WorldCat Identities

Allam, Roger

Works: 117 works in 501 publications in 7 languages and 27,579 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Historical films  History  Fiction  Biographical films  Film adaptations  Action and adventure films  War films  Science fiction films  Comedy films 
Roles: Actor, Narrator, Performer, Author, Singer
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Roger Allam
The Queen by Stephen Frears( Visual )

30 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,748 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Following the death of Princess Diana, the queen and her family remain hidden behind tradition and the closed doors of Balmoral. While the heartbroken public becomes disillusioned with their queen's absence, an increasingly popular prime minister, Tony Blair, must convince the monarchy that its desire for privacy could lead to its downfall
The book thief by Brian Percival( Visual )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 2,696 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 English and Spanish and held by 2,519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A surprising and intimate portrait of a woman [Margaret Thatcher] who smashed through barriers of gender and class to be heard in a male-dominated world. It is a film about power and the price that is paid for power."--Container
V for Vendetta by James McTeigue( Visual )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 1,999 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Watchmen : In the United States, costumed superheroes are part of the fabric of everyday society. But, when one of his former colleagues is murdered, the washed-up, but no less determined, masked vigilante Rorschach sets out to uncover the plot to kill and discredit all past and present superheroes. As he reconnects with his former crime-fighting legion, a ragtag group of retired superheroes, only one of whom has true powers, Rorschach glimpses a wide-ranging and disturbing conspiracy with links to their shared past and catastrophic consequences for the future
The lady in the van by Nicholas Hytner( Visual )

10 editions published in 2016 in English and German and held by 1,626 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Lady in the Van tells the true story of Alan Bennett's strained friendship with Miss Mary Shepherd, an eccentric homeless woman whom Bennett befriended in the 1970s before allowing her temporarily to park her Bedford van in the driveway of his Camden home. She stayed there for 15 years. As the story develops Bennett learns that Miss Shepherd is really Margaret Fairchild (died 1989), a former gifted pupil of the pianist Alfred Cortot. She had played Chopin in a promenade concert, tried to become a nun, was committed to an institution by her brother, escaped, had an accident when her van was hit by a motorcyclist for which she believed herself to blame, and thereafter lived in fear of arrest
Endeavour( Visual )

19 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 1,369 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 1,250 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 )

23 editions published in 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,204 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
Only time will tell by Jeffrey Archer( Recording )

19 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,172 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
Speed Racer by Lilly Wachowski( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1,150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With the support of his family and his loyal girlfriend Trixie, Speed teams with his one-time rival, the mysterious Racer X, to win the race that took his brother's life: the death-defying, cross-country rally known as the Crucible
Paths of glory : a novel by Jeffrey Archer( Recording )

24 editions published in 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,136 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 )

10 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and held by 805 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
Endeavour by Michael Matus( Visual )

7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 794 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The continuing stories of rookie Constable Morse. Shaun Evans (The Take, The Virgin Queen) stars as the young Endeavour Morse, before his signature red Jaguar, but with his deductive powers already running in high gear. Four new episodes and the pilot is included
Parade's end by Susanna White( Visual )

18 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and German and held by 745 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 )

38 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 682 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 612 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
Tamara Drewe by Stephen Frears( Visual )

25 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 596 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
The angels' share by Ken Loach( Visual )

15 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 502 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 )

11 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in English and held by 370 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 first installment of Shakespeare's gripping account of the rise of Hal from idle barfly to monarch-in-waiting
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V for Vendetta
SolarOnly time will tellSpeed RacerPaths of glory : a novelWilliam Shakespeare's The taming of the shrewLes misérables : original Broadway cast recording