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by Alec Guinness

eBook My Name Escapes Me download ISBN: 0140277455
Author: Alec Guinness
Publisher: Penguin Books (December 1, 1998)
Language: English
Pages: 224
ePub: 1183 kb
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Rating: 4.6
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Category: Biography
Subcategory: Arts and Literature

My Name Escapes Me. by. Alec Guinness. Five readings from Sir Alec Guinness' diaries between January 1995 and June 1996, filled with name dropping and a surprising degree of pomposity.

My Name Escapes Me. Guinness reads his own diary entries, but to me seemed bored by the whole affair. External metadata update. 2019-03-27T01:29:51Z.

There is little intensely revealing in these entries - other than perhaps the fact that Sir Alec Guinness, CH, CBE seems to have been a genuinely "nice bloke" - but perhaps if one read the entire trilogy he wrote of his life.

Ships from and sold by GoldenPageBooks. There is little intensely revealing in these entries - other than perhaps the fact that Sir Alec Guinness, CH, CBE seems to have been a genuinely "nice bloke" - but perhaps if one read the entire trilogy he wrote of his life. Blessings in Disguise, My Name Escapes Me, A Positively Final Appearance. a deeper or broader view would emerge.

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My Name Escapes Me book. Alec Guiness was one of the best actors in the world. Alas, he is best known around the world for his role in one of the Star Wars movies.

Blessings in Disguise, My Name Escapes Me, A Positively Final Appearance. Cause me to hear your loving kindness in the morning".

Guinness truly enjoys good books, music, and art, and he remains an active playgoer. My name escapes me. The Diary of a Retiring Actor.

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My Name Escapes Me : The Diary of a Retiring Actor. A marvelously entertaining diary from one of the most distinguished-and beloved-actors of stage and screen.

Guinness was born Alec Guinness de Cuffe at 155 Lauderdale Mansions South, Lauderdale Road, Maida Vale in London. London: Penguin Books, 1998. ISBN 978-0-14-027745-6. His mother's maiden name was Agnes Cuff, born on 8 December 1890 to Edward Cuff and Mary Ann Benfield  .

Alec Guinness has been a star of the theatre and film since before the war. His many triumphs include THE BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI, KIND HEARTS AND CORONETS, STAR WARS and TINKER, TAILOR, SOLDIER, SPY. Now in his mid 80s, he lives with his wife in Petersfield, Hampshire.

Being an Actor' by Simon Callow. Actors' Autobiographies. My Name Escapes Me' by Sir Alec Guinness. Being an Actor' by Simon Callow.

Ranging from January 1995 to June 1996, the diary of an esteemed actor, full of touching anecdotes of his acquaintances, presents a witty and revealing look at his major concerns and daily life, capturing the essence of a gifted man. Reprint.
Comments: (7)
Buge
Sir Alec Guinness died on the 5th. of August, 2000 and his departure left an enormous void in the theatre, film and thespian world. Most popularly known as "George Smiley" in John Le Carré's works, and as "Col. Nicholson" in The Bridge on the River Kwai, and for his playful "Obi-Wan Kenobi" in Star Wars he was in fact a distinguished Shakespearean actor and started his career under the tutelage of Sir John Gielgud. As an officer in the Royal Navy he commanded landing craft and took part in the invasions of Sicily and Elba, and ferried supplies to the Yugoslav partisans of Tito.

He was 86 when he died and these diary entries were made just four years before his death when he was still extremely active and an engagingly bright star of any social gathering. Obviously with such a long career Alec had worked with many of the `great names' of film and stage, so name dropping is unavoidable and, of course, to the reader, extremely welcome!

This "thinking man's actor"(John Simon in the NY Times) gave so much pleasure in his acting and yet was such good company at the same time that other cast members always mentioned his courtesy and professionalism. His marriage to his beloved Merula lasted 62 years and was, from other accounts, extremely happy - certainly his affection comes through strongly in the diary, as does his sheer enjoyment of his wife, family and friends.

There is little intensely revealing in these entries - other than perhaps the fact that Sir Alec Guinness, CH, CBE seems to have been a genuinely "nice bloke" - but perhaps if one read the entire trilogy he wrote of his life ... Blessings in Disguise, My Name Escapes Me, A Positively Final Appearance ... a deeper or broader view would emerge. Alec was a convert to the Roman Catholic faith and each morning he would recite a prayerful few lines that offer a clue to his own kindness... "Cause me to hear your loving kindness in the morning".

Oh - and the cover of the Penguin Paperback shows his mischief and humour as he offers the photographer Smiley doing a Pooh-Bear like walk. Or perhaps it is Sir Alec imitating one of his earliest influences, Stan Laurel?
Sha
He's engaging, and engaged. His career trajectory is thrilling. The films he left his mark on are some of the best.
MisTereO
Brilliant. I first read this in England many years ago and am thrilled to obtain a copy in the US.
Quellik
Gentle diary entries over the course of a year or so, some serious, some humorous, by Alec Guinness. I have enjoyed all his memoirs.
Alien
Alec Guinness books are witty and great reading.
Jeyn
Loved it!
Grosho
It was a gift. The recipient said they liked it.
A most interesting style of a book!! A daily diary of his activities. He makes it very interesting without any bragadocio.