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  • Being an Actor, Revised and Expanded Editionby Simon Callow

    Picador 2007; US$ 19.99

    A new edition of the classic book for actors starting their careers, with new material Few actors have ever been more eloquent, more honest, or more entertaining about their life and their profession than Simon Callow, one of the finest actors of his time and increasingly one of the most admired writers about the theater. Beginning with the letter... more...

  • My Life in Piecesby Simon Callow

    Nick Hern Books 2012; US$ 14.57

    An alternative autobiography of the well-loved actor and man of the theatre. In My Life in Pieces Simon Callow retraces his life through the multifarious performers, writers, productions and events which have left their indelible mark on him. The story begins with Peter Pan ? his first ever visit to the theatre ? before transporting us to southern... more...

  • Charles Dickens and the Great Theatre of the Worldby Simon Callow

    HarperCollins Publishers 2012; Not Available

    An entertaining biography of Dickens by one of our finest actors more...

  • Charles Dickens and the Great Theatre of the Worldby Simon Callow

    HarperCollins Publishers 2012; Not Available

    An entertaining biography of Dickens by one of our finest actors more...

  • Orson Welles, Vol Iby Simon Callow

    Random House 2011; US$ 16.94

    A brilliant biography of the young Orson Welles, from his prodigious childhood and youth, his triumphs with the Mercury Theatre, to the making of Citizen Kane . Vivid, vastly entertaining, this is the definitive Welles biography. more...

  • Shooting The Actorby Simon Callow

    Random House 2012; US$ 15.53

    A companion volume to Being an Actor , Callow's classic text about the experience of acting in the theatre, Shooting the Actor reveals the truth about film acting. The book describes his film work, from Amadeus to Four Weddings and a Funeral, from Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls to Shakespeare in Love. Its centrepiece is a hilarious... more...

  • Charles Laughtonby Simon Callow

    Random House 2012; US$ 15.53

    The creator of the Hunchback of Notre Dame, Henry VIII and Captain Bligh, Charles Laughton's career spans 50 films and 40 stage roles. This entralling biography follows him from his parents' hotel in Scarborough to his climactic assumption of the role of King Lear in Statford at the end of his life. Along the way we meet a galaxy of Hollywood greats... more...

  • Orson Welles: Hello Americansby Simon Callow

    Random House 2011; US$ 12.70

    The reason for the decline of Orson Welles's career is a hotly debated issue, but decline it certainly did. When Citizen Kane , his first film, opened in 1941, Welles was universally acclaimed as the most audacious filmmaker alive. But instead of marking the beginning of a triumphant career in Hollywood, the film still regularly voted the greatest... more...

  • Charles Dickens and the Great Theatre of the Worldby Simon Callow

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 16.00

    Acclaimed actor and writer Simon Callow offers a fresh perspective on one of the greatest novelists in the English language, Charles Dickens, in this lively, colorful biography.   Dickens was one of the first true celebrity authors. Thousands of fans in Britain and America eagerly awaited each new installment of his stories and flocked to see him on... more...

  • Out at the Moviesby Steven Paul Davies; Simon Callow

    Oldcastle Books 2010; US$ 16.98

    Over the decades, gay cinema has reflected the community's journey from persecution to emancipation to acceptance. Politicised dramas like Victim in the 60s, The Naked Civil Servant in the 70s, and the AIDS cinema of the 80s have given way in recent years to films which celebrate a vast array of gay life-styles. Gay films have undergone a major shift,... more...