Playing Under the Piano (Paperback)Hugh Bonneville (author)
The glittering acting career of the Downton Abbey and Paddington star recounted with immense wit and warmth as Hugh Bonneville regales the reader with fascinating and hilarious anecdotes featuring a host of famous actors.
Hugh Bonneville is one of Britain's most accomplished actors, familiar to audiences worldwide for his roles in Notting Hill, the Paddington films and Downton Abbey. From getting his big break as Third Shepherd in the school nativity play, to mistaking a Hollywood star for an estate agent, Hugh 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 wickedly funny storyteller, Hugh also writes with poignancy about his father's dementia and of his mother, whose life in the secret service only emerged after her death. Whether telling stories of working with divas, Dames or a bear with a penchant for marmalade, this is a richly entertaining account of his life as an actor.
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 320 g
Dimensions: 196 x 126 x 28 mm
'Really enjoyed this. Wonderfully funny and utterly charming - just like the man himself!' - Jack Whitehall
'By turns funny, touching, revealing - full of insights, delights and surprises. I couldn't have enjoyed it more' - Gyles Brandreth
'A gorgeous book. Warm, friendly , funny and sometimes surprisingly emotional. Very like Hugh himself' - Richard Curtis
'When other books have been forgotten, this one will be remembered. Hugh Bonneville's considerable talent for writing is on display page after page. Beautiful. Touching. And funny' - Gary Oldman
'Charming, joyous and entertaining, just like Hugh' - Griff Rhys Jones
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