Strong, Mark 1963-
Most widely held works by Mark Strong
Sherlock Holmes ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,990 libraries worldwide
After finally catching serial killer and occult 'sorcerer' Lord Blackwood, legendary sleuth Sherlock Holmes and his assistant Dr. Watson can close yet another successful case. After his execution, Blackwood mysteriously returns from the grave and resumes his killing spree, Holmes must take up the hunt once again. Contending with Watson's new fiancée and the dimwitted head of Scotland Yard, the determined detective must unravel the clues that will lead him into a twisted web of murder, deceit, and black magic, not to mention the deadly embrace of temptress Irene Adler.
The young Victoria ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,678 libraries worldwide
Chronicles the life and times of Queen Victoria from her childhood to her early rise to power and the first turbulent years of her rule. Her romantic relationship and eventual marriage to Prince Albert culminates in a royal power struggle which ultimately is the key to her happiness when she comes to the realization that he is someone she can fully trust and believe in.
Stardust ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,547 libraries worldwide
Tristan hopes to win the heart of his beautiful, but shallow love, Victoria. He promises to recover a star that fell somewhere beyond the stony wall that sets between the mundane England and the fantasy kingdom of Stormhold. So Tristan sets forth on his own journey in Stormhold. Meanwhile in that magical land, the dying king has set his four surviving sons on a quest for the crown. And the witch Lamia is seeking the heart of the star for an entirely different purpose, one that involves her secret power.
Robin Hood ( Visual )
9 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,448 libraries worldwide
In 13th century England, Robin and his band of marauders confront corruption in a local village and lead an uprising against the crown that will forever alter the balance of world power. And whether thief or hero, one man from humble beginnings will become an eternal symbol of freedom for his people.
Miss Pettigrew lives for a day ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1,426 libraries worldwide
In 1939 London, Miss Guinevere Pettigrew is a middle-aged governess who finds herself once again unfairly dismissed from her job. Now she must seize the day if she wants a job. She does this by intercepting an employment assignment outside of her comfort level as social secretary. Arriving at a penthouse apartment for the interview, Miss Pettigrew is catapulted into the glamorous world and dizzying social whirl of an American actress and singer, Delysia Lafosse. Suddenly, Miss Pettigrew finds herself swept into the world of high society. Within hours she is living it up. Taking the social secretary designation to heart, she tries to help her new friend Delysia navigate both a love life and career. This is complicated by the three men in Delysias life: devoted pianist Michael, intimidating nightclub owner Nick, and impressionable junior impresario Phil. Miss Pettigrew herself is unexpectedly drawn to the gallant Joe, a successful designer who is tenuously engaged to haughty fashion maven Edythe - the one person who senses that the new social secretary may be out of her element and schemes to undermine her. Over the next 24 hours, Guinevere and Delysia will empower each other to discover their romantic destinies.
Body of lies ( Visual )
6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,254 libraries worldwide
CIA operative Roger Ferris is on a covert mission. He is working in Jordan and searching for terrorists who have been bombing civilian targets. Ferris uncovers information on the Islamist mastermind Al-Saleem. He devises a plan to infiltrate Al-Saleem's terrorist network with the help of his Langley boss, Ed Hoffman. Ferris enlists the help of the Chief of Jordanian Intelligence, Hani Salaam on this operation, but what he is not certain of is how far he can trust him without putting his life in danger. The uneasy alliance leads to a cultural and moral clash between the men.
The way back ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,056 libraries worldwide
"Inspired by an incredible true story... begins in 1940 when seven prisoners attempt the impossible: escape from a brutal Siberian gulag. Thus begins a treacherous 4,500-mile trek to freedom across the world's most merciless landscapes. They have little food and few supplies. They don't know or trust each other. But together, they must withstand nature at its most extreme. Their humanity is further tested when they meet a teenage runaway who begs to join them on their quest"--Container.
Kick-ass ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1,026 libraries worldwide
Ordinary teenager and rabid comic-book geek Dave Lizewski captures the imagination of the public when he becomes the no-nonsense vigilante, Kick-Ass. After he teams up with the fearless father-daughter crime-fighting duo, Big Daddy and Hit-Girl, the three work together to take down the criminal empire of local Mafioso Frank D'Amico. But when D'Amico's son Chris is reborn as Red Mist, the showdown between the forces of good and evil will force Kick-Ass to live up to his name, or die trying.
Oliver Twist ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 932 libraries worldwide
A slightly darker version of the classic Charles Dickens tale. After living in poor conditions, Oliver runs away to the streets of London. There he meets a gang of pickpockets and soon Oliver's life is changed forever.
Tristan + Isolde ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 902 libraries worldwide
The tragic story of the love between the Cornish knight Tristan and the Irish princess Isolde. Their love for each other threatens to not only destroy their personal relationships with their families, but also to plunge their respective kingdoms into war.
Sunshine ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 700 libraries worldwide
It is the year 2057, the sun is dying and mankind faces extinction. Earth's last hope rests with a courageous crew of eight men and women on a mission to ignite the fading star with a massive nuclear weapon. Deep into their voyage, out of radio contact with Earth, their mission begins to unravel and they find themselves fighting not only for their lives, but for the future of us all.
The eagle ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 667 libraries worldwide
In 140 AD, twenty years after the unexplained disappearance of the entire Ninth Legion in the mountains of Scotland, young centurion Marcus Aquila arrives from Rome to solve the mystery and restore the reputation of his father, the commander of the Ninth. Accompanied only by his British slave Esca, Marcus sets out across Hadrian's Wall into the uncharted highlands of Caledonia to confront its savage tribes, make peace with his father's memory, and retrieve the lost legion's golden emblem.
Endgame ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 596 libraries worldwide
Working for P. W. Botha, Dr. Neil Barnard opens talks with imprisoned Nelson Mandela. But lesser known are the secret talks that take place in a rural English manor house. Both sides may win or lose all, including their own lives. Botha learns of the British talks and, with the inevitable demise of apartheid, he intends to control the endgame by using the tactics of divide and rule. Against all the odds, a precious arena of frail trust between the two warring parties is achieved.
Babylon A.D ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 555 libraries worldwide
In a dystopian kill-or-be-killed future, a Russian mobster hires ruthless mercenary Toorop to smuggle a mysterious young woman named Aurora and her caretaker from a convent in post-apocalyptic Russia to the glittering megalopolis of New York City. But as the trio flee to safety, Toorop discovers deadly secrets about Aurora involving a doomsday cult.
Anna Karenina ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 526 libraries worldwide
"This richly detailed film charts the tragic romantic triangle formed when the dashing Count Vronsky defies social conventions and falls into forbidden love with Anna, the ignored wife of an aristocrat. Soon, Anna's children--a son by Karenin and an illegitimate daughter by Vronsky--become pawns in Karenin's game to see that Anna pays a terrible price for her indiscretion."--Container.
Revolver ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 326 libraries worldwide
Jake Green is a grifter who vows revenge against Macha, the ferocious crime boss who sent him to prison. After taking Macha down in a game of chance, Macha puts out a hit on Jake. Caught between a gun and a hard place, Jake finds himself protected by two vicious loan sharks who make him an offer he can't refuse.
Sharpe's mission ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 297 libraries worldwide
British officer Richard Sharpe joins Colonel Brand travelling behind enemy lines to blow up a French gun powder magazine.
Flashbacks of a fool ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 259 libraries worldwide
A celebrity who has wasted his life and fame on drugs and sex finds his life changed forever when he learns that his childhood friend has suddenly died.
Good ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 245 libraries worldwide
When John Halder's latest novel is enlisted by the Nazi party to push their agenda, his career and social standing instantly advance. But after learning of the Reich's horrific plans for the future, John must decide whether to do nothing and keep his fame or risk losing everything.
Fever pitch ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 169 libraries worldwide
A romantic comedy about the relationship of a soccer-obsessed English school teacher and a dour co-worker named Sarah.
Action and adventure films Adler, Irene (Fictitious character) Albert,--Prince Consort of Victoria, Queen of Great Britain,--1819-1861 Bombings Comedy films Crime films Criminal investigation Detective and mystery films Drama England England--London Fantasy films Feature films Fiction films Film adaptations Films--for the hearing impaired Great Britain Great Britain.--Metropolitan Police Office.--Criminal Investigation Dept Historical films History Holmes, Sherlock (Fictitious character) Infiltration (Military science) John,--King of England,--1167-1216 Jordan Kings and rulers Love Maid Marian (Legendary character) Man-woman relationships Melodramas (Motion pictures) Meteors Murder--Investigation Nineteen thirties Outlaws Queens Robin Hood (Legendary character) Romantic comedy films Social secretaries Spies Stars--Mythology Terrorists Thrillers (Motion pictures) United States Victoria,--Queen of Great Britain,--1819-1901 Video recordings--for the hearing impaired Watson, John H. (Fictitious character) Witches Women Women entertainers Women--Political activity Women--Social life and customs
Salussolia, Marco Giuseppe.
Salussolia, Marco Giuseppe, 1963-