Deals analytically with the fascinating topic of the great film stars (and some thought-provoking lesser ones) of the British cinema, from Alma Taylor and Ivor Novello in the Silent period, up to the present day. Looks both at stars who attained worldwide fame through the Hollywood cinema, and those whose contribution is primarily to the national cinema.. First collection of essays on the subject with a wide historical coverage including major figures, such as Connery, Mason, Trevor Howard, Deborah Kerr, Mary Millington, Albert Finney and James Mason. Major figures in UK film studies have contributed, including Marcia Landy, Andrew Higson, Peter Evans, Charles Barr, Pam Cook and Andy Medhurst. -- .
|Publication date:||13th December 2001|
|Publisher:||Manchester University Press|
|Categories:||Films, cinema, Biography: arts & entertainment,|
Bruce Babington is Reader in Film Studies at the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne -- .More About Susan Williams