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Evil Spirits : The Life of Oliver Reed

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In May 1999, after a 40-year career including 100 films, Oliver Reed died, as he had invariably lived, drinking with friends while making a film - his well-reviewed performance in the blockbuster Gladiator. Having risen through Hammer Horror films to international stardom as Bill Sykes in Oliver!, Reed became, in his own works, 'the biggest star this country has got'. With his legendary off-screen exploits and blunt opinions - especially of his co-stars - he was also one of the most infamous. Bestselling author Cliff Goodwin uses material from first-hand interviews with Reed's family, friends and colleagues and never before seen photographs to explore Reed's eventful career. But he also reveals another side to this unique and complex man.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 130 x 194 x 26mm | 340.19g
  • Ebury Publishing
  • Virgin Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • portraits
  • 0753505193
  • 9780753505199
  • 371,835

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"A top-drawer. thorough account of the Great British hellraiser's finest moments." * Loaded * "Cliff Goodwin's book delivers the goods on all counts ... hugely enjoyable." * Hotdog *show more

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In May 1999, after a 40-year career including 100 films, Oliver Reed died, as he had invariably, lived, drinking with friends while making another film - his well-reviewed performance in the blockbuster Gladiator. Having risen through Hammer Horror films to international stardom as Bill Sykes in Oliver!, Reed became, in his own works, 'the biggest star this country has got'. With his legendary off-screen exploits and blunt opinions - especially of his co-stars - he was also on the most infamous. Bestselling author Cliff Goodwin uses material from first-hand interviews with Reed's family, friends and colleagues and never before seen photographs to explore Reed's eventful career. but he also reveals another side to this unique and complex man.show more

Review Text

"Cliff Goodwin's book delivers the goods on all counts ... hugely enjoyable."show more

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190 ratings
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4 47% (89)
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