WorldCat Identities

Lesser, Anton

Works: 274 works in 1,003 publications in 3 languages and 23,263 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Fiction  Juvenile works  Television adaptations  Film adaptations  History  Christmas stories  Poetry  Television mini-series  Television plays 
Roles: Actor, Narrator, Performer, nar, Creator, Other
Classifications: PR4572, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Anton Lesser
Miss Potter by Chris Noonan( Visual )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 1,803 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In an effort to give their younger brother, Norman a project to keep him busy now that he has joined the family publishing house, the older Warne brothers agree to publish Miss Beatrix Potter's first children's book. They don't expect the book to sell well, but they need to keep Norman busy. As a single woman living in Edwardian London, Beatrix suspects this endeavor may provide her with a small measure of freedom. But she also has very specific ideas about how the book should be published. As they work together, Norman and Beatrix become close. After the first book is published, Beatrix goes on to a second book and that sells well. One day at lunch, she meets the rest of Norman's family, including his sister, Millie and the two women become fast friends. Norman proposes, but Beatrix's parents object to the marriage proposal. After much argument, they agree to let Beatrix marry Norman provided they wait until the end of the summer
Troilus & Cressida by William Shakespeare( Visual )

51 editions published between 1979 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents William Shakespeare's play about two lovers who mock love. Cressida deserts her adored Troilus, with scarcely a second thought. On the battlefield, the hero Hector dies unceremoniously. Explores the negation of chivalry, love and honor
The ruby in the smoke by Philip Pullman( Recording )

25 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 837 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In nineteenth-century London, sixteen-year-old Sally, a recent orphan, becomes involved in a deadly search for a mysterious ruby
Cat o'nine tales [and other stories] by Jeffrey Archer( Recording )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 732 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of irresistible short stories
Twelfth night, or, What you will by William Shakespeare( Visual )

3 editions published between 1991 and 2005 in English and held by 712 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After a shipwreck, twin siblings Viola and Sebastian wash up on the shores of Illyria. Viola, disguised as a man named Cesario, takes up service with the Duke Orsino, who is madly in love with the Lady Olivia. But Olivia is in mourning over her brother's death, so Orsino sends Cesario over as an emissary of love, except that Olivia falls for Viola!
The hollow crown( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 686 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Henry IV, Pt 2. Northumberland (Alun Armstrong) is told of the death of his son Hotspur in service of the King (Jeremy Irons). The Lord Chief Justice (Geoffrey Palmer) attempts to separate Falstaff (Simon Russell Beale) from the Prince Hal (Tom Hiddleston). The rebels continue to plot against the crown but their forces are outwitted. This brings comfort to the dying King, who is finally reconciled with his son. Falstaff rushes to Hal's coronation with the expectation of high office
Charlotte Gray by Gillian Armstrong( Visual )

6 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 674 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's World War II and Charlotte has been trained to be an undercover courier for England. She straps on a parachute and falls from the sky into Vichy France. There she will assist the French Resistance in its defiance of Nazi occupation. Once behind enemy lines, she keeps secret her personal mission to find her lover, an RAF pilot downed over France
The mill on the Floss by George Eliot( Visual )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and Multiple languages and held by 654 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tragic tale of Maggie Tulliver, the miller's daughter, who defies her embittered brother in standing by the man she loves - shocking the stifling society in which she lives - in an attempt to pursue her blighted dreams
Wolf Hall( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Cromwell is a brutal blacksmith's son who rises from the ashes of personal disaster and deftly picks his way through a court where 'man is wolf to man.' King Henry VIII is obsessed with protecting the Tudor dynasty by securing his succession with a male heir to the throne. Told from Cromwell's perspective, "Wolf Hall" follows the complex machinations and back room dealings of this pragmatic and accomplished power broker who must serve king and country while dealing with deadly political intrigue, Henry VIII's tempestuous relationship with Anne Boleyn, and the religious upheavals of the Protestant reformation
Shadow in the north by Philip Pullman( Recording )

19 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1878 in London, Sally, now twenty-two and established in her own business, and her companions Frederick and Jim try to solve the mystery surrounding the unexpected collapse of a shipping firm and its ties to a sinister corporation called North Star
Fairy tale a true story by Paramount Pictures Corporation (1914-1927)( Visual )

2 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in English and held by 555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Young Frances and Elsie believe in fairies. The photographs the girls take of the winged beings put them at the center of a real-life controversy that sweeps through a recovering World War I England during 1917. Everyone is caught up in the excitement, including two of the era's most renowned men: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and master illusionist Harry Houdini. Are the photographs real or just a cleaver hoax?
The tiger in the well by Philip Pullman( Recording )

21 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In London in 1881, twenty-four-year-old Sally finds her young daughter and her possessions assailed by an unknown enemy, while a shadowy figure known as the Tzaddik involves her in his plot to defraud and exploit the hordes of Jewish immigrants pouring into the country
Spies of Warsaw( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in Poland, Paris and Berlin in the years leading up to the Second World War. At the French embassy in Warsaw, Colonel Jean-Francois Mercier, is drawn into a world of abduction, betrayal and intrigue in the diplomatic salons and back alleys of the city. At the same time, he is involved in a passionate love affair with a Parisian woman of Polish heritage. Risking his life, Mercier works in the shadows amid a remarkable cast of characters, some known to him as spies, some never to be revealed
The politician's wife( Visual )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of a consummate politician's wife is turned upside down when she discovers that her husband, the British Conservative government's Minister for the Family, has been having an affair with a former call girl
A Christmas carol by Tom Fagan( Recording )

26 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The classic story by Charles Dickens about a miser who learns the meaning of Christmas when three ghostly visitors review his past and foretell his future
The death-defying Pepper Roux by Geraldine McCaughrean( Recording )

7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pepper Roux has his whole life ahead of him. If he's lucky, that's 14 hours by the hall clock. Without wanting to annoy, he would much prefer not to die. But can you sidestep Fate? Step sideways into a different life? Join him on the run - if you can keep up
Hamlet, Prince of Denmark by William Shakespeare( Recording )

26 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents Shakespeare's immortal story about Hamlet's plight to avenge his father's murder
Paradise lost by John Milton( Recording )

23 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a recording of Milton's epic tale in verse of man's creation, fall, and redemption
King Lear by William Shakespeare( Visual )

11 editions published between 1987 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When England's aging King Lear renounces his throne to divide his kingdom among his three daughters, treachery, madness and murder soon follow. After banishing Cordelia, his most loyal daughter, Lear is betrayed and cast out by her elder sisters Regan and Goneril. Meanwhile, evil brews at the Gloucester castle as Edgar falls victim to his brother's deception. As battle lines are drawn and backs are stabbed, Lear rages against a fearsome storm
Midsomer murders( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The cozy villages of Midsomer County reveal their most sinister secrets in these contemporary British television mysteries. Midsomer life: After the unpopular editor of a local magazine is found dead, Barnaby stumbles upon a nest of bribery, adultery, and secrets kept too long. The magician's nephew: Barnaby must determine if witchcraft is to blame when several members of a pagan cult are killed in an unusual manner. Days of misrule: Christmas comes early for Barnaby and Jones when a suspicious explosion frees them from a dreaded team-building exercise. Talking to the dead: Two couples go missing from the sleepy village of Monks Barton. The locals blame ghosts but Barnaby suspects a more earthly culprit
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Alternative Names
Anton Lesser acteur britannique

Anton Lesser englischer Schauspieler

Lessor, Anton 1952-

Лессер, Антон

אנטון לסר

Cat o'nine tales [and other stories]Twelfth night, or, What you willShadow in the northThe tiger in the wellA Christmas carolThe death-defying Pepper RouxHamlet, Prince of DenmarkParadise lost