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Wenham, David 1965-

Overview
Works: 138 works in 476 publications in 7 languages and 22,024 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Juvenile works  Fantasy films  Action and adventure films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Fiction  Horror films  Vampire films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Narrator, Contributor
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by David Wenham
300 by Zack Snyder( Visual )
55 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 3,010 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the Battle of Thermopylae of 480 BC, an alliance of Greek city-states fought the invading Persian army in the mountain pass of Thermopylae. Vastly outnumbered, the Greeks held back the enemy in one of the most famous last stands of history. Persian King Xerxes lead an Army of well over 100,000 men to Greece and was confronted by 300 Spartans, 700 Thespians and other Slave soldiers. Xerxes waited many days for King Leonidas to surrender or withdraw. When the Greeks did not leave, Xerxes was left with no option and he moved forward. The battle lasted for about 3 days and after which all 300 Spartans were killed. The Spartan defeat would not have happened if not for a local shepherd, named Ephialtes, who defected to the Persians and informed Xerxes of a separate path through Thermopylae, which the Persians could use to outflank the Greeks
Australia by Baz Luhrmann( Visual )
21 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 2,266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Nicole Kidman y Hugh Jackman unen fuerzas con el visionario director Baz Luhrmann en Australia, una épica aventura, situada al borde de la Segunda Guerra Mundial, donde una aristócratica inglesa viaja al lejano continente y conoce a un rudo lugareño y a un encantador niño aborigen. Este desafortunado trío se embarca en un viaje de descubrimientos a través de cientos de millas del terreno más hermoso e inolvidable del planeta; pero todo su mundo cambia por el encuentro de varios poderosos enemigos, donde tratarán de encontrar refugio del bombardeo a la ciudad de Darwin por las fuerzas japonesas que atacaron Pearl Harbor
Van Helsing by Stephen Sommers( Visual )
19 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and Chinese and held by 2,241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Legendary 19th-century monster hunter Van Helsing is sent to mysterious Transylvania to battle the evil Dracula is trying to release with the unwilling help of Frankestein's monster and a wolf-man
Public enemies by Michael Mann( Visual )
8 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,765 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1933. It is the fourth year of the Great Depression. For John Dillinger, Alvin Karpis and Baby Face Nelson, it is the golden age of bank robbery. After serving a ten-year prison sentence, John Dillinger embarks on a cross-country bank-robbing spree with help from his associates: faithful driver Red Hamilton, cocky lookout Homer Van Meter, and murderous hothead Baby Face Nelson. He relocates to Chicago, where he meets hatcheck girl Billie Frechette and falls in love, but struggles to reconcile his new romance with his life on the run. Meanwhile, FBI director J. Edgar Hoover has enlisted Special Agent Melvin Purvis to use the latest techniques and equipment to catch Dillinger-Public Enemy Number One-even as Purvis realizes that doing so may stretch his principles to the breaking point
Legend of the guardians the owls of Ga'Hoole by Zack Snyder( Visual )
4 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 1,745 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fledgling barn owl Soren lives in the forest of Tyto with his father Noctus, mother Marella, older brother Kludd, younger sister Eglantine, and their snake nest maid Ms. P. Noctus enjoys telling Soren and Eglantine stories of the Guardians of Ga'Hoole, a mythical group of warrior owls, who once saved all owlkind from the evil "Pure Ones." One night Kludd pushes Soren and they both fall to the ground. They are kidnapped taken to the home to the Pure Ones, and put to work: Soren as a slave, and Kludd as a soldier. The Pure Ones' are laying a trap for their enemies, the Guardians of Ga'Hoole. The Pure Ones storm the Great Tree, and the Guardians lead the owls into battle against them, wherein which Soren and his friends emerge to play pivotal roles
The lord of the rings by J. R. R Tolkien( Visual )
10 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 1,533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Frodo Baggins and the Fellowship continue their quest to destroy the One Ring and stand against the evil of the dark lord Sauron. The Fellowship has divided and now find themselves taking different paths to defeating Sauron and his allies. Their destinies now lie at two towers - Orthanc Tower in Isengard, where the corrupted wizard Saruman waits and Sauron's fortress at Baraddur, deep within the dark lands of Mordor."--Amazon.com
Lord of the rings by Peter Jackson( Visual )
8 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 1,148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The final battle for Middle Earth finds Frodo and Sam with Gollum journeying toward Mount Doom. Aragon continues his leadership so that the Ring-bearer may finish his quest
The Crocodile Hunter ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 1,108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Steve attemps to relocate a hugh crocodile to save him from poachers. But what Steve doesn't know is that the big croc has swallowed a top-secret U.S. satellite beacon ... making them both targets of the U.S. special agents assigned to retrieve the beacon
The proposition by John Hillcoat( Visual )
14 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 896 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the desolate Australian outback of the 1880s, newly-arrived Captain Stanley captures the wanted outlaw Charlie Burns. Seeking to civilize the violent outback frontier, Captain Stanley presents his prisoner with a stark choice: Burns can either watch his beloved younger brother Mikey die on the gallows, or find and betray his older and far more dangerous brother Arthur to the authorities
Top of the lake by Jane Campion( Visual )
17 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 832 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A pregnant 12 year-old girl who won't reveal who the father is, walks chest deep into the freezing waters of a New Zealand lake and disappears. Robin Griffin is called in to investigate and becomes more and more obsessed. As she searches, she slowly begins to realize that finding the girl is tantamount to finding herself, a self she has kept well hidden. A powerful and haunting story about our search for happiness, where the dream of paradise attracts its dark twin, the fall
300 : rise of an empire ( Visual )
11 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 804 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Greek general Themistokles attempts to unite all of Greece by leading the charge that will change the course of the war. He's pitted against the massive invading Persian forces led by mortal-turned-god Xerxes, and Artemesia, vengeful commander of the Persian navy
Oranges and sunshine ( Visual )
16 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 692 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The unforgettable true story of Margaret Humphreys, a social worker who uncovered one of the most controversial scandals of recent times: the organized deportation of innocent children from the UK to Australia, where they were thought to be lost in the system forever. Against overwhelming odds, and with little regard for her own safety, Humphreys reunited thousands of families and brought worldwide attention to a corrupt system and an extraordinary miscarriage of justice
The children of Huang Shi ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 617 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Set in the 1930's in war-torn China and inspired by true events. George Hogg is a young Englishman who leads sixty orphaned boys on an extraordinary journey of almost a thousand miles across the snow-bound Liu Pan Shan mountains to safety on the edge of the Mongolian desert. During his journey, George learns to rely on the support of Chen, the leader of a Chinese partisan group who becomes his closest friend. He soon finds himself falling in love with the Australian adventurer Lee, an unsentimental nurse. Along the way, Hogg befriends Madame Wang, an aristocratic survivor who has also been displaced by war. She helps the young Englishman, his friends and their sixty war orphans make their way to safety near the western end of the Great Wall of China
The lord of the rings by J. R. R Tolkien( Visual )
13 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
It is now time for Fordo to overcome the wickedness of Gollum, the horrifying attack of the colossal arachnid Shelob and the soul-twisting allure of a ring that resists destruction. For Aragorn to take up the sword of his forebears and the crown of his birthright. Frodo and Sam are approaching Mount Doom to destroy the One Ring and a massive battle is about to ensue that will determine the fate of Middle-Earth
Molokai the story of "Father Damien" ( Visual )
19 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Drama about a Catholic priest who went to the island in Hawaii where the lepers were exiled - Molokai. There among the outcasts he built a community and gave them dignity. He eventually contracted the disease and died from it
300 ( Visual )
5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Greek general Themistokles attempts to unite all of Greece by leading the charge that will change the course of the war. He's pitted against the massive invading Persian forces led by mortal turned god Xerxes, and Artemesia, vengeful commander of the Persian navy
The bank by Robert Connolly( Visual )
17 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and French and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A brilliant young mathematician is on the verge of discovering a formula that could predict the fluctuations of the stock market and he is quickly taken under the wing of a corrupt CEO at Centrabank. Together these two men will play a deadly game of deception and revenge, while initiating one of the largest banking scandals in history
After the deluge ( Visual )
9 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Follow the lives of the four men from the Kirby family: as Alex's marriage breaks apart, Toby tries desperately to start a family, and Marty tries to kick-start his faded music career as well as find a meaningful relationship with someone his own age. All three of these men must come to terms with their father's mental state. Cliff, who suffers from Alzheimer's, is reliving his disturbing memories of the war and his first love. Through these four stories, the film uncovers a family's troubled past, and the men's struggle toward a reconciled future
Dust ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
At the turn of the 20th century, two brothers fall in love with the same woman. When she chooses the younger of the two, the embittered older brother travels to Europe where he becomes a ruthless mercenary. But a revolution takes a personal twist with one brother hanging on the edge of life and death
Pure by Gillies MacKinnon( Visual )
9 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and Spanish and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ten-year-old Paul slowly begins to realize that his mother is an addict and, with the help of a local waitress, tries to rescue his mother from her boyfriend/dealer
 
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English (242)
French (12)
Spanish (6)
German (3)
Italian (2)
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