Rupert Everett: third volume of memoirs due this October

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Rupert Everett will be charting the story of his move into film directing in his latest memoir, that’s arriving in the autumn – details here.

If you’ve not had the pleasure thus far, actor and now movie director Rupert Everett has published two volumes of his memoirs, and there’s an awful lot in both for film fans.

Now comes the news, then, that volume three is on the way. That his October, Tainted Glory: Travels With Oscar will be published. This time, the book will follow his successful attempt to direct the movie of Oscar Wilde’s The Happy Prince, a project that took a decade to bring to the screen.

The book is released on October 8th by Little Brown, and you can find more about it here.

We’ll leave you with the back cover text…

In his highly anticipated third memoir, Rupert Everett tells the story of how he set out to make a film of Oscar Wilde’s last days, and how that ten-year quest almost destroyed him. (And everyone else.)

Travelling across Europe for the film, he weaves in extraordinary tales from his past, remembering wild times, freak encounters and lost friends. There are celebrities, of course. But we also meet glamorous, but doomed Aunt Peta, who introduces Rupert (aged three) to the joys of make-up. In 80s Paris, his great friend Lychee burns bright, and is gone. While in 70s London, a ‘weirdly tall, beyond size zero’ teenage Rupert is expelled from the Central School of Speech and Drama.

Unflinchingly honest and hugely entertaining, Tainted Glory offers a unique insight into the snakes and ladders of film-making. It is also a soulful and thought-provoking autobiography from one of our best-loved and most talented actors and writers.

More as we hear it.

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