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In 1958 Nina decided to explore Italy; although she had only £3 in the world and no job to go to, she had just the promise of a mattress on the floor of a friend’s apartment.
This is the fascinating account of how she virtually fell into the movie biz in Rome. Sophia Loren, Gina Lollobrigida, Marcello Mastroianni were huge stars and the biggest star of all at the box office was Alberto Sordi, for whom Nina unexpectedly found herself working. She also played leading roles in the dubbing of foreign films into English. She met stars like David Niven, Peter Ustinov and Jack Palance.
Later, when she married a film editor, she lived and worked in Toronto, Madrid and her beloved Rome. She writes like a dream, so that you are right there with her, and gain an insight into the golden age of European films in the sixties and seventies. When the movie biz hit a crisis, she and her husband moved to Shropshire and lived the “good life”.
But that was not the end of the story. More changes were to come, and more adventures…

Nina Rootes worked on hundreds of films, as a dubber, language coach and translator for books written in French and Italian. She now lives in Ludlow, Shropshire, where she acted in amateur dramatics and now writes and looks back on a roller-coaster life.

To be reviewed in film magazines and in the film pages of major newspapers.

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