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The Resource Maggie Smith : a biography, Michael Coveney, (sound recording)

Maggie Smith : a biography, Michael Coveney, (sound recording)

Label
Maggie Smith : a biography
Title
Maggie Smith
Title remainder
a biography
Statement of responsibility
Michael Coveney
Creator
Contributor
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
No one does glamour, severity, girlish charm or tight-lipped witticism better than Dame Maggie Smith. Michael Coveney's biography shines a light on the life and career of a truly remarkable performer, one whose stage and screen career spans six decades. From her days as a West End star of comedy and revue, Dame Maggie's path would cross with those of the greatest actors, playwrights and directors of the era. Whether stealing scenes from Richard Burton, answering back to Laurence Olivier, or playing opposite Judi Dench in Breath of Life, her career can be seen as a 'Who's Who' of British theatre. Her film and television career has been just as starry. From the title character in The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie and the meddling chaperone in A Room With a View to the Harry Potter films in which she played Minerva McGonagall (as she put it 'Miss Jean Brodie in a wizard's hat') and the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel films in which she played the wise Muriel Donnelly, Smith has thrilled, engaged and made audiences laugh. As Violet Crawley, the formidable Dowager Countess of Downton Abbey she conquered millions more. Paradoxically she remains an enigmatic figure, rarely appearing in public. Michael Coveney's absorbing biography, written with the actress's blessing and drawing on personal archives, as well as interviews with immediate family and close friends, is a portrait of one of the greatest actors of our time
Accompanying matter
technical information on music
Cataloging source
TEFOD
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1948-
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Coveney, Michael
Dewey number
792.02/8092
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
PN2598.S55
LC item number
C67 2015ab
Literary text for sound recordings
biography
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Sian Thomas
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Thomas, Sian
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  • Smith, Maggie
  • Actors
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
Maggie Smith : a biography, Michael Coveney, (sound recording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Unabridged
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
cpl01979463
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
11 sound discs (14 hours)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781427271525
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Maggie Smith : a biography, Michael Coveney, (sound recording)
Publication
Note
Unabridged
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
cpl01979463
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
11 sound discs (14 hours)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781427271525
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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