Alastair Sim: The Real Belle of St Trinians

Alastair Sim The Real Belle of St Trinians This biography contains original contributions from than actors and actresses including Sir Ian McKellen Ronnie Corbett Ian Carmichael Derek Fowlds John Standing George Cole Stephen Fry and

  • Title: Alastair Sim: The Real Belle of St Trinians
  • Author: Mark Simpson
  • ISBN: 9780750949668
  • Page: 353
  • Format: Hardcover
  • This biography contains original contributions from than 30 actors and actresses including, Sir Ian McKellen, Ronnie Corbett, Ian Carmichael, Derek Fowlds, John Standing, George Cole, Stephen Fry, and John Fisher It is supported by extensive research including an interview with the playwright Christopher Fry, information from people who worked on the film sets with AThis biography contains original contributions from than 30 actors and actresses including, Sir Ian McKellen, Ronnie Corbett, Ian Carmichael, Derek Fowlds, John Standing, George Cole, Stephen Fry, and John Fisher It is supported by extensive research including an interview with the playwright Christopher Fry, information from people who worked on the film sets with Alastair, material from museum archives, and original reviews from theatre magazines, newspapers, and various other publications It examines Alastair s roles in the Quota Quickie films of the 1930s and 1940s before he became established as the most idiosyncratic star in such famous British comedies as The Happiest Days of Your Life and The Belles of St Trinians It goes on to explain why his popularity suddenly waned as the cinemagoers taste for the risqu evolved during the latter part of the 1950s This book also explores Alastair s life outside of films including his marriage to Naomi Sim whom he first met when she was 12 his extensive work on stage, including his theatrical endeavors with James Bridie, and his stalwart refusal to sign autographs It is the only book in the market dedicated to Alastair Sim, and includes a bibliography and film section.

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    1. A thoroughly absorbing profileLike many people I suspect, my personal memories of Alastair Sim are cinematic ones. Many of these are recalled here but thankfully the book is more than a mere list of acting credits. It offers some insight into the man behind the characters, gives proper perspective to his film work in relation to his wider career with insights into his early life. In short, it does everything a biography should, and if you loved the man I feel sure you would love the book.

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