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My Life in Pieces (Hardback): An Alternative Autobiography
 

My Life in Pieces (Hardback): An Alternative Autobiography (Hardback)

By Callow, Simon

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As well as being one of the most recognisable actors, Simon Callow is an accomplished author and journalist. Drawing on a lifetime of writing about theatre and film, this autobiography takes us behind the curtain and behind the camera to introduce us to the performers and perform... read full description below.

ISBN 9781848420540
Published 1 November 2010 by Nick Hern Books
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9781848420540
ISBN-10 1848420544
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced (OOS locally); ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Nick Hern Books
Imprint Nick Hern Books
Publication Date 1 November 2010
International Publication Date 3 June 2010
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Callow, Simon
Category Individual Actors & Performers
Biography & Autobiography: Film, Television, Music, Theatre
Number of Pages 448
Dimensions Width: 167mm
Height: 242mm
Spine: 38mm
Weight 80g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Actors - Great Britain, Callow, Simon
NBS Text Autobiography: The Arts
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 792.092
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

Drawing on a lifetime of writing about theatre and film, Callow takes us behind the curtain and behind the camera to introduce us to the performers and performances that have shaped him as an actor and as a public persona. They include giants like Orson Welles, Charles Dickens, Tommy Cooper, Charles Laughton and Laurence Olivier. The book reconstructs the highlights of his career, including his breakthrough roles as the foul-mouthed Mozart in Amadeus , and as Reverend Beebe in the film of A Room With a View , at the personal insistence of producer Ismail Merchant. The pieces are interspersed with commentaries on pantomime, nudity, homosexuality, and the many other aspects of a rich and varied life, both on and off the stage.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review 'Callow's not simply a terrific actor who happens to write. You could as well call him a terrific writer who happens to act' The Times 'essential... a gift for transforming personal experience into blazingly intelligent, objective, critical appreciation' Observer 'first rate... the best writer-actor we have' David Hare, Guardian

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Author's Bio

SIMON CALLOW is best known for his performances in Four Weddings and a Funeral and Shakespeare in Love, as well as his many starring roles in the West End, most recently in Waiting for Godot with Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen. He is the best-selling author of Being An Actor (Penguin), Love is Where it Falls (NHB) and two biographies - of Charles Laughton and Orson Welles.

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