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In the Frame by Helen Mirren
  

In the Frame

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One of Britain’s best loved and respected actresses, Helen Mirren, brings us the story of her life through a wonderful book of photos. Lets face it, most of us whip straight to the photos in the middle of most autobiographies and unlike most of those wordy tomes here we have a book that makes us feel we are really seeing in to what her life has been like, as if taking us through her family photo album, which is essentially what she is doing. From the history of her family in Russia through to her career defining moment winning an Oscar it is all relayed in pictures capturing the moments. Great for all us nosey parkers!

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In the Frame by Helen Mirren

Helen Mirren has been an internationally acclaimed actress and the recipient of many awards, transferring without obvious effort from stage, cinema and television for over 40 years. Known in her youth for a forthright style, a liberated attitude and a bohemian outlook, she has never ceased to be out of the public eye, with legions of admiring fans all over the world. This illustrated memoir is an account of an extraordinary talent, and a life well lived.

Helen's aristocratic Russian grandfather was sent to London by the Tsar and found himself stranded and penniless by the Bolshevik revolution, cut off from the family estate. He brought with him a trunk of papers and photographs. This delightful memoir starts with contents of the trunk, with evocative pictures of Helen's Russian antecedents. She has kept a rich seam of photographs and memorabilia from her life, and her parents, family life, childhood, teenage and early years as an actress living in insalubrious flats are vividly documented.

Helen's many distinguished roles in theatre, cinema and television and the illustrious men and women she has encountered are commemorated, as well as her forays into Hollywood and her subsequent life in the US with her husband, film director Taylor Hackford. Golden Globe and Oscar ceremonies make their appearance, as do many stunning images of Helen by the world's leading photographers.

IN THE FRAME is a book to savour, created and written by one of the great personalities of our age.

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an absolute delight * GOOD BOOK GUIDE * truly captivating...the book outclassed its rivals as utterly as a star turn by its author always does * INDEPENDENT * a witty, self-deprecating account stuffed with photographs and memorabilia -- Liz Jones * MAIL ON SUNDAY *


About the Author

Helen Mirren was born in Chiswick to Russian parents, and grew up in Southend-on-Sea. Her starring role as DCI Jane Tennison in Prime Suspect has made her a household name, but she has also won acclaim for her theatrical roles and cinematic success. She lives in Los Angeles.

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Publication date

2nd October 2008

Author

Helen Mirren

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www.helenmirren.com/

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Publisher

Orion Publishing Co

Format

Paperback
304 pages

Categories

Biography / Autobiography
The Real World
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Autobiography: arts & entertainment
Individual actors & performers

ISBN

9780753824344

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