Backing Into the Spotlight: A Memoir [Audiobook] download free by Michael Whitehall

Backing Into the Spotlight: A Memoir Audiobook download free by Michael Whitehall
  • Listen audiobook: Backing Into the Spotlight: A Memoir
  • Author: Michael Whitehall
  • Release date: 2018/3/21
  • Publisher: LITTLE, BROWN BOOK GROUP
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Poetry and Drama
  • ISBN: 9781472127082
  • Rating: 8.21 of 10
  • Votes: 578
  • Review by: Iker Olivo
  • Review rating: 8.51 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/10/28
  • Duration: 2H58M3S in 256 kbps (48 MB)
  • Date of creation of the audiobook: 2018-09-14
  • You can listen to this audiobook in formats: MPEG4, WMA, MP3, FLAC, WAV, MP4, Musepack, WMA Lossless (compression AZW4, AZW, ACE, LHA, ZIP, RAR, AZW3)
  • Total pages original book: 240
  • Includes a PDF summary of 28 pages
  • Duration of the summary (audio): 22M1S (5.6 MB)
  • Description or summary of the audiobook: Backing into the Spotlight is a hilarious and an unashamedly non-PC memoir . . . Now in his eighth decade, Whitehall is a fine raconteur, gloriously unreconstructed and still deeply suspicious of modernity' Daily MailStanding in front of a full-length mirror in my dressing room at ITV studios, waiting to go on to the set of Backchat, I had a brief conversation with my reflection.'Michael, what the f do you think you're doing?'Theatrical agent Michael Whitehall spent a career pushing others into the spotlight. He had been involved behind the scenes with the careers of many prominent actors, including Colin Firth, Richard Griffiths, Daniel Day-Lewis, Tom Courtenay, Ian Ogilvy, Judi Dench, Edward Fox, Michael Fassbender, Angela Thorne and Nigel Havers.But then, much to his surprise, his son Jack becomes a successful comedian and actor and decides that his new comedy partner should be his father. Whitehall Snr. finds himself reluctantly appearing on stage and then television, cast as the archetypal grumpy old man and thrust, in his early seventies, into a whole new career in front of the camera. Minor fame comes at a sedate pace: one of the highlights being a record GBP300,000 win for charity with Jack on Channel 4's The Million Pound Drop.In this enchanting memoir Whitehall looks back on his life, from growing up in suburban London in the 1940s and '50s with his saintly father and social climbing-mother, who coined the phrase 'a la carte' to describe people who were posher than she was and whose company she craved, to falling into a career as a successful theatrical agent and producer. As he says, 'Actors can be egotistical, greedy and vain, but they're not half as bad as agents and producers.'Charming, gossipy and above all very funny, Backing Into The Spotlight is no ordinary show business memoir.
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Theatre Direction & Production, Literary Studies: Fiction, Novelists & Prose Writers, Individual Actors & Performers, Theatre: Technical & Background Skills, Autobiography: Arts & Entertainment, Memoirs
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 10.52 USD
  • Dimensions: 126x196x24mm
  • Weight: 230g
  • Printed by: Constable
  • Published in: London, United Kingdom

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