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Macfadyen, Matthew 1974-

Works: 201 works in 541 publications in 5 languages and 21,086 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Television adaptations  Fiction  Television programs  Detective and mystery television programs  Film and video adaptations  Humor  Historical films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Author, Contributor
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Matthew Macfadyen
Pride & prejudice by Jane Austen( Visual )
50 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 3,376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mr. Bennet is an English gentleman living in Hartfordshire with his overbearing wife and 5 daughters. There is the beautiful Jane, the clever Elizabeth, the bookish Mary, the immature Kitty and the wild Lydia. Unfortunately, if Mr. Bennet dies their house will be inherited by a distant cousin whom they have never met. The family's future happiness and security is dependent on the daughters making good marriages. Life is uneventful until the arrival in the neighbourhood of the rich gentleman Mr. Bingley, who rents a large house so he can spend the summer in the country. Mr Bingley brings with him his sister and the dashing, rich, but proud Mr. Darcy. Love soon buds for one of the Bennet sisters, while another sister may have jumped to a hasty prejudgment. For the Bennet sisters many trials and tribulations stand between them and their happiness
Frost/Nixon by Ron Howard( Visual )
12 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 2,199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Anna Karenina by Keira Knightley( Visual )
16 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,045 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Set in late 19th century Russia high-society, the aristocrat Anna Karenina enters into a life-changing affair with the affluent Count Vronsky
The pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett( Visual )
18 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 1,436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1120 A.D., the heir to the English throne dies when the royal ship burns at sea. The King calls on his subjects to accept his daughter Maud as ruler until her son comes of age, but the church backs his nephew Stephen. Squire Bartholomew pledges his loyalty to Maud and is thrown in jail, leaving his daughter Aliena and son Richard alone. Maud goes and raises an army in France and attacks Stephen. Meanwhile, Tom Builder is destined to construct a cathedral in Kingsbridge . His ally is Prior Philip, who learns to be a good politician as he watches over his flock and his cathedral. Tom also has the headaches of refereeing between his son Alfred and headstrong Jack, one of his better stone carvers. Against this backdrop of war and monumental construction, are all the elements common to epic storytelling: heroes and villains, trust and treachery, fate and the struggle against it
Robin Hood by Guthrie CSD( Visual )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In times of tyranny and injustice when law oppresses the people, the outlaw takes his place in history. England at the turn of the 12th century was such a time. King Richard the Lionheart, bankrupt of wealth and glory, is plundering his way back to England after ten years on his crusade. In his army is an archer named Robin Longstride. This is the story of his return home where, for defending the weak against the strong, he will be condemned to live outside the law. Whether thief or hero, one man from humble beginnings will become an eternal symbol of freedom for his people. And so the legend begins
The three musketeers ( Visual )
22 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The hot-headed young D'Artagnan joins forces with three veteran Musketeers to prevent the villainous Cardinal Richelieu from seizing the French throne and engulfing Europe in war
Death at a funeral by Matthew Macfadyen( Visual )
20 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Daniel is a decent young man who is married to Jane. They live at his father's home. When his father dies, it his up to him to organize his funeral. On the morning of the funeral, with a suitably grave expression on his face, Daniel is ready to welcome his father's friends and relatives. But preserving the dignity inherent in such a circumstance will be a hard task. Particularly with an undertaker who botches his work ; his famous, but selfish brother has returned from the USA ; his cousin's fianceĢ has accidentally ingested drugs ; a man takes advantage of the sad event to win back the heart, or rather the body, of a woman who is about to marry another ; a handicapped old uncle who is also the most unbearable pain in the neck. To cap it all, Daniel notices the presence among the mourners of a mysterious dwarf nobody else seems to know
Little Dorrit ( Visual )
18 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and German and held by 1,178 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
The way we live now by Anthony Trollope( Visual )
17 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 864 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This satire of Victorian society shows the trials and tribulations of young love, the pettiness of upper class life, the raw energy and excitement of the most powerful city the world had ever seen, and the greed and corruption that lay just below its glittering surface
Ripper Street [season one] ( Visual )
12 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 691 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Haunted by the failure to catch London's most evil killer, Jack the Ripper, Inspector Edmund Reid now heads up the notorious H Division, the toughest police district in the East End. Reid and his men find themselves fighting to uphold justice and the rule of law, always fearing the Ripper is coming back for another reign of terror
Any human heart ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Every life is ordinary and extraordinary. Logan Mountstuart's is a rich tapestry of both. Experience Logan at different points in his life in this provocative glimpse at one man's quest for glory and bliss. Any Human Heart is the story of a full life, lived with passion; expansive, rich, unsentimental, comic, and profoundly moving
MI-5 by David Wolstencroft( Visual )
8 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and French and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Enter the thrilling world of MI-5--the UK's clandestine security service, and meet the people who make up the elite team. They tackle organized crime, terrorist activities, embassy sieges, weapons proliferation and anarchists, not to mention the conflicts and power struggles back in the office
MI-5 ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and French and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The threat to national security increases and the need to thwart the activities of terrorists operating within the UK becomes more urgent
MI-5 ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and French and held by 469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Worlds collide and nothing is what it seems in the thrilling new installment of MI-5. While Tom has been branded a traitor, and Harry is in the hospital, an enigmatic agent, Adam Carter, has been recruited from MI-6 to help pick up the broken pieces
Ripper Street ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Haunted by the failure to catch Jack the Ripper, Inspector Edmund Reid is charged with keeping order in the blood-stained streets of Whitechapel. Reid and his men find themselves fighting to uphold justice and the rule of law. But always in the background lurks the fear of the Ripper
Incendiary by Sharon Maguire( Visual )
5 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A young wife and mother suffers a devastating loss when London is rocked by a shocking terrorist bombing in this dramatic thriller. Wracked with guilt over an extramarital affair, and trying to piece her shattered life back together, she becomes embroiled in the police investigation of the attack, and discovers that the authorities will do anything to cover up the terrifying truth behind it
Agatha Christie Marple ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Miss Marple returns to help solve mysteries with her keen powers of observation and her quiet common-sense analysis. A pocket full of rye: Who poisoned the wealthy businessman Rex rotescue? Miss Marple barely has time to ponder this question before her former maid Gladys turns up strangled on the Fortescue estate. Murder is Easy: Murder is easy, says elederly Miss Pinkerton to Miss Marple during a chance encounter on a train. However, when Miss Pinkerton herself dies, Miss Marple believes it was no accident. The Do it with Mirrors: Miss Marple's old friend Carrie-Louise has always had a soft heart for charitable causes. This time it's juvenile criminals lodged in a reformatory on her estate. Murder and mystery follow needing Miss Marple's sleuthing skills. Why Didn't they Ask Evans? A dying man's last words turn young Bobby Attfield into an amateur detective. With the help of two assistants, socialite Frankie Derwent and Jane Marple, he sets out to solve the riddle they pose
Stephen Poliakoff's Almost strangers ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When Daniel attends a family reunion with his parents, he discovers a world he hardly knew existed. Seduced by the allure of his new world, Daniel adopts the role of go-between for his glamorous Aunt Alice and his cousins Rebecca and Charles
Criminal justice ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the second series, woman is charged with stabbing her barrister husband as he lay in bed. The officials investigating the case are in no doubt as to her guilt, though her motives are called into question. As she passes through the British legal system under constant scrutiny, the terrible consequences of her actions become clear
In my father's den by Brad McGann( Visual )
10 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Paul, a battle-weary war photographer, returns to his remote New Zealand hometown when his father dies and faces the past he left behind. To his surprise, he also finds the sixteen-year old Celia, the daugher of this first girlfriend who hungers for the world beyond her small town. When Celia goes missing Paul becomes increasingly persecuted as the prime suspect in her disappearance. He is forced to confront the family tragedy and betrayal he ran from as a youth, and to face the consequences of silence and secrecy that have surrounded his adult life
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English (221)
German (6)
French (3)
Chinese (2)
Spanish (1)