WorldCat Identities

Stapleton, Oliver

Works: 213 works in 544 publications in 6 languages and 10,752 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Comedy films  Romantic comedy films  Television adaptations  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  Made-for-TV movies  History  Fiction  Television comedies 
Roles: Cinematographer , Photographer, Illustrator, Director, Other, Contributor, Videographer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Oliver Stapleton
The proposal by Anne Fletcher( Visual )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,928 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

High-powered book editor Maggie is everyone's worst nightmare: ruthless, driven, and tactless. When she finds herself faced with deportation back to Canada, she coerces her much younger assistant into marrying her. However, when the government becomes suspicious, they embark upon a charade in order to make the marriage seem legitimate
The shipping news by Lasse Hallström( Visual )

19 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in English and held by 1,329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cuando Quoyle, un hombre solitario y desdichado, pierde a su esposa, de la que estaba separado, en un accidente de coche, decide abandonar Nueva York y trasladarse con su tía y su hija a un pequeño puerto pesquero de Terranova, la tierra natal de sus antepasados. Allí consigue trabajo como reportero en el periódico local y, a medida que pasa el tiempo, se siente cada vez más identificado con el paisaje y más a gusto consigo mismo. Además, poco a poco, surgirá un romance entre él y Wavey, una mujer que también tiene que combatir los fantasmas del pasado
An unfinished life by Lasse Hallström( Visual )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 1,300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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My beautiful laundrette by Stephen Frears( Visual )

20 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,069 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in the Pakistani community in south London, the film focuses on two youths--Johnny, a working-class white, and Omar, a Pakistani. Together they operate a laundrette, which Omar inherits from his uncle. While Johnny looks upon the laundrette as a life line on which to salvage his self-respect, Omar sees it as just the beginning step on the road to riches
State and Main by David Mamet( Visual )

14 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 862 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In order to save money on production costs, a movie production crew moves into a small town in Vermont. The crew soon discovers that their much needed "prop" has burned down, the star can't keep his pants zipped, the starlet won't take off her top and the locals want a piece of the action
Ned Kelly by Gregor Jordan( Visual )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 634 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sixteen-year-old Irish immigrant Ned Kelly is sentenced to three years in prison for stealing horse. After his release, he finds work tending to horses owned by Richard Cook, whose wife becomes interested in Ned. Fitzpatrick, is a police officer interested in Ned's sister Kate. When she refuses his advances, Fitzpatrick steals the family's animals. Not being able to go straight, Ned goes on the run and steals from a string of banks to support himself and his gang
One fine day by Michael Hoffman( Visual )

10 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 633 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The film is about a hectic day that gradually transforms the mutual antagonism between two single working parents - a feisty architect (Michelle Pfeiffer) with a son, and a snide political columnist (George Clooney) with a daughter - into love
Birthday girl by Jez Butterworth( Visual )

13 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and Multiple languages and held by 531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Internet love connections and mail-order brides rarely ever work out, and John should have known. Having never been lucky in love and tired of waiting for the perfect woman to come along, John decides to take his chances and orders a mail-order bride from Russia. At first, things seem perfect even though Nadia doesn't speak much English. But when Nadia's 'cousins' unexpectedly arrive to celebrate her birthday, John is drawn into their web of corruption and crime
Restoration by Michael Hoffman( Visual )

3 editions published between 1995 and 1999 in English and German and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 17th century Britain, a young man seduced by the wealth and indolence of the Restoration court, finds redemption of sorts through the love of a woman
Pay it forward by Mimi Leder( Visual )

15 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A boy creates a scheme which involves helping three people who must each help three people and so on. His plan actually works, though not in the way he anticipated, and not until his own world is forever changed for better and worse
Prick up your ears by Stephen Frears( Visual )

12 editions published between 1987 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Depicts the true-life events leading to the murder/suicide that ended the lives of playwright Joe Orton and his lover, Ken Halliwell
Kansas City( Visual )

3 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in 1934 Kansas City. A telegraph operator named Blondie kidnaps Carolyn Stilton, wife of a powerful businessman who commutes to Washington to advise President Roosevelt. Blondie figures she can use Carolyn to gain safe passage for her husband Johnny, who is in the grip of the city's top gangster, a club owner named Seldom Seen. The movie unfolds in the dark streets of the downtown Kansas City night
A midsummer night's dream by William Shakespeare( Visual )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hermia and Lysander plan to flee from the city under cover of darkness but are pursued by an enraged Demetrius (who is himself pursued by an enraptured Helena). In the forest, unbeknownst to the mortals, Oberon and Titania (King and Queen of the faeries) are having a spat over a servant boy. The plot twists when Oberon's head mischief-maker, Puck, runs loose with a flower which causes people to fall in love with the first thing they see upon waking
Absolute beginners by Julien Temple( Visual )

7 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in English and Italian and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Musical drama set in London, 1958. Film portrays lower class youths emerging from post-war privations and struggling to achieve mobility in the face of withering class, racial and economic barriers
The designated mourner( Visual )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in an unnamed repressive country, possibly in the near future, a married couple and the wife's father discuss, directly with the audience, their lives and the death of culture
Cookie by Susan Seidelman( Visual )

2 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dino Capisco has just finished thirteen years in prison. Dino wants to get out of jail, settle some old scores, and make up for lost time with his daughter, Cookie. Dino decides that the best way to get to know Cookie is to hire her as his chauffeur. With her ears attuned to the conspiracies floating around Dino, she quickly discovers that her father's old crony has been swindling him and that Dino's life is in jeopardy
The Grifters by Stephen Frears( Visual )

12 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roy Dillon (John Cusack) est un escroc de petite envergure. Blessé par un barman lors d'une bagarre, il se retrouve à l'hôpital entouré de sa mère Lilly (Anjelica Huston) et de sa petite amie Myra (Annette Bening). Cette rencontre explosive entre les deux femmes aura des conséquences aussi tragiques qu'inattendues
Buffalo soldiers by Robert O'Connor( Visual )

18 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crooked U.S. soldiers are stationed on an American Army base in West Germany during the waning days of the cold war. Special Fourth Class Elwood guards against the Soviets while on duty, and rips off the U.S. military while off duty. Elwood runs a profitable black-market business that operates just below the official radar. One day, he and his gang uncover some loot that will land them some real money - high-tech military weaponry. As they try to quietly offload the stuff, the new sergeant catches on to the nefarious deeds and sets out to put him out of business
Let him have it by Peter Medak( Visual )

2 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the gritty, post-war world of 1950s London, slow-witted teenager Derek Bentley falls in with a group of petty criminals who have a fondness for American gangster movies. When a robbery turns to murder, Derek finds himself facing the death sentence for a crime he didn't commit. This film dramatizes the real-life case which shook England's faith in capital punishment
Kansas City by Robert Altman( Visual )

15 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1934. En plena depresión, al ciudad vibra a ritmo de jazz. Blondie O'Hara, una joven operadora de telégrafo prepara un plan desesperado para secuestrar a Carolyn Stilton, la esposa de un consejero del Presidente Franklin Roosevelt. Su intención es utilizarla como moneda de cambio contra su propio marido, que ha sido secuestrado por el legendario gangster Seldom Seeen después de un atraco fallido. La relación entre las dos mujeres se convertirá en una extraña amistad que dará lugar aun imprevisible desenlace
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My beautiful laundrette
Alternative Names
Oliver Stapleton britischer Kameramann

Oliver Stapleton Brits director of photography

Oliver Stapleton direttore della fotografia britannico

Όλιβερ Στέιπλετον

Оливер Степлтон

Օլիվեր Ստապլետոն

אוליבר סאפלטון

الیور استیپلتون




My beautiful laundrettePrick up your earsThe designated mourner