What Fresh Lunacy is This?: The Authorized Biography of Oliver Reed

What Fresh Lunacy is This The Authorized Biography of Oliver Reed For the first time Oliver Reed s close family has collaborated on a project about Reed himself revealing a complex man behind the facade a person of great passions and loyalties underscored by deep

  • Title: What Fresh Lunacy is This?: The Authorized Biography of Oliver Reed
  • Author: Robert Sellers
  • ISBN: 9781472101129
  • Page: 102
  • Format: Hardcover
  • For the first time Oliver Reed s close family has collaborated on a project about Reed himself, revealing a complex man behind the facade, a person of great passions and loyalties underscored by deep rooted vulnerabilities and insecurities With never heard before anecdotes and new interviews with Reed s family, friends and peers, What Fresh Lunacy Is This is a revealingFor the first time Oliver Reed s close family has collaborated on a project about Reed himself, revealing a complex man behind the facade, a person of great passions and loyalties underscored by deep rooted vulnerabilities and insecurities With never heard before anecdotes and new interviews with Reed s family, friends and peers, What Fresh Lunacy Is This is a revealing examination of his mould breaking personality.

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  • I got a headache just reading the insane antics of this man! But seriously, I kept thinking that he must not have caught wind of the remarks made by people who were saying how much they adored and admired him when he was NOT drinking. It's sad to think of how much richer his life and relationships would have been if he had realized that he did not need to hide his true nature behind drink. If he was shy, he should have played up on this instead of seeing this as a negative. If he had, I know tha [...]


  • Ahhh, Oliver Reed. The only pure film star (no stage experience) produced by Great Britain. Unlike Caine and Connery, he refused to abandon the British film industry to pile up the millions. He turned down JAWS and THE STING because he didn't want to live in Los Angeles. "I'm a Brit". True Blue and as David Bowie's son has noted, England's alpha male.After a blistering start in the 1960s and 1970s, Reed's film career ebbed away, as he became the Ultimate Lad and let alcohol destroy his image. Ol [...]


  • Superb,if a little longwindedhaving read the graphic novel Hellraisers and the biographt by the same author, an authorised bio of my favourite actor, Oliver Reed was a must read. Was there anything his autobiography or 'Evil Spirits', an unauthorised bio, or gossip/legend hadn't revealed be covered in a toe breaking 500 page book? The answer is oh yes, there are more stories.with the backign and help of most of Reed's family and associates this is a lovingly crafted book that manages to treat it [...]


  • A very enjoyable read about one of our true eccentrics. A gentleman, a quintessential Englishman, a madman, a bully, a man of the people. An underrated actor who could have been up there with the very best, if only he could control his dark side. They don't make them like Ollie anymore and some would say thank goodness for that. Not me though. For sure there isn't room for too many Ollies, but give me Ollie any day over today's homogenised, politically correct bunch. Oliver Reed, I salute you si [...]


  • I'd read "Hellraisers" by the same author on the infamous offstage antics of Mssrs Burton, Harris, O'Toole (Peace and Blessings Upon Him) and Reed which was very entertaining stuff. Unfortunately, this follow-up concentrating only on Oliver Reed just doesn't have enough diverse material to fill an entire book. As with many rockstar's biographies (Reed was a film star, but the lifestyle was pretty similar), the beginning, rise of the protagonist is by far the most interesting part. After that, it [...]


  • Lunacy indeed. I'd rate Ollie's life an incredible 5 star but this biography although it has the voices of those around him during this lunacy didn't delve further and took at face value the reason for his antics. Wanted more depth and got bored of the continual drinking and carrying on - which I'm sure family and friends and acquaintances did too. Reminded me of The Dirt - the lunacy of the life of the members of the rock group Motley Crue. I was fond of Oliver Reed as a child and we likened ou [...]


  • WHAT FRESH LUNACY IS THIS? By Robert SellersThis is the authorized biography of an actor called Oliver Reed. Ollie, as just about everyone knew him, was a complex character. One of his complexions is that he may well have been one of the greatest actors of all time; he also may well have been the most drunk person on the planet for much of his time alive. Hence the title and it describes the whole scenario well.While sober, his manners were exemplary, but at a certain stage of imbibing, and that [...]


  • I'm having to abandon this book. This doesn't happen very often - previous abandoned include Harry Potter, Jo Nesbo - mostly because I've found it quite dry. I'm aware that Oliver had a pretty rollercoaster ride of life but I felt that this just seemed to focus on the negatives in too much detail and only briefly on the positives. Maybe I'll try it again another time


  • The camera loved Oliver Reed, he was mesmerising. I put him right up there with the acting greats. He was box office. Far from a unique perspective.Unfortunately drink made a fool of him on camera and the modern laddish culture chooses to focus on a man diminished by drink. How I wish Reed had left the idiot antics to the idiots or at least kept such antics off camera within the realm of his close mates where most anyone should be free to be who they are.And that is one of the questions I hoped [...]


  • Robert Oliver Reed, was born on the 13th of February 1938 in Wimbledon, London England. He was to become one of England's finest actors of all time, until his untimely death on May 2nd 1999 in Valletta, Malta. He was only 61. His career spanned 40 years, from his debut movie 'The Sword Of Sherwood', in 1960 to when he gave his finest performance as 'Proximo' in 2000, in Ridley Scott's 'Gladiator. Reed, along with Peter O'Toole, were known to be heavily dependent on Alcohol, which didn't seem to [...]


  • My wife bought me this for Christmas and I wondered why, because Reed was never one of my favourite actors. I couldn't have been more wrong. The book is brilliant, supremely easy to read and details the life of a truly extraordinary man and his equally extraordinary adventures. The bit about the goldfish, the carrots and the hotel made me howl with laughter. 'Shafting the girlies and downing the sherbert' is Reed's description of his life and he's not far out.


  • There is just something about Ollie. Beautiful to look at when he was younger but clearly a bit bonkers, a prevailing stream throughout his life. A charismatic actor and raconteur. Check out some clips on You Tube. Try to avoid the famous drunken clips though. I wish I could have met him. Colour in a dull world.


  • Fantastic book. A wonderful collection of stories about Oliver Reed, personal and family life, his movies and the good/bad side to the man that not many people get to know about. At times, very different from his public portrayal in the press over the years. I found it a very funny book and also tinged with sadness. One of the best autobiographies I've read and worthy of my 5/5 rating.


  • This was totally absorbing. It was a fantastic mix of poignant memories and drunken antics and described a complex and talented man.


  • Actually quite dull. It's mainly a list of anecdotes of 'hilarious' antics, that soon pale. It could have been so much more, nut turned into a litany version of one of his gang of friends.



  • Brilliant Reed!I loved every page. Oliver Reed was one of the bestere will never be another. Such a shame he was taken so young.


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