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Watson, Emily 1967-

Works: 248 works in 960 publications in 9 languages and 33,915 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Fiction  Domestic fiction  Biography  Film and video adaptations  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Motion pictures  Juvenile works 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Author, Narrator, Contributor, Other, Former owner
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Emily Watson
Most widely held works by Emily Watson
War horse by Michael Morpurgo( Visual )
34 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 2,943 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Set in rural England and Europe during the First World War, the story begins with the friendship between a horse named Joey and a young man called Albert, who tames and trains him. When they are forcefully parted, the film follows the journey of the horse as he moves through the war, changing and inspiring the lives of all those he meets; British cavalry, German soldiers, and a French farmer and his granddaughter
The book thief ( Visual )
19 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and Multiple languages and held by 2,526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The profoundly moving story of a girl who transforms the lives of those around her in Germany during World War II. Although Liesel is illiterate when she is adopted by a German couple, her adoptive father encourages her to learn to read. Ultimately, the power of words helps Liesel and Max, a Jew hiding in the family's home, escape from the events unfolding around them
Tim Burton's Corpse Bride by Tim Burton( Visual )
21 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and German and held by 2,338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Victor has messed up his vows during a wedding rehearsal, and is traveling through the woods, reciting his vows. He stops to rest in the woods, and while practicing. He finally gets them right and ceremoniously puts the wedding ring on a finger-shaped stick in the ground and says his wedding vows. The stick turns out to be a rotted finger belonging to a murdered girl who has returned as a zombie and insists that she is now Victor's lawfully wedded wife
Miss Potter by Chris Noonan( Visual )
30 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 2,018 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In an effort to give their younger brother, Norman, a project to keep him busy now that he has joined the family publishing house, the older Warne brothers agree to publish Miss Beatrix Potter's first children's book. They don't expect the book to sell well, but they need to keep Norman busy. As a single woman living in Edwardian London, Beatrix suspects this endeavor may provide her with a small measure of freedom. But she also has very specific ideas about how the book should be published. As they work together, Norman and Beatrix become close. After the first book is published, Beatrix goes on to a second book and that sells well. One day at lunch, she meets the rest of Norman's family, including his sister, Millie and the two women become fast friends. Norman proposes, but Beatrix's parents object to the marriage proposal. After much argument, they agree to let Beatrix marry Norman provided they wait until the end of the summer
Anna Karenina by Keira Knightley( Visual )
9 editions published in 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 1,993 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Set in late 19th century Russia high-society, the aristocrat Anna Karenina enters into a life-changing affair with the affluent Count Vronsky
Gosford Park by Robert Altman( Visual )
29 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,919 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
What starts out as a typical country party at Gosford Park turns into something more sinister when one of the guests turns up dead. The servants have just as many secrets as the aristocratic guests, and everyone is under suspicion
The water horse legend of the deep by Jay Russell( Visual )
13 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,903 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Een eenzaam jongetje vindt een mysterieus ei, waarin een vreemd schepsel uit de Schotse mythologie blijkt te zitten. Nieuwsgierig gaat hij op zoek naar de herkomst van het watermonster
Red dragon by Brett Ratner( Visual )
16 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 1,703 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Will Graham is an FBI agent who brought Hannibal Lecter to justice; however, his confrontation with Lecter proved to be a bloody, near-death experience. Retiring from the Bureau, he moves to Florida. However, a particularly grisly killer is on the loose, and Jack, Graham's one-time mentor at the Bureau, asks him to return to duty to find him. "The Tooth Fairy" is a vicious murderer who kills entire families at once, covering the eyes of his victims with bits of a shattered mirror
Angela's ashes by Alan Parker( Visual )
36 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Life in impoverished Depression-era Ireland holds little promise for young Frank McCourt, the oldest son in a tightly-knit family. Living by his wits, cheered by his irrepressible spirit, and sustained by his mother's fierce love, Frank embarks on an inspiring journey to overcome the poverty of his childhood and reach the land of his dreams: America
Punch-drunk love by Paul Thomas Anderson( Visual )
40 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Barry Egan, a shy sad-sack with a great deal of repressed anger that occasionally bursts forth in sudden violent outrages, falls in love with Lena, a co-worker of one of Barry's seven sisters. After calling a phone-sex line, Barry is extorted by bad-guy Dean, who eventually sends four goons to assault Barry and get the money
Breaking the waves by Lars von Trier( Visual )
91 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 1,272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bess, a pious, young Scottish woman, prays to God to send her husband, Jan, home from his job on an offshore oil rig. When an accident sends him home paralyzed, she's filled with guilt and submits to his wish that she take on other lovers, convinced that this will aid in his recovery. In English with Korean subtitles
Synecdoche, New York by Charlie Kaufman( Visual )
13 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,074 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Feeling his life is going nowhere, theatrical director Caden Cotard starts a new play taking place in a mock-up of New York City in a Manhattan warehouse, and as he becomes more deeply immersed in his masterpiece, reality and the world of the play become blurred
The proposition by John Hillcoat( Visual )
14 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 895 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the desolate Australian outback of the 1880s, newly-arrived Captain Stanley captures the wanted outlaw Charlie Burns. Seeking to civilize the violent outback frontier, Captain Stanley presents his prisoner with a stark choice: Burns can either watch his beloved younger brother Mikey die on the gallows, or find and betray his older and far more dangerous brother Arthur to the authorities
Hilary and Jackie by Emily Watson( Visual )
29 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and German and held by 829 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The incredible true story of two sisters joined by music and torn apart by love for the same man
Oranges and sunshine ( Visual )
17 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 781 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The unforgettable true story of Margaret Humphreys, a social worker who uncovered one of the most controversial scandals of recent times: the organized deportation of innocent children from the UK to Australia, where they were thought to be lost in the system forever. Against overwhelming odds, and with little regard for her own safety, Humphreys reunited thousands of families and brought worldwide attention to a corrupt system and an extraordinary miscarriage of justice
Cold souls by Sophie Barthes( Visual )
8 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and German and held by 762 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Paul, an actor preparing for "Uncle Vanya" on Broadway, is mired in ennui. At the suggestion of his agent, he visits a company to have his soul removed and placed in cold storage. Once Giamatti has shed his soul, he finds acting much easier; he's also, suddenly, lousy, and his colleagues and loved ones are understandably perplexed. So he returns, demanding his old soul back, but there are complications: it's in St. Petersburg. Stolen by soul smugglers, it's been sold on the black market to a vapid Russian soap star. Suddenly thrust into the middle of a twisted black market of international soul trafficking, Paul journeys halfway around the world to reclaim what he'd so readily given away
The mill on the Floss by George Eliot( Visual )
17 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 735 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Emily Watson stars in this powerful, emotional story about the choice between love and loyalty. As a child, Maggie Tulliver adores her brother Tom and desperately seeks his love and approval, but never receives it. While Tom grows up to be the kind of person the world approves of - dutiful and proud, Maggie becomes the kind of person the world judges harshly. A woman ahead of her time, brimming with intelligence and imagination, Maggie is difficult for her brother and the rest of her family to understand. Through her craving for intellectual stimulation, Maggie finds a kindred spirit in her childhood friend Philip Wakem. Though Philip feeds her mind, and eventually falls in love with her, Maggie finds her true passion is for her cousin Lucy's fiancee. Now she is faced with a choice to follow her heart or her sense of duty
The boxer by Jim Sheridan( Visual )
39 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 701 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When Danny Flynn returns to his Belfast neighborhood after 14 years in prison, all he wants is to find peace, resume his career, and reclaim the love of the woman who has remained etched in his mind. As they slowly embrace the possibilities of renewed romance, they realize cultural taboos stand in the way and fighting for love could cost them their lives
Equilibrium by Kurt Wimmer( Visual )
22 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 693 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the future, after a Third World War has decimated much of the Earth's population, a new nation arose. Believing human emotions and their expression were to blame for the failings of past societies, it is decreed that all citizens must take a daily dose of a drug which levels out the emotional landscape, and that all forms of creative expression are against the law. An elite law enforcement officer who tracks down and punishes "sense offenders" one day, accidentally, fails to take his drug, and for the first time begins experiencing emotions himself
The memory keeper's daughter ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 690 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A father has a nurse take his newborn daughter to a home to be raised away from his wife and the baby's twin brother, upon learning that the baby girl has Down Syndrome
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Alternative Names
Watson, Emily.
Watson, Emily Anita
Watson, Emily Anita 1967-
English (409)
German (30)
French (28)
Multiple languages (10)
Spanish (5)
Italian (2)
Vietnamese (1)
Polish (1)
Dutch (1)