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Somerville, Geraldine

Overview
Works: 18 works in 59 publications in 2 languages and 4,136 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Romance films  Disaster films  Detective and mystery films  Television mini-series  History  Historical films  Biographical films  Comedy films  Television programs 
Roles: Actor, Narrator
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Geraldine Somerville
Gosford Park by Robert Altman( Visual )

12 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and German and held by 1,842 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What starts out as a typical country party at Gosford Park turns into something more sinister when one of the guests turns up dead. The servants have just as many secrets as the aristocratic guests, and everyone is under suspicion
Titanic by James Cameron( Visual )

10 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and German and held by 606 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brought to life by a stellar, award-winning ensemble cast and featuring stunning visual effects, Titanic is an extraordinary retelling of the doomed voyage that follows the destinies of the Titanic's victims and survivors as their stories of passion, betrayal, and hope unfold amidst the tragic events of the ship's final hours. This multi-million dollar television event is an extraordinary re-telling of that doomed voyage, cleverly weaving action, mystery and romantic plots before coming together in an explosive and unforgettable finale. As the story unfolds over each film, we follow events through the eyes of a host of characters from across the social spectrum, offering a captivating insight into the world of 1912 and the tragic events leading up to the icy deaths of 1517 passengers. Backed by major broadcasters around the world, Titanic is a fitting and spectacular centrepiece for this year's landmark anniversary. This TV series is from the creator of Oscar-winning writer, Julian Fellowes (Downton Abbey). This includes: Words of the Titanic - A specially commissioned 60 minutes documentary marking the 100th anniversary of Titanic's fateful voyage, voices of the past speak to us through the mouths of living contributors. Famous faces join with the relatives of those who were on the Titanic to read the words of original letters, diaries and memoirs in the powerful landmark documentary. Narrated by Charles Dance (Gosford Park, Game of Thrones), the cast includes Roger Allam, Richard E Grant, James Wilby, Nancy Carroll and Anna Madeley who paint a fresh and vivid picture of the events building up to the fateful night in April 1912. From the engine room skivvies to the ships commanders, from the plight of the 3rd class passengers to the stories of the 1st class state room passengers, their testimonies combined to create colourful and deeply moving accounts of the doomed voyage and its effect on the lives of the survivors
Grace of Monaco by Olivier Dahan( Visual )

6 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grace Kelly is a huge movie star with the promise of a glittering career when she marries Prince Rainier of Monaco in 1956. Six years later, with her marriage in serious difficulty, Alfred Hitchcock offers her the chance to return to Hollywood to play the role of Marnie in his next film. But France is also threatening to annex Monaco, the tiny principality where she became the Princess. Grace is torn and forced to choose between the creative flame that still burns within her and her role as Her Serene Highness, Princess of Monaco
Aristocrats( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paints an intimate portrait of the 18th-century upper-class life in England and Ireland through the eyes of four beautiful high-born sisters. Well-educated, strong-minded, and distinctly individual, they take charge of their own lives, tempting scandal with their unconventional ideas about love, marriage, education, and fidelity
The black velvet gown( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tale of a grumpy academic and the lower-class woman who joins his household staff. He bucks the class prejudices of the time by showing compassion and trying to educate her children
Daphne : the secret love life of Daphne du Maurier( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Daphne called herself "a boy in a box" and this shows how Daphne's incendiary love life formed her writing. Charts the story of Daphne's unrequited passion for the beautiful and glamorous American heiress, Ellen Doubleday, and how the play she wrote about this forbidden desire led her to a life-changing love affair with the irreverent, fun-loving actress Gertrude Lawrence. Based on personal letters and biographies
Miracle at Oxford( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The inspirational account of a team rising to meet the ultimate challenge of winning back its honor. To Oxford University, "The Boat Race"--An annual rowing competition between Oxford and its archrival Cambridge - is more important than the Olympics. So when Oxford's long winning streak ends in humiliating defeat, they vow victory the next year at all costs. But the method they choose threatens to tear the team apart while setting up a struggle between old-school traditions and modern rivalry. In order to restore the pride of Oxford, they must rally together to achieve their one common goal
Aristocrats by Harriet O'Carroll( Visual )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the true story of the four daughters of the Duke of Richmond, great-granddaughters of King Charles II, whose triumphs and scandals rocked England for nearly a century
Heartstones by Ruth Rendell( Recording )

6 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When her mother dies of cancer and her father plans to remarry, a 16-year-old girl's thoughts turn to murder
Cracker( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two social rejects meet in a pub one night and join forces. They murder a local loan shark and then set their sights on one of the detectives looking for them. Fitz helps the police investigate the case in his own peculiar style
Cracker( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The brash and brilliant forensic psychologist, Dr. Edward "Fitz" Fitzgerald proves himself an invaluable asset to the police but his boorish personality makes it difficult for colleagues and family
Cracker( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Albie is angry at the world. He has just buried his Father, his wife left him several years before but he was a good father to his daughter and made sure both women were taken care of. However, he is fed up at being just a face in the crowd ... then a dispute with a shopkeeper sets him off and leads to a series of murders
Cracker( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A man kills a prostitute when he finds he's unable to pay her and she threatens to tell his wife. The case becomes more complicated when a second prostitute is murdered and the evidences points to the same killer. The only problem is that the suspected killer was in police custody at the time of the murder
Cracker( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A businessman in Hong Kong has been having trouble at work. At home, his girlfriend is pregnant but insists on having an abortion because of his financial troubles. This pushes him over the edge: he kills a fellow businessman and his girlfriend's doctor. Fitz is in Hong Kong on a lecture tour and works with the local police to solve the case
Cracker( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cracker and the police investigate the murder of the 13-year old boy who was found hanging in a tree. It is quickly determined that the boy was strangled and the hanging was staged. Fitz identifies one of the boy's teachers as a likely suspect but realizes too late that he may have made a mistake
Cracker( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fitz is assisting the police in identifying a serial rapist. The squad has differing opinions on how to deal with the rapist
Catherine Cookson's the black velvet gown by Catherine Cookson( Visual )

5 editions published between 1991 and 2005 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A widow with three children takes a job as housekeeper to a reclusive teacher who has a strange hold over her and her daughter's future
Grace of Monaco( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Grace Kelly is a huge movie star with the promise of a glittering career when she marries Prince Rainier of Monaco in 1956. Six years later, with her marriage in serious difficulty, Alfred Hitchcock offers her the chance to return to Hollywood to play the role of Marnie in his next film. But France is also threatening to annex Monaco, the tiny principality where she became the Princess. Grace is torn and forced to choose between the creative flame that still burns within her and her role as Her Serene Highness, Princess of Monaco
 
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