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.

Hugh Grant: The Unauthorised Biography

Author: Jody Tressider

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448132320

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 3976


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

View: 901


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

View: 3129


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.

Investing in Movies

Author: Joseph N. Cohen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1000470415

Category: Art

Page: 274

View: 8093


In this second edition of Investing in Movies, industry veteran Joseph N. Cohen provides investors and producers with an analytical framework to assess the opportunities and pitfalls of film investments. The book traces macroeconomic trends and the globalization of the business, including the rise of streamers, as well as the impact these have on potential returns. It offers a broad range of guidelines on how to source interesting projects and advice on what kinds of projects to avoid, as well as numerous ways to maximize risk-adjusted returns. While focusing primarily on investments in independent films, Cohen also provides valuable insights into the studio and independent slate deals that have been marketed to the institutional investment community. As well, this new edition has been updated to fully optimize the current film industry climate including brand new chapters on the Chinese film market, new media/streaming services, and the effects of COVID-19 on the global film market. Written in a detailed and approachable manner, this book is essential for students and aspiring professionals looking to gain an insider perspective against the minefield of film investing.

Disney Voice Actors

Author: Thomas S. Hischak

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786486945

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 290

View: 1834


This biographical dictionary is devoted to the actors who provided voices for all the Disney animated theatrical shorts and features from the 1928 Mickey Mouse cartoon Steamboat Willie to the 2010 feature film Tangled. More than 900 men, women, and child actors from more than 300 films are covered, with biographical information, individual career summaries, and descriptions of the animated characters they have performed. Among those listed are Adriana Caselotti, of Snow White fame; Clarence Nash, the voice of Donald Duck; Sterling Holloway, best known for his vocal portrayal of Winnie the Pooh; and such show business luminaries as Bing Crosby, Bob Newhart, George Sanders, Dinah Shore, Jennifer Tilly and James Woods. In addition, a complete directory of animated Disney films enables the reader to cross-reference the actors with their characters.