Most widely held works by Lena Headey
300 ( Visual )
9 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 1,882 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.
The Brothers Grimm ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1,286 libraries worldwide
19th-century "folklore collectors" Wilhelm and Jacob Grimm are con artists. They perform exorcisms of "evil enchantments" (for a healthy fee) while wandering about in French-occupied Germany during the Napoleonic wars. Wilhelm is a swashbuckling cad with an answer for everything, while Jacob is a dreamer who looks at life through fairytale-tinted spectacles. When French Gen. Delatombe gets wise to the schemes of Team Grimm, he presents them with a real-life mystery to solve or face the executioner's ax: children in a village have been disappearing--now the brothers' lives depend on finding out why. The charlatans must accept the burden of vanquishing what they claim as real, and find themselves ensnared in a genuinely supernatural crisis in a dark forest, amid fantastical marvels and truly enchanted flora and fauna.
The Jungle book ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1979 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 925 libraries worldwide
Raised by wild animals since childhood, Mowgli is eventually drawn away from the jungle by Kitty, the beautiful daughter of Major Brydon. Mowgli soon faces a corrupt Captain Boone, who wants both Kitty's hand in marriage and a hand on the mythical treasures of Monkey city -- a place only Mowgli can find. Loyal animal friends Bagheera, Baloo and Grey Brother must help Mowgli survive the untamed peril.
Possession ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 895 libraries worldwide
Roland is an academic researcher who discovers some important letters written by a famous Victorian poet, Randolph Henry Ash. Ash was presumed to have been totally devoted to his wife, but Roland finds letters written to another unnamed woman, and soon determines that the intended recipient was another, less well-known poet, Christabel LaMotte. Roland contacts Maud, an expert on LaMotte's life and work. Despite her skepticism, the two begin to investigate, and uncover a wealth of information about the affair between the two poets.
The gathering storm ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 837 libraries worldwide
In the mid-1930's the great politican and orator Winston Churchill was out of favor with the English people and struggling to make his voice heard. Wrestling with his personal demons, a lonely but defiant Churchill attempts to warn the world of the impending threat from Hitler's Germany.
Ripley's game ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and German and held by 522 libraries worldwide
Living a life of luxury, Ripley attends a party thrown by Jonathan Trevanny and overhears the host making critical comments about Ripley's fashion sense. Enraged, Ripley immediately plots his retaliation. This comes via his former business partner Reeves. Reeves seeks out Ripley's help in finding an unrecognized assassin to kill a Russian gangster, and Ripley suggests he talk to Trevanny. Trevanny reluctantly accepts the offer and the situation quickly spirals out of control to the point of drawing the attention of the Russian mob, forcing Ripley to intervene.
Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in English and held by 431 libraries worldwide
As Clarissa Dalloway prepares for an elaborate party, she remembers another summer in the past, when she was a beautiful young woman. Her preparations are interrupted by the unexpected arrival of a former suitor from that long-ago summer. As the day of the party unfolds, Mrs. Dalloway's life also becomes strangely intertwined with a young man she never meets, but whose tragic fate strikes a chord of truth, deep in her soul, that she cannot deny--Container.
Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and held by 359 libraries worldwide
As Clarissa Dalloway prepares for an elaborate party, she remembers another summer in the past, when she was a beautiful young woman. Her preparations are interrupted by the unexpected arrival of a former suitor from that long-ago summer. As the day of the party unfolds, Mrs. Dalloway's life also becomes strangely intertwined with a young man she never meets, but whose tragic fate strikes a chord of truth, deep in her soul, that she cannot deny.
Imagine me & you ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and French and held by 355 libraries worldwide
A blushing bride's nuptials take a surprising turn at the altar, when an innocent glance between her and a female guest sparks a love at first sight romance. She is soon forced to choose between her husband and the girl of her dreams.
Mrs. Dalloway ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 344 libraries worldwide
The captivating and romantic story based on the critically-acclaimed Virginia Woolf novel of the same name.
Terminator: the Sarah Connor chronicles. The complete first season ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 334 libraries worldwide
Sarah and her son John, tired of running from the agents sent from the future to kill them, try to stop the formation of the agency in the present, with the help of a girl with a mysterious link to the future.
The Super Hero Squad show. Volume 1, Quest for the Infinity Sword ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 300 libraries worldwide
The most powerful object in the universe, the Infinity Sword, has been shattered in a battle between Iron Man and Dr. Doom. But Doom won't give up easily; he'll leave no stone unturned until he recovers every last shard. Iron Man snags Wolverine, Hulk, Thor, the Silver Surfer, and a hotshot flyer named the Falcon to beat Doom at his own game. With friends like Captain America, Ms. Marvel, and other heroes helping out, Iron Man can lead the Super Hero Squad to victory! Includes six episodes.
The Red Baron ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 297 libraries worldwide
Europe, 1916: Baron Manfred von Richthofen is a crack pilot of the German aerial combat forces, a legend in his own time, a hero at home, and a man both feared and respected by the enemy. Von Richthofen and his fellow officers see their duels in the sky as tactical, almost sportsmanlike, challenges. But, when he falls in love with Kate, she opens his eyes to the fact that there is more to war than dogfights and he becomes aware of his role in the propaganda machine and senseless war.
Disney's Rudyard Kipling's The jungle book ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1995 and 2002 in English and held by 292 libraries worldwide
Classic tale of Mowgli the jungle boy who is raised by wolves after being lost when a tiger attacked an encampment and killed his father. Years later he finds himself reunited with his childhood love Kitty and back in the "civilization" of Colonial India, which he finds far less civilized then his jungle haunts. The search for a lost treasure shows who the truly civilized members of society are.
Terminator: the Sarah Connor chronicles. The complete second season ( Visual )
10 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 263 libraries worldwide
A nascent AI, assisted by droids, continues to edge toward world domination and the ruin of humankind, accepting no limits. It fears no one, except John Connor. The machines know John, now 16, is the future head of the resistance and know of his growing abilities. They must find and terminate him. But Sarah Connor is there, protecting and instructing her son as he becomes the man he's destined to be. There will be powerful revelations, breathless pursuits and bravura efforts.
Aberdeen ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and German and held by 260 libraries worldwide
Kaisa, a beautiful and feisty Scottish woman, finally has her life together ... at least until her mother asks an enormous favor of her: to bring back her estranged, larger-than-life father. The two of them, father and daughter together, set out on a wild and brutally funny, yet heartbreaking journey which takes them through their emotional past before reaching their ultimate destination.
St. Trinian's ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and German and held by 255 libraries worldwide
St. Trinian's is an all-girls school run by the quirky headmistress Ms. Camilla Fritton. When the newly appointed minister of education shakes things up and tries to take them down, the girls have no choice but to rise to the occasion. After all, they excel at chaos and attitude and that's exactly what it's going to take to beat the authorities before they close down their beloved school for good. Now, the school will need the help of Head Girl Kelly and artful dodger Flash Harry to save the school from bankruptcy.
The contractor ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 220 libraries worldwide
Retired marksman James Dial is haunted by his failure to assassinate one of the world's most notorious terrorists. He is approached by his old employers to finish the job in London, where the terrorist leader has been captured and is under heavy protection. The routine mission for the sniper turns into a nightmare as Dial is forced into hiding and relentlessly pursued by the British police and their lead investigator, Windsor. But when Dial is framed for Windsor's murder, he begins to realize that he has been seriously double-crossed. His only hope is a 12-year-old girl, whom Dial reluctantly befriends, as he desperately searches to find the killer and the truth behind his betrayal.
The summer house ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 164 libraries worldwide
Pushed into an unwilling engagement to her dotish next-door neighbor Syl, the sensitive, tradition-bound Margaret has resigned herself to her unhapyy fate. To maintain her sanity, she daydreams of her recent interlude in exotic Egypt and the dark-eyed youth with whom she shared a passionate and mysterious affair. Meanwhile, back home, enter the free-spirited, convention-be-damned family friend, Lil.
Tell tale ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 152 libraries worldwide
Terry has a new lease on life thanks to a recent heart transplant and to meeting a beautiful woman. Life takes a turn, however, when he becomes haunted by his own heartbeat and realizes he must investigate the death of his heart's donor.
Action and adventure films Assassination Children's films Churchill, Winston,--1874-1965 Criminal behavior Criticism, interpretation, etc. Drama England Epic films Fairy tales Fantasy films Feature films Feature films Fiction films Film adaptations Films for the hearing impaired Forest animals Forest people Gangsters Germany Great Britain Greece Greece--Thermopylae Grimm, Jacob,--1785-1863 Grimm, Wilhelm,--1786-1859 Highsmith, Patricia,--1921-1995 Historical films History Leonidas,--King of Sparta,--d. 480 B.C Love poetry, Romance Man-woman relationships Messenian Wars (Greece : 735-460 B.C.) Monsters Mothers and sons Murder for hire Orators Persian Wars (Greece : 500-449 B.C.) Poetry Poets Queens Ripley, Tom (Fictitious character) Science fiction television programs Tactics Thermopylae, Battle of (Greece : 480 B.C.) Video recordings for the hearing impaired Video recordings--for the hearing impaired War films Women--Conduct of life World politics Xerxes--I,--King of Persia,--519-465 or 4 B.C
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