The Films of Oliver Reed
About the Book
From the obscure 1958 Sonja Henie vehicle Hello London to the 2000 Academy Award winner Gladiator, the screen career of dynamic British actor Oliver Reed (1937–1999) is thoroughly documented in this illustrated filmography. Following a concise biography, the authors chronologically list all 96 of Reed’s films, among them The Curse of the Werewolf, Oliver!, The Devils, The Three Musketeers and Tommy. Each entry contains extensive cast and production credits, a synopsis, critical commentary and contemporary reviews.
Included are forewords by actors Sir Christopher Lee and Ron Moody, and an afterword by Oliver Reed’s frequent director Michael Winner. Additional comments by Reed’s friends and coworkers Janette Scott, Catherine Feller, William Hobbs, Jennie Linden, Jimmy Sangster and Samantha Eggar provide fascinating and insightful offscreen glimpses of a major cinema icon.
About the Author(s)
Susan D. Cowie and Tom Johnson
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Bibliographic Info: 86 photos, appendix, filmography, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2011
Table of Contents
Foreword by Sir Christopher Lee, CBE 1
Foreword by Ron Moody 5
A Brief Biography of Oliver Reed 11
Friends and Colleagues Remember Him 15
THE FILMS 25
Afterword by Michael Winner, OBE 257
Appendix: Television Dramas 259
Book Reviews & Awards
“it is about time such a book came out that concentrates on the fine performer that Oliver Reed was, not just his non-film escapades”—Little Shoppe of Horrors; “recommended”—ARBA.