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Plowright, Joan

Works: 277 works in 977 publications in 9 languages and 29,263 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Comedy films  Children's films  Television adaptations  Action and adventure films  Juvenile works  Animated films  Fantasy films  Television mini-series 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Author, Director, Interviewee, Creator, Other
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Publications about Joan Plowright
Publications by Joan Plowright
Most widely held works about Joan Plowright
Most widely held works by Joan Plowright
The Spiderwick chronicles by Mark S Waters( visu )
17 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 2,654 libraries worldwide
The moment the Grace family moves into the dilapidated Spiderwick Estate, strange things begin to happen. Jared is a curious, adventurous boy who quickly seeks out and finds the hidden laboratory of his great great uncle Arthur Spiderwick. He unleashes a mysterious force when he locates a field guide full of the secrets of the magical creatures that inhabit the forest surrounding the mansion. His twin brother Simon is calm and reserved. He is the intellectual twin, but is rapidly drawn into the fantastical world of fairies and goblins. Older sister Mallory and their mom are harder to convince, but after the almighty and ruthless ogre leader Mulgarath begins to attack the home, the entire family must band together to combat the hordes of goblins and creatures that lurk just outside
Bringing down the house by Queen Latifah( visu )
6 editions published in 2003 in English and Russian and held by 1,834 libraries worldwide
A divorced L.A. lawyer, Peter, thinks he has met the girl of his dreams online, until she shows up at his door and is a sassy, African American ex-con. She moves in and really begins to shake up his boring suburban lifestyle
101 Dalmatians by Dodie Smith( visu )
24 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in English and French and held by 1,687 libraries worldwide
A non-animated remake of Disney's puppy tale about the cruel Cruella de Vil who tries to capture Dalmatians Pongo and Perdy's puppies for a new fur coat
Dinosaur by D. B Sweeney( visu )
11 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 1,512 libraries worldwide
Dinosaur tells the story of Aladar, an iguanodon who is separated from his own kind and raised by a clan of lemurs. When a meteor shower destroys their home, Aladar and his family follow a herd of dinosaurs heading for the safety of the "nesting grounds." Together they must stand strong amidst food and water shortages, the threat of Carnotaur attacks, and Aladar's run-ins with the herd's stubborn leader, Kron
Enchanted April by Mike Newell( visu )
20 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and held by 1,485 libraries worldwide
London, the 1920s. Lottie and Rose are two married women who share the misery of empty marriages and decide to rent an Italian castle for the spring to get away. In order to save money, they advertise for two other women to join them. Mrs. Fisher is an elderly widow is struggling with a lonely and regimented existence. She jumps at the chance to join the vacation. Lady Caroline Dester is a gorgeous flapper who has been grabbed one too many times and believes that she is sick of men. They arrive in San Salvatore. The seaside Italian castle is drenched in wisteria and sunshine. The women find themselves in a transformative beauty so enchanting that they experience changes in themselves they never thought possible
Tea with Mussolini by Franco Zeffirelli( visu )
43 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,393 libraries worldwide
Director Franco Zeffirelli presents a semi-autobiographical story about a group of British and American travelers on an indefinite stay in Italy in 1935. Luca is a boy living in Florence whose mother has run off and whose father has little time for him. Fortunately, he's a welcome guest of Mary, an English woman visiting Italy to soak up European culture. Mary and her friends enjoy life in Italy, and their initial response to the rise of fascism is to arrange a polite meeting with Mussolini to make sure he and his soldiers mean well
Curious George by Matthew O'Callaghan( visu )
7 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 1,303 libraries worldwide
Ted, an earnest guide at the Bloomsberry Museum, discovers that the museum is losing money and he's about to be out of a job. So he heads to Africa in search of the ancient, long-lost, gigantic idol Zagawa. To his chagrin, the statue turns out to be tiny. Ted's hopes of saving the museum and impressing Maggie--the elementary school teacher of his dreams--with a grand new acquisition are dashed. Unbeknownst to Ted, the curious monkey he befriended has stowed away and followed him home to the big city. Now, Ted needs to save the museum and figure out what to do with George. It's going to be a long week
Jane Eyre by Franco Zeffirelli( visu )
61 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 1,108 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
Avalon ( visu )
15 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 992 libraries worldwide
The story of several generations of a family, from the arrival of Jewish immigrant Sam Krichinsky in the suburb of Baltimore called Avalon, down through his children and grandchildren. The family goes from poverty to prosperity as the world changes around them, but their love and humor hold the family together
I am David by Walden Media( visu )
11 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and German and held by 861 libraries worldwide
Adapted from Anne Holm's novel North To Freedom. David is thrust into the free world for the first time in his life when he escapes a concentration camp. In a spiritual voyage of discovery, he slowly loses his mistrust of humanity and begins to love
Three sisters by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov( visu )
20 editions published between 1970 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 851 libraries worldwide
Het onvervulde verlangen naar Moskou van drie op het platteland verpieterde zusters
Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont by Elizabeth Taylor( visu )
10 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 796 libraries worldwide
Recent widow, Mrs. Palfrey, moves into a London retirement hotel among an odd assortment of people. When she slips on a walk and is aided by a penniless young writer, she invites him to dine at the Claremont and plays along when the other dining guests assume he's her grandson. A friendship develops giving her a companion with whom she can talk about memories and poetry as she gives him ideas and support for his writing. But what of her actual family?
The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare( visu )
34 editions published between 1973 and 2015 in English and held by 705 libraries worldwide
Set in 1860's Venice, a young Venetian borrows from a Jewish money-lender who gives him the money on the security of one pound of flesh. Upon default the money-lender insists on payment of his bond and the young Venetian is rescued by the heroine disguised as a male lawyer
The Oscar Wilde collection ( visu )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 641 libraries worldwide
A collection of four of Oscar Wilde's masterpieces, and a 1995 documentary about his life, his relationship with Alfred Douglas and the trials that destroyed his career. Includes reflections by Wilde's grandson Merlin Holland, and Douglas' grandniece Alice Douglas. The Importance of Being Earnest: "Filled with wit and wisdom, The Importance of being Earnest tells the tale of Jack Worthing and Algernon Moncrieff. Jack has invented an imaginary brother, Ernest, whom he uses as an excuse to escape from his dull home in the country and frolic in town. Algernon uses a similar technique, only in reverse: his imaginary friend, Bunbury, provides a convenient and frequent method of taking adventures in the country. However, their deceptions eventually cross paths, resulting in a series of crises that threaten to spoil their romantic pursuits; Jack of his love Gwendolyn Fairfax, and Algernon of his belle Cecily Cardew." The picture of Dorian Gray: "Oscar Wilde's only novel, The picture of Dorian Gray, is a chilling melodrama, which scandalized polite society when first published in 1890. Dorian Gray is a wealthy English gentleman who gradually sinks into a life of dissipation and crime. Enthralled with his own physical beauty, Dorian purchases eternal youth at the expense of his soul. While Dorian remains young and unchanged by his hedonistic lifestyle, his portrait hides the terrible truth."
Back to the secret garden ( visu )
18 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 614 libraries worldwide
It has been decades since Mary and Colin first discovered the secret garden outside Misselthwaite Manor as curious young children. Today as husband and wife Lady Mary and Sir Colin have turned the estate into a home for young war orphans. When Mary leaves to join her husband abroad she entrusts the children to her housekeeper Martha and the caretaker. Martha is also given the key to the secret garden but its mysteries are impermeable to the dour fearful woman until a new charge arrives. Twelve year old Lizzie Buscana has come from America for a new life at Misselthwaite. A girl of boundless enthusiasm she immediately befriends fellow orphans Robert Stephen and Geraldine. A little spitfire of endless curiosity Lizzie asks about the secret garden. But Martha with her strange fears about what lies beyond its walls has forbidden the children from entering. Such a command can't stop Lizzie however. With the stolen key to the garden in hand Lizzie invades its secrets late one night
Equus by Richard Rodney Bennett( visu )
28 editions published between 1977 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 560 libraries worldwide
A middle-aged psychiatrist tries to find out why a young man has blinded six horses entrusted to his care
Thomas Hardy's the return of the native by Jack Gold( visu )
8 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in English and held by 522 libraries worldwide
Eustacia Vye feels trapped living with her grandfather in the country and longs for the excitement of a big city. She charms one man who promises to run away with her, but her plans are shaken when a handsome local man returns from Paris hoping to make her his bride
The entertainer by Tony Richardson( visu )
32 editions published between 1960 and 2005 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 483 libraries worldwide
A drama of seedy music hall life. Archie Rice, a third rate vaudevillian whose song and dance routines are unappealing and boring, is nagged by his shrewish alcoholic wife about his failures. His world comes tumbling down onto the garbage heap he has built up through a life of self-deception, sneaky schemes, and ruthless unconcern for those who love him
Widows' peak ( visu )
9 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in English and held by 476 libraries worldwide
When a stranger moves to Widows' Peak, she turns the town upside down with her devious lies and shocking secrets. She seduces the men, enrages the women, and unleases a major scandal, but its all part of an astonishing plan
I love you to death ( visu )
9 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in English and held by 460 libraries worldwide
When Rosalie finds out Joey has been fooling around, she decides to kill him. She hires incompetent professionals. Joey is oblivious to their attempts to kill him
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Alternative Names
Džoun Plourajt
Gage, Joan
Gage, Joan 1929-
Ioanna Plowright
Joan Plowright actrice britannique
Joan Plowright attrice britannica
Joan Plowright britische Schauspielerin
Joan Plowright British actress
Joan Plowright britisk skodespelar
Joan Plowright britisk skuespiller
Joan Plowright Brits acteur
Joan Plowright Brits actrice
Joan Plowright brittisk skådespelare
Lady Olivier 1929-
Olivier, Joan 1929-
Olivier, Joan Ann
Olivier, Joan Plowright 1929-
Olivier, Joan Plowright Lady
Olivier Lady
Olivier Lady 1929-
Plowright, Joan Ann.
Плаурайт, Джоан
Џоан Плаурајт
Џоун Плоурајт
Ջոն Պլաուրայթ
ג'ואן פלורייט
جوان بلاورايت
جوان بلاورايت ممثلة بريطانية
جوآن پلورایت بازیگر بریتانیایی
조앤 플로라이트
English (335)
Italian (17)
German (10)
Spanish (10)
French (8)
Multiple languages (2)
Chinese (1)
Turkish (1)
Russian (1)
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