• Red Carpets and Other Banana Skins

  • The Autobiography
  • By: Rupert Everett
  • Narrated by: Rupert Everett
  • Length: 4 hrs and 24 mins
  • 3.7 out of 5 stars (93 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

An element of drama has always attended Rupert Everett, even before his rise to fame. He has spent his life surrounded by extraordinary people, and has witnessed extraordinary events. He was in Moscow during the fall of communism; in Berlin the night the wall came down; and at home in downtown Manhattan on September 11th. By the age of 17 he was friends with Andy Warhol and Bianca Jagger. 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 stage for the Royal Shakespeare Company or costarring with Faye Dunaway and an orangutan 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. Who else has lived in Paris with Beatrice Dalle, modeled for Versace and Valentino, been possessed by the spirit of Anthony Perkins, and played bridge with Christopher Isherwood?

A superb raconteur and a keen observer of human folly, Rupert Everett turns his life into a captivating story of love, nostalgia, fame, glamour, gossip, and drama. 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, Everett reveals himself as a storyteller and a charming guide to life lived in the fast lane.

©2007 Rupert Everett (P)2007 Hachette Audio

Critic Reviews

"Glowingly, resplendently alive...beautifully written...damnably charming." (Independent, UK)
"[A] continuously brilliant memoir, the best theatrical autobiography since Noel Coward's...a superb and unexpectedly inspiring achievement." (Guardian, UK)

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Rupert Everett really is a lot of fun

As far as Hollywood memoirs go this is an enjoyable listen. Mr Everett has a great wit and keeps you entertained and supplies enough giggles and gossip to endear you even more to him.

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funny break with a touch of reality

I love his voice! this was a great peek into the life of a rising star and the trials associated with being gay in an awakening world. I liked this listen!

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Loved it!

Beautiful writing and great stories. I didn't realize that mr Everett was such a talented writer.

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Interesting read, I want to know more...

I so enjoyed this book very much. Rupert Everett is down to Earth and yet traveled in an echelon of high society. His story is very intriguing and approachable. I want to know more about him, his thoughts and life. I would definitely recommend it.

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Wonderful

A funny, touching and from the heart book. I knew who Rupert was but nothing about him. He’s truly a British national treasure.

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The Oscar Wild Of Our Times

I Loved his voice , his sense of humor and also his Vulnerability in his reading ! Very Entertaining

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trip and slip

Trip and slip with an amusing actor and his past. Kept me smiling. Thanks Mr. Everett.