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The Rules of Acting


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A manual for showbiz survival from am dram to Hollywood and all that lies between...

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Michael Simkins trained at RADA and has since appeared in more than 100 plays and musicals, from the National Theatre and the RSC to the fringe and the West End, as well as in the musicals Chicago and Mamma Mia. He's made countless TV appearances, usually as policemen or unsuspecting husbands as well as turns on the silver screen in such films as Mike Leigh's Topsy-Turvy and The Iron Lady. His first book, his memoir of breaking into the acting profession, has become required reading for drama students everywhere. He is also the author of Fatty Batter, Detour de France and The Last Flannelled Fool. He lives with his actress wife, Julia Deakin, in London.


Readers at large will be rewarded with self-helpless laughter, generated by the absurdity and the blessedness of the job Simkins loves * The Times *
As well as being an all-round actor, Simkins is a wonderfully knockabout writer, somehow managing to be world weary and full of joie de vivre at one and the same time * Mail on Sunday *
Hilarious ... a masterclass in the perils of being a luvvie * Daily Mail *
One of Britain's funniest writers * Daily Mail *
Readers at large will be rewarded with self-helpless laughter, generated by the absurdity and blessedness of the job Simkins loves * The Times *

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