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Jessie Wallace [electronic resource] : The Biography by Herbert, Emily.(SAGE)2106390;
Cover ; Copyright ; Contents ; 1 Kitty Kat; 2 Kiss and Make Up; 3 The Square Gets Slatered; 4 Letting the Kat Out of the Bag; 5 Man Hunt; 6 Life Through a Lens; 7 A New Leaf; 8 The Long Arms of the Law; 9 Drama Queen; 10 Holiday Time; 11 Playing Dirty; 12 Over the Moon; 13 A Challenge Ahead; 14 Striking Out; 15 Back to Kat<DIV><DIV>Only days after auditioning for a walk-up part in <I>Eastenders</I>, Jessie Wallace was called back and asked to try out for a major role in the soap. To her astonishment, she won the role of Kat Slaterand promptly passed out in the street! Kat has gone on to become one of the program's most popular characters and the UK has been hooked on her return to the show. This in-depth and affectionate portrait traces Jessie's meteoric rise to fame. She left school at 15 and worked behind a bar and on a market stall before getting into theatrical makeup. Her struggle to put herself through d
Subjects: Electronic books.; Television actors and actresses -- Great Britain -- Biography.; Wallace, Jessie.;
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Harry H. Corbett : The Front Legs of the Cow. by Corbett, Susannah.(DLC)1926396;
Title -- Dedication -- Contents -- Acknowledgements -- Foreword -- Prologue Any Chance? -- 1 On the Road to Mandalay -- 2 Welcome to Ardwick -- 3 Wythenshawe: The Garden City -- 4 Per Mare Per Terram -- 5 Front Legs of the Cow -- 6 Come the Revolution -- 7 Calling Walter Plinge -- 8 Dick 2 -- 9 Sous le ciel de Paris -- 10 Go West Young Man -- 11 Delicious, Delightful, Cannot Wait to Work on It -- 12 Hi-diddle-dee-dee -- 13I'm 21 and Married, Kindly Leave Me Alone -- 14 Bright Lights and Bacon Sandwiches -- 15 Duty and Desire -- 16 Under the Blue Gum Trees -- 17 Rides Again -- 18 Walkabout -- 19 Cardiacs and Coal Bunkers -- 20 Blow the Man Down -- Epilogue -- Copyright.Harry H Corbett rose from the slums of Manchester to become one of the best-known television stars of the 20th century. Widely respected as a classical stage actor, he became a leading light in Joan Littlewood's Theatre Workshop until his life was changed forever by the television comedy Steptoe and Son. Overnight he became a household name as the series drew unparalleled viewing figures of over 28 million, with fans ranging from the working classes to the Royal Family. However, the glittering lights of show business couldn't hide the scars he bore from his time in the Royal Marines during the Second World War. With the Marines he travelled through Europe before ending up in Asia, where he saw first hand the devastation wrought by the Hiroshima bomb. Naturally shy and a committed socialist, fame and fortune didn't sit easily on his shoulders, and for the next twenty years, until his untimely death at the age of only 57, he had to learn how to be 'Arold'. Written by his daughter, Susannah Corbett, an acclaimed actor herself, this is the first biography of Harry H Corbett, the man who was once described as being 'the English Marlon Brando'.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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Being Benedict Cumberbatch [electronic resource]. by Benecke, Joanna.;
Cover; Title Page; CONTENTS; INTRODUCTION; CUMBERSTORY PART 1: Cumbage Patch Kid; CUMBERSTORY PART 2: Benedrama; CUMBERSTORY PART 3: Action!; CUMBERSTORY PART 4: Cumberfame; CUMBERSTORY PART 5: King of the Cumberverse; ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS; CopyrightHis fans regularly discuss whether he looks more like an otter' or a hammerhead shark', but that hasn't stopped Benedict Cumberbatch becoming an international sex symbol who's on the cusp of Hollywood superstardom. He's made geektelligence' hot in the insanely popular BBC series Sherlock, and explored his dark side in blockbusters like Star Trek: Into Darkness and the Hobbit trilogy. Along the way he's won the hearts, minds and Twitter accounts of an alarmingly enthusiastic global fan base. Illustrated throughout with full lcolour photographs, Cumberlicious is an essential guide to the man
Subjects: Electronic books.; Cumberbatch, Benedict, -- 1976.; Motion picture actors and actresses -- Great Britain -- Biography.; Television actors and actresses -- Great Britain -- Biography.;
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Benedict Cumberbatch, Transition Completed [electronic resource] : Films, Fame, Fans by Porter, Lynnette.;
Cover; Contents; Front Matter; Title Page; Publisher Information; About the Author; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Transition Completed; Chapter 1; Chapter 2; Chapter 3; Chapter 4; Chapter 5; Chapter 6; Chapter 7; Chapter 8; Chapter 9; Behind the Scenes of Burlesque Fairytales; Chapter 10; Back Matter; Also AvailableStar Trek: Into Darkness, The Fifth Estate, 12 Years a Slave, August: Osage County, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug-these would be milestones in most actors' entire career. For Benedict Cumberbatch, roles in these films are merely a year's additions to his already-vast resume. 2013 proved to be the final step in Cumberbatch's transition from respected working actor to bona fide worldwide celebrity and recipient of BAFTA Los Angeles' Britannia Award for British Artist of the Year. Like it...
Subjects: Electronic books.; Cumberbatch, Benedict, 1976-.; Motion picture actors and actresses -- Great Britain -- Biography.; Television actors and actresses -- Great Britain -- Biography.;
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Benedict Cumberbatch [electronic resource] : The Biography by Lewis, Justin.(SAGE)1809362;
Cover; Title Page; CONTENTS; INTRODUCTION; CHAPTER 1: BEGINNINGS; CHAPTER 2: AN INCREDIBLY PRIVILEGED BUBBLE; CHAPTER 3: BIG WIDE WORLD; CHAPTER 4: PROFESSIONAL ACTOR; CHAPTER 5: THE SCIENTIST; CHAPTER 6: AFRICAN ADVENTURE; CHAPTER 7: CAPTAIN SPEAKING; CHAPTER 8: FROM SUPPORT TO LEAD; CHAPTER 9: OUT OF THE FOG; CHAPTER 10: SHERLOCK FEVER; CHAPTER 11: PUBLIC CUMBERBATCH; CHAPTER 12: IN DEMAND; CHAPTER 13: TIETJENS; CHAPTER 14: VICTOR AND THE CREATURES; CHAPTER 15: CUMBERBATCH INTERNATIONAL; CHAPTER 16: FUTURE CUMBERBATCH; SOURCES; SELECTED CREDITS; Plates; CopyrightAn intimate portrait of a heartthrob and rising star, best known for his portrayal as Sherlock Holmes Benedict Cumberbatch has played detective and monster, barrister and scientist, politician and painter, comic and spy. Still only in his thirties, and with a string of starring and supporting roles, he has portrayed contemporary icons, historical figures, and fictional favorites, from Stephen Hawking, to William Pitt the Younger, to Frankenstein. But inevitably, he is still best known for his idiosyncratic and boldly 21st century incarnation of Sherlock Holmes in the BBC TV series, Sherlock. 
Subjects: Electronic books.; Cumberbatch, Benedict, -- 1976-.; Motion picture actors and actresses -- Great Britain -- Biography.; Television actors and actresses -- Great Britain -- Biography.;
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Who the Hell Is Alice?. by Barry, Alice.;
Front Cover -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Dedication -- Contents -- Chapter 1: A Catholic Girl Growing up in Burnley -- Chapter 2: The Unexplainable Violence of Religion -- Chapter 3: Sexual and Mental Abuse -- Chapter 4: Prison Fodder, That's Me -- Chapter 5: Keeping My Dignity Intact -- Chapter 6: Factories and Mills -- Chapter 7: An Accident and Mental Anguish -- Chapter 8: The WAAF and Pontins -- Chapter 9: Love, Sex & Marriage… In That Order! -- Chapter 10:Cancer -- Chapter 11: Unforeseen Circumstances -- Chapter 12: A Brief Introduction to Acting -- Chapter 13: The Beginning Shameless: -- Chapter 14: Shameless Continued -- Chapter 15: Awards and Recognition -- Chapter 16: The Odd Couple -- Chapter 17: Life Today -- Chapter 18: The Future.Her face is simply unmistakable as the council house brothel madam, Lillian, in the long-running UK cult drama Shameless. By her own admission not exactly the Brigitte Bardot of the North West, Alice Barry is fiercely and unapologetically proud of her working-class roots and the many obstacles she has overcome in life and in her acting career. In her long-awaited autobiography, Alice reveals all about her early life and the almost barbaric treatment she suffered during her school years at the hands of bigoted bullies-pupils and teachers alike. One day, having been beaten for being a Catholic in the morning and a Protestant in the afternoon, she eventually fought back. It was a turning point in Alice's life. She became a rebel and beat one of the bullies so badly that they never bothered her again. This autobiography is raw and personal - warts and all. Alice's natural humor shines like a beacon, but she also shares her personal tragedies, including the shocking circumstances surrounding the death of her brother Tommy and her husband Terry. Alice is now happy again with partner Jeff, and the pair love and respect one another deeply. The only slight twist in their magical bond is that Jeff is gay and their relationship is purely a platonic one! With behind-the-scenes secrets from the set of Shameless, the TV phenomenon that has been part of Alice's life for nearly a decade; showbiz gossip; and extraordinary tales from a rollercoaster of a life; Who the Hell is Alice? is heartwrenching, hilarious and painfully honest.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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Hugh Laurie : The Biography. by Bunko, Anthony.(DLC)2007262;
Cover -- Title Page -- Dedication -- Table of Contents -- PROLOGUE : 'THIS IS THE SORT OF STRONG AMERICAN ACTOR I'M LOOKING FOR!' -- PART 1 : FROM CAMBRIDGE TO WODEHOUSE AND BEYOND -- CHAPTER 1 : 'COMFORT WAS THE WORK OF THE DEVIL' -- CHAPTER 2 : 'LUGUBRIOUSLY SEXY, LIKE A WELL-HUNG EEL' -- CHAPTER 3 : 'THE BBC HATED IT…' -- CHAPTER 4 : 'AS THICK AS A WHALE OMELETTE' -- CHAPTER 5 : 'I THINK THEY WERE AHEAD OF THEIR TIME' -- CHAPTER 6 : 'CANVAS CHAIRS WITH OUR NAMES ON THE BACK' -- PART 2 : LOSING HUGH'S VIRGINITY BUT FINDING LAURIE'S MIND -- CHAPTER 7 : 'I GOT MY COAT TRAPPED IN A CAR DOOR' -- CHAPTER 8 : 'I PLAY THE BADDIE. IT'S A GOOD THING…' -- CHAPTER 9 : 'IT'S FOUR WEDDINGS AND A FUNERAL WITH BALLS AND A ****' -- CHAPTER 10 : 'HEIGHT JOKES WERE NOT WELL RECEIVED' -- CHAPTER 11 : 'I'M ON MY WAY BACK TO MISERY' -- CHAPTER 12 : 'A FEW BOMBS IN THE F***IN' POST' -- PART 3 : IS THERE THE SON OF A DOCTOR IN THE HOUSE? -- CHAPTER 13 : 'SO WE GAVE HIM PAIN' -- CHAPTER 14 : 'I'M JUST IN A FERRARI OF A ROLE' -- CHAPTER 15 : 'RIDER AT THE GATES OF DAWN' -- CHAPTER 16 : 'LIFE OUTSIDE OF THIS BUBBLE' -- APPENDIX : INTERESTING FACTS -- FILMOGRAPHY : HUGH'S CAREER SO FAR -- Plates -- Copyright.From Blackadder to A Bit of Fry and Laurie, Jeeves and Wooster to House, Hugh Laurie has entertained millions in a career spanning three decades. Born in Oxford, Hugh followed in his father's footsteps, not as a doctor but as a rower, rowing for Cambridge University. But unlike his father he never made it to the Olympics and instead was forced, due to illness, to swap the oars for the stage; joining Cambridge Footlights. It was there that Hugh began his career in comedy and forged a hilarious partnership with fellow scholar Stephen Fry. Enjoying success on the small screen Hugh went on to star in film adaptations of Sense and Sensibility , 101 Dalmatians, Monsters v Aliens and the three Stuart Little movies. But it is the character of Doctor Gregory House, in the US TV drama House, which has brought Hugh Laurie global fame. Winning 2 Golden Globes for the role and receiving a prestigious Emmy nomination in 2005, Hugh continues to receive critical acclaim for his performances in the show. With worldwide stardom and an OBE to his name, Hugh Laurie is undoubtedly one of Britain's best-loved actors.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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Miranda Hart - The Biography [electronic resource]. by Johnson, Sophie.(SAGE)2049319;
Cover; Title Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; 1 : THE QUEEN OF COMEDY; 2 : THE EARLY YEARS; 3 : GROWING PAINS; 4 : HERE COME THE GIRLS; 5 : FRINGE BENEFITS; 6 : RADIO DAYS; 7 : OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS; 8 : GOING INTO HYPERDRIVE; 9 : NOT GOING OUT; 10 : THE WRITER'S JOURNEY; 11 : MIRANDA ARRIVES AT THE BEEB; 12 : ADVENTURES IN A JOKE SHOP; 13 : REALITY BLURS; 14 : THE BOY NEXT DOOR; 15 : YOU HAVE BEEN WATCHING; 16 : CLASS DISMISSED; 17 : THE ART OF THE PRATFALL; 18 : THE DIFFICULT SECOND ALBUM; 19 : THE RISE OF THE OFFICE TEMP; 20 : DOING SOMETHING FUNNY FOR MONEY; 21 : WHAT'S NEXT?; PlatesCopyrightMiranda Hart is a comedy writer and actress whose BBC 2 sitcom ?Miranda' has recently earned her three British Comedy titles, including Best Female Comedy Actress, an RTS award and two BAFTA nominations. Before her own hit series was commissioned Miranda played Barbara in BBC 1's Not Going Out with Lee Mack, and earned a British Comedy Award nomination for her role in sci-fi sitcom Hyperdrive alongside Nick Frost. She has also popped up in Nighty Night, Smack the Pony, Ab Fab, Vicar of Dibley and Jack Dee's Lead Balloon. She also recently played a cameo in David Baddiel's feature film The
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Miranda Hart [electronic resource] : Such Fun:The Unauthorised Biography by Johnson, Sophie.(DLC)2049319;
Cover; Copyright; CONTENTS; 1 The Queen of Comedy; 2 The Early Years; 3 Growing Pains; 4 Here Come the Girls; 5 Fringe Benefits; 6 Radio Days; 7 Opportunity Knocks; 8 Going Into Hyperdrive; 9 Not Going Out; 10 The Writer's Journey; 11 Miranda Arrives at the Beeb; 12 Adventures in a Joke Shop; 13 Reality Blurs; 14 The Boy Next Door; 15 You Have Been Watching; 16 Class Dismissed; 17 The Art of the Pratfall; 18 The Difficult Second Album; 19 The Rise of the Office Temp; 20 Doing Something Funny for Money; 21 What's Next?<DIV>With no fewer than three gongs at the 2011 British Comedy Awards, Miranda Hart was crowned the Queen of Comedy. She had become something of a national treasure, yet thrust into the nation's living rooms (and hearts) with her self-titled sitcom, her success did not happen over night. For the first time, author Sophie Johnson reveals the story behind Miranda's rise to fame. The comedian was born in Torquay in 1972, yet despite graduating in politics from Bristol Polytechnic, she always wanted to be a comedian. Her inspiration includes the likes of Joyce Grenfell and Eric Morecombe and her e
Subjects: Electronic books.; Comedians -- Great Britain -- Biography.; Hart, Miranda.; Television actors and actresses -- Great Britain -- Biography.; Women comedians -- Great Britain -- Biography.;
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Miranda Hart - Such Fun. by Johnson, Sophie.(DLC)2049319;
Cover -- Title Page -- Dedication -- Table of Contents -- 1 : THE QUEEN OF COMEDY -- 2 : THE EARLY YEARS -- 3 : GROWING PAINS -- 4 : HERE COME THE GIRLS -- 5 : FRINGE BENEFITS -- 6 : RADIO DAYS -- 7 : OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS -- 8 : GOING INTO HYPERDRIVE -- 9 : NOT GOING OUT -- 10 : THE WRITER'S JOURNEY -- 11 : MIRANDA ARRIVES AT THE BEEB -- 12 : ADVENTURES IN A JOKE SHOP -- 13 : REALITY BLURS -- 14 : THE BOY NEXT DOOR -- 15 : YOU HAVE BEEN WATCHING -- 16 : CLASS DISMISSED -- 17 : THE ART OF THE PRATFALL -- 18 : THE DIFFICULT SECOND ALBUM -- 19 : THE RISE OF THE OFFICE TEMP -- 20 : DOING SOMETHING FUNNY FOR MONEY -- 21 : WHAT'S NEXT? -- Plates -- Copyright.With no fewer than three gongs at the 2011 British Comedy Awards, Miranda Hart was crowned the Queen of Comedy. She had become something of a national treasure, yet thrust into the nation's living rooms (and hearts) with her self-titled sitcom, her success did not happen over night.For the first time, author Sophie Johnson reveals the story behind Miranda's rise to fame. The comedian was born in Torquay in 1972, yet despite graduating in politics from Bristol Polytechnic, she always wanted to be a comedian. Her inspiration includes the likes of Joyce Grenfell and Eric Morecombe. Miranda's story is followed through other TV roles such as The Vicar of Dibley, Nighty Night, Hyperdrive and Not Going Out - before Miranda Hart's Joke Shop was commissioned by BBC Radio 2 and the first episode of her sitcom finally broadcast in November 2009. Miranda Hart is the newest comedy legend to capture the imagination of the public - this is her full, unauthorsied story.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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