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Wish I Was There

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When Emily Lloyd burst onto the movie scene at 17 she was hailed as the next Marilyn Monroe. Her stunning performance as precocious Lynda Mansell in David Leland’s coming of age drama Wish You Were Here thrust her into the spotlight and cemented the film’s reputation as a British classic. Hollywood beckoned and Emily landed high profile roles alongside Bruce Willis and sta ...more
Hardcover, 274 pages
Published July 1st 2013 by John Blake (first published January 1st 2013)
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Julie
Aug 09, 2013 Julie rated it really liked it
Emily Lloyd was just 15 when she started filming 80's film Wish I was There, making her into an international film star as a teenager. With most of her time then spent in the US, she drifted around making several movies, while her mental health deteriorated, forcing her into institutions and rehabs, and onto lots of pharmaceutical drugs while she sorted herself out.


Interesting and honest, I ended up feeling sorry for her, for such a bright future that was lost. That someone who attended award sh
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Tara
Jun 08, 2013 Tara rated it really liked it
Emily Lloyd wasn't much older than me when she made Wish You Were Here. I remember seeing it at the cinema and being entranced. She went to Hollywood, and for a few years it seemed that life was hers for the taking. Then she seemed to vanish, and all we've heard in a decade is the occasional, sad tabloid story about her battle with mental illness. This memoir, though ghost-written and a little stilted at first, gives Emily back her voice. And what a voice it is - her ebullient spirit, adventures ...more
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A really good actress,with a interesting story to tell.Unfortunately she made a lot of wrong career choices,and decisions in life.An obsession with making it in the US meant that her career went nowhere with a string of unsuccessful films.She should have stuck to smaller budget UK films with more artistic merit,such as the one that made her famous.
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