The Happy Hoofer Paperback – 24 Nov 2011
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For tasty gossip, Celia is the hottest ticket in town...The Happy Hoofer is backstage gossip from the premiere league. (Robert McCrum, Observer)
From the moment where she finds herself on stage with scenery stuck to her cardigan, to the time she was kidnapped on her way to a location, she emerges with both her sense of humour and dignity in tact. (Good Housekeeping, Book of the Month)
If you're anything like me, seeing Celia Imrie's name flash onscreen inspires a sigh of relief. I think, "Class act. Everything's going to be OK." Her memoir, The Happy Hoofer, is every bit as assured and entertaining. It's a lively romp populated by the entertainment world's great, good, and downright naughty (often Imrie). (Scotsman Magazine)
Her new autobiography is full of drama... and obviously, from someone so closely associated with comedy, it's extremely funny (Gay Times)
wildly entertaining (Daily Telegraph)
One of the nation's favourite comedy actresses - with starring roles in Calendar Girls, Acorn Antiques and Dinnerladies - tells her extraordinary and highly entertaining life story.See all Product Description
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Top Customer Reviews
Celia Imrie comes across as an intelligent, very courageous, free spirit. She has led a most interesting life. She tells of an adolescent experience of anorexia and its "treatment" which would have left most people in pieces - or dead. In later life she had a serious illness which affected her deeply, both physically and psychologically, for a long time. Her account of becoming and being a single mother is thought-provoking.
One of her most attractive qualities is her capacity for friendship; she seems to have known and made friends with almost anybody who is anybody in the world of entertainment, and she portrays them in a lively and often very amusing way. She is an excellent writer. This is one of those books you can't put down, and you feel bereft when it's over. I live in hopes of another volume, soon, please.
Pity about the title - it doesn't fairly represent this multi-talented lady.
You forget how much of a busy actress she is, and a lot of time in this book I thought she's in that, I forget she was in that etc
A 10/10 book, i would recommend it to everyone!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
What an interesting life and what an incredible woman. I have enjoyed watching Celia on the TV in oh so many different programs and she just gets better and better.Published 8 days ago by Kristine
Humourously written & good anecdotes about childhood & career but lots of "luvie" stuff which is hardly surprising given that she is an actress.A brilliant one however. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Mrs Elaine Shearburn
The first half is interesting if the reader likes reading about other people's lives. the second half tended to get tedious although interspersed with anecdotes re humorous... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Nanshirl
I have loved Celia Imrie as an actress for years so I was interested to read about her life story - I wasn't disappointed. A great book.Published 3 months ago by kaz71
Very good condition .....entertaining read.....very nice lady!Published 4 months ago by Mrs. Maureen Weatherall
An amusing read, kept my interest. Lots of names I didn't recognise and some I did - the only problem with reading on a kindle is trying to see the photos.Published 4 months ago by Joannie
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