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Strolling Player: The Life & Career of Albert Finney

Strolling Player: The Life & Career of Albert Finney

HARDBACK BOOK Offer: £20 with free postage - Strolling Player: The Life & Career of Albert Finney
“A great read with a wealth of well researched material.” ROGER CROW – On Magazine
“This biography is written to pay tribute to Albert Finney’s acting skills and career, as Hershman makes clear in his Introduction. He is writing as a fan, and much of the book is given over to deep analysis of each of Finney’s film roles, with many contributions from friends, colleagues and critics. What emerges is a portrait of a highly likeable man, a strolling player who turned away from the riches offered by Hollywood to pursue work he was interested in and an actor with a love of acting above all else.” From the review by actor, writer and director PAUL T DAVIS for British Theatre.
Strolling Player is the story of a Salford-born, homework-hating bookie’s son who broke the social barriers of British film and dodged typecasting to become a five-time Oscar nominee. This riveting account of the life and career of Albert Finney examines how one of Britain’s greatest actors built a glittering career without sacrificing his integrity. It’s also the story of an actor who went his own way, did his share of roistering and yet outlived his contemporaries to become one of our most durable international stars.
Bon vivant, perennial rebel, self-effacing character star, charismatic charmer, mentor to a generation of working-class artists, a byword for professionalism, lover of horseflesh - and female flesh - Finney is all these things and more - as Hershman’s colourful and incisive biography reveals.
Gabriel Hershman is an international writer. His books aim to preserve the memory of those gifted and underrated performers who enthralled cinema and theatregoers with their passion.
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