WorldCat Identities

Allam, Roger

Overview
Works: 53 works in 226 publications in 1 language and 20,043 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Historical films  History  Fiction  Biographical films  Film adaptations  War films  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  Action and adventure films  Science fiction films 
Roles: Actor, Narrator, Performer, Singer
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Roger Allam
The Queen by Stephen Frears( Visual )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 2,658 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 )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 2,630 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The profoundly moving story of a girl who transforms the lives of those around her in Germany during World War II. 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 )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and held by 2,436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An intimate portrait of Margaret Thatcher, the first female Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, one of the 20th century's most famous and influential
Solar by Ian McEwan( Recording )

17 editions published in 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nobel Prize-winning physicist Michael Beard coasts through life, lending his name to scientific institutions, lecturing for a high price, and listlessly participating in an effort to end global warming. But when his fifth wife reveals her infidelities, Michael realizes he's still in love with her even as their relationship collapses. Decidedly taking advantage of an unexpected opportunity, Michael travels to New Mexico, hoping to save his career and marriage by stopping an ecological disaster
A prisoner of birth by Jeffrey Archer( Recording )

23 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 1,226 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
Paths of glory a novel by Jeffrey Archer( Recording )

19 editions published in 2009 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,165 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
Only time will tell by Jeffrey Archer( Recording )

17 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,161 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
The Wind That Shakes the Barley by Ken Loach( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,155 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
Endeavour( Visual )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 706 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
Endeavour( Visual )

3 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 656 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The continuing stories of rookie Constable Morse
Parade's end by Benedict Cumberbatch( Visual )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the dying days of Edwardian England, English aristocrat Christopher Tietjens finds himself marrying Sylvia, a beautiful but cruel socialite who is pregnant with a child who may or may not be his. Christopher is determined to remain loyal to his wife, but his life is transformed the day he meets Valentine Wannop, a fearless young suffragette. Moving from the glittering yet shallow world of London high society to the trench-scarred battlefields of France, Parade's end is the story of one of the defining eras of the last century; a time when old certainties are being torn down and lives are changed forever."--Container
V for vendetta by James McTeigue( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 601 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
Les misérables the musical that swept the world : in concert at the Royal Albert Hall by Claude-Michel Schönberg( Recording )

28 editions published between 1985 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Musical set in the period of the French Revolution of 1832
Endeavour( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1965, the young Detective Constable Endeavour Morse is recruited into the hunt for a missing schoolgirl and finds himself in the midst of a murder investigation
Tamara Drewe by Stephen Frears( Visual )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A young newspaper writer returns to her hometown in the English countryside, where her childhood home is being prepped for sale"--from www.imdb.com
The angels' share by Ken Loach( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Escaping a prison sentence by the skin of his teeth, the wayward and disillusioned Robbie is given one last chance to turn his life around. Together the four friends he embarks on an adventure and discovers that turning to drink might just change their lives - not cheap fortified wine, but the best malt whiskies in the world
Henry IV, part 1 by William Shakespeare( Visual )

2 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 391 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
Henry IV, part 2 by William Shakespeare( Visual )

2 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part 2 includes some of the greatest moments in Shakespeare: the deathbed scene of the old King henry IV, when Hal contemplates the crown; and Hal's devastating rejection of Falstaff himself
Stranded( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The shipwrecked Robinson family finds new life on a deserted island far from civilization
The tempest by Ian Russell( Visual )

3 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prospero, the rightful Duke of Milan, plots to restore his daughter Miranda to her rightful place
 
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