About this book
The reason for the decline of Orson Welles' career is a hotly debated issue. When Citizen Kane, his first film, opened in 1941, Welles was universally acclaimed as the audacious filmmaker alive. In 1947, Welles left America for Europe and lived for the best part of twenty years in self-imposed exile. This biography tells the story of this man.
From well-loved actor Simon Callow, this is a brilliant exploration of Orson Welles's career, and when and why it came apart. 'The research is breathtaking. The book is bursting with details, references and anecdotes' James Christopher, "The Times"