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Description - The Price of Fame by Elaine Parker

Charming, erudite, and the very personification of the English gentleman, Dennis Price was without doubt also one of the most promising and talented newcomers to the world of theatre and film in the late 1930s, and he arguably reached his screen best in the classic Ealing comedy 'Kind Hearts and Coronets'. Huge praise was lavished upon him and he was compared alongside theatrical contemporaries Laurence Olivier, John Gielgud and Ralph Richardson as being destined for great things. Scene-stealing performances followed over the next few decades in such differing films as 'The Dancing Years', 'The Intruder', 'Private's Progress', 'The Naked Truth', 'Tunes of Glory', 'Tamahine' and 'Theatre of Blood', to name but a few. Though whilst his career was blossoming his private life was going through turmoil when, after one of his several affairs was discovered by his wife, he faced the shame of divorce, separation from his two children and when coupled with significant tax bills, it all proved too much and the actor attempted suicide. Eventually bouncing back, he reinvented himself as a character actor and appeared in scores of notable films-and was often the best thing in them!

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781781556894
ISBN-10: 178155689X
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x 21mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Fonthill Media
Publisher: Fonthill Media
Publish Date: 19-Apr-2018
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Elaine Parker

Elaine Parker is a life-long film buff and huge fan of Dennis Price, with an in-depth knowledge of his life and career. This is her first book. Gareth Owen has authored and/or ghosted 16 books on film, film studios and film personalities including four volumes of autobiography with Sir Roger Moore.

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