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Hancock, Sheila 1933-

Works: 114 works in 272 publications in 4 languages and 9,903 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Fiction  Film adaptations  War films  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Children's films  Television adaptations  Juvenile works  Children's television programs 
Roles: Actor, Author, Performer, Narrator, Commentator, Singer, Director
Classifications: PN1997.2, 822.33
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Sheila Hancock
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by Mark Herman( Visual )

3 editions published in 2009 in Spanish and English and held by 2,191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in Poland during World War II. Innocent and naive 8-year-old Bruno is bored and restless in his new home. Ignoring his mother, he sets off on an adventure in the woods. He comes across a high fence which separates him from the people he can see through it. Soon he meets a young boy in striped pajamas, and a surprising friendship develops
Bleak House by Charles Dickens( Visual )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 1,017 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Out of an interminable court case spin three young people each searching for their place in the world. Their story moves fast, swirling through an incredible array of characters from passionate young lovers to ruthless lawyers, from an ice-cold aristocratic beauty to a shrewd relentless detective, until the final thrilling climax
Playing Shakespeare by John Barton( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Barton guides members of the Royal Shakespeare Company in nine intensive acting workshops, demonstrating how the Company makes Shakespeare's classic plays accessible to modern audiences without compromising the text's integrity
Miss Carter's war by Sheila Hancock( Book )

9 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is 1948 and Britain is struggling to recover from the Second World War. Half French, half English, Marguerite Carter, young and beautiful, has lost her parents and survived a terrifying war, working for the SOE behind enemy lines. Leaving her partisan lover she returns to England to be one of the first women to receive a degree from the University of Cambridge...Now she pins back her unruly auburn curls, draws a pencil seam up her legs, ties the laces on her sensible black shoes, belts her grey gabardine mac and sets out towards her future as an English teacher in a girls' grammar school. For Miss Carter has a mission - to fight social injustice, to prevent war and to educate her girls...Through deep friendships and love lost and found, from the peace marches of the fifties and the flowering of the Swinging Sixties, to the rise of Thatcher and the battle for gay rights, to the spectre of a new war, Sheila Hancock has created a powerful, panoramic portrait of Britain through the life of one very singular woman
The tale of Pigling Bland and other stories by Beatrix Potter( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pigling Bland's trip to market becomes an unexpected adventure when he loses his way. He meets Pig-wig, a lovely black pig who has been stolen, and offers to help her escape from the wicked farmer before continuing on his journey. Also includes a short documentary on Beatrix Potter, Beatrix Potter, the conservationist
Yes by Sally Potter( Visual )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Feeling trapped in her marriage to a politician, an American scientist begins an affair with a Lebanese surgeon living in exile in London. As the affair goes on the couple finds it difficult to put aside their very different beliefs
Fortysomething( Visual )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maybe it's when you can't remember exactly where your wife works--or whether she works at all. Or when your children have a more active sex life than you do. Or maybe it's when you start to hear the unspoken thoughts inside other people's heads. Paul Slippery is an anxiety-ridden British doctor suffering from all those symptoms and more. His wife has embarked on a new career and perhaps an extramarital affair or two. His three oversexed sons mock him without mercy. And at work he's tangled in red tape and tormented by a flaky colleague. Forthysomething turns the fears and foibles of middle age into high comedy of the kookiest kind
Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare( Recording )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A stunning performance of Shakespeare's timeless tragedy of young love
David Copperfield by Charles Dickens( Recording )

5 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Persecuted by his wrathful stepfather, Mr. Murdstone; deceived by his boyhood idol, the callous, charming Steerforth; driven into moral combat with the sniveling clerk Uriah Heep, and hurled, pell-mell, into a blizzard of infatuation with the adorably dim-witted Dora--He survives it all with inimitable style
Just Henry( Visual )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A period drama set in England amid the turmoil and loss following World War II. Based on the bestselling, award winning novel by Michelle Magorian
Sister act a divine musical comedy : original London cast recording by Alan Menken( Recording )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Typescript, dated Jan. 9, 2012
Love and death on Long Island by Richard Kwietniowski( Visual )

5 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in English and German and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A chance encounter with struggling B-movie star Ronnie Bostock opens up a whole new world to buttoned-up British author Giles De'Ath. Focuses on the genteel obsession of an older man for a younger man
The anniversary by Betty Davis( Visual )

17 editions published between 1950 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three sons who work in the family construction business help their overbearing mother celebrate her anniversary to her late husband
Grimm's fairy tales by Jacob Grimm( Recording )

5 editions published between 1983 and 1986 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a collection of tales, including "The wolf and the seven little kids," "The pack of ragamuffins," "Brother and sister," and the "The three snake-leaves"
Make me an offer a musical by Monty Norman( Recording )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Lion, the witch & the wardrobe by C. S Lewis( Visual )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An adventure story of two brothers and two sisters who cross through an enchanted wardrobe closet into the magical world of Narnia, a land of talking animals and mythical creatures
One over the eight original cast recording by Lance Mulcahy( Recording )

in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Connections; ideas for writing by Sheila Hancock( Book )

3 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sweet dove died by Barbara Pym( Recording )

6 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A chance encounter over a Victorian flower book brings together Leonora, single, beautiful and approaching fifty, Humphrey, a widowed antique dealer, and James, his young, good-looking nephew. Leonora determines to eliminate her rivals for James
The Brilliant Brontë Sisters( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Writer and actress Sheila Hancock has long been fascinated by the life and works of the Brontë sisters. In this programme, she searches for an answer to a puzzling question: "How did three spinsters who spent most of their lives in a remote parsonage on the edge of the moors come to write books so shocking, erotic, profoundly moving and quite wonderful?" Hancock embarks on a journey that starts in the Yorkshire village of Haworth and the brutal moors that inspired Emily Brontë's Wuthering Heights. She moves on to Brussels, where Charlotte Brontë developed the writing style that made Jane Eyre an enduring masterpiece and examines the nature of Charlotte and Constantin Heger's seemingly romantic relationship. She ends in Scarborough, the last resting place of Anne Brontë whose Tenant of Wildfell Hall has feminist themes
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Audience level: 0.31 (from 0.13 for The Boy in ... to 0.75 for Just me ...)

Bleak House
Alternative Names
Sheila Hancock actrice britannique

Sheila Hancock attrice britannica

Sheila Hancock britisk skodespelar

Sheila Hancock britisk skuespiller

Sheila Hancock Brits acteur

Sheila Hancock Brits actrice

Sheila Hancock brittisk skådespelare

Шейла Хэнкок

شیلا هنکاک بازیگر بریتانیایی

쉴라 핸콕

English (125)

Spanish (8)

German (4)

Italian (1)

Romeo and JulietDavid CopperfieldJust meThe two of us my life with John ThawJust me