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Working Title Films

Works: 201 works in 1,298 publications in 8 languages and 115,868 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Comedy films  Historical films  Biographical films  History  Romance films  Romantic comedy films  Fiction  Musical films 
Roles: Production personnel, Producer, prn
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Working Title Films
Bridget Jones the edge of reason by Beeban Kidron( Visual )

36 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in English and French and held by 3,762 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In her mid-thirties, still single and still being set up with dates by her mom, Bridget decides she needs to make a change in her life. She falls for her boss who uses her and then dumps her. In the meantime, Bridget keeps running into the divorced guy her mom tried to set her up with, and he happens to be ex-friends with her boss. She uses her diary as a confessional and she begins to wonder if she will ever find true love
Fargo by Joel Coen( Visual )

58 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in English and French and held by 3,757 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A car salesman sets in motion a complicated and bloody series of events when he arranges to have his wife kidnapped for ransom
Elizabeth The Golden Age by Shekhar Kapur( Visual )

20 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in English and Italian and held by 3,537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1585: Philip II's Catholic Spain is the most powerful empire in the world. Only England, ruled by Protestant Elizabeth, stands against him. The Queen is threatened by a depleted treasury, constant threats of assassination, and plots by Philip to install her cousin, Queen Mary of Scotland, on her throne. To which end a great armada is poised to invade England--as punishment for the capture of his treasure-ships, and to make Europe safe for Catholicism--even as Elizabeth's attention is diverted to Sir Walter Raleigh, returned from the New World with two gifts: the territory of Virginia and tobacco. Facing her greatest challenge, Elizabeth must rally her country to safeguard her kingdom, destroy her enemies, and secure her position as "Mother to her people."
O brother, where art thou? by Joel Coen( Visual )

23 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 3,408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three escaped convicts from the 1920s are led on an odyssey through the Old South in search of loot stashed at one of their homes. The house is scheduled to be flooded out by a new dam, so time is of the essence
Pride & prejudice by Joe Wright( Visual )

28 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and French and held by 3,395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mr. Bennet is an English gentleman living in Hartfordshire with his overbearing wife and 5 daughters. There is the beautiful Jane, the clever Elizabeth, the bookish Mary, the immature Kitty and the wild Lydia. Unfortunately, if Mr. Bennet dies their house will be inherited by a distant cousin whom they have never met. The family's future happiness and security is dependent on the daughters making good marriages. Life is uneventful until the arrival in the neighbourhood of the rich gentleman Mr. Bingley, who rents a large house so he can spend the summer in the country. Mr Bingley brings with him his sister and the dashing, rich, but proud Mr. Darcy. Love soon buds for one of the Bennet sisters, while another sister may have jumped to a hasty prejudgment. For the Bennet sisters many trials and tribulations stand between them and their happiness
Atonement by Joe Wright( Visual )

28 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,871 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1935, thirteen-year-old fledgling writer Briony Tallis and her family live a life of wealth and privilege in their enormous mansion. On the warmest day of the year, the country estate takes on an unsettling hothouse atmosphere, stoking Briony's vivid imagination. Robbie Turner, the educated son of the family's housekeeper, carries a torch for Briony's headstrong older sister Cecilia. He hopes that Cecilia has comparable feelings. All it will take is one spark for this relationship to combust. When it does, Briony - who has a crush on Robbie, is compelled to interfere. She goes so far as to accuse Robbie of a crime he did not commit. Cecilia and Robbie declare their love for each other, but, ultimately, he is arrested. Briony bears false witness and the course of three lives is changed forever. As Briony grow older, she continues to seek forgiveness for her childhood misdeed. Through a terrible and courageous act of imagination, she finds the path to her uncertain atonement, and to an understanding of the power of enduring love
The big Lebowski by Joel Coen( Visual )

39 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 2,838 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A lazy, unemployed Southern Californian stoner who loves bowling gets mistaken for a millionaire with the same name. He's beaten up by men looking for money from the rich man's wife and gets drawn into the kidnapping of the millionaire's wife
Les Misérables by Tom Hooper( Visual )

12 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and held by 2,671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In early 19th century France the paroled prisoner Jean Valjean seeks redemption, regains his social standing, and rises to the rank of mayor. He encounters a beautiful but desperately ill woman named Fantine and cares for her daughter, Cosette, after her death. All the while he is obsessively pursued by the policeman Javert, who vows to make him pay for the crimes of his past
The theory of everything by James Marsh( Visual )

19 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and French and held by 2,572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The story of renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, who falls deeply in love with fellow Cambridge student Jane Wilde. Once a healthy, active young man, Hawking received an earth-shattering diagnosis at 21 years of age. With Jane fighting tirelessly by his side, Stephen embarks on his most ambitious scientific work, studying the very thing he now has precious little of: time. Together, they defy impossible odds, breaking new ground in medicine and science, and achieving more than they could ever have dreamed." -- Back of container
About a boy by Paul Weitz( Visual )

25 editions published between 2002 and 2016 in English and held by 2,421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The TV show American Dreamz is sweeping the ratings, and everyone wants to be a "Dreamer". But when two scheming, hopeful contestants face off in the final showdown, the audience gets an eyeful of on-air fireworks
Love actually by Michael Dean( Visual )

22 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 2,420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's all about love and holiday cheer in London. The Prime Minister is smitten with his caterer; a widower's young son nurses the ultimate schoolboy crush; a writer falls for his Portuguese housekeeper; a devoted wife and mother copes with her potentially unfaithful husband; and a lovelorn American is desperately attracted to a colleague
Anna Karenina by Joe Wright( Visual )

22 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in late 19th century Russia high-society, the aristocrat Anna Karenina enters into a life-changing affair with the affluent Count Vronsky
Frost/Nixon by Ron Howard( Visual )

17 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 2,259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard Nixon is the disgraced president with a legacy to save. David Frost is a jet-setting television personality with a name to make. This is the legendary battle between the two men and the historic encounter that changed both their lives. For three years after resigning from office, Nixon remained silent. But in the summer of 1977, the steely, cunning former commander-in-chief agreed to sit for one all-inclusive interview to confront the questions of his time in office and the Watergate scandal that ended his presidency. Everyone is surprised that Nixon would select Frost as his televised confessor, intending to easily outfox the breezy British showman and secure a place in the hearts and minds of Americans (as well as a $600,000 fee). Likewise, Frost's team harbors doubts that their boss will be able to hold his own. But as cameras roll, a charged battle of wits results
Billy Elliot by Stephen Daldry( Visual )

35 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 2,257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eleven-year-old miner's son Billy Elliot is on his way to boxing lessons when he stumbles upon a ballet class. Billy secretly joins the class, knowing that his blue-collar family would never understand
United 93 by Paul Greengrass( Visual )

14 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in English and held by 2,111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A real-time, cinéma vérité account of the final flight of United 93, the only airplane hijacked on 9/11 that didn't reach its intended target
Notting Hill by Roger Michell( Visual )

20 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 2,109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anna Scott, a famous movie star and William Thacker, a travel bookstore owner meet for the first time and wonder if they can fall in love while the whole world is watching
The Soloist by Joe Wright( Visual )

13 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,065 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 2005, the only thing hurting Los Angeles Times columnist and recent bike accident victim Steve Lopez more than his banged-up face, was his pressing need for story ideas. He soon discovers Nathaniel Ayers, a skid row schizophrenic street musician, who possesses extraordinary talent - even though he only has half-broken instruments to play. Inspired by Nathaniel's story, Lopez writes an acclaimed series of articles about him and attempts to do more to help both him, and the rest of the underclass of L.A. have a better life. Lopez's good intentions run headlong into Nathaniel's personal demons and the larger issues of social injustice facing the homeless. Regardless, Lopez and Nathaniel find a way to conquer their deepest anxieties and frustrations
Burn after reading by Joel Coen( Visual )

22 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,000 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Osbourne Cox is a CIA analyst who quits his job after being demoted. He decides to write a memoir about his life in the CIA. His wife, Katie, wants a divorce and, based on the advice of her divorce lawyer, she downloads many of his personal and financial files onto a disc. Katie's lover is Treasury agent Harry Pfarrer. The disc eventually finds its way to Hardbodies, a workout gym. An employee of the gym, Chad Feldheimer obtains the disc and ascertains that it contains classified government information. Along with his fellow employee, Linda Litzke, he intends to use the disc to blackmail Osbourne. When blackmailing him fails, Linda decides to take the information to the Russian embassy. At the embassy, she hands the disc over to the Russians, promising that she will give them more information. Linda and Chad don't have any more information, so they decide to break into Cox's house. This brings about a series of events that no one foresees
The Tudors by Michael Hirst( Visual )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 1,954 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Tudors dramatize the tumultuous years of King Henry VIII's nearly 40 year, omnipotent reign (1509-1547). The final season follows the latter years of one of the greatest figures of Engilish history, King Henry the 8th and his marriages to his fifth wife, Catharine Howard, and his sixth wife Catharine Parr
Everest by Baltasar Kormákur( Visual )

16 editions published in 2016 in English and Multiple languages and held by 1,832 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inspired by the incredible events surrounding an attempt to reach the summit of the world's highest mountain, the film documents the awe-inspiring journey of two different expeditions challenged beyond their limits by one of the fiercest snowstorms ever encountered by mankind. Their mettle tested by the harshest elements found on the planet, the climbers will face nearly impossible obstacles as a lifelong obsession becomes a breathtaking struggle for survival
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FargoPride & prejudiceThe big LebowskiAbout a boyLove actuallyBilly ElliotUnited 93Notting Hill