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The Man in the Rubber Mask: The inside smegging story of Red Dwarf
 
 

The Man in the Rubber Mask: The inside smegging story of Red Dwarf [Kindle Edition]

Robert Llewellyn
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It was 1989 when Robert Llewellyn first had his head encased in the one-piece latex foam rubber balaclava that is the head of Kryten in Red Dwarf series three, and it gave him a distinctly funny turn. Gazing at his own reflection and seeing the face of a mechanoid robot staring back was surprisingly scary, not to mention uncomfortable and rather sweaty. And he couldn't even eat his lunch. Since then, he has sweated, frozen, been set on fire, exploded, spent thousands of hours in the make-up chair and being taunted by Craig Charles for being a middle-class b*****d. So it is a testament to the joyful camaraderie and life-enchancing silliness of the world of Red Dwarf that twenty-three years later, Robert is still willing to risk life, limb and hairline to don the rubber torture helmet for Red Dwarf X, the recent triumphant return of the motley band of space bums. Originally published in 1993 after series six, The Man in the Rubber Mask has now been completely updated with 43.7% extra smeg.

About the Author

Robert Llewellyn is an actor, novelist, screenwriter, comedian and TV presenter. As well as starring in Red Dwarf he has presented Scrapheap Challenge and How Do They Do It? and his own online show Carpool. He is the author of five novels including News From Gardenia published by Unbound. He writes under a rack of solar panels in Gloucestershire.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1407 KB
  • Print Length: 208 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Unbound (14 May 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00CTPW08E
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #114,864 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Smegging good time for all with this book! 22 April 1999
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Format:Paperback
This is a terrific "behind the scenes" book for all of us Red Dwarf fans, especially the ones here in the US. Wonderfully well written, this book takes you into the stiff plastic world that is Kryten, and the touching, funny world that is Robert Llewellyn. Some highlights of the book are the "American Pilot" of Red Dwarf that never took off, see how different the American actors were from the British ones, feel the pain of having to get up early to become Kryten..and learn about the koala that "kacked" on Robert's shirt. There's just too much to say here, but it is all very interesting! One of my favorite books from one of my favorite actors!:)
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Robert Llewellyn tops the lot! 25 April 1999
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
Robert Llewellyn is a pure genius. A new fan to Red Dwarf, I was immediately captured into reading about the behind the scenes look at the hillarious television show. Llewellyn writes incredibely well and his jokes hit straight to home with me. I found I couldn't put down the book as soon as a started reading it. Onya Rob!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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... but that's in no way meant as disparaging. It simply means that this is a good example of the 'behind-the-scenes' genre. If you like Red Dwarf, this is a no-brainer purchase.
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By A. Marczak TOP 1000 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
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Robert Llewellyn has played Kryten since Series 3, so for the full story of Red Dwarf, you'll have to hold out for the Danny John-Jules Magnum Opus (because let's face it, Craig Charles won't remember much of it), but while we wait, there is much to enjoy in this updated memoir. For one thing, Llewellyn is the only member of the UK cast to take part in the ill fated US pilot, and this gives him a unique insight into the workings of the Rob Grant/Doug Naylor partnership.

Being the wishy-washy liberal that he is, Llewellyn forever apologises for things that aren't his fault, gives due warning when a luvvy moment is coming up (I saw the back of Keira Knightley's neck. Twice.) but thankfully knows his audience well enough to know when to talk about certain things, and when to stop.

There are generous nods to Scrapheap Challenge, Carpool, How Do They Do It?, i Camcorder (I remember that), and many other side projects, also sideswipes at his long suffering family, but this is firmly a Red Dwarf book. If I were to criticise at all, I would say that the extra 43.17% extra smeg spends too long on Series X and not enough time on previous series, but that's hardly a problem. It would have been easy to go back and listen to the DVD commentaries and bodge together a book off the back off them, but Bobby has a huge amount of respect for his fans, and any fan of Kryten will love this.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Man in the Rubber Mask 22 Oct 2010
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This book was an excellent read. I thoroughly enjoyed it. I would recommend it to anyone.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting behind the scenes info 12 May 2014
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I found this book interesting & amusing. I like Robert Llewelyn's style of writing & it was a gr8 insight into what he went through to be 'Kryton' - my fav Red Dwarf character :)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Loved It - Great holiday read 12 May 2014
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Just read this book on holiday and loved it. Every spare moment I had I was intrigued wanting to know more. Red Dwarf is one of my favourite tv series & it was great finding out more about the filming of some of my favourite episodes. Definitely worth a read for Red Dwarf fans!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Martin 09/05/14 Basingstoke 9 May 2014
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Was going to wait till my summer hols to read this book but glad I didn't !!! need more from boys from the dwarf
Cool book
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars amusing and fun
Well written autobiographical account of Robert llewellyns time as kryten in red dwarf.

You have to be a fan of the series to appreciate the book, if not, don't buy... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Steve Kelly
5.0 out of 5 stars A Very Funny Book
From start to finish I found this to be entertaining and interesting. If your a Red Dwarf fan then this will be money well spent.
Published 4 months ago by tomstardis
5.0 out of 5 stars A Must For All Red Dwarf Fans
I loved this insight into making one of my all time favourite TV shows. Robert is so funny and I laughed all the way to the end.
Published 5 months ago by M. Welsford
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant
I bought this book for my kindle to fill in time when I would be hanging around and waiting for buses. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Louise
5.0 out of 5 stars Smegging brilliant
This is one of the best celebrity memoirs I have ever read. It really is laugh out loud funny in places (although that is probably only true if you love Red Dwarf). Read more
Published 8 months ago by E. A. Banks
5.0 out of 5 stars Man in the Rubber Mask
Arrived promptly, in good condition. Enjoyed the book - What an insight to the wearing of a rubber mask! - I won't be doing it. Read more
Published 8 months ago by L. Lane
5.0 out of 5 stars any dwarf fan MUST read this
Mr Llewelyn is a very good writer. His style is easy to read, funny, almost conversational. Taking you from his early days in the Edinburgh fringe and Red Dwarf 3 right through to... Read more
Published 10 months ago by Martyn Hutchby
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant
Really interesting read if you are a fan of Red Dwarf - heck even if you aren't! Buy it now.
Published 10 months ago by Johnny Shoes
3.0 out of 5 stars nice and interesting.
A nice easy read for anyone who wants to see behind the mask. Gives some really interesting detail in to a fab show.
Published 10 months ago by Nick Adamson
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