WorldCat Identities

Allam, Roger

Overview
Works: 194 works in 649 publications in 5 languages and 27,170 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Historical films  History  Film adaptations  Biographical films  Fiction  War films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Comedy films  Science fiction films 
Roles: Actor, Narrator, Performer, Author, Other, Singer
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Roger Allam
 
Most widely held works by Roger Allam
The book thief by Brian Percival( Visual )

29 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 2,939 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 )

13 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 2,683 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 )

23 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 2,486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A surprising and intimate portrait of Margaret Thatcher, the first 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 )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 2,013 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A masked avenger leads a revolution against tyranny in a futuristic, totalitarian Britain."--Publisher description
The lady in the van by Nicholas Hytner( Visual )

11 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,607 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
A prisoner of birth by Jeffrey Archer( Recording )

29 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

If Danny Cartwright had proposed to Beth Wilson the day before, or the day after, he would not have been arrested and charged with the murder of his best friend. But when the four prosecution witnesses are a barrister, a popular actor, an aristocrat, and the youngest partner in an established firm's history, who is going to believe his side of the story? Danny is sentenced to twenty-two years and sent to Belmarsh prison, the highest-security jail in the land, from where no inmate has ever escaped. However, Spencer Craig, Lawrence Davenport, Gerald Payne, and Toby Mortimer all underestimate Danny's determination to seek revenge, and Beth's relentless quest to pursue justice, which ends up with all four fighting for their lives
Solar by Ian McEwan( Recording )

27 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,141 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
The Wind That Shakes the Barley by Ken Loach( Visual )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and Turkish and held by 1,141 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
Only time will tell by Jeffrey Archer( Recording )

18 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,129 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
Endeavour by Michael Matus( Visual )

11 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 915 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
Paths of glory : a novel by Jeffrey Archer( Recording )

7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 910 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
Endeavour by Shaun Evans( Visual )

15 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 900 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The continuing stories of rookie Constable Morse
Parade's end by Susanna White( Visual )

17 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and German and held by 781 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
William Shakespeare's The taming of the shrew by William Shakespeare( Recording )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 720 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 Shaun Evans( Visual )

10 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 686 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Following the finale of Season three, Oxford's finest are picking up the pieces of their personal and professional lives. DC Endeavour Morse awaits the result of his Sergeant's Exam, while DI Fred Thursday and his wife Win struggle to cope with their children flying the nest. With sam gone to the Army and the traumatized Joan gone off to who knows where, there are even greater challenges still to face
Endeavour( Visual )

8 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As 1968 dawns, a year of change promises to disrupt the private and professional lives of Endeavour Morse and his colleagues. Endeavour's recent promotion leads him to reluctantly mentor new recruit Fancy, while Thursday is beginning to think about life after the police. But in Oxford, crime never sleeps, and the team continues to be challenged by mysterious and intriguing cases of murder, greed, and deception. Meanwhile, the rise of organized crime in the city promises to changes Oxford forever. When 1968 comes to a close, will things at Cowley Police Station ever be the same again?
Endeavour( Visual )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and German and held by 518 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 )

18 editions published between 2012 and 2018 in English and German and held by 515 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
Tamara Drewe by Stephen Frears( Visual )

15 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and German and held by 483 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
Henry IV, part 1 by Robin Lough( Visual )

9 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in English and held by 309 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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English (275)

German (5)

Spanish (2)

French (1)

Turkish (1)