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Richardson, Ian 1934-2007

Works: 346 works in 771 publications in 5 languages and 27,846 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Television adaptations  Juvenile works  Spy television programs  Fiction  History  Television plays  Television mini-series  Film and video adaptations 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Narrator, Author, Costume designer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Ian Richardson
Most widely held works by Ian Richardson
Becoming Jane by Anne Hathaway( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1,811 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The year is 1795 and Jane Austen is a feisty 20-year-old. The emerging writer already sees a world beyond class and commerce, pride and prejudice, and dreams of doing what was then nearly unthinkable--marrying for love. Her parents prefer a wealthy husband, to assure their daughter's future social standing, and are eyeing Mr. Wisley, nephew to the very rich and very formidable Lady Gresham, as a prospective match. But when Jane meets the roguish and decidedly non-aristocratic Tom Lefroy, sharp repartee leads to flying sparks. His intellect and arrogance raise her ire - then knock her head over heels. The couple, whose flirtation flies in the face of the sense and sensibility of the age, is faced with a terrible dilemma. If they attempt to marry, they will risk everything that matters - family, friends and fortune
Bleak House by Charles Dickens( Visual )
4 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 1,354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two innocent young orphans are the potential heirs to a fortune. Their fates are snarled in a monumental legal battle known as Jarndyce and Jarndyce. Another orphan, Esther Summerson, whose mysterious parentage proves to be intertwined with the fate of the Jarndyce wards and the aloof Lady Dedlock. Lady Dedlock faces the revelation of her dark past once Mr. Tulkinghorn catches wind of it. The icily beautiful Esther's background also comes to light after the murder of a strange man. Twines through the legal system to heartbreaking domestic drama to a murder investigation to near-Gothic horror
Joyeux Noël = Merry Christmas by Christian Carion( Visual )
2 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in French and held by 1,327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Loosely based on true episodes, this film tells the story of German, French, and Scottish soldiers in the bloody trenches of World War I and the miraculous Christmas Eve truce they unexpectedly forge. Follows a French lieutenant, a Scottish priest, and a German tenor and his beloved Danish soprano as music and the spirit of Christmas create bonds between enemies
House of cards trilogy by Paul Seed( Visual )
33 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Based on Michael Dobbs' best-selling novel about a man who schemes and backstabs his way to the top until he is standing on a pile of broken promises, betrayals, and the bodies of those who oppose him
From hell by Allen Hughes( Visual )
17 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 1,161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1888 London's Whitechapel slums, poor women like Mary Kelly and her friends walk the streets for a living. When the streetwalkers begin to be murdered one by one, it attracts the attention of Inspector Abberline, who takes a personal interest in the case, and Mary Kelly. Now he must use his psychic abilities to stop the most notorious serial killer in history--Jack the Ripper--before Mary is killed
Tinker tailor soldier spy by John Le Carré( Visual )
9 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 1,141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"No doubt remains, a mole has infiltrated the Circus, code name for the British Secret Intelligence Service. It can only be one of four men operating at the very highest level. Sidelined agent George Smiley is covertly tapped to root out the mole, a task that requires a painstaking dig through the double-blind world of Cold War espionage and his own past."--Container
Dark city by Alex Proyas( Visual )
22 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When John Murdoch wakes with no memory at the scene of a grisly murder, he soon finds himself hunted by the police, a woman claiming to be his wife, and a mysterious group of pale men
Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are dead by Tom Stoppard( Visual )
4 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 887 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tom Stoppard directs the film version of his first play, focussing on two minor characters featured in William Shakespeare's "Hamlet" and presenting them as something of a comedy double-act
Man of la mancha by Mitch Leigh( Visual )
4 editions published between 1972 and 2005 in English and held by 820 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jailed during the Spanish Inquisition for offending the church, author Miguel de Cervantes is forced to act out one of his manuscripts for the entertainment of fellow inmates. Cervantes delivers a rapturous performance as the legendary Don Quixote, the chivalrous knight whose choice to see life as it should be, not as it is, takes him into battles with an imaginary foe and into romance with the beautiful Dulcinea
M. Butterfly by David Cronenberg( Visual )
10 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 778 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Story of a French diplomat and a Beijing Opera star who carry on a love affair over almost 20 years before the diplomat discovers something shocking about his lover
Catherine the Great ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 768 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Trapped in a loveless political marriage to the dissolute nephew of the ailing Russian Empress Elizabeth, young German princess Sophia Fredericka bides her time, chooses her lovers carefully...and plots her path to the throne
The woman in white by Wilkie Collins( Visual )
10 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and held by 688 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A sane woman is locked up in an asylum by a fraudulent English aristocrat who is afraid she may expose his 'secret.' Escaping while wearing a white gown, she runs into a youthful hero who becomes haunted by his brief meeting with this 'woman in white.'
102 Dalmatians by Walt Disney( Visual )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 647 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Oddball is the newest puppy. She is searching for her spots. Waddlesworth is a macaw who thinks he's a rottweiler. After a spot of therapy Cruella De Vil is released from prison and is a changed woman who is devoted to dogs and good causes. She is delighted that her parole officer, Chloe, has a dalmatian family and big connections with a dog charity. But the sound of Big Ben can reverse the treatment so it is only a matter of time before Cruella is back to her incredibly ghastly ways, using her new-found connections with Chloe and friends to get at the dalmatians
The treasure seekers by Nicholas Farrell( Visual )
8 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The five motherless Bastable children struggle to save their inventor father from financial ruin
The devil's disciple by Bernard Shaw( Visual )
4 editions published in 2006 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In New Hampshire in 1777, Dick Dudgeon's father dies. Called back home to the unhappy family he revolted against years ago, Dick finds he's been named heir, much to the horror of his religious mother. To complicate matters, the British have arrived
The King and I by Richard Rodgers( Visual )
6 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Traveling to the Kingdom of Siam to instruct the Royal children, English schoolteacher Anna Leonowens soon discovers that her most difficult challenge is the imperious King himself. But even as a friendship grows beween Anna and the monarch, an evil sorcerer is conjuring up a plot to steal the throne
To play the king ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Manipulative and corrupt, English prime minister Urquhart has reached the pinnacle of power as the leader of his party. But the succession of a king opposed to his policies challenges Urqhart's authority
The final cut ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Urquhart turns his attention to helping himself to a wealthy retirement and finds himself caught in a political power play of someone else's devising
Hogfather ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
It's the holiday of Hogswatch in the parallel universe of Discworld, the night when kids anticipate presents from the beloved Hogfather. But someone--or something-- wants the Hogfather out of the way. Now it's up to the most unlikely of heroes to get the holiday back on track before humanity loses all hope
A knight in Camelot ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A computer scientist is accidentally flung back through the years to the colorful 6th century England of legendary King Arthur
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Alternative Names
Richardson, Ian William 1934-2007
English (150)
French (5)
Italian (2)
Spanish (2)
German (1)