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Callow, Simon 1949-

Works: 598 works in 1,788 publications in 11 languages and 49,629 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Historical films  Biographical films  Biography  Children's films  Animated films  Musical films  History  Comedy films 
Roles: Actor, Author, Narrator, Performer, Teacher, Host, Director, Author of introduction, Librettist, Translator, Singer, wpr, Other, Restager, Speaker, fmd
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Amadeus by Miloš Forman( visu )
77 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 3,973 libraries worldwide
Adapted from Shaffer's play, the film presents the life of Antonio Salieri, a mediocre 18th century Viennese composer obsessed with and jealous of the musical genius of the age, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
A Room with a View by James Ivory( visu )
61 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,870 libraries worldwide
All she wanted was a room with a view on her first trip to Florence. Little did she realize that her wish would lead her into impropriety, confusion, and passion
Shakespeare in love by John Madden( visu )
11 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and French and held by 1,721 libraries worldwide
When Will Shakespeare needs passionate inspiration to break a bad case of writer's block, a secret romance with the beautiful Lady Viola starts the words flowing like never before. There are just two things he'll have to learn about his new love: she's promised to marry someone else, and she's successfully impersonating a man in order to play the lead in Will's latest production
James and the giant peach by Roald Dahl( visu )
16 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and held by 1,695 libraries worldwide
A wildly imaginative tale about a little boy who journeys to a wondrous city "where dreams come true."
Victoria & Abdul by Judi Dench( visu )
9 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 1,453 libraries worldwide
The extraordinary true story of an unexpected friendship in the later years of Queen Victoria's (Academy Award winner Judi Dench) remarkable rule. When Abdul Karim (Ali Fazal), a young clerk, travels from India to participate in the Queen's Golden Jubilee, he is surprised to find favour with the Queen herself. As the Queen questions the constrictions of her long-held position, the two forge an unlikely and devoted alliance with a loyalty to one another that her household and inner circle all attempt to destroy. As the friendship deepens, the Queen begins to see a changing world through new eyes and joyfully reclaims her humanity
No man's land by Danis Tanovič( visu )
47 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 1,157 libraries worldwide
Ser during the height of the Bosnian War in 1993, a group of Bosnian soldiers are advancing on Serb territory under the cover of a foggy night. At daybreak, the fog liffts, and the Serbs open fire. Soon there is only one Bosnian survivor because he was able to dive into a trench in no man's land. He then watches as two Serbian soldiers use the body of a fallen Bosnian to bait a land mine. He fires on them, killing one and taking the second hostage. Now both are alone and equally armed, so they are forced to share a wary trust as they try to attract help from either side
Charles Laughton, a difficult actor by Simon Callow( Book )
34 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,114 libraries worldwide
"He worked with De Mille, Korda, Hitchcock, Renoir, Guthrie, Lean, and Wilder. He collaborated with Brecht and Losey on the first production of Galileo. His career spanned fifty films and forty stage roles. And his Hunchback, Henry VIII, and Captain Bligh remain the stock-in-trade of countless mimics. No previous account of the difficult, ugly, magnetic genius of Charles Laughton has approached the depth and quality of Simon Callow's magnificent biography, which spans the actor's early years in England at his parents' seaside hotel, through the West End, Hollywood, and Broadway, to his final climactic assumption of the role of Lear at Stratford. As a fellow actor, Callow is able to recreate each of Laughton's performances, however eccentric or mundane, with complete understanding. Callow's empathy with Laughton embraces both his professional struggles and his lifelong battle to come to terms with his homosexuality and his thirty-year marriage to Elsa Lanchester. Writing with wit and passion, Callow packs the book with the fascinating fruits of his research--conversations with surviving friends and lovers, contemporary articles and reviews, and illuminating assessments of Laughton's craft based on the study of every extant foot of film. Callow gets right inside the skin of Laughton and shows us the truth behind this legend in his own lifetime who nonetheless counted himself a failure."--Jacket
Galileo's battle for the heavens ( visu )
9 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 1,087 libraries worldwide
Dramatization of Galileo Galilei's life, including his scientific achievements and his defense of his controversial theory that the earth revolves around the sun. Also includes how letters from his illegitimate daughter, Maria Celeste, a cloistered nun, have shed new light on Galileo's discoveries and his trial for heresy
Ace Ventura, when nature calls by Jim Carrey( visu )
21 editions published between 1995 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,018 libraries worldwide
Pet detective Ace Ventura attempts to reconcile two warring tribes as he searches the wilds of Africa for a sacred white bat
Charles Dickens and the great theatre of the world by Simon Callow( Book )
13 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,017 libraries worldwide
A concise portrait of the forefront Victorian novelist by the acclaimed actor and award-winning author of My Life in Pieces draws on his own experiences of portraying his subject on stage and screen to illuminate Dickens' genius and lesser-known status as a celebrity in his own time. - Publishers description
Maurice by James Ivory( visu )
14 editions published between 1987 and 2017 in English and Spanish and held by 683 libraries worldwide
"A story of coming to terms with one's sexuality and identity in the face of disapproval and misunderstanding. Maurice Hall and Clive Durham find themselves falling in love at Cambridge. In a time when homosexuality is punishable by imprisonment, the two must keep their feelings for one another a complete secret."--Container
Viceroy's house by Gurinder Chadha( visu )
4 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 609 libraries worldwide
The final Viceroy of India, Lord Mountbatten, is tasked with overseeing the transition of British India to independence, but meets with conflict as different sides clash in the face of monumental change
To the actor : on the technique of acting by Michael Chekhov( Book )
5 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 592 libraries worldwide
This handbook for professional and amateur actors and directors provides simple and practical methods to train actors to quickly and effectively call up emotion, develop characters, and strengthen awareness
The Phantom of the Opera : the original cast recording by Andrew Lloyd Webber( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 564 libraries worldwide
One of the most successful shows on Broadway comes to the big screen. The cast of the film perform songs from the show
Simon Callow on acting in restoration comedy by Simon Callow( visu )
12 editions published between 1987 and 2007 in English and held by 310 libraries worldwide
Simon Callow uses a question and answer format with four other actors along with audience participation to discuss his acting techniques in restoration comedies
Being an actor by Simon Callow( Book )
17 editions published between 1984 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 20 libraries worldwide
"Few actors are more eloquent, honest, or entertaining about their life and their profession than Simon Callow. Being an Actor traces his stage journey from the letter he wrote to Laurence Olivier that led to his first job to his triumph as Mozart in the original production of Amadeus. This new edition continues to tell the story of his past two decades onstage. Callow discusses his occasionally ambivalent yet always passionate feelings about both film and theater, conflicting sentiments partially resolved by his acclaimed return to the stage with his solo performance in The Importance of Being Oscar and The Mystery of Charles Dickens, seen in the West End and on Broadway in 2002. Being an Actor is a guide not only to the profession but also to the intricacies of the art, told with wit, candor, and irrepressible verve by one of the great figures of the stage."--BOOK JACKET
Shooting the actor, or, The choreography of confusion by Simon Callow( Book )
13 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in English and held by 14 libraries worldwide
"A companion volume to Being an Actor, Callow's classic text about the experience of acting in the theater, Shooting the Actor reveals the truth about film acting. The book describes his film work, from Amadeus to Four Weddings and a Funeral, from Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls to Shakespeare in Love. Its centerpiece is a hilarious and sometimes agonizing account of the making of Manifesto, shot in former Yugoslavia. When Callow first met the film's director Dusan Makavejev to discuss the movie, they both got on famously. Months later the two were barely speaking. Insightful and always entertaining, Shooting the Actor reveals more than any formal guide could about the process of film-making and the highly complex nature of being both actor and director."--Jacket
Four weddings and a funeral by Mike Newell( visu )
2 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and held by 13 libraries worldwide
Célibataire convaincu et séducteur né, Charles aligne les conquêtes sans jamais, ô non jamais, tomber amoureux. Lors d'un mariage, il fait la connaissance de Carrie, une ravissante Américaine qui, comme lui, accumule les aventures sans lendemain. Après une nuit d'amour, il en tombe amoureux. Mais Carrie est déjà promise à un autre... Enfin presque... (Source : jaquette)
Love is where it falls : the story of a passionate friendship by Simon Callow( Book )
7 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 5 libraries worldwide
My life in pieces : an alternative autobiography by Simon Callow( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Drawing on a lifetime of writing about theatre & film, Callow takes us behind the curtain & behind the camera to introduce us to the performers & performances that have shaped him as an actor & as a public persona. They include giants like Orson Welles, Charles Dickens, Tommy Cooper, Charles Laughton & Laurence Olivier
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Alternative Names
Callow Simon Phillip Hugh
Callow, Simon Phillip Hugh 1949-
Simon Callow acteur britannique
Simon Callow actor británico
Simon Callow aktor brytyjski
Simon Callow attore, regista e sceneggiatore inglese
Simon Callow brit színész
Simon Callow britischer Schauspieler
Simon Callow britisk skodespelar
Simon Callow britisk skuespiller
Simon Callow Brits acteur
Simon Callow brittisk skådespelare
Simon Callow pemeran laki-laki asal Britania Raya
Саймон Кэллоу
Саймън Калоу
Սայմոն Քելոու
סיימון קאלו שחקן אנגלי
سايمون كالو
سايمون كالو ممثل إنجليزي
سیمون کالو
سیمون کالو بازیگر بریتانیایی
사이먼 캘로
캘로우, 사이먼 1949-
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