About this book
For the first time, the family of one of Britain's best loved actors, Oliver Reed, has agreed to collaborate on a project about the man himself. The result is a fascinating new insight into a man seen by many as merely a brawling, boozing hellraiser. This riveting new biography shows that behind this image is a vastly complex individual, a man of deep passions, but also deep-rooted vulnerability and insecurities.
Oliver Reed may not have been Britain's biggest film star - for a period in early 70s he came within a hairsbreadth of replacing Sean Connery as James Bond - but he is an august member of that small band of people, like George Best and Eric Morecambe, who transcended their chosen medium, became too big for it even, and grew into cultural icons.
|Constable & Robinson|