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Robert Sellers  

Following graduation from drama school, Robert dreamed of a career on screen and the stage. Alas, despite appearances as a stand-up comic at the notorious Comedy Store in London's West End and a few walk-on roles, the world has been spared his acting. Perhaps it was all for the best.

 

Instead, Robert turned to film journalism - why not write about the medium he loved if he couldn't appear in it? He contributed to magazines including Empire, Total Film, the Independent, SFX and Cinema Retro.

 

Besides journalism, Robert specialises in entertainment books. He has also contributed to a number of television documentaries including Channel 4's The 100 Best Family Films.

 

PUBLISHED BOOKS

  • What Fresh Lunacy Is This?: The Authorized Biography of Oliver Reed
    (Constable 2014)

  • Hello Darlings!: The Authorized Biography of Kenny Everett
    (Bantam Press 2014)

  • Very Naughty Boys: The Amazing True Story of HandMade Films
    (Titan Books 2013)

  • Don't Let the Bastards Grind You Down (Arrow 2012)

  • An A-Z of Hellraisers
    (Arrow 2011)
    A Comprehensive Compendium of Outrageous Insobriety

  • Little Ern: The authorised biography of Ernie Wise
    (Sidgwick & Jackson 2011)

  • Hollywood Hellraisers
    (Arrow 2010)
    The Wild Lives and Fast Times of Marlon Brando, Dennis Hopper, Warren Beatty and Jack Nicholson

  • Bad Boy Drive
    (Preface Publishing 2009)

  • Hellraisers

    (Preface Publishing 2009)
    The lives and wild times of Richard Burton, Richard Harris, Peter O’Toole and
    Oliver Reed.


  • The Battle For Bond
    Tomahawk Press (2006)
    Using never before seen documents, photos and artwork this book traces the untold story behind the first attempt to launch James Bond onto the screen.

  • Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life
    John Blake/Metro (2003)
    The inside story of the 1980s British film company created by George Harrison and
    Monty Python and responsible for the hit films ‘Life of Brian,’ ‘Time Bandits,’
    Mona Lisa,’ ‘The Long Good Friday’ and ‘Withnail and I.’ Paperback edition entitled: Very Naughty Boys.

    “A fascinating story, superbly told. This is film history at its most informative
    and entertaining. ***** 5 stars.”
    - Film Review.

    “Funny, revealing and impossible to put down.” – Daily Mail.

    “Essential reading.” - Empire

    “Anecdote packed… hugely entertaining.’
    - Total Film.

  • The Radio Times Guide To Science Fiction (contributor)
    BBC Books (2002)


  • The Radio Times Guide To Film (contributor)
    BBC Books (2000)

  • Sean Connery: A Celebration
    Robert Hale (1999)

    “With Sellers’ book we perhaps come nearer to getting under the former 007’s
    skin. **** 4 stars.”
    – Total Film.

  • Tom Cruise: A Biography
    Robert Hale (1997)

  • Harrison Ford: A Biography
    Robert Hale/Warner paperback (1993)

    “A worthwhile read for Ford’s army of admirers”
    – Film Review.

  • Sigourney Weaver: A Biography
    Robert Hale (1992)

  • The Films of Sean Connery
    Vision Press (1990)

  • Sting: A Biography
    Omnibus Press (1989)

COMPLETED

  • Cult TV: The Golden Age of ITC
    To be published October 2006 by Plexus.
    The official history of Lew Grade’s extraordinary television company that made
    hit TV shows throughout the 60s and 70s including ‘The Saint,’ ‘Thunderbirds,’
    ‘The Prisoner,’ ‘Captain Scarlet,’ ‘The Persuaders,’ ‘The Muppet Show,’ ‘Randall
    and Hopkirk (Deceased),’ ‘Jason King,’ ‘Space 1999’ and many more.


  • Vic Armstrong: Authorized Film Memoirs
    Featuring an introduction by Steven Spielberg and exclusive contributions from
    Harrison Ford, George Lucas, Arnold Schwarzenegger and many more, this book
    celebrates the extraordinary career of the world’s most successful movie stunt
    man and action director.

 

 
What Fresh Lunacy Is This?
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Hello Darlings - The Authorized Biography of Kenny Everett
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  Published Books
 
-
What Fresh Lunacy Is This?: The Authorized Biography of Oliver Reed  
 
-
Hello Darlings!: The Authorized Biography of Kenny Everett  
 
-
Very Naughty Boys: The Amazing True Story of HandMade Films  
 
-
Don't Let the Bastards Grind You Down  
 
-
An A-Z of Hellraisers  
 
-
Little Ern: The authorised biography of Ernie Wise  
 
-
Hollywood Hellraisers  
 
-
Bad Boy Drive  
 
-
Hellraisers  
 
-
The Battle For Bond  
 
-
Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life  
 
-
The Radio Times Guide To Science Fiction  
 
-
The Radio Times Guide To Film (contributor)  
 
-
Sean Connery: A Celebration  
 
-
Tom Cruise: A Biography  
 
-
Harrison Ford: A Biography  
 
-
Sigourney Weaver: A Biography  
 
-
The Films of Sean Connery  
 
-
Sting: A Biography  
 
   
 
Completed
 
 
-
Cult TV: The Golden Age of ITC  
 
-
Vic Armstrong: Authorized Film Memoirs  
 
   

 

 
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