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Manville, Lesley

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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 1,296 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 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,212 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
Maleficent by Angelina Jolie( Visual )
2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A beautiful, pure-hearted young fairy, Maleficent has an idyllic life growing up in a peaceable forest kingdom, until one day when an invading army threatens the harmony of the land. Bent on revenge, Maleficent faces a battle with the invading king's successor and, as a result, places a curse upon his newborn infant Aurora. As the child grows, Maleficent realizes that Aurora holds the key to peace in the kingdom, and perhaps to Maleficent's true happiness as well. A retelling of the Sleeping Beauty story
Another year by Mike Leigh( Visual )
38 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 899 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 Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell( Visual )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 888 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When the privileged Margaret Hale's father uproots the family to take work in the northern 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 851 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 realized in the birth of Tilly, daughter of her maid Martha and carpenter Jem. Elsewhere, the shadow of the railway still looms, but the line has been halted five miles outside Cranford, a disaster as far as Captain Brown is concerned. Meanwhile, as Mr. Buxton returns to town with his son, William, and his niece, Erminia, Miss Matty becomes concerned about another young person, Peggy Bell, who lives in an isolated cottage with her mother and domineering brother. She decides to intervene and engineers an invitation that will bring the four young people together. But when tragedy strikes, she fears she has opened a Pandora's box from which Cranford will never recover
Romeo + Juliet ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 711 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
Painted lady ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 632 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 )
35 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 464 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
Midsomer murders ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 376 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
The Christmas candle ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A young minister brings electricity to an English village during the late 20th Century, threatening a local tradition involving a candle capable of delivering Christmas miracles. According to local legend, an angel visits the quaint hamlet of Gladbury every 25 years, touching a candle produced by the local candlemaker, and giving one lucky family a Christmas miracle. Now the year is 1890, and as Christmas approaches, youthful minster David Richmond (Hans Matheson) arrives in Gladbury convinced that the locals will embrace the convenience of electricity with open arms
Agatha Christie's Poirot by Agatha Christie( Visual )
5 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 305 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
Secrets & lies by Mike Leigh( Visual )
4 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hortense, an adopted Black woman in London, seeks out her natural birth mother only to discover the woman is white. Equally shocked to learn the daughter she gave up for adoption is Black, Cynthia insists it's a mistake. But she soon realizes it's true. When Cynthia brings her newfound daughter home to meet her family-from-hell, all the secrets and lies, the deceptions and animosities come pouring out
Top girls by Caryl Churchill( Visual )
9 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and held by 188 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 149 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 146 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 )
9 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 99 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 by Alan Clarke( Visual )
11 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 71 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
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Audience level: 0.19 (from 0.11 for Midsomer m ... to 0.70 for Top girls ...)
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Manville, Lesley 1956-
Manville, Leslie
Manville, Leslie 1956-
English (129)
German (8)
Italian (6)
French (5)
Spanish (3)