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RUPERT EVERETT'S career was recently resurrected following his performance as Julia Roberts' gay chum in My Best Friend's Wedding, but Another Country (10pm FilmFour) was the film that launched him stardom. In Marek Kanievska's well-observed film adaptation of the hit stage-play by Julian Mitchell, Everett is excellent as a figure based on the spy Guy Burgess. Holed up in a Moscow flat, he reveals to a journalist how homosexuality and bullying at English public school in the 1930s eventually caused his disillusionment with society and his defection to Russia.

The talented and beautiful Michelle Pfeiffer (right) falls exactly into the category of Femmes Fatales (1pm Sky Moviemax). Her delicate allure in movies such as Married to the Mob, Frankie and Johnny and Dangerous Liaisons is examined in this profile.

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