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Forever Horatio

An actor's life

Edmund Pegge, Judi Dench

Forever Horatio
Looking back now it was significant that the man who played Hamlet became a professor of dentistry while I became a professional actor. It set a template for the way my career unfolded.

Hilarious, charming and self-effacing, meet Edmund Pegge, one of Australia's most prolific supporting actors.

Travelling between England and Australia and working on stage, in film and on television for over fifty years, Ed Pegge knows all the tricks and all the trials of a working actor's life.

He regales us with tales of the good times that intersperse the actor's lean spells.

With a foreword by life-long friend Dame Judi Dench, Forever Horatio is a celebration of the unexpected joys of being - as Edmund Pegge puts it - forever Horatio, never Hamlet.

Praise for Forever Horatio:
'An interesting insight into the world of the jobbing actor.' - Jan Kershaw, Glam Adelaide

'Forever Horatio is Pegge's chronicle of all the amazing experiences, and the interesting people and places he has been fortunate to enjoy.' - Helen Eddy, ReadPlus

'Endearingly self-effacing, Pegge’s wry good humour surfaces frequently in his engrossing account of an actor’s life.' - Mary Ann Elliot, The Chronicle

'An engaging frankness edged with gentle self-deprecation.' - Samela Harris, Advertiser

'Forever Horatio is a warm and honest book, the story of a man who has lived and loved, graciously, who has given life his best shot.' - Bernard Whimpress, bibliofile

Edmund Pegge has worked as an actor in England and Australia for five decades, travelling around the world to perform on stage, in film and television. He has worked with many famous actors and directors, and enjoyed numerous encounters and adventures. Also a cricket aficionado, he divides his time between England and his second home, Australia.
Category Biography/Autobiography/True Stories
Format Paperback
Size 234 x 150 mm
ISBN 9781743054987
Extent 344 pages
Price: AU$39.95 including GST
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