• "Simon Callow is to be commended for Hello Americans, as it is not only the best biography of Welles that we can possibly have, it is also one of the best biographies in any field I've read in years"

    Roger Lewis
  • "The research is breathtaking. The book is bursting with details, references and anecdotes"

    The Times
  • "Hello Americans is full of witty asides...As a biographer, Callow is a match for his subject in terms of showmanship, but he has gifts of analysis that eluded Welles... enchanting"

    Sunday Times
  • "There is here some of the most vivid and instructive writing on the craft of movie and stage acting I've ever read"

  • "This is a bitter-sweet book: we say goodbye to the very best of company but we also look forward to Callow bringing that company back to life in his third volume"

    Independent on Sunday