"This is the first book to explore how actors play real people. How do you capture Hitler, Mugabe, or a serial killer? How do you portray living monarchs or political leaders? Is it possible to embody a genius like Mozart or Darwin? The book includes a multiple award-winning line-up, including Sir Ian McKellen on playing himself in Ricky Gervais's Extras"-- Provided by publisher.
Includes bibliographical references. Machine generated contents note: Introduction * INTERVIEWS * Roger Allam * Eileen Atkins * Simon Callow * Chipo Chung * Oliver Ford Davies * Diane Fletcher * Henry Goodman * Jeremy Irons * Matthew Marsh * Ian McKellen * David Morrissey * Joseph Mydell * Michael Pennington * Sin Phillips * Elena Roger * Timothy West.
- LCC: PN2061
- Dewey Decimal: 792.02/8
- Language: eng
- Physical Description: ix, 162 p. ; 21 cm.
- Edition Info: (pbk.)
- Arts & Photography -- Performing Arts -- Theater
- Entertainment -- Television
- Actors -- Interviews
- Characters and characteristics in literature
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