Charles Laughton : A Difficult Actor Paperback / softback
by Simon Callow
The creator of the Hunchback of Notre Dame, Henry VIII and Captain Bligh, Charles Laughton's career spans 50 films and 40 stage roles.
This entralling biography follows him from his parents' hotel in Scarborough to his climactic assumption of the role of King Lear in Statford at the end of his life.
Along the way we meet a galaxy of Hollywood greats - from Korda, Hitchcock and Billy WIlder to Gregory Peck, Robert Mitchum and Marilyn Monroe.
We also discover a hugely talented and complex man - a legend in his own lifetime who nonetheless counted himself a failure.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 384 pages
- Publisher: Vintage Publishing
- Publication Date: 29/11/2012
- Category: Theatre studies
- ISBN: 9780099581956
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