WorldCat Identities

Jennings, Alex

Overview
Works: 348 works in 1,232 publications in 4 languages and 36,891 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Drama  Juvenile works  Historical films  Biographical films  Film adaptations  Historical fiction  Children's audiobooks  Biographical television programs 
Roles: Actor, Narrator, Performer, Singer, Author, Interviewee
Classifications: PR6051.R285, 823.914
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Alex Jennings
The Queen by Stephen Frears( Visual )

42 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 2,832 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 lady in the van by Nicholas Hytner( Visual )

34 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,879 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
The horse and his boy by C. S Lewis( Recording )

47 editions published between 1982 and 2017 in English and held by 1,876 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Narnia: where horses talk, where treachery is brewing, where destiny awaits. On a desperate journey, two runaways meet and join forces. Though they are only looking to escape their harsh and narrow lives, they soon find themselves at the center of a terrible battle. It is a battle that will decide their fate and the fate of Narnia itself
The dark is rising by Susan Cooper( Recording )

22 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 1,381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On his eleventh birthday Will Stanton discovers that he is the last of the Old Ones, destined to seek the six magical Signs that will enable the Old Ones to triumph over the evil forces of the Dark
Best kept secret by Jeffrey Archer( Recording )

21 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 1,363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Embarking on a shared family life, Harry, Emma, Sebastian, and Jessica find their happiness challenged by Emma's brother's engagement to a fortune-seeker, Sebastian's hedonist pursuits, and a grudge-bearing enemy from the past who would destroy their careers
The sins of the father : a novel by Jeffrey Archer( Recording )

21 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Only days before Britain declares war on Germany, Harry Clifton, hoping to escape the consequences of long-buried family secrets, and forced to accept that his desire to marry Emma Barrington will never be fulfilled, has joined the Merchant Navy. After his ship is sunk, Harry seizes on the chance to escape his tangled past by assuming the identity of an American officer
Be careful what you wish for by Jeffrey Archer( Recording )

21 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follow the struggles and triumphs of the Clifton and Barrington families into the 1960s: the construction of a luxury ocean liner which comes under sabotage from the IRA; the Clifton family's entry into the London art scene; and a sweeping ending with all of the Barringtons and the Cliftons aboard the ship for its maiden voyage
Mightier than the sword by Jeffrey Archer( Recording )

13 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 1,208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Harry arrives in New York, his publisher Harold Guinzberg tells him he has been elected as the next president of English PEN, which will give him the opportunity to launch a campaign for the release of a fellow author, Anatoly Babakov, who is languishing in a Russian Gulag in Siberia. His crime, writing a book Uncle Joe, which gives an insight into what it was like to work for Josef Stalin
Joseph and the amazing technicolor dreamcoat by Andrew Lloyd Webber( Visual )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 1,193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this filmed adaption of the long-running humourously musical interpretation of the Biblical story of Joseph, favored son of Jacob of Canaan, and his coat of many colors, Joseph is betrayed by his jealous brothers, sold into slavery, and driven to Egypt where he is beset with adversity but perseveres through wit and faith to become the governor of Egypt, second only to the Pharaoh
Denial by Mick Jackson( Visual )

10 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 1,172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Awaiting the verdict makes for a real nail-biter, even knowing the outcome. Denial does a stellar job demonstrating the truth is worth fighting for."--Peter Howell, Toronto Star
A God in ruins : a novel by Kate Atkinson( Recording )

21 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 1,167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kate Atkinson's dazzling Life after Life explored the possibility of infinite chances and the power of choices, following Ursula Todd as she lived through the turbulent events of the last century over and over again. A God in Ruins tells the dramatic story of the twentieth century through Ursula's beloved younger brother Teddy--would-be poet, heroic pilot, husband, father, and grandfather--as he navigates the perils and progress of a rapidly changing world. After all that Teddy endures in battle, his greatest challenge is living in a future he never expected to have
Victoria( Visual )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 1,108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1837, a diminutive, neglected teenager is crowned Queen Victoria, navigates the scandal, corruption, and political intrigues of the Court, and soon rises to become the most powerful woman in the world
Over sea, under stone by Susan Cooper( Recording )

15 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 1,027 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three children on vacation in Cornwall find an ancient manuscript which sends them on a dangerous quest that entraps them in the eternal battle between the forces of the Light and the Dark
This was a man by Jeffrey Archer( Recording )

15 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 953 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story opens with a shot being fired, but who pulled the trigger, and who lives and who dies? In Whitehall, Giles Barrington discovers the truth about his wife Karin from the Cabinet Secretary. Is she a spy or a pawn in a larger game? Harry Clifton sets out to write his magnum opus, while his wife Emma completes her ten years as Chairman of the Bristol Royal Infirmary, and receives an unexpected call from Margaret Thatcher offering her a job. Sebastian Clifton becomes chairman of Farthings Kaufman bank, but only after Hakim Bishara has to resign for personal reasons. Sebastian and Samantha's talented daughter, Jessica, is expelled from the Slade School of Fine Art, but her aunt Grace comes to her rescue. Meanwhile, Lady Virginia is about to flee the country to avoid her creditors when the Duchess of Hertford dies, and she sees another opportunity to clear her debts and finally trump the Cliftons and Barringtons
Cranford : return to Cranford( Visual )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 884 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Miss Matty's house is full of life and bustle. Her dream of having a child in the house has been realized in the birth of Tilly, daughter of her maid Martha and carpenter Jem. Elsewhere, the shadow of the railway still looms, but the line has been halted five miles outside Cranford, a disaster as far as Captain Brown is concerned. Meanwhile, as Mr. Buxton returns to town with his son, William, and his niece, Erminia, Miss Matty becomes concerned about another young person, Peggy Bell, who lives in an isolated cottage with her mother and domineering brother. She decides to intervene and engineers an invitation that will bring the four young people together. But when tragedy strikes, she fears she has opened a Pandora's box from which Cranford will never recover
Cometh the hour by Jeffrey Archer( Recording )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 844 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Giles must decide if he should withdraw from politics and try to rescue Karin, the woman he loves, from behind the Iron Curtain. But is Karin truly in love with him, or is she a spy? Lady Virginia is facing bankruptcy, and can see no way out of her financial problems, until she is introduced to the hapless Cyrus T. Grant III from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, who's in England to see his horse run at Royal Ascot. Sebastian Clifton is now the Chief Executive of Farthings Bank and a workaholic, whose personal life is thrown into disarray when he falls for Nadira, a beautiful Indian girl. But her parents have already chosen the man she is going to marry. Meanwhile, Sebastian's rivals Adrian Sloane and Desmond Mellor are still plotting to bring him and his chairman Hakim Bishara down, so they can take over Farthings
Greenwitch by Susan Cooper( Recording )

12 editions published between 1974 and 2007 in English and held by 740 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jane's invitation to witness the making of the Greenwitch begins a series of sinister events in which she and her two brothers help the Old Ones recover the grail stolen by the Dark
Silver on the tree by Susan Cooper( Recording )

15 editions published between 1977 and 2013 in English and held by 682 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Dark is rising in its last and greatest bid to control the world. Six individuals have come together to drive it back for good: Will, the Sign seeker; Bran, the raven boy; Jane, Simon, and Barney, the grail seekers; and Merriman, the wise mentor who unites them all. Together they stand ready to face the Rider and the full force of the Dark. But the last object of power must first be found. A sword of legend magically forged of pure crystal remains hidden in the Welsh hills. Without it, the Light has no hope against the Dark. Will and his companions must travel through time and space in an epic clash of magical powers that will decide the fate of us all
The chronicles of Narnia by C. S Lewis( Recording )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 667 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The adventures of some English children as they journey to the land of Narnia with fantastic creatures and epic battles between good and evil
The crown( Visual )

4 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 656 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The British Empire is in decline, the political world is in disarray, and a young woman takes the throne ... a new era is dawning. Queen Elizabeth II is a 25-year-old newlywed faced with the daunting prospect of leading the world's most famous monarchy while forging a relationship with legendary Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill
 
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Alternative Names
Alex Jennings acteur britannique

Alex Jennings attore britannico

Alex Jennings britischer Schauspieler

Alex Jennings britisk skodespelar

Alex Jennings britisk skuespiller

Alex Jennings Brits acteur

Alex Jennings brittisk skådespelare

Алекс Дженнінґс

Дженнингс, Алекс

Дженнингс, Алекс английский актёр

Ալեքս Ջենինգս

אלכס ג'נינגס שחקן אנגלי

الکس جنینگز بازیگر بریتانیایی

앨릭스 제닝스 잉글랜드의 배우

アレックス・ジェニングス

阿歷·真寧斯

Languages
English (315)

German (7)

French (4)

Spanish (2)

Covers
The dark is risingThe sins of the father : a novelOver sea, under stoneCranford : return to CranfordGreenwitchSilver on the treeThe chronicles of Narnia