A popular British stage and screen actor, Martin Jarvis has had a highly successful and, by his own admission, "strange" career. In this hilarious autobiography he relates amusing tales about the acting profession and anecdotes about working with John Gielgud, Judy Dench and Harold Pinter. American audiences will remember him as Jon in the acclaimed BBC series "The Forsyte Saga" shown widely on US television. Jarvis has also had a highly successful career as the "King of Audio", and his famous "voice" can be heard on countless audio-tapes.
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You might know Martin Jarvis as the consummate British actor and AudioFile Golden Voice, but in this memoir he emerges as a person with a self-deprecating sense of humor who is modest about his own achievements, generous to fellow thespians, and eager to share sketches from his long and varied career. The listener is transported from a TV stage in England and a hilarious tryout in Italy to a movie set in Mexico. All the tales are improved by impeccable diction and Jarvis's vocal portraits of such luminaries as Judi Dench, Susan Hampshire, Kenneth More, playwright Alan Ayckbourn, and TITANIC director James Cameron. A veteran of BBC broadcasts, Jarvis in 1974 suggested that they release some of their recorded programs as audiobooks. Whether you remember him as Jon Forsyte, Hamlet, or Jeeves, or you just want to get acquainted with the person behind a marvelous voice, reward yourself with this production. J.B.G. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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Book Description Chivers Audio Books, 2002. Book Condition: Good. Ships from the UK. some scratches on cds but still look in good working order. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP80363559