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Mummy's Boy By Larry Lamb

Mummy's Boy by Larry Lamb

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An incredibly moving story of fatherhood and family - good and bad - from the star of Eastenders and Gavin and Stacey

Mummy's Boy Summary

Mummy's Boy: My Autobiography by Larry Lamb

Acting wasn't a long-held childhood dream for Larry Lamb, instead his childhood memories are filled with recollections of his parents continuously fighting. His mother and father were totally mismatched, the only thing they shared in common was their children and life in the Lamb household veered from laughter and happy moments to hysterical outbursts and terrifying episodes. Larry, the eldest of three children was only too often caught in the middle and found himself at the centre of his father's raging anger, tormented by a man who struggled with the enormity of fatherhood. When his parents' marriage finally broke down, Larry's mother moved out along with her baby daughter and as they grew up, Larry and his brother, Wesley, lived with their father, seeing their mother and sister only in rushed meetings at bus stops and in public parks. For years Larry didn't know where his mum lived and he didn't dare talk of her at home, his mother's presence left a gaping hole. As soon as Larry was old enough, he left home. Putting as much distance as he could between himself and his volatile childhood, he set off on a journey that would take him to work as an encyclopaedia salesman in Germany, in the oil business in Libya and Nova Scotia until he found himself starring on Broadway. In time it would take him to Hollywood too and bring him leading roles on the Square in Eastenders and in Billericay in the much-loved comedy Gavin and Stacey. Along the way Larry wasn't just trying to make his own way in the world, he was seeking the close female companionship he'd missed out on with his mother too. After a series of relationships, he found himself back in England and father to George. Facing fatherhood was a pivotal moment, so easily he could have fallen into the ways of his own father but whilst his marriage to George's mother didn't last, he couldn't let the same mistakes be repeated again and he vowed to have the relationship with his son that he'd never been able to have with his father. Mummy's Boy is by turns heartrending as Larry recalls the relationship broken beyond repair with his father, searingly honest as he describes the effect his childhood had in later life and hugely entertaining as he tells captivating tales of making it as an actor, breaking out from his little world in Essex and finding himself in a new life on stage and screen. 'What a life! I loved it. Almost as good as sitting with him and listening to his stories.' Rob Brydon 'A wonderful story of survival against the odds told with compassion and humour. This is so much more than a showbiz autobiography.' Anne Robinson 'Mummy's Boy manages to be touching, funny and uniquely warm all at once. A must-read.'Best

Mummy's Boy Reviews

What a life! I loved it. Almost as good as sitting with him and listening to his stories -- Rob Brydon 'What a life! It's a very gentlemanly book. Inspiring. I do hope that many parents read this book and take a good hard look at themselves.' -- Roberta Taylor A wonderful story of survival against the odds told with compassion and humour. This is so much more than a showbiz autobiography. -- Anne Robinson This captivating and honest book is a warts and all look at love, marriage, family and showbiz. What is loveable about Larry Lamb is that he is just as happy to tell us about the toe curling fiascos as he is about the triumphs that have led to leading roles on Broadway and on British television . -- Julia Gregson

About Larry Lamb

Larry Lamb has appeared in films including Superman and Buster, on the stage with the Royal Shakespeare Company, National Theatre and recently in Educating Rita at the award-winning Chocolate Factory Theatre, and in all the greats of British television from A Touch of Frost and Silent Witness to Spooks and Casualty. In recent years he has starred in two of the nation's most loved television greats: Eastenders and Gavin and Stacey. Follow Larry on Twitter @larrylamb47.

Additional information

GOR002563258
9781444715279
1444715275
Mummy's Boy: My Autobiography by Larry Lamb
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Hodder & Stoughton
2011-03-03
352
N/A
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