George Cole The World Was My Lobster The Autobiography

George Cole   The World Was My Lobster  The Autobiography

The World was my Lobster tells the story of George Cole's more than 70 years in the acting profession that began with a walk-on part at the age of 14 in the stage musical The White Horse Inn in 1939, and continues today having included such ...

Author: George Cole

Publisher: John Blake Publishing

ISBN: 9781782198185

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 300

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The World was my Lobster tells the story of George Cole's more than 70 years in the acting profession that began with a walk-on part at the age of 14 in the stage musical The White Horse Inn in 1939, and continues today having included such roles as David Bliss in the radio and television versions of A Life of Bliss, Flash Harry in the St. Trinian's films, and Arthur Daley in television's Minder.Adopted when he was only 10 days old, George Cole grew up in south London in the 1920s. On the day he left school he saw a newspaper advertisement seeking a small boy to join the cast of The White Horse Inn and was selected the following day. A year later, he found himself in the West End play Cottage to Let playing a cheeky wartime evacuee. Here he met legendary comic actor Alastair Sim who, with his wife, took him as an evacuee in their country house and coached him in the finer skills of acting. A flurry of films and theatre performances in the late 1940s, after his RAF service, culminated in a memorable role as a young Ebenezer Scrooge in the classic 1951 film Scrooge alongside Sim. Henry V, Cleopatra (with Elizabeth Taylor), Don't Forget to Write, Blott on the Landscape, Henry Root, and Dad are among other titles for which he is well known. But it was in 1979 that he landed the role that would elevate him to international recognition when he was offered the role of Arthur Daley in Thames Television's new series Minder alongside Dennis Waterman. In The World was my Lobster, a title taken from a classic line in a Minder episode, George Cole talks candidly, humorously and sensitively about his adoption, his life, his roles and many of the people he has worked with throughout his long career.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

George Cole

George Cole

George Cole talks candidly, humorously and sensitively about his adoption, his life, his roles and many of the people he has worked with throughout his long career.

Author: George Cole

Publisher: John Blake

ISBN: 178219469X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 308

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The World Was My Lobster tells the story of George Cole’s more than 70 years in the acting profession that began with a walk-on part at the age of 14 in the stage musical The White Horse Inn in 1939, and continues today having included such roles as David Bliss in radio’s A Life of Bliss, Flash Harry in the St. Trinian’s films, and Arthur Daley in television’s Minder.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Hollywood Red

Hollywood Red

Autobiography of Lester Cole

Author: Lester Cole

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015003755413

Category: Blacklisting of authors

Page: 448

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Autobiography of Lester Cole
Categories: Blacklisting of authors

The Autobiography of Liza Goddard

The Autobiography of Liza Goddard

George Cole was a lovely, quiet man who, in the evenings used to like to go off
and have dinner on his own. He was always very polite, genuine and warm, but
nothing like the character he played. I went on to work with his daughter, Tara,
who ...

Author: Liza Goddard

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 9781908382030

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 280

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Liza Goddard is one of the country’s best loved and hardest working actresses, but few people know the real woman behind the ‘dizzy blonde’ image. In this much-anticipated autobiography, Liza talks about her work, her loves and the real-life dramas that have shaped her as a woman and an actress. The book charts her early life in England and follows her to Australia, where her beloved father played a key role in helping to set up the country's fledgling television industry. As a young actress, Liza was cast in the long-running children’s drama series, Skippy the Bush Kangaroo. She later returned to England, where she appeared in a host of classic TV series, including Pig In The Middle, The Brothers, Bergerac, Dr Who and Midsomer Murders. Liza talks about her working relationship with Alan Ayckbourn and explains how a planned move to America failed to materialise. Find out how Liza got together with her first husband, actor Colin Baker on the set of The Brothers, why her marriage to ‘70s rocker Alvin Stardust failed and how she eventually found true love with producer David Cobham. Liza also reveals the truth about her alleged affair with Bergerac star John Nettles, and reveals how she successfully sued a tabloid newspaper over the allegations. She describes her courageous battle against breast cancer and reveals how beating the disease has given her a new perspective on life. Liza explains why animals continue to play an important part in her life and recounts some hilarious stories about the assortment of creatures that have featured in her life. A warts and all account from one of Britain’s most popular actresses, Working With Children And Animals will have you laughing and crying in equal measure.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Joe Longthorne Sugar in the Morning The Autobiography

Joe Longthorne   Sugar in the Morning  The Autobiography

Dennis Waterman, who made his name in Minder with George Cole, lived in
Bourne End too. Ours was a lovely house, but we weren't to stay there too long
before moving to the biggest house I ever had. The catalyst for that move came
when I ...

Author: Joe Longthorne

Publisher: Kings Road Publishing

ISBN: 9781784187156

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 300

View: 735

THE UPS AND DOWNS, THE TRIUMPHS AND TRAGEDIES, JOE LONGTHORNE DOESN'T HOLD ANYTHING BACK.In the golden days of Joe's career, he was one of television's highest paid performers, attracting audiences of over 12 million courtesy of his amazing voice and impressions of singers such as Shirley Bassey, Tom Jones and Frank Sinatra. He has countless gold and platinum albums to his name, has appeared on the Royal Variety Show and sells out iconic venues the world over, including the Palladium, Royal Albert Hall, Sydney Opera House and Drury Lane Chicago.However, tragedy and trauma have haunted the Hull-born singer and he tells his life story in his own words in this wonderful book. From his childhood in the travelling community and singing on the streets for money to the colourful rock and roll lifestyle of sex, drugs, bankruptcy, court appearances and the bizarre, hilarious stories which worldwide touring produces.But Joe's toughest times have been found in his repeated battles with cancer, having fought off the illness multiple times over the last three decades, most recently in the summer of 2014 when Joe beat throat cancer - and began singing again hours after his life-saving operation!This is the true story of one of Britain's most iconic entertainers, a man who has never flinched from doing what he was born for - performing. In a book for which critics and fans have been united in praise, Joe Longthorne lays bare his incredible life in this, his official autobiography.'JOE LONGTHORNE HAS A VOICE IN A MILLION' - TONY BENNETT'HE IS JUST THE BEST, HE CAN DO ME BETTER THAN I DO MYSELF' - DAME SHIRLEY BASSEY
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Last Miles

The Last Miles

See George Cole , “ Miles Davis Box Set Mystery , " Jazzwise ( November 2002 )
, p . 6 . The road to Tutu : Miles and Prince 1. Miles Davis and Quincy Troupe ,
Miles : The Autobiography ( London : Macmillan , 1990 ) . p . 375 . 2. Davis and ...

Author: George Cole

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 0472032607

Category: Music

Page: 534

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The story of the final recordings of one of the greatest jazz musicians of the twentieth century
Categories: Music

Annual Register

Annual Register

Born at Chatham , May 30 , 1801 ; entered the navy , 1813 , on board H.M.S.
Latona ; was a student at the Royal Naval ... On the 6th , at Little Campden House
, Kensington , aged 59 , Vicat Cole , R.A. , son of George Cole , a landscape ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B3445563

Category: History

Page:

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Categories: History

The Annual Register

The Annual Register

Born at Chatham , May 30 , 1801 ; entered the navy , 1813 , on board H.M.S.
Latona ; was a student at the Royal Naval ... On the 6th , at Little Campden House
, Kensington , aged 59 , Vicat Cole , R.A. , son of George Cole , a landscape ...

Author: Edmund Burke

Publisher:

ISBN: UCD:31175029310987

Category: Books

Page:

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Continuation of the reference work that originated with Robert Dodsley, written and published each year, which records and analyzes the year’s major events, developments and trends in Great Britain and throughout the world. From the 1920s volumes of The Annual Register took the essential shape in which they have continued ever since, opening with the history of Britain, then a section on foreign history covering each country or region in turn. Following these are the chronicle of events, brief retrospectives on the year’s cultural and economic developments, a short selection of documents, and obituaries of eminent persons who died in the year.
Categories: Books

The Complete Works Poetry Plays Literary Essays Lectures Autobiography and Letters Classic Illustrated Edition

The Complete Works  Poetry  Plays  Literary Essays  Lectures  Autobiography and Letters  Classic Illustrated Edition

The Entire Opus of the English poet, literary critic and philosopher, including The
Rime of the Ancient Mariner, Kubla Khan, Christabel, Lyrical Ballads,
Conversation Poems and Biographia Literaria Samuel Taylor Coleridge ...

Author: Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 9788026839804

Category: Poetry

Page: 3850

View: 690

This carefully crafted ebook is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772–1834) was an English poet, literary critic and philosopher who, with his friend William Wordsworth, was a founder of the Romantic Movement in England and a member of the Lake Poets. He wrote the poems The Rime of the Ancient Mariner and Kubla Khan, as well as the major prose work Biographia Literaria. His critical work, especially on Shakespeare, was highly influential, and he helped introduce German idealist philosophy to English-speaking culture. Content: Introduction: The Spirit of the Age: Mr. Coleridge by William Hazlitt A Day With Samuel Taylor Coleridge by May Byron The Life of Samuel Taylor Coleridge by James Gillman Poetry: Notable Works: The Rime of the Ancient Mariner Kubla Khan; or, A Vision in a Dream: A Fragment Christabel France: An Ode LYRICAL BALLADS, WITH A FEW OTHER POEMS (1798) LYRICAL BALLADS, WITH OTHER POEMS (1800) THE CONVERSATION POEMS The Complete Poems in Chronological Order Plays: OSORIO REMORSE THE FALL OF ROBESPIERRE ZAPOLYA: A CHRISTMAS TALE IN TWO PARTS THE PICCOLOMINI THE DEATH OF WALLENSTEIN Literary Essays, Lectures and Memoirs: BIOGRAPHIA LITERARIA ANIMA POETAE SHAKSPEARE, WITH INTRODUCTORY MATTER ON POETRY, THE DRAMA AND THE STAGE AIDS TO REFLECTION CONFESSIONS OF AN INQUIRING SPIRIT AND MISCELLANEOUS ESSAYS FROM "THE FRIEND” HINTS TOWARDS THE FORMATION OF A MORE COMPREHENSIVE THEORY OF LIFE OMNIANA. 1812 A COURSE OF LECTURES LITERARY NOTES SPECIMENS OF THE TABLE TALK OF SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE LITERARY REMAINS OF S.T. COLERIDGE Complete Letters: LETTERS OF SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE BIBLIOGRAPHIA EPISTOLARIS
Categories: Poetry

It s Not a Rehearsal

It s Not a Rehearsal

Amanda Barrie has been on the stage since she was three, when she performed at the theatre her grandfather ran.

Author: Amanda Barrie

Publisher:

ISBN: 0755311221

Category: Actors

Page: 344

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Amanda Barrie has been on the stage since she was three, when she performed at the theatre her grandfather ran. She ran away to Soho at the age of 13 where she became a chorus girl before making her West End lead debut in Public Mischief with George Cole. Throughout the 60s and 70s Amanda worked in theatre, television and film - including her famous role as Cleopatra in Carry on Cleo - before making her first appearance as Alma Sedgwick in Coronation Street in 1981. In this honest account, Amanda not only recalls countless anecdotes from her professional life, she also reflects, with chraracteristic humour, on her personal life, including her affair with Billy Fury and unconventional marriage to actor Robin Hunter.
Categories: Actors

The Cole Family

The Cole Family

22 A further step towards gentrification and higher social status was made in the
mid - 1860s when George Cole acquired ... although Thomas Sidney Cooper
extolls at length the virtues of moving out of town in his autobiography and Linnell
 ...

Author: T. J. Barringer

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105030899145

Category: Landscape painters

Page: 192

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Categories: Landscape painters

Alastair Sim

Alastair Sim

Mark Simpson's biography of Alastair Sim is supported by extensive research including an interview with the playwright Christopher Fry, information from people who worked onthe film sets with Alastair, material from the Theatre museum ...

Author: Mark Simpson

Publisher: History PressLtd

ISBN: 075094966X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 598

Mark Simpson's biography of Alastair Sim is supported by extensive research including an interview with the playwright Christopher Fry, information from people who worked onthe film sets with Alastair, material from the Theatre museum archives and original reviews from theatre magazines, newspapers and various other publications. It examines Alastair's roles in the Quota Quickie films of the 1930s/40s before he became established as the most idiosyncratic star of screen in such famous British comedies as The Happiest Days of Your Life and the Belles of St Trinians. It goes on to explain why his popularity suddenly waned as the cinemagoers taste for the risque evolved during the latter part of the 1950s. Alastair Sim also explores Alastair's life outside of films including his marriage to Naomi Sim, whom he first met when she was 12, his extensive work on stage, including his theatrical endeavours with James Bridie, his champion of the 'youth' and his stalwart refusal to sign autographs. It is the only biography of Alastair Sim, and includes a bibliography and film section.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Autobiography of Lincoln Steffens

The Autobiography of Lincoln Steffens

When, therefore, George Cole stood up and said that he and a small, unknown
committee were out to clean up the Board of Aldermen, the town looked, laughed,
and asked how. "We're going to publish the records of the thieves that want to ...

Author: Lincoln Steffens

Publisher: Harcourt

ISBN: 0156093960

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 538

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One of America's greatest journalists, Lincoln Steffens (1866-1936) not only reported on events but also took part in them. This story is also the portrait of an entire era. Index.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Annual Register of World Events

The Annual Register of World Events

Born at Chatham , May 30 , 1801 ; entered the navy , 1813 , on board H . M . S .
Latona ; was a student at the Royal ... On the 6th , at Little Campden House ,
Kensington , aged 59 , Vicat Cole , R . A . , son of George Cole , a landscape
painter .

Author: Edmund Burke

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105013424838

Category: History

Page:

View: 924

Categories: History

The National Union Catalog Pre 1956 Imprints

The National Union Catalog  Pre 1956 Imprints

19 cm . NB 0045728 ICN MH CEY PPULC CU MB L739 . 2 FUSYO Bibliography :
p . 230 - 232 . 1 . Diet . I . Title . Bainbridge , George Cole The fly fisher ' s guide ,
illustrated by coloured plates , representing upwards of Uik23 forty of the most ...

Author: Library of Congress

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015082905442

Category: Catalogs, Union

Page:

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Categories: Catalogs, Union

An Autobiography of British Cinema

An Autobiography of British Cinema

George Cole b . 1925 Actor : Cottage to Let ( 1941 ) , Those Kids From Town (
1942 ) , The Demi - Paradise , * Fiddling Fuel ( 1943 ) , Henry V , Journey
Together ( 1945 ) , My Brother ' s Keeper , Quartet ( 1948 ) , The Spider and the
Fly ( 1949 ) ...

Author: Brian McFarlane

Publisher: Methuen Pub Limited

ISBN: UOM:39015047113546

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 656

View: 186

An Autobiography of British Cinema tell the story of British film by those who made it.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Cole Porter

Cole Porter

Charles Schwartz’s account of Cole Porter is the most revealing, comprehensive, and objective biography to date of an extraordinarily talented and fascinating man.

Author: Charles Schwartz

Publisher: New York : Da Capo Press

ISBN: 0306800977

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 365

View: 864

In 1933 Irving Berlin wrote to composer-lyricist Cole Porter, ”I am mad about Night and Day.” Millions of others throughout the world have been ”mad about” that Porter gem, as well as dozens of others, including, to name just a few, Begin the Beguine, From This Moment On, It’s De-Lovely, Just One of Those Things, Love for Sale, and My Heart Belongs to Daddy. Cole Porter (1891-1964) set new standards for popular song-writing, and his lyrics and melodies are as bright and sophisticated today as when they first dazzled audiences decades ago. Porter’s own life matched that of his songs for urbanity, wit, and elegance, and in New York, Hollywood, and on the Continent he was an arbiter of taste and fashion and part of the glamorous international set of the Twenties and Thirties. He numbered among his friends Cary Grant, Noel Coward, Fred Astaire, Ethel Merman, Elsa Maxwell, Fanny Brice, and Monty Woolley, as well as many other stars of stage, screen, or society. Cole Porter: A Biography is a delightfully written and meticulously researched book that takes us from the composer’s Indiana childhood to his celebrity days, discussing with exceptional honesty his family and friends, his wife and his many lovers, and above all, his music. Charles Schwartz’s account of Cole Porter is the most revealing, comprehensive, and objective biography to date of an extraordinarily talented and fascinating man.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Catalogue of the Public Library of Victoria

The Catalogue of the Public Library of Victoria

Autobiography. Cobbett (William). £ Do. by Hood (Edwin P.) Cobden (Richard).
by McGilchrist (John). Cobham (lord). ... George). Coleridge (Samuel Taylor), by
Carlyon (C.) 0. do. by Cottle (J.) Do. do. by Gillman (J.) [himself. Do. do.

Author: Public Library of Victoria

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105015716348

Category: Public libraries

Page: 2082

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Categories: Public libraries

Autobiography Letters and Literary Remains of Mrs Piozzi Thrale

Autobiography  Letters and Literary Remains of Mrs Piozzi  Thrale

He was commercially connected, I knew, with Sir George Colebrook and Sir
Something Turner; but that was all I knew—and that was nothing. I knew of
nothing between Thrale and them, till after my return from Italy, and was the more
perhaps ...

Author: Hester Lynch Piozzi

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108059701

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 494

View: 728

A two-volume 1861 account of the unconventional life of the writer, diarist, and friend and biographer of Samuel Johnson.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Autobiography Letters and Literary Remains of Mrs Piozzi Thrale

Autobiography  Letters and Literary Remains of Mrs  Piozzi  Thrale

He was commercially connected , I knew , with Sir George Colebrook and Sir
Something Turner ; but that was all I knew - and that was nothing . I knew of
nothing between Thrale and them , till after my return from Italy , and was the
more ...

Author: Hester Lynch Piozzi

Publisher:

ISBN: KBNL:KBNL03000122563

Category: Authors, English

Page: 854

View: 503

Categories: Authors, English