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Whitemore, Hugh

Works: 173 works in 465 publications in 8 languages and 11,312 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Historical films  Television mini-series  Biographical films  Romance films  Made-for-TV movies  Romantic comedy films  Historical television programs  Melodramas (Motion pictures) 
Roles: Author of screenplay, Author, Scenarist, Adapter, Writer of accompanying material
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Publications about Hugh Whitemore
Publications by Hugh Whitemore
Most widely held works by Hugh Whitemore
The gathering storm by Richard Loncraine( visu )
18 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 1,063 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
Jane Eyre by Franco Zeffirelli( visu )
36 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,056 libraries worldwide
The harshly treated orphan girl, Jane Eyre, becomes a governess in an mysterious Yorkshire mansion and falls in love with the master of the house
84 Charing Cross Road by David Jones( visu )
20 editions published between 1986 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 1,031 libraries worldwide
Helene Hanff is a New Yorker who loves books but cannot afford expensive ones. When she sees an ad in the Saturday Review for a London bookstore, she sends them her want list and is soon delighted to receive a package of used books - good readable editions, cheap. She begins a correspondence with the bookseller, Frank Doel. Built on a basis of mutually held taste, knowledge, interests and consideration, the bond between the lonely New Yorker and the reserved Londoner lasts for years without the two people ever meeting each other. Based on a true story and the long running play
My house in Umbria ( visu )
8 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and French and held by 950 libraries worldwide
A charming, evocative drama about a group of travelers in Italy who find solace and friendship after being thrown together by tragedy
Pack of lies by Hugh Whitemore( Book )
37 editions published between 1092 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 843 libraries worldwide
Inspired by actual Cold War events, this thriller takes place in suburban London, where loyalty, duty, and friendship conflict with one another, leaving everyone wondering what exactly their neighbors are up to
Breaking the code by Hugh Whitemore( Book )
27 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in English and Danish and held by 810 libraries worldwide
This compassionate play is the story of Alan Turing, mathematician and father of computer science. Turing broke the code in two ways: he cracked the German Enigma code during World War II (for which he was decorated by Churchill) and also shattered the English code of sexual discretion with his homosexuality (for which he was arrested on a charge of gross indecency). Whitemore's play, shifting back and forth in time, seeks to find a connection between the two events. When first performed in the 1980s, Breaking the Code was critically acclaimed in the UK before a Broadway transfer won it a r
Into the storm ( visu )
8 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and French and held by 679 libraries worldwide
This sequel to The Gathering Storm offers an intimate look at the making of a nation's hero, when Churchill was at his most commanding and effective. It shows how his prowess as a great wartime leader ultimately undermined his political career and threatened his marriage
Elizabeth R by Glenda Jackson( visu )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 591 libraries worldwide
"I may not be a lion, but I am a lion's cub, and I have a lion's heart!" said Elizabeth I. Elizabeth I, known as the Virgin Queen, was the daughter of King Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, and reigned as Queen of England from 1558-1603. This mini-series dramatizes her life from her ascension to the throne at age 25 to her death forty-four years later. Elizabeth refused to ever marry, exploiting her status as a tool in foreign policy, and using courtship as diplomacy, a theme explored at some length in this depiction. The drama brings to life her brilliant advisors, including William Cecil and Francis Walsingham, and great sailors Francis Drake and Walter Raleigh. Delves into the life of the monarch who made England into a world power, and whose time on the throne is now remembered as the "Elizabethan Age."
A dance to the music of time ( visu )
10 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in English and held by 514 libraries worldwide
Chronicles a half century of British upper-class life through the eyes of Nicholas Jenkins, from the 1920s to the 1960s. See how friendship, adultery, ambition, and failure play out in London's social, political, and artistic scenes
Fall of eagles ( visu )
5 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 406 libraries worldwide
In the 19th century, the major European powers had gone to great lengths to maintain a balance of power throughout Europe, resulting by 1900 in a complex network of political and military alliances throughout the continent. Beginning in 1815, the Holy Alliance between Prussia, Russia, and Austria formalized what had been a strictly familial support network. The House of Habsburg, the House of Hohenzollern, and the House of Romanov had long intermarried, resulting in an incredibly tangled web of relationships, a number of which led back to Queen Victoria of England. These three families influenced the political landscape of Europe, and their personal struggles, tragedies and decisions within these relationships affected Europe to a greater degree than they ever imagined. This miniseries focuses on the leading personalities of these three privileged families, and how they influenced the events that led to WWI
Midsomer murders ( visu )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 367 libraries worldwide
Dead man's eleven: Schock ripples across the village of Fletcher's Cross when a prominent businessman's trophy wife is bludgeoned to death with a cricket bat. While the victim had no apparent enemies, her avaricious husband, Robert Cavendish, is hated by all. Death of a stranger: As the Upper Marshwood hunt heads off into the woods, a filthy tramp runs for cover, stumbles and falls into a pit screaming. This suspicious death, and the puzzling behavior of several villagers, leads Barnaby to discover a tangle of sordid secrets. Blue herrings: When Muriel Harrap's lifeless body is found late one night in the elevator at Lawnside, a home for the elderly, everyone assumes she died of natural causes. But when another seemingly healthy woman dies, rumers of fraud and murder terrify the residents. Judgement day: Amid the excitement of preparations for the Perfect Village Competition in Midsomer Mallow, a local rogue is found brutally murdered. Barnaby discovers a wealth of suspects, all of whom appear to be lying, and a determination by the villagers to keep his investigation quiet so as not to jeopardize their chances in the competition
Stevie : a play by Hugh Whitemore( Book )
14 editions published between 1977 and 1984 in English and held by 342 libraries worldwide
Blue herrings ( visu )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 244 libraries worldwide
With a week off work to redecorate part of his house, DCI Barnaby also visits his elderly aunt, Alice Bly, who is convalescing in the Lawnside residential nursing home for the elderly in Aspern Tallow, and she prompts him to investigate a series of suspicious deaths there, after people have changed their wills
Breaking the code ( visu )
9 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and held by 226 libraries worldwide
The story of Alan Turing, British mathematical genius and designer of the computer that broke the German Enigma code during World War II, whose admittance to homosexuality at a time when it was illegal presented problems for him, for his family, for his colleagues, and for the State's preoccupation with national security. This special producer's cut, restoring 12 minutes cut for television broadcasts, was premiered March 11, 2012 at Princeton University
The best of friends : adapted from the letters and writings of Dame Laurentia McLachlan, Sir Sydney Cockerell, and George Bernard Shaw by Hugh Whitemore( Book )
13 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 172 libraries worldwide
I remember Nelson ( visu )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 123 libraries worldwide
Worshipped as a national savior, Vice-Admiral Horatio Nelson masterminded the naval victories that thwarted Napoleon's plans to invade Britain. Yet, in the midst of public adulation, rumors swirled about his private life. Nelson took a friend's wife as a mistress and even fathered a child by her in secret. Seen through the eyes of four people close to him: his wife, who feels bitter and betrayed; his friend, who helplessly loses his wife to a hero; his captain, who admires Nelson's bold leadership; and an ordinary seaman, who turns to his commander for inspiration while facing death
Daphne Laureola ( visu )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 108 libraries worldwide
In a Soho restaurant, diners find their evening disturbed by the extraordinary Lady Pitts. She talks aloud and sings even louder. All this while knocking back double brandies and handing out invitations to tea at the home of her husband, Sir Joseph. Her appearance that evening has an impact, especially on Ernest, an impressionable young Polish émigré
Pack of lies by Hugh Whitemore( file )
11 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 105 libraries worldwide
Inspired by actual Cold War events, this thriller takes place in suburban London, where loyalty, duty, and friendship conflict with one another, leaving everyone wondering what exactly their neighbors are up to
Becoming Jane by Anne Hathaway( visu )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 103 libraries worldwide
Three critically-acclaimed British romances featuring talented casts. In Becoming Jane, a dashing young man offends an emerging writer's sense and sensibility. In Brideshead Revisited, Charles Ryder is invited to a charming aristocrat's estate where he is seduced by the opulent lifestyle. In Jane Eyre, Jane finds herself in a passionate romance with a handsome, yet mysterious, gentleman
A marvellous year for plums by Hugh Whitemore( Book )
4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 76 libraries worldwide
Britain in 1956: the Suez Crisis. Prime Minister Anthony Eden, described by a colleague as 'half mad baronet and half beautiful woman', is faced with the terrible possibility of leading his country into war. His health is collapsing. His friends, colleagues and opponents, among them Hugh Gaitskell and Ian Fleming and his wife Ann, are facing crises of their own, crises of conscience and crises of the heart. Hugh Whitemore's new play is a true epic: a suspenseful thriller, an achingly romantic love story and a fascinating examination of a flashpoint in our history which still resonates today. What is the cost of an 'illegal' war?
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Alternative Names
Hugh Whitemore auteur dramatique et scénariste
Hugh Whitemore Brits scenarioschrijver
Hugh Whitemore English playwright and screenwriter
Whitmore, Hugh
Whitmore, Hugh 1936-
Хью Уайтмор
וויטמור, יו 1936-
ויטמור, יו 1936-
יו ויטמור
ホワイトモア, ヒュー
English (201)
French (7)
German (6)
Italian (5)
Spanish (3)
Japanese (2)
Danish (2)
Hebrew (2)
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