WorldCat Identities

Loader, Kevin

Works: 56 works in 278 publications in 5 languages and 15,221 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Historical films  Comedy films  Film adaptations  Biographical films  Romance films  Romantic comedy films  Television mini-series  War films  Detective and mystery films 
Roles: Producer, fmp, Other, Author
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Kevin Loader
The lady in the van by Nicholas Hytner( Visual )

11 editions published in 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,642 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Lady in the Van tells the true story of Alan Bennett's strained friendship with Miss Mary Shepherd, an eccentric homeless woman whom Bennett befriended in the 1970s before allowing her temporarily to park her Bedford van in the driveway of his Camden home. She stayed there for 15 years. As the story develops Bennett learns that Miss Shepherd is really Margaret Fairchild (died 1989), a former gifted pupil of the pianist Alfred Cortot. She had played Chopin in a promenade concert, tried to become a nun, was committed to an institution by her brother, escaped, had an accident when her van was hit by a motorcyclist for which she believed herself to blame, and thereafter lived in fear of arrest
Hyde Park on Hudson by Roger Michell( Visual )

23 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As Great Britain faces an imminent war with Germany, US President Franklin D. Roosevelt ... and his wife, Eleanor ..., invite 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"--Container
Brideshead revisited by Evelyn Waugh( Visual )

15 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Londoner of lower class befriends and begins a romantic relationship with an aristocrat that becomes complicated when the aristocrat introduces his new friend to his sister
My cousin Rachel by Olivia De Havilland( Visual )

9 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 1,177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The movie is based on the 1951 novel by Daphne Du Maurier and tells the story of a young Englishman who plots revenge against his mysterious, beautiful cousin, believing that she murdered his guardian
Captain Corelli's mandolin by Louis De Bernières( Visual )

11 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 1,149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Italy occupies the Greek island of Cephallonia, a musically inclined officer becomes romantically involved with a local girl. Soon the couple becomes torn between patriotism and their newfound love. Based on The New York Times best-selling novel
In the loop by Armando Iannucci( Visual )

22 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 1,125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Britain's Secretary Of State For International Development Simon Foster states, in the midst of a radio interview, that a war in the Middle East in "unforeseeable," it doesn't follow his government's "line" on events. The problem is that war is not unforeseeable, what with America itching to invade somewhere in the Middle East and the British government loyally following. Unfortunately, Foster suspects nothing about the firestorm to follow. By the next day, Foster is the target of the Prime Minister's director of communications Malcolm Tucker, and the focus of attention for anti-war American diplomat Karen Clarke. After US General George Miller and State Department hawk Linton Barwick jump into the mix, Foster's mountain of an ill-chosen remark turns into a series of festering molehills. In the end, one thing is clear: grave matters involving global power cannot be separated from the pettiness of democratic governance, which is impelled by careerism, vanity, moral compromise and--at least in London--by ear-singeing profanity
The history boys by Nicholas Hytner( Visual )

18 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the mid 1980s in a grey and grim northern grammar school, a select number of very bright boys are desperately trying to pass the Oxbridge entrance exams. The story illustrates the bravado, humour and vulnerability of teenagers as they navigate their way to adulthood
Nowhere boy by Sam Taylor-Wood( Visual )

9 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and French and held by 1,019 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in Liverpool in 1955, the adolescent years of John Lennon are chronicled. Raised by his Aunt Mimi, his world is turned inside-out when his free spirited mother re-enters his life, opening up old wounds that release pain, anger, frustration, and his artistry
Venus by Peter O'Toole( Visual )

12 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and Spanish and held by 1,003 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maurice and Ian are successful, but aging actors. The two are close friends whose conversation generally revolves around theatrical shop talk and the infirmities of other aging actors. Ian is fearful that death is right around the corner, so he agrees to let his niece's daughter, Jessie, move in to his flat to care for him. Jessie is a modern woman in her early twenties. She turns out to be a nightmare for Ian, especially since she is a hard-drinking, rude, and dismissive brat. But Maurice sees something else in the young woman, a potential for humanity which blossoms under his kindness and gentle guidance. For Maurice, something else blossoms as well - romantic love for a girl fifty years younger
Le week-end by Roger Michell( Visual )

6 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 864 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een Engels koppel reist af naar Parijs om hun 30-jarig huwelijk te vieren maar tijdens hun weekend komen wederzijdse frustraties naar boven
Wuthering heights by Andrea Arnold( Visual )

11 editions published between 2012 and 2017 in English and held by 719 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An epic love story that spans childhood into adulthood, the film follows Heathcliff, an outsider taken in and given a home by a benevolent Yorkshire farmer, Earnshaw. Heathcliff develops a passionate relationship with the farmer's teenage daughter, Catherine, inspiring the envy and mistrust of his rough-hewn son, Hindley. Years later, when Earnshaw dies, the young adults must finally confront the intense feelings and destructive rivalries that have developed between them"--Container
Alan Partridge by Steve Coogan( Visual )

7 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alan Partridge, the famous local radio DJ and TV host, finds himself at the center of a siege, when a disgruntled fellow DJ decides to hold their station hostage after learning that he's getting fired when the new owners decide to convert the station to talk radio
Enduring love by Ian McEwan( Visual )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and German and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A psychological thriller about a group of unsuspecting men whose lives are changed forever after they attempt to rescue the passenger of a runaway hot air balloon
Good by Vicente Amorim( Visual )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When John Halder's latest novel is enlisted by the Nazi party to push their agenda, his career and social standing instantly advance. But after learning of the Reich's horrific plans for the future, John must decide whether to do nothing and keep his fame or risk losing everything
To kill a king( Visual )

14 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1645: After years of civil war, King Charles I is overthrown and two heroes have emerged-- Lord General Thomas Fairfax and his best friend and deputy General Oliver Cromwell. Their friendship is threatened when Fairfax and his wife conspire to return the King to power, and Cromwell instead orders his execution, seizing control. His armies spread violence and fear throughout the country, and Fairfax realizes Cromwell must be stopped, and their bond as two comrades-at-arms irreparably broken
Mother by Vsevolod Illarionovich Pudovkin( Visual )

15 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A newly widowed woman moves to London to be near her family. She soon feels like she is just an invisible old lady until a young man comes into her life. She finds things in herself that she thought were lost forever, but at what cost?
The Buddha of suburbia by Roger Michell( Visual )

14 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A bureaucrat becomes a suburban guru who marries a follower with a son who's a punk rocker named Charlie Hero. Consequently, the guru's son is propelled from his bland life into a series of erotic experiences in London. Set to a backdrop of politics, fashion, music, drugs, morality and race, Karim must negotiate adolescence, a dysfunctional family and his own sexuality, as he seeks enlightenment on his own terms
Arthur Miller : an interview( Visual )

13 editions published between 1987 and 2004 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this exclusive interview, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Arthur Miller speaks about his life and career
Closure( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Driving back from a posh party at a country estate, Alice and Adam find themselves brutally assaulted by a group of hunters. Physically and emotionally devasted by the attack, the tables suddenly turn when Alice and Adam discover the identity of their attackers. Now it's time to exact the ultimate revenge
Becoming Jane by Anne Hathaway( Visual )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three critically-acclaimed British romances featuring talented casts. In Becoming Jane, a dashing young man offends an emerging writer's sense and sensibility. In Brideshead Revisited, Charles Ryder is invited to a charming aristocrat's estate where he is seduced by the opulent lifestyle. In Jane Eyre, Jane finds herself in a passionate romance with a handsome, yet mysterious, gentleman
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