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Gielgud, John 1904-2000

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Gandhi by Richard Attenborough( Visual )

59 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 3,980 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the life of Gandhi beginning with his political activities in South Africa during the late 1890's and ending with his assassination at the hands of a Hindu extremist in 1948. Shows the development of his philosophy of non-violence as he leads the people of India to independence from the British
Richard III by William Shakespeare( Visual )

82 editions published between 1952 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 2,858 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Begins by recapitulating the final scene of Henry IV, Part III with Edward IV being crowned king. In the background of the celebration, Richard jealously views the proceedings. Soon afterwards, Edward IV is murdered, drowned in a vat of wine. Richard becomes king and, after proceeding with a succession of intrigues and duplicities, he finds his kingdom in dire peril, set upon by Henry Tudor and mustering a final defense for his realm at the Battle of Bosworth. An immortal tale of lust, murder, treachery and the ruthless pursuit of power
Elizabeth by Shekhar Kapur( Visual )

33 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 2,766 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Queen Elizabeth I must learn to weigh her counsel carefully and ignore her private yearnings if she is to keep her crown--and her head. A thriller of intrigue in the court of one of history's greatest monarchs
Becket by Peter Glenville( Visual )

47 editions published between 1963 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 2,489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Despite differences in rank and background, King Henry II and Thomas Becket are lifelong friends. The King is in constant conflict with the Church, which refuses to contribute financing to his wars in France, and jealously guards the tax-free status granted it by previous monarchs. When the Archbishop of Canterbury dies, Henry has a brilliant idea: rather than another pious cleric loyal to Rome, he will appoint his old friend, Thomas Becket--technically a deacon--to the post. Unfortunately, Becket takes the job seriously, holding devotion to God and the Church above his loyalty to the throne, or the person of its inhabitant. In opposition to Henry, he proves abler than his predecessors do, and the clash of two powerful personalities leads to destruction
Romeo & Juliet by William Shakespeare( Visual )

54 editions published between 1978 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,084 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare's tragedy about two teenagers who fall in love, encounter opposition from their feuding families, and take their own lives
William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare( Visual )

66 editions published between 1935 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 2,000 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An adaptation of the classic Shakespeare play, chronicling the events around the assassination of Julius Caesar
Chariots of fire by Hugh Hudson( Visual )

21 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in English and held by 1,917 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story, told in flashback, of two young British sprinters competing for fame in the 1924 Olympics. Eric, a devout Scottish missionary runs because he knows it must please God. Harold, the son of a newly rich Jew runs to prove his place in Cambridge society. In a warmup 100 meter race, Eric defeats Harold, who hires a pro trainer to prepare him. Eric, whose qualifying heat is scheduled for a Sunday, refuses to run despite pressure from the Olympic committee
Shine by Scott Hicks( Visual )

23 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in English and held by 1,727 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Australian pianist David Helfgott. He experiences a nervous breakdown and is hospitalized, but later returns to the concert hall
Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express by Sidney Lumet( Visual )

14 editions published between 1974 and 2009 in English and held by 1,552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hercule Poirot is a dapper detective for whom murder-solving is a precise, intellectual exercise. When a murder occurs aboard the Orient Express, Poirot agrees to interview all aboard the famous train's Calais coach, hoping to find the killer of an American millionarie before the local police arrive
King Richard the Second by William Shakespeare( Visual )

40 editions published between 1978 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare's historical play about the dynastic struggle between Richard II and Henry Bolingboke (later Henry IV)
Arthur( Visual )

22 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in English and French and held by 1,281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arthur Bach is very, very rich, and he's next in line for three-quarters of a billion dollars. He stands to lose his inheritance--and a life in the lush style to which he is accustomed--if he doesn't marry the most boring blonde on Long Island within thirty days. Unfortunately, Arthur has just discovered the girl of his dreams
Oedipus the King by Sophocles( Visual )

27 editions published between 1986 and 2008 in English and held by 1,212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This play recounts the story of Oedipus, King of Thebes, a man, who out of stubborn pride, must know the truth at all costs. It is the first in the trilogy of tragedies know as the Theban plays
Merlin by Steve Barron( Visual )

33 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The legend of King Arthur, this time, from the perspective of the King's Wizard, Merlin. Merlin is a creature born of pagan magic, living in a world converting to Christianity. Merlin is beside Arthur as he gains Excalibur, builds Camelot and is betrayed by his wife, Guinevere. Merlin and Arthur are both menaced by the plots of Morgan Le Fey, her son by Arthur, Mordred, and their cohorts. Through it all, Merlin tries to keep Arthur from the destructive path set by fate
John Gielgud directs Richard Burton in Hamlet; a journal of rehearsals by Richard L Sterne( Book )

9 editions published between 1967 and 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Around the world in 80 days by Jules Verne( Visual )

2 editions published between 1990 and 2004 in French and English and held by 1,094 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Phlegmatic, punctual Englishman Phileas Fogg believes in progress, science, and intellectual deduction. When a member of the Reform Club challenges him on the impossibility of completing a round-the-world tour in eighty days, he wagers his entire fortune to prove that he can do it. He is accompanied by his valet Passepartout, and followed by Mr. Fix, a detective who believes he is a notorious bank robber. Shot in 70mm, using the Todd-AO process (an extremely high definition widescreen film format), the film is notable for its picturesque, exotic scenery, international cast, and the plethora of stars in cameo appearances, all highly innovative at the time
Brideshead revisited by Evelyn Waugh( Visual )

19 editions published between 1981 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,003 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles a young man's haunting relationship in an irretrievably aristocratic world. The story spans three decades from the early twenties to World War II in Charles Ryder's relationship with the wild and eccentric Sebastian Flyte and the aristocratic Marchmain family
William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare( Visual )

29 editions published between 1953 and 2013 in English and German and held by 998 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Film adaptation of Shakespeare's play depicting the successful conspiracy to assassinate the Roman emperor, Julius Caesar
Antigone by Jean Anouilh( Visual )

22 editions published between 1984 and 2008 in English and held by 944 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The third of the three plays of the Oedipus saga, Antigone is perhaps the most easily accessible of all the great classical tragedies, its theme clear and up-to-date: the conflict between moral and political law. Now the tale of Oedipus and his family comes to its end--he, his wife Jocasta, and his sons all dead; at the last, his daughter--who stood by her father--is also destroyed
Secret agent by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

115 editions published between 1936 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 889 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An espionage thriller set in Geneva, seasoned with romance. Two British Intelligence Service agents pose as husband and wife in an attempt to eliminate an agent for the Central Powers
The Power of one by Bryce Courtenay( Visual )

12 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 848 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

PK, an English orphan, is bullied by his Afrikaner classmates over his political beliefs, but an African teaches him how to box and that one person can make a difference
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Džon Gilgud

Džons Gilguds

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Ioannes Gielgud

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English (940)

German (16)

Spanish (15)

French (10)

Catalan (3)

Italian (2)

Polish (2)

Danish (1)

Japanese (1)

Richard IIIWilliam Shakespeare's Julius CaesarShineOedipus the KingMerlinAround the world in 80 daysBrideshead revisitedSecret agent