And Furthermore by Judi DenchDramatic actors...theyre so goddamn dramatic!
This auto/biography (told by her to a biographer, who patched it all together) mostly discusses Judi Denchs time in the theater, so theres plenty of scenes relayed about actors behaving badly. Not only actors, but directors as well...and it seemed to me, mostly men. I dont think Dench intended to bag on theater dudes. It just happens that, for some reason, the male of the species often acts atrociously towards their fellows. I think the embarrassingly obvious, child-like lies are the worst. But I digress. And Furthermore is so much more than all that pettiness.
This is at least Denchs second autobiography. I havent read the first, but Im led to believe it is more fleshed out, more of a standard biography. This book fills in some of the blanks missed in the first, apparently. However, it can be read as a standalone and still be enjoyable. I know my three star rating might seem low to some, but I did enjoy this. Contrary to my opening, I do like hearing the behind the scenes stories of what happens backstage or when the cameras arent rolling, and Dench gives you countless such anecdotes, mostly on the kind, glowing, positive side.
The book reads generally in a linear timeline, starting with a few brief childhood recollections, slipping straight into the beginnings of her stage career - a long, varied and rewarding career - before diving into her movie work. Although she claims not to be adept at penning biographies, her joy and pleasure in acting is readily apparent in her words. If youve admired her work or even if you just have an interest in British theater over the past half century, you could do worse than flipping through these pages - pages and pages of which mention icon stage performances including countless Brit actors name-dropped like hot potatoes!
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Dench made her professional debut in with the Old Vic Company., DAME Judi Dench is an acclaimed actress who has worked in the entertainment industry for decades and earned herself countless accolades. Yet the Oscar-winning actress shows no signs of slowing down, in fact, she has a new ITV series.
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Judi Dench , in full Dame Judith Olivia Dench , born December 9, , York , North Yorkshire , England , British actress known for her numerous and varied stage roles and for her work in television and in a variety of films. In she gave her first important critically acclaimed performance, as Ophelia in the Old Vic production of Hamlet. The following year she made her Broadway debut in Twelfth Night. From the beginning of her career, Dench frequently acted on television, in adaptations of plays as well as in series. Among her notable credits were two romantic comedy series that aired on the BBC : A Fine Romance —84 , which she starred in with her husband, Michael Williams, whom she had married in and who died in ; and As Time Goes By — For her role as Elizabeth I, she won an Academy Award for best supporting actress, and, for that of Queen Victoria, she won an Academy Award nomination and the Golden Globe Award for best actress in a drama. Additional Oscar nominations for best actress came for her portrayals of British writer Iris Murdoch in Iris , an eccentric theatre owner in Mrs.
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