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McKellen, Ian

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Most widely held works by Ian McKellen
The Lord of the rings by J. R. R Tolkien ( Visual )
70 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 5,074 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Assisted by a fellowship of heroes, Middle-earth hobbit, Frodo Baggins, plunges into a perilous trek to take the mystical One Ring to Mount Doom so that it and its magical powers can be destroyed and never possessed by evil Lord Sauron. An epic adventure of good against evil, the power of friendship, and individual courage
The lord of the rings by J. R. R Tolkien ( Visual )
61 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 4,950 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Fellowship has been broken. Boromir is dead; Frodo Baggins and Samwise Gamgee have gone to Mordor alone to destroy the One Ring; Merry and Pippin have been captured by the Uruk-hai; Aragorn, Legolas, and Gimli have made friends of the Rohan, a race of humans that are in the path of the upcoming war, led by its aging king, Theoden. The two towers between Mordor and Isengard, Barad-dur and Orthanc, have united in their lust for destruction. The corrupt wizard Saruman and his slimy assistant, Grima Wormtongue, have created a grand Uruk-hai army bent on the destruction of Man. The rebellion against Sauron is building up, led by the wizard Gandalf the White. One of the Ring's original bearers, the creature Gollum has tracked Frodo and Sam down in search of his "precious", but is captured by the Hobbits and used to lead them to Mt. Doom. The War of the Ring begins
Lord of the rings by Orlando Bloom ( Visual )
41 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 3,943 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Frodo makes his way through the darkness to Mount Doom to destroy the One Ring. Aragon learns of his destiny as the true King and the others prepare for a massive battle that will determine the fate of Middle-Earth
The hobbit an unexpected journey by Martin Freeman ( Visual )
53 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 3,431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The first chapter in Peter Jackson's new epic trilogy set in Middle Earth 60 years before J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings saga. Follow Bilbo Baggins as he's swept into a quest to reclaim the Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor, long ago conquered by the dragon Smaug. Approached by the wizard Gandalf, Bilbo joins a company of thirteen dwarves led by the legendary warrior Thorin Oakenshield. Along the way they face many dangers; Bilbo meets Gollum and takes possession of the 'One Ring.'
The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown ( Visual )
31 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 3,135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Join symbologist Robert Langdon (Tom Hanks) and cryptologist Sophie Neveu (Audrey Tautou) in their heart-racing quest to solve a bizarre murder mystery that will take them from France to England - and behind the veil of a mysterious ancient society, where they discover a secret protected since the time of Christ
X-Men by Bryan Singer ( Visual )
84 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 2,999 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chronicles the beginnings of professor Xavier's super-powered X-students. The battle focuses on their primary sinister foe, Magneto, who has his mutant minions at his side. A George Wallace-like senator launches a campaign against mutantkind which, of course, only complicates things for our heroes
X2 : X-men united by Patrick Stewart ( Visual )
29 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 2,851 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An assassination attempt is made on the life of the president by a teleporting mutant. This act upsets the entire world and entices the president to begin the mutant-human war as predicted by Charles Xavier earlier. In an effort to get to the bottom of the attack and prevent world-wide war, Xavier sends out Storm and Dr. Jean Grey to search for the teleporting mutant and discover the truth behind the assassination attempt
The golden compass by Chris Weitz ( Visual )
19 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 2,794 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In a parallel universe, young Lyra Belacqua journeys to the far North to save her best friend and other kidnapped children from terrible experiments by a mysterious organization
X-Men ( Visual )
12 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 2,172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
With the help of their new recruits, The Beast and Angel, the X-Men must face evolution itself in the form of their former teammate, Jean Grey. Possessed with the cosmic power of the Dark Phoenix, the resurrected Jean Grey has become a danger to herself, her mutant comrades, and the entire planet. A potential cure is discovered and processed to treat and ultimately eliminate the genetic mutations, once and for all. As the battle lines are drawn, the X-Men must contend with both Jean Grey's world-consuming powers, as well as the malevolent Brotherhood
Flushed away by David Bowers ( Visual )
10 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 1,944 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Roddy is a decidedly upper-crust "society mouse" who lives the life of a pampered pet in a posh Kensington flat. When a sewer rat named Sid comes out of the sink, he desides he had hit the jackpot. Roddy schemes to rid himself of Sid by luring him into the "whirlpool." Sid may be an ignorant slob, but he's no fool, but it is Roddy who winds up being flushed away into the bustling sewer world of Ratropolis. There Roddy meets Rita, an enterprising scavenger who works the sewers in the Jammy Dodger, her faithful boat. Roddy immediately wants out, or rather, up. Trouble comes in the form of the villainous Toad - who royally despises all rodents. The Toad dispatches his two hapless hench-rats, Spike and Whitey, to get the job done. When they fail, the Toad has no choice but to send to France for his cousin, Le Frog, the dreaded mercenary
Stardust by Claire Danes ( Visual )
13 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 1,942 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tristan hopes to win the heart of his beautiful, but shallow love, Victoria. He promises to recover a star that fell somewhere beyond the stony wall that sets between the mundane England and the fantasy kingdom of Stormhold. So Tristan sets forth on his own journey in Stormhold. Meanwhile in that magical land, the dying king has set his four surviving sons on a quest for the crown. And the witch Lamia is seeking the heart of the star for an entirely different purpose, one that involves her secret power
Richard III by Richard Loncraine ( Visual )
69 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 1,888 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1930's Britain, in the wake of a bloody civil war, the younger brother of the new King sets in motion a monstrous scheme to claim the throne for himself -- Container
The hobbit by J. R. R Tolkien ( Visual )
27 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bilbo Baggins continues on in his journey with the wizard Gandalf and thirteen dwarves, led by Thorin Oakenshield, on an epic quest to reclaim their lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor
The lord of the rings by Peter Jackson ( Visual )
52 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Elderly hobbit Bilbo Baggins relinquishes possession of a golden ring possessing magical powers to Frodo, his youthful heir. Charged with casting the ring into the fires from which it was forged, the young hobbit begins an arduous trek across Middle-earth, accompanied by a stalwart band including his best friend Sam, the mercurial wizard Gandalf, the warrior Aragorn, and the blustery Gimli, among others. Opposed by the treacherous sorcerer Saruman and the demonic emissaries of Sauron, the Dark Lord, this ever-embattled Fellowship makes its way slowly toward the dark land of Mordor
A performance of Macbeth by William Shakespeare ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1986 and 2004 in English and held by 1,356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When a trio of witches prophesy Macbeth's ascension to the throne, Lady Macbeth pushes her husband into a murderous spree. But once crowned king of Scotland, Macbeth sees ghastly visions, fueled by guilt and a new prophecy, that ensure his ultimate downfall
Gods and monsters by Bill Condon ( Visual )
43 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
It's 1957, and Hollywood horror director James Whale's heyday as the director of "Frankenstein," "Bride of Frankenstein" and "The invisible man" is long behind him. Retired and a semi-recluse, he lives his days accompanied only by images from his past. When his dour housekeeper Hannah hires handsome young gardener Clayton Boone, the gay director and the simple yardman develop an unlikely friendship
David Copperfield by Simon Curtis ( Visual )
14 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 1,312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The most autobiographical of Dickens' works, David Copperfield often echoes the writer's own life. It tells a moving story of David's journey from birth to maturity, a journey which inextricably links his life with some of Dickens' most colorful and extraordinary families
The lord of the rings, the return of the king by J. R. R Tolkien ( Visual )
38 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 1,306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Fellowship divides to conquer, as Frodo and Sam, with the help and hindrance of Gollum, continue on their way to Mount Doom. Gandalf and Pippin ride to Minas Tirith to help defend Gondor, while Merry remains with Eowyn and the other Rohan fighters. Aragorn, Legolas, and Gimli seek aid from those that live in the Cursed Mountains. All these battles have one ultimate goal in mind: to distract the Eye of Sauron and buy Frodo as much time as possible in order to destroy the One Ring
Cold Comfort Farm by John Schlesinger ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,089 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Recently orphaned, Flora ignores the sage advise of Mrs. Smiley and moves to the country to live on a decrepit farm with her eccentric relatives, where she finds ample material for the novel she wishes to write
King Lear by William Shakespeare ( Visual )
12 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 1,054 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Proposing to divide his vast kingdom amongst his three daughters, Goneril, Regan, and Cornelia, Lear devises a test for his offspring to convince him of their suitability and compassion for rule. Goneril and Regan's true colors emerge as they unleash a vast conspiracy of greed and cruelty within the once loyal dynasty
 
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English (666)
German (26)
French (15)
Spanish (8)
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