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Behind the Curtain  

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If you have ever set foot in a theatre you will enjoy this book. Leading actor, Peter Bowles, invites us backstage in the West End and on tour to witness the job of acting as it really is.

Behind The Curtain is based on his own career as a leading stage and TV actor for over 55 years. With wit and style he recounts his personal views on rehearsals, touring, drama school, working with directors and other actors, and audiences. He has trod some of the most famous boards in the business, from Shakespeare on Broadway in 1956, to Sheridan’s The Rivals at London's Haymarket in 2011. Among his many varied roles, Peter has been critically acclaimed for his masterful performances; including his deeply moving portrayal of Crocker Harris in Peter Hall’s recent production of Terence Rattigan’s The Browning Version, his West End success in Moliere’s  The School for Wives, and his terrifying portrayal of an East End gangster in Gangster No. 1. Peter also became nationally famous for his part as businessman Richard DeVere in the TV series To the Manor Born.

With tales of some biggest personalities in the historyof showbiz such as Michael Gambon, Noel Coward, Rex Harrison, Laurence Olivier & John Gielgud, this is a book that captures the acting profession in all its eccentric glory.




Oberon Books, UK | 978-1-84943-215-3 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB

Author

PETER BOWLES is a veteran of stage and screen who has been critically acclaimed for his many memorable performances; including his deeply moving portrayal of Crocker Harris in Peter Hall’s recent production of The Browning Version, his West End success in Moliere’s The School for Wives, his terrifying portrayal of an East End gangster in Gangster No. 1 and most recently his lead role in The Rivals at the Theatre Royal, Haymarket in 2011.

He became a household name after his portrayal of businessman Richard DeVere in the BBC series To the Manor Born, as also starred in such iconic shows such as The Avengers, The Prisoner and The Irish R.M.