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It's Not a Rehearsal: The Autobiography

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Born Shirley Broadbent, Amanda Barrie has been working since she was three. She has performed on stage countless times, from chorus girl to West End lead, appeared in a number of films and has been a familiar face on television from its earliest beginnings. In this autobiography, Amanda recounts anecdotes from her packed professional life, including her famous roles in "Ca ...more
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published October 21st 2002 by Headline Book Publishing
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Dec 05, 2015 rated it really liked it
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What a fascinating woman Amanda Barrie is! I've known her work from Carry On Cleo and Coronation Street and her own story has more shocks and scandals than a soap script!

I knew from the media that she was bisexual but I had no idea of the struggle she had through the years with her sexuality. It must have been tough for a lot of celebrities in the public eye to keep their private lives private for fear of destroying their careers. Amanda is blunt about her horrific eating disorders, her mental b
Feb 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Was intrigued by Amanda when she entered the Big Brother house so bought this book from Amazon after reading this biography and having watched her on CBB I think this women is amazing, intelligent, witty, brave and resourceful. The last line of the book she states nothing stands still and there be a whole new book. I truly hope so, I can’t wait
Mar 13, 2013 rated it really liked it
Out of all the autobiographies I have read so far, this one has to be my favourite. Who would have thought that Alma from Corrie would have led such a life. Had no idea she was bisexual. Defiantly would not have put her down as someone who lived romantically with both a husband and a girlfriend. The book is written well. It keeps you turning pages, there is not really anything here that could be considered boring. I guess I could be considered a fan. When I used to watch Corrie, I liked the char ...more
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Born Shirley Anne Broadbent in Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire, Barrie attended St Anne's College, St Anne's on Sea. She then trained at the Arts Educational School in London and later at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. She appeared in pantomime as a child and was a dancer before acting in a number of British television and film roles in the 1960s and 1970s, as well as presenting Hickory House with ...more
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