WorldCat Identities

Paterson, Bill 1945-

Works: 274 works in 645 publications in 5 languages and 20,099 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Historical films  History  Biographical films  Romance films  Television adaptations  War films  Television mini-series  Made-for-TV movies 
Roles: Actor, Narrator, Author, Performer, Creator, Interviewee
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Bill Paterson
Most widely held works by Bill Paterson
Amazing grace by Michael Apted( Visual )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 2,374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of British legislator William Wilberforce, who led a decades-long movement to end the British slave trade
Miss Potter by Chris Noonan( Visual )

35 editions published between 2006 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,897 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Whilst delighting generations of children with her books, Beatrix Potter kept her own story locked carefully away
The killing fields by Roland Joffé( Visual )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 1,372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of New York Times reporter Sydney Schanberg's friendship with a Cambodian interpreter, Dith Pran, during the time of the 1975 Khmer Rouge revolution
Wives and daughters by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell( Visual )

22 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in English and held by 1,251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sweet Molly Gibson was living life pleasantly when her widowed father decides that, for the good of his daughter, he must remarry. In comes Claire and Molly's life is turned upside down by the usually well meaning but off-the-mark Claire, who insists on things being done the proper way. Added to the stew is Claire's beautiful, educated daughter Cynthia, and the Hamleys, a well-to-do family headed by a squire who is not happy about the romantic interests of his sons
Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens( Visual )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 945 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amy Dorrit's (Claire Foy) gentle spirit has never been dampened by the confining walls of the Marshalsea Prison she's lived in her whole life. Despite the dark shadow of debtor's prison, Amy lovingly cares for her father William Dorrit (Tom Courtenay), the longest serving inmate. A possibly redemptive light unexpectedly shines in the form of Arthur Clennam (Matthew Macfadyen), who has been left with the intriguing threads of a mystery after his father's death -- threads that will intertwine his family and fate with the Dorrits. Clennam's exhaustive search for answers involves murder, fortunes gained and lost, the upper echelons and lowest dregs of society, and most surprising of all, a tender romance. Adapted by Andrew Davies (Bleak House, Pride and Prejudice), Little Dorrit, based on the book by Charles Dickens, is a sprawling story as timely as it is moving. - Publisher
Creation by Jon Amiel( Visual )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 780 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dramatization of Charles Darwin's life in England after his voyage on the Beagle but prior to the publication of On the Origin of the Species. During this time Darwin struggles with illness, the death of his daughter, and the conflict of his theory and his wife's religious beliefs
Hard times by Charles Dickens( Visual )

19 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and held by 717 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Local MP and schoolmaster Thomas Gradgrind raises his children, Louisa and Tom, in the utilitarian fashion, stressing reason and fact and dismissing imagination and emotion. Under his influence, Louisa grows cold while Tom turns to a secret life of drinking and gambling. To be nearer her brother, Louisa accepts an offer of marriage from his boss, the self-mad, self-important banker Josiah Bounderby, though she does not love him. But soon finds herself succumbing to the attentions of the lothario James Harthouse. All the while, Mrs. Sparsit, a former aristocrat who now works for Bounderby, obsessively watches as the drama unfolds, longing for Louisa's downfall
Shakespeare retold by Bill Paterson( Visual )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 698 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Macbeth is the chef in a 3-star restaurant; Beatrice and Benedict are rival co-anchors; Titania and Bottom carouse in a tawdry theme resort; and Petruchio sets out to tame the conservative Kate in a politically incorrect marriage of convenience
High-rise by John Norman( Visual )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 642 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tom Hiddleston stars as Dr. Laing, resident in a high-tech skyscraper, which places him amongst the upper class. Laing meets the other tenants: Charlotte (Sienna Miller), a bohemian single mother; Wilder (Luke Evans), a charismatic documentarian and his wife Helen; and Mr. Royal, the architect. As building flaws emerge, the social strata starts to crumble and the building descends into a class war
Doctor Zhivago by David Lean( Visual )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Doctor Zhivago is a poet and surgeon. His life unfolds amidst the Russian Revolution, his guilt over his unfaithfulness to his loyal wife and his obsession with Lara, his muse, who, in turn, is victim to the wants of a powerful official
The witches by Roald Dahl( Visual )

6 editions published between 1991 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nine-year-old Luke finds that saving the world from witches is a tall order for a boy who has been turned into a mouse
Truly madly deeply by Anthony Minghella( Visual )

12 editions published between 1990 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young woman's world falls apart when her boyfriend dies. When he unexpectedly returns to life as a ghost, she must choose between the man she truly, madly, deeply loved--and a new man who is truly, madly, deeply alive
The Adventures of Baron Munchausen by Terry Gilliam( Visual )

4 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Baron von Munchausen sails in a balloon to find old comrades and save a city from the forces of a Turkish sultan
Traffik( Visual )

12 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From the fields of Pakistan through the docks of Hamburg to the halls of London's power elite, this epic drama crosses continents and cultures to portray the dark and dangerous world of international drug smuggling. The intersecting stories of vivid characters-- a British minister with a drug-addicted daughter, the wife of a German businessman whose husband is arrested for drug trafficking, and a Pakistani farmer struggling to live off his land-- spin a powerful web of intrigue and emotion"--AcornMedia WWW page
The Anton Chekhov collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of plays by Chekhov originally produced for television by the BBC
The pale horse by Granada International Media Limited( Visual )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Agatha Christie's much-loved heroine is back on the case in a sparkling version of her 1961 novel. Miss Marple takes on a spooky murder case at an inn run by three modern-day witches
Foyle's war by Anthony Horowitz( Visual )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in 1941, as World War II rages over Europe, Michael Kitchen stars as detective Christopher Foyle, whose loyalties are put to the test as his investigations uncover unpleasant truths that powerful people would rather keep hidden
Crush by Michael J Saul( Visual )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and German and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The friendship between three middle-aged single women is put to the test when one of them begins an affair with a much-younger man
Law & order, UK by Bradley Walsh( Visual )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Developed for a British television, this unique series is now available to American audiences for the first time through this DVD set. See Law & Order like you've never seen it before, with ripped-from-the-headlines crimes and cases unique to the British legal system. Domestic and international fans alike will be riveted as the police Detective Sergeants of the Major Investigations unit hunt down criminals while the crown Prosecution Service tries each case to conviction
Oliver's travels( Visual )

4 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Oliver, a university lecturer with an obsession for anagrams and crosswords, has been a question-setter for "Mastermind". When made redundant by the new Vice-Chancellor of the New University (his former Polytechnic) in a general restructuring of the university, Oliver decides to use his new-found freedom to search for his favourite crossword compiler, known only by the pseudonym of "Aristotle". When he locates "Aristotle's" Welsh home, he is horrified to find that it has been burnt down. He goes to the local police station to report "Aristotle" as a missing person and, while there, meets Diane Priest, a policewoman who, Oliver claims, is his 'predestined' companion. Oliver invites Diane to join him in his travels and later, when she is suspended from duty by her superiors, she decides to do so - joining Oliver in his search for "Aristotle". From that moment on, they share many life-threatening situations (as well as mutual love) before their quest for the elusive "Aristotle" comes to a final and gripping conclusion."--David McAnally, Internet Movie Database
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Little Dorrit
Alternative Names
Bill Paterson acteur britannique

Bill Paterson attore scozzese

Bill Paterson britischer Schauspieler

Bill Paterson Brits acteur

Билл Патерсон

Білл Патерсон

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ביל פטרסון

بيل باترسون

بیل پترسون بازیگر اسکاتلندی




Little DorritHard timesShakespeare retoldDoctor ZhivagoThe Adventures of Baron MunchausenTraffikFoyle's war