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Arthur Lowe - Graham Lord

Orion, 2002, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little rubbed at the edges. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned.

Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “Few actors achieve immortality for playing just one part but Arthur Lowe did as the unforgettably pompous and bumbling Captain Mainwaring in the amazingly popular TV series Dad's Army. More than twenty years after Lowe's death Dad’s Army has become a classic comedy series, is regularly repeated all over the world, and has captured yet another generation of enchanted fans. Lowe played Mainwaring to such perfection that many of his admirers forget that he ever played any other character. But on top of his long TV career, which took off when he played the pompous draper Leonard Swindley in Coronation Street in 1960, Lowe also appeared as a singer and dancer in three big West End musicals, on stage in numerous serious plays with the likes of Sir John Gielgud and Paul Scofield at the National Theatre, the Old Vic and the Royal Court, and in more than fifty films. This first in-depth biography of Lowe is a vivid and moving account of his poor childhood and early days in Manchester, his bizarre army career during the Second World War in Egypt and Palestine that was sometimes as hilarious as anything in Dad’s Army, his hard years learning his craft in provincial repertory theatre, his increasingly acclaimed appearances in the West End, and his string of TV triumphs.”
Size: 9½" x 6¼"
Number of Pages: 258
ISBN: 075284184X

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