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McKenna, Virginia 1931-

Works: 238 works in 651 publications in 4 languages and 10,155 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Television adaptations  Television plays  Juvenile works  Historical television programs  Made-for-TV movies  Biography  Historical films 
Roles: Actor, Author, Narrator, Performer, Author of introduction, Other, Commentator, Interviewee, Costume designer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Virginia McKenna
Most widely held works by Virginia McKenna
Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare( Visual )

57 editions published between 1978 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,696 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a dramatization of William Shakespeare's play, Julius Caesar
Born free by James Hill( Visual )

35 editions published between 1965 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When game warden George Adamson is forced to kill a menacing lion and lioness, he and his wife Joy adopt their three cubs. Two are sent off to zoos, but the third is kept, a female they name Elsa, to which they have become particularly attached. When Elsa becomes a full-grown lioness, the Adamsons realize that she must be set free and taught to survive on her own. A year later the Adamsons return to the savanna and are surprised by a very special welcome from their old friend
Counting lions : portraits from the wild by Katie Cotton( Book )

7 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 834 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exquisite charcoal drawings of ten endangered creatures--lions, elephants, giraffes, pandas, tigers, chimpanzees, penguins, turtles, macaws, and zebras--startle the viewer with their size and astonishing detail. A poetic text notes each creature's particular qualities and behavior, while providing a quiet counting exercise and a reminder that these animals must be cherished and protected
Ring of bright water by Gavin Maxwell( Visual )

17 editions published between 1969 and 2019 in English and held by 782 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the story of Graham Merrill and Mary MacKenzie who meet in the Scottish Highlands where their mutual love of animals forges a romantic bond between them, and that bond is strengthened by their common interest in Mij, Graham's pet otter
The smallest show on earth by Basil Dearden( Visual )

30 editions published between 1957 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comedy about a young couple who inherit a delapidated movie theater and must compete with a lavish movie theater next door
Back to the blue by Virginia McKenna( Book )

10 editions published between 1988 and 1999 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of three dolphins in captivity in the United Kingdom who were returned to the wild. Includes a section with facts and photographs about the real rescue effort on which the story was based
Some of my friends have tails by Virginia McKenna( Book )

9 editions published between 1970 and 1971 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Known for the parts she has played in the films Born Free and Ring of Bright Water and her brilliant career on the stage, Virginia McKenna here tells of the individual animals who have been her friends -- from George the snake and Tigger the dog to otters, lions, rhinos and elephants. Finally there is Bambi, a delightful roe deer who joined the family when he was only a few hours old. The author's experiences and intuition with animals helps explain the success she has had in working with animals in film. Includes enchanting photographs. - Amazon
On playing with lions by Virginia McKenna( Book )

5 editions published between 1966 and 1967 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Written and photographic record of the experiences of the two leading stars during the ten and a half months filming of the movie "Born free"
Beyond the bars : the zoo dilemma( Book )

7 editions published between 1987 and 1991 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spirit of the Maasai man by Laura Berkeley( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Locked inside their cages, the zoo animals have given up hope; they can no longer hear the songs of their homelands. Then one night, the spirit of the Maasai Man appears. As he hums his haunting songs, a miracle takes place. By subtly examining the timeless ideal of love, hope and freedom, this book provokes discussion and a sense of optimism. Includes author's note
Waterloo by Sergeĭ Bondarchuk( Visual )

12 editions published between 1970 and 2013 in English and German and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stirring drama of the historic battle between Napoleon and Wellington
The wreck of the Mary Deare( Visual )

3 editions published between 1982 and 2006 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The freighter Mary Deare is adrift in stormy seas. All have abandoned ship except for one man-- exhausted first officer Gideon Patch who has taken command. Appearances indicate he's a madman, but Patch isn't a man who relies on appearances
The Edwardians( Visual )

5 editions published between 1972 and 2010 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Edwardian period, beginning with Edward VII's ascent to the throne in 1901 and ending with World War I, was an era of rapid industrialization, pioneering artistic and literary achievements, and great social and political upheaval. It is filled with captivating characters who left their mark upon British society and the world at large. This 8-part BBC series profiles the movers and the shakers who exemplify the era's progressive spirit as well as its colorful eccentricities.--Container
A town like Alice by Jack Lee( Visual )

31 editions published between 1956 and 2015 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nurse Jean Paget is one of a small band of women trekking through the Japanese-occupied Malayan jungle, where they are befriended by Joe Harman, a tough Australian P.O.W. Later each learns tht the other has survived the horrors of the war, and they set out separately to find each other
Into the blue by Virginia McKenna( Book )

7 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poetisk hyldest til delfinernes verden, om myter og legender, det frie liv og "cirkuslivet" i fangenskab. Knytter sig til projektet " Into the Blue" om genudsætning og beskyttelse af delfiner
Puccini by Giacomo Puccini( Visual )

9 editions published between 1984 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The composer of some of the world's most popular operas, Puccini became involved in a scandal which nearly ruined his career and is here depicted in a dramatic presentation. The inclusion of a recent production of his unfinished Turandot shows parallels between the composer's life and his work
The cruel sea by Charles Frend( Visual )

15 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Comdr. Ericson is made captain of the Corvette Compass Rose, a small escort vessel used to guide and protect convoys travelling through the Atlantic. Ericson had his confidence severely shaken during his last command, in which he lost his ship, and most of its men following an attack by a German U-boat. As he leads a new and largely inexperienced crew, Ericson is once again thrown into a life-and-death dilemma that forces him to choose between destroying an enemy ship and sparing the lives of his own men."--Container
Carve her name with pride by Lewis Gilbert( Visual )

17 editions published between 1958 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The inspiring true story of Violette Szabo, a young British widow of a French officer, who braved death while working for the French Resistance in World War II
Born free by Joy Adamson( Recording )

5 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

True story of an orphaned lion cub raised by the author and her husband and the special relationship they kept even after the lion returned to the wild
Love, life, and elephants : an African love story by Daphne Sheldrick( )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Daphne Sheldrick, whose family arrived in Africa from Scotland in the 1820s, is the first person ever to have successfully hand-reared newborn elephants. Her deep empathy and understanding, her years of observing Kenya's rich variety of wildlife, and her pioneering work in perfecting the right husbandry and milk formula have saved countless elephants, rhinos, and other baby animals from certain death. In this heartwarming and poignant memoir, Daphne shares her amazing relationships with a host of orphans, including her first love, Bushy, a liquid-eyed antelope; Rickey-Tickey-Tavey, the little dwarf mongoose; Gregory Peck, the busy buffalo weaver bird; Huppety, the mischievous zebra; and the majestic elephant Eleanor, with whom Daphne has shared more than forty years of great friendship. But this is also a magical and heartbreaking human love story between Daphne and David Sheldrick, the famous Tsavo Park warden. It was their deep and passionate love, David's extraordinary insight into all aspects of nature, and the tragedy of his early death that inspired Daphne's vast array of achievements, most notably the founding of the world-renowned David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust and the Orphans' Nursery in Nairobi National Park, where Daphne continues to live and work to this day. Encompassing not only David and Daphne's tireless campaign for an end to poaching and for conserving Kenya's wildlife, but also their ability to engage with the human side of animals and their rearing of the orphans expressly so they can return to the wild, Love, Life, and Elephants is alive with compassion and humor, providing a rare insight into the life of one of the world's most remarkable women
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Born free
Ring of bright waterBack to the blueSpirit of the Maasai manThe wreck of the Mary DeareThe EdwardiansPuccini
Alternative Names
Mac Kenna Virginia 1931-....

MacKenna Virginia 1931-....

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McKenna, Virginia

Virginia McKenna

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Маккенна, Вирджиния

فيرجينيا ماككينا

ویرجینیا مکنا بازیگر بریتانیایی

ভার্জিনিয়া ম্যাকেনা

버지니아 매케나


マッケンナ, V


English (287)

German (2)

Dutch (2)

French (1)