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Winner Takes All

A Life of Sorts

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Winner Takes All by Michael Winner
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Michael Winner, the legendary film director, writer and food critic, is a colourful figure who has led a remarkable life. He has a reputation for being outspoken, and, true to form, in his autobiography he tells it like it is with sharp and insightful observations. 'Winner Takes All' begins with his unconventional childhood as a Jewish boy attending a Quaker boarding school and introduces his eccentric mother, who was a compulsive gambler. Michael Winner gained his first taste of fame, when aged fourteen, he met the stars for a showbusiness column in twenty London local papers. At Cambridge he edited the student newspaper and became a local celebrity. The author is a natural raconteur and his anecdotes from the film industry are compelling. He recounts his early life with relish and provides fascinating accounts of his experiences directing some of the world's most famous actors and actresses, including Charles Bronson, Sophia Loren, Joan Collins, Orson Welles, Marlon Brando and Anthony Hopkins. Many of them became close friends. As a food critic, Michael Winner is famous for shooting from the hip. Love him or loathe him, he is constantly in the public eye. His esure TV commercials - which produced a national catchphrase 'Calm down dear!' - have been an advertising industry phenomenon. What may come as a surprise to the reader is the gentle side that he reveals in his autobiography. He speaks with candour about his private life; he admits his fear of relationships with women and confides the heartbreaking story of the love of his life, a famous female star.

Author Biography

Michael Winner is an acclaimed British film director and restaurant critic. In his role as a director, he is perhaps best known for his 'Death Wish' films of the seventies and eighties. His 'Sunday Times' food column is a must-read - with guaranteed acerbic comments directed at those who deserve them. A collection of Michael Winner's columns, 'The Winner Guide' (ISBN 1 86105 503 X), is also published by Robson Books.
Release date NZ
September 1st, 2005
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Edition
New edition
Illustrations
24 page black & white plate section
Imprint
Robson Books Ltd
Pages
384
Dimensions
129x198x25
ISBN-13
9781861058409
Product ID
1691212

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