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Callow, Simon 1949-

Works: 600 works in 1,766 publications in 11 languages and 49,111 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Biography  Musical films  Historical films  Biographical films  Romantic comedy films  Romance films  Children's films  Animated films 
Roles: Actor, Author, Narrator, Performer, Teacher , Host, Director, Author of introduction, Librettist, Translator, Singer, wpr, Other, fmd, Restager , Speaker
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Amadeus by Miloš Forman( Visual )

88 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 3,965 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adapted from Shaffer's play, the film presents the life of Antonio Salieri, a mediocre 18th century Viennese composer obsessed with and jealous of the musical genius of the age, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
The Phantom of the Opera by Andrew Lloyd Webber( Visual )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 2,411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A disfigured musical genius haunts the catacombs beneath the Paris Opera, waging a reign of terror over its occupants. When he falls in love with Christine, the Phantom devotes himself to creating a new star for the Opera, exerting a strange sense of control over the soprano as he nurtures her extraordinary talents
A Room with a View by James Ivory( Visual )

65 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 2,242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on E.M. Forster's novel of requited love. A young, independent-minded, upper-class Edwardian woman who is trying to sort out her burgeoning romantic feelings, divided between an enigmatic free spirit she meets on vacation in Florence and the priggish bookworm to whom she becomes engaged back in the more corseted Surrey. Funny, sexy, and sophisticated, this film was a gargantuan art-house hit
Orson Welles by Simon Callow( Book )

56 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 2,196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the life and career of the legendary director, discussing the making of "Citizen Kane," his contributions to such films as "The Magnificent Ambersons" and "The Lady from Shanghai," and his efforts in radio comedy, spectacular theater, and newspaper politics
Shakespeare in love by John Madden( Visual )

12 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and French and held by 1,722 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Will Shakespeare needs passionate inspiration to break a bad case of writer's block, a secret romance with beautiful Lady Viola starts the words flowing like never before
James and the giant peach by Roald Dahl( Visual )

16 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and held by 1,696 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After the daring rescue of a spider, a young boy named James gains possession of some magic crocodile tongues. When James spills them in the garden, out sprouts an enormous peach! Climbing inside, he meets an astonishing cast of characters and embarks on a magical odyssey full of thrills and adventure
Four Weddings and a Funeral by Mike Newell( Visual )

44 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and French and held by 1,657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A British man falls for an American woman, who he meets at the first of a long series of weddings
No man's land by Danis Tanovič( Visual )

47 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 1,163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ser during the height of the Bosnian War in 1993, a group of Bosnian soldiers are advancing on Serb territory under the cover of a foggy night. At daybreak, the fog liffts, and the Serbs open fire. Soon there is only one Bosnian survivor because he was able to dive into a trench in no man's land. He then watches as two Serbian soldiers use the body of a fallen Bosnian to bait a land mine. He fires on them, killing one and taking the second hostage. Now both are alone and equally armed, so they are forced to share a wary trust as they try to attract help from either side
Charles Laughton, a difficult actor by Simon Callow( Book )

32 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"He worked with De Mille, Korda, Hitchcock, Renoir, Guthrie, Lean, and Wilder. He collaborated with Brecht and Losey on the first production of Galileo. His career spanned fifty films and forty stage roles. And his Hunchback, Henry VIII, and Captain Bligh remain the stock-in-trade of countless mimics. No previous account of the difficult, ugly, magnetic genius of Charles Laughton has approached the depth and quality of Simon Callow's magnificent biography, which spans the actor's early years in England at his parents' seaside hotel, through the West End, Hollywood, and Broadway, to his final climactic assumption of the role of Lear at Stratford. As a fellow actor, Callow is able to recreate each of Laughton's performances, however eccentric or mundane, with complete understanding. Callow's empathy with Laughton embraces both his professional struggles and his lifelong battle to come to terms with his homosexuality and his thirty-year marriage to Elsa Lanchester. Writing with wit and passion, Callow packs the book with the fascinating fruits of his research--conversations with surviving friends and lovers, contemporary articles and reviews, and illuminating assessments of Laughton's craft based on the study of every extant foot of film. Callow gets right inside the skin of Laughton and shows us the truth behind this legend in his own lifetime who nonetheless counted himself a failure."--Dust jacket
Galileo's battle for the heavens( Visual )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 1,091 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dramatization of Galileo Galilei's life, including his scientific achievements and his defense of his controversial theory that the earth revolves around the sun. Also includes how letters from his illegitimate daughter, Maria Celeste, a cloistered nun, have shed new light on Galileo's discoveries and his trial for heresy
Victoria & Abdul by Judi Dench( Visual )

8 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 1,038 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The extraordinary true story of an unexpected friendship in the later years of Queen Victoria's remarkable rule. When Abdul Karim, a young clerk, travels from India to participate in the Queen's Golden Jubilee, he is surprised to find favor with the Queen herself. As the Queen questions the constrictions of her long-held position, the two forge an unlikely and devoted alliance with a loyalty to one another that her household and inner circle all attempt to destroy. As the friendship deepens, the Queen begins to see a changing world through new eyes and joyfully reclaims her humanity
Charles Dickens and the great theatre of the world by Simon Callow( Book )

13 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,022 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A concise portrait of the forefront Victorian novelist by the acclaimed actor and award-winning author of My Life in Pieces draws on his own experiences of portraying his subject on stage and screen to illuminate Dickens' genius and lesser-known status as a celebrity in his own time. - Publishers description
Ace Ventura, when nature calls by Jim Carrey( Visual )

21 editions published between 1995 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,015 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pet detective Ace Ventura attempts to reconcile two warring tribes as he searches the wilds of Africa for a sacred white bat
The woman in white by Tim Fywell( Visual )

15 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 708 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Artist Walter Hartright arrives at Limmeridge House to instruct wealthy half-sisters Marian and Laura Fairlie. Their peaceful lives are marred by a strange woman dressed in white, who brings disturbing warnings to the family. When Laura announces her engagement to the dashing Sir Percival Glyde, it seems the darkness haunting them is lifting. But new dangers lurk closer than ever, and the only hope for averting disaster lies with the secret held by the woman in white
Maurice by James Ivory( Visual )

14 editions published between 1987 and 2017 in English and Spanish and held by 679 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

E.M. Forster's story of two Edwardian-era Cambridge graduates that fall in love, but must abide by British society's strict norms regarding homosexuality
To the actor : on the technique of acting by Michael Chekhov( Book )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This handbook for professional and amateur actors and directors is designed to train the imagination and body to quickly and effectively call up emotion, develop characters, and strengthen awareness
Agatha Christie Marple by Agatha Christie( Visual )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four full-length whodunit mysteries
The Phantom of the Opera : the original cast recording by Andrew Lloyd Webber( Recording )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the most successful shows on Broadway comes to the big screen. The cast of the film perform songs from the show
Arms and the man by Bernard Shaw( Visual )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The man of destiny: Set in 1796 at an inn where Napoleon rests at the start of his conquest of Italy
Simon Callow on acting in restoration comedy by Simon Callow( Visual )

12 editions published between 1987 and 2007 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Simon Callow uses a question and answer format with four other actors along with audience participation to discuss his acting techniques in restoration comedies
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Alternative Names
Callow Simon Phillip Hugh

Callow, Simon Phillip Hugh 1949-

Simon Callow acteur britannique

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Simon Callow aktor brytyjski

Simon Callow attore, regista e sceneggiatore inglese

Simon Callow britischer Schauspieler

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Simon Callow Brits acteur

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The Phantom of the OperaOrson WellesJames and the giant peachFour Weddings and a FuneralNo man's landCharles Laughton, a difficult actorGalileo's battle for the heavensAce Ventura, when nature calls