Female Stars of British Cinema : The Women in Question, Hardback Book

Female Stars of British Cinema : The Women in Question Hardback

Part of the Scottish Religious Cultures series


Although stardom and celebrity have sometimes been seen as antithetical to traditional British notions of restraint and modesty, female stars have nonetheless always been an important attraction for audiences of British cinema, offering specifically British takes on ideas of glamour, acting prowess and femininity.

This book will explore in detail the history of British female stardom from the 1940s to the present day through an examination of the careers and star personae of some of the most significant stars from the last seventy years of British cinema; from the Gainsborough girls who enjoyed enormous popularity in the immediate postwar years to key contemporary figures such as Helena Bonham Carter and Judi Dench.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 288 pages, 34 B/W illustrations 16 colour illustrations (16 colour images to go in plate section)
  • Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
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  • Category: Film theory & criticism
  • ISBN: 9781474405638



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