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UK Film Council

Works: 235 works in 923 publications in 6 languages and 79,536 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Historical films  Biographical films  History  Romance films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Comedy films  Biography  Romantic comedy films 
Roles: prn, Producer
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by UK Film Council
The King's Speech by Tom Hooper( Visual )

32 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 3,362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The King's Speech" presents a sideways glance at a crucial period in 20th-century history--as the monumentally awkward Prince Albert, or Bertie, becomes King George VI unexpectedly in 1936 when his older brother Edward VIII abdicates to marry American divorcée Wallis Simpson. In imperial Britain between the wars, that was problem enough, but Bertie suffered from a chronic stammer that made his public appearances painful for everyone. In an age of radio, the monarch has become a symbol, which means that the King speaks to his people--regularly. Bertie and his wife, the high-spirited Princess Elizabeth find their way to an Australian-born speech therapist and amateur actor named Lionel Logue. Logue isn't a doctor, has no academic credentials, and is viewed by proper authorities as a charlatan. Oddly enough, each of these men is a desperate misfit badly in need of a new friend and a bit more self-esteem. A real friend, it seems, was exactly the medicine the future king required
The last king of Scotland by Giles Foden( Visual )

13 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and Italian and held by 2,534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A portrayal of Ugandan dictator Idi Amin. Amin's incredible story as seen through the eyes of Nicholas Garrigan, a young Scotsman who becomes the volatile leader's personal physician and trusted confidant. What starts off as a fascinating job soon turns to horror as the doctor realizes what kind of man he really works for
The constant gardener by Fernando Meirelles( Visual )

13 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and held by 2,414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A diplomat on the hunt for his wife's murderer uncovers a treacherous conspiracy that will destroy millions of people - unless he can reveal its sinister roots
Girl with a pearl earring by Peter Webber( Visual )

22 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

17-year-old Griet must work to support her family, so she becomes a maid in the house of Johannes Vermeer, where she attracts the master painter's attention. He is commissioned to paint Griet, and the result is one of the greatest paintings ever created
Becoming Jane by Anne Hathaway( Visual )

18 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and French and held by 2,208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The year is 1795 and Jane Austen is a feisty 20-year-old. The emerging writer already sees a world beyond class and commerce, pride and prejudice, and dreams of doing what was then nearly unthinkable--marrying for love. Her parents prefer a wealthy husband, to assure their daughter's future social standing, and are eyeing Mr. Wisley, nephew to the very rich and very formidable Lady Gresham, as a prospective match. But when Jane meets the roguish and decidedly non-aristocratic Tom Lefroy, sharp repartee leads to flying sparks. His intellect and arrogance raise her ire - then knock her head over heels. The couple, whose flirtation flies in the face of the sense and sensibility of the age, is faced with a terrible dilemma. If they attempt to marry, they will risk everything that matters - family, friends and fortune
The Iron Lady by Phyllida Lloyd( Visual )

13 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in English and French and held by 2,157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A surprising and intimate portrait of Margaret Thatcher, the first female Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. One of the 20th century's most famous and influential women, Thatcher came from nowhere to smash through barriers of gender and class to be heard in a male-dominated world
Miss Potter by Chris Noonan( Visual )

16 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and French and held by 1,933 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
Man on wire by James Marsh( Visual )

22 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in English and held by 1,879 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On August 7th, 1974, a young Frenchman named Philippe Petit stepped out on a wire illegally rigged between the New York World Trade Center's Twin Towers. After dancing for nearly an hour on the wire, he was arrested, taken for psychological evaluation, and brought to jail, before finally being released. This extraordinary documentary incorporates Petit's personal footage to show how he overcame seemingly insurmountable challenges to achieve the artistic crime of the century"--Container
Notes on a Scandal by Richard Eyre( Visual )

13 editions published in 2007 in English and Italian and held by 1,778 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Barbara Covett (Dench) is a teacher who rules over her classroom with an iron fist, yet leads a desperate, solitary life outside it. That is, until she meets radiant new art teacher Sheba Hart (Blanchett). Although at first overjoyed with her newfound kindred spirit, when Barbara discovers that Sheba is having an affair with a teenage student, her jealously and rage spiral out of control
William Shakespeare's The merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare( Visual )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and Chinese and held by 1,736 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Antonio, a successful but cash-poor merchant, approaches Shylock, a wealthy moneylender, for a loan to help his young friend Bassanio woo the fair Portia. Despite being longtime enemies, Shylock grants the request, but demands one pound of Antonio's flesh if the debt is not repaid on time. When Antonio defaults on the loan, Shylock seeks what is legally owed him but soon learns that those to whom evil is done, do evil in return"--Container
Bright star by Jane Campion( Visual )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in English and held by 1,654 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Salmon Fishing in the Yemen by Lasse Hallström( Visual )

14 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 1,603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A London fisheries expert is approached by a consultant to help realize a sheik's vision of bringing the sport of fly-fishing to the desert and embarks on an upstream journey of faith and fish to prove the impossible possible
The woman in black by James Watkins( Visual )

11 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and French and held by 1,600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young lawyer is ordered to travel to a remote village and sort out a recently deceased client's papers. While he works alone in the client's isolated house, he discovers the vengeful ghost of a scorned woman who is terrorizing the locals. This leads him on a desperate race against time when he discovers her true intent
Bride & prejudice by Gurinder Chadha( Visual )

13 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 1,592 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Indian woman attempts to marry her four daughters off to prosperous bachelors. In the process, several of the daughters fall for men their families do not approve of
Ladies in lavender by Charles Dance( Visual )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 1,482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the 1930s, the peaceful life of two aging sisters is shattered when they take in a young Polish violinist who they find injured after having been washed ashore near their coastal English home. Their town is suspicious of any visitors and things get worse when he befriends a Russian woman who is visiting the town
The Wind That Shakes the Barley by Ken Loach( Visual )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and Turkish and held by 1,399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ireland, 1920. Damien O'Donovan is leaving for London for an internship, until the dreaded Black and Tans attack his hurling mates, killing one for not speaking English. Thus sidetracked by the Irish War for Independence, Damien is convinced by his brother Teddy to throw his lot in with the IRA. Damien is a purist, an idealist, and therefore marked for a tragic destiny, while Teddy is a fatefully pragmatic politician. These differences between the brothers propel the film through its terrible final act, as the signing of Anglo-Irish Treaty establishes the Irish Free State, splits the Republican movement, and unleashes the Irish Civil War
Vera Drake by Mike Leigh( Visual )

12 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 1,382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abortionist Vera Drake finds her beliefs and practices clash with the mores of 1950s Britain
Brideshead revisited by Evelyn Waugh( Visual )

12 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the charming aristocrat Sebastian invites Charles Ryder to his family's estate, Charles becomes seduced by the opulent lifestyle of the Marchmain family, and by Julia, Sebastian's sister. As their romance deepens, repercussions follow, and Charles discovers that at Brideshead, love, money and power come at a price
Happy-go-lucky by Mike Leigh( Visual )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 1,278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poppy is an irrepressibly cheerful primary-school teacher who won't let anyone or anything get her down. Even when her bicycle ... is stolen, her first thought is only: "I didn't even get a chance to say goodbye." ... Determined to learn to drive, she finds herself matched up with Scott, an uptight driving instructor who is everything she is not
We need to talk about Kevin by Lionel Shriver( Visual )

10 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 1,250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kevin's mother struggles to love her strange child, despite the increasingly vicious things he says and does as he grows up. But Kevin is just getting started, and his final act will be beyond anything anyone imagined
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