Playing under the piano : from Downton to darkest Peru
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- ISBN: 9781635423426
- ISBN: 1635423422
- ISBN: 9781635423433
372 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
- Publisher: New York : Other Press, 
- Copyright: ©2022
|General Note:||"First published in Great Britain in 2022 by Little, Brown."
|Formatted Contents Note:||Introduction: They're going in a different direction -- Beginners please. Hurry up and wait ; Playing under the piano ; Emperor Salazar ; Don Ferolo ; Davy Crockett ; Lean and hungry ; Finding the tribe ; The old man in the blue coat ; Foot in the door -- Curtain up. Biting my thumb ; Shane ; Pierre le Pied ; Cinderella ; The Great Gambon ; Biggus Dickus ; A count with an 'o' in it ; Striking matches on the Anaglypta ; The part with the suit ; The piano string ; Don't mention the Scottish play ; Stratford ; Robert De Niro's leg -- Roll sound. Big movie, small film ; Running over the bridge ; Do you do sport? ; Not Russ Abbot ; Colin Bond ; The Notting Hill film ; Pussycat pinter ;; Below the title ; Impact ; Head girl ; A Brit in Hollywood ; Diary of a nobody ; Hidden on the hard drive ; Mr President ; Table for Waltz ; Going back for more ; A dog's life ; So that's all good ; There is nothing like a dame ; Tummy ache ; Darkest Peru ; Plan Z to outer space ; Coming in to land.|
|Summary, etc.:||"A moving, laugh-out-loud memoir from one of today's best-loved British actors, whose credits include Downton Abbey, Notting Hill, and Paddington. From getting his big break as Third Shepherd in the school nativity play, to navigating Highclere Castle's complex Labrador policies, to bizarre Hollywood encounters, Hugh Bonneville creates a brilliantly vivid picture of a career on stage and screen. What is it like working with Judi Dench and Julia Roberts, or playing Robert De Niro's right leg, or not being Gary Oldman, twice? A naturally gifted author and uproariously funny storyteller, Bonneville also writes with poignancy about his father's dementia and of his mother, whose life in the secret service emerged only after her death. Whether telling stories of his B & H-smoking, G & T-drinking, horse-race-addicted grandmother, or working with an invisible bear with a penchant for marmalade, this is a richly entertaining memoir"--|
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