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The Resource Maggie Smith : a biography, Michael Coveney

Maggie Smith : a biography, Michael Coveney

Label
Maggie Smith : a biography
Title
Maggie Smith
Title remainder
a biography
Statement of responsibility
Michael Coveney
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"No one does glamour, severity, girlish charm or tight-lipped witticism better than Dame Maggie Smith. Michael Coveney's biography shines a light on the life and career of a truly remarkable performer, one whose stage and screen career spans six decades. From her days as a West End star of comedy and revue, Dame Maggie's path would cross with those of the greatest actors, playwrights and directors of the era. Whether stealing scenes from Richard Burton, answering back to Laurence Olivier, or playing opposite Judi Dench in Breath of Life, her career can be seen as a 'Who's Who' of British theatre. Her film and television career are just as starry. From the title character in The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie and the meddling chaperone in A Room With a View to the Harry Potter films in which she played Minerva McGonagall (as she put it 'Miss Jean Brodie in a wizard's hat') and the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel films in which she played the wise Muriel Donnelly, Smith has thrilled, engaged and made audiences laugh. As Violet Crawley, the formidable Dowager Countess of Downton Abbey she conquered millions more. Paradoxically she remains an enigmatic figure, rarely appearing in public. Michael Coveney's absorbing biography, written with the actress's blessing and drawing on personal archives, as well as interviews with immediate family and close friends, is a portrait of one of the greatest actors of our time"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Coveney, Michael
Dewey number
  • 792.02/8092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN2598.S55
LC item number
C67 2015
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Smith, Maggie
  • Actors
Label
Maggie Smith : a biography, Michael Coveney
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn921867576
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
653 pages, [24] p. of plates
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410486066
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015044692
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)921867576
Label
Maggie Smith : a biography, Michael Coveney
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn921867576
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
653 pages, [24] p. of plates
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410486066
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015044692
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)921867576

Library Locations

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      Elisha D. Smith Public Library 440 First St, Menasha, WI, 54952-3191, US
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