WorldCat Identities

Root, Amanda

Works: 41 works in 197 publications in 4 languages and 9,838 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Fiction  Made-for-TV movies  Historical films  Television mini-series  Children's films  Juvenile works  Romance films  Television adaptations 
Roles: Actor, Narrator, Performer
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Amanda Root
The Iron Lady by Phyllida Lloyd( Visual )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in English and French and held by 2,182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An intimate portrait of Margaret Thatcher, the first female Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, one of the 20th century's most famous and influential
Persuasion by Adrian Shergold( Visual )

67 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 2,137 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 and Captain Wentworth meet again, and the tables have turned. Captain Wentworth's fortunes have prospered and he returns from a career at sea both eligible and affluent, while Anne's father, Sir Walter Elliot, has been forced to lease their home and move the family into a smaller abode in Bath. Just as Anne now recognizes the false values that persuaded her to reject Captain Wentworth, she must also accept that his heart now seems set upon the youth and beauty of Louisa Musgrove
The BFG by Steven Spielberg( Visual )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in English and held by 1,076 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It tells the imaginative story of a young girl and the Giant who introduces her to the wonders and perils of Giant Country. The BFG, while a giant himself, is a Big Friendly Giant and nothing like the other inhabitants of Giant Country. Standing 24-feet tall with enormous ears and a keen sense of smell, he is endearingly dim-witted and keeps to himself for the most part
William Shakespeare's Twelfth night by William Shakespeare( Recording )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 688 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare's most sophisticated comedy is a riotous tale 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
Anna Karénina by Julien Duvivier( Visual )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This richly detailed film charts the tragic romantic triangle formed when the dashing Count Vronsky defies social conventions and falls into forbidden love with Anna, the ignored wife of an aristocrat. Soon, Anna's children--a son by Karenin and an illegitimate daughter by Vronsky--become pawns in Karenin's game to see that Anna pays a terrible price for her indiscretion."--Container
William Shakespeare's A midsummer night's dream by William Shakespeare( Recording )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 335 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 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in September and October 1940, Michael Kitchen stars as the quietly enigmatic detective Christopher Foyle, whose territory on the south coast of England is rocked by the chaos and danger of World War II
The man who cried by Catherine Cookson( Visual )

5 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set against a romantic Parisian backdrop, the lives of four strangers, an innocent woman with a dangerous secret, a seductive cabaret dancer, a mysterious stranger, and an unscrupulous operatic tenor, collide on one fateful evening when secrecy is a matter of survival
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë( )

13 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and held by 249 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
Original sin by Antonio Banderas( Visual )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Book publishing has always been a competitive business. At Peverell Press, it's becoming cutthroat
Breaking the code by Jack Emery( Visual )

6 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 211 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
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. But Fanny's steadfast and purposeful character makes her an indispensable part of the household. As the others become entangled in a maze of flirtation and intrigue, it is only Fanny whose deep but secret love for Edmund Bertram remains true despite his fascination with her brilliant but frivolous cousin Mary
Floodland by Marcus Sedgwick( Recording )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 142 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 87 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 86 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
Foyle's war( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 85 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
The Robinsons( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A recently divorced South London man struggles to find meaning in his life
Jane Eyre by Franco Zeffirelli( Visual )

5 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and German and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charlotte Bronte's classic story about an orphan who becomes governess of a mansion, and who carries a tormented love for a man named Mr. Rochester
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