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West, Samuel 1966-

Overview
Works: 418 works in 1,167 publications in 4 languages and 32,512 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Historical television programs  Biographical films  Historical films  Film adaptations  Television adaptations  Political films  War films  Juvenile works 
Roles: Actor, Narrator, Performer, Author
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Samuel West
Darkest hour by Joe Wright( Visual )

25 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 2,412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Academy Award® winner Gary Oldman gives a "towering performance" (Richard Lawson, Vanity Fair) in acclaimed director Joe Wright's soaring drama Darkest Hour. As Hitler's forces storm across the European landscape and close in on the United Kingdom, Winston Churchill (Oldman) is elected the new Prime Minister. With his party questioning his every move, and King George VI (Ben Mendelsohn) skeptical of his new political leader, it is up to Churchill to lead his nation and protect them from the most dangerous threat ever seen. Also starring Academy Award® nominee Kristin Scott Thomas and Lily James, Darkest Hour is a powerful, inspirational drama." -- Publisher's description
101 dalmatians II by Walt Disney( Visual )

13 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 1,694 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The adventure begins when Pongo and Perdita's pup, Patch, who is not satisfied being just one out of 101, gets the chance to meet his TV hero, Thunderbolt, the 'One-of-a-kind Wonderdog.' When Thunderbolt's trusty sidekick Lightning reveals that the show's producers are on the lookout for a new star, Thunderbolt - with Patch in tow - struts out into the real world to perform true acts of heroism. When the puppy-obsessed Cruella De Vil returns, it's Patch and Thunderbolt's teamwork and friendship that will save the day
Hyde Park on Hudson by Roger Michell( Visual )

33 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As Great Britain faces an imminent war with Germany, US President Franklin D. Roosevelt and his wife, Eleanor, invited the King and Queen of England for a weekend at their home in upstate New York. But during the first-ever visit of a reigning British monarch to America, international affairs must be juggled with the complexities of FDR's domestic establishment, as wife, mother, and mistresses all conspire to make the royal trip an unforgettable one
Mr. Selfridge( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1,071 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emmy Award-winning actor Jeremy Piven stars as American entrepreneur and colorful retail magnate Harry Gordon Selfridge. Pioneering and reckless, with an almost manic energy, Harry Selfridge created a theater of retail for early 1900s Londoners where any topic or trend that was new, exciting, entertaining-or sometimes just eccentric-was showcased. Based on the book Shopping, Seduction and Mr. Selfridge by author Lindy Woodhead
Mr Selfridge( Visual )

10 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,006 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Much has changed since Selfridges first opened its doors. Five years later, Europe is on the brink of war and London is enjoying one last defiant period of decadence. Mr. Selfridge now has his sights set on joining the establishment and rebuilding his family life. Tensions are also running high on the shop floor as Agnes is back from Paris, chic and successful. Not everyone is thrilled by her newfound confidence and by the reappearance of her old ally Henri Leclair, returned from America
On Chesil Beach by Dominic Cooke( Visual )

10 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 949 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1962 England, a young couple find their idyllic romance colliding with issues of sexual freedom and societal pressure, leading to an awkward and fateful wedding night
The hollow crown by Dominic Cooke( Visual )

8 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 860 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The concluding cycle of The Hollow Crown, subtitled The Wars of the Roses. Henry VI, Parts I and II and Richard III tell the story of an exceptionally turbulent period in British history. These exhilarating and emotionally charged films feature some of Shakespeare's most eloquent and powerful language
Mr. Selfridge( Visual )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 851 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After nearly 20 years of setting trends and pushing traditions, Selfridge's is still going strong as the triumph of London's Oxford Street. But Harry's potentially dangerous appetite for entertainment and women, while always a problem, has reached its peak. Now, he struggles to keep the reins of the store he loves, in the face of old troubles, new opportunities, and unsettled scores
Howards End( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 836 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Margaret and Helen Schlegel are sisters from a well-educated European family. A series of events brings them into a relationship with the very English Wilcox family. Both families also come into contact with Leonard Bast and his wife, a couple near the lowest tier of the rigid class system. Leonard's desire for cultural and intellectual status attracts the attention of Helen. Margaret must reconcile her independent spirit with her desire for companionship and a comfortable place in Edwardian society. Her moral strength is eventually able to resolve the tangle of opposites
The Nazis : a Warning From History by Tilman Remme( Visual )

18 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in English and held by 787 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Use interviews with witnesses and perpetrators, along with archival film and records, to examine how a political party as fundamentally evil as the Nazis could come to power in a modern European nation. Discusses the factors that enabled the rise of Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party in the economically-devastated Germany of the post-World War I era and looks at the role of ordinary Germans in the Nazi regime. Follows the rise and fall of Nazi Germany, from its early promises through the atrocities and suffering of World War II. Includes segments focusing on the occupation of Poland and on the holocaust and concentration camps, particularly Treblinka
Secrets of Highclere Castle( Visual )

7 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 784 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It may be more famous now than any time in its 1,300-year history as the setting of Downton Abbey, but England's Highclere Castle has its own stories to tell. In its heyday, Highclere was the social epicenter of Edwardian England. See how all the inhabitants of Highclere lived, from the aristocrats above to the army of servants toiling 'below stairs'. Also find out from the current inhabitants, Lord and Lady Carnarvon, what life in a fairytale castle is like today
William Shakespeare's Much ado about nothing by William Shakespeare( Recording )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 705 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Young Claudio has fallen for the lovely heiress Hero. The path to the altar seems smooth, until the evil Don John decides to intervene"--Container
Howards End by James Ivory( Visual )

19 editions published between 1993 and 2016 in English and held by 651 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of the idealistic, independent and highly educated Schlegel sisters and their tangled relationships with a rich businessman and his family, and with an unhappily married young bank clerk
William Shakespeare's All's well that ends well by William Shakespeare( Recording )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The young and virtuous physician's daughter Helena desperately loves Count Bertram, but he regards her as beneath his notice"--Container
Secrets of the manor house : inside British country homes in the early 1900's by Artist Not Provided( Visual )

10 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Secrets of the Manor House looks beyond the fiction to the truth of how life was in these ancient British houses, and how mounting financial, political and social pressures were about to bring momentous changes to both the wealthy and their servants
Carrington by Christopher Hampton( Visual )

9 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in English and Italian and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of the relationship between painter Dora Carrington and author Lytton Strachey in a World War One England countryside. Although platonic due to Strachey's homosexuality, the relationship was nevertheless a complicated one
In search of Mozart by Phil Grabsky( Visual )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary about Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart told through dramatic readings from his personal letters. Includes interviews with noted personalities and excerpts from numerous musical performances
Prince Caspian, and ; The voyage of the Dawn Treader( Visual )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The magical land of Narnia is ruled by the corrupt King Miraz. His nephew, Prince Caspian, calls on Lucy, Peter, Susan and Edmund to help him defeat Miraz and restore Narnia to its former glory. Years later Caspian, Lucy, Edmund and obnoxious cousin Eustace set sail to rescue the six lords who were banished by Caspian's evil uncle
The private life of a masterpiece( Visual )

7 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This award-winning series reveals the full and fascinating stories behind famous works of art, not just how they came to be created, but also how they influenced others and came to have a life of their own in the modern world. The works of art featured here are both instantly familiar and profoundly mysterious. Revolutionary in their conception, and iconic years after their execution, they each have their own compelling stories. For behind the beautiful canvases and sculptures are tales of political revolution, wartime escapes, massive ego clashes, social scandal, financial wrangling and shocking violence
Howards End by James Ivory( Visual )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A story about class divisions in Edwardian England, and the tragic series of events that occurs when two impulsive middle-class sisters become involved with a working class couple and a wealthy family
 
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The Nazis : a Warning From HistoryWilliam Shakespeare's Much ado about nothingHowards EndWilliam Shakespeare's All's well that ends wellPrince Caspian, and ; The voyage of the Dawn Treader
Alternative Names
West, Sam, 1966-

Languages
English (207)

Spanish (1)

Italian (1)

German (1)