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Davies, Oliver Ford

Works: 159 works in 294 publications in 3 languages and 11,989 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Science fiction films  Action and adventure films  Film adaptations  Television programs  Fantasy films  Television adaptations  Comedy films  Fiction  Film sequels 
Roles: Actor, Author, Narrator, Performer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Oliver Ford Davies
Star wars( Visual )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and held by 2,619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Torn between loyalty to his mentor, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and the seductive powers of the Sith, Anakin Skywalker ultimately turns his back on the Jedi. This begins his complete journey to the dark side and his transformation into Darth Vader
Hamlet by William Shakespeare( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1,208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This production of Shakespeare's masterpiece from Britain's renowned Royal Shakespeare Company was filmed on location rather than in the theatre. No recent stage production in Britain has attracted the excitement and nearly unanimous critical praise as this Hamlet. Dynamic, exciting, and contemporary, it breathes new life into Shakespeare's greatest play
Johnny English reborn by Peter Howitt( Visual )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 1,042 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Working for the MI7 agency, Johnny English is suddenly promoted to super spy after Agent One is assassinated and every other agent is blown up at his funeral. When entrepreneur Sauvage sponsors an exhibition of the Crown Jewels and the valuable gems disappear on the opening night, the newly designated agent must jump into action. Tracking the thieves' underground escape route, English locks in on Sauvage despite repeated assurances by boss Pegasus that the respected entrepreneur has nothing to do with the crime
Star wars by George Lucas( Visual )

13 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 962 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Episode I: In this first episode of the "Star Wars" saga young Anakin Skywalker, a slave with a gift for pod-racing, gains his freedom with help from Queen Amidala's Jedi Knights and then, in turn, helps the Queen defend her planet Naboo from the evil Sith Lords
Star wars by George Lucas( Visual )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 879 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ten years after the events of Phantom menace, Senator Padme Amidala survives an assassination attempt. The Jedi Council send Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker to protect her. After tracking the assassin, Obi-Wan is sent to Kamino to continue investigating while Anakin is sent with Amidala to Naboo, where they begin to fall in love. Obi-Wan's investigation leads to a connection between the assassination attempt and a separatist movement, which could bring the Republic to the brink of civil war
David Copperfield by Simon Curtis( Visual )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and Chinese and held by 789 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The most autobiographical of Dickens' works, David Copperfield often echoes the writer's own life. It tells a moving story of David's journey from birth to maturity, a journey which inextricably links his life with some of Dickens' most colorful and extraordinary families
Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway by Marleen Gorris( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story unfolds on a beautiful summer day in London, in 1923, while Clarissa Dalloway recalls a summer in the country, in 1890, when she was young and beautiful and very much courted
Performing Shakespeare by Oliver Ford Davies( Book )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Drawing on a lifetime's experience of playing Shakespearean roles, Oliver Ford Davies offers practical advice to actors, directors and drama students on a wide variety of scenes, characters, speeches and individual lines from almost every one of the plays." "The three core sections of Performing Shakespeare take us through the whole process of Preparation, Rehearsal and Performance, preceded by discussions of the Elizabethan actor and Shakespeare's language." "Also included are revealing interviews with other notable Shakespearean actors such as Judi Dench, Ian McKellen, Harriet Walter, Josette Simon, Simon Russell Beale, Barbara Jefford, Adrian Lester and Juliet Stevenson."--Jacket
The mother by Roger Michell( Visual )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A newly widowed woman moves to London to be near her family. She soon feels like she is just an invisible old lady until a young man comes into her life. She finds things in herself that she thought were lost forever, but at what cost?
Richard II by Robin Lough( Visual )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Richard is King. A monarch ordained by God to lead his people. But he is also a man of very human weakness. A man whose vanity threatens to divide the great houses of England and drag his people into a dynastic civil war that will last 100 years"--Container
The death of Ivan Ilyich by Leo Tolstoy( Recording )

11 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As an unusual illness plagues Russian public official Ivan Ilyich, his life is forever changed as he deals with doctors who cannot diagnose or treat him, as well as a certain death sentence
Playing Lear by Oliver Ford Davies( Book )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2016 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An insight into Shakespeare's most complex character, this book is a guide to the whole notion of Lear, written from the inside by an experienced actor who brings a restless and questing intelligence to the business of 'playing Lear'
Kavanagh Q.C( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James Kavanagh Q.C., one of the most respected criminal adovcates in London, has earned the respect and admiration of colleagues and opponents alike. However, the long hours, difficult cases and dedication to his work have taken their toll on his wife and two children
Kavanagh QC( Visual )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains 3 episodes from Kavanagh Q.C
Imperium : [a novel of ancient Rome] by Robert Harris( Recording )

14 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tale inspired by the writings of Tiro, Cicero's confidential secretary, traces the life of the ancient Roman orator from his beginnings as a young lawyer through his competitions with Pompey, Caesar, and Crassus in the political arena
Kavanagh Q.C. : Diplomatic baggage( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains 3 episodes from Kavanagh Q.C
The story of the Bible by Peter Whitfield( Recording )

6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History or myth? the word of God or the words of men? What is the Bible? This history, especially written for this recording, describes clearly and concisely how the Bible came into being and what it contains. In the year that marks the 400th anniversary of the publication of the King James Bible, it also traces the immense influence that the Bible has had on world literature, thought and culture
Kavanagh Q.C. [Season 2]( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Job satisfaction, tragedy, harassment and grief hound Kavanagh as he defends a young woman, who along with her brother, is accused of murdering their father and stepmother
Agatha Christie : the Queen of Crime collection( Visual )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sparkling cyanide: An elderly husband and wife are unlikely looking secret agents brought in to investigate the murder of a powerful soccer club manager's beautiful trophy wife at a glitzy champagne event. Why didn't they ask Evans?: A local vicar finds a man lying fatally injured and unconscious on the rocks at the foot of a cliff. His last words before passing were spoken clearly to the vicar "Why didn't they ask Evans?".The Seven Dials mystery: Detective Bundle sets off to solve a grisly crime in which two foreign officers were murdered. The case is made more difficult when she enters the world of espionage and discovers the mysterious Seven Dials Club
William Wordsworth by William Wordsworth( Recording )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes William Wordsworth best known poems, including I Wondered Lonely as a Cloud; I Travelled Among Unknown Men; My Heart Leaps up; and Tintern Abbey
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Alternative Names
Davies, Oliver F.

Davies, Oliver Robert Ford 1939-

Davis, Oliver Ford

Davis, Oliver Ford 1939-

Ford-Davies, Oliver

Ford-Davies, Oliver 1939-

Ford-Davis, Oliver

Ford-Davis, Oliver 1939-


Oliver Ford Davies acteur britannique

Oliver Ford Davies attore e scrittore britannico

Oliver Ford Davies britischer Schauspieler und Schriftsteller

Oliver Ford Davies British actor

Oliver Ford Davies britisk skodespelar

Oliver Ford Davies britisk skuespiller

Oliver Ford Davies Brits acteur

Oliver Ford Davies britský herec

Oliver Ford Davies brittisk skådespelare

Оливер Форд Дейвис

אוליבר פורד דייוויס שחקן בריטי

الیور فورد دیویس بازیگر بریتانیایی

أوليفر فورد ديفيز ممثل بريطاني


English (116)

Spanish (2)

Chinese (1)

David CopperfieldPerforming ShakespeareThe death of Ivan IlyichPlaying LearImperium : [a novel of ancient Rome]The story of the BibleWilliam Wordsworth