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  • Up Front"by Victor Spinetti

    Pavilion Books 2015; US$ 8.74

    "An entertainer with few equals." Daily Mail "Creasingly Funny." The Times Described by Sir Paul McCartney as ‘the man who makes clouds disappear’, Victor Spinetti is one of Britain’s best-loved and most outrageous performers. He became known to the Sixties generation through his comedic roles in the landmark Beatles films and the... more...

  • Actresses, Gender, and the Eighteenth-Century Stageby Helen Brooks

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    Examining theatre economics, rhetorical acting, cross-dressing, the staging of 'self', and the alignment of motherhood and work, this book reveals how actresses drew on changing models of gender to achieve phenomenal levels of success over the eighteenth-century. By doing so it sheds new light on the cultural significance of female performance. more...

  • The Adelphi Playersby Dr Cecil Davies; Peter Billingham

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    Cecil Davies' The Adelphi Players: The Theatre of Persons represents a uniquely interesting contribution to our understanding of touring British theatre in the mid-twentieth-century, post-war period. This book will interest everyone - whether student, academic or general reader - who wants to know more about issues concerning the recent history of... more...

  • Alastair Simby Mark Simpson

    The History Press 2011; US$ 14.57

    <div>Alastair sim was an energetic character both on and off the screen. His idiosyncratic style of acting in films such as 'The Belles of St Trinian's' endeared him to a cinema-going audience desperate to escape the day-to-day dreariness of an invasive, bureaucratic post-war Britain. In private, he was a curiously contradictory character,... more...

  • Amanda Holdenby Jim Maloney

    John Blake Publishing 2011; US$ 10.19

    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... more...

  • Being Benedict Cumberbatchby Joanna Benecke

    Plexus Publishing Ltd. 2014; US$ 14.57

    His 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:... more...

  • Being a Directorby Di Trevis

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 34.95

    Di Trevis is a world-renowned director, whose work with Britain?s National Theatre, Royal Shakespeare Company, and directing productions worldwide, has deeply informed her knowledge of the director?s craft. In Being a Director, she draws on a wealth of first-hand experience to present an immersive, engaging and vital insight into the role of a... more...

  • Benedict Cumberbatch, Transition Completedby Lynnette Porter

    Andrews UK 2014; US$ 9.99

    Star 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... more...

  • Benny Hill - Merry Master of Mirthby Robert Ross

    Pavilion Books 2014; US$ 11.65

    Benny Hill is the best known and best loved British comedian on world television - from the USA to the Pacific Rim. Feted for his unique brand of coy awareness, innuendo and saucy songs - but seemingly out of favour in his homeland before his death - Benny Hill can now be rated as having had one of the foremost careers in comedy. Robert Ross tracks... more...

  • Billy Nighy - The Unauthorised Biographyby Sue Blackhall

    John Blake Publishing 2010; US$ 13.11

    Born into a working-class family in Caterham, Surrey, in 1949, Bill attended the Guildford School of Dance and Drama before embarking on a two-year theatre stint in Liverpool. His London stage debut came in 1977 at the National Theatre, and many more theatre, radio and television appearances followed, including radio performances of Yes Minister for... more...