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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"--
Summary
An intimate portrait of a truly remarkable performer—known most recently for her star turn in Downton Abbey—whose stage and screen career spans 60 years is written with her blessing and drawn from her personal archives as well as interviews with immediate family and close friends
Writing style
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
185613
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Coveney, Michael
Dewey number
  • 792.02/8092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Smith, Maggie
  • Actors
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Entertainment & Performing Arts
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Women
  • Smith, Maggie
  • Actors
  • Great Britain
Target audience
adult
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
ocn907965936
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9781250081483
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015037365
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)907965936
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
ocn907965936
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9781250081483
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015037365
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)907965936

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