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Gambon - A Life in Acting

Gambon - A Life in Acting $29.99

Mel Gussow - HARDBACK

Published by Nick Hern Books

Born in Dublin in 1940, Gambon served a 7-year engineering apprenticeship before joining Olivier's National Theatre in 1963 aged 23. His breakthrough there was in 1980 with Brecht's Galileo

Then came an unconventional Lear at the RSC - and a lot of Ayckbourn and Pinter. Recently he has taken the leads in the premieres of David Hare's Skylight, Nicholas Wright's Cressida and Caryl Churchill's A Number - and in notable revivals of Pinter's The Caretaker and Beckett's Endgame

Gambon has a passion for vintage cars and antique firearms. His acting can be similarly both eopic and intimate. He has been ranked 'amongst the finest, most consistently surprising, actors of his generation'. He was knighted in 1998

Mel Gussow has interviewed Gambon on many occasions and wrote an extensive New Yorker Profile of him in 1991. This material, plus three new, unpublished conversations, form he bulk of the book. Gussow has also talked illuminatingly to some of the people who have worked with Gambon, including Dennis Potter, Alan Ayckbourn, Harold Pinter, Peter Hall, Deborah Warner and Simon Russell Beale

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