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Paterson, Bill 1945-

Overview
Works: 286 works in 668 publications in 5 languages and 21,649 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Historical films  Biographical films  Television adaptations  History  Television mini-series  Made-for-TV movies  Romance films  Historical television programs 
Roles: Actor, Narrator, Author, Performer, Creator, Interviewee
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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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 2,385 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 )

34 editions published between 2006 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,900 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In an effort to give their younger brother, Norman a project to keep him busy now that he has joined the family publishing house, the older Warne brothers agree to publish Miss Beatrix Potter's first children's book. They don't expect the book to sell well, but they need to keep Norman busy. As a single woman living in Edwardian London, Beatrix suspects this endeavor may provide her with a small measure of freedom. But she also has very specific ideas about how the book should be published. As they work together, Norman and Beatrix become close. After the first book is published, Beatrix goes on to a second book and that sells well. One day at lunch, she meets the rest of Norman's family, including his sister, Millie and the two women become fast friends. Norman proposes, but Beatrix's parents object to the marriage proposal. After much argument, they agree to let Beatrix marry Norman provided they wait until the end of the summer
The killing fields by Roland Joffé( Visual )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 1,368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Factual account of Pulitzer prize-winning correspondent Sydney Schanberg's friendship and professional relationship with his interpreter, Dith Pran, during the turbulent period when Cambodia fell to the Khmer Rouge. Based on Schanberg's 1980 article for the 'New York Times', entitled "The death and life of Dith Pran."
Wives and daughters by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell( Visual )

24 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in English and held by 1,244 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
Little Dorrit by Andrew Davies( Visual )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 951 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
Outlander by Caitriona Balfe( Visual )

3 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 846 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The third season of Outlander picks up right after Claire travels through the stones to return to her life in 1948. Now pregnant, she struggles with the fallout of her sudden reappearance and its effect on her marriage to her first husband, Frank. Meanwhile, in the 18th century, Jamie suffers from the aftermath of his doomed last stand at the historic battle of Culloden, as well as the loss of Claire. As the years pass, Jamie and Claire attempt to make lives apart from one another, each haunted by the memory of their lost love. Separated by continents and centuries, Claire and Jamie must find their way back to each other. As always, adversity, mystery and adventure await them, and the question remains: When they find each other, will they be the same people who parted at the standing stones all those years ago?
Hard times by Charles Dickens( Visual )

17 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and held by 787 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
Creation by Joseph Haydn( Visual )

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

Gives viewers a unique inside look at Charles Darwin, his family, and his love for his deeply religious wife, as he is torn between faith and science. Darwin struggles to finish his legendary book, On the Origin of Species, which goes on to become the foundation for evolutionary biology
Shakespeare retold by Bill Paterson( Visual )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 691 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 651 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 Boris Leonidovich Pasternak( Visual )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 576 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
Churchill's secret( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is the summer of 1953 and Nurse Appleyard is rushed to a secret location where she discovers her patient is Winston Churchill, the elderly Prime Minister. Churchill has suffered a stroke and may not last the weekend. As Churchill's wife and family gather at his bedside, long-buried tensions rise to the surface
The witches by Roald Dahl( Visual )

4 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young boy stumbles onto a witch convention and must stop them, even after he has been turned into a mouse. (www.imdb.com ; 2014-10-24)
Truly madly deeply by Anthony Minghella( Visual )

12 editions published between 1990 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 467 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
Traffik( Visual )

10 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in English and held by 433 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 adventures of Baron Munchausen by Terry Gilliam( Visual )

3 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 421 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
The Anton Chekhov collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of plays by Chekhov originally produced for television by the BBC
Foyle's war by Anthony Horowitz( Visual )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in English and held by 320 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
The pale horse by Agatha Christie( Visual )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 306 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
Crush( Visual )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 297 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
 
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Alternative Names
Bill Paterson acteur britannique

Bill Paterson attore scozzese

Bill Paterson britischer Schauspieler

Bill Paterson Brits acteur

Билл Патерсон

Білл Патерсон

Բիլլ Պատերսոն Դերասան

ביל פטרסון

بيل باترسون

بیل پترسون بازیگر اسکاتلندی

ビル・パターソン

比尔·帕特森

比爾·派特森

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