Christine Ozanne is an actress who has enjoyed a diverse and varied career across stage and screen. She is probably best known to Carry On fans for her role as the cleaner in the second film in the series, Carry On Nurse, made in late 1958 and released the following year.
Christine has a vast experience of the working life of an actress and these stories have formed the basis for her newly released memoir, The Tome of the Unknown Actor:
With a message from the esteemed actor, David Jason, on the cover, this newly published book, written by a show-biz veteran, pays homage to the jobbing actor, and is a perfect antidote to the current cult of celebrity.
Sit back and enjoy rollicking through Christine Ozanne's career in theatre, television, radio and film. This largely anecdotal memoir exposes the ups and downs of an actor’s life, working with many of our best loved household names, and written with a gentle humour and admiration for fellow thespians. The book could also be described as a learning curve for young actors challenged by the pitfalls of today’s industry, with an insight into Shakespeare’s text, and performing at the Globe.
From the author’s wartime childhood in Leicester to her worldwide travels, Christine Ozanne has chronicled many hair-raising experiences, none more hilarious than times spent in theatrical digs. For anyone intrigued by the revelations of a professional actor's life, this is a thoroughly entertaining read.
You can buy Christine's fascinating memoir via Amazon Alternatively you can find it on Christine's website
And I'll be blogging an interview with Christine very soon, so stay tuned for that!