WorldCat Identities

Lesser, Anton

Works: 291 works in 1,052 publications in 4 languages and 23,922 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Detective and mystery television programs  Television adaptations  Action and adventure television programs  Fiction  Film adaptations  Television series  Made-for-TV movies  Juvenile works  Historical television programs 
Roles: Actor, Narrator, Performer, Creator, Other
Classifications: PN1992.77, 791.4575
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Anton Lesser
Miss Potter by Chris Noonan( Visual )

12 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and French and held by 1,819 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jeune femme de l'époque victorienne, élevée dans la morale stricte de l'époque victorienne, Beatrix Potter va tout connaître: des affres de la création, au succès aussi fulgurant qu'inattendu, de la soumission à la morale bourgeoise familiale à la liberté du grand amour. Séparée par la maladie de l'homme de sa vie, Beatrix surmontera toutes les épreuves sous l'oeil amusé et complice de ses personnages
Troilus & Cressida by William Shakespeare( Visual )

57 editions published between 1979 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dramatization of Shakespeare's play about two lovers caught in the vicissitudes of the Trojan War
Wolf Hall( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1,074 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Cromwell is a brutal blacksmith's son who rises from the ashes of personal disaster and deftly picks his way through a court where 'man is wolf to man.' King Henry VIII is obsessed with protecting the Tudor dynasty by securing his succession with a male heir to the throne. Told from Cromwell's perspective, "Wolf Hall" follows the complex machinations and back room dealings of this pragmatic and accomplished power broker who must serve king and country while dealing with deadly political intrigue, Henry VIII's tempestuous relationship with Anne Boleyn, and the religious upheavals of the Protestant reformation
The hollow crown( Visual )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 813 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Henry IV, Pt 1. Prince Hal (Tom Hiddleston) defies his father, King Henry IV (Jeremy Irons) by spending his time at Mistress Quickly's (Julie Walters) tavern in the company of the dissolute Falstaff (Simon Russell Beale) and his companions. The King is threatened by a rebellion led by Hal's rival, Hotspur (Joe Armstrong), his father Northumberland (Alun Armstrong), and his uncle Worcester (David Hayman). During the Battle of Shrewsbury Hal faces Hotspur in mortal combat
The ruby in the smoke by Philip Pullman( Recording )

26 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 807 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In nineteenth-century London, sixteen-year-old Sally, a recent orphan, becomes involved in a deadly search for a mysterious ruby
Twelfth night, or, What you will by William Shakespeare( Visual )

3 editions published between 1991 and 2005 in English and held by 730 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After a shipwreck, twin siblings Viola and Sebastian wash up on the shores of Illyria. Viola, disguised as a man named Cesario, takes up service with the Duke Orsino, who is madly in love with the Lady Olivia. But Olivia is in mourning over her brother's death, so Orsino sends Cesario over as an emissary of love, except that Olivia falls for Viola!
Cat o'nine tales [and other stories] by Jeffrey Archer( Recording )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 713 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of irresistible short stories
The mill on the Floss by George Eliot( Visual )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and Multiple languages and held by 671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tragic tale of Maggie Tulliver, the miller's daughter, who defies her embittered brother in standing by the man she loves - shocking the stifling society in which she lives - in an attempt to pursue her blighted dreams
Charlotte Gray by Gillian Armstrong( Visual )

6 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 663 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's World War II and Charlotte has been trained to be an undercover courier for England. She straps on a parachute and falls from the sky into Vichy France. There she will assist the French Resistance in its defiance of Nazi occupation. Once behind enemy lines, she keeps secret her personal mission to find her lover, an RAF pilot downed over France
Shadow in the north by Philip Pullman( Recording )

19 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1878 in London, Sally, now twenty-two and established in her own business, and her companions Frederick and Jim try to solve the mystery surrounding the unexpected collapse of a shipping firm and its ties to a sinister corporation called North Star
Fairy tale : a true story by Paramount Pictures Corporation (1914-1927)( Visual )

2 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in English and held by 568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Young Frances and Elsie believe in fairies. The photographs the girls take of the winged beings put them at the center of a real-life controvery that sweeps through a recovering World War I England during 1917. Everyone is caught up in the excitement, including two of the era's most renowned men: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and master illusionist Harry Houdini. But are the photographs real or just a cleaver hoax?
Spies of Warsaw( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in Poland, Paris and Berlin in the years leading up to the Second World War. At the French embassy in Warsaw, Colonel Jean-Francois Mercier, is drawn into a world of abduction, betrayal and intrigue in the diplomatic salons and back alleys of the city. At the same time, he is involved in a passionate love affair with a Parisian woman of Polish heritage. Risking his life, Mercier works in the shadows amid a remarkable cast of characters, some known to him as spies, some never to be revealed
The tiger in the well by Philip Pullman( Recording )

21 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In London in 1881, twenty-four-year-old Sally finds her young daughter and her possessions assailed by an unknown enemy, while a shadowy figure known as the Tzaddik involves her in his plot to defraud and exploit the hordes of Jewish immigrants pouring into the country
The politician's wife( Visual )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of a consummate politician's wife is turned upside down when she discovers that her husband, the British Conservative government's Minister for the Family, has been having an affair with a former call girl
A Christmas carol by Charles Dickens( Recording )

27 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The classic story by Charles Dickens about a miser who learns the meaning of Christmas when three ghostly visitors review his past and foretell his future
Hamlet, Prince of Denmark by William Shakespeare( Recording )

27 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents Shakespeare's immortal story about Hamlet's plight to avenge his father's murder
Paradise lost by John Milton( Recording )

23 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a recording of Milton's epic tale in verse of man's creation, fall, and redemption
The death-defying Pepper Roux by Geraldine McCaughrean( Recording )

7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Having been raised believing he will die before he reaches the age of fourteen, Pepper Roux runs away on his fourteenth birthday in an attempt to elude his fate, assumes another identity, and continues to try to outrun death, no matter the consequences
King Lear by William Shakespeare( Visual )

14 editions published between 1987 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare's plays in which tragedy occurs when an old king divides his kingdom between his daughters
Midsomer murders by Caroline Graham( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The cozy villages of Midsomer County reveal their most sinister secrets in these contemporary British television mysteries. In this episode, as Midsomer Barton celebrates Oak Apple Week, the mother of a former festival queen drowns herself. But is it really suicide?
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The ruby in the smoke
Alternative Names
Anton Lesser acteur britannique

Anton Lesser Brits acteur

Anton Lesser englischer Schauspieler

Lessor, Anton 1952-

Лессер, Антон

אנטון לסר

Cat o'nine tales [and other stories]Shadow in the northThe tiger in the wellA Christmas carolHamlet, Prince of DenmarkParadise lostThe death-defying Pepper RouxKing Lear