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Gielgud, John 1904-2000

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Gandhi by Richard Attenborough( Visual )

107 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 3,995 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the life of Gandhi beginning with his political activities in South Africa during the late 1890's and ending with his assassination at the hands of a Hindu extremist in 1948. Shows the development of his philosophy of non-violence as he leads the people of India to independence from the British
Elizabeth by Shekhar Kapur( Visual )

70 editions published between 1998 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 2,825 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Queen Elizabeth I must learn to weigh her counsel carefully and ignore her private yearnings if she is to keep her crown--and her head. A thriller of intrigue in the court of one of history's greatest monarchs
Richard III by William Shakespeare( Visual )

117 editions published between 1952 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 2,811 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard III: Begins by recapitulating the final scene of Henry IV, Part III with Edward IV being crowned king. In the background of the celebration, Richard jealously views the proceedings. Soon afterwards, Edward IV is murdered, drowned in a vat of wine. Richard becomes king and, after proceeding with a succession of intrigues and duplicities, he finds his kingdom in dire peril, set upon by Henry Tudor and mustering a final defense for his realm at the Battle of Bosworth. An immortal tale of lust, murder, treachery and the ruthless pursuit of power
Becket by Peter Glenville( Visual )

64 editions published between 1963 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 2,317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Despite differences in rank and background, King Henry II and Thomas Becket are lifelong friends. The King is in constant conflict with the Church, which refuses to contribute financing to his wars in France, and jealously guards the tax-free status granted it by previous monarchs. When the Archbishop of Canterbury dies, Henry has a brilliant idea: rather than another pious cleric loyal to Rome, he will appoint his old friend, Thomas Becket--technically a deacon--to the post. Unfortunately, Becket takes the job seriously, holding devotion to God and the Church above his loyalty to the throne, or the person of its inhabitant. In opposition to Henry, he proves abler than his predecessors do, and the clash of two powerful personalities leads to destruction
Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare( Visual )

86 editions published between 1978 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,897 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare's tragedy about two teenagers who fall in love, encounter opposition from their feuding families, and take their own lives
The elephant man by David Lynch( Visual )

75 editions published between 1980 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 1,663 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on a true story, the film examines the complex emotional experiences faced by John Merrick, the "Elephant Man" when he is discovered by a dedicated surgeon. Rescued from his degrading life as a circus freak, Merrick is given a chance to live his last years with comfort, respect, and dignity
Shine by Scott Hicks( Visual )

48 editions published between 1987 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,624 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pianist David Helfgott, driven by his father and teachers, has a breakdown. Years later he returns to the piano, to popular if not critical acclaim
Chariots of fire( Visual )

2 editions published between 1981 and 2005 in English and held by 1,417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story, told in flashback, of two young British sprinters competing for fame in the 1924 Olympics. Eric, a devout Scottish missionary runs because he knows it must please God. Harold, the son of a newly rich Jew runs to prove his place in Cambridge society. In a warmup 100 meter race, Eric defeats Harold, who hires a pro trainer to prepare him. Eric, whose qualifying heat is scheduled for a Sunday, refuses to run despite pressure from the Olympic committee. A compromise is reached when a nobleman allows Eric to compete in his 400 meter slot. Eric and Harold win their respective races and go on to achieve fame as missionary and businessman/athletic advocate, respectively
Oedipus the King by Sophocles( Visual )

37 editions published between 1986 and 2018 in English and held by 1,344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This play recounts the story of Oedipus, King of Thebes, a man, who out of stubborn pride, must know the truth at all costs
Arthur by Steve Gordon( Visual )

29 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in English and French and held by 1,251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arthur Bach is very, very rich, and he's next in line for a 750 million dollar inheritance. He stands to lose his inheritance--and a life in the lush style to which he is accustomed--if he doesn't marry the most boring blonde on Long Island within thirty days. Unfortunately, Arthur has just discovered the girl of his dreams
Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie( Visual )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 1,234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hercule Poirot is a dapper detective, aboard the Orient Express, for whom murder-solving is a precise, intellectual exercise. When murder occurs, Poirot agrees to interview all aboard the famous trains Calais coach, hoping to find the killer of an American millionarie before the local police arrive
William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar by Joseph L Mankiewicz( Visual )

22 editions published between 1935 and 2015 in English and German and held by 1,126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An adaptation of the classic Shakespeare play, chronicling the events around the assassination of Julius Caesar
John Gielgud directs Richard Burton in Hamlet : a journal of rehearsals by Richard L Sterne( Book )

11 editions published between 1967 and 1968 in English and held by 1,122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Merlin by Steve Barron( Visual )

58 editions published between 1998 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 1,086 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A world where dreams come true and magic is real. The legendary wizard Merlin allies himself with young King Arthur pledging his mystic skills to Arthur's visionary cause of peace and justice
Around the world in eighty days( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1,086 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Phlegmatic, punctual Englishman Phileas Fogg believes in progress, science, and intellectual deduction. When a member of the Reform Club challenges him on the impossibility of completing a round-the-world tour in eighty days, he wagers his entire fortune to prove that he can do it. He is accompanied by his valet Passepartout, and followed by Mr. Fix, a detective who believes he is a notorious bank robber. Shot in 70mm, using the Todd-AO process (an extremely high definition widescreen film format), the film is notable for its picturesque, exotic scenery, international cast, and the plethora of stars in cameo appearances, all highly innovative at the time
King Richard the Second by William Shakespeare( Visual )

40 editions published between 1978 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,049 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare's historical play about the dynastic struggle between Richard II and Henry Bolingboke (later Henry IV), which spans only the last two years of Richard's life from 1398 to 1400 as the incompetent monarch, defying tradition and laws of succession, disinherits Henry Bolingbroke and uses that money to finance a military adventure in Ireland until he is deposed by Bolingbroke and undergoes a crisis of identity once he is no longer king
Peter and the wolf by Sergey Prokofiev( )

25 editions published between 1989 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 837 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Retells the orchestral fairy tale of the boy who, ignoring his grandfather's warnings, proceeds to capture a wolf
Antigone by Sophocles( Visual )

31 editions published between 1984 and 2008 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 820 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Antigone is perhaps the most easily accessible of all the great classical tragedies, its theme clear and up-to-date: the conflict between moral and political law. Now the tale of Oedipus and his family comes to its end - he, his wife Jocasta, his sons, and now, at the last, his daughter, all dead. Antigone is not the only victim in the play; Creon too comes to a tragic downfall - although he repents in time, bureaucratic ritual results in the deaths of Creon?s son and wife, burdening him with guilt as well as grief
Secret agent by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

134 editions published between 1936 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 818 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An espionage thriller set in Geneva, seasoned with romance. Two British Intelligence Service agents pose as husband and wife in an attempt to eliminate an agent for the Central Powers
The Power of one by Bryce Courtenay( Visual )

24 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 806 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young English boy, orphaned in a foreign land and terrorized for his political belief, turns to boxing. As he grows up fighting with his fists and leading with his heart, he takes on the system and the social injustices around him--finding that one person really can make a difference
 
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Džon Gilgud

Džons Gilguds

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Ioannes Gielgud

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John Gielgud britischer Schauspieler

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John Gielgud Brits acteur

John Gielgud britský herec

John Gielgud brittisk skådespelare och teaterdirektör

John Gielgud englesche Schauspiller

Sir John Gielgud

Τζον Γκίλγκουντ

Гилгуд Джон

Гилгуд, Джон 1904-2000

Джон Гилгуд

Джон Гілгуд

Џон Гилгуд

Џон Гилгуд англиски глумец и драмски режисер

Ջոն Գիլգուդ

ג'ון גילגוד

جان گیلگد بازیگر بریتانیایی

جون غيلغد

जाँँन गिलगुड अंग्रेज अभिनेता एवं नाटक निर्देशक

জন গিলগুড ‌ইংরেজ অভিনেতা এবং পরিচালক

ჯონ გილგუდი

존 길구드

ジョン・ギールグッド

約翰·吉爾古德

约翰·吉尔古德 英国演员、导演和制片人

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