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Blakely, Colin

Overview
Works: 125 works in 468 publications in 7 languages and 9,545 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Television adaptations  Made-for-TV movies  Historical films  History  Biographical films  Historical television programs  Televised plays  Detective and mystery films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Narrator, Costume designer, Author
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Colin Blakely
Antony & Cleopatra by William Shakespeare( Visual )

68 editions published between 1980 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,658 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Octavius Caesar, Marc Antony, and Lepidus form the triumvirate, the three rulers of the Roman Empire. Antony, though married to Fulvia, spends his time in Egypt, living a life of decadence and conducting an affair with Queen Cleopatra. In Antony's absence, Caesar and Lepidus worry about Pompey's increasing strength. Caesar condemns Antony for neglecting his duties as a statesman and military officer. Hearing that his wife, Fulvia, has died and that Pompey is raising an army to rebel against the triumvirate, Antony feels he must return to Rome. Caesar and Antony try to patch up their quarrel through the marriage of Antony to Caesar's sister Octavia. In Egypt, Cleopatra is told that Antony has married and is furious with jealousy. However, when the messenger says that Octavia is not very beautiful, Cleopatra feels confident that she can win Antony back. The triumvirs meet Pompey, who agrees to keep peace in exchange for control of Sicily and Sardinia. When Antony and Octavia leave for Athens, Caesar breaks his truce, wages war against Pompey, and defeats him. After using Lepidus's army to secure a victory, he imprisons Lepidus. Antony learns this with anger; Octavia pleads him to stay friends with her brother. Antony sends her to Rome, then returns to Cleopatra. In Egypt he raises an army to fight Caesar. Antony decides to fight him at sea, although Caesar has the better navy; and he allows Cleopatra to command a ship, ignoring the protests of Enobarbus, his best friend. Enobarbus deserts him and joins Caesar's army, but then in remorse kills himself. Antony's forces lose the battle when Cleopatra's ship flees and Antony's follows, leaving the rest of the fleet vulnerable to attack. Antony swears he will kill Cleopatra, so she sends word that she has committed suicide. Full of grief, Antony commands his attendant to kill him, but the man kills himself instead. Antony then falls on his own sword. Caesar takes Cleopatra prisoner, planning to display her in Rome as a trophy, but she kills herself with the help of several poisonous asps. Caesar has the two lovers buried beside each other
King Lear by William Shakespeare( Visual )

35 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One of Shakespeare's greatest plays, King Lear is a violent story on a grand scale, about family strife, crumbling power and divided loyalties and the resulting horor of Lear's madness"
A man for all seasons by Fred Zinnemann( Visual )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in English and held by 1,220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir Thomas More, Chancellor of England, has an unquestioning faith. As a devout Catholic, More refuses to support King Henry VIII's divorce from Catherine of Aragon. In quest of a son, Henry wants to marry his mistress, Anne Boleyn. When the petulant king breaks with Rome and the Pope, More resigns his chancellorship in protest. Unsure in his new position as head of the Church of England, the king is unnerved by More's continued refusal to acknowledge his suzerainty. For his stubborn convictions, More ends up imprisoned in the Tower of London. For holding devotion to God and the Church dearer than his loyalty to the King, More dies
The Pink Panther strikes again by Blake Edwards( Visual )

24 editions published between 1976 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 993 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After a nervous breakdown, Chief Inspector Dreyfus builds a criminal organization devoted to the extermination of Inspector Clouseau
Equus by Richard Rodney Bennett( Visual )

45 editions published between 1977 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 750 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A middle-aged psychiatrist tries to find out why a young man has blinded six horses entrusted to his care
Evil under the sun by Guy Hamilton( Visual )

26 editions published between 1981 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An opulent beach resort is the setting as Hercules Poirot attempts to unravel the murder of an actress everyone has reason to hate
This sporting life by David Storey( Visual )

11 editions published between 1963 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Northern England, the early 1960's. Frank Machin is a coal miner who is mean, tough and ambitious enough to rise up and become an immediate professional rugby star. The rugby league team is run by local employer Weaver. Machin lodges with Mrs Hammond, whose husband was killed in an accident at Weaver's, but his impulsive and angry nature stop him from being able to reach her as he would like. He becomes increasingly frustrated with his situation. His situation is not helped by the more straightforward enticements of Mrs Weaver
The private life of Sherlock Holmes by Billy Wilder( Visual )

44 editions published between 1970 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Private investigator Sherlock Holmes travels to Scotland to help a woman search for her missing husband
Galileo by Bertolt Brecht( Visual )

17 editions published between 1974 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Screen version of Bertolt Brecht's play about Galileo, the 17th century Italian who laid the foundations of modern science. Galileo made himself one of the world's first telescopes and discovered the moons of Jupiter. He supported Copernicus' theory that the Earth revolved around the Sun. This brought him into conflict with the Catholic Church. By threatening him with torture, the Church forced him to recant his views in front of a tribunal, and sentenced him to house arrest. However, Galileo's trials and theories inspired others like Newton and Kepler to prove that the Earth was not the center of the Universe
The dogs of war by John Irvin( Visual )

20 editions published between 1981 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hired by an international cartel, soldier of fortune Jamie Shannon (Walken) organizes a strike force to wrest control of an impoverished but mineral rich west African nation from a madman. An intricate game ensues where double cross is the rule: Shannon and his handpicked men find themselves caught between the cartel and the dictator they were to depose. To escape this dilemma, Shannon and his men apply their own code of honor
The Beiderbecke affair( Visual )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It never occurs to Trevor that dishy blondes don't usually sell jazz records door-to-door. He orders a set of Bix Beiderbecke LPs but receives the wrong items. While trying to locate the missing music, he and his girlfriend, Jill, stumble upon black market goods in a church basement, secret meetings in a parking lot. They find corruption at the highest levels. Helping them out are a couple of friends, an overzealous police officer, an elderly snoop, and a town planner with a drawer full of incriminating files
Titus Andronicus by William Shakespeare( Recording )

9 editions published between 1965 and 1999 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare's first surviving tragedy, and the most popular in his day
Love among the ruins( Visual )

4 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When an aging beauty is sued for breach of promise by a man young enough to be her grandson, she hires the greatest barrister in England, whom she loved and left when they were both young and poor
Billy Wilder's The private life of Sherlock Holmes( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a beautiful woman claims that her dear husband has disappeared, the investigation takes Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson to Scotland, where they uncover a plot involving a clandestine society, Her Majesty's Secret Service, and the Loch Ness Monster! But before he can deduce matters to the elementary, Holmes makes an error that may jeopardize the national safety of Britain and ruin his reputation
The dramatic works of William Shakespeare( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dramatization of five of Shakespeare's plays, featuring some of Britain's most distinguished actors and directors
Nijinsky( Visual )

7 editions published between 1980 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the lives, the loves, and the madness of ballet's legendary and mercurial star Vaslav Nijinsky. Onstage, Nijinsky, the most celebrated dancer of the early 20th century, was in flawless control. Offstage, he was in turmoil, torn between the beautiful ballerina he married and Sergei Diaghilev, the domineering mentor he loved. Diaghilev was the impresario and founder of Ballets Russes
Hard rock( Visual )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This documentary, produced by Robin Brightwell, shows footage from the construction of the Severn Trent water tunnel
British Cinema Collection : 8 Acclaimed Films( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tom & Viv : A passionately rendered story about writer T.S. Eliot's turbulent relationship with his first wife, Vivienne
British cinema collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tolstoy's Anna Karenina: "Anna Karenina (Vivien Leigh) is a Russian noblewoman who becomes tangled in a torrid affair with a dashing young man. As rumors begin to spread, the ensuing scandal threatens to destroy her upstanding image, her family and her life"--Container
The Beiderbecke affair( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It never occurs to Trevor that dishy blondes don't usually sell jazz records door-to-door. He orders a set of Bix Beiderbecke LPs but receives the wrong items. While trying to locate the missing music, he and his girlfriend, Jill, stumble upon black market goods in a church basement, secret meetings in a parking lot. They find corruption at the highest levels. Helping them out are a couple of friends, an overzealous police officer, an elderly snoop, and a town planner with a drawer full of incriminating files
 
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A man for all seasons
Alternative Names
Blakely, Colin George 1930-1987

Colin Blakely acteur britannique

Colin Blakely attore britannico

Colin Blakely britisk skodespelar

Colin Blakely britisk skuespiller

Colin Blakely Brits acteur (1930-1987)

Colin Blakely brittisk skådespelare

Colin Blakely nordirischer Schauspieler

Колин Блейкли

کالین بلکلی بازیگر بریتانیایی

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