From his first notable role as a teenage actor alongside Ray Winstone in the cult film Scum, via the central character of Jimmy the mod in the mighty Quadrophenia, to the voice of Blur's Parklife, Phil Daniels has built a solid reputation ...
Author: Phil Daniels
Publisher: Pocket Books
Category: Motion picture actors and actresses
From his first notable role as a teenage actor alongside Ray Winstone in the cult film Scum, via the central character of Jimmy the mod in the mighty Quadrophenia, to the voice of Blur's Parklife, Phil Daniels has built a solid reputation as one of Britain's most talented and well-respected character actors. A graduate of the Anna Scher Theatre in the 1970s, Daniels has always stayed true to his working class roots, lending his roles a much-admired authenticity and integrity. With his distinctive voice, cheeky mistrust of authority figures and wicked sense of humour, Daniels remains a driven individualist committed to his craft. Daniels' career covers a period that has seen unprecedented change in UK society, and Class Actor, his first ever autobiography, reads like a provocative popular culture history of the past 30 years. It charts his 1960s childhood in a rundown part of London's King's X, his passion for Chelsea FC, his coming of age during punk rock, his anger and disaffection throughout the Thatcher years - perfectly realised in highly acclaimed pieces such as Mike Leigh's Meantime - through to his role as Kevin Wicks in EastEnders and his place in Britpop's hall of fame. Class Actor is a lively and entertaining insight into the passions of a unique artist who remains driven to tell 'ordinary' people's lives through drama.
... he has also co-written memoirs with Vic Reeves (Me Moir), Phil Daniels (Class Actor), Mike Skinner (Turn the Page), Dizzee Rascal (The Dirtee Truth), and
others who prefer to present their number one bestsellers as all their own work.
Author: Ben Thompson
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Category: Performing Arts
In 1964, Mary Whitehouse launched a campaign to fight what she called the 'propaganda of disbelief, doubt and dirt' being poured into homes through the nation's radio and television sets. Whitehouse, senior mistress at a Shropshire secondary school, became the unlikely figurehead of a mass movement for censorship: the National Viewers' and Listeners' Association, now Mediawatch-uk. For almost forty years, she kept up the fight against the programme makers, politicians, pop stars and playwrights who she felt were dragging British culture into a sewer of blasphemy and obscenity. From Doctor Who ('Teatime brutality for tots') to Dennis Potter (whose mother sued her for libel and won) to the Beatles - whose Magical Mystery Tour escaped her intervention by the skin of its psychedelic teeth - the list of Mary Whitehouse's targets will read to some like a nostalgic roll of honour. Caricatured while she lived as a figure of middle-brow reaction, Mary Whitehouse was held in contempt by the country's intellectual elite. But were some of the dangers she warned of more real than they imagined? Ben Thompson's selection of material from her extraordinary archive shows Mary Whitehouse's legacy in a startling new light. From her exquisitely testy exchanges with successive BBC Directors General, to the anguished screeds penned by her television and radio vigilantes, these letters reveal a complex and combative individual, whose anxieties about culture and morality are often eerily relevant to the age of the internet. 'A fantastic read . . . I can't recommend it highly enough.' Lauren Laverne, BBC Radio 6 Music
It was there that I first met actors like Ray Winstone, Kathy Burke, Phil Daniels,
Perry Fenwick, Pauline Quirke and many others. There was so much great talent
emerging and I was happy to see that they were young working-class actors like
Author: Michelle Collins
Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Michelle Collins has played iconic roles in the two most watched soap operas on British television. In the 1990s she played the backstabbing blonde, Cindy Beale, in EastEnders, and in 2011 she joined the cast of Coronation Street and now plays much-loved Rovers Return landlady, Stella Price. But what about the rest? Much of Michelle's remarkable story has never been told before. From growing up on the wrong side of the tracks in North London with her sister and their young single mother to Michelle's quest for success as she fought her way through some difficult and painful times. In her book Michelle reveals her battle with anorexia and bulimia; running away to Los Angeles and her first AA meeting there; her first foray into the music business; her tempestuous relationships and the truth behind the tabloid stories; why she missed her own wedding, and her relationship with daughter Maia's Italian-born father. Through it all, Michelle's book is ultimately a celebration of her talent, resilience, and so much more. It is the open, frank, funny, and sometimes shocking story of a proud, working single mum, who has led an extraordinary life and who has never been afraid of fighting for what she wants.
Class Enemy in particular represented a significant moment for Daniel . If he still
had lingering doubts about the validity of what he was doing , whether acting was
in any way worthwhile , they ... actors like Tim Roth , Gary Oldman and Phil Daniels were doing what their American heroes , from James Dean and Marlon ...
Her acting suits it perfectly. ... ACTORS Kay Adshead, Rosalind Adler, Martin
Head, Andrew Greenhalgh DIRECTOR Nicholas Broadhurst Joanna, a middle- class Oxbridge ... Stratford East, 19 October 1982 CLOSED 13 November 1982
AUTHOR Tony Marchant LEAD ACTORS Perry Benson, Phil Daniels, Mark
It Jim lives up the road from Josie and mer family life — with Phil in the role has
always seemed that he was hiding her father . He is of a different class of his
tightfisted father and Josie , who something behind his smart - aleck tone ; a
theatrical artist of sorts , with an excess has stayed on the ... And do adults scar
his earnings as a touring actor . ... Bereft a potential tart , just waiting to infect Daniels and Alison Pillor the director , of parents and brother , he passes time
him with her need .
... unlikely partnership people named Colin and Julian , and anew is that it feels
liberated by the of Phil Daniels and Damon caught flak for it . ... about to lead the
country who will betor from working - class North Consider the contrast between
that we hope , we pray - enthusiastic ... Named for the taneously generated with
no help from actor to " star " in one of his new heraldic emblem on the team's
... and lead singer Billy , played by Ray Winstone , a young British “ punk ” /
working - class - type actor just coming off a powerful performance as a “ rocker ”
in Quadrophenia ( 1979 ) opposite mod Jimmy ( Phil Daniels from Breaking
Glass ) .
Written in 1910 , this Hungarian soufflé , with its tantalising sexual nuances ,
offers two sorts of acting : the acting actors indulge in on and off - stage ... Phil Daniels in Nigel Williams ' s Class Enemy directed by Bill Alexander at Royal
Author: Robert Tanitch
Publisher: Haus Pub
Category: Biography & Autobiography
'You could spend happy hours scouring this vast and magnificent book.' - The New Statesman This encyclopedic view of the plays, players, and performers of London's West End throughout the last century is unparalleled in its depth and scope. Nobody who has been to the West End and is aware of its heritage and continuing innovation will be able to resist this book.
I tried to goad him into have their fling , / The streets that time to give him any
chose acting . ... else Ealing Studios and produced Johnny in “ My Beautiful
temporaries , Phil Daniels , in we thought it would be outhe has done on screen ,
from some of Britain's greatest Laundrette . ... about View , " to the oversexed ,
nets ” in 1949 to “ Tom Jones " emy called Sevenoaks , Day class diversion . the
The rehearsals are interesting , and so are scenes in a Broadway dance class ,
but when the music stops , so does whatever dramatic tension has been building
up to that point . ... STARS Ricky Tomlinson , Marion Bailey , Phil Daniels ,
Rachel Fielding , Hywel Bennett , Nick ... shows some promise as a director of actors .
... and Roddam deserves credit for introducing a generation of working - class
British actors to the public . Phil Daniels , Ray Winstone and Phil Davis have all
gone on to produce fine work in television and film . Roddam ' s subsequent
Author: Yoram Allon
Publisher: Wallflower Press
Category: Performing Arts
The guide encompasses the careers of over 350 directors from the last 20 years. A must for any film studies library, it is a unique reference to the changing dynamics of these cinemas.
For Stephen , the ex - hippy now middle class and respectable restaurateur , the
game is an act of devotion ; it ' s his religion . ... All the actors give superb
individual performances while working excellently as an ensemble . ...
DESIGNER LIGHTING SOUND PATRICK MARBER BUNNY CHRISTIE MICK
HUGHES SUE PATRICK NIGEL LINDSAY RAY WINSTONE NICHOLAS DAY PHIL DANIELS DAVID ...
... no coincidence that Blur ' s art - school - educated Damon Albarn ( a friend of
Damien Hirst ) , chose actor Phil Daniels ... own nostalgic reappraisal of the mid -
1960s ) but also for the working - class community Daniels ' s voice conjured up .
Author: Clive Bloom
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
The third and final volume in a survey of British culture from 1900 to the 1990s. This volume considers developments in popular music, television and contemporary art. It presents a historical perspective on debates about the nature and role of culture in society.
... Matheson and actors David Threlfall and Phil Daniels points out that this is the
film ' s first intact public showing , since ... which Gary Oldman plays the middle - class leader of a gang of football hooligans ; and Clarke ' s swan song Elephant ...
Actors : John Bowe ( Corporal Taylor ) ; David Bradley ( Peter Reese , A Black
Dog ) ; Bill Buffery ( George Lamacraft , A Dervish ) ... Patrick Cremin ( Corporal
Taylor ) ; Phil Daniels ( Mike McCulloch , A Seaman ) ; Felicity Dean ( Caroline
Thompson ) ; Richard ... 1369 Class Enemy , 1986 Theatre : The Other Place
Press night : 30 November 1986 Performances : 2 Authorial : Nigel Williams (
Playwright ) .
Author: Michael Mullin
Category: Performing Arts
Shakespearean productions continue to flourish today, with considerable activity at Stratford-upon-Avon in England. This book supplies basic information on Shakespearean and non-Shakespearean plays at Stratford-upon-Avon from 1979 to 1993, and makes accessible information on all productions during these years by the Royal Shakespeare Company. Entries are arranged alphabetically by play, with each entry providing detailed cast and production information.
Ruth Sheen and Phil Davis in High Hopes Leigh has grown weary of rebutting
such charges . “ My work is about ... This class prejudice stuff is facile nonsense
and if you watch the films you ' ll realise that ' s not what they ' re about . ... Leigh
has never wanted to work with stars , preferring lesser - known actors with the
patience and dedication to engage with his demanding methods . But many of ...
Shirley Henderson , Jim Broadbent , Phil Daniels and the late Katrin Cartlidge . It
says a ...
Following an improvisation , Daniels was reinstated as Roddam realised ' he was
a brilliant actor ' . ... The shot we did in his bedroom , where we panned off the
photograph of Pete on to Phil , was deliberate , and for a moment you see the
similarity . ... for an equally confident performer who could inject some femininity
into this most laddish of films , but still retain a certain working - class spunkiness
Author: Ali Catterall
Publisher: Harper San Francisco
Category: Performing Arts
Blow Up, Get Carter, Performance, A Clockwork Orange, Quadrophenia, Naked, Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels—in recent years, an industry has grown up around certain British cult movies, spawning soundtracks, videos, internet sites, and cinematic re–releases. The makers of these films have become icons of cool, revered throughout the worlds of film, music, and fashion. How has this come about? And what turns these films into lifestyles? Drawing on exclusive interviews with studio bosses, actors, filmmakers, and fans, and touring dozens of film locations, Your Face Here reveals all.