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Hordern, Michael 1911-1995

Overview
Works: 712 works in 1,856 publications in 5 languages and 32,314 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Television adaptations  Historical films  History  Made-for-TV movies  Biographical films  Tragicomedies  Comedy films  Romance films 
Roles: Actor, Narrator, Performer, vac, Author, Other, Singer, Costume designer, Creator, Commentator
Classifications: PR2833.A2, 822.33
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Most widely held works about Michael Hordern
 
Most widely held works by Michael Hordern
The tempest by William Shakespeare( Visual )

88 editions published between 1979 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 1,865 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Television adaption of Shakespeare's play revolving around an enchanted island, an exiled Duke, young lovers, and a framework of conspiracy
King Lear by William Shakespeare( Visual )

79 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,833 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare's plays in which tragedy occurs when an old king divides his kingdom between his daughters
Gandhi by Richard Attenborough( Visual )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 1,808 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beginning with Gandhi's tragic assassination at the hands of a Hindu radical and spiraling back to his life as a young attorney, the film leads us through the critical moments that eventually fashioned young Gandhi into the non-violent pillar of strength he later becomes -- with an indomitable resolve which led to India's independence from Great Britain
The taming of the shrew by William Shakespeare( Visual )

23 editions published between 1967 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,801 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Petruchio is a poverty-stricken gentleman from Verona who journeys to Padua in search of a wealthy wife. There he meets Katharina, a self-willed shrew who leads Petruchio on a merry chase before he successfully circumvents her attempts to avoid marriage. After the honeymoon, Kate helps Petruchio win a wager that he has the most obedient wife. In reality, Kate has found a more effective way to dominate her mate
Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare( Visual )

51 editions published between 1978 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,746 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare's tragedy about two teenagers who fall in love, encounter opposition from their feuding families, and take their own lives
A funny thing happened on the way to the Forum by Stephen Sondheim( Visual )

13 editions published between 1966 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A conniving slave attempts to help his master's son win the love of the girl-next-door
All's well that ends well by William Shakespeare( Visual )

34 editions published between 1980 and 2012 in English and held by 1,078 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Shakespeare's comedy about Helena, the new wife of Count Bertram, who resorts to chicanery to win the respect and affection of her husband
Middlemarch by George Eliot( Visual )

16 editions published between 1994 and 2018 in English and held by 1,037 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on George Eliot's novel, Middlemarch is set in early nineteenth century England and charts the impact of the Industrial Revolution on the town as it divides its population into two opposing factions: the conservatives and the liberals
Barry Lyndon by Stanley Kubrick( Visual )

16 editions published between 1975 and 2013 in English and French and held by 1,037 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rise and fall of a young 18th century Irishman bent on achieving fame and fortune, mainly by marriage
The wind in the willows by Kenneth Grahame( Visual )

19 editions published between 1983 and 2007 in English and held by 904 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One spring, Mole decides to begin a series of adventures with his new friend, Rat. They go for a picnic on the riverbank and on an expedition with Toad. Toad decides his new car is more fun and his reckless driving makes Mole and Rat search out Badger for help. Toad gets away from them and gets a 20-year sentence for theft, reckless driving, and gross impertinence. Toad works his wiles on the jailer's daughter and manages to escape. Badger tries to guard Toad Hall from the Weasel and is badly beaten. This finally brings all four friends back together, as it requires a plan of attack to regain Toad Hall
Cleopatra by Joseph L Mankiewicz( Visual )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 806 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The epic saga of legendary Queen Cleopatra VII of Egypt, and her attempt to stabilize her power and gain control of the Roman Empire. When Caesar visits Egypt, Cleopatra gains control by ousting her brother with his help. She marries Caesar, and bears him the son fate had previously denied him. Joining him in Rome--to ensure that the boy takes his rightful place after his father--her plans are thwarted when Caesar is assassinated and she must flee. Years later Marc Antony, proconsul of the eastern half of the empire, seeks an alliance with Egypt to impede Octavian's quest to become Emperor. Cleopatra and Antony become lovers and form a military alliance, but are forced to retreat after losing a major naval battle at Actium. Avoiding capture and disgrace, they take their own lives
The Secret garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett( Visual )

13 editions published between 1987 and 2002 in English and held by 607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Mary Lennox, orphaned and sent to live on a Yorkshire estate, and Colin Craven, the sickly invalid whose father owns the estate. Exploring the grounds, Mary discovers a locked, abandoned garden and the children, befriended by a local lad, Dickon Sowerby, discover the joy and beauty of life as they bring the garden back to life. (History of the Hallmark hall of fame / Hallmark Cards, Inc.)
Alexander the Great by Robert Rossen( Visual )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2017 in English and held by 586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Alexander the Great, Greek hero and world-conqueror. Alexander is a man torn by conflict between his teacher, Aristotle, his warrior father and his own ambition
A Christmas carol( Visual )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Classic Dickens story about a bitter old man, Ebenezer Scrooge, who's given a chance for redemption when three ghosts come to visit him on Christmas Eve
Sink the Bismarck! by Lewis Gilbert( Visual )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Bismarck was the fabled German battleship of World War II. This film traces the "life" of the Bismarck from its launching (courtesy of newsreel footage) through its many battles and narrow escapes, concluding with its far-from-inevitable sinking in the Spring of 1941. The story concentrates on a British intelligence captain, who has lost his family in the London blitz and thus has a personal reason for seeing the Bismarck destroyed. The captain's tireless efforts are abetted by the love and support of a female naval officer. The climactic sinking is deftly assembled from stock footage and newly shot scenes of expertly delineated scale models
Lady Jane( Visual )

12 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in English and held by 523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1553, England's idle rich were anything but idle. With the blessing of the royal family, they plundered the riches of the church, stole the finest farmlands, and generally took all the best things the country had to offer. A cousin to the infamous Henry VIII, Lady Jane Grey disapproved of the way her fellow nobles behaved, and disagreed with their religious beliefs. But as a sheltered 16-year-old, there wasn't much she could do about it. Then, through a strange turn of events, Lady Jane Grey was crowned Queen Jane, ruler of all England. Based on the true story of the girl who found herself Queen of England for nine days at age 16"--Container
Watership down by Richard Adams( Visual )

7 editions published between 1978 and 2015 in English and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An animated feature film based on the allegorical fantasy by Richard Adams. A young rabbit receives a vision of the destruction of his warren and persuades a group of friends to embark on a dangerous quest for a new home
Pygmalion by Bernard Shaw( Recording )

22 editions published between 1970 and 2000 in 4 languages and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Cockney flower girl's metamorphosis into a lady has a lot to say about class, money, freedom, and women's independence
Fall of eagles( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the 19th century, the major European powers had gone to great lengths to maintain a balance of power throughout Europe, resulting by 1900 in a complex network of political and military alliances throughout the continent. Beginning in 1815, the Holy Alliance between Prussia, Russia, and Austria formalized what had been a strictly familial support network. The House of Habsburg, the House of Hohenzollern, and the House of Romanov had long intermarried, resulting in an incredibly tangled web of relationships, a number of which led back to Queen Victoria of England. These three families influenced the political landscape of Europe, and their personal struggles, tragedies and decisions within these relationships affected Europe to a greater degree than they ever imagined. This miniseries focuses on the leading personalities of these three privileged families, and how they influenced the events that led to WWI
Where eagles dare by Brian G Hutton( Visual )

12 editions published between 1968 and 2010 in English and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An American general is shot down over Germany during WWII and captured. Unknown to the Germans, he has full knowledge of the D-Day operation. British Intelligence puts together a team to rescue him, but an American is in the squad for reasons unknown
 
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Barry LyndonAlexander the GreatPygmalionFall of eaglesWhere eagles dare
Alternative Names
Horden, Michael 1911-1995

Hordern, Michael Murray.

Michael Horden

Michael Hordern

Michael Hordern acteur britannique

Michael Hordern angol színész

Michael Hordern attore britannico

Michael Hordern britischer Bühnen- und Filmschauspieler

Michael Hordern Brits acteur (1911-1995)

Майкл Хордерн

מייקל הורדרן שחקן אנגלי

مايكل هورديرن

مایکل هوردرن صداپیشه و بازیگر بریتانیایی

マイケル・ホーダーン

麥克·荷登

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