WorldCat Identities

Plowright, Joan

Works: 280 works in 986 publications in 9 languages and 29,328 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Comedy films  Children's films  Action and adventure films  Juvenile works  Television adaptations  Animated films  Fantasy films  Thrillers (Motion pictures) 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Author, Director, Interviewee, Creator, Other
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Joan Plowright
Most widely held works by Joan Plowright
The Spiderwick chronicles by Tony DiTerlizzi( Visual )

17 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 2,662 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The moment the Grace family moves into the dilapidated Spiderwick Estate, strange things begin to happen. Jared is a curious, adventurous boy who quickly seeks out and finds the hidden laboratory of his great great uncle Arthur Spiderwick. He unleashes a mysterious force when he locates a field guide full of the secrets of the magical creatures that inhabit the forest surrounding the mansion. His twin brother Simon is calm and reserved. He is the intellectual twin, but is rapidly drawn into the fantastical world of fairies and goblins. Older sister Mallory and their mom are harder to convince, but after the almighty and ruthless ogre leader Mulgarath begins to attack the home, the entire family must band together to combat the hordes of goblins and creatures that lurk just outside
Bringing down the house by Queen Latifah( Visual )

7 editions published in 2003 in English and Russian and held by 1,837 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A divorced L.A. lawyer, Peter, thinks he has met the girl of his dreams online, until she shows up at his door and is a sassy, African American ex-con. She moves in and really begins to shake up his boring suburban lifestyle
101 Dalmatians by Dodie Smith( Visual )

23 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in English and French and held by 1,676 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A non-animated remake of Disney's puppy tale about the cruel Cruella de Vil who tries to capture Dalmatians Pongo and Perdy's puppies for a new fur coat
Dinosaur by Ralph Zondag( Visual )

13 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 1,514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dinosaur is separated from his own kind when he hatches and is raised by a clan of lemurs, but when a meteor shower destroys their home they are forced to move entering a different world one filled with danger and lack of trust
Enchanted April by Mike Newell( Visual )

20 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and held by 1,486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

London, the 1920s. Lottie and Rose are two married women who share the misery of empty marriages and decide to rent an Italian castle for the spring to get away. In order to save money, they advertise for two other women to join them. Mrs. Fisher is an elderly widow is struggling with a lonely and regimented existence. She jumps at the chance to join the vacation. Lady Caroline Dester is a gorgeous flapper who has been grabbed one too many times and believes that she is sick of men. They arrive in San Salvatore. The seaside Italian castle is drenched in wisteria and sunshine. The women find themselves in a transformative beauty so enchanting that they experience changes in themselves they never thought possible
Tea with Mussolini by Franco Zeffirelli( Visual )

41 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based in part on his autobiography, director Franco Zeffirelli's Tea with Mussolini is a story about a group of British and American travelers on an indefinite visit to Italy in 1935. Luca is a boy living in Florence whose family situation is precarious at best; his mother has run off and his father has little time for him. Fortunately, he's a welcome guest with Mary, a English woman visiting Italy to soak up European culture. Mary and her friends enjoy the cultured, creative atmosphere of life in Italy, and their initial response to the rise of fascism is to arrange a polite meeting with Mussolini to make sure he and his soldiers mean well
Curious George by H. A Rey( Visual )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 1,303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George, the inquisitive little guy with an insatiable taste for adventure, sets off in a brand new tale for the big screen. His spunky and fun-loving nature endears him to new friends he meets along the way and lands him in a series of (mis)adventures
Jane Eyre by Franco Zeffirelli( Visual )

61 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 1,111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The harshly treated orphan girl, Jane Eyre, becomes a governess in an mysterious Yorkshire mansion and falls in love with the master of the house
Avalon( Visual )

15 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 990 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jewish immigrant Sam Krichinsky (based on Barry Levinson's grandfather) arrives in idyllic Avalon (a suburb of Baltimore) to join his four brothers who had come to America earlier. Levinson's semi-autobiographical film follows several generations of the Krichinskys-- a tight-knit group who work, raise their families, celebrate holidays-- and bicker together. Sam's son, Jules (Aidan Quinn), and his grandson Michael (Elijah Wood, in his first major role) become the focus of much of the story
I am David by Walden Media( Visual )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and German and held by 859 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adapted from Anne Holm's novel North To Freedom. David is thrust into the free world for the first time in his life when he escapes a concentration camp. In a spiritual voyage of discovery, he slowly loses his mistrust of humanity and begins to love
Three sisters by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov( Visual )

20 editions published between 1970 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 836 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nearly a thousand miles away from their beloved Moscow, three sisters live in virtual exile. Olga attempts to support her family and home that is the sole legacy from their late father. Masha finds relief from an empty marriage by being involved with a passionate young colonel. Irina wills herself to return the affections of an ardent suitor in the hope that he will whisk her off to the city. Sift through the debris of their shattered dreams on the eve of the social and political upheaval that will transform Russia forever
Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont by Elizabeth Taylor( Visual )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 798 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mrs. Palfrey, an elegant, genteel widow, came from Scotland to London to take up residence at the Claremont Hotel. Though she had high hopes for the cosmopolitan pleasures of living in a big city, she is soon filled with a sense of uneasiness and gloom. The only bright spot is that she will be closer to her only grandson
The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare( Visual )

34 editions published between 1973 and 2015 in English and held by 701 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in 1860's Venice, a young Venetian borrows money from a Jew who gives him the money on the security of one pound of flesh. Upon default the Jew insists on payment of his bond and the young Venetian is rescued by the heroine disguised as a male lawyer
The Oscar Wilde collection( Visual )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 642 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of four of Oscar Wilde's masterpieces. Importance of being earnest: Two young men have taken to bending the truth in order to add excitement to their lives. However, their deceptions eventually cross paths, resulting in a series of crises that threaten to spoil their romantic pursuits. Picture of Dorian Gray: Presents the story of a wealthy English gentleman who gradually sinks into a life of dissipation and crime. Ideal husband: A dazzling blend of farce and morality that explores human frailty and social hypocrisy. Lady Windermere's fan: Centers around the arrival of a mysterious woman who hopes to break into London's society
Back to the secret garden( Visual )

19 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Though many years have passed, another orphan - this time a lonely American girl - makes an exciting journey to the enchanting manor where the magic began
Equus by Richard Rodney Bennett( Visual )

28 editions published between 1977 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A troubled adolescent blinds six horses with a metal spike. Psychiatrist Martin Dysart investigates the acts and delves deep into Alan's psyche, confronting the mysteries of sexual passion and madness, as well as the dark demons of his own soul
Thomas Hardy's the return of the native by Jack Gold( Visual )

8 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in English and held by 523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eustacia Vye feels trapped living with her grandfather in the country and longs for the excitement of a big city. She charms one man who promises to run away with her, but her plans are shaken when a handsome local man returns from Paris hoping to make her his bride
The entertainer by Tony Richardson( Visual )

33 editions published between 1960 and 2005 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A drama of seedy music hall life centering on Archie Rice, an egotistical, third-rate British music hall performer whose career and personal life are in a down-hill spiral
Widows' peak( Visual )

9 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in English and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a stranger moves to Widows' Peak, she turns the town upside down with her devious lies and shocking secrets. She seduces the men, enrages the women, and unleases a major scandal, but its all part of an astonishing plan
I love you to death( Visual )

10 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in English and Italian and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the bizarre true story of a couple, Frances and Anthony Toto, who live in Allentown, Pennsylvania and run a pizza parlor. She tries to kill her husband four times! The woman is a devoted wife who discovers that her pizza-making husband is cheating on her and decides to kill him for breaking her heart. Her plot includes the help of her mother, an oddball busboy and two drug-addled cousins. Althought it is set in Allentown it was filmed in Tacoma, Wash
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Audience level: 0.18 (from 0.09 for Curious Ge ... to 0.83 for Dance with ...)

Alternative Names
Džoun Plourajt

Gage, Joan

Gage, Joan 1929-

Ioanna Plowright

Joan Plowright actrice britannique

Joan Plowright attrice britannica

Joan Plowright britische Schauspielerin

Joan Plowright British actress

Joan Plowright britisk skodespelar

Joan Plowright britisk skuespiller

Joan Plowright Brits acteur

Joan Plowright Brits actrice

Joan Plowright brittisk skådespelare

Lady Olivier 1929-

Olivier, Joan 1929-

Olivier, Joan Ann

Olivier, Joan Plowright 1929-

Olivier, Joan Plowright Lady

Olivier Lady

Olivier Lady 1929-

Plowright, Joan Ann.

Плаурайт, Джоан

Џоан Плаурајт

Џоун Плоурајт

Ջոն Պլաուրայթ

ג'ואן פלורייט

جوان بلاورايت

جوان بلاورايت ممثلة بريطانية

جوآن پلورایت بازیگر بریتانیایی

조앤 플로라이트



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