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Charleson, Ian

Works: 92 works in 482 publications in 10 languages and 9,894 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Historical films  Biographical films  Television adaptations  Made-for-TV movies  History  Sports films  Epic films  Melodramas (Motion pictures) 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Other, Author, Singer, Costume designer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Ian Charleson
Most widely held works by Ian Charleson
Chariots of fire by Hugh Hudson( Visual )

145 editions published between 1980 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 2,264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The true story of Harold Abrahams and Eric Liddell, two British athletes who competed in the 1924 Olympic Games. They brought fame and glory to their country, but there were other challenges. One was a missionary student who ran for his spirituality, and the other for fame and to escape prejudice
Gandhi by Richard Attenborough( Visual )

29 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,969 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
Chariots of fire( Visual )

4 editions published between 1981 and 2005 in English and held by 1,442 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
Antony & Cleopatra by William Shakespeare( Visual )

49 editions published between 1980 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,380 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
All's well that ends well by William Shakespeare( Visual )

61 editions published between 1980 and 2013 in English and held by 1,330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

4 editions published between 1983 and 2005 in English and held by 458 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( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 240 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 by Sidney Sheldon( Visual )

3 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows a prosperous family whose fortune arises from a South African diamond mine in the 1890s
Hamlet by William Shakespeare( Visual )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hamlet, a prince of medieval-era Denmark, senses treachery behind his royal father's death. His mother is all too dangerously entangled in that treachery. This film portrays Shakespeare's immortal tale of high adventure and evil deeds
Opera by Dario Argento( Visual )

19 editions published between 1987 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When a young opera singer takes over the leading role in an avant-garde presentation of Verdi's Macbeth, she triggers the madness of a crazed fan who repeatedly forces the diva to watch the brutal murders of her loved ones"--Container
Troubles( Visual )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in English and held by 107 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 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Guys and dolls : the original National Theatre cast by Frank Loesser( Recording )

3 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les Chariots de Feu by Hugh Hudson( Visual )

17 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of two English runners that were both driven by different means to win the Olympics. One used his faith in God, and the other his hatred of Anti-Semitism
Jubilee by Derek Jarman( Visual )

7 editions published between 1977 and 2017 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Queen Elizabeth I travels to late twentieth-century Britain to discover a tawdry and depressing landscape where life mostly seems aimless and is anyway held cheap. Three post-punk girls while away their vacuous existence as best they can, from time-to-time straying into murder to relieve the boredom
Ende gut, alles gut by William Shakespeare( Visual )

5 editions published between 1980 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carros de fuego( Visual )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Los atletas más destacados de Inglaterra se lanzan a una cruzada por la gloria: los Juegos Olimpicos de 1924. El triunfo significa honor para su país. Pero para dos corredores se trata de una cuestión de honor ... y sus motivos vienen de lo más profundo del alma. Ganadora de cuatro premios de la Academia en 1982 uncluyendo el de mejor película. Carros de fuego es la historia verdadera de Harold Abraham, Eric Liddel y el equipo que dio al Reino Unido una de sus más grandes victorias deportivas. Ben Cross, Ian Charleson, Nugel Havers, Nicholas Farrell y Alice Krige hacen su debut protagónico en esta superproducción del director Hugh Hudson (The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes). El productor David Puttnam (The Killing Fields, Local Hero) conjuga hábilmente múltiples talentos para dar forma a este impactante filme. Desde las increibles tomas deportivas hasta la música de Vangelis ganadora del Oscar, Carros de Fuego se ha convertido en favorita del corazón de los amantes del cine en el mundo entero
Reilly, ace of spies( Visual )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 8 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
Die Stunde des Siegers( Visual )

10 editions published between 1981 and 2005 in German and Undetermined and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harold Abrahams und Eric Lidell kämpfen 1924 in Paris bei den Olympischen Spielen um Sieg und persönlichen Ruhm. 'Dabeisein' reicht ihnen nicht. Denn zu Hause in England sind sie Aussenseiter
Momenti di gloria = (Chariots of fire) by Milena Canonero( Visual )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Two British track athletes, one a determined Jew and the other a devout Christian, compete in the 1924 Olympics."--
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Ian Charleson acteur et chanteur

Ian Charleson acteur uit Schotland (1949-1990)

Ian Charleson attore scozzese

Ian Charleson schottischer Film- und Theaterschauspieler

Ian Charleson Scottish actor

Ioannes Charleson

Иэн Чарлсон

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ایان چارلسون بازیگر اسکاتلندی

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