ABOUT THIS BOOK
PUBLICATION DATE: November 1, 2020
The Real Stanley Baxter
By (author) Brian Beacom; Interviewee Stanley Baxter; Foreword by Billy Connolly
Why would Britain’s most successful entertainer turn down the chance to capture America? What could pressure an actor with a five-picture deal to consider taking his own life? How could a brilliant comedy actor and impressionist make millions of people roar with laughter over four decades – in theatre, television and film – yet find personal happiness elusive? The real Stanley Baxter is now revealed…
Brian Beacom is a multi-award winning Arts and Entertainment writer with the Herald newspaper in Scotland. His most recent biography, The Real Mrs Brown – The Authorised Biography of Brendan O’Carroll was a Sunday Times triple best seller and sold almost 250,000 copies. The writer spent seventeen years with Stanley Baxter in creating this book and is regarded as the authority on the entertainer. Brian Beacom is currently working on a biographical play based on a single episode of Stanley’s life.