renowned for her supremely controlled, unsentimental performance style and her ability to imbue strong-willed heroines with intelligence and vigor. Though she concentrated primarily on theater for much of her career, Hiller left behind a small but treasured legacy on film, as seen in classics like the brilliant 1938 adaptation of PYGMALION (in which she starred at the insistence of playwright George Bernard Shaw), Powell and Pressburger’s sublime romantic comedy I KNOW WHERE I’M GOING!, and the acclaimed ensemble drama SEPARATE TABLES, for which she won an Academy Award for best supporting actress.

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Starring Wendy Hiller
  • Starring Wendy Hiller Teaser

    Episode 1

  • Pygmalion

    Episode 2

    Directed by Anthony Asquith and Leslie Howard • 1938 • United Kingdom

    Cranky Professor Henry Higgins (Leslie Howard) takes a bet that he can turn Cockney guttersnipe Eliza Doolittle (Wendy Hiller) into a "proper lady" in a mere six months in this delightful comedy of bad manners, based on the ...

  • Major Barbara

    Episode 3

    Directed by Gabriel Pascal • 1941 • United Kingdom

    Filmed in London in 1941, during the Blitz, Major Barbara emerged from a troubled production to become a major success for George Bernard Shaw and producer-director Gabriel Pascal. Pygmalion's Wendy Hiller returns, this time as one of Shaw's m...

  • I Know Where I’m Going!

    Episode 4

    Directed by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger • 1945 • United Kingdom

    In Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger's stunningly photographed comedy, romance flourishes in an unlikely place, the bleak and moody Scottish Hebrides. Wendy Hiller stars as a headstrong young woman who travels to these...

  • Separate Tables

    Episode 5

    Directed by Delbert Mann • 1958 • United States
    Starring Deborah Kerr, Rita Hayworth, David Niven

    An all-star cast—including David Niven, Deborah Kerr, Burt Lancaster, Rita Hayworth, and Wendy Hiller—converges at an English seaside hotel where messy personal dramas and tangled love lives are gra...

  • A Man for All Seasons

    Episode 6

    Directed by Fred Zinnemann • 1966 • United Kingdom
    Starring Paul Scofield, Robert Shaw, Orson Welles

    Winner of six Academy Awards, including best picture, director, actor, and screenplay, this sixteenth-century-set tale of courtly intrigue stars Paul Scofield as the idealistic Sir Thomas More, w...

  • Murder on the Orient Express

    Episode 7

    Directed by Sidney Lumet • 1974 • United Kingdom
    Starring Albert Finney, Lauren Bacall, Ingrid Bergman

    When a much-despised financier is murdered onboard the titular train, everyone’s a suspect in Sidney Lumet’s brilliantly entertaining, star-studded adaptation of the classic Agatha Christie who...

  • The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne

    Episode 8

    Directed by Jack Clayton • 1987 • United Kingdom

    Maggie Smith plays an older woman who begins to lose her faith in the church as the loneliness of her existence comes to bear.