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Martin Shaw - The Biography

Martin Shaw - The Biography [Kindle Edition]

Stafford Hildred , Tim Ewbank
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

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After making his name as Doyle in "The Professionals" in the 1970s, Martin Shaw's career has gone from strength to strength. Now the star of the BBC hit drama, "Judge John Deed", Martin is also currently treading the boards on the London stage in "A Man for All Seasons". One of Britain's most popular and versatile actors, Martin has played over one hundred television roles as well as a host of distinguished and critically acclaimed lead theatrical parts. Based on a series of interviews and recollections from famous friends, relatives and co-stars of both stage and screen, this is a revealing and honest portrait of the notoriously reluctant but hugely popular star.

About the Author

Stafford Hildred is one of Britain's best-known television critics and show business writers with a long career in the media. He has previously written and co-written an array of bestselling biographies whose subjects include John Thaw, David Beckham, Roy Keane, Rod Stewart and Jamie Oliver. Tim Ewbank was a Fleet Street show business writer before working as a TV correspondent for several newspapers including the Daily Mail. He has also written for a wide range of magazines and worked in television and radio.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 536 KB
  • Print Length: 293 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1844542955
  • Publisher: John Blake (29 Sep 2006)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00ALU790S
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #147,569 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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23 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good actor,good book 1 Sep 2006
This is written in a chatty style. You can dip in to A&E,Judge John Deed,Childhood or any chapter at will.I like that in a biography,This is both interesting and well written.There are private photos so you see Martin relaxed and not posing.If you know a fan of Mr Shaw this is the perfect gift.It is really a good read and not formal or anything like that,just a good book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Martin Shaw 7 Dec 2013
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
As I am a fan of Martin, I was looking forward to reading this book very much. The delivery took extra time, so I really had to be patient. What I liked about the biography were the photographs and the fact that it gave me more insight in the life and person of Martin. Having said that, I found the majority of the information rather superficial, which is why I am rating it an okay book instead of a good or great one.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Fairly boring 11 Jun 2013
By Barry
Format:Kindle Edition
Apart. From a few snippets you really do not get to know a lot about Mr Shaw. The book tends to go through his career show by show. Padding them out with second hand quotes attributed to him
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5.0 out of 5 stars At last - the long awaited book 7 Nov 2011
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I did not know this book existed for years and then I had the hardest job to track down a hardback copy, thanks to Amazon I now have it and it is great to learn more of the life story of a fine actor and his coping with life through adversity and still succeed.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting Read - About An Interesting Man 6 Mar 2014
By Lin
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
This book is a collection of interesting facts and information about Martin Shaw, an actor of theatre, television and film for over fifty years. Easy to read, full of facts and very interesting information, about the performing life of a wonderful actor.
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