Purefoy, James 1964-
Most widely held works by James Purefoy
A knight's tale ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 1,423 libraries worldwide
The rousing story of lowborn William Thatcher's quest to change his stars, win the heart of an exceedingly fair maiden and rock his medieval world. Follow this fearless squire and his band of medieval misfits as they careen their way toward impossible glory that's part romance, part road trip and part exuberant swashbuckling.
Vanity fair ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,312 libraries worldwide
Becky is determined to make something of herself. She accepts a job as a nanny for the children of Sir Pitt Crawley. Becky catches the eye of Crawley's son Rawdon. Becky is introduced to London's most exclusive social circle, where she becomes re-acquainted with Amelia. Becky weds Rawdon, but the social and economic stability she dreamed of begins to collapse when he begins drowning his troubles, and soon she turns to the powerful Marquess of Steyne for support. Meanwhile, Amelia's fortunes fall even harder following the death of her husband.
Rome. First season ( Visual )
5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 954 libraries worldwide
Four hundred years after the founding of the Republic, Rome is the wealthiest city in the world, a cosmopolitan metropolis of one million people, epicenter of a sprawling empire. The Republic was founded on principles of shared power and fierce personal competition, never allowing one man to seize absolute control. But now, those foundations are crumbling, eaten away by corruption and excess. After eight years of war, soldiers Lucius Vorenus and Titus Pullo unwittingly become entwined in the historical events of ancient Rome. A serialized drama of love and betrayal, masters and slaves, husbands and wives, Rome chronicles a turbulent era that saw the death of a republic and the birth of an empire.
Rome. The complete second season ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 900 libraries worldwide
In the year 44 B.C., Julius Caesar has been assassinated and civil war threatens to destroy the Republic. In the void left by Caesar's demise, egos clash and numerous players jockey for position. The brutally ambitious Mark Antony attempts to solidify his power, aligning himself with Atia, but coming to blows with her cunning son Octavian, who has been anointed in Caesar's will as his only son and heir. The conspirator Brutus ponders how to curry favor with the masses that have condemned him as a murderer, while his mother Servilia concocts a deadly plot of her own. Meanwhile, Titus Pullo attempts to pull his friend Lucius Vorenus out of the darkness that has engulfed his soul in the wake of personal tragedy. For once again, the fates of these two mismatched soldiers seem inexorably tied to the fate of Rome itself.
The mayor of Casterbridge ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 613 libraries worldwide
On a drunken impulse, Henchard sells his wife and daughter at a country fair. Years later, when he has become a respected and prosperous man, his wife and daughter seek him out in Casterbridge.
Resident evil ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 563 libraries worldwide
A group of soldiers and laboratory employees must stop the flesh-eating zombies created by an experiment gone wrong.
A dance to the music of time ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and held by 342 libraries worldwide
Chronicles a half century of British upper-class life through the eyes of Nicholas Jenkins, from the 1920s to the 1960s. See how friendship, adultery, ambition, and failure play out in London's social, political, and artistic scenes.
Sharpe's sword ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 268 libraries worldwide
Sharpe is sent to protect El Mirador, Wellington's best spy, and finds himself a target of Colonel Leroux, a ferocious French swordsman who has been commanded to capture El Mirador. When Sharpe is wounded in battle, a mute French convent girl comes to his aid.
George and the dragon ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 240 libraries worldwide
The first crusade to free the Holy Land has ended. George, a handsome knight, desires to hang up his sword and settle down. In England, he agrees to search for Princess Lunna, the daughter of kind King Edgaar, in exchange for a small plot of land.
Resident evil ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 239 libraries worldwide
Resident evil: A virus has escaped in a secret facility turning the staff into hungry zombies. The complex computer shuts down the base to prevent infection. The parent corporation sends in an elite military unit, where they meet Alice, who is suffering from amnesia due to exposure to nerve gas. The military team must shut down the computer and get out, fighting their way past zombies, mutants, and the computer itself, before the virus escapes and infects the rest of the world. Alice must also come to terms with her slowly-returning memories.
Beau Brummell this charming man ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 186 libraries worldwide
A look at the man who changed fashion during 18th century England, at a time when men wore heavy perfume, makeup, and wigs, by showing princes and lords how he felt a man should truly look.
Feast of July ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in English and held by 163 libraries worldwide
A mysterious young beauty searches for the lover who betrayed her. Weary and alone, she is offered shelter by the Wainwright family whose three handsome sons battle for her affections.
Maybe baby ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 160 libraries worldwide
Sam and Lucy are a married couple who seem to have it all. The only thing missing is a child that they both desperately want. Between busy careers and trying to conceive, life becomes completely unpredictable. Now their love for each other will truly be put to the test.
The tide of life ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and held by 145 libraries worldwide
Sixteen-year-old Emily Kennedy faces her future with a glad smile and an ever-hopeful philosophy. Her only worry is her delicate younger sister, Lucy. When a tragic set of circumstances force the sisters from their home, Emily is quickly forced to grow into womanhood and take on the responsibilities of an adult. Needing all her strength of will and character to see her through the difficult road she travels, Emily manages to cling bravely to her never-say-die attitude to life.
Catherine Cookson's The tide of life ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 102 libraries worldwide
At age sixteen, Emily Kennedy had a lot to be glad about. She loved her job as a maid-of-all-work to the McGilbys, and the only cloud on her horizon was her anxiety about her delicate younger sister, Lucy. But when the invalid Mrs. McGilby died, and Mr. McGilby was killed soon after, Emily grew rapidly from girl to woman, needing all her strength of will and character to get her through.
Blessed ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 82 libraries worldwide
A young couple's dreams are answered when they get the means to pay for an expensive fertility treatment. This blessing becomes their worst nightmare when they learn that there could be something horribly wrong with their unborn twins.
The Catherine Cookson anthology. Disc 7, The tide of life ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 80 libraries worldwide
This compelling and gritty story, set at the turn of the century, follows the fortunes of young housekeeper Emily Kennedy as she learns harsh lessons about life and love through her relationships with three very different men.
Rome. The complete series ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 75 libraries worldwide
Season One: Four hundred years after the founding of the Republic, Rome is the wealthiest city in the world, a cosmopolitan metropolis of one million people, epicenter of a sprawling empire. The Republic was founded on principles of shared power and fierce personal competition, never allowing one man to seize absolute control. But now, those foundations are crumbling, eaten away by corruption and excess. After eight years of war, soldiers Lucius Vorenus and Titus Pullo unwittingly become entwined in the historical events of ancient Rome. A serialized drama of love and betrayal, masters and slaves, husbands and wives, Rome chronicles a turbulent era that saw the death of a republic and the birth of an empire.
The Catherine Cookson anthology. Disc 8, Tilly Trotter ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 72 libraries worldwide
Set in rural England during the 1930s, Tilly Trotter is the compelling story of a courageous young girl, envied by woman and lusted after by men, who is accused of witchcraft and forced to rise above the predjudice of her community.
The philanthropist the complete series ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 55 libraries worldwide
He can have whatever he wants, but he just wants to help. He's Teddy Rist: billionaire playboy, rebel with a cause, and the charming and unlikely hero. Eight inspiring episodes about a vigilante philanthropist who, after a tragic personal loss, decides to use his money and power to help people in need. Traveling around the globe to some of the planet's human rights 'hot spots,' Teddy will put his own life on the line in order to save others.
Action and adventure films Antonius, Marcus,--83?-30 B.C Arthurian romances Atonement Augustus,--Emperor of Rome,--63 B.C.-14 A.D Caesar, Julius Civil War (Rome : 43-31 B.C.) Cleopatra,--Queen of Egypt,--d. 30 B.C Drama Emperors England England--London England--Wessex Epic television programs Fathers and daughters Feature films Feature films Fiction films Fiction television programs Film adaptations Great Britain Historical films Historical television programs History Italy--Rome Knights and knighthood Li shi (Title) Manners and customs Man-woman relationships Mayors Men Military history Motion pictures Political science Ring jousting Rome Runaway husbands Science fiction films Soldiers Television adaptations Television mini-series Television programs Thackeray, William Makepeace,--1811-1863 Tournaments, Medieval Video recordings Video recordings--for the hearing impaired War television programs Women--Employment Women--Sexual behavior Women--Social conditions
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