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Friels, Colin 1952-

Works: 229 works in 571 publications in 7 languages and 4,935 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Science fiction films  Film noir  Detective and mystery films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Legal films  Superhero films  Action and adventure films  Longitudinal studies  Nonfiction television programs 
Roles: Actor, Narrator, Performer, Costume designer, Other
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Publications about Colin Friels
Publications by Colin Friels
Most widely held works by Colin Friels
Dark city by Alex Proyas( visu )
2 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 545 libraries worldwide
When John Murdoch awakens in a strange hotel room, he finds that he is wanted for a series of brutal murders. The problem is he can't remember a thing. Pursued by the police and haunted by the Strangers, mysterious beings who possess the ability to stop time and alter reality, he seeks to unravel the twisted riddle of his identity. But in a city where reality is the ultimate illusion, discovering the truth could be fatal
Darkman by Sam Raimi( visu )
26 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 461 libraries worldwide
A scientist is horribly disfigured when gangsters break in and destroy his laboratory. After being burned beyond recognition and altered by an experimental medical procedure, he is reborn as Darkman and seeks revenge on the criminals who were responsible
Class action by Michael Apted( visu )
5 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in English and French and held by 434 libraries worldwide
Two lawyers, father and daughter, face off against each other in a multimillion dollar lawsuit. The case concerns a potentially defective auto design that could involve corporate corruption and violations of legal ethics
Life at 5 : great expectations ( visu )
14 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 291 libraries worldwide
A good start to school depends on three fundamental gifts: the ability to communicate effectively, a talent for fitting in well with others, and an ambition to learn. This program tracks the challenges, setbacks, and successes in the lives of a half-dozen five-year-olds as they prepare for the world of organized education. When it comes to school readiness, why is Ben, the smallest of quintuplets, lagging behind? Can science explain why Decklan is such an engaging chatterbox? Will school be too much for unpredictable Jara'na? And how will a range of factors--such as the role of higher education in Haleema's family, Sofia's apprehension about seeing her father in the hospital, or Anastasija's attitude towards authority--impact the learning potential with which these children are blessed?
Child star : the Shirley Temple story ( visu )
6 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 273 libraries worldwide
Hollywood's biggest star stood just three feet tall and her name was Shirley. This movie is based on the early career years of Shirley Temple, child star. Including the ups and downs of her career and the influence her parents had on her income
Darkman trilogy ( visu )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 183 libraries worldwide
This complete collection follows the daring journeys and action-packed escapades of the action hero Darkman as he assumes alternate identities to battle evil. Darkman introduces Dr. Peyton Westlake, on the verge of a major breakthrough in synthetic skin when a gang obliterates his lab and changes his life forever. In Darkman II: the return of Durant, the crime-fighting master of disguise returns for revenge against the sadistic villain Durant. In Darkman III: die Darkman die, Darkman matches wits with the underworld drug dealer Peter Rooker, who will do anything to unmask the secret of Darkman's superhuman strength
Life at 1 ( visu )
12 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 172 libraries worldwide
How do you give a child the best chance in life? Life at 1 is the first instalment in a landmark series that aims to unlock the secrets of child development by following 11 babies and their families for seven years. Made in conjunction with the long-term study in which 10,000 Australian children have been placed under a sociological and scientific microscope, this groundbreaking program focuses on those first formative years to try to discover what creates a happy, healthy child and makes us who we are. Like those in the study, the 11 families in this series come from different walks of life. The challenges they face are both ordinary and extraordinary. As we follow the babies through milestone events and days of ordinary routine, we witness the impact on their lives of factors such as their parents' relationships, finances, work, health and education. We watch the fascinating interplay of nature and nurture. And we predict the future. Our experts, families and the information collected by the largest study ever conducted on Australian children tell us what limits children's growth and wellbeing and what makes them thrive. In Life at 1 we also conduct behavioural and biological experiments - with rather surprising results. We discover the personalities of our babies and we find out if the stress of modern living is too much stress for a child. Join us for the beginning of an extraordinary journey. A Film Australia National Interest Program in association with Heiress Films. Developed and produced in association with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 2011 National Film and Sound Archive of Australia. Executive Producer: Penny Robins. Producer: Jennifer Cummins. Director: Catherine Marciniak. Writer: Catherine Marciniak. DOP/Cinematographer: Catherine Marciniak, Kay Harrison. Narrator/Presenter: Colin Friels
Cosi ( visu )
13 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and held by 143 libraries worldwide
A first-time director is thrilled to land a job with a small show ... that is, until he meets the outrageous "performers' he'll be working with
A good man in Africa by Bruce Beresford( visu )
9 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 125 libraries worldwide
A political story revolving round Morgan, a British diplomat in Africa
The man who sued God by Mark Joffe( visu )
5 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 122 libraries worldwide
Divorced lawyer turned fisherman-dropout Steve Myers turns to the courts when his fishing boat and home is destroyed by lightning but it's not the insurance company he sues, who blame the act on God, but God him/herself. Steve's novel case is met with derision by his ex wife Jules and her new partner Les, who actually guaranteed the loan for the boat. The churches aren't going to take this lying down and wheel in gun lawyer Gerry Ryan. It also attracts the attention of the media. But at least here he has an ally other than his dog and daughter Rebecca - in the shape of disgruntled journalist Anna Redmond
Malcolm by Nadia Tass( visu )
16 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in English and held by 111 libraries worldwide
Malcolm, a simple genius, loses his job at a Melbourne tram depot after building his own one-man tram and taking to the streets. With funds dwindling, Malcolm is forced to take in a lodger, Frank - a small-time criminal, who moves in with girlfriend Judith. Frank soon realises that Malcolm's mechanical wizardry can help his career. The result is a series of oddball but unsuccessful robberies that culminates in the heist of the decade. DVD
Go back to where you came from ( visu )
25 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 109 libraries worldwide
"Six ordinary Australians agree to challenge their preconceived notions about refugees and asylum seekers by embarking on a confronting 25-day journey. Tracing in reverse the journeys that refugees have taken to reach Australia, they travel to some of the most dangerous and desperate corners of the world, with no idea what is in store for them along the way. Deprived of their wallets, phones and passports, they board a leaky refugee boat, are rescued mid-ocean, experience immigration raids in Malaysia, live in a Kenyan refugee camp and visit slums in Jordan before ultimately making it to the Democratic Republic of Congo and Iraq, protected by UN Peacekeepers and the US military. For some of them it's their first time abroad. For all of them, it's an epic journey and the most challenging experience of their lives."--SBS website
Life at 3 ( visu )
3 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 105 libraries worldwide
The story continues for the children of The life series, now they are three, as they reveal what it takes to give a child the best chance at life. Over two episodes Life at 3 measures our group of children against the latest scientific findings on two of the hottest topics in child development, obesity and bad behaviour. The life series is made in conjunction with a long-term study, Growing up in Australia, in which 10,000 children have been placed under a sociological and scientific microscope. Combining powerful and intimate stories with cutting edge science, the series aims to reveal the secrets of child development. The longitudinal study has found that 25 per cent of toddlers are already overweight or obese, the most significant health issue facing Australian children. Life at 3 seeks answers to the problem using the latest biological and behavioural science. Research also shows that children must start to learn how to control their behaviour at three if they are to perform well at school. As the lives of these children unfold, we see whether the hopes of their parents and the predictions of the scientists match reality. Join us on the greatest journey of all ... life. A Screen Australia National Interest Program in association with Heiress Films. Developed and produced in association with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 2011 National Film and Sound Archive of Australia. Executive Producer: Penny Robins. Producer: Jennifer Cummins. Director: Catherine Marciniak. Writer: Catherine Marciniak. DOP/Cinematographer: Kaye Harrison, Simon Smith. Narrator/Presenter: Colin Friels. Featured People: Professor Stephen Zubrick, Professor Ann Sanson, Professor Gary Wittert, Professor Tim Olds
High tide by Laura Jones( visu )
13 editions published between 1987 and 2015 in English and held by 74 libraries worldwide
In an AFI Award winning performance, Judy Davis plays Lilli, a back-up singer for an Elvis impersonator. When she is fired from the tour in a NSW South Coast country town she sets out on a drunken binge. Holed up in a caravan park she meets up with young Ally and a friendship soon develops between the women. Emotions run deep as their journey of discovery is tested by Lilli's new boyfriend Mick and Ally's grandmother Bet.--
Angel baby by Michael Rymer( visu )
15 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 71 libraries worldwide
A love story about a pair of fragile mental patients who find each other on the fringe of madness and go over the brink together
Kangaroo by D. H Lawrence( visu )
17 editions published between 1986 and 2008 in English and held by 67 libraries worldwide
Kangaroo, leader of a secret fascist army in Australia, puts pressure on an English writer and his wife to help him overthrow the existing government
Bastard boys by Sue Smith( visu )
5 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 59 libraries worldwide
"It was the fight that stopped the nation - the 1998 battle for Australia's waterfront. More than just a dispute over reform, it became a war for the hearts and minds of Australians. Political thriller, war epic, buddy movie, love story and courtroom drama rolled into one, BASTARD BOYS is the riveting story of the people behind one of the greatest conflicts in Australia's industrial history. The pressure builds as both sides try to win the hearts and support of the Australian public. As the drama plays out in the full glare of the public spotlight, there is no room for failure or second chances. Every second counts."--Website
Dirty business : how mining made Australia ( visu )
4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 56 libraries worldwide
"A provocative and groundbreaking series, this is the story of mining in this country. It explores how this industry has shaped Australia in unexpected and extraordinary ways and how it has influenced the nation, from the first gold rush to current political debate."--Enhance TV website
Ground zero ( visu )
9 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 52 libraries worldwide
A photographer has crucial evidence of an official cover-up involving nuclear testing and the murder of his father thirty years ago
For the term of his natural life ( visu )
6 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in English and held by 52 libraries worldwide
"Disinherited and driven from his home in England when he discovers the secret of his true parentage, young Richard Devine changes his name to Rufus Dawes but is then falsely accused of murdering his real father. Transported to the notorious Port Arthur in Van Dieman's land "for the term of his natural life", Dawes is gradually transformed from the bright and witty young Englishman into a hardened and desperate convict. He is unafraid to attempt the most daring escapes or brutal clashes with fellow prisoners and his jailers-including the cruel Lt. Maurice Frere or the troubled Reverend North. "Dawes'" last hope for vindication is his passion for Sylvia, daughter of prison Commandment, Major Vickers. That hope is put to the ultimate challenge by her own dark secrets"--Container
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Colin Friels acteur australien
Colin Friels acteur uit Australië
Colin Friels australiensk skådespelare
Colin Friels australischer Schauspieler
Colin Friels australsk skodespelar
Colin Friels australsk skuespiller
Колин Фрилз
Колін Фрілз
Քոլին Ֆրիլզ
کالین فریلز بازیگر استرالیایی
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