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Stephanie Beacham is one of the leading actors of her generation. Now in her 60s, Stephanie looks back over a career, during which she appeared on stage at some of the most prestigious theatres in the world - from the National Theatre to Broadway. This title presents her portrait.

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Many Lives by Stephanie Beacham

Stephanie Beacham is one of the leading actors of her generation. Now in her 60s, Stephanie looks back over a career spanning 40 years, during which she appeared on stage at some of the most prestigious theatres in the world - from the National Theatre to Broadway. She also made countless appearances on TV in much-loved series including Tenko, Connie, Bad Girls and Coronation Street, and starred in Hollywood feature films alongside some of the greatest actors of their time, including Marlon Brando, Ava Gardner and Sir Anthony Hopkins. But Stephanie is perhaps best known as the smouldering super-bitch Sable Colby, in the role she played alongside Charlton Heston in the long-running blockbuster soap of the 1980s, Dynasty. It was a role that would bring the celebrated beauty worldwide fame and awards. Off screen, away from the glitz and glamour, Stephanie has faced powerful personal challenges. Born with just 40 per cent hearing, which led to painful childhood taunts, Stephanie reveals how she succeeded in a world where hearing meant everything, and goes on to speak about her struggle to balance her acting with bringing up two young children following a painful divorce. Her inner strength and down-to-earth, pragmatic and witty approach to life have carried her through these intense personal challenges, but coming close to death in her early 30s fired her passion to understand more about spirituality and the nature of our existence. Living for many years in California has enabled her to be a jackdaw, gathering spiritual jewels that she has sprinkled throughout this wise and witty book as a resource for anyone who might find them useful.

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When a good person writes a good book, and writes it well, we are entertained whilst receiving great truths. This is such a book. -- William Roache I first saw Stephanie in her screen test. We'd gone through scores of actresses but when we saw her we were immediately impressed. -- Charlton Heston A wonderful mixture of Englishness and Hollywood glitter. -- Alison Steadman My first love is an evening at the theatre, especially if I'm going with a group of friends to see something starring my dear friend Stephanie Beacham. She's one of the finest actresses in the world, especially on the stage. She's also very beautiful. -- Britt Ekland We got on so well, we had a ball. She's lovely and very cuddly, so we cuddled a lot. -- Luke Perry Born with just 40% hearing Stephanie Beacham battled to become one of Britain's best loved actresses... Here she offers up the wisdom that her experiences have given her. Woman's Own

About Stephanie Beacham

Much loved actress Stephanie Beacham has had forty years of success in theatre, film and television. After her schooling in England Stephanie travelled to Paris to study mime with Etienne Decreux. Her initial goal was to teach dance movement to deaf children, but she fell into a career in acting and won a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) in London. Beacham's first major film role was in Tam Lyn, co-starring with Ava Gardner and Ian McShane, followed by The Nightcomers with Marlon Brando, directed by Michael Winner. Over the course of her career she has worked with many of Hollywood's most famous actors and played roles in well-loved series such as Tenko, Connie, Bad Girls, Coronation Street, Dynasty and The Colbys. As a single parent, Stephanie Beacham raised two daughters, Phoebe and Chloe. Now a proud grandmother, she campaigns for the deaf, a cause close to her heart, having been born with just 40 per cent hearing.

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Many Lives by Stephanie Beacham
Stephanie Beacham
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Hay House UK Ltd
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