Jacqueline Bisset (born Winifred Jacqueline Fraser-Bisset on 13 September 1944) is an English actress.
Bisset was born in Weybridge, Surrey, England to Max Fraser-Bisset, a Scottish General Practitioner, and the former Arlette Alexander, a lawyer of French and English descent; Bisset's mother cycled from Paris and boarded a British trooper in order to escape the Germans during WWII. Bisset has a brother, Max. Bisset's mother taught her to speak French fluently and she was educated at the Lycée Français Charles de Gaulle in London. When Bisset was a teenager, her mother was diagnosed with disseminating sclerosis. Bisset's parents divorced in 1968, after 28 years of marriage. Bisset subsequently moved in to help her mother. She had taken ballet lessons as a young child, and now began taking acting lessons and fashion modelling to pay for them.
She lives in England.
In 1967, Bisset was cast in the critically acclaimed movie Two for the Road. Next, she participated in the James Bond satire...
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Domino is a 2005 American film inspired by the story of Domino Harvey, the English daughter of stage and screen actor Laurence Harvey, who became a bounty hunter working in Los Angeles . The film is dedicated to Harvey, who died from an accidental overdose of fentanyl on June 27th 2005, before the film was released.The film stars Keira Knightley as Domino. Tony Scott directed the film and the screenplay was written by Richard Kelly. Kelly commented that "...Domino might be one of the most subversive films released by a major studio since Fight Club".Domino Harvey, a bounty hunter, has been arrested by the FBI, who are investigating the theft of $10 million from an armored truck, which happened 36 hours previously. Domino is interviewed by criminal psychologist Taryn Mills and agrees to tell her everything she knows about the case.Domino, a former model living in Los Angeles, becomes a bounty hunter after seeing an advert in a newspaper. Her colleagues are Ed Moseby, Choco and their...
The Fine Art of Love: Mine Ha-Ha is a 2005 film directed by John Irvin. The film, starring Jacqueline Bisset, Hannah Taylor-Gordon and Mary Nighy, is based on Mine-Haha or Physical Education of Young Girls by the German playwright Frank Wedekind. It made its premiere at the 2005 Venice Film Festival.
Thuringia, Germany, in the early 20th century. A group of young girls are brought up in a college within dark forests and gloomy lakes. Young Hidalla and her friends Irene, Vera, Blanka, Melusine and Rain are brought up in an isolated world: the girls don't know anything about life outside the college's high walls. At the age of 16, some of them start asking questions about their origins, their parents and the true purposes of the Headmistresses strict rules. When two of them disappear mysteriously, the initial fairytale atmosphere grows more and more eerie. Will the inspector from the nearby city discover the real purpose of the college? Will Hidalla be successful in her revolt against...
Latter Days is a gay romantic drama released in 2003. Set in Los Angeles, California it portrays the seduction of Aaron Davis, a Mormon missionary, by Christian Markelli, a party animal who falls in love with him. The film, written and directed by C. Jay Cox, stars Steve Sandvoss as Aaron, Wes Ramsey as Christian, Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Elder Ryder, and Rebekah Johnson as Julie Taylor. Mary Kay Place and Jacqueline Bisset have supporting roles.
Latter Days premiered at the Philadelphia International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival on 10 July, 2003. It was released across America over the next 12 months, and was released, mostly at gay film festivals, in a few other countries. It was the first film to openly show the clash between the principles of the Mormon church and homosexuality, and its exhibition in some states was polemic. Various religious groups demanded the movie to be retired from theatres and DVD stores under boycott threats.The movie was not well received by film critics...,
New Year's Day is a 2001 comedy-drama film starring Andrew Lee Potts, Bobby Barry, Jacqueline Bisset, Anastasia Hille, Michael Kitchen, Sue Johnston, Ralph Brown and Marianne Jean-Baptiste. It was written by Ralph Brown and directed by Suri Krishnamma. The film follows two teenagers, Jake (Potts) and Steve (Barry) as they cope with life after being the sole (viable) survivors of an avalanche. Their teacher also survives the accident, but remains comatose and dies soon after the start of the film. The two boys make a suicide pact agreeing that on the one year anniversary of the avalanche, they will kill themselves. The two spend their last year living life to the fullest. This takes the form of a list of 'tasks' which they both must fulfill before dying. An original idea which has since been copied in various forms (30 things to do b4 ur 30 etc...) The movie has a tremendous screenplay by British actor Ralph Brown and is well shot revealing in dramatic and excellent episodes the...,
Joan of Arc is a 1999 two-part television miniseries about the 15th century Catholic Saint of the same name. The film stars Leelee Sobieski as Saint Joan. A joint production of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and Alliance Atlantis Communications, the film was shown internationally in 1999.
The film received four Golden Globe Award nominations. Peter O'Toole won the Emmy award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie.
Jesus (1999) is a made-for-television Biblical film that retells the story of Jesus of Nazareth.
It stars Jeremy Sisto as Jesus, Jacqueline Bisset as Mary of Nazareth, Debra Messing as Mary Magdalene and Gary Oldman as Pontius Pilate.
The film is notable for presenting as more human Jesus, compared to more solemn portrayals in earlier films; here Jesus laughs and cries much like anyone else. Among other things, he weeps at Joseph's funeral, throws stones in Lake Galilee when meeting Simon Peter and James son of Zebedee for the first time, dances at the wedding at Cana, and starts a water-splashing fight with his disciples at a well.
Also, Satan is portrayed as a man in modern dress (and as a woman in red, but the former guise is more prominent).
The film adds a Roman historian named "Livio" who watches as events unfold; he is presumably based on Livy.
Dangerous Beauty (1998) is a biographical drama film directed by Marshall Herskovitz. It is adapted from the non-fiction book The Honest Courtesan, by Margaret Rosenthal, about the life of Veronica Franco (played by Catherine McCormack), a courtesan in 16th century Venice.
Veronica's lover Marco (Rufus Sewell) is discouraged by his family from marrying Veronica because her family is of humble means. Thus, he goes on to marry another woman of his status. Veronica and her mother (Jacqueline Bisset) must think of the future and find financial security, and Veronica's mother lays out the options. One of the few options that Veronica has in her time is to go to a convent, where she would be safe and protected, but it's not a life that fits her personality. So, Veronica's mother suggests that Veronica try to be a courtesan like her mother and grandmother before her once were. At first Veronica is less than enthusiastic about the idea of becoming a courtesan, but soon she becomes excited...,
La Cérémonie is a 1995 film by Claude Chabrol. It was adapted from the novel A Judgement in Stone by Ruth Rendell.
La Cérémonie tells the story of an illiterate domestic servant, Sophie (Sandrine Bonnaire) who has been hired by wealthy housewife Catherine (Jacqueline Bisset). Sophie becomes friends with an erratic post office employee, Jeanne (Isabelle Huppert), and things begin to spiral towards violence. Chabrol presents an ambiguous view of culture and class conflict in this film, which he jokingly called "the last Marxist film." 
Wild Orchid is the title of a 1990 erotic film starring Mickey Rourke, Carré Otis, Jacqueline Bisset, Bruce Greenwood, and Assumpta Serna. It was directed by Zalman King, from the screenplay by King and Patricia Louisiana Knopp.Otis plays Emily, a young woman who has travelled to New York City for an interview with an international law firm. She is immediately hired and her first assignment is to fly to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil with one of the company's top executives, Claudia (Bisset), to help with the purchase and development of a dilapidated beach hotel.But when Claudia is forced to fly to Argentina for business reasons Emily is left behind to oversee that the deal goes smoothly. She is also introduced to Claudia's enigmatic friend Wheeler (Rourke), a reclusive millionaire. Emily is intrigued by Wheeler and is drawn to him, but Wheeler is more interested in subjecting Emily to a series of psychological and sexual tests, with the apparent intention of breaking down her inhibitions and...,
Class is a 1983 American movie that was directed by Lewis Carlino.
Jonathan is sent by prep-school roommate Skip to a Chicago bar to meet a girl and gain sexual experience. He is picked up by Ellen, a beautiful older woman, and has an affair with her. Over Christmas break at the Burroughs' estate, he discovers that Ellen is Skip's mother.
The scene where Jonathan arrives in Chicago was filmed on Chicago's popular Division Street. Shenannigan's House of Beers is seen when Jonathan is being dropped off by the cab. Mother's (26 W. Division Street)is actually the location of the "Free and Easy" club as depicted in the movie. The majority of the movie is filmed at Lake Forest College.
Inchon is a 1982 film directed by Terence Young about the Battle of Inchon during the Korean War.
The movie was panned by reviewers as overpriced and poorly-acted. Filmed over five years, Inchon lost an estimated 44.1 million USD. One of the major financial backers of Inchon was the Unification Church. Sun Myung Moon, the church's founder, was a "Special Advisor" to the film. After hearing that the movie was backed by the Unification Church, the United States Department of Defense, which had supplied 1,500 troops as extras, withdrew support for the movie.
A portion of the movie was filmed on the U.S.S. Cleveland LPD-7. It was filmed during an amphibious operation off the coast of Korea in 1978. The story of how Sun Myung Moon became involved in movie-making is almost certainly apocryphal: One day, Sun Myung Moon began crying and could not stop. To raise his spirits he took a trip to the movie theatre and the crying stopped. He saw this as a sign from God and resolved to make his...
Produced by the "Master of Disaster," Irwin Allen, When Time Ran Out... is loosely based on a novel detailing the factual 1902 volcanic eruption of Mount Pelée on Martinique, which killed 30,000 people in five minutes (by pyroclastic flow). When Time Ran Out... has the distinction of being both the last notable "disaster film" produced at the tail-end of the 1970s cycle of the genre, and Irwin Allen's last theatrically-released picture.
When Time Ran Out... deals with the eruption of a volcano on a remote Pacific island, threatening a newly-constructed, multi-million dollar resort, an oil drilling project, and a volcano observatory perched on the edge of the caldera. After a major eruption causes a lava flow to head directly towards the resort, a small group of people attempt to escape to safety on the opposite side of the island, while others remain behind.
Allen recycled many of the ideas and scenarios presented in his two huge hits, The Poseidon Adventure and The Towering Inferno...,
The Deep is a 1977 film directed by Peter Yates based on the novel by Peter Benchley.A pair of young vacationers become involved in a dangerous conflict with local drug dealing criminals when they discover a fortune in sunken World War Two-era morphine — and another fortune in 17th century Spanish treasure — in shipwrecks on the Bermuda reefs.,
La Nuit américaine is a 1973 French film directed by François Truffaut. It stars Jacqueline Bisset and Jean-Pierre Léaud. In French, La Nuit Américaine ('The American Night') is a technical process whereby sequences shot during the daytime are made to appear as if they are taking place at night. In the English-speaking world the film is known as Day for Night, which is the equivalent English expression.The film is often considered one of Truffaut's greatest films, and indeed one of the best films ever made: for example, it is one of two Truffaut films that feature on Time Magazine's list of the 100 Best Films of the Century, along with The 400 Blows.La Nuit americaine chronicles the production of Je Vous Presente, Pamela (Meet Pamela), a cliched melodrama starring aging screen icon, Alexandre (Jean-Pierre Aumont), former diva Severine (Valentina Cortese), young heart-throb Alphonse (Jean-Pierre Léaud) and a British actress, Julie Baker (Jacqueline Bisset) who is...
The Thief Who Came to Dinner is a 1973 comedy film directed by Bud Yorkin and based on the novel by Terrence Lore Smith.Webster McGee (Ryan O'Neal) is a computer programmer who abruptly quits his job and adopts a life of crime as a jewel thief in Houston, Texas. He meets Laura (Jacqueline Bisset) at a society function who falls in love with him and then helps him to burglarize several high society members in Houston. Insurance investigator Dave Riley's (Warren Oates) primary focus in the film is to identify Webster as the jewel thief.Actual filming took place in Houston, Texas. Director Bud Yorkin is known for his association with Norman Lear who together collaborated on All in the Family and Maude for broadcast television....
Le Magnifique (literally The Wonderful) is a French movie released in 1973, starring Jacqueline Bisset and Jean-Paul Belmondo.
Le Magnifique is a slapstick spoof of B-series espionage movies and novels.
The hero (Belmondo) is a writer of pulp espionage novels, and
about half of the film plays in his imagination, where he is the world-renowned spy Bob Saint Clar. Jacqueline Bisset is a sociology student who is interested in the novels, but in the writer's imagination, she is Tatiana, his paramour.
This is an unpretentious movie—the jokes are not subtle, but the overall effect is quite funny if taken the right way.
The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean is a 1972 western movie written by John Milius, directed by John Huston, and starring Paul Newman (at the height of his career, between Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and The Sting). Loosely based on a real-life frontier self-appointed judge, the film also features Richard Farnsworth, Victoria Principal (her film debut), Anthony Perkins, Ned Beatty, Jacqueline Bisset, Stacy Keach, and Ava Gardner. ...,
Airport is a 1970 film based on the 1968 Arthur Hailey novel of the same name. This film, which earned over $100,000,000 at the box office, centers around an airport manager trying to keep his airport open during a snowstorm, while a suicidal bomber plots to blow up an airplane (a Boeing 707) in flight.Although it had a complex plot, Airport paved the way for the disaster film genre and established many of the conventions for that genre.The movie was written for the screen and directed by George Seaton. Seaton was assisted by Henry Hathaway, and Ernest Laszlo photographed it in 70 mm Todd-AO. It was the last film scored by Alfred Newman before his death.The story takes place at the fictional Chicago-area Lincoln International Airport. The majority of the filming was done at Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport. Only one Boeing 707 was used in the filming: N324F, a 707-349C, was leased from Flying Tiger Line by Universal Studios and sported an El Al cheatline over its bare...,
The director was Peter Yates. The story was adapted for the screen by Alan Trustman and Harry Kleiner, based on the novel titled Mute Witness (1963) by Robert L. Fish (aka Robert L. Pike). Lalo Schifrin wrote the original music score, a memorable mix of jazz, brass and percussion.
The movie won the Academy Award for Best Film Editing (Frank P. Keller) and was nominated for Best Sound. Writers Trustman and Kleiner won a 1969 Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America for Best Motion Picture Screenplay.
Bullitt is most-remembered for its central car chase scene through the streets of downtown San Francisco, one of the earliest and most influential car chase sequences in movie history. The scene had Bullitt in a dark "Highland Green" 1968 Ford Mustang G.T.390 Fastback, chasing two hit-men in a "Tuxedo Black" 1968 Dodge Charger R/T 440 Magnum. (In honor of the Mustang in the film, the Ford Motor Company produced a limited edition 2001 Ford Mustang GT "Bullitt Mustang," which took...,
Casino Royale is a 1967 surrealistic satire originally produced by Columbia Pictures starring an ensemble cast of directors and actors. Set as a satire of the James Bond film series and the spy genre, it is very lightly based on Ian Fleming's first Bond novel, which was published in 1953.Most of the film centers around David Niven as the original Bond, Sir James Bond. Forced out of retirement to investigate the deaths and disappearances of international spies, he is soon battling the mysterious Dr. Noah and SMERSH. Along the way, as a ruse to confuse the enemy forces, Sir James designates all agents involved to be named James Bond, including the second primary character, Peter Sellers as Baccarat Master Evelyn Tremble. The other 5 Bonds specified as such in the film are millionaire spy Vesper Lynd (Ursula Andress), Sir James' nephew Jimmy Bond (Woody Allen), the daughter of Mata Hari and Sir James Mata Bond (Joanna Pettet), "Coop" (Terence Cooper), and "The Detainer" (Daliah Lavi)....,
Jacqueline Bisset was born