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- 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...
- Pan Macmillan UK 2003; US$ 19.08
Peter Sellers was a genius, whose unique mastery created enduring comic characters. But behind the man that could make the world laugh was a tragic sadness. Employing his creations as masks to hide behind, Sellers was convinced his own life was meaningless and empty. Acclaimed biographer Ed Sikov has spoken to many who knew and worked with Sellers,... more...
- Fitzcarraldo Editions 2014; US$ 7.29
A French philosopher dies during a savage summer heat wave. Boxes carrying his unpublished miscellany mysteriously appear in Simon Critchley's office. Rooting through piles of papers, Critchley discovers a brilliant text on the ancient art of memory and a cache of astrological charts predicting the deaths of various philosophers. Among them is a chart... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 35.95
Using historical evidence and personal accounts, Davis examines the reality of conditions for `ordinary' actresses, their working environments, employment patterns, and the reasons why acting continued as a popular though insecure profession. more...
- Intellect 2008; US$ 10.00
Between 1979 and 1997 over a quarter of Britains regional theatres closed down. Those that survived found themselves constantly on the brink, forced to reduce their programmes radically and to go dark for extended periods of time. Bringing Down the House delves into how and why this crisis occurred, and examines the long-term effects on Britains... more...
- John Blake Publishing 2011; US$ 8.74
There's so much more to Ray's on-screen tough-guy image, and his path to the top has been anything but plain sailing. He was every inch the rebel in his youth and was even a London schoolboy boxing champion; but he always had an affinity for acting. Deciding to pursue his dream through drama school, he soon found himself an outsider and was expelled.... more...
- John Blake Publishing 2011; US$ 8.74
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... more...
- University of Iowa Press 2005; US$ 32.50
In the London summer of 1894, members of the National Vigilance Society, led by the well-known social reformer Laura Ormiston Chant, confronted the Empire Theatre of Varieties, Leicester Square, and its brilliant manager George Edwardes as he applied for a routine license renewal. On grounds that the Empire?s promenade was the nightly resort of prostitutes,... more...
- John Blake 2010; US$ 9.99
Celebrity couple Katie Price and Peter Andre have separated after three-and-a-half years of marriage, and the tabloid fight has been escalating. With their camps trading accusations and underhanded comments on a daily basis, and Katie already in a relationship with cage fighter Alex Reid, Peter has broken his silence on their split and things have... more...