• Mixed Fancies

  • By: Brenda Blethyn
  • Narrated by: Brenda Blethyn
  • Length: 5 hrs and 55 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 11-12-08
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.7 (45 ratings)

Summary

Born in Ramsgate during the 1940s, Brenda Bottle was the youngest of nine in a poor but close family. She left school to work as a secretary for British Rail, where she met her husband. But by the age of 27, the marriage was over. Brenda left her job and with the little she had saved, enrolled at Guildford Drama School. And so her life as an actress began. One of Britain's best-loved actresses, Brenda Blethyn has dazzled in a vast number of roles, including her performances as downtrodden Cynthia in Mike Leigh's Secrets And Lies and as the man-eating Mari Hoff in Little Voice, for which she received Oscar nominations. On stage, television and film she has worked with our greatest writers and directors -- Alan Bennett, Tom Stoppard, Sam Mendes, Peter Hall -- and actors -- including Michael Caine, Jude Law, Julie Walters, Brad Pitt, Ewan McGregor and John Hurt.
Brenda is one of Britain's finest character actresses, famous for playing her roles with social realism and warmth, wit and humour - characters her audience empathise with. She has the same warmth and humour off screen too; a wonderfully down-to-earth person with a fascinating history.
Told with sparkling wit and engaging honesty, Mixed Fancies is the compelling story of her journey from the Plains of Waterloo to the National Theatre and on to television, Hollywood and stardom.
©2006 Brenda Blethyn (P)2008 Simon & Schuster Audio
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5 out of 5 stars
By collijm on 14-07-18

Good read

Really good by an amazing actress. An understanding of the poverty and joys of growing up in a large family.

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5 out of 5 stars
By ELAINE on 06-05-18

Great great great!!!

Wonderfully narrated by the woman herself.

such an insight no holds barred. With incredible dignity humour and sadness in equal measure.

THANK YOU BRENDA FOR READING YOURSELF!!!

You are an inspiration!!!

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