The name Peter Keogh may not be instantly recognisable to many people but he was married to one of the most popular British comedy actresses of the 1980s, Su Pollard. My Hi-De-High Life documents the story of how an unknown gay drifter from Australia came to live the celebrity life in London and mix with some of the most iconic stars of the time. This autobiography details the abuse in Peter's early life, his struggle to come to terms with his sexuality, different jobs, his travels, involvement with the theatre, tempestuous relationships and subsequent arrival in London, where he met and married Hi-de-Hi star Su Pollard. In this no holds barred account Peter spills the beans on his life with Su, his arrest and trial for theft, meeting Princess Diana and living the high life with well-known household names of the time. He goes on to document his subsequent divorce from Su, living in America and working with film legend Debbie Reynolds. This book is a fast-paced read about Peter's rollercoaster ride of a life that you won't want to put down.
About the Author
Peter Keogh was born in rural Australia during the 1940s. Growing up in a religious family, where homosexuality was considered anathema, he struggled to come to terms with his true identity. He was also subject to physical and sexual abuse, which shaped his later life. After a string of jobs, Peter moved to London where he met and worked with some of the biggest names in show business including comedy actress, Su Pollard, whom he married. For several years, Peter enjoyed the celebrity lifestyle and met and mixed with some of the most famous people of the day, including Princess Diana. Peter was also charged with theft which led to one of the most publicised trials of the day, receiving as much press coverage as the Falklands War. After his marriage to Su Pollard ended, Peter travelled to the USA, where he went on to work with many iconic stars, including film legend, Debbie Reynolds. Peter was finally able to publicly acknowledge his homosexuality and now lives openly with his long-term partner in Australia.