Journals Higher Education



Published: 13 December 2001

272 Pages | 13 Illustrations, black & white

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780719058417

Bookseller Code (06)


British stars and stardom

From Alma Taylor to Sean Connery

Bruce Babington

Published by Manchester University Press

  • Deals analytically with the fascinating topic of the great film stars (and some thought-provoking lesser ones) of the British cinema, from Alma Taylor and Ivor Novello in the Silent period, up to the present day
  • Looks both at stars who attained worldwide fame through the Hollywood cinema, and those whose contribution is primarily to the national cinema First collection of essays on the subject with a wide historical coverage including major figures, such as Connery, Mason, Trevor Howard, Deborah Kerr, Mary Millington, Albert Finney and James Mason
  • Major figures in UK film studies have contributed, including Marcia Landy, Andrew Higson, Peter Evans, Charles Barr, Pam Cook and Andy Medhurst

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