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When Bluewater met Kathleen

PUBLISHED: 12:19 13 March 2008 | UPDATED: 09:35 23 August 2010

Kathleen Turner met her fans at Waterstone's, Bluewater

Kathleen Turner met her fans at Waterstone's, Bluewater

ONE of Hollywood s biggest stars met with fans and signed copies of her new autobiography. Kathleen Turner, 53, star of Romancing the Stone and Who Framed Roger Rabbit visited Waterstone s bookstore in Bluewater shopping centre last Saturday. Her hone

ONE of Hollywood's biggest stars met with fans and signed copies of her new autobiography.

Kathleen Turner, 53, star of Romancing the Stone and Who Framed Roger Rabbit visited Waterstone's bookstore in Bluewater shopping centre last Saturday.

Her 'honest and frank' memoir describes her rise from a struggling New York actress to a world wide household name.

Andrea Warner, from Waterstone's, said: "She is unmistakeable as the voice of Jessica Rabbit and hilarious as Chandler's dad in Friends, not to mention her countless award-winning roles."

In the book she reveals what she thinks of some of her co-stars, such as William Hurt, Jack Nicholson and Michael Douglas. Her controversial description of Nicholas Cage led to the actor issuing a defamation, libel and slander case at the High Court in London last month. It is still ongoing.

It relates to claims she made in her book, about his alleged behaviour when the pair starred together in the 1986 comedy Peggy Sue Got Married. In the film, Ms Turner played 43-year-old housewife Peggy Sue, who faints at a High School reunion and wakes up back in school. Mr Cage played her High School boyfriend. The film was directed by Francis Ford Coppola, the uncle of Mr Cage.

Turner came to prominence in the 1980s and burst on to the movie scene properly in 1981 and the film Body Heat.

In recent years, she was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis, and she has starred on the stage in Broadway productions of Indiscretions and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, for which she earned an award for best actress.

ed.riley@archant.co.uk

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