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Manville, Lesley

Works: 61 works in 203 publications in 5 languages and 8,052 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Television adaptations  Film adaptations  History  Detective and mystery television programs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Television mini-series  Television series  Made-for-TV movies 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Narrator, Costume designer, Interviewee
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Lesley Manville
Vera Drake by Mike Leigh ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1,286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Abortionist Vera Drake finds her beliefs and practices clash with the mores of 1950s Britain
Topsy-turvy by Mike Leigh ( Visual )
26 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,210 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
Another year by Mike Leigh ( Visual )
29 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 866 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
North & South by John Jakes ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 862 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When the privileged Margaret Hale's father uproots the family to take work in the northern England mill town of Milton, she is shocked by the dirt and gruffness of the people. But she reserves her highest contempt for the charismatic mill-owner John Thornton
Cranford return to Cranford ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 813 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Miss Matty's house is full of life and bustle. Her dream of having a child in the house has been realised in the birth of Tilly, daughter of her maid Martha and carpenter Jem. The shadow of the railway still looms but, to the relief of Matty and the Amazons, the line has been halted five miles outside of Cranford because of Lady Ludlow's refusal to sell her land. Elsewhere Miss Matty's friend Mr Buxton returns to town with his son, William, and his niece, Erminia. Miss Matty decides to introduce them to Peggy Bell, a young woman who lives in an isolated cottage with her mother and domineering brother, Edward, in the hope of building friendships. But, when tragedy strikes, she comes to believe that she has opened Pandora's box and fears Cranford will never recover
Painted lady ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Maggie Sheridan is a semi-retired, former '60s rock singer. She seems resigned to a life lived on a crumbling country estate, ruminating about her past. Everything changes when a botched robbery leaves her friend Sir Charles Stafford dead and one of his prized pantings missing. Determined to retrieve the masterpiece and find the killer, Maggie plunges into the dark underworld of the art trade. Posing as a wealthy Polish countess, she sets off on a treacherous path from Ireland to London to New York and back again. Meanwhile, Sebastian, the troubled son of Sir Charles, embarks on his own path of discovery. Where the two trails meet, life begins to imitate art to deadly effect
All or nothing by Mike Leigh ( Visual )
38 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 466 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
Romeo + Juliet ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
It's William Shakespeare's epic and searing tale of love. An ageless story from the world's most renowned author is reimagined for the 21st Century. This adaptation is told in the lush traditional setting it was written, but gives a new generation the chance to fall in love with the enduring legend
Midsomer murders ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The cozy villages of Midsomer County reveal their most sinister secrets in these contemporary British television mysteries inspired by the novels of Caroline Graham. Detective Chief Inspector Tom Barnaby has policed the murderous county for decades, and now he is ready to retire. In these four episodes Barnaby investigates his final cases before leaving the denizens of MIdsomer in the capable hands of his cousin, DCI John Barnaby and his partner, Detective Sergeant Ben Jones. Master Class: Competition over a prestigious music class unearths a long-kept secret. The Noble Art: A reenactment of a championship boxing match turns deadly. Not in My Back Yard: A clash over property development leads to a string of murders. Fit for Murder: The Barnabys' spa weekend is interrupted by a gruesome discovery
Agatha Christie's Poirot by Agatha Christie ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When the host is found dead at a card game, four investigators - including Poirot himself - look for clues as they set out to discover which guest is the killer
Top girls by Caryl Churchill ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Explores Caryl Churchill's play about the deliberate choices women must make about their own presentation for advancement in a patriarchal world. Includes commentary before the play and interviews with the playwright, director and cast members after the play
The Elizabeth Gaskell collection ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Wives & daughters: A coming of age story, a romance and a comedy of manners, the film focuses on the fortunes of three families -- the Gibsons, the Hamleys and the Cumnors -- in the English village of Hollingford
Cranford by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Return to Cranford [DVDC 4011 pt. 2]: The two-part saga Return to Cranford opens to a struggling Cranford, a traditional English village that in autumn 1844 is airing the conflicts that accompany progress
Womb ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A woman's consuming love forces her to bear the clone of her dead beloved. From his infancy to manhood, she faces the unavoidable complexities of her controversial decision
The firm ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The firm: Clive 'Bex' Bissel, estate agent, father and husband, is an average guy, who just happens to be the head of a violent gang of soccer hooligans. As leader of the Intercity Crew, Bex wants to merge his 'firm' with two rival gangs in anticipation of a huge multi-country brawl at the 1988 European Championships. He nominates himself as the leader of a national organization, but his counterparts, Yeti and Oboe refuse to comply, believing that only one firm should be allowed to represent England in Munich. The "soccer hooligan" phenomenon--wherein ordinary people lead side lives dominated by acts of violence and rage--can, if unchecked, escalate out of control and destroy those lives
Plain Jane ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1911 London, a love triangle forms between a man, his son, and the maid
A certain age the radio monologues by Lynne Truss ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
6 women tell their stories ; sometimes risible, sometimes tinged with wisdom and sadness
High season ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A talented photographer would otherwise be living an idyllic life on a beautiful Greek island, except that she has to cope with being broke, an ex-husband with whom she fights over art and blondes, her art historian best friend and her eccentric neighbor
Perfect parents ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A father's attempt to give his child the best future he can sets a family on a tragic and deadly path in this gripping thriller. When Stuart discovers his ten-year-old daughter has witnessed a knife attack at her school, he and his wife Alison decide to do whatever it takes to secure a place for his daughter at a high performing Catholic school. Competition between local parents is fierce as this is the only school in the area that doesn't feel like a war zone, so Stuart and Alison lie about their religion to get Lucy in. That apparently simple lie spirals into fraud, blackmail and murder. Preparing for a tough interview with the school's principal, they're introduced to a priest who's prepared to verify their story and give Lucy a crash course in Catholicism -- for a price. But soon the real cost to the family emerges, as Stuart discovers the priest's dark secret and finds himself in the frame for murder"--Container
Secrets & lies by Mike Leigh ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Nach dem Tod ihrer Adoptiveltern macht sich Hortense, eine junge schwarze Optikerin aus London, auf die Suche nach ihrer leiblichen Mutter. Sie findet Cynthia, eine unverheiratete, weiße Fabrikarbeiterin, die mit ihrer Tochter in ärmlichen Verhältnissen lebt. Das unerwartete Auftauchen von Hortense, deren Existenz sie bislang verschwiegen hat, führt dazu, dass sich die Mutter unbequemen Wahrheiten stellen muss. Die junge farbige Optikerin Hortense findet nach dem Tod ihrer Pflegemutter heraus, dass ihre leibliche Mutter Cynthia eine Weiße ist. Es kostet Hortense viel Kraft, mit Cynthia in Kontakt zu treten, besonders als sie anfänglich auf Ablehnung stößt. Die Fabrikarbeiterin Cynthia lebt zurückgezogen und isoliert mit ihrer zweiten Tochter Roxanne, die als Straßenkehrerin arbeitet, in einem ärmlichen Vorort von London. Sie ist besonders von ihrem Bruder Maurice enttäuscht, der auf Druck seiner eifersüchtigen Frau Monica den Kontakt fast gänzlich abgebrochen hat. Durch Hortenses Auftauchen kommt neuer Schwung in Cynthias monotones Leben. Die lethargische Frau blüht auf. Gestärkt mit neuem Lebensmut, beginnt sie sich mit ihrer verdrängten Vergangenheit auseinander zusetzen. Doch noch traut sie sich nicht, ihrer Familie die ganze Wahrheit zu sagen. Maurice und Monica geben zu Roxannes 21. Geburtstag eine Grillparty, Cynthia kommt in Begleitung von Hortense, gibt sie aber als ihre Kollegin aus.
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Manville, Lesley 1956-
Manville, Leslie
Manville, Leslie, 1956-
English (114)
German (8)
Spanish (6)
French (5)
Italian (3)