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Great Actors dont always write great books
on 18 August 2014
I was fortunate enough to attend the Guardian Lecture given by Peter Cushing at the NFT.I remember that he was the most self effacing and unassuming actor I had ever seen.These attributes come over in the book along with guilt.It is clear that he had an open marriage with his wifes approval.Yet he clearly feels very guilty about his sexual liasons.So as a way of maybe assuaging his guilt he writes more and more about her and her terminal illness.The best part of the main book is his account of his time in Hollywood.The second book deals with his film career.However towards the end he does tend to tell stories about third parties rather than himself.