Playing Under the Piano

From Downton to Darkest Peru

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Publisher Description

A The Times (UK) and Sunday Times Best Book of the Year

A moving, laugh-out-loud memoir from one of today’s best-loved British actors, whose credits include Downton Abbey, Notting Hill, and Paddington.


From getting his big break as Third Shepherd in the school nativity play, to mistaking a Hollywood star for a real estate agent, Hugh Bonneville creates a brilliantly vivid picture of a career on stage and screen. What is it like working with Judi Dench and Julia Roberts, or playing Robert De Niro’s right leg, or not being Gary Oldman, twice? A wickedly funny storyteller, Bonneville also writes with poignancy about his father’s dementia and of his mother, whose life in the secret service emerged only after her death.
    Whether telling stories of working with divas, Dames, or a bear with a penchant for marmalade, this account of his life as an actor is richly entertaining.

GENRE
Biographies & Memoirs
RELEASED
2022
November 8
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
384
Pages
PUBLISHER
Other Press
SELLER
Penguin Random House LLC
SIZE
35.1
MB

Customer Reviews

SDWill ,

In Love

I think I’ve been in love with Hugh Bonneville since his appearance in Notting Hill. He has an innate charisma that clearly journeys through the camera. His artistry is such that you believe with all your heart the very essence of whatever character he’s inhabiting. So it was an easy choice to select “Playing Under the Piano” when I recognized the author. The memoir is as genuine and self effacing as you might expect, and rife with humor. You will laugh heartily and shed genuine tears, and feel much richer from reading this memoir.