When Emily Lloyd burst onto the movie scene as a teenager she was hailed as the next Marilyn Monroe.
Her stunning performance as precocious Lynda Mansell in David Leland's bitter-sweet comedy-drama "Wish You Were Here" thrust her into the spotlight, won her a BAFTA nomination, an Evening Standard Best Actress Award and a National Society of Critics Award and cemented the film's reputation as a British classic.
Hollywood beckoned and Emily landed high profile roles alongside A-listers including Bruce Willis and starred with Brad Pitt in Robert Redford's Oscar-winning epic "A River Runs Through It." Yet behind the corkscrew curls and cheeky grin that seduced Tinseltown, Emily was confronting a debilitating mental disorder that threatened to destroy her. Now, in her searingly honest autobiography, Emily describes the incredible highs and agonising lows she experienced through a tumultuous acting career.
Packed with fascinating, star-laden anecdotes, starting insights into movie making and moving personal revelations, With I Was There is part celebrity memoir, part examination into the difficulties of combating mental illness while being in the public eye.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 288 pages
- Publisher: John Blake Publishing Ltd
- Publication Date: 06/05/2013
- Category: Films, cinema
- ISBN: 9781857829525