One of Britain’s most popular and highly regarded actors, Sheila Hancock talks about reaching her nineties. Funny, feisty and candid, she shares stories about her life as a daughter, a sister, a mother, a widow, an actor, a friend, and looks at a world so different from the wartime world of her childhood.
In her book Old Rage she asks why – despite a hugely successful career, devoted family life, a long and happy marriage with the late John Thaw, and so many reasons for joy – at age 89 she suddenly found herself furious, yelling at the TV and talking to the pigeons.
In a career that has spanned seven decades across film, television, theatre and radio, Sheila is the author of two bestselling memoirs, The Two of Us, about her marriage to fellow actor John Thaw, which won the British Book Award for Author of the Year, and Just Me, as well as the bestselling novel Miss Carter’s War.
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