WorldCat Identities

Allam, Roger

Works: 135 works in 350 publications in 3 languages and 19,975 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Fiction  Film adaptations  Historical films  Biographical films  Action and adventure films  Science fiction films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  War films 
Roles: Actor, Narrator, Performer, Author
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Roger Allam
The Queen by Stephen Frears( Visual )

15 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,618 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Queen begins with a familiar epigraph "Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown"--Henry IV, Part II. The action of the film takes place during the week following the death, on August 31, 1997 of Diana, Princess of Wales. One of its accomplishments, courtesy of adroit use of newsreel and other contemporary footage, is to remind viewers of the deep sadness that surrounded that event. It is also about the divergent and potentially ruinous ways the monarch and Prime Minister Tony Blair responded to the resulting torrent of national grief
The book thief by Markus Zusak( Visual )

15 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 2,528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The profoundly moving story of a girl who transforms the lives of those around her during World War II, Germany. 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
The iron lady by Meryl Streep( Visual )

8 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 2,424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A surprising and intimate portrait of Margaret Thatcher, the first and only female Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. One of the 20th century's most famous and influential women, Thatcher came from nowhere to smash through barriers of gender and class to be heard in a male-dominated world
V for vendetta by James McTeigue( Visual )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 1,889 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in a future where Germany has won World War II and Britain has become a fascist state, this is the story of a young working-class woman, Evey, who is rescued from a life-and-death situation by a masked man known only as 'V.' Incomparably charismatic and ferociously skilled in the art of combat and deception, 'V' ignites a revolution when he urges his fellow citizens to rise up against tyranny and oppression. As Evey uncovers the truth about 'V's' mysterious background, she also discovers the truth about herself. She becomes his ally in his plan to bring freedom and justice to a cruel and corrupt society
A prisoner of birth by Jeffrey Archer( Recording )

23 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 1,242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

If Danny Cartwright had proposed to Beth Wilson the day before, or the day after, he wouldn't have been arrested and charged with murder. However, when the four prosecution witnesses are a barrister, a popular actor, an aristocrat, and the youngest partner in an established firm, who's going to believe his side of the story? He's sentenced to twenty-two years and sent to a hight-security jail where no inmate has ever escaped - but they all underestimate Danny's determination to seek revenge, and Beth's relentless quest to pursue justice
Paths of glory a novel by Jeffrey Archer( Recording )

19 editions published in 2009 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George Mallory was an intelligent student who attended Cambridge and served in World War I. He was an individual that wanted to accomplish great tasks that would ensure him a place in history. At age 37, he decided to climb Mt. Everest and was last seen 400 feet from the top. In 1999, his body was discovered, and the question of whether he made it to the top remains a mystery
The wind that shakes the barley by Ken Loach( Visual )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ireland, 1920. Damien O'Donovan is leaving for London for an internship, until the dreaded Black and Tans attack his hurling mates, killing one for not speaking English. Thus sidetracked by the Irish War for Independence, Damien is convinced by his brother Teddy to throw his lot in with the IRA. Damien is a purist, an idealist, and therefore marked for a tragic destiny, while Teddy is a fatefully pragmatic politician. These differences between the brothers propel the film through its terrible final act, as the signing of Anglo-Irish Treaty establishes the Irish Free State, splits the Republican movement, and unleashes the Irish Civil War
William Shakespeare's The taming of the shrew by William Shakespeare( Recording )

7 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and held by 812 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Padua holds many suitors for the hand of fair Bianca, but Bianca may not be married until her spinster sister Kate is wed. Could any man be rash enough to take Kate on?"--Container
Endeavour( Visual )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 686 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The continuing stories of rookie Constable Morse. Shaun Evans (The Take, The Virgin Queen) stars as the young Endeavour Morse, before his signature red Jaguar, but with his deductive powers already running in high gear
Parade's end by Susanna White( Visual )

13 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and German and held by 685 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set over a tumultuous ten-year period in the early 20th century, this five-hour miniseries tells the story of an honorable Englishman coping with his growing disillusion at the end of a privileged era and the beginning of a new, egalitarian society. As the comfortable certainties of Edwardian England begin to give way to the chaos and destruction of WWI, nobleman Christopher Tietjens puts principles first by marrying Sylvia, a pretty, manipulative socialite who gives birth to a child who may not be his. Christopher endures his new wife's whims and overt indiscretions, foreseeing a cold future with Sylvia at his family's palatial estate, Groby Hall. He finds himself inexorably drawn to a young suffragette, Valentine Wannop, but refuses to give in to their mutual passion or end his marriage with Sylvia, who is alternately infuriated and infatuated by her incorruptible husband. The onset of war, combined with the advent of feminism at home, ushers in far-reaching changes for the English status quo, gradually eroding the constraints that have kept Christopher tethered to his aristocratic past
Endeavour( Visual )

6 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The continuing stories of rookie Constable Morse
Tamara Drewe by Stephen Frears( Visual )

19 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tamara Drewe was an ugly duckling when she left town. Years later, she is a sexy swan who has returned to her hometown after the death of her mother. Her plans are to refurbish the family home and put it on the market. It isn't long before Tamara finds herself pursued by three men from her past: Andy, her former boyfriend, Ben, the drummer with a local rock band, and Nicholas, the boy she was infatuated with in her teens
Endeavour( Visual )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1965, the young Detective Constable Endeavour Morse is recruited into the hunt for a missing schoolgirl and finds himself in the midst of a murder investigation
The angels' share by Ken Loach( Visual )

10 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and German and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Escaping a prison sentence by the skin of his teeth, the wayward and disillusioned Robbie is given one last chance to turn his life around. Together four friends discover that turning to drink might just change their lives--not cheap fortified wine, but the best malt whiskies in the world
Henry IV, part 1 by William Shakespeare( Visual )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prince Hal, son of King Henry IV, seems to be squandering his life away with the fat knight Sir John Falstaff and the whores, boozers and petty rogues of Eastcheap. But beside these scenes of glorious misrule gathers a nationwide rebellion led by the Duke of Northumberland and his charismatic son, Hotspur
Henry IV, part 2( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part 2 includes some of the greatest moments in Shakespeare: the deathbed scene of the old King henry IV, when Hal contemplates the crown; and Hal's devastating rejection of Falstaff himself
Stranded( Visual )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The shipwrecked Robinson family finds new life on a deserted island far from civilization
William Shakespeare's Measure for measure by William Shakespeare( Recording )

3 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Telling his followers he is leaving the city on affairs of state, the Duke of Vienna appoints the puritanical Angelo to govern in his absence. Will Angelo prove as virtuous as he seems once power is in his hands? Roaming the city disguised as a friar, the Duke looks on as Angelo's lust for the virtuous Isabella sweeps him into the corruption he has so sternly condemned in others. The Duke's manipulation at last produces a happy ending for this dark comedy, with its brilliant exploration of the themes of justice and mercy
Death is now my neighbour( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Murder strikes in an Oxfordshire village at 17 Bloxham Drive. Exactly 24 hours later, while a policeman patrols outside, the resident at Number 15 is shot dead by the same gun. Investigators begin to unearth links between the neighbours of the modern estate. The murders also take Morse and Lewis into the hothouse atmosphere of the election for Master of Lonsdale College, over which the smooth and odious retiring master, Sir Clixby Bream, presides."--Container
Les misérables by Victor Hugo( Recording )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Released after 19 years in hard labor prison for stealing a loaf of bread, Jean Valjean is making a life for himself. With the help of a saintly bishop, he has become a respectable businessman, yet he is continually pursued by the sadistic Inspector Javert
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V for vendetta
Alternative Names
Roger Allam acteur britannique

Roger Allam attore e cantante britannico

Roger Allam britischer Schauspieler

Roger Allam britisk sanger og skuespiller

Roger Allam britisk songar og skodespelar

Roger Allam Brits acteur

Roger Allam brittisk sngare och skdespelare

Роджер Аллам английский актёр

רוג'ר אלם

روجر علام

रॉजर अलॅम

A prisoner of birthPaths of glory a novelWilliam Shakespeare's The taming of the shrewWilliam Shakespeare's Measure for measureLes misérables