Harriet Walter to Promote New Book at Royal Court, Sept. 3

News   Harriet Walter to Promote New Book at Royal Court, Sept. 3 Harriet Walter will be promoting her book on acting, "Other People's Shoes," at the Royal Court Theatre on Sept. 3, at 6 PM, when she will be "in conversation" with director Greg Doran.

Miss Walter trained at LAMDA and began working with fringe groups before moving on to the Royal Court (Cloud Nine, Hamlet) and the RSC (Nicholas Nickleby, Three Sisters, Macbeth) and the National (Arcadia, Dinner). She is also well known for television programs like "Unfinished Business" and "Lord Peter Wimsey." This autumn she will be touring in a production of Terence Rattigan's Deep Blue Sea, a play about an older woman's sexual passion for an ex-RAF pilot.

There is a long tradition of actors writing books about their experiences on stage. Laurence Olivier and John Gielgud both wrote major books, and Gielgud even published a selection of the notes he had made on various productions when visiting the theatre as a young man in the early 1920s. Sir Michael Redgrave's published comments on acting have been a regular seller for decades.

More recently, Peter O'Toole has written a several-volume autobiography that brings to life his time at drama school as well as on the stage, and his ex wife, Sian Philips, has also been published.