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Bloom, Claire 1931-

Works: 751 works in 2,497 publications in 9 languages and 54,129 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Television adaptations  Historical films  Biographical films  Filmed plays  Television plays  Action and adventure films  Made-for-TV movies 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Narrator, Interviewee, Author, Other, Director, Costume designer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Claire Bloom
The King's Speech by Tom Hooper( Visual )

27 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and French and held by 3,123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The King's Speech" presents a sideways glance at a crucial period in 20th-century history--as the monumentally awkward Prince Albert, or Bertie, becomes King George VI unexpectedly in 1936 when his older brother Edward VIII abdicates to marry American divorcée Wallis Simpson. In imperial Britain between the wars, that was problem enough, but Bertie suffered from a chronic stammer that made his public appearances painful for everyone. In an age of radio, the monarch has become a symbol, which means that the King speaks to his people--regularly. Bertie and his wife, the high-spirited Princess Elizabeth find their way to an Australian-born speech therapist and amateur actor named Lionel Logue. Logue isn't a doctor, has no academic credentials, and is viewed by proper authorities as a charlatan. Oddly enough, each of these men is a desperate misfit badly in need of a new friend and a bit more self-esteem. A real friend, it seems, was exactly the medicine the future king required
Richard III by William Shakespeare( Visual )

58 editions published between 1955 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,803 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Richard of Gloucester, a man twisted both in mind and body, as he schemes for the throne of England
Brideshead revisited by Evelyn Waugh( Visual )

48 editions published between 1981 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,715 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of the difficult loves of insular Englishman Charles Ryder and his peculiarly intense relationship with the wealthy but dysfunctional family that inhabited Brideshead. While at Oxford, Charles Ryder meets boyish, flamboyant Sebastian Flyte, who introduces Charles to a charmed and glamorous way of life that continues until Sebastian's health deteriorates
The spy who came in from the cold by Martin Ritt( Visual )

50 editions published between 1965 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,629 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A burnt-out British spy defects to East Germany as a ruse to feed false information to the government
Clash of the titans by Louis Leterrier( Visual )

18 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in English and held by 1,533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Perseus goes on a quest to battle both Medusa and the Kraken monster to save the Princess Andromeda
A doll's house by Henrik Ibsen( Visual )

37 editions published between 1973 and 2016 in English and held by 1,527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nora is sheltered first by her father and then by her husband. All her life, she has been protected like a fragile possession ... like a doll in a doll's house. Years ago, Nora Helmer committed a forgery in order to save the life of her authoritarian husband Torvald. Now she is being blackmailed lives in fear of her husband's finding out and of the shame such a revelation would bring. But when the truth comes out, Torvald reveals himself for what he really is, and then desperately tries to patch things up and resume his role. But everything has changed. Shocked to learn where she really stands in her husband's esteem, Nora can pretend no longer, and leaves to be free. Torvald is left wondering how he had ever been such a fool to think she would be with him forever
Antigone by Sophocles( Visual )

34 editions published between 1975 and 2008 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,486 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
Charly by Ralph Nelson( Visual )

25 editions published between 1967 and 2015 in English and French and held by 1,422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A mentally challenged man becomes a genius after experimental brain surgery
The haunting by Robert Wise( Visual )

34 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adapted from Shirley Jackson's The Haunting of Hill House, this psychological thriller tells the story of four people who come to the house to study its supernatural phenomena
Limelight by Charlie Chaplin( Visual )

89 editions published between 1951 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A masterful drama about the twilight of a former vaudeville star is among the writer/director's most touching films. Calvero, a once beloved musical-comedy performer, now a washed-up alcoholic who lives in a small London flat. A glimmer of hope arrives when he meets a beautiful but melancholy ballerina who lives downstairs
Crimes and misdemeanors by Woody Allen( Visual )

28 editions published between 1989 and 2015 in English and German and held by 1,247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Weaving together several different stories about people's lives, loves, perceptions, and ideals, this examines some of the toughest questions surrounding human nature
Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare( Recording )

64 editions published between 1953 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dramatization of Shakespeare's tragedy of two lovers
Hamlet by William Shakespeare( Visual )

84 editions published between 1979 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dramatization of William Shakespeare's play
Cymbeline by William Shakespeare( Visual )

32 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in English and held by 1,032 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

King Cymbeline's evil second queen forces the king to banish his daughter Imogen's husband, Posthumus. While the queen tries to force Imogen to marry her own son, Posthumus flees to Rome. There he is tricked into believing Imogen has been unfaithful. Imogen disguises herself as a boy and flees the court
Hamlet, Prince of Denmark by William Shakespeare( Visual )

5 editions published between 1980 and 2006 in English and held by 1,021 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Danish prince avenges the murder of his father, the king, by killing his uncle Claudius who murdered the king, usurped the throne, and married Hamlet's mother, Gertrude. Hamlet, considered the most complex of all Shakespeare's characters, examines the fundamental issues of justice, guilt, and death
The life & death of King John by William Shakespeare( Visual )

33 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 955 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare's play about the weak and despicable King John, who tries to fend off the royal claims of Arthur, Duke of Brittany, who is supported by the King of France. In spite of the support of Faulconbridge, John alienates the English nobility and runs afoul of the Pope. In the end he is poisoned and his son Henry III becomes King
Richard III( Visual )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 920 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
The famous history of the life of King Henry the Eight by William Shakespeare( Visual )

37 editions published between 1979 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 854 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dramatization of William Shakespeare's historical play, which tells of the intrigues during the first part of Henry's reign, his divorce from Katharine of Aragon, and marriage to Anne Bullen, who gives birth to a baby girl, Elizabeth
Alexander the Great by Robert Rossen( Visual )

20 editions published between 1955 and 2004 in English and held by 846 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Alexander the Great, Greek hero and world-conqueror
Shadowlands( Visual )

15 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 839 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the true story of C.S. Lewis, this film is about the agonizing spiritual crisis of C.S. Lewis when his wife died from cancer. The love, grief, pain, and sorrow were so shattering to Lewis that his basic Christian beliefs, magnificently communicated in his many books, were now called into serious doubt. But he picked up the pieces and moved out of the depressing "shadowlands," realizing that "real life has not even begun yet."
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Brideshead revisited
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Bloom, Patricia Claire

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Clara Bloom

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Brideshead revisitedClash of the titansAntigoneThe hauntingLimelightRomeo and JulietAlexander the GreatShadowlands