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Amanda Holden. by Maloney, Jim.(DLC)1887302;
Cover -- Title Page -- CONTENTS -- INTRODUCTION -- ONE: STARS IN HER EYES -- TWO: AN ACTOR'S LIFE -- THREE: MEETING AND MARRYING LES -- FOUR: MR & MRS -- FIVE: A PUBLIC AFFAIR -- SIX: BACK TOGETHER -- SEVEN: A SHOW OF COMMITMENT -- EIGHT: TEN DAYS OF HELL -- NINE: THE FINAL STRAW -- TEN: THE SINGLE LIFE -- ELEVEN: CHRIS HUGHES -- TWELVE: AGONY AND ECSTASY -- THIRTEEN: MUM'S THE WORD -- FOURTEEN: BRITAIN'S GOT AMANDA -- FIFTEEN: RIDING THE WAVE -- SIXTEEN: MARRIAGE - AND AMERICA AT LAST! -- SEVENTEEN: CANCER SCARE AND FAMILY MATTERS -- EIGHTEEN: NEW FACES -- NINETEEN: THE BIG SECRET -- TWENTY: IN A FLAP -- AFTERWORD -- Plates -- Copyright.Amanda Holden always knew her destiny was to become a star. At the age of three she was singing, acting and directing plays for family and friends. 'I want to be a household name, like Fairy Liquid,' she told them. Ever the joker, for once Amanda wasn't kidding.From a bit-part in EastEnders she went on to star in hit TV series Cutting It and Wild At Heart and took the lead role in West End musical Thoroughly Modern Millie before Simon Cowell made her a judge in Britain's Got Talent.In this first ever biography of the star, Jim Maloney charts the highs and lows of her remarkable life -- from the heartbreak of having her father walk out on her when she was four, to marrying Les Dennis and her very public affair with Neil Morrissey. She eventually settled down and had her first child with record producer Chris Hughes. Read how Simon Cowell always fancied her and what she really thinks of him. And discover just what her eye-opening cat fight with rival Martine McCutcheon was really all about. Candid and outspoken Amanda Holden admits that her comments and behaviour often get her into trouble but she's proved she is a survivor who can cope with everything life throws at her...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.; Holden, Amanda, -- 1971-.; PERFORMING ARTS / Television / Reference.; Television actors and actresses -- Great Britain -- Biography.;
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Matt Smith [electronic resource] : The Biography by Herbert, Emily.(SAGE)2106390;
""Cover ""; ""Copyright ""; ""Contents ""; ""CHAPTER 1: DOCTOR WHO? ""; ""CHAPTER 2: THE DAWN OF A LEGEND ""; ""CHAPTER 3: DOCTOR WHO REGENERATES ""; ""CHAPTER 4: GERONIMO! ""; ""CHAPTER 5: WATCH OUT â€? THESE GIRLS HAVE TEETH ""; ""CHAPTER 6: THE FINALE APPROACHES ""; ""CHAPTER 7: A TIME LORD IS BORN ""; ""CHAPTER 8: THAT FACE ""; ""CHAPTER 9: PARTY ANIMALS ""; ""CHAPTER 10: WHOâ€?S THAT GIRL ""; ""CHAPTER 11: THE DOCTORâ€?S ASSISTANT ""; ""CHAPTER 12: THE DOCTOR AND THE WOMEN ""; ""CHAPTER 13: FRESH AS A DAISY ""; ""CHAPTER 14: THE BEST DOCTOR EVER? ""; ""CHAPTER 15: MOST STYLISH DOCTOR ""The inside story of the new Doctor and his rapid rise to stardom As the 11th incarnation of the Doctor in Doctor Who, and the youngest actor ever to play the role, Matt Smith has taken TV audiences by storm. This biography fills fans in on the newcomer. It covers the early years of the aspiring youth footballer, who switched to studying drama and creative writing after a back injury. An outstanding 2003 performance in the National Youth Theatre production of The Master and Margarita brought him to the attention of an agent and earned him his first professional acting jobs. Smith's first televi
Subjects: Electronic books.; Doctor Who (Television program : 2005- ).; Smith, Matt, 1982-.; Television actors and actresses -- Great Britain -- Biography.;
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Matt Smith : The Biography. by Herbert, Emily.(DLC)2106390;
Cover -- Title Page -- CONTENTS -- CHAPTER 1: DOCTOR WHO? -- CHAPTER 2: THE DAWN OF A LEGEND -- CHAPTER 3: DOCTOR WHO REGENERATES -- CHAPTER 4: GERONIMO! -- CHAPTER 5: WATCH OUT - THESE GIRLS HAVE TEETH -- CHAPTER 6: THE FINALE APPROACHES -- CHAPTER 7: A TIME LORD IS BORN -- CHAPTER 8: THAT FACE -- CHAPTER 9: PARTY ANIMALS -- CHAPTER 10: WHO'S THAT GIRL? -- CHAPTER 11: THE DOCTOR'S ASSISTANT -- CHAPTER 12: THE DOCTOR AND THE WOMEN -- CHAPTER 13: FRESH AS A DAISY -- CHAPTER 14: THE BEST DOCTOR EVER? -- CHAPTER  15: MOST STYLISH DOCTOR -- Copyright.Matt Smith was an aspiring youth footballer before a back injury in 2003 forced him to reconsider and he left his hometown of Northampton to study drama and creative writing at the University of East Anglia. He turned professional in his third year as the result of an outstanding performance in the National Youth Theatre production of The Master and Margarita. Smith's first television role came in 2006, as Jim Taylor in the BBC adaptations of Phillip Pullman's The Ruby in the Smoke. His first major role in television followed a year later, playing Danny in the BBC series Party Animals. 2007 also saw him debut in the West End, starring in Fresh Kills the stage adaptation of Swimming with Sharks alongside Christian Slater. Smith followed this with a critically acclaimed performance as Henry in That Face. But Smith's biggest break was to be cast as the eleventh incarnation of the Doctor in the BBC hit television series Doctor Who, first appearing in part two of The End of Time on 1 January 2010. Smith is now the youngest person to play the Doctor ahead of Peter Davison who was 29 when he played the role. Replacing David Tennant was no mean feat for a relatively unknown actor like Smith but he rose to the challenge and rave reviews have followed.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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Jennifer Saunders [electronic resource] : The Biography. by Hyams, Jacky(SAGE)1924782;
Cover; Title Page; CONTENTS; INTRODUCTION; CHAPTER 1: BEGINNINGS; CHAPTER 2: THE COMIC STRIP YEARS; CHAPTER 3: FRENCH AND SAUNDERS; CHAPTER 4: MORE BOLLY, SWEETIE; CHAPTER 5: 40-SOMETHING; CHAPTER 6: GOING GREEN; CHAPTER 7: NEW VISTAS; CHAPTER 8: GOOD TIMES, BAD TIMES; CHAPTER 9: VIVA FOREVER!; Plates; CopyrightJennifer Saunders is Britain's best-loved comedienne, screenwriter, and actress. For the first time, author Jacky Hyams reveals the story behind Jennifer's rise to fame, her successful career as the Queen of Comedy, and the highs and lows of her remarkable life. Jennifer was born July 6th 1958 in Sleaford, Lincolnshire, UK. Her mother was a biology teacher, and her father served as a pilot in the Royal Air Force. In 1977, she attended the Central School of Speech and Drama where she met her comedy partner Dawn French. After graduating, Jennifer began her career at The Comedy Store in Lo
Subjects: Electronic books.; Comedians -- Great Britain -- Biography.; Saunders, Jennifer.; Television actors and actresses -- Great Britain -- Biography.; Women comedians -- Great Britain -- Biography.;
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Gaz (And My Parsnip) : The Autobiography of Geordie Shore's Ultimate Lad / by Beadle, Gary,author.;
In 2011, loveable ladies magnet Gary Beadle was jobless and down to his last GBP20 when he was randomly asked to be in a reality TV show called Geordie Shore. He'd never heard of its American predecessor, Jersey Shore, but with his only prospects being his next dole check-and swayed by the offer of free booze-he signed himself up for the challenge. He could never have anticipated the insane new life he was about to lead. From a shy youngster at school, who was the captain of his football team, Gary also never expected the effect he would have on the British public-especially its women. After leaving school at 16, Gary fell into a variety of jobs, even having a brief spell in the Royal Marines. Unfortunately, nothing stuck and, by the time he reached 22, he hadn't a clue what to do next-until the night he was asked to join the cast of MTV's Geordie Shore. Now, for the first time, Gary reveals what growing up in his native Newcastle was like, explains his winning luck with the ladies, and offers up his much sought after tips on how to bag a bird on a night out: something he's proved he's pretty much an expert at. From job-hunting to making public appearances in front of thousands of screaming girls, Gary is secretly amazed by the change in his fortunes. He may be known for his crazy, fun-loving nature, but there's much more to Gary than girls, booze, and nights out. And it's all packed into this-his autobiography.System requirements: Adobe Digital editions.Print version record.
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Wish I Was There [electronic resource]. by Lloyd, Emily.(SAGE)1899718;
Cover; Title Page; Dedication; CONTENTS; ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS; PROLOGUE; 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; EPILOGUE; ADDENDUM; Plates; CopyrightWhen Emily Lloyd burst onto the movie scene as a teenager she was hailed as the next Marilyn Monroe. Her stunning performance as precocious Lynda Mansell in David Leland''s bitter-sweet comedy-drama Wish You Were Here thrust her into the spotlight, won her a BAFTA nomination, an Evening Standard Best Actress Award, and a National Society of Critics Award, and cemented the film''s reputation as a British classic. Hollywood beckoned and Emily landed high profile roles alongside A-listers including Bruce Willis and starred with Brad Pitt in Robert Redford''s Oscar-winning epic A River Runs Throug
Subjects: Electronic books.; Motion picture actors and actresses -- Great Britain -- Biography.; Motion pictures.; Television producers and directors -- Great Britain -- Biography.;
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The Doctors [electronic resource]. by Cabell, Craig.(SAGE)1920008;
Cover; Title Page; Dedication; Epigraph; Acknowledgements; Contents; Author's Note; PART ONE: WHO WERE THE DOCTORS?; Chapter One: Doctor Who?; Chapter Two: William Hartnell; Chapter Three: Patrick Troughton; Chapter Four: Jon Pertwee; Chapter Five: Tom Baker; Chapter Six: Peter Davison; Chapter Seven: Colin Baker; Chapter Eight: Sylvester McCoy; Chapter Nine: Paul McGann; Chapter Ten: The First Doctor Revisited; Chapter Eleven: Christopher Eccleston; Chapter Twelve: David Tennant; Chapter Thirteen: Matt Smith; Chapter Fourteen: Peter Capaldi; Conclusion; PART TWO: THE LEGACYChapter One: Actors' CreditsChapter Two: Lost From the Vaults; Chapter Three: The Legacy of Doctor Who; Chapter Four: Blink - Quality Science Fiction or Flawed Masterpiece?; Chapter Five: The Personality of the Doctor; Further Reading and Sources; About the Author; Also By Craig Cabell; Plates; CopyrightUpdated detailed biographies of the 12 actors who have played the Time Lord, including the latest, Peter Capaldi Doctor Who is the world''s longest-running science fiction television series, and the role of the Time Lord has been a career landmark for all 11 actors who have played him. Few roles in television history are as iconic, demanding, or as anticipated by its legion of fans as that of the famous time traveler with two hearts. This compendium of facts about the men behind the role reveals to fans who was a bouncer for the Rolling Stones before taking control of the Tardis, who was nearl
Subjects: Electronic books.; Doctor (Fictitious character).; Doctor Who (Television program : 1963-1989).; Doctor Who (Television program : 2005- ).; Television actors and actresses -- Great Britain.;
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When Harry Met Sheila [electronic resource] : The Autobiography of Sheila Steafel by Steafel, Sheila.;
Cover -- Contents -- Front Matter -- Title Page -- Publisher Information -- Foreword -- Prologue -- When Harry Met Sheila -- Early Stages -- Chapter 1 -- Chapter 2 -- Chapter 3 -- Chapter 4 -- Chapter 5 -- Chapter 6 -- Chapter 7 -- Chapter 8 -- Chapter 9 -- Chapter 10 -- Chapter 11 -- Chapter 12 -- Chapter 13 -- Chapter 14 -- Chapter 15 -- Chapter 16 -- Chapter 17 -- Chapter 18 -- When Harry Met Sheila -- Chapter 1 -- Chapter 2 -- Chapter 3 -- Chapter 4 -- Chapter 5 -- Chapter 6 -- Chapter 7 -- Chapter 8 -- Chapter 9 -- Chapter 10 -- Chapter 11 -- Chapter 12 -- Chapter 13 -- Chapter 14Chapter 15 -- Chapter 16 -- Chapter 17 -- Chapter 18 -- Chapter 19 -- Chapter 20 -- Chapter 21 -- Chapter 22 -- Chapter 23 -- Swings and Roundabouts -- The Frost Report -- Dancing for Henry Miller -- Ready When You Are, Mr DeMille -- Some Will -- Hamburg With Relish -- The Other Half -- Working On Air -- Not All Roses -- The Wrong Direction -- The Visit -- Brian -- One Woman and Her Show -- TV or Not TV -- Truth to Tell -- California Here I Come -- Right Back Where I Started From -- Exits and Entrances -- Detailed CV -- Back Matter -- Photos -- Also AvailableWhen Harry Met Sheila is the story of highly acclaimed comedy actress, Sheila Steafel, her relationship with Steptoe and Son actor Harry H. Corbett and how a woman, who should have had the world at her feet, ultimately destroyed her marriage and promising career. Sheila's autobiography is a brave and honest account by an actress who was once crowned 'The Queen of Comedy', in which she explores how the traumas of her childhood; growing up in a dysfunctional family in apartheid-torn South Africa in the 1930s and '40s have impacted her personal life and career. This book also provides a fascinati
Subjects: Electronic books.; Comedians -- Great Britain -- Biography.; Corbett, Harry H. -- Marriage.; Steafel, Sheila -- Marriage.; Steafel, Sheila.; Television actors and actresses -- Great Britain -- Biography.; Women comedians -- Great Britain -- Biography.;
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Benedict Cumberbatch : The Biography / by Lewis, Justin.(DLC)1809362;
Follow the career of Benedict Cumberbatch, the acclaimed actor who has proven himself across a wide variety of rolesBenedict Cumberbatch has played detective and monster, barrister and scientist, politician and painter, comic and spy. Still only in his 30's, he has become one of Britain's foremost acting talents, excelling in theater, television, radio, and cinema. 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. He has become a radio comedy staple too, as the bungling airline pilot Captain Martin Crieff, in Radio 4's Cabin Pressure. But inevitably, he is still best known for his idiosyncratic and boldly 21st century incarnation of Sherlock Holmes in the BBC TV series, Sherlock. In this book, Justin Lewis traces Benedict Cumberbatch's career to date, from his early promise in Harrow School plays, through his first supporting roles in film, theater, and TV, to national and international acclaim. He examines his considerable contributions not only to Sherlock, but also to Sir Tom Stoppard's adaptation of Parade's End on television, and to feature films such as Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, Star Trek Into Darkness, and War Horse.System requirements: Adobe Digital editions.Print version record.
Subjects: Electronic books.; Cumberbatch, Benedict, 1976-; BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Entertainment & Performing Arts.; Television actors and actresses; BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY; PERFORMING ARTS;
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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.
Subjects: Electronic books.; Actors -- Great Britain -- Biography.; Rigg, Diana.;
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