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Do You Know Who I Am? : A Memoir - by Tim Pigott-Smith (Hardcover)
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Tim Pigott-Smith is one of Britain's most loved contemporary actors. Ever since his rise to fame playing the part of Merrick in the TV adaptation of The Jewel in the Crown (an adaptation of Paul Scott's Raj Quartet), he has been consistently employed on stage and film in a huge variety of roles. Most recently he completed a long run in the title role of Mike Bartlett's award-winning play Charles III, which then transferred to Broadway. His versatility is astonishing.
Throughout this book, Pigott-Smith writes fascinatingly about theatrical, acting, and production technique, giving unique insight into the actor's trade. Like the books of Anthony Sher and Simon Callow, this book says much about the actor's art of delivery. There is also perceptive critical appreciation of other acting geniuses he has worked with--Peggy Ashcroft, Ian McKellen, Maggie Smith, Judi Dench, and countless others.
Accompanied by black and white photographs, Do You Know Who I Am? is an immensely entertaining memoir from a great theatrical talent.
Tim Pigott-Smith died in April 2017, shortly before this book was published, having passed final proofs for press.