Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Rupert Everett - with a little help from Justine

Nice to catch up with Rupert Everett - middleaged men really shouldn't do stubble: grey bristles betray the hair dye up top - who's doing the rounds to push the newly launched paperback of his autobiography Red Carpets And Other Banana Skins. No wonder it's so well written with Justine Picardie as his unheralded ghostwriter. Makes me wonder who wrote his novels. Still, perhaps his publisher can recoup some of the £1m it shelled out after the hardback dawdled on 15,000 sales despite or because of extensive serialisation in the Daily Mail.

7 comments:

Duralex said...

I don't know for the Anglo-Saxons, but in the french area an unmasked ghost-writer is a dead ghost-writer... Are you sure you want to go that way, Madame ?

Rupert Everett said...

This is completely unfounded, and ludicrous. I wrote every word of each of my books myself.

Anonymous said...

Jesus Christ, Arcati, you're luckier with Mr. Everett than with Mr. Spacey! ;-)

Duralex said...

Welcome to Hoaxland, "Rupert" ! :-)))

Anonymous said...

No wonder the Hard Back didn't sell - I went to look for it the other day & it was nearly £20. Will happily shell out for the paperback tho... P

lavinia said...

I can vouch for Rupert. His mother was so thrilled when he almost got an O level in English

angie Cox said...

I don't think that £18.99 is a lot for a hardback .I guess people value different things. It's a book I'll keep in my collection. I just bought another biography for much the same price. If anyone wants to wait for the paperbacks. I don't find it hard to believe Rupert is a good writer he is a very well-spoken , intelligent and articulate guy.