Alan Rickman: The Unauthorised Biography

Author: Maureen Paton

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448132649

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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In this revised and updated biography, Maureen Paton encompasses the private, professional and political life of this most enigmatic, charismatic and intensely private of actors.

The Art of Invective

Author: Dennis Potter

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1783197021

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 432

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Dennis Potter (1935-94) was Britain’s leading television dramatist for almost thirty years and remains an inspiration to today’s programme makers as a result of such ground-breaking work as Pennies from Heaven, Blue Remembered Hills and The Singing Detective. But he also engaged with his audience through reviews, journalism, interviews, broadcasts and speeches. The Art of Invective, the first collection of its kind, brings together some of his finest non-fiction work. Published to mark 80 years since Potter’s birth, this book includes his merciless television columns, penetrating literary criticism and angry writings on class and politics, as well as his sketches for Sixties satire shows including That Was the Week That Was. From Frost-Nixon to Coronation Street, David Hare to Doctor Who, Orwell to Emu, this collection shows Potter’s distinctive voice at its entertaining, thought-provoking and uncompromising best.

People of Today 2017

Author: Lucy Hume

Publisher: eBook Partnership

ISBN: 1999767039

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 2000

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Established in 1982, People of Today annually recognises over 20,000 individuals who are positively influencing Britain and inspiring others through their achievements and leadership. Entry is by invitation only. The objective criteria for inclusion and removal are strictly maintained, ensuring it is the only publication of its type whose membership accurately reflects people of influence today. Expert nomination panels guarantee People of Today is uniquely current and trusted and encompasses over 40 sectors, from academia, law and business to charity, sport and the arts.

Hugh Grant: The Unauthorised Biography

Author: Jody Tressider

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448132320

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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Hugh Grant is the quintessential English movie star. He is also a man of opposites; his easy charm belies a malicious wit and as heart throb star of Four Weddings and a Funeral he shocked the world when police found him enjoying the services of a Sunset Boulevard prostitute. Jody Tresidder, who has written this first, hugely revealing biography of Britain's most famous film star, was a teenage love of Hugh Grant's. She has uncovered all facets of the man - his boyish appeal, his glamorous relationship with Liz Hurley and the darker side that he can longer conceal.

Billy Nighy - The Unauthorised Biography

Author: Sue Blackhall

Publisher: Kings Road Publishing

ISBN: 1784185175

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 300

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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 the BBC. He has said that the job that launched his career was 1991 BBC series The Men's Room. In 1998, he first came to international prominence with his role as a washed-up rock star in Hollywood film Still Crazy.But it was the Richard Curtis smash hit Love Actually, in 2004, that really propelled Bill into the limelight - many though that his performance as shameless old rocker Billy Mack was one of the best of the whole film, and it earned him a BAFTA for Best Supporting Actor. Since then, Bill has earned yet more plaudits, starring in the acclaimed TV drama State of Play and Gideon's Daughter, and appearing once again on the silver screen in the Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy and hit comedy Rock the Boat.His wit, charm and on-screen presence have endeared him to legions of fans, and his film and TV work shows that he is an accomplished performer who can bring a touch of magic to any role. This is the fascinating story of one of the most intriguing and entertaining characters in show-business.

Lorraine Pascale - Supermodel Chef: The Unauthorised Biography

Author: Sue Blackhall

Publisher: Metro Publishing

ISBN: 178219827X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 300

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LORRAINE PASCALE is a household name with several cookery shows and a number of bestselling cookery books under her belt, plus a modelling career to boot. But what do we really know about this beautiful celebrity chef - and just who is the real Lorraine Pascale?Author Sue Blackhall reveals for the first time the truth behind Lorraine Pascale's marriage, and the story behind the colourful aristocrat who betrayed her. While Lorraine was suffering with the pain of divorce, the woman who had taken her husband was in court formally changing her name to his. The result was an intriguing clash of the Countesses, with both women determined to bear that title. However, that was not the only legacy of her marriage to a Polish Count whose wealth - and its effect on Lorraine's life - has never been disclosed before.The life of Lorraine Pascale - given up at birth, suffering abandonment both as a child and a grown woman, and fighting prejudice all the way - is a true rags-to-riches tale. Despite not having a straightforward upbringing, Lorraine has not only had a successful modelling career - after being spotted at the tender age of 16 - but she has gone on to complete the Leith's Diploma of Food and Wine, a foundation degree in International Culinary Arts in Pastry, and work in some of the most renowned kitchens of the world. Now, Lorraine has established herself as a TV personality, with her own cookery series Baking Made Easy, and is a sought-after chef.Lorraine Pascale: Supermodel Chef encompasses her rise from a housing association 'latchkey kid' to a New York penthouse supermodel, and from the insecurity she suffered as an adopted child to stardom as one of our most successful celebrity chefs. This is a must-read book.

Jennifer Saunders - The Unauthorised Biography of the Absolutely Fabulous Star

Author: Jacky Hyams

Publisher: Metro Publishing

ISBN: 1782190848

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 300

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Jennifer 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. Born in 1958 in Sleaford, Jennifer's mother was a biology teacher and her father was 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 London, and it was during this time she was to meet comedian, actor and writer Adrian Edmondson, who she would later marry. In July 2010 Jennifer was to face her toughest challenge, after being diagnosed with breast cancer. Since her diagnosis she has made a full recovery. This is Jennifer's full, unauthorised story.