WorldCat Identities

Charleson, Ian

Works: 61 works in 363 publications in 10 languages and 9,487 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Biographical films  Historical films  History  Sports films  Epic films  Television adaptations  Made-for-TV movies  Film adaptations  Television comedies 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Costume designer, Singer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Ian Charleson
Chariots of Fire by Hugh Hudson( Visual )

153 editions published between 1980 and 2013 in 10 languages and held by 3,677 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
Gandhi by Richard Attenborough( Visual )

16 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in English and Hindi and held by 1,864 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
All's well that ends well by William Shakespeare( Visual )

49 editions published between 1980 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Shakespeare's comedy about Helena, the new wife of Count Bertram, who resorts to chichanery to win the respect and affection of her husband
Reilly, ace of spies( Visual )

3 editions published between 1983 and 2005 in English and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the turn of the 20th century, one remarkable man single-handedly tried to alter the course of history. Sidney Reilly was a Russian-born British agent who radically transformed modern espionage techniques and set the mold for the super spy. From one heart-pulsing mission after another, from stealing top-secret Russian oil information to a near overthrow of the Bolshevik Revolution to his final capture by Stalin's forces in 1918, Reilly's exploits are at times so daring, it's hard to believe they are actural history
Jubilee by Derek Jarman( Visual )

6 editions published between 1977 and 2003 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Queen Elizabeth I asks her court alchemist to show her England in the future, she's transported 400 years to a post-apocalyptic wasteland of roving girl gangs, an all-powerful media mogul, fascistic police, scattered filth, and twisted sex
Master of the game( Visual )

3 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lavish international saga spans a century and focuses on the Blackwell family's rise to wealth, from 1890s South Africa where the family's fortune is made in diamonds to the primary story of iron-willed Kate Blackwell, the driven, power-hungry head of the family's embattled corporate empire
Troubles( Visual )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1919, Major Brendan Archer arrives in Ireland to reunite with his fiancée, Angela Spencer. Unfortunately, the family home, The Majestic Hotel, is a decaying shadow of its former self, as is Angela. Puzzled by the changes, Archer's attentions are soon drawn to her lively friend, Sarah Devlin, a passionate Irish nationalist. They fall in love, but the Major soon discovers some disturbing aspects about their relationship which threaten to explode into violence
For Ian Charleson : a tribute( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Opera( Visual )

9 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in English and Italian and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A young opera singer (Betty) gets her big chance when the previous star of a production of Verdi's Macbeth is run over by a car. Convinced the opera is bad luck she accepts, and becomes the target (in Argento's unmistakable style) of a psychopath - a man she has been dreaming of since childhood."--IMDb
Guys and dolls the original National Theatre cast by Frank Loesser( Recording )

3 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reilly: the ace of spies( Visual )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Parts 1-2: It's 1910. In St. Petersburg, Sydney Reilly supports his German client in negotiating a contract to build a new Russian fleet so he can keep tabs on it for the British, but his dalliance with a Russian beauty may squelch the deal. Part 3: In 1918, after the Russian Revolution, Reilly goes to Moscow with a plan for overthrowing Lenin and taking over the Russian government himself
Ende gut, alles gut( Visual )

6 editions published between 1980 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Car trouble( Visual )

5 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in Spanish and English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gerald in the throes of a midlife crisis develops an overriding passion for his new sports car-an E-Type Jaguar. His neglected wife Jacqueline becomes jealous and retaliates by taking the car out for a spin
Codename: Kyril( Visual )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Russian double agent discovers he's the fox that both the Brits and the Soviets are hunting
Louisiana by Yves Le Goueff( Visual )

2 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in French and English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Take to the streets of New Orleans, delight in the Creole Nature Trail, and visit Natchitoches. Tour the McIlhenny Company on Avery Island where Tabasco is produced. Learn about the history, culture, music and culinary traditions of Louisiana
Terror at the opera( Visual )

3 editions published between 1991 and 2003 in English and Italian and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A mysterious hooded figure waits in the wings, mesmerized by the voice and obsessed with the beauty of a young operatic diva. No one must go near her. No one must touch her. And one by one those connected with the production are systematically and savagely eliminated. The murders are a tribute to her, but his greatest gift is forcing her to watch the sincerity of his excruciating carnage. Now, unable to elude the madness, a recurring childhood nightmare awakens a vague vision of her tormentor. With no one to turn to, she must unmask the past to survive the future. It will be the greatest and perhaps last performance ... of her life
The Derek Jarman collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One of the most accomplished and creative filmmakers in British cinema, Derek Jarman rose to prominence as an intensely creative force during the late 70s, 80s and early 90s. A maverick artist foremost, Jarman s attention to detail and unconventional approach to filmmaking has been matched by few others. Along with fellow classicist Peter Greenaway, Jarman's unique ability to blend music and imagery, exploring both the personal and the political is profoundly engaging. The Derek Jarman Collection represents the essence of Jarman s work as an influential auteur - showcasing five of his most beloved films"--Ezydvd website
The Shakespeare collection : the acclaimed BBC TV series( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1978, the BBC set itself the task of filming all of William Shakespeare's plays for television. The resulting productions, renowned for their loyalty to the text, utilised the best theatrical and television directors and brought highly praised performances from leading contemporary actors. This unique collection has some of the finest dramas in the English language, each production a celebration of the greatest talents in contemporary British theatre and television. These plays feature the cream of the 20th century's acting talent
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Alternative Names
Ian Charleson acteur et chanteur

Ian Charleson acteur uit Schotland (1949-1990)

Ian Charleson attore scozzese

Ian Charleson schottischer Film- und Theaterschauspieler

Ioannes Charleson

Иэн Чарлсон

איאן צ'ארלסון

ایان چارلسون بازیگر اسکاتلندی