Maggie Smith

Maggie Smith

A Biography

Large Print - 2016
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Shining a light on the life of a truly remarkable performer whose stage and screen career spans six decades, this absorbing biography, written with Dame Maggie's blessing and drawing on personal archives and interviews, is a portrait of one of the greatest actors of our time.
Publisher: Waterville, Maine :, Thorndike Press,, 2016
Edition: Large print edition
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9781410486066
1410486060
Branch Call Number: LARGE PRINT B Smith Coveney 2016
Characteristics: 653 pages (large print) ; 23 cm

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MJ555
Oct 21, 2017

Book and Audiobook are long and a bit boring. More a list of what Maggie has done, description of plays, tv and movies. Do not get much of a feeling for her.

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geolatin
Aug 30, 2016

I didn't get past the first chapter. This book seems to be more about all the famous people the author knows personally, and Dame Maggie is one of them which he will talk about a little more than the rest. It really seemed more like his personal musings on the last 50 years of British theater and film than a biopic.

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janesr
Mar 23, 2016

While this book was a comprehensive protrayal of Maggie Smith's career on stage and in film, the author's reference to other British and International actors, directors, etc. in such a casual tone that I was challenged to understand the significance of actor(s) in Maggie's career. The synopsis of each production in which Ms. Smith was invaluable and provided transparency in the significance to promoting growth of Ms. Smith's professional skills.

ChristchurchLib Feb 16, 2016

Versatile, award-winning actress Dame Maggie Smith, a favourite of many fans of television's Downton Abbey, has been appearing on stage and screen for over 60 years. In this detailed biography, British theatre critic Michael Coveney reviews Smith's remarkable career, which has ranged from comedy to tragedy and from London's West End to Hollywood -- and even a touch of Bollywood (in The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel). Though Smith guards her privacy when offstage, she and her husband, family, and colleagues cooperated with Coveney in his research, allowing him to develop a full portrait of her professional and personal life.

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Mooferpoochie
Dec 30, 2015

This book bored me. When I read a biography, I want to get a sense of what the subject's personality and personal life is, her hopes, disappointments, etc. This is a great biography if you only want to read jminute by minute details of her working/acting assignments.

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