Charles Harwood is an out-of-work actor, but fill-in jobs aren't for him. He doesn't want to drive a minicab, deal dope or have 'another string to his bow' - he's a purist. And without any acting to do, the main event of his day is an audition for an ice-cream commercial. But first he's got to get there...It means escaping the bed of a regrettable liaison, avoiding death-by-juggernaut and trial by Job Centre. And that's just the morning. But though a corpsing mate means another job lost, the evening starts to look more promising when a chance encounter leads to a big night out complete with paparazzi, cocaine and sex. This is Charlie's world, and that of most other actors in the business - a hand-to-mouth life spent in a state of controlled desperation.
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(197mm x 128mm x 13mm)
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Author Biography - Alan Ford
Alan Ford is one of Britain's best-known actors and has appeared in many movies, including Farenheit 451, The Squeeze, The Long Good Friday, Snatch, and Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels. His numerous TV appearances include The Alan Partridge Show, The Bill, Minder, EastEnders, Little Napoleons and Law and Order. He has also worked at The Old Half Moon Theatre in London's East End, and Theatre Royal Stratford East. This is his first book.