Do You Think That's Wise?

Do You Think That's Wise? by Graham McCann

The Life of John Le Mesurier

Format: Paperback / softback, 352 Pages
ISBN: 9781845137908
Publisher: Aurum Press
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Best known for Dad’ s Army, in which his Sergeant Wilson played the languid, rakish foil to Arthur Lowe’ s pompous, chippy Captain Mainwaring, John Le Mesurier was one of Britain’ s favourite and most recognisable character actors.

The epitome of insouciance and languor on screen, in real life this charming, quietly-spoken bon viveur was plagued by private turmoil and heartbreak. Married three times, he saw his first wife succumb to alcoholism, his second – the comedy diva Hattie Jacques – move her lover into the family home, and his third enjoy a passionate dalliance with troubled comic Tony Hancock.

As Graham McCann reveals in this fully authorised and moving biography, as an actor John Le Mesurier was a key ingredient in the success of Britain’ s greatest sitcom, but as a man he was far more courageous than Sergeant Wilson was ever meant to be.

Graham McCann is the bestselling and critically acclaimed author of Do You Think That's Wise?: The Life of John Le Mesurier, Bounder! The Biography of Terry-Thomas, Dad's Army, Fawlty Towers, Morecambe and Wise and Only Fools and Horses.
Format: Paperback / softback, 352 Pages
ISBN: 9781845137908
Size: 5.079 in x 7.756 in / 129 mm x 197 mm
Published:

'Graham McCann’s book is an affectionate, enthralling account of this laid-back gentleman of whom Dad’s Army writer Jimmy Perry said: ‘He just swanned through life’

'Graham McCann’ s book is an affectionate, enthralling account of this laid-back gentleman of whom Dad’ s Army writer Jimmy Perry said: ‘ He just swanned through life’