WorldCat Identities

Root, Amanda

Works: 39 works in 190 publications in 2 languages and 9,808 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Fiction  Film adaptations  Historical films  Made-for-TV movies  Children's films  Juvenile works  Biographical films  Detective and mystery television programs  Television adaptations 
Roles: Actor, Narrator, Performer
Classifications: PR4167, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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 2,167 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 Adrian Shergold( Visual )

60 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 Mark Rylance( Visual )

14 editions published between 1989 and 2016 in English and held by 1,117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One moonlit night, Sophie is snatched from her bed by an awesome giant who whisks her away on a magical and funny adventure. When Sophie learns that a monstrous crew of meanies is gobbling up children, she sets out to stop them once and for all, with the help of her new, rather large, friend. The enchanting children's book from author Roald Dahl comes to life in this classic, animated musical feature
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

"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 592 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
Midsomer murders( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The cozy villages of Midsomer County reveal their most sinister secrets in these contemporary British television mysteries
William Shakespeare's A midsummer night's dream by William Shakespeare( Recording )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 332 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 285 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 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In early nineteenth-century England, orphaned Jane Eyre grows up in the home of her heartless aunt, where she endures loneliness and cruelty, and at a charity school with a harsh regime. This troubled childhood strengthens Jane's natural independence and spirit -- which prove necessary when she finds a position as governess at Thornfield Hall. But when she finds love with her sardonic employer, Rochester, the discovery of his terrible secret forces her to make a choice. Should she stay with him and live with the consequences, or follow her convictions, even if it means leaving the man she loves?
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 182 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
Time for murder( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 166 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 148 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 89 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 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
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

Set in rural Spain at the turn of this century, the scene is a cloistered household managed by a newly widowed mother of five daughters. Under the shadow of the church and the tyranny bred from a need to protect the reputation of the family, the matron (Bernarda Alba) represses her daughters by enforcing an eight year mourning period. The tensions build rapidly among the imprisoned women, with a demented grandmother playing a role resembling that of a Greek chorus. Eventually, the natural spirits of the daughters circumvent Bernarda, but with tragic results
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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