The longest-running theatrical production anywhere in the world is The Mousetrap, from the book by Agatha Christie. It opened in London in 1952. And, more than 23,000 performances later, it’s still going!
Here are some of the most successful British films since 1981.
Chariots of Fire (1981)
Gregory’s Girl (1981)
Ghandi (1982)
A Letter to Brezhnev (1985)
My Beautiful Launderette (1985)
A Room with a View (1985)
A Fish Called Wanda (1988)
Shirley Valentine (1989)
The Crying Game (1992)
Howard’s End (1992)
Much Ado About Nothing (1993)
The Madness ofKing George (1994)
Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)
Trainspotting (1996)
The Full Monty (1997)
Shakespeare in Love (1998)
Notting Hill (1999)
Chicken Run (2000)
Billy Elliot (2000)
Bridget Jones’s Diary (2001)
Love Actually (2003)
Vera Drake (2004)
The Queen (2006)
The Last King of Scotland (2006).