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UK Film Council

Overview
Works: 342 works in 1,281 publications in 5 languages and 81,480 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Historical films  Film adaptations  Biographical films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  History  Romance films  Comedy films  Biography  Romantic comedy films 
Roles: Producer, prn, pre
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by UK Film Council
The King's Speech by Tom Hooper( Visual )

44 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 3,478 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 )

23 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and French and held by 2,595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nick Garrigan has just graduated from medical school in his native Scotland. Seeking a change, he travels to 1970's era Uganda with the vague but well-intentioned notion of providing aid to the impoverished locals. After aiding newly-appointed dictator Idi Amin in a car collision, Amin asks Nick to serve as his personal physician
Girl with a pearl earring by Peter Webber( Visual )

30 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and Turkish and held by 2,346 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 )

21 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 2,139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The year is 1795 and the feisty 20-year-old Jane Austen is an emerging writer who already sees a world beyond class and commerce, beyond pride and prejudice, and dreams of doing what was nearly unthinkable - marrying for love. Naturally, her parents are searching for a wealthy, well-appointed husband to assure their daughter's future social standing. As a prospective match for Jane, her parents are eyeing Mr. Wisley. He is the nephew to the very formidable, not to mention very rich, local aristocrat Lady Gresham. But when Jane meets the roguish and decidedly non-aristocratic Tom Lefroy, sparks soon fly along with the sharp repartee. His intellect and arrogance raise her ire, only to knock her head over heels. Now, 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 held by 2,130 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
Man on wire by James Marsh( Visual )

28 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,918 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
Miss Potter by Chris Noonan( Visual )

14 editions published between 2006 and 2017 in English and held by 1,823 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
Notes on a scandal by Richard Eyre( Visual )

18 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and French and held by 1,775 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dench mesmerizes as Barbara Covett, 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 Michael Radford( Visual )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in English and Italian and held by 1,720 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 )

15 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and held by 1,677 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After his wife is murdered in Kenya, Justin Quayle, a mild, low-level diplomat and a constant gardener, must investigate his wife's death, their relationship, and his own heart. In flashbacks, we see them meet, marry, and fall in love; we follow her in the teeming streets and clinics of Nairobi, usually accompanying Arnold Bluhm, a Black doctor with whom she spent the night before her murder, and who, after robbers, is the prime suspect. In his own investigation, Justin must not quail as he faces his memories, his colleagues, local police, hired thugs, and a nasty corporate CEO. Help and connections, as well as conspiracies, come from unexpected places
Salmon fishing in the Yemen by Lasse Hallstro̊m( Visual )

17 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 1,625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A 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
Bright star by Jane Campion( Visual )

17 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in English and held by 1,591 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
The woman in black by James Watkins( Visual )

13 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 1,578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Bride & prejudice by Gurinder Chadha( Visual )

16 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 1,551 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?
Ladies in lavender( Visual )

10 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 1,496 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 )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and Turkish and held by 1,391 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 )

16 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vera Drake tells of a woman in 1950s England who is devoted to caring for her family, but secretly aids women who want to terminate unwanted pregnancies. When the authorities find her out, Vera's world and family life rapidly unravel
Brideshead revisited by Matthew Goode( Visual )

18 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,267 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
We need to talk about Kevin by Lynne Ramsay( Visual )

17 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,255 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."--Imdb
Happy-go-lucky by Mike Leigh( Visual )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2017 in English and held by 1,219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A look at a few chapters in the life of Poppy, a cheery, colorful, North London schoolteacher whose optimism tends to exasperate those around her."--IMDb (viewed September 18, 2018.)
 
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