Alex Norton

There's Been A … Life!

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Since his first tentative steps on stage, Alex Norton’s career has been both highly colourful and eventful beyond his wildest dreams. His journey from the streets of Glasgow’s notorious Gorbals to blockbuster Hollywood movies has rarely been smooth, but in a career spanning six decades he has pretty much seen it all – and done most of it. When the teenage Alex discovered acting was a great way to meet girls, he was hooked for life and embarked on an adventure that has taken him from kids’ TV to radical theatre and from panto to Hollywood, working with a host of famous faces along the way. As a jobbing actor in the late sixties Alex met and played guitar with young Davy Jones on a movie set – the next time he saw him, David Bowie had hit the big time. Alex has appeared in iconic movies like Local Hero, Gregory’s Girl and Braveheart; nearly killed Clint Eastwood on a movie shoot in South Africa; had whale for dinner in Moscow with John Voight; been named by Dudley Moore as the funniest actor he’d ever worked; starred alongside Johnny Depp in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest; and made an everlasting mark on British television as DCI Matt Burke in Taggart. Uproariously funny and highly entertaining, in There’s Been A . .. Life! Alex Norton takes us on an irreverent journey behind the scenes of a showbiz life very well lived.
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411 printed pages
Original publication
2014

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