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The most popular Individual actors & performers books currently available. Updated weekly.
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Robin
From New York Times culture reporter Dave Itzkoff, the definitive biography of Robin Williams - a compelling portrait of one of America's most beloved and misunderstood entertainers.
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Ian McKellen: The Biography
The intimate and definitive biography of Ian McKellen, theatrical knight and a national treasure.
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Straight Outta Crawley: Memoirs of a Distinctly Average Human Being
From the delights of Sri Lankan hospitality to his struggles as a child, teacher and now parent, to his adolescent flirtation with a rap career and his attempts to make it in comedy, Straight Outta Crawley is Ranganathan's hilarious and irreverent autobiography.
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In Pieces
The intimate and inspiring memoir from Academy Award-winning actor Sally Field.
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Shook One: Anxiety Playing Tricks on Me
"Charlamagne Tha God, New York Times bestselling author of Black Privilege and cohost of Power 105.1's The Breakfast Club, reveals his blueprint for breaking free from your fears and anxiety to reach that elusive next level of success"--
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Wild and Crazy Guys: How the Comedy Mavericks of the '80s Changed Hollywood Forever
The definitive account of the kings of comedy who ruled eighties Hollywood
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Home Work: A Memoir of My Hollywood Years
The second volume of beloved actress Julie Andrews' memoirs: Mary Poppins, The Sound of Music and her enduring career in Hollywood.
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Defying Gravity: Jordan's Story
This book will be the first and only time that Jordan will tell her story in her own words.
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Tall Tales and Wee Stories: The Best of Billy Connolly
Outrageously funny story-telling from the nation's favourite comedian. Tall Tales and Wee Stories brings together the 'Best of Billy Connolly'. 'One of stand-up's great naturals. No one told a story better.' Guardian
10
My Judy Garland Life
An irresistible mixture of memoir, biography, cultural analysis, experiment and hero-worship about one person's enduring obsession. Anniversary Edition with new preface published to coincide with the new film, Judy, starring Rene Zellweger.
11
Don't Stop Believin'
Bestselling autobiography from the much-loved star of Grease.
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More Than Just A Good Life: The Authorised Biography of Richard Briers
The authorised biography of Richard Briers, best known for his role as Tom Good from BBC sitcom The Good Life.
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Orson Welles Portfolio
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Bruce Lee: A Life
The first authoritative biography of film star Bruce Lee, who made martial arts a global phenomenon, bridged the divide between eastern and western cultures, and smashed long-held stereotypes of Asians and Asian-Americans.
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But Enough About Me
In But Enough About Me, legendary film actor and Hollywood superstar Burt Reynolds recalls the people who shaped his life and career, for better or for worse. From Robert Altman, Cary Grant, Clint Eastwood and Robert Mitchum to Bette Davis, Marlon Brando, Woody Allen and Kirsty Alley, Burt pays homage to those he loves and respected, acknowledges those who've stayed loyal, and calls out the assholes he can't forgive.Recalling his life and career spanning over 50 glorious years, the legendary actor gives special attention to the two great loves of his life, Dinah Shore and Sally Field, his son, Quinton, as well as to the countless people who got in his way on his journey to Hollywood domination. With chapters on his early childhood, how he discovered acting, played poker with Frank Sinatra, received directing advice from Orson Welles, his golden years in Hollywood, his comeback in the late 1990s, and how his life and art led him to found the Burt Reynolds Institute for Film and Theatre, But Enough About Me is a gripping and eye-opening story of one of cinema's true greats.
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Nick Cave: Mercy on Me
An enthralling portrait of an intense, uncompromising, and hypnotic artist
17
I Hate Myselfie: A Collection of Essays by Shane Dawson
12 million YouTube subscribers have been waiting for Shane Dawson's memoir featuring twenty original essays-uncensored yet surprisingly sweet.
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Biographic: Audrey: Great Lives in Graphic Form
A guide to Audrey's life, work and legacy, featuring irresistible facts and figures converted into infographics to reveal the writer behind the words.
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Tragic Secret Life of Jayne Mansfield
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Emma Watson - the Biography
Now, as the most successful film franchise of all time comes to an end, author David Nolan takes an in-depth look at Emma's fascinating life and asks what's next for the GBP20 million a year actress...a young woman who admits she's not even sure she wants to act anymore.
21
Last Man Standing: Tales from Tinseltown
In this collection of true stories from his stellar career, Roger lifts the lid on the movie business. It features outrageous tales from his own life as well as those told to him by a host of stars. Wonderfully entertaining and laugh-out-loud funny, this selection of tales from the world of the movies is vintage Moore at his very best.
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Character Breakdown
'A smart, funny and well-written take-down of modern showbiz' ELIZABETH DAYCult heroine Zawe Ashton brings us a unique look at life, work and the absurdities of contemporary lifeZawe Ashton has been acting since she was six.
23
Sir Elton
The definitive biography of the much-loved star Elton John.
24
In Pieces
The intimate and inspiring memoir from Academy Award-winning actor Sally Field.
25
My Life in Pieces: An Alternative Biography
An alternative autobiography of the well-loved actor and man of the theatre, winner of the Sheridan Morley Prize for Theatre Biography.
26
Dark Star: A Biography of Vivien Leigh
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All That Heaven Allows: A Biography of Rock Hudson
SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTUREThe definitive biography of the deeply complex and widely misunderstood matinee idol of Hollywood's Golden Age. Devastatingly handsome, broad-shouldered and clean-cut, Rock Hudson was the ultimate movie star.
28
Robin Williams: When the Laughter Stops
Through roles in cherished films such as Mrs. Doubtfire, Jumanji, Aladdin and Hook, Robin Williams became the genial face of family comedy. Emily Herbert's sensitive and thoughtful biography celebrates his genius and attempts to understand what drove such a gifted man to so tragic an end.
29
Home Work: A Memoir of My Years in Hollywood
The second volume of beloved actress Julie Andrews' memoirs: Mary Poppins, The Sound of Music and her enduring career in Hollywood.
30
Robert Downey Jnr: The Biography
Robert Downey Jr has become one of Hollywood's most shining and distinctive stars thanks to scene stealing roles in films like Iron Man, Zodiac and Sherlock Holmes. This comprehensive biography takes an in-depth and insightful look at his work in front of the camera as well as his life behind the spotlight.
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Actors' and Performers' Yearbook 2020: Essential Contacts for Stage, Screen and Radio
32
Lessons Life Taught Me, Unknowingly: An Autobiography
The autobiography of the world famous Anupam Kher, who has starred in over 530 films from Bollywood to Hollywood, including Bride and Prejudice, Silver Linings Playbook, Hotel Mumbai and The Big Sick. In this book, he shares his journey from a small town in India to the silver screen, peppered with incredible and often humorous life lessons.
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From Scratch: A Memoir of Love, Sicily, and Finding Home
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Blowing the Bloody Doors Off: And Other Lessons in Life
Hollywood legend and British national treasure Michael Caine shares the wisdom, stories, insight and skills that life has taught him in his remarkable career - and now his 85th year.
35
Pocket Elizabeth Taylor Wisdom: Witty quotes and wise words from a true icon
Pocket Elizabeth Taylor Wisdom has some of the best quotes from one of the most renowned actresses in classical Hollywood.
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Double Act: A History of British Comedy Duos
The first book to tell the story of the Great British comedy double act - from Morecambe and Wise to Mitchell and Webb
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Jump Rocky Jump
38
Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool: A True Story
The touching story of the last days of a Hollywood star, soon to be a major motion picture.
39
How to Be Alone: If You Want To, and Even If You Don't
40
Being An Actor
Callow discusses his occasionally ambivalent yet always passionate feelings about both film and theatre, conflicting sentiments partially resolved by his acclaimed return to the stage with his solo performances in The Importance of Being Oscar and The Mystery of Charles Dickens, seen in the West End and on Broadway in 2002.
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More Than Just A Good Life: The Authorised Biography of Richard Briers
The authorised biography of Richard Briers, best known for his role as Tom Good from BBC sitcom The Good Life.
42
Bernard Who?: 75 Years of Doing Just About Everything
The long-awaited autobiography of national treasure Bernard Cribbins.
43
Hollywood Cats: Photographs From the John Kobal Foundation
Over 100 wonderful images of Hollywood film stars from the Golden Age, photographed with cats of all shapes, size and breeds.
44
Always Audrey: Six Iconic Photographers. One Legendary Star.
Rare and previously unseen photos of Audrey Hepburn, both on and off screen.
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Only When I Laugh: My Autobiography
Known for his intelligent and often surreal humour, Paul Merton's weekly appearances on BBC1's Have I Got News For You - as well as Radio 4's Just A Minute and his travel documentaries - have seen him become an artfully rebellious fixture in our lives for over 25 years.
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Wild and Crazy Guys: How the Comedy Mavericks of the '80s Changed Hollywood Forever
The definitive account of the kings of comedy who ruled eighties Hollywood
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Essential Marilyn Monroe: Milton H. Greene: 50 Sessions
This restored archive immortalises Marilyn at the height of her beauty and fame.
48
My Autobiography
Born into a theatrical family, Chaplin's father died of drink while his mother, unable to bear the poverty, suffered from bouts of insanity, Chaplin embarked on a film-making career which won him immeasurable success, as well as intense controversy. This autobiography constructs the poor London childhood and his prodigious life in the movies.
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Bruce Lee: A Life
The first authoritative biography of film star Bruce Lee, who made martial arts a global phenomenon, bridged the divide between eastern and western cultures, and smashed long-held stereotypes of Asians and Asian-Americans.
50
Je t'aime: The legendary love story of Jane Birkin and Serge Gainsbourg
The lyrical retelling of a relationship that defined an age.