The Brian Cox (actor) Handbook - Everything you need to know about Brian Cox (actor): Emily Smith
Famed and acclaimed for his starring role as Admiral Firmus Piett in The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, Ken Colley, who was born in Manchester, England, in 1937, knew from a very early age that he was already an actor. It was not until he had completed his mandatory two years with the National Service in the UK, when he was based in Cyprus during the Suez Crisis, that Ken, in his mid-20s, became an Assistant Stage Manager with a weekly repertory company in Bromley, Kent, England. He stayed with them for three months after which he secured his first role in a television series called Ghost Squad. He then went on to join a group of players called ´´The Living Theatre Company´´ where he stayed for the next 18 months. Ken¿s breakthrough into cinema came via Michael Crawford who, having witnessed his professional expertise as an actor, recommended that he play the featuring role of a chauffeur in Michael Winner¿s film The Jokers. In The Dance of the Seven Veils, the film director, Ken Russell, had asked Ken to play the role of Hitler, but in a Chaplinesque fashion. The film was being made for television and, when completed, was only aired once because of its outrageous content. During his long acting career, which spans five decades, Ken has worked with many famous actors including Laurence Olivier and John Gielgud; he was also involved with Laurence Olivier¿s National Theatre company at the Old Vic in London and the Monty Python team. Ken has appeared in countless television productions, plays, and films such as The Music Lovers, The Devils, Mahler, Lisztomania, Les Miserables, Measure for Measure, Pennies from Heaven, The Life of Brian, Firefox, Mussolini: The Untold Story, The Whistleblower, Casanova, The Rainbow, Inspector Morse, and Midsomer Murders, to name but a few. Th... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ken Colley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rksw/000034/bk_rksw_000034_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Verge of Psychosis:An Aspiring Actor´s Journal Laesch Brian Laesch
In the cutthroat world of theater, actors need all the help they can get to have a #legup on the competition. This essential ´´how-to´´ guide explains it all - from choosing the right college to making your Broadway debut - while teaching you how to behave on social media along the way! This book will aid you in your quest to find what it means to be #SOBLESSED. #SOBLESSED: the Annoying Actor Friend´s Guide to Werking in Show Business is an irreverent analysis of what life is like for both aspiring and employed actors and actresses in today´s world. The complete list of narrators includes Alan Cumming, Lesli Margherita, Megan Hilty, Julia Murney, Will Swenson, Keala Settle, Tituss Burgess, Krysta Rodriguez, Andrew Keenan-Bolger, and Brian Dennehy. All of the publisher´s proceeds from the sale of this audiobook benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alan Cumming, Lesli Margherita, Megan Hilty, Julia Murney, Will Swenson, Keala Settle, Tituss Burgess, Brian Dennehy. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/024667/bk_acx0_024667_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Why Shakespeare? What explains our continued fascination with his poems and plays? In Living with Shakespeare, Susannah Carson invites 40 actors, directors, scholars, and writers to reflect on why his work is still such a vital part of our culture. We hear from James Earl Jones on reclaiming Othello as a tragic hero, Julie Taymor on turning Prospero into Prospera, Camille Paglia on teaching the plays to actors, F. Murray Abraham on gaining an audience’s sympathy for Shylock, Sir Ben Kingsley on communicating Shakespeare’s ideas through performance, Germaine Greer on the playwright’s home life, Dame Harriet Walter on the complexity of his heroines, Brian Cox on social conflict in his time and ours, Jane Smiley on transposing King Lear to Iowa in A Thousand Acres, and Sir Antony Sher on feeling at home in Shakespeare’s language. Together these essays provide a fresh appreciation of Shakespeare’s works as a living legacy to be read, seen, performed, adapted, revised, wrestled with, and embraced by creative professionals and lay enthusiasts alike. The complete list of narrators includes Ann Noble and Arnell Powell. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael McConnahie, Simon Prebble, Napoleon Ryan, Nicol Zanzarella, Bruce Mann, Bo Foxworth, Hakeem Kae Kazim, Roxanne Coyne. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/013037/bk_adbl_013037_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
With the help of the Rambling Rosehip Players, Brome and Felldoh embark on a daring plan to free the prisoners. Meanwhile, Martin and Rose travel on towards Noonvale to seek help in their quest - but the road is long, and they must face many dangers along the way. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Brian Jacques. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbcw/005185/bk_bbcw_005185_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Philip Carlson was the first agent to sign Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Billy Crudup, Liev Schreiber, Claire Danes, Idris Elba, Kyra Sedgwick, Adrien Grenier, and Paul Giamatti. He has represented Viola Davis, Kathy Bates, Brian Dennehy, and W.H. Macy among many and gifted others. He shares his practical trade secrets in this extraordinarily comprehensive guide on how to get into show business. Topics include: The schools The business Showcases Casting directors Agents Auditions Which coast? Producers Staying real Negotiating 101 Where do I fit? Movies TV: Where the real money is (these days) And more! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Philip Carlson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/082442/bk_acx0_082442_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Ever Yours, Oscar tells the story of Oscar Wilde´s life through his letters, revealing little-known aspects of the man whose timeless works range from The Picture of Dorian Gray to The Importance of Being Earnest. Brian Bedford, the late Tony-winning actor, brings Wilde´s words to life in this unique, engaging performance. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Brian Bedford. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pf/latw/000448/pf_latw_000448_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This collection, narrated by distinguished Broadway actor Brian Murray, includes nine poems from Leaves of Grass - among them ´´I Hear America Singing´´, ´´O Captain! My Captain´´, and ´´When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom’d´´, plus four other selections. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Brian Murray. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/dovr/000025/bk_dovr_000025_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Brian Posehn is a successful and instantly recognizable comedian, actor, and writer. He also happens to be a giant nerd. That´s partly because he´s been obsessed with such things as Dungeons & Dragons, comic books, and heavy metal since he was a child; the other part is because he fills out every bit of his 6´7´´ frame. Brian´s always felt awkward and like a perpetual outsider, but he found his way through the difficulties of growing up by escaping into the worlds of Star Wars, D&D, comics, and by rocking his face off. He was a nerd long before it was cool (and that didn´t help his situation much), but his passions proved time and again to be the safe haven he needed to persevere and thrive in a world in which he was far from comfortable. Brian, now approaching middle age with a wife, child, and thriving career, still feels like an outsider and is as big a nerd as ever. But that´s okay, because in his five decades of nerdom he´s discovered that the key to happiness is not growing up. You can be a nerd forever and find success that way because, somehow along the way, the nerds won. Forever Nerdy is a celebration of growing up nerdy and different. This isn´t Brian´s life story, just some bizarre and hilarious stories from his life, along with a captivating look back at nearly fifty years of nerd culture. Being a nerd hasn´t always been easy, but somehow this self-hating nerd who suffered from depression was able to land his dream job, get the girl, and learn to fit in. Kind of. See how he did it while managing to remain forever nerdy.