Red Carpets and Other Banana Skins

  • by Rupert Everett
  • Narrated by Rupert Everett
  • 4 hrs and 24 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

An element of drama has always attended Rupert Everett, even before he swept to fame with his outstanding performance in Another Country. He has spent his life surrounded by extraordinary people, and witnessed extraordinary events. He was in Moscow during the fall of communism, in Berlin the night the wall came down, and in downtown Manhattan on September 11th. By the age of 17, he was friends with Andy Warhol and Bianca Jagger, and since then he has been up close and personal with some of the most famous women in the world: Julia Roberts, Madonna, Sharon Stone, and Donatella Versace. Whether sweeping the floor for the Royal Shakespeare Company or co-starring with Faye Dunaway and an orang-utan in Dunstan Checks In (they both took ages to get ready), Rupert Everett always brings as much energy and talent to his life as he does to his career. His memoir swoops from the eccentricities of the British upper classes to the madness of Hollywood, from the Russian steppes to an Easter egg hunt in Elizabeth Taylor's garden.

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What the Critics Say

"Hilariously honest...a kind of rake's progress. The accounts of filming with stars such as Madonna, Sharon Stone, and Julia Roberts are as good as Evelyn Waugh. The earlier scenes from childhood to unruly adolescence, to drama school and a belle époque beyond, are like Brideshead in Doc Martens, shocking and hilarious...His autobiography is funny, outrageous, and extremely well written." (Daily Mail)

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Customer Reviews

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Badly read

Unfortunately the 'taster' that you can try before you listen wasn't long enough to show how badly Rupert Everett read his book. I thought it condescending to the listener, largely in monotone and at great speed as though he couldn't be bothered. This was very disappointing as the content of the book is both interesting and amusing. I do find more and more that the reader makes or breaks an audible book and this one shows that the author is not necessarily the best person to choose.
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- barjil

A real insight into the acting profession!

I loved the candid narration along with the humour which weaves its way althrough this man's unusual life. His observation of others, the time in which he was living and his constant companion 'Monty' all fascinating. Thank you Rupert.
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- Louisa

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-12-2006
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio UK