Helen Mirren has been an internationally acclaimed actress and the recipient of many awards, transferring without obvious effort from stage, cinema and television for over 40 years. Known in her youth for a forthright style, a liberated attitude and a bohemian outlook, she has never ceased to be out of the public eye, with legions of admiring fans all over the world. This illustrated memoir is an account of an extraordinary talent, and a life well lived.
Helen's aristocratic Russian grandfather, Pyotr Vasielivich Mironov, a military man, was sent to London by the Tsar and found himself stranded and penniless by the Bolshevik revolution, cut off from the family estate near Smolensk. He brought with him a trunk of papers and photographs. This delightful memoir starts with contents of the trunk, with evocative pictures of Helen's Russian antecedents. She has kept a rich seam of photographs and memorabilia from her life, and her parents, family life, childhood, teenage and early years as an actress living in insalubrious flats are vividly documented.
Helen's many distinguished roles in theatre, cinema and television and the illustrious men and women she has encountered are commemorated, as well as her forays into Hollywood and her subsequent life in the US with her husband, film director Taylor Hackford. Golden Globe and Oscar ceremonies make their appearance, as do many stunning images of Helen by the world's leading photographers.
In the Frame is a book to savour, created and written by one of the great personalities of our age.
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her writing is gentle and Alan Bennettish, with tender, melancholy detail (THE OBSERVER)
Such is the innate strength of Mirren's tale that she, rightly, keeps the tone informal and the temperature down. When a story grips as this one does, a great performer never needs to roar. (Boyd Tonkin THE INDEPENDENT)
a classy autobiography (Fiona Phillips DAILY MIRROR)
A great read. (Matthew Todd ATTITUDE)
A great TV, movie and stage actress in her own words and pictures.
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Descrizione libro Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2007. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Condizione sovraccoperta: Fine. 1st Edition. Slight shelf wear might be expected on dust jacket. book. Codice libro della libreria TSB522
Descrizione libro Weidenfeld & Nicolson General, 2007. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Brand New. 272 pages. 10.79x7.80x0.94 inches. In Stock. Codice libro della libreria zk0297851977
Descrizione libro Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London, 2007. HARDCOVER. Condizione libro: New. Condizione sovraccoperta: New. 1st Edition. 1st printing. Large heavy 4to. in black faux cloth, silver lettering to spine. 272pp on stiff paper, colour plates, illustrations in text, etc. Inscribed and signed by Mirren on verso of the front fly-leaf (no other inscriptions) . . . . . [ CONDITION : An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy in an AS NEW Dust Jacket ] . . . . . . . . . . . NOTE Due to size and/or weight shipping to destinations outside the UK will cost more than the price shown above. Orders made by card will be completed after you have approved the extra cost. . . . . . . . . . . . . . To see more of our Actor/Performer biographies type DbbACTOR in the Keywords search box . . . . . . . . We always ship in strong card packing. Codice libro della libreria TH77247