Letting Go by Robert Lindsay

By Robert Lindsay

This e-book offers the interior tale of 1 of Britain's top enjoyed, top recognized actors, which finds in his personal phrases, for the 1st time, precisely what makes him tick. Robert Lindsay describes not just the lasting affects of his early life, education and family members, but in addition how his appearing all started after which took off with Citizen Smith. He displays at the highs of a runaway West finish and Broadway luck, the lows of a short flirtation with Hollywood and what retains his ft at the flooring. past the tales of Robert Lindsay the big name - and interesting showbiz encounters, for instance with Katharine Hepburn, Michael Jackson and others - "Letting move" sheds sincere mild on Robert Lindsay the guy, on his relationships and his family members, and offers insights into his method of being an actor. "Letting move" is illustrated with photos, many formerly unseen, from Robert's lifestyles and occupation. Robert Lindsay first stumbled on repute as sitcom big name Wolfie Smith, and went directly to win Tony, Olivier and Fred Astaire awards within the theatre for Me and My lady, prior to discovering extra luck on television, incomes a top Actor BAFTA for GBH. extra lately Robert has seemed on degree in "The Entertainer" and Aristo and on tv within the well known BBC sitcom "My Family", yet this ebook should be stated to be devoted to 'my family members - the true one'.

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I made the trip down to London for the first of two auditions. I went to stay in Edmonton with Aunt Elsie and Uncle Harry. From there I travelled all the way to Russell Square on the bus and the tube, which was a bit of a nightmare journey, and did my first audition for RADA. No one helped with my first audition piece for RADA because I didn’t even tell my tutors I was going up for it. Instead, I used to rehearse any audition routine with other actors, friends like Alan Morris, who were trying to go the same route as I was but weren’t getting past the audition stage.

Three of us eventually rented a place together, but at first I stayed with my aunt and uncle in Edmonton. This became a nightmare when they moved up to Enfield and I had to commute from there into central London. It got really 62 SEX, DRUGS AND KEBABS tricky: I’d be coming back at ten o’clock at night and they’d leave food in the oven for me. It would have gone all dry and crisp waiting for me – inedible in fact. I wasn’t eating a lot, that’s for sure. I didn’t want to upset them by leaving and I knew that my Uncle Harry really liked my company.

Perhaps I’d also get a Beano annual, maybe some fruit or nuts and a present from an aunt. That’s all. I find the current concept of Christmas and kids shocking, with the sheer number of presents they get. For me, as for most kids growing up in the Fifties, the fun of Christmas came from games and activities rather than gifts. My memories are of Christmas 40 EARLY DRAMAS family get-togethers where each person would get up and do something: it could be a song, a magic trick or it could simply be falling over.

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