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Laurence Olivier. by Beckett, Francis.(DLC)2085145;
Olivier -- Contents -- 1. The outer fringes of gentility -- 2. From Thorndike to Coward -- 3. John Gielgud to the rescue -- 4. The war and the Old Vic -- 5. The tragedy of Vivien Leigh -- 6. Enter John Osborne -- 7. The National Theatre -- 8. I wish I'd known him better -- Chronology -- Further Reading.Description based on publisher supplied metadata and other sources.Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2018. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
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Cars and Capers [electronic resource]. by Downs, William.;
Cover -- Contents -- Front Matter -- Title Page -- Publisher Information -- Introduction -- Cars and Capers -- Early Motors -- Brighton Run -- To Folkestone -- Black Girl In The Car -- Endorsement -- Morris Traveller -- Taxico -- Bed Time -- Snow Spin -- Banging Home -- Losing a Wheel -- Kerb Whack -- Herne Bay Days -- All For A Pound -- Trial Runs -- Went Off -- Found One -- Windowns And My Most Recent Car -- Good Bet -- Threats Of The Road -- Suggested Preferences & Knacks -- Experiences in Windowns -- Fog Ahead -- Second Traveller -- Banana Lunch -- King Pin -- To Land's End -- Black UnoCaravanette Trip -- Living In The Car -- Engine Care -- The Electric Car -- Introduction Of The Main Three Homes -- Stourbridge -- The Pinnacle -- Carding With Windowns -- First Flat -- Pay Day -- Man & Van -- Grove Lane -- Ten Telephones -- 25 Club -- Fancy Numbers -- Wrestler's Windows -- Registration -- Fire, Fire -- Cake Girl -- Michael -- Rat In (Goodbye) -- Selling A Flat -- Prince -- Charlie -- Opening Time -- The Summit -- Superman -- Lodger's Return -- Near Death -- Being On The Street -- Early Days -- Playing cards -- Alarming -- On The Bottle -- 180 -- Journey Home -- Stealing As A KidTom And Gerry -- Ray -- Pundit -- Plastered -- Away Work -- Playing Truant -- Carmel, The Wife -- Son Shine -- Words of my Father -- The Birth Of The Book -- Back Matter -- Also AvailableCars and Capers takes a nostalgic look back at one man's life told with reference to the cars he has owned and the adventures he has had in them, We all remember learning to drive and the thrill of passing the driving test and purchasing our first car. In his book William Downs takes us through the cars he has owned over the years from his first purchase, an Austin 8 which cost him the princely sum of £1, to his most recent vehicle, a Fiat Panda. Downs takes us back to days gone by when the roads were not so busy and motoring was still a joy and tells of some of the colourful characters who ha
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Diana Rigg : The Biography. by Tracy, Kathleen(DLC)1837539; Tracey, Kathleen.;
Cover -- Title Page -- Copyright -- Contents -- INTRODUCTION -- CHAPTER ONE -- CHAPTER TWO -- CHAPTER THREE -- CHAPTER FOUR -- CHAPTER FIVE -- CHAPTER SIX -- CHAPTER SEVEN -- CHAPTER EIGHT -- CHAPTER NINE -- CHAPTER TEN -- CHAPTER ELEVEN -- CHAPTER TWELVE -- CHAPTER THIRTEEN -- CHAPTER FOURTEEN -- CHAPTER FIFTEEN.Recently voted the "sexiest television star of all time" by TV Guide readers, Diana Rigg is best known as the brilliant and seductive British agent, Emma Peel on The Avengers. The Tony and Emmy award-winning actress is famous not only for her acting talent, but for her keen intelligence and strong opinions as well. Diana Rigg biographer Kathleen Tracy reveals the fascinating professional and personal life of this rebellious, outspoken icon of feminismfrom her childhood in India and early days with the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London to her tenure on The Avengers, her role in the Bond film On Her Maiesty's Secret Service and her distinguished stage career.Description based on publisher supplied metadata and other sources.Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2016. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
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Diana Rigg : The Biography. by Tracy, Kathleen(DLC)1837539; Tracey, Kathleen.;
introduction -- ChApter One -- ChApter Two -- ChApter Three -- ChApter Four -- ChApter Five -- ChApter Six -- ChApter Seven -- ChApter Eight -- ChApter Nine -- ChApter Ten -- ChApter Eleven -- ChApter Twelve -- ChApter Thirteen -- ChApter Fourteen.Recently voted the "sexiest television star of all time" by TV Guide readers, Diana Rigg is best known as the brilliant and seductive British agent, Emma Peel on The Avengers. The Tony and Emmy award-winning actress is famous not only for her acting talent, but for her keen intelligence and strong opinions as well. Diana Rigg biographer Kathleen Tracy reveals the fascinating professional and personal life of this rebellious, outspoken icon of feminismfrom her childhood in India and early days with the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London to her tenure on The Avengers, her role in the Bond film On Her Maiesty's Secret Service and her distinguished stage career.Description based on publisher supplied metadata and other sources.Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2017. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
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Ray Winstone The Biography [electronic resource] : The Story of the Ultimate Screen Hard Man by Goodall, Nigel.;
Cover ; Copyright ; Dedication ; About the Author ; Contents ; Acknowledgements; Foreword by Simon W. Golding; 1. In The End; 2. A Boy From Plaistow; 3. Dangerous Student; 4. From Stage School To Borstal; 5. The Quiet Rocker; 6. Marriage, Births and Death; 7. This Acting Life; 8. War Zone; 9. Paradise - Spanish Style; 10. Heroes and Villains; 11. Still The Daddy; 12. The Kings And I; 13. Act Accordingly; 14. From There to Here; 15. Diamond Geezer; Notes on Scum; Glossary; Filmography; Awards and Nominations<DIV><DIV><DIV><B>The man behind the tough, unflinching onscreen exterior is revealed in this biography of the Emmy awardwinning actor seen in <I>The Departed </I>and <I>Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull</I></B></DIV></B></DIV><DIV> </DIV><P style=""MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"">From humble beginnings to the glitz of Hollywood, Ray Winstone has made a name for himself as the ultimate screen hard man. But there's much more to Ray's on-screen tough-guy image, and this biography reveals how his path to the top has been anything but smooth. Ray's life began as a rebellious schoolboy boxi
Subjects: Electronic books.; Actors -- Great Britain -- Biography.; Actors -- Great Britain.; Winstone, Ray, 1957- .;
© 2011., John Blake,
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George Cole - The World Was My Lobster : The Autobiography. by Cole, George(DLC)1582984; Hawkins, Brian.(DLC)1662030;
Cover -- Title Page -- Dedication -- CONTENTS -- FOREWORD -- CHAPTER 1: BOY WANTED -- CHAPTER 2: WAR YEARS -- CHAPTER 3: SERVING KING AND COUNTRY -- CHAPTER 4: BACK TO CIVVY STREET -- CHAPTER 5: THE FIFTIES -- CHAPTER 6: BLISS -- CHAPTER 7: ST TRINIAN'S -- CHAPTER 8: BACK TO THE FIFTIES -- CHAPTER 9: THE SIXTIES -- CHAPTER 10: THE SEVENTIES -- CHAPTER 11: MINDER -- CHAPTER 12: THE EIGHTIES -- CHAPTER 13: THE NINETIES -- CHAPTER 14: THE 21ST CENTURY -- CHAPTER 15: LOOKING BACK -- FILMOGRAPHY -- TABLE I: CHRONOLOGICAL LIST OF PRINCIPAL TELEVISION PERFORMANCES -- TABLE II: CHRONOLOGICAL LIST OF PRINCIPAL STAGE PERFORMANCES -- BIBLIOGRAPHY -- INDEX -- A, B, C -- D, E, F -- G, H, I -- J, K, L -- M, N, O -- P, Q, R -- S, T, U -- V, W, X -- Y, Z -- Plates -- Copyright.The World was my Lobster tells the story of George Cole's more than 70 years in the acting profession that began with a walk-on part at the age of 14 in the stage musical The White Horse Inn in 1939, and continues today having included such roles as David Bliss in the radio and television versions of A Life of Bliss, Flash Harry in the St. Trinian's films, and Arthur Daley in television's Minder. Adopted when he was only 10 days old, George Cole grew up in south London in the 1920s. On the day he left school he saw a newspaper advertisement seeking a small boy to join the cast of The White Horse Inn and was selected the following day. A year later, he found himself in the West End play Cottage to Let playing a cheeky wartime evacuee. Here he met legendary comic actor Alastair Sim who, with his wife, took him as an evacuee in their country house and coached him in the finer skills of acting. A flurry of films and theatre performances in the late 1940s, after his RAF service, culminated in a memorable role as a young Ebenezer Scrooge in the classic 1951 film Scrooge alongside Sim. Henry V, Cleopatra (with Elizabeth Taylor), Don't Forget to Write, Blott on the Landscape, Henry Root, and Dad are among other titles for which he is well known. But it was in 1979 that he landed the role that would elevate him to international recognition when he was offered the role of Arthur Daley in Thames Television's new series Minder alongside Dennis Waterman. In The World was my Lobster, a title taken from a classic line in a Minder episode, George Cole talks candidly, humorously and sensitively about his adoption, his life, his roles and many of the people he has worked with throughout his long career.Description based on publisher supplied metadata and other sources.Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2017. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Subjects: Electronic books.; Actors -- Great Britain -- Biography.; Actors -- Great Britain.; Cole, George, 1925-.;
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A Moment Towards the End of the Play... [electronic resource] : An Autobiography. by West, Timothy(SAGE)1846559;
Cover; Title page; Contents; Foreword; Chapter One; Chapter Two; Chapter Three; Chapter Four; Chapter Five; Chapter Six; Chapter Seven; Chapter Eight; Chapter Nine; Chapter Ten; Chapter Eleven; Chapter Twelve; Chapter Thirteen; Chapter Fourteen; Chapter Fifteen; Chapter Sixteen; Chapter Seventeen; Chapter Eighteen; Chapter Nineteen; Chapter Twenty; Chapter Twenty-One; Chapter Twenty-Two; Chapter Twenty-Three; Chapter Twenty-Four; Chapter Twenty-Five; Chapter Twenty-Six; Chapter Twenty-Seven; Chapter Twenty-Eight; Chapter Twenty-Nine; Chapter Thirty; Chapter Thirty-One; Chapter Thirty-TwoChapter Thirty-ThreeChapter Thirty-Four; Chapter Thirty-Five; Chapter Thirty-Six; Chapter Thirty-Seven; Chapter Thirty-Eight; About the Author; Copyright InformationKnown ? and loved ? for his many TV appearances in Brass and as the embodiment of Edward VII, Thomas Beecham and Winston Churchill, Timothy West has led a charmed life as an actor, moving effortlessly between TV and stage, film and radio recordings. With his wife, Prunella Scales, and his son, Samuel, he and his family have been responsible for much of the best that stage and screen have had to offer in recent years. ?A theatrical memoir that doesn't cloy, and is filled with insight, wit and a sense of the ultimate absurdity of life' (Judith Flanders, TLS) </div
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Helen Mirren on Cleopatra (Shakespeare on Stage) [electronic resource]. by Mirren, Helen.(SAGE)1812892; Curry, Julian(SAGE)2000123;
Cover; Title page; Contents; Production Information; Helen Mirren on Cleopatra; Other Interviews Available; About the Author; Copyright Information In each volume of the Shakespeare on Stage series, a leading actor takes us behind the scenes, recreating in detail a memorable performance in one of Shakespeare's major roles. They discuss their character, working through the play scene by scene, with refreshing candour and in forensic detail. The result is a masterclass on playing the role, invaluable for other actors and directors, as well as students of Shakespeare ? and fascinating for audiences of the play. In this volume, Helen Mirren discusses Cleopatra, a role she was born for and has played in three productions
Subjects: Electronic books.; Actors -- Great Britain -- Biography.; Mirren, Helen -- Biography.; Mirren, Helen.;
© 2013., Nick Hern Books,
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Daniel Day-Lewis - The Biography. by Jackson, Laura.(DLC)1842767;
Cover -- Title Page -- Dedication -- ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS -- CONTENTS -- Epigraph -- CHAPTER ONE: GROWING PAINS -- CHAPTER TWO: STAGECRAFT -- CHAPTER THREE: PARADISE PUNCH-UP -- CHAPTER FOUR: YOB FOR THE JOB -- CHAPTER FIVE: SEX APPEAL -- CHAPTER SIX: CLASS ACT -- CHAPTER SEVEN: BREAKDOWN -- CHAPTER EIGHT: THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS -- CHAPTER NINE: DREAM COME TRUE -- CHAPTER TEN: BEYOND ENDURANCE -- CHAPTER ELEVEN: THE FRENCH CONNECTION -- CHAPTER TWELVE: GANGS OF NEW YORK -- CHAPTER THIRTEEN: LINCOLN -- CREDITS -- Plates -- About the Author -- Also by Laura Jackson -- Copyright.Regarded by many as the finest actor of his generation, Daniel Day-Lewis has become one of HollywoodâÂÂs most bankable stars. His diverse performances in roles such as cerebral palsy sufferer Christy Brown in My Left Foot and Butcher Bill in Gangs of New York have cemented his reputation as a chameleon method actor. Yet behind the on-screen personas and theatrical masks lies a complex figure about whom relatively little is really known. Acclaimed biographer Laura Jackson has spoken to many close friends of the actor, including Dame Judi Dench and Simon Callow, and has provided us with a fascinating insight into this intense and talented star. As well as a wonderful portrait of his creative life, this book also reveals Day-LewisâÂÂs past relationships with his co-stars and how he has found happiness with Arthur MillerâÂÂs daughter Rebecca. There are very few books about this reclusive and chameleon-like actor despite his award winning film roles and ever increasingly popularity. His new Oscar & Bafta nominated movie Lincoln is scheduled for UK release early 2013.Description based on publisher supplied metadata and other sources.Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2017. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Subjects: Electronic books.; Actors -- Great Britain -- Biography.; Actors -- Great Britain -- Correspondence.; Day-Lewis, Daniel -- Biography.;
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Ray Winstone : The Biography. The Story of the Ultimate Screen Hard Man. by Goodall, Nigel.;
Cover -- Praise for Nigel Goodall's Previous Books -- Title page -- Dedication -- Epigraph -- Contents -- Foreword by Simon W. Golding -- 1. In The End -- 2. A Boy From Plaistow -- 3. Dangerous Student -- 4. From Stage School To Borstal -- 5. The Quiet Rocker -- 6. Marriage, Births and Death -- 7. This Acting Life -- 8. War Zone -- 9. Paradise - Spanish Style -- 10. Heroes and Villains -- 11. Still The Daddy -- 12. The Kings And I -- 13. Act Accordingly -- 14. From There to Here -- 15. Diamond Geezer -- Notes on Scum -- Glossary -- Filmography -- Awards and Nominations -- Plates -- About the Author -- Also by Nigel Goodall -- Acknowledgements -- Copyright.There's so much more to Ray's on-screen tough-guy image, and his path to the top has been anything but plain sailing. He was every inch the rebel in his youth and was even a London schoolboy boxing champion; but he always had an affinity for acting. Deciding to pursue his dream through drama school, he soon found himself an outsider and was expelled. But he managed to blag his way into an audition for what would prove to be his big break -- his cocky, aggressive boxer's gait making him perfect for the lead in Alan Clarke's Scum. Going on to both small -- and big-screen success, as well as in the theatre, Ray really cemented his place in the pantheon of British acting greats with his breathtaking performance in Nil By Mouth, which earned him a BAFTA nomination. His subsequent roles in the likes of Sexy Beast, The War Zone and Last Orders, won him plaudits and continued his tradition of portraying tough, uncompromising men. But every tough guy has a heart, and Ray has tempered these roles with those in more light-hearted, romantic comedies such as Fanny and Elvis and There's Only One Jimmy Grimble. With roles in Indiana Jones 4, Beowulf (with Angelina Jolie) and London Boulevard, and with such great British telefilms as Henry VIII, Sweeny Todd and Vincent under his belt, Ray Winstone continues to go from strength to strength. From the humble East End to the glitz of the BAFTAs, Ray Winstone is now regarded as one of the foremost actors of his generation and the ultimate screen hard man. In this insightful biography, we see the man behind the tough, unflinching on-screen exterior.Description based on publisher supplied metadata and other sources.Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2017. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
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