Send In the Clowns

Send In the Clowns – The Yo-Yo Life of Ian Hendry

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The first biography of Britain’s greatest television actor and most underrated stars, a performer of exceptional talent brought down by desperate times and his own demons. Send in the Clowns tells the sometimes heart-breaking story of the original star of TV’s The Avengers and, later, The Lotus Eaters and films such as The Hill and Get Carter.

For more information on Ian Hendry and his life and work, visit this excellent website run by his nephew, Neil. ianhendry.com

Comments / Reviews

Tom Clegg

“He had more talent in one little finger than most actors do in their whole bodies.”

John Nettles

He had an ability to hit a line dead centre so there was no possibility of disbelief in the audience and so that you couldn’t see the joins …he was a ruined genius.

David Barnes

I have read hundreds of music, TV and film-related biographies in my time and this splendid one stands up there as one of the best.