This autobiography reveals much of the man who proved himself such a superb screen actor. in the 'Yes, Minister' and 'Yes, Prime Minister' series he could suggest an entire page of dialogue or direction with the simply lift of an eyebrow or a half-smile. His 'Madness of King George' was a tour-de-force. He was a master of his craft. But the book reveals a man plagued by self-doubt, who accepted bad situations for fear of hurting others though they cared little about hurting him. Being gay was less acceptable then than it is now, and no doubt this added weight to the loneliness that emanates from this book. I'm so glad he found the happiness he deserved.