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Callow, Simon 1949-

Works: 512 works in 1,422 publications in 11 languages and 43,608 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Historical films  Biography  Biographical films  Children's films  Animated films  Musical films  Fantasy films  Juvenile works 
Roles: Actor, Author, Narrator, Performer, Host, Teacher , Director, Author of introduction, Translator, Librettist, Singer, wpr, Restager , Speaker
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Peter Shaffer's Amadeus by Miloš Forman( Visual )

51 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 3,950 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
A Room with a View by E. M Forster( Visual )

46 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in English and Italian and held by 2,199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All she wanted was a room with a view on her first trip to Florence. Little did she realize that her wish would lead her into impropriety, confusion, and passion
Shakespeare in love by John Madden( Visual )

8 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 the beautiful Lady Viola starts the words flowing like never before!
Four Weddings and a Funeral by Mike Newell( Visual )

39 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and French and held by 1,618 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A British man falls for an American woman, who he meets at the first of a long series of weddings
James and the giant peach by Roald Dahl( Visual )

11 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and held by 1,362 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
No man's land by Danis Tanovič( Visual )

38 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 1,193 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 )

28 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,138 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
Charles Dickens and the great theatre of the world by Simon Callow( Book )

13 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,025 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
To the actor : on the technique of acting by Michael Chekhov( Book )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This handbook for professional and amateur actors and directors provides simple and practical methods to train actors to quickly and effectively call up emotion, develop characters, and strengthen awareness
Maurice by James Ivory( Visual )

8 editions published between 1987 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

E.M. Forrester's story of two Edwardian-era Cambridge students that fall in love, but must make difficult choices between abiding by British society's strict norms regarding homosexuality and following through on their feelings
The twits by Roald Dahl( Recording )

17 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The misadventures of the Twits, two terrible old people, who enjoy playing nasty tricks on each other. They are finally outwitted by a family of monkeys
Simon Callow on acting in restoration comedy by Simon Callow( Visual )

11 editions published between 1987 and 2007 in English and held by 324 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
Arn : the Knight Templar( Visual )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and Swedish and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arn Magnusson is born in 1150, in Western Sweden. He grows up to become an educated young man and a skilled warrior, and meets Cecilia, the love of his life. Then a cruel and jealous world forces them apart. Cecilia is imprisoned in a monastery. Arn is sent to the Holy Land as a Knight Templar, where war is raging between Christians and Muslims
Orson Welles by Simon Callow( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vol. 1 traces Welles' portentous childhood; his youth in New York, where he worked with director John Houseman; his notorious radio career; and the making of Citizen Kane. Vol. 2 continues by examining the years from Citizen Kane (1941) to Macbeth (1948). It also looks beyond Welles' Hollywood movie career to his work on radio and the stage during that same period
Being an actor by Simon Callow( Book )

5 editions published between 1984 and 1995 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Few actors are more eloquent, honest, or entertaining about their life and their profession than Simon Callow. Being an Actor traces his stage journey from the letter he wrote to Laurence Olivier that led to his first job to his triumph as Mozart in the original production of Amadeus. This new edition continues to tell the story of his past two decades onstage. Callow discusses his occasionally ambivalent yet always passionate feelings about both film and theater, conflicting sentiments partially resolved by his acclaimed return to the stage with his solo performance in The Importance of Being Oscar and The Mystery of Charles Dickens, seen in the West End and on Broadway in 2002. Being an Actor is a guide not only to the profession but also to the intricacies of the art, told with wit, candor, and irrepressible verve by one of the great figures of the stage."--Jacket
Shooting the actor, or, The choreography of confusion by Simon Callow( Book )

6 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A companion volume to Being an Actor, Callow's classic text about the experience of acting in the theater, Shooting the Actor reveals the truth about film acting. The book describes his film work, from Amadeus to Four Weddings and a Funeral, from Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls to Shakespeare in Love. Its centerpiece is a hilarious and sometimes agonizing account of the making of Manifesto, shot in former Yugoslavia. When Callow first met the film's director Dusan Makavejev to discuss the movie, they both got on famously. Months later the two were barely speaking. Insightful and always entertaining, Shooting the Actor reveals more than any formal guide could about the process of film-making and the highly complex nature of being both actor and director."--Jacket
Arms and the man by Shaw Festival Collection (University of Guelph)( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arms and the man: One night, a frightened Swiss soldier of fortune climbs into the bedroom of a young Bulgarian girl and soon deflates her romantic notions about love and valor
Galileo's battle for the heavens( )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 2 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
Love is where it falls : the story of a passionate friendship by Simon Callow( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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No man's land
Alternative Names
Callow, Simon Phillip Hugh

Callow, Simon Phillip Hugh 1949-

Simon Callow acteur britannique

Simon Callow aktor brytyjski

Simon Callow attore, regista e sceneggiatore inglese

Simon Callow britischer Schauspieler

Simon Callow britisk skodespelar

Simon Callow britisk skuespiller

Simon Callow Brits acteur

Simon Callow brittisk skådespelare

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Four Weddings and a FuneralJames and the giant peachNo man's landCharles Laughton, a difficult actorTo the actor : on the technique of actingThe twitsSimon Callow on acting in restoration comedyOrson Welles