A detailed and authoritative account of one of modern Hollywood s greatest actors, the book charts the ups and downs of Robert Downey Jr., from his quirky upbringing, through his struggles with substance abuse to Oscar nominations and beyond. With exclusive and intimate insights from people who have worked and played alongside him, this is the first biography that dares to glimpse inside the psyche of this brilliant and complex star.
Professor Brian Cox is probably the best-known physicist in the world today. As presenter of the hit television series Wonders of the Solar System and Wonders of the Universe, his affable charm and infectious enthusiasm has brought science to a whole new audience. The first book of its kind, with exclusive interviews and in-depth research, The Wonder Of Brian Cox tells the fascinating story of the man who single-handedly made physics cool.
Ranging from bizarre stories of actors’ shenanigans behind the camera to strange but true executive and marketing decisions, and covering over one hundred shows, series and episodes, from behind and in front of the camera in British and American television studios, Television’s Strangest Moments is the ultimate tome of TV trivia. From live TV suicide to Ricky Martin’s disastrous candid camera-style episode involving a young female fan and several cans of dog food, Television’s Strangest Moments will keep you hooked, when there’s nothing worth watching on the box.