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Porter, Eric 1928-1995

Works: 242 works in 584 publications in 5 languages and 10,538 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Television adaptations  Made-for-TV movies  History  Historical television programs  Television mini-series  Tragedies (Drama)  Filmed plays  Television plays 
Roles: Actor, Narrator, Performer, Costume designer, Author
Classifications: PR2807.A2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Eric Porter
Most widely held works by Eric Porter
The world at war( Visual )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 1,131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An extraordinary collection of newsreel, propaganda, and home-movie footage drawn from the archives of 18 nations, including color close-ups of Adolf Hitler taken by his mistress, that present an unvarnished perspective of the war's pivotal events. Penetrating interviews with eyewitness participants, from Hitler's secretary to Alger Hiss to ordinary citizens who stood outside the battle lines, and spine-tingling, first-hand accounts to an already unforgettable experience
Hamlet by William Shakespeare( Visual )

66 editions published between 1979 and 2010 in English and Dutch and held by 1,020 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dramatization of William Shakespeare's play
Hamlet, Prince of Denmark by Derek Sellen( Visual )

5 editions published between 1980 and 2006 in English and held by 1,003 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Danish prince avenges the murder of his father, the king, by killing his uncle Claudius who murdered the king, usurped the throne, and married Hamlet's mother, Gertrude. Hamlet, considered the most complex of all Shakespeare's characters, examines the fundamental issues of justice, guilt, and death
The day of the jackal by Frederick Forsyth( Visual )

13 editions published between 1973 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 897 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on Frederick Forsyth's best-selling novel of political intrigue, The Day of the Jackal, tells of a cold, suave British assassin hired by the French OAS to kill General Charles de Gaulle. Nameless and faceless, the killer, known by the code name of Jackal (Edward Fox), relentlessly moves toward the date with death that would rock the world. The tension mounts as the methodical preparations of the Jackal are paralleled with the efforts of the police to uncover the plot, which gives the story non-stop, edge-of-your-seat suspense
Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens( Visual )

37 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 808 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Born into a miserable workhouse orphanage, Oliver eventually flees to London, where the cheerful Artful Dodger immediately befriends him and introduces him to the villainous Fagin and his gang of thieves. Temporarily rescued from the prospect of a life of crime by the kindly Mr. Brownlow, Oliver finds himself pursued by savage thief Bill Sikes and the enigmatic Monks
Nicholas and Alexandra by Franklin J Schaffner( Visual )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over the years Tsar Nicholas cannot satisfy the needs of the people or prevent Russia's entry into World War I, and the Empress falls under the spell of the evil monk, Rasputin
The Forsyte saga by John Galsworthy( Visual )

11 editions published between 1967 and 2004 in English and held by 510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1969, an internationally acclaimed BBC show began airing on the fledgling public broadcasting network. The Forsyte Saga, in telling the remarkable story of a nouveau riche English family, introduced America to a new kind of TV. Millions of Americans devoted the next half-year of their lives to following the frank treatment of all sins, foibles and peccadilloes of the Forsytes and their circle. The passing decades can never the erase the memory of their extraordinary evenings with the Forsytes: Kenneth More as Jo, the philosophical outsider; Eric Porter as Soames, the grasping man of property; Nyree Dawn Porter as Irene, "born to be loved and to love" and in later episodes, Susan Hampshire in an Emmy-winning performance as Fleur, Soame's 'restless' daughter. The series was so popular that Masterpiece Theatre was created to meet the new demand for great literary adaptations. With 150 characters, 2,000 separate costumes and over 100 sets, this sprawling yet intimate saga continues to move, provoke and entrance viewers today."--Publisher
Antony & Cleopatra by William Shakespeare( Visual )

7 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in English and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Epic adaptation of Shakespeare's love story of Marc Antony and the seductress Cleopatra
The adventures of Sherlock Holmes( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enjoy the spellbinding adventures of the world's greatest detective in these made-for-television dramatizations of the stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Anna Karenina by Nicola Pagett( Visual )

21 editions published between 1977 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discover the epic saga of love, marriage, heartbreak, and tragedy among the 19th-century aristocracy in Anna Karenina. Young, vivacious, and breathtakingly beautiful, Anna seems resigned to a passionless marriage of convenience. But when she meets the dashing soldier, Count Vronsky, she risks scandal and ruin to pursue true love. Experience the unbridled passion and of Anna's star-crossed affair and its far-reaching effects on her family, friends, and social order
Why didn't they ask Evans? by Agatha Christie( Visual )

8 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in English and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Queen of Crime, Agatha Christie, comes a tale of murder, mystery and mistaken identity. When Bobby Jones comes across a dying man and the photograph of a beautiful young woman, his interest is snared; especially when the photograph is later switched for one of someone else. With the help of his good friend Lady Frances Derwant, Bobby investigates. Following a trail of clues and setting up an elaborate charade in order to insinuate themselves into the Bassington-ffrench household, their trail leads them into a world of morphine addiction, psychiatric clinics, enticing inheritances and, of course, murder. But who is the mysterious, trembling young wife of the hard-edged Dr. Nicholson; why is someone out to silence Bobby Jones; and what is the meaning of the dead man's dying words... Why didn't they ask Evans?
The jewel in the crown by Canadian Broadcasting Corporation( Visual )

8 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in English and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hailed by critics as one of the most thoughtful and important TV dramas ever, the sweeping fourteen-part remastered adaptation of Paul Scott's Raj Quartet is the story of the men and women of both ruling and ruled classes of WWII India, trying amidst the turmoil to come to terms with the drastic changes taking place around them, knowing that their lives will never be the same again
The World at War by Jeremy Isaacs( Visual )

9 editions published between 1973 and 2003 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through actual film footage, depicts the horror and heroism of World War II
The dramatic works of William Shakespeare( Visual )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dramatization of five of Shakespeare's tragic plays, featuring some of Britain's most distinguished actors and directors
Winston Churchill, the wilderness years( Visual )

8 editions published between 1986 and 2005 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dramatization of the life and career of Winston Churchill between 1929 and 1939
The world at war( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hitler's Germany, the People's Community 1933-1939: The harsh outcome of the First World War left Germany ripe for Adolf Hitler and his Nazi party's swift rise to power, promising a devastated nation's return to international prominence. With its stark, eye-catching iconography and Aryan ideals, the Third Reich set the stage for the 20th century's Second World War
The world at war( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An historical collection of the words and film footage of World War II featuring interviews with statesmen and military leaders of the time
The world at war( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From war to peace: Renowned historian Stephen Ambrose examines the aftermath of World War II. Was peace truly gained? Or did a new war, with weapons of policy, take it place?
Hitler : the last ten days by Gerhard Boldt( Visual )

2 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hitler's last days in an underground bunker give insight to his special breed of madness. The Fuehrer sits with chief leaders on his 56th birthday and watches the collapse of Nazi Germany while eating chocolate cake. As the reports of advancing Red Army troops reach him, Hitler is married to his mistress, Eva Braun. The guests are each given a silver-framed picture of The Fuehrer and two cyanide capsules
Agatha Christie : the Queen of Crime collection( Visual )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sparkling cyanide: An elderly husband and wife are unlikely looking secret agents brought in to investigate the murder of a powerful soccer club manager's beautiful trophy wife at a glitzy champagne event. Why didn't they ask Evans?: A local vicar finds a man lying fatally injured and unconscious on the rocks at the foot of a cliff. His last words before passing were spoken clearly to the vicar "Why didn't they ask Evans?". The Seven Dials mystery: Detective Bundle sets off to solve a grisly crime in which two foreign officers were murdered. The case is made more difficult when she enters the world of espionage and discovers the mysterious Seven Dials Club
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Eric Porter acteur britannique

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Porter, Eric Richard 1928-1995

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The day of the jackalOliver TwistThe adventures of Sherlock HolmesThe world at war