Simon Callow My Life in Pieces

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My Life in Pieces

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Now in paperback! Winner of the Sheridan Morley Prize for Theatre Biography. An alternative autobiography of the well-loved actor and man of the theater. In My Life in Pieces Simon Callow retraces his life through the multifarious performers, writers, productions, and events that have left their indelible mark on him.


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SIMON CALLOW is best known for his performances in Four Weddings and a Funeral and Shakespeare in Love, as well as his many starring roles in the West End and at the National Theatre, most recently as Toby Belch in Sir Peter Hall’s 80th birthday production of Twelfth Night. He is the best-selling author of Being An Actor (Penguin), Love is Where it Falls (NHB) and two biographies of Charles Laughton and Orson Welles.

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"Callow's not simply a terrific actor who happens to write. You could as well call him a terrific writer who happens to act"--"The Times"

"essential... a gift for transforming personal experience into blazingly intelligent, objective, critical appreciation"--"Observer"

"first rate... the best writer-actor we have" David Hare, --"Guardian"

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