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Documentarist Christopher Monger's Special Thanks to Roy London profiles famed acting coach London (1943-93), a man with resounding professional success (including a litany of former pupils who gradua... read more read more...ted to A-list Hollywood triumph), but who remained guarded about his teaching methods and philosophies on acting. In this program, Monger examines London through the eyes of many of the said pupils, including Jeff Goldblum, Hank Azaria, Garry Shandling, Geena Davis and Patrick Swayze. The title, of course, refers to the much-deserved "special thanks" that many of these celebrities have given London in speeches and credits. ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi

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Unrated, 1 hr. 30 min.

Directed by: Christopher Monger

Release Date: January 1, 2004

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DVD Release Date: September 29, 2008

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  • August 8, 2008
    This film is a must see for acting students - celebrities share their insights on acting with secrets learned from Roy London, the acting coach to the stars. It's very inspirational!

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Ron Wilkinson
April 15, 2005
Ron Wilkinson, Monsters and Critics

Although narrow in its appeal, this tribute and capsule drama class by influential acting coach Roy London is a must-see for students and aficionados alike.

Ronnie Scheib
February 23, 2012
Ronnie Scheib, Variety

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