on 10 September 2013
A fan of Antony Sher, actor, writer and artist, this is a pure joy for anyone in the business of acting but also in the business of life. Antony Sher takes us back to his childhood in South Africa, his break into big roles at the RSC and through the struggle of addiction and recovery. His writing style is brilliant, sharp, moving and inspiring. I read Year Of The King in 1985 and have been a fan ever since - this updated biog doesn't disappoint and better still makes you want to be as honest and as dedicated to whatever role you have chosen in your own life.
on 16 July 2009
This autobiography is as candid and lucid a description of the struggle to become an actor as I have ever read. If you are interested in taking up acting as a career or indeed just interested in the theatre as a whole then this is an essential read.
I once was told by a dear friend (an actor) that people use the word 'brilliant' much too much, usually when they mean 'passably good'! Well, this book is 'brilliant'. Sher is every bit as good a writer as he is an actor (and artist). No wonder someone complained 'Is there no end to this man's genius, damn him!'
on 4 August 2011
I adore acting be it amateur dramatics on stage, or if i ever get that chance to achieve my dream if only, on tv in a major british soap opera, and i have first hand knowledge how good an actor, Sir Anthony sher is because i had the honour of acting on the same stage as this great acting talent. Enough said best book ive ever read on acting.