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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 329 pages
  • Publisher: BANTAM PRESS (2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0593052145
  • ISBN-13: 978-0593052143
  • Product Dimensions: 6.2 x 1.2 x 9.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #515,922 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Davewise on September 21, 2013
Format: Hardcover
I'm not a big reader of biographies or autobiographies, but I enjoy Ian Holm as an actor so I decided to give his autobiography a try. I've seen a variety of Ian Holm's work - "Lord of the Rings", "The Sweet Hereafter", "Jesus of Nazareth", and others. As I had hoped, in the book he discusses all of these and many more. It's interesting learning what he actually thought of each production and those involved such as the director and the other actors. Perhaps not unexpectedly, he seems to respect the more artistic movies such as "The Sweet Hereafter" and "Brazil"; he seems to dislike how often people remember him for "The Fifth Element". While he had a sort of nervous breakdown (or bad case of stage fright), he seemed to speak more highly of the playwrights, stage directors and actors than their movie counterparts. He especially seems to feel a strong connection to Harold Pinter who wrote "The Homecoming", which Holm performed in a few times.

Regarding his personal life, I found it interesting how detached he was from his parents. This appeared to be at least in part due to how cold they were in general. He also indicates he's always felt a little bit of emptiness which acting seems to fill. Ian confesses how his conflicting needs for a safe comfortable home and the high of romantic pursuit led to the demise of more than one marriage. I knew very little about his personal life before reading this book so it was a surprise to me. Inside the book includes several pages of nice photos, both from various productions and his personal life.

So why did I only give it 3 stars? I often got the feeling of repetition. It wasn't just due to the similarity of the situations (such as his repeated courtship/marriage/divorce).
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By Cynthia Barry on July 24, 2014
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It was great! Loved it. I like his writer's voice. He writes with great honesty.
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