My advice to every young actor: read this book. --Sir Richard Eyre
Buy it, and be delightfully and unhectoringly informed about exactly what it is that actors get up to and why... Harriet Walter is sharp, clear, elegant, sturdily sensitive. --Simon Callow, Observer
A fascinating insight into the working life of an actor... very enjoyable. --Jeanette Winterson, The Times
About the Author
Harriet Walter trained at LAMDA and started with fringe groups such as Joint Stock before moving on to the Royal Court (Cloud Nine, Hamlet with Jonathan Pryce), the RSC (Nicholas Nickelby, Three Sisters, Macbeth opposite Antony Sher) and the National (Arcadia). On TV she is best-known as Amy in the sitcom Unfinished Business and as Harriet Vane in the Lord Peter Wimsey series. Film includes Ang Lee's Sense and Sensibility and Louis Malle's Milou in Mai. She draws on all of these in the book.