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Paterson, Bill 1945-

Overview
Works: 330 works in 712 publications in 5 languages and 21,859 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Historical films  Film adaptations  Biographical films  Television adaptations  History  Television mini-series  Historical television programs  Romance films  Made-for-TV movies 
Roles: Actor, Narrator, Author, Performer, Other, Creator, vac, 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 2,384 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 )

25 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,864 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 )

6 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in English and held by 1,356 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
Outlander by Caitriona Balfe( Visual )

4 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 1,145 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?
Little Dorrit by Andrew Davies( 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 Joseph Haydn( Visual )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 764 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
Wives and daughters by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell( Visual )

24 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in English and held by 666 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
High-rise by John Norman( Visual )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 659 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
Shakespeare retold by Bill Paterson( Visual )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Macbeth is the chef in a 3-star restaurant; Beatrice and Benedick 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
Hard times by Charles Dickens( Visual )

15 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and held by 640 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
Wives and daughters( Visual )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in English and held by 565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in a richly portrayed society well-stocked with eccentric nobles and gossipy villagers, this story centers around 17-year-old Molly Gibson, the only daughter of a respected country doctor. The well-ordered world of Molly's childhood is soon to be complicated by new people and unexpected situations. Most devastating is her father's decision to remarry after many years of widowhood. Molly's faltering efforts to cope gracefully with an impossible stepmother, a beguiling stepsister, burdensome secrets and burgeoning romance ring as true today as when Elizabeth Gaskell wrote the novel in 1865
Doctor Zhivago by Boris Leonidovich Pasternak( Visual )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 560 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 Nicolas Roeg( Visual )

4 editions published between 1989 and 2017 in English and held by 559 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
Churchill's secret( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 515 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
Truly madly deeply by Anthony Minghella( Visual )

13 editions published between 1990 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young woman's world falls apart when her husband 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 426 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 356 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 343 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( Visual )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and German and held by 312 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
Tales from the back green by Bill Paterson( Book )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A classic memoir of childhood that will strike a chord with everyone who's ever played and dreamed with little thought of life 'when I grow up'
 
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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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