Charles Laughton: A Difficult Actor

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The creator of the Hunchback of Notre Dame, Henry VIII and Captain Bligh, Charles Laughton's career spans 50 films and 40 stage roles. This entralling biography 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.

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Charles Laughton The creator of the "Hunchback of Notre Dame", "Henry VIII" and "Captain Bligh", Charles Laughton's career spans 50 films and 40 stage roles. This book offers biography that 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. Full description

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"Callow’s emphatic biography certainly presents this complicated man in all his contradictory roles" (Sally Morris Daily Mail)

"a fine character actor’s tribute to the king of the tribe. The numerous insights show Callow to be that rarity, an actor who can write about acting" (Jake Kerridge Sunday Telegraph)

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Book Description Vintage. Book Condition: New. The creator of the "Hunchback of Notre Dame", "Henry VIII" and "Captain Bligh", Charles Laughton's career spans 50 films and 40 stage roles. This book offers biography that 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. Num Pages: 384 pages. BIC Classification: APB; APF; BGF. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 197 x 128 x 25. Weight in Grams: 272. . 2013. Paperback. . . . . Bookseller Inventory # V9780099581956

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