What's My Motivation?

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9780091892296: What's My Motivation?

It's not all Oscars and ovations. This is a true tale of one man's relentless pursuit of the actor's life. It begins with a boy who nurtured an illicit taste for Gilbert and Sullivan performed in Sussex scout huts, while his friends were, more sensibly, out getting laid and stoned. It is a story of an obsessive who, despite his share of successes, has endured the ritual humiliations of his profession - end-of-the-pier seasons, Christmas panto hell, minimum wages in straight-to-video flops and TV fillers, patently doomed provincial tours with rancid digs, theatre workshop at the sewage works, the challenge of safety training videos and dressing up as a chicken to advertise TV dinners - all in the quest for the elusive perfect role.

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"A winningly self-deprecating account...packed with anecdotes, light-hearted in tone and entertaining throughout" -- Times Literary Supplement

"blisteringly funny, self-deprecating account of the ritual humiliations actors undergo" -- Michael Billington, The Guardian

"screamingly funny, and is set to become a classic of the genre...perfect precision humour, creating magical comic sparks" -- Craig Brown, Mail on Sunday

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Hilarious, self-deprecating memoirs of a struggling actor

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