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Bevan, Tim

Works: 329 works in 1,231 publications in 8 languages and 70,873 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Historical films  Action and adventure films  Fiction  Romance films  Biographical films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  War films 
Roles: Producer, Production personnel, Director, fmp, pmn
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Tim Bevan
Les Misérables by Claude-Michel Schnberg( Visual )

23 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 3,119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In early 19th century France the paroled prisoner Jean Valjean seeks redemption, regains his social standing, and rises to the rank of mayor. He encounters a beautiful but desperately ill woman named Fantine and cares for her daughter, Cosette, after her death. All the while he is obsessively pursued by the policeman Javert, who vows to make him pay for the crimes of his past
Atonement by Joe Wright( Visual )

37 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 2,887 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1935, thirteen-year-old fledgling writer Briony Tallis and her family live a life of wealth and privilege in their enormous mansion. On the warmest day of the year, the country estate takes on an unsettling hothouse atmosphere, stoking Briony's vivid imagination. Robbie Turner, the educated son of the family's housekeeper, carries a torch for Briony's headstrong older sister Cecilia. He hopes that Cecilia has comparable feelings. All it will take is one spark for this relationship to combust. When it does, Briony - who has a crush on Robbie, is compelled to interfere. She goes so far as to accuse Robbie of a crime he did not commit. Cecilia and Robbie declare their love for each other, but, ultimately, he is arrested. Briony bears false witness and the course of three lives is changed forever. As Briony grow older, she continues to seek forgiveness for her childhood misdeed. Through a terrible and courageous act of imagination, she finds the path to her uncertain atonement, and to an understanding of the power of enduring love
Love actually by Richard Curtis( Visual )

34 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 2,401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's all about love and holiday cheer in London. The Prime Minister is smitten with his caterer; a widower's young son nurses the ultimate schoolboy crush; a writer falls for his Portuguese housekeeper; a devoted wife and mother copes with her potentially unfaithful husband; and a lovelorn American is desperately attracted to a colleague
Pride & prejudice by Jane Austen( Visual )

26 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 2,374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mr. Bennet is an English gentleman living in Hartfordshire with his overbearing wife and 5 daughters. There is the beautiful Jane, the clever Elizabeth, the bookish Mary, the immature Kitty and the wild Lydia. Unfortunately, if Mr. Bennet dies their house will be inherited by a distant cousin whom they have never met. The family's future happiness and security is dependent on the daughters making good marriages. Life is uneventful until the arrival in the neighbourhood of the rich gentleman Mr. Bingley, who rents a large house so he can spend the summer in the country. Mr Bingley brings with him his sister and the dashing, rich, but proud Mr. Darcy. Love soon buds for one of the Bennet sisters, while another sister may have jumped to a hasty prejudgment. For the Bennet sisters many trials and tribulations stand between them and their happiness
About a boy by Nick Hornby( Visual )

19 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 2,370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The TV show American Dreamz is sweeping the ratings, and everyone wants to be a "Dreamer". But when two scheming, hopeful contestants face off in the final showdown, the audience gets an eyeful of on-air fireworks
Frost/Nixon by Ron Howard( Visual )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 2,213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard Nixon is the disgraced president with a legacy to save. David Frost is a jet-setting television personality with a name to make. This is the legendary battle between the two men and the historic encounter that changed both their lives. For three years after resigning from office, Nixon remained silent. But in the summer of 1977, the steely, cunning former commander-in-chief agreed to sit for one all-inclusive interview to confront the questions of his time in office and the Watergate scandal that ended his presidency. Everyone is surprised that Nixon would select Frost as his televised confessor, intending to easily outfox the breezy British showman and secure a place in the hearts and minds of Americans (as well as a $600,000 fee). Likewise, Frost's team harbors doubts that their boss will be able to hold his own. But as cameras roll, a charged battle of wits results
Bridget Jones's diary by Helen Fielding( Visual )

30 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Fielding's reinterpretation of Austen's Pride and Prejudice, slightly overweight 30-something London single woman Bridget Jones (Zellweger) is goodhearted, insecure, bumbling, and desperate-to-be-attached. On New Year's Day Bridget resolves to cut down on alcohol, cigarettes, and sweets, lose 20 pounds, and find a man, all while recording her progress and thoughts in a journal. She soon catches the eye of Daniel Cleaver (Grant) and Mark Darcy (Firth)-- and must discover whether either man is her Mr. Right
Anna Karenina by Keira Knightley( Visual )

20 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 2,181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in late 19th century Russia high-society, aristocrat Anna Karenina enters into a life-changing affair with the affluent Count Vronsky
Elizabeth the golden age by Shekhar Kapur( Visual )

19 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and French and held by 2,082 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1585: Philip II's Catholic Spain is the most powerful empire in the world. Only England, ruled by Protestant Elizabeth, stands against him. The Queen is threatened by a depleted treasury, constant threats of assassination, and plots by Philip to install her cousin, Queen Mary of Scotland, on her throne. To which end a great armada is poised to invade England--as punishment for the capture of his treasure-ships, and to make Europe safe for Catholicism--even as Elizabeth's attention is diverted to Sir Walter Raleigh, returned from the New World with two gifts: the territory of Virginia and tobacco. Facing her greatest challenge, Elizabeth must rally her country to safeguard her kingdom, destroy her enemies, and secure her position as "Mother to her people."
Tinker tailor soldier spy by John Le Carr( Visual )

20 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and German and held by 2,048 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A former agent for the British Secret Intelligence Service is called back to root out a Russian spy who has infiltrated the organization's highest levels
Elizabeth by Shekhar Kapur( Visual )

43 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,873 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

England, 1554. Henry VIII is dead. The country is divided, Catholic against Protestant. Henry's eldest daughter Mary, a fervent Catholic, is Queen. She is childless. The Catholics' greatest fear is the succession of Mary's Protestant half-sister, Elizabeth. After Mary's death, Elizabeth ascends to the throne, thrust into an edgy world of political and religious flux she struggles to protect her power, life, and independence as the court boils with intrigue and conspiracy. Elizabeth begins her reign in a land divided by bloody turmoil, and becomes a cunning strategist, weighing the counsel of her mysterious advisors, thwarting her devious rivals, and denying her own desires for the good of her country
State of play by kevin macdonald ( '09 ) Movie( Visual )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 1,765 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When D.C. reporter Cal McCaffrey is assigned to investigate the murder of an assistant to an up-and-coming politician, he uncovers a conspiracy that threatens to bring down the nation's power structures. In a town of spin-doctors and wealthy power brokers, he will discover one truth: when fortunes are at stake, no one's integrity, love, or life is safe
The theory of everything by James Marsh( Visual )

6 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and Multiple languages and held by 1,741 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The story of renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, who falls deeply in love with fellow Cambridge student Jane Wilde. Once a healthy, active young man, Hawking received an earth-shattering diagnosis at 21 years of age. With Jane fighting tirelessly by his side, Stephen embarks on his most ambitious scientific work, studying the very thing he now has precious little of: time. Together, they defy impossible odds, breaking new ground in medicine and science, and achieving more than they could ever have dreamed." -- Back of container
Definitely, maybe by Adam Brooks( Visual )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 1,722 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Will Hayes is a 30-something Manhattan dad who is in the midst of a divorce. His 10 year old daughter, Maya, starts to question him about his life before marriage. Maya wants to know absolutely everything about how her parents met and fell in love. Will's story begins years earlier when, as a young, starry-eyed aspiring politician, he moves to New York in order to work on the Clinton campaign. Will attempts a "PG" version of his romantic relationships with three very different women for his daughter and changes the names of the women so Maya has to guess who he finally married. Maya puts together the pieces of her dad's romantic puzzle and begins to understand that love is not so simple or easy. As Will tells her his tale, Maya helps him to understand that it's definitely never too late to go back, and just maybe, find a happy ending
A Serious Man by Joel Coen( Visual )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,659 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One ordinary man's quest to become a serious man. Physics professor Larry Gopnik can't believe his life, His wife is leaving him for his best friend, his unemployed brother won't move off the couch, someone is threatening his career, his kids are a mystery and his neighbor is tormenting him by sunbathing nude. Struggling to make sense of it all, Larry consults three different rabbis and their answers lead him on a twisted journey of faith, family, delinquent behavior, and mortality
High fidelity by Stephen Frears( Visual )

22 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,659 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rob Gordon's record store is semi-failing, and his long-time girlfriend has just walked out on him. In order to figure out where things went wrong, he examines his past relationships with other women
Green zone by Paul Greengrass( Visual )

14 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,653 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the Iraq war, U.S. Chief Warrant Officer Roy Miller leads Mobile Exploitation Team-Delta (MET-D) on a fruitless search of suspected WMD sites. When he wonders out loud why the intelligence is all wrong, he's told not rock the boat. Soon Miller, working with a local Iraqi informant named Freddy, is going after a Ba'athist general named Al-Rawi. CIA agent Martin Brown and journalist Lawrie Dayne share Miller's doubts; each have some pieces to the puzzle. They try to help Miller out, but Department of Defense official Clark Poundstone treats the WMD problem like a PR kerfuffle. When a Delta Force squad is dispatched to intimidate him and shut his team down, Miller's questioning mutates into a quest: to learn the identity and motives of "Magellan," the highly protected source of this faulty information
About time( Visual )

15 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and Multiple languages and held by 1,637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The night after another unsatisfactory New Year party, Tim's ... father ... tells his son that the men in his family have always had the ability to travel through time. Tim can't change history, but he can change what happens and has happened in his own life--so he decides to make his world a better place-- by getting a girlfriend... But as his unusual life progresses, Tim finds out that this unique gift can't save him from the sorrows and ups and downs that affect all families, everywhere... in the end, making the most of life may not need time travel at all"--Container
United 93 by Paul Greengrass( Visual )

21 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 1,611 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A real-time, cinéma vérité account of the final flight of United 93, the only airplane hijacked on 9/11 that didn't reach its intended target
Hot fuzz by Edgar Wright( Visual )

23 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and Russian and held by 1,537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nicholas Angel is the finest cop London has to offer. He has an arrest record that is higher than any other officer on the force. As a result, Angel's superiors send him to a place where his talents won't be quite so obvious. They send him to the sleepy and seemingly crime-free village of Sandford. He is partnered with the well-meaning but overeager police officer Danny Butterman, who is the son of the police chief. Danny is a huge action movie fan and believes this may be his chance to experience the life of gunfights and car chases. However, as a series of grisly accidents rocks the village, Angel is convinced that Sandford is not what it seems and as the intrigue deepens, Danny's dreams of explosive, high-octane, car-chasing, gunfighting, all-out action seem more and more like a reality
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Pride & prejudice
Alternative Names
Bevan, Timothy John

Tim Bevan neuseelndischer Filmproduzent

Tim Bevan produttore cinematografico neozelandese

Тим Беван

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تيم بيفان



Pride & prejudiceAbout a boyHigh fidelityUnited 93