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The Price Of Fame

The Price Of Fame

The Price of Fame: The Biography of Dennis Price
One of Britain’s most beloved actors is the subject of a brand new 256 page hardback book written by Elaine Parker and Gareth Owen. THE PRICE OF FAME: THE BIOGRAPHY OF DENNIS PRICE, charts the rollercoaster life and career of the star who starred in over 140 films and television appearances.
Charming, erudite and the very personification of the English gentleman, Dennis Price was without doubt also one of the most promising and talented newcomers to the world of theatre and film in the late 1930s, arguably reaching his screen best in the classic Ealing comedy 'Kind Hearts and Coronets'.
Huge critical praise was lavished upon him and he was compared alongside theatrical contemporaries Laurence Olivier, John Gielgud and Ralph Richardson as being destined for great things. Scene-stealing performances followed over the next few decades in such differing films as 'The Dancing Years', 'The Intruder', 'Private's Progress', 'The Naked Truth', 'Tunes of Glory', 'Tamahine' and 'Theatre of Blood', to name but a few.
Though whilst his career was blossoming his private life was going through turmoil when, after one of his several affairs was discovered by his wife, he faced the shame of divorce, separation from his two children and when coupled with significant tax bills, it all proved too much and the actor attempted suicide. Eventually bouncing back, he reinvented himself as a character actor and appeared in scores of notable films-and was often the best thing in them! Illustrated throughout with over 100 black and white images, this new insight into the actor will be welcomed by film fans.
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