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McCowen, Alec

Works: 215 works in 808 publications in 11 languages and 16,993 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Historical films  History  Television adaptations  War films  Detective and mystery films  Comedy films  Disaster films  Romance films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Narrator, Author, Singer, Conductor, Contributor, Interviewee, Costume designer
Classifications: PN1997, 822.33
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Alec McCowen
Most widely held works by Alec McCowen
Henry V by William Shakespeare( Visual )

51 editions published between 1979 and 2010 in English and held by 2,543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Young King Henry of England asserts a hereditary claim to the throne of France, gathering an army and embarking on a course that will lead to one of England's greatest battlefield triumphs and forever change the face of Europe
Frenzy by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

110 editions published between 1972 and 2017 in 9 languages and held by 1,520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In modern-day London, a sex criminal known as the Necktie Murderer has the police on alert; and in typical Hitchcock fashion, their trail is leading to an innocent man who must now elude the law and prove his innocence by finding the real murderer
Twelfth night, or, What you will by William Shakespeare( Visual )

84 editions published between 1979 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twins Sebastian and Viola are separated after a shipwreck and believe each other dead. Viola disguises herself as a page boy, Cesario, to work for Duke Orsino and falls in love with him, but he loves Olivia, who falls in love with Cesario. Seeing Sebastian one day, she mistakes him for Cesario and marries him. The confusion is cleared up when Viola and Sebastian meet again, and the Duke marries Viola. The subplot concerns the efforts of Sir Toby and Andrew to humble the presumptuous Malvolio
The Age of Innocence by Martin Scorsese( Visual )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2018 in English and Spanish and held by 1,457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In New York City in the 1870s, a rigid social code governs how people talk, walk, meet, part, dine, earn their livings, fall in love, and marry. Not a word of the code is written down anywhere, but these people have been studying it since they were born. In this elegant milieu, marriages, like treaties between nations, exist to provide for the orderly transmission of wealth; scions of old and rich families understand that their personal desires have no place in the design. One such is Newland Archer, engaged to marry pretty young May Welland. When he becomes entranced with May's cousin Ellen, the notorious Countess Olenska, every member of that class mobilizes to prevent Archer from doing anything that threatens their needs
The Oscar Wilde collection( Visual )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of four of Oscar Wilde's masterpieces, and a 1995 documentary about his life, his relationship with Alfred Douglas and the trials that destroyed his career. Includes reflections by Wilde's grandson Merlin Holland, and Douglas' grandniece Alice Douglas. The Importance of Being Earnest: "Filled with wit and wisdom, The Importance of being Earnest tells the tale of Jack Worthing and Algernon Moncrieff. Jack has invented an imaginary brother, Ernest, whom he uses as an excuse to escape from his dull home in the country and frolic in town. Algernon uses a similar technique, only in reverse: his imaginary friend, Bunbury, provides a convenient and frequent method of taking adventures in the country. However, their deceptions eventually cross paths, resulting in a series of crises that threaten to spoil their romantic pursuits; Jack of his love Gwendolyn Fairfax, and Algernon of his belle Cecily Cardew." The picture of Dorian Gray: "Oscar Wilde's only novel, The picture of Dorian Gray, is a chilling melodrama, which scandalized polite society when first published in 1890. Dorian Gray is a wealthy English gentleman who gradually sinks into a life of dissipation and crime. Enthralled with his own physical beauty, Dorian purchases eternal youth at the expense of his soul. While Dorian remains young and unchanged by his hedonistic lifestyle, his portrait hides the terrible truth."
King Lear by William Shakespeare( Recording )

24 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in English and held by 582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents Shakespeare's tragedy of a foolish and self-indulgent king who learns, late in life and after terrible suffering, the value of self-knowledge
A night to remember by Roy Baker( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of the sinking of the Titanic
Never say never again by Irvin Kershner( Visual )

12 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Agent 007 is hurled into a pulse-pounding race to save the world from armageddon when two atomic warheads are hijacked by the evil SPECTRE organization"--Container
The comedy of errors by William Shakespeare( Recording )

28 editions published between 1966 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A farce about two pairs of twins involved in an elaborate series of mistaken identities
Oedipus Rex by Igor Stravinsky( )

22 editions published between 1977 and 1990 in 6 languages and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A William Butler Yeats translation of Oedipus Rex performed by the Shakespearean Festival Players under the direction of Tyrone Guthrie.-
Hanover Street by Peter Hyams( Visual )

7 editions published between 1987 and 2018 in English and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An American bomber pilot falls in love with a British nurse, and then must escort her husband on a mission behind enemy lines
The importance of being Earnest by Oscar Wilde( Recording )

13 editions published between 1968 and 1996 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This comedy of manners focuses on Jack and Algernon, two young men in love with girls both determinded to marry someone named Ernest
Alfred Hitchcock, the masterpiece collection( Visual )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bonus disc : AFI Salute to Alfred Hitchcock ; masters of cinema-Alfred Hitchcock ; All about The Birds ; The making of Psycho
Midsomer murders by Midsomer murders Television program( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The cozy villages of Midsomer County reveal their most sinister secrets in these contemporary British television mysteries. Garden of death: One of the most beautiful spots in Midsomer Deverell becomes a source of contention and then something far worse. Destroying angel: When the owner of the Easterly Grange Hotel dies, the hotel's manager fails to show up at the funeral or at the reading of the will that names him part-owner. The electric vendetta: A mutilated body found in the middle of a crop circle leads some to suspect that aliens have invaded Midsomer Parva. Who killed Cock Robin?: In Newton Magna, a murder mars plans for the upcoming wedding of the village squire's daughter. Dark autumn: In Goodman's Land, the postman is brutally murdered. Turns out he was delivering more than mail to the village women
As the crow flies by Jeffrey Archer( Recording )

8 editions published between 1991 and 1996 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A poor but ambitious man marries a woman and adopts her illegitimate son, unaware that the boy belongs to a World War I rival with revenge on his mind
Favourite orchestral suites by Sergey Prokofiev( )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The merry wives of Windsor by William Shakespeare( Recording )

17 editions published between 1965 and 1995 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A recorded performance of a comedy by Shakespeare
Saint Joan by Bernard Shaw( Recording )

15 editions published between 1966 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Irish playwright's dramatic presentation of Joan of Arc as peasant, genius, saint and fifteenth century feminist
The hiding place by Corrie Ten Boom( Recording )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An old Dutch watchmaker and his two daughters become the center of a major underground operation: to hide Jewish refugees from the occupying Germans. They break all the rules to save the lives of men, women, and children being hunted by the Nazis. The cost of their bravery is betrayal, and they end up in the dreaded Ravensbruck concentration camp. Nevertheless, they continue their efforts to save those around them
Three sisters by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov( Recording )

7 editions published between 1967 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meet Olga, Masha, and Irina, warm and cultured young sisters who were reared in the exciting hubbub of Moscow, but have been living in the dull, gossipy backwaters of Russia for far too long. With their father's passing, and the ordinary grip of day-to-day life slowly suffocating them, the urge to return to the city with its rich and exciting life rises to a fever pitch
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The Age of Innocence
FrenzyThe Age of InnocenceKing LearThe comedy of errorsHanover StreetThe importance of being EarnestAlfred Hitchcock, the masterpiece collectionAs the crow flies
Alternative Names
Alec McCowen

Alec McCowen acteur britannique

Alec McCowen angielski aktor filmowy i telewizyjny

Alec McCowen angol színész

Alec McCowen attore inglese

Alec McCowen britischer Theater- und Filmschauspieler

Alec McCowen Brits filmacteur

Alec McCowen brittisk skådespelare

Alec McCowen English actor

Alexander McCowen

Cowen, Alec Mc

Mac Cowen, Alec

Mac Cowen Alec 1925-2017

MacCowen, Alec

MacCowen, Alec 1925-

MacCowen Alec 1925-2017

Mc Cowen, Alec

Mc Cowen, Alec 1925-

Mc Cowen Alec 1925-2017

McCowan, Alec

McCowan, Alec 1925-

McCowen, Alec

McCowen, Alec 1925-

McCowen, Alex

McCowen, Alex 1925-

McCowen, Alex 1925-2017

McCowen, Alexander D. 1925-

McCowen, Alexander D. (Alexander Duncan)

McCowen, Alexander Duncan 1925-

McCowen, Alexander Duncan 1925-2017

McOwen, Alec

McOwen, Alec 1925-

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