Hattie: The Authorised Biography of Hattie Jacques

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Aurum Press Limited, 2007 - Motion picture actors and actresses - 232 pages
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For over thirty years Hattie Jacques was a familiar presence on radio (Hancock' "Half Hour"), television (60 episodes of "Sykes" alone) and film (she was a salwart of the "Carry On" series). But her stage persona of a buxom, masterfulemale dragon who, both literally and figuratively, carried all before her (theormidable matron of "Carry On, Nurse" was a typical role) could hardly have ben more at odds with her off-stage personality. Warm, impetuous and generous t a fault, she was almost pathetically grateful for any show of affection and pinfully self-conscious about her figure which, she believed, had caused her toe type-cast in comic roles and never given the opportunity to tackle more serous parts.;In 1947, after a tempestuous wartime affair with an American office, she married the actor John Le Mesurier who was persuaded to divorce her in 165 - though only after she had moved her chauffeur-lover into the marital home It was, however typical of her that she actively encouraged Le Mesurier to rearry and the two remained firm friends until her death. Her lover's subsequentesertion was a bitter blow from which she never fully recovered, though she c

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User Review  - Julie Haigh - Goodreads

A lovely nostalgic read. I thoroughly enjoyed this. It really took me back as I have watched carry on films from an early age and still watch them over and over again on Gold tv channel, I practically ... Read full review

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User Review  - Mike Jennings - Goodreads

Interesting, informative, easy to read but ultimately very sad. Read full review


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