This Charming Man: The Life of Ian Carmichael

This Charming Man: The Life of Ian Carmichael

by Robert Fairclough

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The first life of the man who was Lord Peter Wimsey, Bertie Wooster and starred in I’ m Alright, Jack!

With the death of Ian Carmichael in 2010 one of the last links was lost with the golden age of British cinema. Carmichael starred alongside Terry-Thomas and Peter Sellers in the Boulting brothers’ classic satirical comedies I’ m Alright, Jack! Private’ s Progress and School for Scoundrels. He summed up, on screen and in life, the kind of Englishman who was beginning to emerge after the war – educated, not necessarily upper class, upwardly mobile and a study in good manners and a sense of fair play – and thus played the straight-man foil to the distracted ravings of his wilder co-stars.

Subsequently, he became Bertie Wooster in a highly successful television series based on P.G. Wodehouse’ s Jeeves stories. He also made the part of Lord Peter Wimsey his own in another long-running adaptation of Dorothy L. Sayers’ famous detective novels, and was still acting on television well into his eighties alongside Susan Hampshire in ITV’ s drama series The Royal.

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ISBN-13: 9781845137380
Publisher: Aurum Press, Limited
Publication date: 09/22/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 256
File size: 587 KB

About the Author

Robert Fairclough is a freelance writer, researcher, designer and producer. His previous books are The Prisoner: The Official Companion to the Classic TV Series, Sweeney! The Official Companion and The Prisoner: The Original Scripts Volume 1 and 2. He is a broadcaster on BBC Radio and ITV, writes regularly on popular culture for a variety of magazines and websites and works on extras for the BBC's Doctor Who DVD range.

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