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Acting my life / Ian Holm, with Steven Jacobi.

By: Holm, Ian, 1931-.
Contributor(s): Jacobi, Steven.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London : Bantam, 2004Description: 330 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 0593052145.Subject(s): Holm, Ian, 1931- | Actors -- Great Britain -- Biography | Motion picture actors and actresses -- Great Britain -- BiographyDDC classification: 791.43/092 Review: "Over the last fifty years Ian Holm has become one of the most respected and widely admired actors of his generation. His varied career, encompassing stage, screen, television and radio, has seen him play an android, Napoleon, Polonius, King Lear, Hercule Poirot, Lewis Carroll and a hobbit, amongst many others." "Now he has written his story. It is a mix of anecdote and observation, taking in not only half a century of acting but also the experience of growing up next to the mental asylum run by his father. Often candid and funny, his autobiography combines his personal and professional lives. He talks with insight about his on-stage breakdown (which led to a prolonged absence from the stage), the women in his life, the nervous condition which still haunts him and his battle with cancer. He also provides a rare and intimate window into the lives of the peculiar people who inhabit a strange profession."--BOOK JACKET.
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Ian Holm is an actor. Over the last fifty years, he has become one of the most respected and widely admired actors of his generation. He has worked on stage, screen, television, and radio. After making a brilliant impact at the RSC in the 1960s, he consolidated his reputation with work for Harold Pinter. He then turned to film and became one of the most accomplished film actors this country has produced. He has been seen in cult and popular classics such as 'Alien', 'Chariots of Fire', 'The Fifth Element' and 'Lord of the Rings'. On stage, his King Lear was reckoned to be one of the best this century, while others might remember him for his portrayal of J.M. Barrie in BBC television's 'The Lost Boys', or for his work in Atom Egoyam's acclaimed film, 'The Sweet Hereafter'. The winner of many awards, Ian Holm was knighted in 1997. His is a compelling mix of anecdote and observation, taking in 50 years of acting, and his childhood, growing up next to the mental asylum his father ran.

"Over the last fifty years Ian Holm has become one of the most respected and widely admired actors of his generation. His varied career, encompassing stage, screen, television and radio, has seen him play an android, Napoleon, Polonius, King Lear, Hercule Poirot, Lewis Carroll and a hobbit, amongst many others." "Now he has written his story. It is a mix of anecdote and observation, taking in not only half a century of acting but also the experience of growing up next to the mental asylum run by his father. Often candid and funny, his autobiography combines his personal and professional lives. He talks with insight about his on-stage breakdown (which led to a prolonged absence from the stage), the women in his life, the nervous condition which still haunts him and his battle with cancer. He also provides a rare and intimate window into the lives of the peculiar people who inhabit a strange profession."--BOOK JACKET.

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