Entirely Up To You, Darling

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The long awaited autobiography by one of the world’s best-loved actors and directors.

The story begins in 1983 with a famously weeping Attenborough accepting two Oscars when his film Gandhi broke all previous records to win a total of eight Academy awards. Hawkins, 67, is Attenborough’s publicist, confidante, co-producer and long-term business partner.

Attenborough will reflect on the highs and lows of a long life both in and out of the public gaze. Few know, for instance, that he once risked prison on a matter of conscience or that, as an air-gunner cameraman, he took part in bombing raids over Germany during the war. More poignantly, Attenborough will finally break his silence about his long-running friendship with Princess Diana, and the tsunami tragedy that robbed him of his eldest daughter and granddaughter in December 2004.

At 82, Richard Attenborough is the celebrity peer, happily married since 1945, reflecting on a lifetime of ceaseless activity as a film-star, director, producer, company chairman and charitable campaigner.

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Richard Attenborough’s most recent involvement with acting and film-making has been with Jurassic Park; Oh, What a Lovely War; Gandhi and Shadowlands.

Diana Hawkins has written, as Diana Carter, three novels and a children’s book.

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"Actor and director Richard Attenborough is a giant of British cinema - and one of the best connected men in the world of showbusiness ... Now he's telling his extraordinary story ... Moving and enthralling" Daily Mail "One of the most readable and entertaining showbusiness memoirs I have read" Sunday Express "Richard Attenborough, with his long-term collaborator Diana Hawkins, has written a highly entertaining memoir, Entirely Up to You Darling. Despite its self-mocking title, it offers an insightful account of professional triumphs and personal tragedy" Books of the Year, Independent "There is, in Attenborough's life, as arresting a sense of narrative as in his films" Scotland on Sunday "They make for enjoyable reading because Attenborough has had such a rich and varied life" Sunday Times

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