Acting in British Television, Paperback / softback Book


This fascinating text offers the first in-depth exploration of acting processes in British television.

Focused around sixteen new interviews with celebrated British actors, including Rebecca Front, Julie Hesmondhalgh, Ken Stott, Penelope Wilton and John Hannah, this rich resource delves behind the scenes of a range of British television programmes in order to find out how actors build their characters for television, how they work on set and location, and how they create their critically acclaimed portrayals.

The book looks at actors' work across four diverse but popular genres: soap opera; police and medical drama; comedy; and period drama. Its insightful discussion of hit programmes and its critical and contextual post-interview analysis, makes the text an essential read for students across Television and Film Studies, Theatre, Performance and Acting, and Cultural and Media Studies, as well as academics and anyone interested in acting and British television.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 285 pages, 10 Illustrations, black and white; XIII, 285 p. 10 illus.
  • Publisher: Macmillan Education UK
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  • Category: Acting techniques
  • ISBN: 9781137470201

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