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Gielgud, John 1904-2000

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Gandhi by Richard Attenborough( Visual )

63 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 4,001 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 )

86 editions published between 1952 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 2,866 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 )

34 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 2,761 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

England, 1554. Henry VIII is dead. The country is divided, Catholic against Protestant. Henry's eldest daughter Mary, a fervent Catholic, is Queen. She is childless. The Catholics' greatest fear is the succession of Mary's Protestant half-sister, Elizabeth. After Mary's death, Elizabeth ascends to the throne, thrust into an edgy world of political and religious flux she struggles to protect her power, life, and independence as the court boils with intrigue and conspiracy. Elizabeth begins her reign in a land divided by bloody turmoil, and becomes a cunning strategist, weighing the counsel of her mysterious advisors, thwarting her devious rivals, and denying her own desires for the good of her country
Becket by Peter Glenville( Visual )

47 editions published between 1963 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 2,476 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 )

59 editions published between 1978 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,070 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
Chariots of fire by Hugh Hudson( Visual )

22 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in English and held by 1,949 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
William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar by Joseph L Mankiewicz( Visual )

36 editions published between 1935 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 1,742 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An adaptation of the classic Shakespeare play, chronicling the events around the assassination of Julius Caesar
Shine by Scott Hicks( Visual )

25 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in English and Multiple languages and held by 1,707 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Australian pianist David Helfgott. Driven by his father and his teachers 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 1,557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

41 editions published between 1978 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

22 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in English and French and held by 1,274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arthur Bach is very, very rich, and he's next in line for a 750 million dollar inheritance. 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 1,198 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
Merlin by Steve Barron( Visual )

35 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A world where dreams come true and magic is real. The legendary wizard Merlin allies himself with young King Arthur pledging his mystic skills to Arthur's visionary cause of peace and justice
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 1,154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

3 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in English and French and held by 1,120 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
William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare( Visual )

29 editions published between 1953 and 2013 in English and German and held by 988 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Film adaptation of Shakespeare's play depicting the successful conspiracy to assassinate the Roman emperor, Julius Caesar
Brideshead revisited by Evelyn Waugh( Visual )

20 editions published between 1981 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 987 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of the difficult loves of insular Englishman Charles Ryder and his peculiarly intense relationship with the wealthy but dysfunctional family that inhabited Brideshead. While at Oxford, Charles Ryder meets boyish, flamboyant Sebastian Flyte, who introduces Charles to a charmed and glamorous way of life that continues until Sebastian's health deteriorates
Antigone by Jean Anouilh( Visual )

20 editions published between 1984 and 2008 in English and held by 926 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A unique adaptation of the play by Sophocles. Antigone defies King Creon's decree to bury her slain brother according to religious rituals and faces death for her actions
Secret agent by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

118 editions published between 1936 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 885 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 )

14 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 849 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young English boy, orphaned in a foreign land and terrorized for his political belief, turns to boxing. As he grows up fighting with his fists and leading with his heart, he takes on the system and the social injustices around him--finding that one person really can make a difference
 
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Džon Gilgud

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Ioannes Gielgud

John Gielgud acteur britannique

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Джон Гилгуд

Джон Гілгуд

Џон Гилгуд

Џон Гилгуд англиски глумец и драмски режисер

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