Private Faces:

Sian Phillips, the Autobiography  

 

& 

Public Places:

My Life in the Theatre, with Peter O'Toole and Beyond

 


(Sian Phillips in her best-known role for television, Livia in "I, Claudius")

Private Faces: Sian Phillips, the Autobiography

Faber & Faber / ISBN 0571211194 (2000)

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The first book deals with her life in Wales, with her early love of theatre and determination to make it her career.

She begins acting at eleven, and along the way runs into Dylan Thomas and Richard Burton, but this book

is as much about a love of the Welsh countryside of her childhood as a passion for theatre.

 

 

dimensions: 7.5 x 5 x 1 in - weight: 8.5 oz - volume: 272 pages

 


 

 

Public Places: My Life in the Theatre, with Peter O'Toole and Beyond

 

Faber & Faber / ISBN 0340712562 (2004)

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She'd written a book of memories, but once she got going she realized what a wealth of experiences

she'd been privileged to be part of in her lifetime. So many remarkable people (well-known or unknown) -

couldn't be left out and the amazing stories of Cambodia, South America, must be told..


The times when she was seeing the beginning of the "Killing Fields", rebellion in South America,

and a 10+ on the danger scale for the trip she and O'Toole take up the Orinoco River in a

 boat he called the "soapdish," paddled by a native who only wanted desperately to go home.

These were the kinds of "leisure activities" that her then-husband husband, Peter O'Toole,

needed to help combat his nerves when he wasn't drinking. That and so much more.

 

 

dimensions: 8.3 x 5.7 x 1.4 in - weight: 1.4 lb - volume: 476 pages

 


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