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 continues to contribute 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.
- Sting: A Biography
Omnibus Press (1989)
- The Films of Sean Connery
Vision Press (1990)
- Sigourney Weaver: A Biography
Robert Hale (1992)
- Harrison Ford: A Biography
Robert Hale/Warner paperback (1993)
“A worthwhile read for Ford’s army of admirers” – Film Review.
- Tom Cruise: A Biography
Robert Hale (1997)
- 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.
- The Radio Times Guide To Film (contributor)
BBC Books (2000)
- The Radio Times Guide To Science Fiction (contributor)
BBC Books (2002)
- 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 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.
The lives and wild times of Richard Burton, Richard Harris, Peter O’Toole and
- 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.