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Author Bonneville, Hugh, author.

Title Playing under the piano : from Downton to darkest Peru / Hugh Bonneville.

Publication Info. New York : Other Press, [2022]
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 Naper Blvd. Adult Biography  BIO BONNEVIL    AVAILABLE
 Nichols Adult Biography  BIO BONNEVIL    AVAILABLE
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Description 372 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Note "First published in Great Britain in 2022 by Little, Brown."
Includes index.
Contents Introduction: they're going in a different -- Hurry up and wait -- Playing under the piano -- Emperor Salazar -- Don Ferolo -- Davy Crockett -- Lean and hungry -- Finding the tribe -- The old man in the blue coat -- Foot in the door -- Biting my thumb -- Shane -- Pierre le Pied -- Cinderella -- The Great Gambon -- Biggus Dickus -- A count with an 'o' in it -- Striking matches on the Anaglypta -- The part with the suit -- The piano string -- Don't mention the Scottish play -- Stratford -- Robert De Niro's leg -- Big movie, small film -- Running over the bridge -- Do you do sport? -- Not Russ Abbot -- Colin Bond -- The Notting Hill film -- Pussycat pinter -- Below the title -- Impact -- Head girl -- A Brit in Hollywood -- Diary of a nobody -- Hidden on the hard drive -- Mr President -- Table for Waltz -- Going back for more -- A dog's life -- So that's all good -- There is nothing like a dame -- Tummy ache -- Darkest Peru -- Plan Z to outer space -- Coming in to land.
Summary "A moving, laugh-out-loud memoir from one of today's best-loved British actors, whose credits include Downton Abbey, Notting Hill, and Paddington. From getting his big break as Third Shepherd in the school nativity play, to navigating Highclere Castle's complex Labrador policies, to bizarre Hollywood encounters, Hugh Bonneville creates a brilliantly vivid picture of a career on stage and screen. What is it like working with Judi Dench and Julia Roberts, or playing Robert De Niro's right leg, or not being Gary Oldman, twice? A naturally gifted author and uproariously funny storyteller, Bonneville also writes with poignancy about his father's dementia and of his mother, whose life in the secret service emerged only after her death. Whether telling stories of his B&H-smoking, G&T-drinking, horse-race-addicted grandmother, or working with an invisible bear with a penchant for marmalade, this is a richly entertaining memoir"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Bonneville, Hugh.
Actors -- Great Britain -- Biography.
ISBN 9781635423426 (hardcover)
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