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O'Connor, Garry

Overview
Works: 43 works in 217 publications in 2 languages and 8,080 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Discographies  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PN2598.R46, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Garry O'Connor
Ralph Richardson : an actor's life by Garry O'Connor( Book )

25 editions published between 1982 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,087 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author has talked to Ralph Richardson's colleagues and friends and, from their memories and Ralph's own words, has produced a portrait of one of the greatest actors, revealing the inner drive which took him to the heights of public acclaim
Sean O'Casey : a life by Garry O'Connor( Book )

17 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 939 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Valete 1990 Matthew Collins
Universal Father : a life of John Paul II by Garry O'Connor( Book )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 868 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the life of Pope John Paul II from his childhood and early years as a priest through his twenty-six year papacy, highlighting his opposition to communism, his travels, and changes within the Catholic Church during his reign
William Shakespeare : a popular life by Garry O'Connor( Book )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 622 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Celebrates the life and work of William Shakespeare, including his marriage, sexuality, family life, and experiences in the theater
The pursuit of perfection : a life of Maggie Teyte by Garry O'Connor( Book )

12 editions published between 1971 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Olivier : in celebration( Book )

12 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Venner og kolleger biograferer den engelske skuespiller Laurence Olivier
The secret woman : a life of Peggy Ashcroft by Garry O'Connor( Book )

16 editions published between 1996 and 2000 in English and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the final decade of her life, Peggy Ashcroft - the unrivalled actress of her generation - enjoyed an Indian summer in front of the cameras: as Barbie Batchelor in The jewel in the crown and as Mrs. Moore in David Lean's last film, A passage to India, for which she won the 1984 Oscar for Best Supporting Actress. In her lifetime she discouraged anyone who pried into her life, co-operating only on her public career with the critic Michael Billington. The private person remained undisclosed. Conceived following Peggy Ashcroft's death in 1991, O'Connor 's biography redresses the balance
Alec Guinness : a life by Garry O'Connor( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For the first time, Garry O'Connor reveals Guinness's full story, including how the actor was shaped by his illegitimacy, his strained relationship with his mother, and his search for stability through the Roman Catholic Church. His biography is backed by impeccable research, including interviews with Guinness himself, and contains startling new information about Guinness's childhood, his secret relationships, and the fears that haunted him. This book is a unique portrait of the man behind the indelible performances."--Jacket
Paul Scofield : an actor for all seasons by Garry O'Connor( Book )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Paul Scofield is the most private - and arguably the greatest - of all living British actors. At 80, he is still in peak condition, in creative power, looks and health. No actor of the last century has achieved greater acclaim for the depth and range of his performances, from extreme farce or comedy (including a singing part in a musical), to darkest tragedy." "Many of his roles are already part of the glory of British theatre history. His King Lear transformed that role, perhaps for all time. His two performances as Hamlet were landmark productions. The tour of the second Hamlet to Russia marked a significant thaw in Anglo-Russian cultural contacts." "Scofield, however, is adamantly not a celebrity actor. As guardian of his craft and integrity, he has kept himself most carefully out of the limelight. This, in fact, is the first full biography of him. Garry O'Connor, highly respected for his theatrical biographies, presents a richly drawn, fully dimensional portrait of the great actor. O'Connor interviewed the intensely private Scofield himself, as well as many of the actors and directors he has worked with, including Simon Callow, Trevor Nunn, Richard Eyre, and Peter Hall. The result is a biography of one of the past century's most remarkable and enigmatic icons."--Jacket
The Mahabharata : Peter Brook's epic in the making by Garry O'Connor( Book )

7 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alec Guinness : the unknown : a life by Garry O'Connor( Book )

10 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As luck would have it : my seven ages by Derek Jacobi( Book )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Derek Jacobi is one of the most beloved and distinguished British theatre actors of the last fifty years. Until now, the public have known very little about the private man. In this frank, funny and moving autobiography, Derek lifts the veil for the first time on his extraordinary life, behind the footlights and beneath the theatrical make-up
French theatre today by Garry O'Connor( Book )

8 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Shakespeare : a life by Garry O'Connor( Book )

10 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Darlings of the gods : one year in the lives of Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh by Garry O'Connor( Book )

5 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alec Guinness : master of disguise by Garry O'Connor( Book )

10 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paul Scofield : the biography by Garry O'Connor( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Campion's ghost : the sacred and profane memories of John Donne, poet by Garry O'Connor( Book )

7 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Butcher of Poland : Hitler's lawyer Hans Frank by Garry O'Connor( Book )

8 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and Czech and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of the Bavarian Hans Frank, one of the ten war criminals hanged at Nuremburg in 1946, who converted to Catholicism before he died, has not received the full attention the world has given to other Nazi leaders. In many ways he warrants it more. His life symbolises the hubristic and visionary ambition Germany had to an alarming degree much better than anyone else, perhaps because he was an intellectual of the highest calibre: 'Can't they see,' he said of his fellow accused at Nuremburg, 'that this is a horrible tragedy in the history of mankind, and that we are the symbols of an evil th
Subdued fires : an intimate portrait of Pope Benedict XVI by Garry O'Connor( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Omaha Beach, June 6, 2004. A delegation sent by John Paul II from the Vatican to commemorate the 60th anniversary of D-Day is headed by Joseph Ratzinger, a former Nazi youth who, while resident in Rome for the previous 23 years, is known as the 'Panzer Cardinal'. Ratzinger insisted on being at the commemoration. Garry O'Connor's biography begins here. And what is revealed from that point on is an extraordinary figure, a man who a year later would be Pope, something no one predicted, at the age of 78. How did 12 years of Nazi rule affect the young Ratzinger? Did it inform his stand on reli
 
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Universal Father : a life of John Paul II
Alternative Names
Connor, Garry O'

O'Connor M.

O'Connor, M. (Garry)

Languages
English (173)

Czech (1)

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Universal Father : a life of John Paul IIWilliam Shakespeare : a popular lifeThe secret woman : a life of Peggy AshcroftAlec Guinness : a lifePaul Scofield : an actor for all seasonsAlec Guinness : the unknown : a lifeAlec Guinness : master of disguisePaul Scofield : the biographyCampion's ghost : the sacred and profane memories of John Donne, poet