The Understudy Author:David Nicholls For Josh Harper, it means everything he ever wanted - money, fame, acclaim, a smart, beautiful wife, a lead role on the West End stage and a formidable collection of Star Wars memorabilia. For Stephen C. McQueen, on the other hand, show-business means a disastrous career playing passers-by and dead people. He's stuck with an unfortunate name, th... more »e world's worst agent, a daughter he barely knows, and a job understudying Josh Harper, the 12th Sexiest Man In The World.
Things get even more difficult when Stephen meets and falls in love with Josh's clever, funny wife Nora.
But then something happens which makes Stephen realise he may yet be able to get everything he's ever wanted too, including the girl. His Big Break might suddenly lie just within his grasp.
Unfortunately, getting his chance is going to involve a certain amount of lying. And, more challengingly, a certain amount of acting...« less