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Leigh, Mike 1943-

Works: 313 works in 1,341 publications in 10 languages and 18,321 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews  History  Fiction  Anecdotes 
Roles: Director, Author of screenplay, Author, Scenarist, fld, Performer, Film editor, Interviewee, Editor, Dedicatee, Author of introduction, Contributor, dir, Artist, Author of dialog
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Mike Leigh
Vera Drake by Mike Leigh( Visual )
40 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Abortionist Vera Drake finds her beliefs and practices clash with the mores of 1950s Britain
Happy-go-lucky ( Visual )
40 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Poppy is a life-loving and irrepressibly cheerful primary school teacher. She is thirty years old, single, and infinitely optimistic and accepting. She lives with her best friend and flatmate Zoe in London. She is tested by a repressed driving instructor with anger problems, and, in turn, she decides to test him. She has exciting flamenco lessons, an encounter with a homeless man, an argument with her pregnant sister, and a love-affair with the social worker guiding one of her students
Topsy-turvy by Mike Leigh( Visual )
67 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tensions abound and the music swells in the story about the famous musical team of Gilbert and Sullivan. The two men who were extremely different in size and stature were even more different in temperament and style. Yet, they still managed to create memorable theater. This is the story of the making of one of their most famous collaborations, The Mikado
Secrets & lies by Mike Leigh( Visual )
103 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 1,206 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
Another year by Mike Leigh( Visual )
56 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,059 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A married couple who have managed to remain blissfully happy into their autumn years are surrounded over the course of the four seasons of one average year by friends, colleagues, and family who all seem to suffer some degree of unhappiness
Naked by Mike Leigh( Visual )
61 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 779 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A charming, eloquent, and vicious drifter on the lam in London rejects those who would care for him and hurls himself into a nocturnal odyssey through the city, colliding with a succession of desperate and dispossessed people and scorching everyone in his path
Life is sweet by Mike Leigh( Visual )
41 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 716 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An amusing portrait of a working-class family in a suburb just north of London, an irrepressible mum and dad and their night-and-day twins, a bookish good girl and a sneering lay about. A vivid, lived-in story of ordinary existence, in which even modest dreams (such as the father's desire to open a food truck) carry enormous weight. Perched on the line between humor and melancholy
All or nothing by Mike Leigh( Visual )
47 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In a crowded South London apartment building, Penny, a working mum, struggles to keep her dejected daughter, her lazy son and her disillusioned partner on the right path. When tragedy befalls one of her loved ones, she finds that support comes from the most unexpected places and brings the most surprising results
Abigail's party ; and, Goose-pimples by Mike Leigh( Book )
21 editions published between 1977 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Acerbic comic drama about a neighbours' get-together in suburbia. While teenager Abigail throws her first party at home, two doors away her parents and some neighbours get together for what should be a civilised drinks party. But as more and more alcohol is imbibed, and tongues are loosened, snobberies and prejudices are aired and disaster is sure to ensue. Starring Janine Duvitski, Alison Steadman, Tim Stern, John Salthouse and Harriet Reynolds
High hopes by Mike Leigh( Visual )
36 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cyril and Shirley are a young, working-class couple who, in their struggle to make ends meet, have become absorbed in socialism. Cyril's sister Valerie and her husband aspire to a more privileged class. The only glue holding the siblings together is their withdrawn and wistful old mother
Smelling a rat ; & Ecstacy by Mike Leigh( Book )
7 editions published between 1989 and 1996 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Smelling a rate is a political play about the new kind of sanctified millionaire entrepreneur who has wealth but no moral values while Ecstasy celebrates the mutual affection and interdependence of those in bedsit land [sic]--cf. blurb
Career girls by Mike Leigh( Visual )
37 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and French and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two unlikely college roommates become close friends amidst a dizzying whirl of books, baggage, booze and boyfriends. Reunited six years after graduation, Annie and Hannah take a funny poignant look at the girls they were - and the women they have become
Naked and other screenplays by Mike Leigh( Book )
7 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Three screenplays by Mike Leigh. "Naked" presents a bleak picture of urban society, "Life is Sweet" is a gentle comedy in which the pain of everyday life is borne with a wry smile, and "High Hopes" is a comedy of class-ridden life in contemporary Britain
Mike Leigh on Mike Leigh by Mike Leigh( Book )
2 editions published in 2008 in Undetermined and English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Five-time Oscar nominee and BAFTA winner, Mike Leigh is one of the world cinema's pre-eminent figures. Now, in this definitive career-length interview, he reflects on all that has gone into the making of his unique body of work
Ecstasy by Mike Leigh( Book )
8 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A new edition of Mike Leigh's 1979 play published alongside its revival at the Hampstead Theatre. Ecstasy is a devastating portrait of four working-class English friends carousing in a shabby furnished room in northwest London
Topsy-turvy by Mike Leigh( Book )
10 editions published between 1977 and 2001 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is the text of the film Topsy-turvy by Mike Leigh. This is his first period piece which evokes the travails and triumphs of the famous artistic partnership of Gilbert and Sullivan in a time of crisis
Secrets and lies by Mike Leigh( Book )
8 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Meantime by Mike Leigh( Visual )
41 editions published between 1983 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A young, unemployed Londoner begins a friendship with a skinhead, much to his family's dismay
Abigail's party by Mike Leigh( Visual )
32 editions published between 1977 and 2009 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Beverly wears low-cut dresses, too much make-up and has a reputation as a man-eating monster. She turns a social get-together between married couples into a virtual time bomb of emotional tension."
Career girls by Mike Leigh( Book )
6 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Leigh, Mikel
Li, Maiḳ 1943-
Mike Leigh
לי, מיק 1943-
English (666)
French (20)
German (17)
Italian (12)
Multiple languages (6)
Spanish (4)
Dutch (2)
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Polish (1)
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