• "The actor who emerges in this biography is a compassionate man who was drawn to troubled souls, who disliked the passivity he detected in himself but was capable of communicating and understanding psychological subtleties."

  • "Major new biography of a brilliant actor"

    Daily Mail
  • "Judicious critical appraisal"

    The Times
  • "Serious and sympathetic"

    Literary Review
  • "Spoto's authorised biography, anchored by extensive interviews with family and friends, portrays a complicated and intriguing man."

    Good Book Guide