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Granada Films

Overview
Works: 267 works in 410 publications in 2 languages and 14,177 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Historical films  Biographical films  Television mini-series  Comedy films  Television programs  Romance films  Detective and mystery television programs 
Roles: Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Granada Films
The Queen by Stephen Frears( Visual )

20 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and French and held by 2,662 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
Vanity fair by William Makepeace Thackeray( Visual )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,692 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unsatisfied with her lower-class birthright, beautiful, calculating Becky Sharp is resolved to conquer high society by any means necessary, employing all \of her wit, guile, and sexuality to move her way up
My Left Foot : The Story of Christy Brown by Jim Sheridan( Visual )

19 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in English and held by 1,628 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Born with cerebral palsy, the 10th of 22 children of a Dublin bricklayer and his wife, Christy Brown was doomed to life as a vegetable by physicians in 1932. His strong-willed mother's love and faith encouraged him to overcome this label. At age seven, he made a mark with chalk grasped between the toes of his left foot, the only limb on his body he could control. With this proof of intelligence, his schooling begins, and aided by his loving family, Christy learns to grapple with life's physical tasks and psychological pains. His courage and determination inspire a teacher, who lends support as he develops into a brilliant if cantankerous writer, poet, and painter. The astounding story of an artist who defeated a physical disability, degrading stereotypes, and poverty to fulfill his dreams
Ghost world by Terry Zwigoff( Visual )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 1,305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"While their classmates head for college, Enid and Rebecca focus their energies on tormenting those around them! From a goofy convenience store clerk to an eccentric art teacher, these two saboteurs wreak havoc on all who cross their paths. But when they zero in on an oddball loner looking for Miss Right, their seemingly innocent meddling threatens to shatter one of their hearts ... and their lifelong friendship!"--Container
Longitude by Charles Sturridge( Visual )

12 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and held by 923 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interweaves two stories: John Harrison's forty-year obsession with building his perfect timekeeper, known today as the chronometer; and naval officer Rupert Gould who, two hundred years later, stumbles across Harrison's forgotten chromometers and devotes himself to restoring Harrison's long-neglected mechanical masterpieces
The house of mirth by Terence Davies( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 892 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story takes place at the opening of a new century, one that held forth all kinds of promises, especially for women. In this post-Victorian Fifth Avenue milieu, Lily Bart, an unmarried woman of 29 with dwindling prospects, needs a husband badly. She lives beyond her means, relying on the grudging charity of her elderly aunt. She is the kind of girl who would make an admirable decoration on some fine gentleman's arm, but there is a liveliness--a knowingness--in her eyes that alarms potential suitors. Lily is unsuccessful in her search for a haven, because she values her emotional and financial independence. To her eternal sorrow, it is other women, the doyennes of high society, who obliquely, ruthlessly, keep that independence forever out of poor Lily's reach
Bloody Sunday by Paul Greengrass( Visual )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 690 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recreation of the events of "Bloody Sunday", Jan. 30, 1972, when British troops fired on unarmed protesters in Derry, Northern Ireland. By the end of the day, 13 civilians were dead and 14 more wounded in the tumult and tragedy of Northern Ireland's darkest day
Bertie & Elizabeth the story of King George VI & Queen Elizabeth( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James Wilby and Juliet Aubrey portray the reluctant royals who became king and queen of England when Edward VIII gave up the throne for the woman he loved
Monarchy( Visual )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vivid descriptions and analysis of historical personalities with costumed actors, historical locations, and portraits to visually enliven the story of the English crown from the fall of Rome to the 1660s
A touch of Frost by R. D Wingfield( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Award-winning British actor David Jason is Jack Frost, a no-nonsense detective whose unorthodox methods fuel the tension between him and his superiors
Rosemary & Thyme( Visual )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rosemary Boxer and Laura Thyme, two middle-aged women, make a fresh start by opening a gardening business. Mysteries grow around these two gardening sleuths as they dig up trouble on the job and use investigative skills to get to the bottom of things. Series two includes episodes set in gardens on the French Riviera and Italy's Lugurian coast in addition to several fabulous gardens in England
In which we serve by Noel Coward( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the H.M.S. Torrin, a British naval ship, from its construction through its destruction in World War II. As the surviving crew cling to life boats and wreckage awaiting rescue, they flashback to their homes and loved ones and in so doing recall just why they are fighting and whom they are fighting for
Rogue trader by James Dearden( Visual )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ewan McGregor ... brings a dynamic screen presence to this riveting motion picture about how greed, excess and high-stakes gambling brought down one of Britain's oldest and most successful financial institutions! When he is sent to Singapore by the 200-year-old Barings Bank, futures trader Nick Leeson (McGregor) dreams of making a killing in the stock market. But even though his firm believes Nick is the most successful trader they've ever employed, he secretly begins to steal vast amounts of their own money to cover his risky financial wagering! With debts to match his desperation for a way out - Nick risks everything in a frantic bid to beat the system and win back the money!" -- Conteneur
The Gathering by Brian Gilbert( Visual )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An American backpacking in rural England has her life taking a turn for the worse after a car accident. During recovery, she is befriended by a researcher studying a buried 1st Century church embedded with images of Christ's crucifixion. She begins to have horrific visions of the townspeople and their deaths
The hole by Mu Han( Visual )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and French and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four private school students sneak off for a couple days to an underground World War 2 bunker. When the holiday ends though, they find out that they have been locked inside the bunker with hardly any food, no water and no means of communication to the outside world. But a member of the party is deceiving the others and is to blame for all of terror that is happening to group
Noel Coward's Blithe spirit by David Lean( Visual )

2 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charles and his second wife Ruth are haunted by the ghost of his first wife, Elvira. Medium Madame Arcati tries to help things out by contacting the ghost
Noël Coward's This happy breed by David Lean( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a London family from 1919 to 1939, and their struggle to maintain a stable life in the period between the two World Wars
Noel Coward's Brief encounter by David Lean( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After a chance meeting on a train station, a married doctor and a suburban housewife enter into a muted but passionate, and ultimately doomed, love affair
August by Anthony Hopkins( Visual )

5 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A country gentleman life is disrupted by the arrival on his family's elegant estate of his obnoxious ex-brother-in-law and his beautiful American wife
Mandy's choice a bioethical controversy by Luisa Pretolani( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mandy and Josh were a happily married young couple, when their idyll was abruptly shattered. Josh was in a motorcycle accident which left him in a seven day coma with death imminent. Mandy, desperate to preserve her tie to her beloved husband, asked that his sperm be harvested so that she could have his child. As there was no written consent from Josh, the hospital refused. The family of both Mandy and Josh, as well as their friends, rallied to the cause, and with pressure on their behalf from the media, they were able to get this controversial issue resolved. Dr. Cappy Rothman, the first doctor to have harvested post mortem sperm (1978), subsequently founded the Cryobank in California to store sperm. With his help, Mandy's mission was accomplished. The film follows Mandy's in vitro fertilization, her very emotional pregnancy and the birth of her son. Her resolve to bring up Josh's child never wavers even when a new man enters her life. Josh's parents are devastated at the loss of their son and the fear that Mandy's new relationship may make it harder for them to be connected to their grandson. For Mandy, the birth 15 months after the fatal accident makes her feel that part of Josh has survived
 
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Alternative Names
Granada International.

Languages
English (104)

French (2)

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