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Griffiths, Richard 1947-2013

Works: 184 works in 597 publications in 5 languages and 44,626 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Film and video adaptations  Fiction  History  Television adaptations  Juvenile works  Television plays  Animated television programs  Ghost films 
Roles: Actor, Author, Narrator, Performer, Interviewee, Speaker, Creator, Recipient, Commentator
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Richard Griffiths
Most widely held works by Richard Griffiths
Harry Potter and the sorcerer's stone by J. K Rowling( Visual )
25 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 6,128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Harry Potter, an orphaned child that has spent the first ten years of his life living under the stairs of his aunt and uncle's house, is invited to join the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. He learns his destiny lies in the realm of magic and fantasy
Harry Potter and the chamber of secrets by J. K Rowling( Visual )
56 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 5,911 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Finds young wizard Harry and his friends Ron and Hermoine facing new challenges during their second year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry as they try to uncover a dark force that is terrorizing the school
Harry Potter and the prisoner of Azkaban by J. K Rowling( Visual )
28 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and Korean and held by 4,696 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Harry, Ron and Hermione, now teenagers, return for their third year at Hogwarts. There they are forced to face escaped prisoner Sirius Black, who poses a great threat to Harry. In addition to new experiences, Harry must overcome the threats of Dementors, outsmart a werewolf, and finally deal with the truth about Sirius and his relationship with his parents. Harry and friends master advanced magic classes, cross time barriers, and change the course of more than one life
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J. K Rowling( Visual )
19 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 3,099 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Lord Voldemort has returned, but the ministry of Magic is doing everything it can to keep the wizarding world from knowing the truth. They appoint Ministry official Dolores Umbridge as the new Defense Against the Dark Arts professor at Hogwarts. When Umbridge refuses to teach practical defensive magic, Ron and Hermione convince Harry to secretly train a select group of students for the wizarding war that lies ahead. A terrifying showdown between good and evil awaits"--Container
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J. K Rowling( Visual )
16 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 2,544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Part 1 begins as Harry, Ron and Hermione set out on their perilous mission to track down and destroy the secret to Voldemort's immortality and destruction--the Horcruxes. On their own, without the guidance of their professors or the protection of Professor Dumbledore, the three friends must now rely on one another more than ever. But there are Dark Forces in their midst that threaten to tear them apart. Harry's only hope is to find the Horcruxes before Voldemort finds him
Hugo by Martin Scorsese( Visual )
7 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 2,469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Orphan, clock keeper, and thief, twelve-year-old Hugo lives in the walls of a busy Paris train station, where his survival depends on secrets and anonymity. But when his world suddenly interlocks with an eccentric girl and the owner of a small toy booth in the train station, Hugo's undercover life, and his most precious secret, are put in jeopardy. A cryptic drawing, a treasured notebook, a stolen key, a mechanical man, and a hidden message all come together to change Hugo's life forever
Bedtime stories by Walt Disney( Visual )
8 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and German and held by 1,774 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Marty Bronson raises his son and daughter on his own. He has to sell his homey motel to Barry Nottingham who promises to make Marty's son manager. But, Nottingham pulls down the motel and builds a pricey hotel. Now grown up, Marty's son, Skeeter, works as a janitor and general servant. He still dreams of becoming the manager. When Nottingham announces a brand-new hotel, built on an existing school's property, he makes his future son-in-law, Kendall, manager. Skeeter's sister Wendy, has to leave town for a job interview and asks him to alternate looking after her two children Patrick and Bobbi, with Wendy's colleague, Jill. He doesn't get along with either Jill or the children, but his easy-going attitude loosens them all up. He starts telling the children bedtime stories and the children grow fond of him. They make suggestions about how the stories should go. When the stories become true in real life, Skeeter tries to maneuver the stories into a direction which will make his dream come true, too
Gandhi by Richard Attenborough( Visual )
4 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 1,674 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chronicles the life of Gandhi beginning with his political activities in South Africa during the late 1890's and ending with his assassination at the hands of a Hindu extremist in 1948. Shows the development of his philosophy of non-violence as he leads the people of India to independence from the British
Pirates of the Caribbean, on stranger tides by Johnny Depp( Visual )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1,565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A tale of truth, betrayal, youth, demise, and mermaids! When Jack crosses paths with a woman from his past, he's not sure if it's love, or if she's a ruthless con artist using him to find the fabled Fountain of Youth. Forced aboard the ship of the most feared pirate ever, Jack doesn't know whom to fear more, Blackbeard or the woman from his past
Sleepy Hollow by Tim Burton( Visual )
4 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Stimmungsvolle Adaption der klassischen Grusel-Kurzgeschichte von Washington Irving, in der ein ortsfremder Aufklärer mit den schaurigen Taten eines kopflosen Reiters konfrontiert wird, der die Einwohner einer Kleinstadt köpft. Tim Burton verdichtet die makabre Fabel zu einem intensiven Stimmungsbild in finsteren Tönen. Ohne Stilbrüche entstand ein Märchen- und Ausstattungsfilm von außergewöhnlicher ästhetischer Homogenität, der freilich in seinem Ausdrucksspektrum entsprechend reduziert bleibt und somit das bislang am wenigsten eigenständige und bewegende Werk Burtons ist. (Lexikon des internationalen Films 2000/2001 (CD-ROM)
The merry wives of Windsor by William Shakespeare( Visual )
34 editions published between 1980 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sir John Falstaff, knowing that Mrs. Ford and Mrs. Page control the money in their respective households, decides to seduce them, but they learn of his scheme and resolve to make a fool of him. A comic series of disguises and misadventures follows
The history boys by Nicholas Hytner( Visual )
22 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 1,145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Centers around eight boisterous-yet-talented schoolboys hoping to gain admittance to England's most prestigious universities. They are aided on their quest by two teachers, a shrewd young upstart and an inspiring old eccentric, whose opposing philosophies challenge the boys to confront the true meaning of education and the relative values of happiness and success
Venus ( Visual )
9 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 1,015 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Maurice, a still-working actor whiles away his dwindling days playing bit parts (corpses, mostly) or at the local pub with a pair of equally frail footlights friends, drama queen Ian and taciturn Donald. Ian announces that his niece has sent her wayward daughter to stay with him. Jessie is a borderline hooligan, surly, self-centered, willful, and a prodigious drinker. Maurice looks at Jessie with unapologetic longing, appreciating things she can't see in herself, but also the idea of youth--specifically, womanly youth. Jessie appraises Maurice to see what she can get out of him, and they play at Henry Higgins tutoring Eliza Doolittle together. Both are prickly, independent egoists, and wherever they're going, neither is going quietly
Bleak House by Charles Dickens( Visual )
2 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 1,014 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Out of an interminable court case spin three young people each searching for their place in the world. Their story moves fast, swirling through an incredible array of characters from passionate young lovers to ruthless lawyers, from an ice-cold aristocratic beauty to a shrewd relentless detective, until the final thrilling climax
Withnail & I by Bruce Robinson( Visual )
46 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 797 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Set in 1969, depicts the lives of Withnail and Marwood, two poor, unemployed actors. When Marwood is offered the lead role in a play it strains their friendship and they decide to spend a weekend at the cottage of Withnail's Uncle Monte to relax. Things go horribly wrong however, and the rift between them grows
The world of Peter Rabbit and friends by Beatrix Potter( Visual )
5 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in English and held by 717 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The escapades of these mischievous bunnies in Mr. McGregor's garden come to life. After feasting on the cuttings in Mr. McGregor's garden rubbish heap, the Flopsy Bunnies are overcome by the soporific effect of overgrown lettuces and stolen away by Mr. McGregor. Moppet, Mittens and Tom Kitten's attempt to keep clean and tidy for their mother's tea party, and Jemima Puddle-Duck encounters a foxy-whiskered gentleman
Guarding Tess by Hugh Wilson( Visual )
3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 641 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A delightful comedy about a cantankerous former First Lady and her reluctant bodyguard
The hollow crown ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 630 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Hollow crown: "New adaptations of Shakespeare's tetralogy of history plays comprising the 'Henriad' for the BBC's 2012 Cultural Olympiad: King Richard II; King Henry IV, Part 1; King Henry IV, Part 2; King Henry V. The plays chronicle a continuous period in British history from the end of the 14th century to the aftermath of the Battle of Agincourt in 1415. Together, the plays comprise a story with recurring themes of power struggles, redemption, family conflict and betrayal."--IMDb
Pie in the sky ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Semi-retired policeman Henry Crabbe would rather be cooking than catching criminals. Unluckily for him, he happens to be good at both. His boss, Assistant Chief Constable Fisher doesn't want to lose him, and his accountant wife, Margaret, worries his new career as a restaurateur won't be financially viable. While indulging his culinary passions, Crabbe remains on call for those particularly tricky case that Fisher sends his way
Pie in the sky ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"After 25 years in the force, Detective Inspector Henry Crabbe has lost his appetite for the job. He plans to take early retirement and open his dream restaurant, Pie in the Sky. But his accountant wife, Margaret, doesn't think the numbers add up. And his boss, ACC Fisher needs him around to handle those delicate cases at which he excels. Although craving retirement, Crabbe discovers that crime solving can be just as hard to resist as his signature steak and kidney pie."--Container
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