Jack Wild Audio Book
It’s a Dodger’s Life, An Autobiography
Contains 16 CDs
Read by Richard Burnip
Contains 16 Audio CDs
Includes a bonus extract of Jack reading an early draft of the book.
Propelled to stardom at the age of 15, this is the story of actor Jack Wild – published for the first time. Just an ordinary boy, spotted by chance by a theatrical agent, Jack found world fame through his performance in the 1968 film musical Oliver! which brought him an Oscar nomination and international stardom. As his fame grew, Jack sadly fell prey to alcoholism, which eventually dominated his life. After the glittering highs of the 60’s and 70’s came the “lost decade” of the 80’s; falling victim to debt and being sectioned under the Mental Health Act.
The real story is here, in Jack’s own words, but this isn’t a memoir of pity and darkness, finally sober, Jack returned to the screen in the 90’s. Even after the cancer diagnosis which killed him at the age of 53, he was optimistic about life.
His autobiography contains behind the scenes accounts of the many great names he worked with, from British favourites such as Diana Dors and Ron Moody to international celebrities including Bing Crosby and Kevin Costner. Completed by Jack’s widow, Claire, who also reads the epilogue, this audio book is written in Jack’s unique voice, with honesty, roguish charm and an astonishing lack of self-pity.
£20 With Free UK Postage.