Wish I Was There, Hardback Book


When Emily Lloyd burst onto the movie scene as a teenager she was hailed as the next Marilyn Monroe.

Her stunning performance as precocious Lynda Mansell in David Leland's bitter-sweet comedy-drama "Wish You Were Here" thrust her into the spotlight, won her a BAFTA nomination, an Evening Standard Best Actress Award and a National Society of Critics Award and cemented the film's reputation as a British classic.

Hollywood beckoned and Emily landed high profile roles alongside A-listers including Bruce Willis and starred with Brad Pitt in Robert Redford's Oscar-winning epic "A River Runs Through It." Yet behind the corkscrew curls and cheeky grin that seduced Tinseltown, Emily was confronting a debilitating mental disorder that threatened to destroy her. Now, in her searingly honest autobiography, Emily describes the incredible highs and agonising lows she experienced through a tumultuous acting career.

Packed with fascinating, star-laden anecdotes, starting insights into movie making and moving personal revelations, With I Was There is part celebrity memoir, part examination into the difficulties of combating mental illness while being in the public eye.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 288 pages
  • Publisher: John Blake Publishing Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Films, cinema
  • ISBN: 9781857829525

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