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Charles Laughton: A Difficult Actor (Signed by Simon Callow) Charles Laughton: A Difficult Actor (Signed by Simon Callow)

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Biography of the great actor and director, written by Simon Callow

Biography of the great actor and director, written by Simon Callow

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"One of the very best theatre books ever"

Alec Guinness

This excellent biography by esteemed actor Simon Callow focuses on the life and career of Charles Laughton.

The actor who brought the Hunchback of Notre Dame, Henry VIII and Captain Bligh alive, Charles Laughton's career spans 50 films and 40 stage roles.

This entralling account follows him from his parents' hotel in Scarborough to his climactic assumption of the role of King Lear in Statford at the end of his life. Along the way we meet a galaxy of Hollywood greats - from Korda, Hitchcock and Billy WIlder to Gregory Peck, Robert Mitchum and Marilyn Monroe. We also discover a hugely talented and complex man - a legend in his own lifetime who nonetheless counted himself a failure.

Originally published in 1987, this updated edition features a preface by the author. 

We are delighted to have in stock a very limited number of copies signed by Simon Callow.

"One of the very best theatre books ever"

Alec Guinness

This excellent biography by esteemed actor Simon Callow focuses on the life and career of Charles Laughton.

The actor who brought the Hunchback of Notre Dame, Henry VIII and Captain Bligh alive, Charles Laughton's career spans 50 films and 40 stage roles.

This entralling account follows him from his parents' hotel in Scarborough to his climactic assumption of the role of King Lear in Statford at the end of his life. Along the way we meet a galaxy of Hollywood greats - from Korda, Hitchcock and Billy WIlder to Gregory Peck, Robert Mitchum and Marilyn Monroe. We also discover a hugely talented and complex man - a legend in his own lifetime who nonetheless counted himself a failure.

Originally published in 1987, this updated edition features a preface by the author. 

We are delighted to have in stock a very limited number of copies signed by Simon Callow.

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SKU 9780099581956SIGNED
Author(s) Simon Callow
Publisher(s) Vintage
Format Paperback
Original publication date 1987
Number of pages 384

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