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McCowen, Alec

Works: 266 works in 911 publications in 11 languages and 15,996 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Historical films  Action and adventure films  History  Romance films  Television adaptations  War films  Detective and mystery films  Television plays 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Narrator, Author, Other, Singer, Conductor, Interviewee, Contributor, 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 )

21 editions published between 1989 and 2015 in English and held by 1,675 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Prince Hal" has ascended to the throne of England. He proceeds to assert his hereditary claim to the throne of France, gathers an army and embarks on a course that will lead to one of England's greatest battlefield triumphs--the bloody Battle of Agincourt--and forever change the face of Europe. King Henry V unites his people, deals justly with traitors, leads his soldiers to victory, and in the end ensures the peace by marrying the French princess Katherine
Twelfth night by William Shakespeare( Visual )

87 editions published between 1979 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,420 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
Frenzy by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

102 editions published between 1972 and 2017 in 9 languages and held by 1,281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An innocent man accused of a series of murders is on a desperate quest to find the real criminal and clear his name
The life of Henry the Fifth by William Shakespeare( Visual )

30 editions published between 1979 and 2010 in English and held by 821 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents Shakespeare's historical play which portrays the emerging leadership of King Henry V as he unites his people, deals justly with traitors, leads his soldiers to victory, and ensures peace by marrying a French princess
The Oscar Wilde collection by Oscar Wilde( Visual )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 610 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An ideal husband: "Set during the London season of 1895, An ideal Husband is a dazzling blend of farce and morality that explores human frailty and social hypocrisy. Sir Robert Chilton's secret is discovered and exposed. He is accused of having exploited government secrets for his own gain early in his political career. With this revelation from Mrs. Cheveley comes the threat of blackmail and the ruin of Sir Robert's career. Yet in order to be a successful blackmailer, one's own reputation must be beyond reproach." Lady Windermere's Fan: "Centering around the arrival of a mysterious woman hoping to break into London's society, Lady Windermere's Fan was Wilde's first great stage success. Lady Windermere learns from a friend that Lord Windermere is spending a great deal of time with a Mrs. Erlynne, and fearing that he is being unfaithful to her, she decides that their marriage is at an end. Then, in an act of striking generosity, Mrs. Erlynne protects Lady Windermere's reputation and truths about trust and loyalty are ironically revealed."
King Lear by William Shakespeare( Recording )

28 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in English and held by 572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

King Lear banishes his favorite daughter when she speaks out against him. Little does he know that the two other daughters who praise him are actually plotting against him
Never say never again by Irvin Kershner( Visual )

14 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the luxury yacht the length of a football field, Largo oversees a master plan of mayhem involving stolen cruise missiles, nuclear extortion, deadly video games and all the other evils in SPECTRE'S arsenal. James Bond, Agent 007, goes into battle with a fabulous flying motorcycle and other ghastly gadgets, including a fountain pen that can write you off with a bang
A night to remember by Roy Baker( Visual )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his unforgettable rendering of Walter Lord's book of the same name, the acclaimed British director Roy Ward Baker depicts with sensitivity, awe, and a fine sense of tragedy the Titanic's final hours. Featuring remarkably restrained performances, A Night To Remember is cinema's subtlest, finest dramatization of this monumental twentieth-century catastrophe
Oedipus Rex by Igor Stravinsky( )

23 editions published between 1977 and 1990 in 6 languages and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A William Butler Yeats translation of Oedipus Rex performed by the Shakespearean Festival Players under the direction of Tyrone Guthrie.-
The comedy of errors by William Shakespeare( Recording )

31 editions published between 1962 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A recorded performance of Shakespeare's play
Hanover Street by Peter Hyams( Visual )

7 editions published between 1987 and 2018 in English and held by 383 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 plague by Roberto Gerhard( )

17 editions published between 1974 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Andrew Miles discusses T̀he plague' by twentieth century Algerian born writer Albert Camus. The novel deals with the social and spiritual impact of plague on a French colonial town. Miles discusses the book's dark vision of humanity with dramatised illustrations
Alfred Hitchcock, the masterpiece collection( Visual )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains 14 motion pictures directed by Alfred Hitchcock, originally released between 1942 and 1976
The importance of being Earnest by Oscar Wilde( Recording )

14 editions published between 1968 and 1996 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An audio version of the three-act play
Favourite orchestral suites by Sergey Prokofiev( )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Midsomer murders( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 313 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 )

7 editions published between 1991 and 1996 in English and held by 266 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
The age of innocence( Visual )

4 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"No filmmaker captures the grandeur and energy of New York like Martin Scorsese. With this sumptuous romance, he meticulously adapted the work of another great New York artist, Edith Wharton, bringing to life her tragic novel set in the cloistered world of Gilded Age Manhattan. The Age of Innocence tells the story of Newland Archer(Daniel Day-Lewis), whoses engagement to an innocent socialite (Winona Ryder) binds him to the codes and rituals of his upbringing. But when her cousin (Michelle Pfeiffer) arrives in town on a wave of scandal after separating from her husband, she ignites passions in Newland he never knew existed. Swelling with exquisite period detail, this film is an alternately heartbreaking and satirical look at the brutality of old-world America
The merry wives of Windsor by William Shakespeare( Recording )

15 editions published between 1965 and 1972 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 257 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 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Produced three years after the canonization of St. Joan of Arc, Shaw's play shows her as an early nationalist and the prototype of the Protestant thinker who put her conscience before the judgement of the Church. She died because her new ideas were dangerous to both the church and fedual society
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FrenzyKing LearThe comedy of errorsHanover StreetAlfred Hitchcock, the masterpiece collectionThe importance of being EarnestAs the crow fliesThe merry wives of Windsor
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.

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Mc Cowen Alec 1925-2017

McCowan, Alec.

McCowan, Alec 1925-

McCowen, Alec

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McCowen, Alex.

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McCowen, Alex 1925-2017

McCowen, Alexander D.

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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