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UK Film Council

Overview
Works: 297 works in 944 publications in 4 languages and 80,002 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Historical films  Film adaptations  Biographical films  History  Romance films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Comedy films  Biography  Romantic comedy films 
Roles: prn, Producer
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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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 3,390 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 Forest Whitaker( Visual )

12 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 2,544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles Idi Amin's rise and fall. Amin's despotic reign of terror is viewed through the eyes of Nicholas Garrigan, a Scottish doctor who arrives in Uganda in the early 1970s. He gains Amin's trust and becomes his personal physician. Garrigan's perspective as an outsider causes him to be initially impressed by Amin's calculated rise to power. Amin is both charismatic and horribly destructive. Garrigan's dream life becomes a walking nightmare of betrayal and madness from which there is no escape
Girl with a pearl earring by Peter Webber( Visual )

22 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and Turkish and held by 2,352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Delft, Holland. Seventeen-year-old Griet becomes a maid in the house of Johannes Vermeer, where she gradually attracts the master painter's attention. Johannes and Griet must hide their inspiration of each other from his volatile wife, Catharina. The wealthy and trouble-making Master van Ruijven senses the intimacy between the artist and his maid, and contrives a commission for Vermeer to paint Greet alone. The result will be one of the greatest paintings ever created, but at what cost?"--Container
Becoming Jane by Anne Hathaway( Visual )

16 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 2,202 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 )

12 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in English and held by 2,174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A surprising and intimate portrait of a woman [Margaret Thatcher] who smashed through barriers of gender and class to be heard in a male-dominated world. It is a film about power and the price that is paid for power."--Container
Miss Potter by Ewan McGregor( Visual )

17 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and French and held by 1,940 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 )

19 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in English and held by 1,883 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 )

12 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,783 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Barbara is a cynical schoolteacher who is close to retirement. Her only means of taking the edge off her desperate loneliness is writing in her journal. Sheba is a younger, attractive woman, who joins the faculty as an art teacher. Barbara watches her from afar and has nothing but caustic things to say in her diary. Barbara finds herself reaching out to Sheba. Sheba responds by inviting her to dinner at her house to meet Sheba's lecturer husband and their two children. Later, when Barbara discovers that Sheba is having a sexual relationship with a 15-year old student, Barbara realizes that knowledge of this secret gives her power over Sheba which she can use for her own purposes. Sheba becomes uneasy with Barbara's friendship. The tenuous relationship between the two women reaches a crisis point when Barbara's cat is dying and she asks Sheba to go with her to the vet. Sheba chooses to go with her family to see their son in a play instead. In revenge, Barbara sets in motion the scandal that will rock both their lives in ways they never imagined
William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice by Michael Radford( Visual )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 1,735 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
The constant gardener by Fernando Meirelles( Visual )

12 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and held by 1,706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A widower is determined to get to the bottom of a potentially explosive secret involving his wife's murder, big business, and corporate corruption
Bright star by Jane Campion( Visual )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in English and held by 1,643 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nineteenth century poet John Keats and the girl next door, Fanny Brawne, started out as unlikely lovers who were totally at odds with each other. However, when Brawne offers to help Keats nurse his seriously ill brother, the two soon became involved in an unstoppable romance that only his untimely death at age 25 could bring to a shattering end
Salmon Fishing in the Yemen by Lasse Hallström( Visual )

13 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 1,607 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
Bride & prejudice by Gurinder Chadha( Visual )

15 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 1,603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on Jane Austen's classic novel, Pride and prejudice, with a Bollywood twist. In Ammritsar, the determined Mrs. Bakshi sets out to find matches for her four daughters. Second sister, Lalita, meets American Will Darcy - is it love?
The woman in black by James Watkins( Visual )

10 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English 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
Ladies in lavender( Visual )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 1,491 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 1,407 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 )

13 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 1,380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

13 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,335 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
Happy-go-lucky by Mike Leigh( Visual )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poppy is a life-loving and irrepressibly cheerful primary school teacher. She is thirty years old, single, and infinitely optimistic and accepting. She lives with her best friend and flatmate Zoe in London. She is tested by a repressed driving instructor with anger problems, and, in turn, she decides to test him. She has exciting flamenco lessons, an encounter with a homeless man, an argument with her pregnant sister, and a love-affair with the social worker guiding one of her students
We need to talk about Kevin by Lionel Shriver( Visual )

10 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 1,256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This thriller explores the fractious relationship between a mother and her evil son
 
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controlled identityFilm Council (Great Britain)

UKフィルム・カウンシル

英国电影理事会

英國電影理事會

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English (265)

French (3)

Spanish (2)

Turkish (2)

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