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Sheila Hancock is one of Britain’s most highly regarded and popular actors, and received an OBE for services to drama in 1974 and a CBE in 2011. Since the 1950s she has enjoyed a career across film, television, theatre and radio. Her first big television role was in the BBC sitcom The Rag Trade in the early 1960s. She has directed and acted for the Royal Shakespeare Company and the National Theatre. Her first book, Ramblings of an Actress, was published in 1987.

Following the death of her husband, John Thaw, Sheila Hancock wrote a memoir of their marriage, The Two of Us, which was a no. 1 bestseller and won the British Book Award for Author of the Year in 2004. Her memoir of her widowhood, Just Me, also a bestseller, was published in 2008. She lives in London and France.

If you like Sheila Hancock you might also like to read books by Eva Rice, Joan Bakewell and Sue Gee.

Featured Books, with extracts, by Sheila Hancock

Miss Carter's War by Sheila Hancock
Miss Carter's War
Sheila Hancock
The actress’s first novel, we know she can write from her autobiographical work, the award-winning The Two of Us about her life with John Thaw amongst them. This is a chronicle of English society through the second half of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 09/10/2014
Just Me by Sheila Hancock
Just Me
Sheila Hancock
Featured on The Book Show on Sky Arts on 6 November 2008. In Sheila Hancock’s second memoir she looks at her life moving on, after the death of her husband John Thaw. Both funny and sad this is...
Format: Hardback - Released: 18/09/2008

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