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Allam, Roger

Overview
Works: 62 works in 366 publications in 7 languages and 24,876 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Historical films  History  Fiction  Biographical films  Film adaptations  War films  Action and adventure films  Comedy 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 book thief by Brian Percival( Visual )

18 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 2,845 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 Queen by Stephen Frears( Visual )

26 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,732 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 Iron Lady by Phyllida Lloyd( Visual )

18 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 2,541 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
The lady in the van by Nicholas Hytner( Visual )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 1,501 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
V for Vendetta by James McTeigue( Visual )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in a future where Germany has won World War II and Britain has become a fascist state, this is 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
Solar by Ian McEwan( Recording )

18 editions published in 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,243 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 1,220 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
The Wind That Shakes the Barley by Ken Loach( Visual )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and Turkish and held by 1,169 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
Paths of glory : a novel by Jeffrey Archer( Recording )

20 editions published in 2009 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,153 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 37, he decided to climb Mt. Everest and was last seen 400 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 )

9 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 897 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
William Shakespeare's The taming of the shrew by William Shakespeare( Recording )

9 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and held by 812 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."
Endeavour( Visual )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 743 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 )

8 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 731 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The continuing stories of rookie Constable Morse
Les misérables : original Broadway cast recording by Victor Hugo( Recording )

34 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 667 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Released after 19 years in hard labor prison for stealing a loaf of bread, Jean Valjean is making a life for himself. With the help of a saintly bishop, he has become a respectable businessman, yet he is continually pursued by the sadistic Inspector Javert
V for Vendetta by James McTeigue( Visual )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 606 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
Tamara Drewe by Stephen Frears( Visual )

22 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tamara Drewe was an ugly duckling when she left town. Years later, she is a sexy swan who has returned to her hometown after the death of her mother. Her plans are to refurbish the family home and put it on the market. It isn't long before Tamara finds herself pursued by three men from her past: Andy, her former boyfriend, Ben, the drummer with a local rock band, and Nicholas, the boy she was infatuated with in her teens
Parade's end( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 597 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
Endeavour( Visual )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 566 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
The angels' share by Ken Loach( Visual )

13 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 498 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
Endeavour( Visual )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 480 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
 
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