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Allam, Roger

Overview
Works: 111 works in 463 publications in 7 languages and 25,741 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Historical films  Fiction  Film adaptations  Biographical films  War films  Action and adventure films  Science fiction films  Comedy films 
Roles: Actor, Narrator, Performer, Author, Singer
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Roger Allam
The Queen by Stephen Frears( Visual )

29 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,731 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Queen begins with a familiar epigraph "Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown"--Henry IV, Part II. The action of the film takes place during the week following the death, on August 31, 1997 of Diana, Princess of Wales. One of its accomplishments, courtesy of adroit use of newsreel and other contemporary footage, is to remind viewers of the deep sadness that surrounded that event. It is also about the divergent and potentially ruinous ways the monarch and Prime Minister Tony Blair responded to the resulting torrent of national grief
The book thief by Brian Percival( Visual )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 2,677 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The profoundly moving story of a girl who transforms the lives of those around her during World War II, Germany. Although Liesel is illiterate when she is adopted by a German couple, her adoptive father encourages her to learn to read. Ultimately, the power of words helps Liesel and Max, a Jew hiding in the family's home, escape from the events unfolding around them
The Iron Lady by Phyllida Lloyd( Visual )

20 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 2,530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A surprising and intimate portrait of Margaret Thatcher, the first and only 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
V for Vendetta by James McTeigue( Visual )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 1,978 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set against the futuristic landscape of totalitarian Britain, the story of a young working-class woman, Evey, who is rescued from a life-and-death situation by a masked man known only as 'V.' Incomparably charismatic and ferociously skilled in the art of combat and deception, 'V' ignites a revolution when he urges his fellow citizens to rise up against tyranny and oppression. As Evey uncovers the truth about 'V's' mysterious background, she also discovers the truth about herself. She becomes his ally in his plan to bring freedom and justice to a cruel and corrupt society
The lady in the van by Nicholas Hytner( Visual )

6 editions published in 2016 in English and German and held by 1,573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The film tells the true story of the relationship between Alan Bennett and the singular Miss Shepherd, a woman of uncertain origins who 'temporarily' parked her van in Bennett's London driveway and proceeded to live there for fifteen years
Endeavour( Visual )

17 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 1,325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The continuing stories of rookie Constable Morse
The Wind That Shakes the Barley by Ken Loach( Visual )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and Turkish and held by 1,241 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
Solar by Ian McEwan( Recording )

20 editions published in 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nobel Prize-winning physicist Michael Beard is fast approaching 60, a mere shell of the academic titan he once was. While his fifth marriage falls apart, Michael suddenly finds himself with an unexpected opportunity to reinvigorate his career and possibly save humankind from the growing threat of global warming
A prisoner of birth by Jeffrey Archer( Recording )

24 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 1,212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A man framed for the murder of his best friend seeks revenge against the four men who put him in Belmarsh prison, the highest-security jail in the land, from where no inmate has ever escaped
Only time will tell by Jeffrey Archer( Recording )

18 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dock worker in Bristol, Harry Clifton never knew his father, but he learns about life on the docks from his uncle who expects Harry to join him at the shipyard once he's left school. But then his unexpected gift wins him a scholarship to an exclusive boys' school, and his life will never be the same again
Paths of glory : a novel by Jeffrey Archer( Recording )

21 editions published in 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George Mallory was an intelligent student who attended Cambridge and served in World War I. He was an individual that wanted to accomplish great tasks that would ensure him a place in history. At age thirty seven, he decided to climb Mt. Everest and was last seen four hundred feet from the top. In 1999 his body was discovered, and the question of whether he made it to the top remains a mystery
William Shakespeare's The taming of the shrew by William Shakespeare( Recording )

11 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and held by 815 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Padua holds many suitors for the hand of fair Bianca, but Bianca may not be married until her spinster sister Kate is wed. Could any man be rash enough to take Kate on? The witty adventurer Petruchio undertakes the task. While he sets about transforming Kate from foul-tempered termagant to loving wife, young Lucentio and his clever servant Tranio plot to win Bianca. The result is a sparkling comedy of self-delusion and disguise, set in the context of a play within a play"--Container
Endeavour by Michael Matus( Visual )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 749 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The continuing stories of rookie Constable Morse. The young Endeavour Morse is on the case, before his signature red Jaguar, but with his deductive powers already running in high gear
Parade's end by Susanna White( Visual )

18 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and German and held by 735 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set over a tumultuous ten-year period in the early 20th century, this five-hour miniseries tells the story of an honorable Englishman coping with his growing disillusion at the end of a privileged era and the beginning of a new, egalitarian society. As the comfortable certainties of Edwardian England begin to give way to the chaos and destruction of WWI, nobleman Christopher Tietjens puts principles first by marrying Sylvia, a pretty, manipulative socialite who gives birth to a child who may not be his. Christopher endures his new wife's whims and overt indiscretions, foreseeing a cold future with Sylvia at his family's palatial estate, Groby Hall. He finds himself inexorably drawn to a young suffragette, Valentine Wannop, but refuses to give in to their mutual passion or end his marriage with Sylvia, who is alternately infuriated and infatuated by her incorruptible husband. The onset of war, combined with the advent of feminism at home, ushers in far-reaching changes for the English status quo, gradually eroding the constraints that have kept Christopher tethered to his aristocratic past
Les misérables : original Broadway cast recording by Victor Hugo( Recording )

35 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 677 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Musical set in the period of the French Revolution of 1832
Tamara Drewe by Stephen Frears( Visual )

24 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Following the death of her mother, Tamara returns to Ewedown as a smouldering femme fatale, media celebrity and aspiring novelist."--Back cover
Endeavour( Visual )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Last seen languishing in a prison cell and framed for a crime he didn't commit, Endeavour is compelled to return to duty when a young woman's baffling murder requires his singularly cerebral mind to solve
The angels' share by Ken Loach( Visual )

14 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ken Loach directs this Glasgow-set drama about a young juvenile delinquent who is given one last chance to stay out of jail and carve out a future for himself. Small-time criminal and new father Robbie (Paul Brannigan) narrowly escapes a prison sentence after his most recent foray into the world of crime. With the help of a team of supportive community service workers, he makes a last-ditch attempt to get back onto the straight and narrow and to set up a small whisky distillery business
Henry IV, part 1 by William Shakespeare( Visual )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in English and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prince Hal, son of King Henry IV, seems to be squandering his life away with the fat knight Sir John Falstaff and the whores, boozers and petty rogues of Eastcheap. But beside these scenes of glorious misrule gathers a nationwide rebellion led by the Duke of Northumberland and his charismatic son, Hotspur
The second part of King Henry the Fourth containing his death and the coronation of King Henry the Fift by William Shakespeare( Visual )

5 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part 2 includes some of the greatest moments in Shakespeare: the deathbed scene of the old King, when Hal contemplates the crown; and Hal's devastating rejection of Falstaff himself
 
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SolarA prisoner of birthOnly time will tellPaths of glory : a novelWilliam Shakespeare's The taming of the shrewLes misérables : original Broadway cast recording