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Reminder Paperback – 4 Oct 2001
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The Revealing and Intimate Autobiography of a Cockney Icon
From his starring role as a child star in Just William to his huge TV successes with The Sweeney and Minder, Dennis Waterman has had an amazing theatrical career, which he has also combined with an equally dramatic love life. Now in his 52nd year, Waterman wants to tell the story of his rumbustious, action-packed life.
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Unlike some autobiogs, this one is fairly swift to read, & he never dwells too long on any one thing - allowing (for instance) single chapters documenting his time in The Sweeney & Minder.
He's brutally honest & frank, which I really loved, & not afraid to highlight the highs (as well as the lows) of his long career. I especially liked that various important people in his life are allowed their 'say' too - with verbatim passages sprinkled throughout from his first two wives & his two daughters, plus John Thaw & George Cole to name a few too.
The stormy break-up of his third marriage was much-publicized in the press, but here Dennis is able to set the record straight & give his own honest account of exactly what happened.
One thing I didn't know was about his wealth of theatre work, starting from a young age - he was also a member of the RSC, & for a while at drama school studied ballet too. All quite different from the 'tough guy' image that perhaps he's been labelled with from his work in The Sweeney & Minder. Not to mention his work as a singer, & his footballing prowess!
This book covers the first 50 years of his life - let's hope he writes some more to cover what came next in the 2000s too.
There's much to be enjoyed here, & Dennis comes across as a very likeable, unpretentious & dedicated person, & one who has sealed his place in the hearts & minds of many of us who have so enjoyed his excellent work over the decades.
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