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Hopeful - An Autobiography

by Omid Djalili

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Omid Djalili was born in the UK to Iranian parents and he has therefore a unique view of the 2 countries and their cultures. Besides being a performer and comedian he’s also an actor and you’ll spot him in many a film, in Gladiator, Notting Hill if you’re quick and James Bond among others. His multi-layered career has given him a fund of laugh-out-loud stories, many against himself. Plenty of performers write autobiographies, this is a bit different, Omid Djalili is manic, very funny and not one to give up – ever – even if it means taking part in Splash! The TV programme sending participants off the high diving board. ~ Sue Baker

 

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Hopeful - An Autobiography Synopsis

Omid Djalili's childhood was unconventional, to say the least. He was raised in a beautiful, chaotic, cramped, colourful and legally dubious guesthouse where his parents fed and watered Iranian nationals flocking to the UK. Over twenty years almost 2000 'cousins' passed through the Djalili's doors and the young Omid played translator to each. Although these years taught him a lot about the rich tapestry of life, this parenting by committee led to a slightly chequered school career which saw Omid taking his A levels a record six times and eventually fake his own university entrance papers. Desperate to be free of his cramped living quarters he escapes to the University of Ulster where he lives a life of wonderful solitude. Full of the warmth and intelligence that makes Omid such a successful comedian and sought-after actor, this memoir takes us on an incredible and laugh-out-loud funny journey through an unusually British life.

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ISBN: 9781472218667
Publication date: 07/05/2015
Publisher: Headline Book Publishing an imprint of Headline Publishing Group
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781472218612
Publication date: 28/08/2014
Publisher: Headline Book Publishing an imprint of Headline Publishing Group
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781472218667
Publication date: 7th May 2015
Author: Omid Djalili
Publisher: Headline Book Publishing an imprint of Headline Publishing Group
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 320 pages
Genres: Biography / Autobiography, eBook Favourites,
Categories: Memoirs, Performing arts: comedy, Individual actors & performers,

About Omid Djalili

With a career spanning over three decades, British-born Iranian comic and actor Omid Djalili's legendary performances on stage and screen have won him plaudits the world over. Credits include the NBC sitcom 'Whoopi' with Whoopi Goldberg, 'Fagin' in West-End smash-hit 'Oliver!', 'Dr Rance' in Joe Orton's What The Butler Saw at The Vaudeville Theatre 2012 and Red in The Shawshank Redemption. His role as 'Mahmud Nasir' in the international hit 'The Infidel' won him a best actor award at the Turin film festival. Omid also starred in the blockbusting 'Sex and the City 2', 'The Mummy', 'Gladiator' and 'Mr.Nice' ...

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