Strolling Player : The Life and Career of Albert Finney Hardback
Albert Finney was a Salford-born, homework-hating bookie's son who broke the social barriers of British film.
He did his share of roistering, and yet outlived his contemporaries and dodged typecasting to become a five-time Oscar nominee and one of our most durable international stars.
Bon vivant, perennial rebel, self-effacing character actor, charismatic charmer, mentor to a generation of working-class artists, a byword for professionalism, lover of horseflesh and female flesh - Albert Finney is all these things and more. Gabriel Hershman's colourful and riveting account of Finney's life and work, drawing on interviews with many of his directors and co-stars, examines how one of Britain's greatest actors built a glittering career without sacrificing his integrity.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 288 pages, 16 black & white illustrations, 8 black & white plates
- Publisher: The History Press Ltd
- Publication Date: 13/01/2017
- Category: Individual actors & directors
- ISBN: 9780750978866