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Blethyn, Brenda 1946-

Works: 400 works in 1,352 publications in 6 languages and 32,502 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Biographical films  Television adaptations  Detective and mystery television programs  Historical films  War films  Romance films  Melodrama  Domestic drama 
Roles: Actor, Narrator, Performer, Author, Other, Costume designer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Brenda Blethyn
Most widely held works by Brenda Blethyn
Atonement by Joe Wright( Visual )

22 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 2,710 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
A river runs through it by Robert Redford( Visual )

24 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and held by 2,221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the true story of two brothers, Norman and Paul Maclean, growing up in Montana. While Paul rebels against the stern nature of the boys' father Rev. Maclean, Norman pursues his dream of becoming a writer. However, despite the brothers' differences they are ultimately bonded by their mutual love of fly-fishing
Anne Frank by Robert Dornhelm( Visual )

32 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Television adaptation of the story of Anne Frank, a young Jewish girl who lived in hiding with her family during the Nazi occupation
Beyond the sea by Kevin Spacey( Visual )

17 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kevin Spacey turns in a sparkling performance portraying Bobby Darin, the hugely popular musician from the 50s, and the struggle that he faced in his life when crowds went home and the stage lights turned off
Secrets & lies by Mike Leigh( Visual )

142 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 1,166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After her adoptive parents die, a young black woman seeks out her natural birth mother only to discover her mother is white. Equally shocked to learn her daughter she gave up for adoption is black, Cynthia insists it's a mistake. But she soon realizes it's true and when she springs her newfound daughter on the rest of the family, the resulting chaos leads to a series of secrets and lies being revealed at last
Saving Grace by Nigel Cole( Visual )

35 editions published between 1999 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 869 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A recent widow joins with the caretaker of her estate to use her green thumb for fun and profit
On a clear day by Gaby Dellal( Visual )

26 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 820 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The inspirational and triumphant story of a man who defies great odds and takes on a monumental challenge. This heartwarming tale of determination is an uplifting and humorous film
Vera( Visual )

10 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and held by 720 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows a solitary, obsessed, cantankerous investigator-- who happens to be pure genius at her job
Orson Welles Citizen Kane( Visual )

7 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 666 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Citizen Kane: Following the death of a publishing tycoon, news reporters scramble to discover the meaning of his final utterance. The battle over Citizen Kane: American experience documentary about the making of Citizen Kane and Orson Welles estate. RKO 281: Orson Welles produces his greatest film, Citizen Kane, despite the opposition of the film's de facto subject, William Randolph Hearst
Vera( Visual )

8 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 651 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows a solitary, obsessed, cantankerous investigator-- who happens to be pure genius at her job
Blizzard by Cornelius Krieghoff( Visual )

21 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 636 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young girl, sad when her best friend moves away, rekindles her holiday spirit as her aunt tells her a tale of a young ice skater, an enchanted reindeer, and their heartwarming story of friendship
Vera( Visual )

11 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 613 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a compelling mystery series, inspired by Ann Cleeves' bestselling novel. Patrolling her patch of northeast England, Vera resolutely pursues the truth in cases of murder, kidnapping, and blackmail. While her manner is sometimes caustic, her single-mindedness gets results
Lovely & amazing( Visual )

22 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 606 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lovely and amazing is an intimate family portrait of four hapless but resilient women and the bitter sweet lessons they learn in keeping up with the hectic demands of their individual neuroses
Vera( Visual )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Northumberland Detective Chief Inspector Vera Stanhope and her partner, Detective Sergeant Joe Ashworth, work to unravel four new crimes
Vera( Visual )

8 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With her caustic wit and singular charm, DCI Vera Stanhope and her trusted right-hand man DS Joe Ashworth face a series of captivating murder mysteries set against the breathtaking Northumberland landscape
Music from another room by Jude Law( Visual )

11 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in English and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a five-year-old boy aids in the birth of a family friend's baby girl, he vows to marry her when she grows up. Twenty-five years later, they find each other and the comedy ensues
Vera by Brenda Blethyn( Visual )

8 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes four all-new, feature-length mysteries. From the death of a woman found on the Northumberland cliffs to the body of a fisherman pulled out of the sea, these cases prove to be some of the most difficult and emotional in Vera's career
Pride and prejudice by Jane Austen( Visual )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Elizabeth Bennet meets the handsome Mr. Darcy, she believes he is the last man on earth she could ever marry. But as their lives become intertwined, she finds herself captivated by the very person he swore to loathe for all eternity
Mixed fancies : a memoir by Brenda Blethyn( Book )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One of Britain's best-loved actresses, Brenda Blethyn has dazzled in a vast number of roles, from Mrs. Bennett in Pride and Prejudice to Mari Hoff in Little Voice. Mixed Fancies is Brenda's life story. Born in Ramsgate during the 1940s, Brenda Bottle was the youngest of nine children. Her childhood by the sea was set against the backdrop of post-war deprivation but they were a happy family and survived through a mixture of discipline and fun. After working as a secretary for British Rail, Brenda saved up and, without telling her parents, enrolled at Guildford Drama School. And so her life as an actress began. Mixed Fancies is the moving and often hilarious story of her journey from the Plains of Waterloo to the National Theatre and on to television, Hollywood and stardom."--BOOK JACKET
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Blethyn, Brenda

Bottle, Brenda

Bottle, Brenda Ann 1946-

Bottle, Brenda Anne 1946-

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