Reviews

  • "One Man Band gathers strength page by page. This is by far the funniest volume of the three, and in some ways the most revelatory. The more vulnerable Welles becomes, the more vivid Callow’s writing. The fear was always that a description of Welles’ later years would be depressing. But this is that rare thing: a book about decline which is actually exhilarating"

    David Hare
  • "A biography as huge as if it had been fed a Welles-style diet of roasted chicken and foie gras"

    Victoria Segal, Sunday Times
  • "Callow continuously strikes to the quick and the essential in Welles"

    Michael Coveney, Independent
  • "Impeccably detailed research peppered with anecdotes and […] his witty conversational style"

    Kevin Maher, The Times