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Plowright, Joan

Works: 317 works in 1,325 publications in 8 languages and 29,639 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Comedy films  Children's films  Action and adventure films  Juvenile works  Animated films  Fantasy films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Biographies 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Author, Director, Other, Interviewee, Contributor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Joan Plowright
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Most widely held works by Joan Plowright
The Spiderwick chronicles by Tony DiTerlizzi( Visual )

23 editions published between 2008 and 2018 in English and French and held by 2,395 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 )

9 editions published in 2003 in English and Russian and held by 1,787 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
Dinosaur by Walt Disney Pictures( Visual )

25 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 1,538 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
101 Dalmatians by Dodie. Hundred and one dalmatians Smith( Visual )

34 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in English and French and held by 1,449 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
Enchanted April by Mike Newell( Visual )

31 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and French and held by 1,438 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
Curious George( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1,210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ted, an earnest guide at the Bloomsberry Museum, discovers that the museum is losing money and he's about to be out of a job. So he heads to Africa in search of the ancient, long-lost, gigantic idol Zagawa. To his chagrin, the statue turns out to be tiny. Ted's hopes of saving the museum and impressing Maggie--the elementary school teacher of his dreams--with a grand new acquisition are dashed. Unbeknownst to Ted, the curious monkey he befriended has stowed away and followed him home to the big city. Now, Ted needs to save the museum and figure out what to do with George. It's going to be a long week
Tea with the dames( Visual )

14 editions published between 2018 and 2020 in English and German and held by 993 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dame Maggie Smith, Dame Judi Dench, Dame Eileen Atkins, and Dame Joan Plowright are among the most celebrated actresses of the time, with scores of iconic performances, decades of wisdom, and innumerable awards between them. They are also longtime friends who invite viewers to join them for a weekend in the country as they catch up with one another, reminisce, and share their candid, delightfully irreverent thoughts on everything from art to aging to love to a life lived in the spotlight
Jane Eyre by Franco Zeffirelli( Visual )

53 editions published between 1995 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 987 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 by Barry Levinson ( Visual )

18 editions published between 1990 and 2016 in English and French and held by 978 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of several generations of a family, from the arrival of immigrant Sam Krichinsky in the suburb of Baltimore called Avalon, down through his children and grandchildren. The family goes from poverty to prosperity and the world changes around them, but their love and humor hold the family together
Tea with Mussolini by Franco Zeffirelli( Visual )

38 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in 5 languages and held by 938 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
I am David by Walden Media( Visual )

19 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and German and held by 850 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David is a 12-year-old boy who escapes from a Communist concentration camp. He has little more with him than a compass, a sealed letter, a loaf of bread, and instructions to carry the letter to Copenhagen, Denmark. David is thrust into a world free of Communism for the first time in his young life as he travels across Europe. For David, this is a spiritual voyage of discovery, where he slowly loses his instinctual mistrust of humanity and begins to smile, share, trust and ultimately, love. Ultimately addresses the cruelties, politics, and suffering of warfare while celebrating the resilience of youth and the unbreakable spirit of a child
Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont by Dan Ireland( Visual )

14 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and held by 766 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recent widow, Mrs. Palfrey, moves into a London retirement hotel among an odd assortment of people. When she slips on a walk and is aided by a penniless young writer, she invites him to dine at the Claremont and plays along when the other dining guests assume he's her grandson. A friendship develops giving her a companion with whom she can talk about memories and poetry as she gives him ideas and support for his writing. But what of her actual family?
Three sisters by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov( Visual )

8 editions published between 1970 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nearly a thousand miles away from their beloved Moscow, three sisters live in virtual exile. Olga attemps 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
The Oscar Wilde collection by Oscar Wilde( Visual )

9 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and held by 645 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
The merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare( Visual )

36 editions published between 1973 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in 1860's Venice, a young Venetian borrows from a Jewish money-lender who gives him the money on the security of one pound of flesh. Upon default the money-lender insists on payment of his bond and the young Venetian is rescued by the heroine disguised as a male lawyer
Back to the secret garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett( Visual )

22 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 582 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. Under the watchful eye of the keeper of the garden's key, the young orphan discovers that unlocking all the mysteries of the garden will take faith, courage and determination before life can bloom lavishly once again
Equus by Sidney Lumet( Visual )

32 editions published between 1977 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Lors d'un accès de folie, le jeune Alan Strang a crevé les yeux des six chevaux de l'écurie où il travaillait. Martin Dysart, un psychanalyste de renom, est chargé de découvrir les raisons de ce geste. Dysart plonge peu à peu dans l'âme torturée d'Alan, où se mêlent sexe, passion et un secret profondément gardé ..."
The scarlet letter by Roland Joffé( Visual )

19 editions published between 1995 and 2019 in 4 languages and held by 509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A woman is forced to wear the scarlet letter A when she has an illegitimate child
I love you to death by Kevin Kline( Visual )

14 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in English and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the bizarre true story of a woman who tried 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
The entertainer by Tony Richardson( Visual )

37 editions published between 1960 and 2009 in English and held by 459 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
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Audience level: 0.21 (from 0.12 for Dinosaur / ... to 0.84 for Dance with ...)

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101 DalmatiansAvalonEquusI love you to deathThe entertainerOrson's shadowAnd that's not all : the memoirs of Joan Plowright
Alternative Names
Džoun Plourajt

Gage, Joan

Gage, Joan 1929-

Ioanna Plowright

Joan Plowright actrice britannique

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Joan Plowright British actress

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Joan Plowright britisk skuespiller

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Joan Plowright brittisk skådespelare

Joan Plowright İngiliz oyuncu

Joan Plowright pemeran perempuan asal Britania Raya

Lady Olivier 1929-

Olivier 1929- Lady

Olivier, Joan 1929-

Olivier, Joan Ann

Olivier, Joan Plowright 1929-

Olivier, Joan Plowright Lady

Olivier Lady

Olivier Lady 1929-

Plowright, Joan Ann.

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Плаурайт, Джоан

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