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A Jobbing Actor: Le Mesurier, John

A Jobbing Actor

Le Mesurier, John

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ISBN 10: 0241110637 / ISBN 13: 9780241110638
Published by London: Elm Tree Books
Condition: Good Hardcover
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1984 1st ed. 159pp. illus. hardback 8vo: near Very Good in a Fine dj in Brodart poly cover [text is completely age browned owing to publisher’s acidic paper extensively used in Britain in the 1980s; else nrVG] A posthumously published show biz autobiography by the marvelous English character actor John Charles Elton Le Mesurier De Somerys Halliley (1912-1983). Back cover of dust jacket is a full face publicity photo of Le Mesurier in his “Dad’s Army” role. Bookseller Inventory # 16332

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Title: A Jobbing Actor

Publisher: London: Elm Tree Books

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: 1st Edition

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"Single-handed. John le Mesurier has made more films watchable, even absorbing, than anyone else around," writes Philip Oakes in the Sunday Times. John le Mesurier's acting career spanned fifty years, from the days of Fay Compton's Studio of Dramatic Arts to his phenomenal success as the ineffectual Sergeant Wilson in "Dad's Army" and beyond. After a time in rep he started making films with his second wife, Hattie Jacques, and with Kenneth More, Peter Sellers, Tony Hancock, Ian Carmichael and virtually every other British comedy actor of the period.

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