WorldCat Identities

Root, Amanda

Overview
Works: 39 works in 192 publications in 2 languages and 9,799 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Fiction  Film adaptations  Historical films  Made-for-TV movies  Biographical films  Detective and mystery television programs  Television adaptations  Domestic fiction  Children's films 
Roles: Actor, Narrator, Performer
Classifications: PR4167, 823.8
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Amanda Root
The Iron Lady by Phyllida Lloyd( Visual )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in English and held by 2,155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meryl Streep (AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY, DOUBT, MAMMA MIA!) gives an OSCAR?-winning performance as Margaret Thatcher in this surprising and intimate portrait of the first and only female Prime Minster of the United Kingdom. Smashing through the barriers of gender and class, Thatcher is arguably one of the 20th century's most influential women. THE IRON LADY weaves the intricacies of Thatcher's personal life with her policy decisions, focusing on the price that she paid for power
Persuasion by Roger Michell( Visual )

61 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 2,132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Anne Elliot turned down Captain Wentworth's proposal of marriage, she allowed herself to be persuaded by her snobbish family's conviction of his unworthiness. But now, after a separation of eight years, Anne Elliot and Captain Wentworth are to meet again and the tables have turned. Her former lover's fortunes have prospered and he is now returned from a career at sea both eligible and affluent. Anne's father, Sir Walter Elliot of Kellynch Hall, has been forced to lease their home and move the family into a rather small abode in Bath. Just as Anne now recognizes the false values that persuaded her to reject Captain Wentworth, so she must accept that his heart now seems set upon the youth and beauty of the impetuous Louisa Musgrove
The BFG by Roald Dahl( Visual )

13 editions published between 1989 and 2016 in English and held by 1,121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One night, Sophie is snatched from her bed at Mrs. Clonkers' orphanage by an awesome giant who whisks her away on a magical and funny adventure
William Shakespeare's Twelfth night by William Shakespeare( Recording )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 690 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Twelfth night is a riotous comedy of hopelessly unrequited passions and mistaken identity. Duke Orsino is in love with the noblewoman Olivia. She, however, has fallen for his servant Cesario, who is actually Viola, a woman disguised as a man, who loves Orsino: confusion is rife. Meanwhile, Olivia's arrogant steward Malvolio is cruelly tricked by her uncle Sir Toby Belch, his friend Sir Andrew Aguecheek and the maidservant Maria into believing his mistress loves him"--Container
Anna Karenina( Visual )

5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A woman risks everything to follow her heart in this stunning adaptation of Leo Tolstoy's powerful tale of love, marriage, and betrayal in imperial Russia. Helen McCrory stars as literature's most tragic adulteress, with Kevin McKidd as her lover, the dashing Count Vronsky, and Stephen Dillane as her cold-hearted husband
Midsomer murders( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The cozy villages of Midsomer County reveal their most sinister secrets in these contemporary British television mysteries. In this episode, as Midsomer Barton celebrates Oak Apple Week, the mother of a former festival queen drowns herself. But is it really suicide?
William Shakespeare's A midsummer night's dream by William Shakespeare( Recording )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Oberon, king of the fairies, uses his magic upon four runaway lovers in a midsummer wood outside Athens, chaos ensues. Who really loves whom?
Foyle's war( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in September and October 1940, Michael Kitchen stars as quietly enigmatic detective Christopher Foyle, whose territory on the south coast of England is rocked by the chaos and danger of World War II
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë( )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicling the life of Jane Eyre, this first-person narrative follows Jane from her time as a young orphan through her eventual marriage. With an abusive childhood spent in the hands of a hateful adopted family, and a tortured adolescence spent under the tutelage of a hypocritical headmaster, Jane eventually finds happiness and satisfaction in her marriage to the ugly yet passionate Rochester
Breaking the code( Visual )

6 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Alan Turing, British mathematical genius and designer of the computer that broke the German Enigma code during World War II, whose admittance to homosexuality at a time when it was illegal presented problems for him, for his family, for his colleagues, and for the State's preoccupation with national security. This special producer's cut, restoring 12 minutes cut for television broadcasts, was premiered March 11, 2012 at Princeton University
Original sin( Visual )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Book publishing has always been a competitive business. At Peverell Press, it's becoming cutthroat
The man who cried by Catherine Cookson( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of an unhappily married man who goes to desperate lengths to provide his son with a virtuous life. His adventures lead to murder, bigamy, and emotional upheavals
Mansfield Park by Jane Austen( Recording )

8 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Fanny Price is sent to live with her wealthy relations at Mansfield Park, she seems shy and withdrawn beside her witty and vivacious cousins. As the others become tangled in a web of flirtation and intrigue, it is Fanny whose deep but secret love for Edmund Bertram remains true despite his fascination with her brilliant but frivolous cousin Mary
Time for murder( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Each author gives the mystery genre his or her own twist, with results from humorous to the macabre. You will visit conventional English drawing rooms, a boy's prep school, a luxury health spa and a snowbound hotel
Floodland by Marcus Sedgwick( Recording )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After global warming causes the sea to rise until cities in England become islands, ten-year-old Zoe goes on a harrowing solitary boat journey to search for her parents
Nicola and the viscount by Meg Cabot( Recording )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nicola Sparks, sixteen and an orphan, has her dream of a proposal from the viscount coming true, but is it the right viscount giving it?
The house of Bernarda Alba by Federico García Lorca( Visual )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of the power struggle among the women of a noble Spanish family as they mourn the death of the paterfamilias
The Robinsons( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A recently divorced South London man struggles to find meaning in his life
Foyle's war( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Detective Chief Superintendent Christopher Foyle works in the English town of Hastings. As World War II tears the social fabric of this once quiet coastal community, Foyle investigates crimes the conflict has fostered the home front
Catherine Cookson's( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in the windswept hills, gritty alleyways, and sumptuous estates of the 19th and early 20th century England, this is a tale of love, loss and redemption
 
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