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To the End of the World: Travels with Oscar Wilde

Rupert Everett

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Biography: arts & entertainment, Memoirs

The extraordinary and outrageous memoir from award-winning writer and actor Rupert Everett

'Quivers with honesty, A-list gossip and sardonic prose' The Times 'Everett is a deliciously gifted writer. Nothing and no one escapes his attention' Observer

Rupert Everett tells the story of how he set out to make a film of Oscar Wilde's last days, and how that ten-year quest almost destroyed him. (And everyone else.)

Travelling across Europe for the film, he weaves in extraordinary tales from his past, remembering wild times, freak encounters and lost friends. There are celebrities, of course. But we also meet glamorous but doomed Aunt Peta, who introduces Rupert (aged three) to the joys of make-up. In '90s Paris, his great friend Lychee burns bright, and is gone. While in '70s London, a 'weirdly tall, beyond size zero' teenage Rupert is expelled from the Central School of Speech and Drama.

Unflinchingly honest and hugely entertaining, To the End of the World offers a unique insight into the 'snakes and ladders' of filmmaking. It is also a soulful and thought-provoking autobiography from one of our best-loved and most talented actors and writers.

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Praise for To the End of the World: Travels with Oscar Wilde

  • A rude and uproarious new memoir about the vicissitudes of fame - The Times

  • Everett has become one of the most delightful writers about modern fame...He has a writing style as seductive as his youthful beauty - Hadley Freeman, Guardian

  • A sharp, scabrous account of his lifelong love of Oscar...Everett is a deliciously gifted writer. Nothing and no one escapes his attention - Rachel Cooke, Observer

  • The sheer force of his personality is irresistible and there isn't a dull moment - Daily Telegraph

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Rupert Everett

Rupert Everett shot to fame with the film Another Country in 1984 and has been a hugely successful actor and writer for many years. His films include The Madness of King George III; My Best Friend's Wedding; Shrek II and III; Shakespeare in Love and St Trinian's. His first memoir, Red Carpets and Other Banana Skins, was a Sunday Times bestseller and its sequel, Vanished Years, won the Sheridan Morley Prize for Biography. His film of Oscar Wilde's last years, The Happy Prince, was released in 2018 to widespread acclaim.

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