'A wickedly entertaining new memoir' Daily Mail
According to the Daily Mail Ian Ogilvy was 'the undisputed star of 1970s TV as the dashing Simon Templar in Return Of The Saint'. The show turned him into a household name, causing him to be touted as the next James Bond.
From a liberal upbringing in post-war Britain, boarding school escapades and life at RADA, Ogilvy enjoyed an acting career spanning more than fifty years, including TV show Upstairs, Downstairs and films Witchfinder General, No Sex Please: We're British and Death Becomes Her. His story plays host to a spectacular all-star cast including Boris Karloff, Hayley Mills, Penelope Keith, Derek Nimmo, Timothy Dalton, Derek Jacobi and Meryl Streep, and Ogilvy gives a vivid account from behind the scenes of the Golden Age of television and film.
Once a Saint is an amusing and unvarnished story: a tremendously endearing tale from a working actor. His story is modest and endlessly charming, told in such a way that opens a reader's heart to him.
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About the Author
Ian Ogilvy was born in Woking, Surrey and educated at Eton College. After two years at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, he went on to a long, successful and continuing career as an actor, and is best known for taking over the part of Simon Templar - The Saint - from Roger Moore. He also appeared in Upstairs Downstairs, I, Claudius, and many other television productions. He has performed in the West End many times and has appeared in a number of films, most of them quite dreadful. His play A Slight Hangover was staged in the UK, and he has published two novels - Loose Chippings and The Polkerton Giant. His series of five children's books about his hero, Measle Stubbs, has been translated into over twenty languages.
Ian Ogilvy lives in California with his wife Kitty, and if you want to know any more about him you really should read his book.