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Charleson, Ian

Works: 68 works in 303 publications in 6 languages and 8,697 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Television adaptations  Film adaptations  History  Biography  Fiction  Television plays  Interviews  Biographical films  Horror films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Singer, Costume designer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Ian Charleson
Chariots of fire by Hugh Hudson ( Visual )
89 editions published between 1981 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 3,302 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. A compromise is reached when a nobleman allows Eric to compete in his 400 meter slot. Eric and Harold win their respective races and go on to achieve fame as missionary and businessman/athletic advocate, respectively
Gandhi by Richard Attenborough ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1982 and 2011 in English and held by 1,684 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
All's well that ends well by William Shakespeare ( Visual )
41 editions published between 1980 and 2009 in English and held by 1,388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
William Shakespeare's comedy about Helena, the new wife of Count Bertram, who resorts to chicanery to win the respect and affection of her husband
Antony & Cleopatra by William Shakespeare ( Visual )
28 editions published between 1980 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Octavius Caesar, Marc Antony, and Lepidus form the triumvirate, the three rulers of the Roman Empire. Antony, though married to Fulvia, spends his time in Egypt, living a life of decadence and conducting an affair with Queen Cleopatra. In Antony's absence, Caesar and Lepidus worry about Pompey's increasing strength. Caesar condemns Antony for neglecting his duties as a statesman and military officer. Hearing that his wife, Fulvia, has died and that Pompey is raising an army to rebel against the triumvirate, Antony feels he must return to Rome. Caesar and Antony try to patch up their quarrel through the marriage of Antony to Caesar's sister Octavia. In Egypt, Cleopatra is told that Antony has married and is furious with jealousy. However, when the messenger says that Octavia is not very beautiful, Cleopatra feels confident that she can win Antony back. The triumvirs meet Pompey, who agrees to keep peace in exchange for control of Sicily and Sardinia. When Antony and Octavia leave for Athens, Caesar breaks his truce, wages war against Pompey, and defeats him. After using Lepidus's army to secure a victory, he imprisons Lepidus. Antony learns this with anger; Octavia pleads him to stay friends with her brother. Antony sends her to Rome, then returns to Cleopatra. In Egypt he raises an army to fight Caesar. Antony decides to fight him at sea, although Caesar has the better navy; and he allows Cleopatra to command a ship, ignoring the protests of Enobarbus, his best friend. Enobarbus deserts him and joins Caesar's army, but then in remorse kills himself. Antony's forces lose the battle when Cleopatra's ship flees and Antony's follows, leaving the rest of the fleet vulnerable to attack. Antony swears he will kill Cleopatra, so she sends word that she has committed suicide. Full of grief, Antony commands his attendant to kill him, but the man kills himself instead. Antony then falls on his own sword. Caesar takes Cleopatra prisoner, planning to display her in Rome as a trophy, but she kills herself with the help of several poisonous asps. Caesar has the two lovers buried beside each other
Reilly, ace of spies ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1983 and 2005 in English and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Reilly is the first of a new kind of spy. Follow his adventure transporting top secret information from Russia, through missions in China and Germany. He finds himself at the heart of the Russian Revolution with the aim to overthrow the communists and bring in a new ruler ... himself
Master of the game ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The lavish international saga spans a century and focuses on the Blackwell family's rise to wealth, from 1890s South Africa where the family's fortune is made in diamonds to the primary story of iron-willed Kate Blackwell, the driven, power-hungry head of the family's embattled corporate empire
Hamlet, Prince of Denmark by William Shakespeare ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A Danish prince avenges the murder of his father, the king, by killing his uncle Claudius who murdered the king, usurped the throne, and married Hamlet's mother, Gertrude. Hamlet, considered the most complex of all Shakespeare's characters, examines the fundamental issues of justice, guilt, and death
Troubles ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1919, Major Brendan Archer arrives in Ireland to reunite with his fiancée, Angela Spencer. Unfortunately, the family home, The Majestic Hotel, is a decaying shadow of its former self, as is Angela. Puzzled by the changes, Archer's attentions are soon drawn to her lively friend, Sarah Devlin, a passionate Irish nationalist. They fall in love, but the Major soon discovers some disturbing aspects about their relationship which threaten to explode into violence
For Ian Charleson : a tribute ( Book )
2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Opera ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in English and Italian and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When a young opera singer takes over the leading role in an avant-garde presentation of Verdi's Macbeth, she triggers the madness of a crazed fan who repeatedly forces the diva to watch the brutal murders of her loved ones
Les chariots de feu by Hugh Hudson ( Visual )
18 editions published between 1985 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dans les années vingt, deux athlètes britanniques prédisposés pour la course à pied se servent de leur don, l'un pour combattre les préjugés xénophobes, l'autre pour affirmer sa foi religieuse. 4 Oscars dont celui du Meilleur Film et de la Meilleure Bande Original de Film (Vangelis)
Guys and dolls the original National Theatre cast by Frank Loesser ( Recording )
2 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Guys & dolls original cast album by Frank Loesser ( Recording )
4 editions published in 1982 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Die Stunde des Siegers ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1980 and 2009 in German and Undetermined and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Harold Abrahams und Eric Lidell kämpfen 1924 in Paris bei den Olympischen Spielen um Sieg und persönlichen Ruhm. 'Dabeisein' reicht ihnen nicht. Denn zu Hause in England sind sie Aussenseiter
Gandhi his triumph changed the world forever by Richard Attenborough ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Follows the life of Mahatma Gandhi from his days as a lawyer in South Africa to his role as India's spiritual leader against the British. Bonus features include audio commentary; an introduction by Sir Richard Attenborough; Gandhi's Legacy featurette
Reilly, ace of spies ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Parts 1-2: It's 1910. In St. Petersburg, Sydney Reilly supports his German client in negotiating a contract to build a new Russian fleet so he can keep tabs on it for the British, but his dalliance with a Russian beauty may squelch the deal. Part 3: In 1918, after the Russian Revolution, Reilly goes to Moscow with a plan for overthrowing Lenin and taking over the Russian government himself
Codename: Kyril ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A Russian double agent discovers he's the fox that both the Brits and the Soviets are hunting
Antony and Cleopatra Antoine et Cléopâtre by Jonathan Miller ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Carros de fuego ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in Spanish and English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gran Bretaña, año 1920. Dos jóvenes corredores de diferentes clases sociales se entrenan con un mismo objetivo: competir en los Juegos Olímpicos de París en 1924
Jubilee by Derek Jarman ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1990 and 2003 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When Queen Elizabeth I asks her court alchemist to show her England in the future, she's transported 400 years to a post-apocalyptic wasteland of roving girl gangs, an all-powerful media mogul, fascistic police, scattered filth, and twisted sex
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