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Be More Keanu

Be More Keanu


Keanu Reeves: actor, musician, dog lover. He's the internet's boyfriend. The poetic petrolhead. The guru on a surfboard. Part samurai, part samaritan. He is, very simply, 'The One'.

'James has been my movie guru for years and now he's my spiritual guru too! From now on I'm going to ask myself: 'What would Keanu do?'
Jo Whiley

In this hilarious book of pocket philosophy, film critic and Keanu fan James King reveals what makes Mr Reeves so special. He unpacks iconic films from the Bill & Teds to the John Wicks, as well as the star's own free-spirited life, showing us why the great man with the great hair has all the answers.

And how everyone can #bemorekeanu.

'A handsome, cool, enigmatic Gen X'er who never seems to age, James King is the perfect man to write about Keanu Reeves.'
Stephen Merchant


  • A handsome, cool, enigmatic Gen X’er who never seems to age, James King is the perfect man to write about Keanu Reeves.

    Stephen Merchant

About the authors

James King

James King is a writer, broadcaster and film critic whose book about 1980s teen Hollywood, Fast Times & Excellent Adventures, was published in the UK and US in 2018. He is the resident movie reviewer on BBC Radio 2, having spent many years in the same position at Radio 1 (where he made documentaries on, among other things, The Matrix). He has met and interviewed Keanu Reeves on several occasions: twice in London, once in Berlin and once at the Cannes Film Festival.
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Kate Holderness (Illustrator)

Kate Holderness is an actress and illustrator. Her love of film & television often features in her artwork, from her annual 'Oscar Doodles' to her latest book illustrations for Be More Keanu, written by BBC movie critic James King. A proud member of the LGBTQI+ community, Kate's drawing 'Proud People' was the cover image of the Guardian newspaper supplement for Lesbian Visibility Week 2020.

Instagram: @kateholderness
Twitter: @kateholderness
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