Douglas Thmopson - Author and International Journalist
Paul Nicholas Behind The Smile - My Autobiography

Paul Nicholas's life has been a roller coaster ride through the entertainment world. Since his early days as a teenage rock singer he has flourished in musical theatre for over three decades; from playing the west end's first Jesus Christ super star to being the co-producer of the hit shows Greece and Saturday night fever. He is also one of Britain 's most loved television stars – and was once voted the nations sexiest man.

Behind the smile is a revealing yet affectionate look backstage. Spotlighting Nicholas's career – from his starring role in the first rock musical Hair to his work on Andrew Lloyd Webbers international triumph Cats – it uncovers his influence on theatre as a performer and producer. It tells of behind the scenes antics and politics from Shakespeare to the high wire Barnum. It also reveals the astonishing story of the love of this man for his four children, the women he tragically lost and another who helped him rebuild all of their lives.

Paul Nicholas has appeared in films with Laurence Olivier and Ralph Richardson and terrorised Roger Dultry as cousin Kevin in Ken Russell's cult move Tommy; his role as Vince Pinner in the BAFTA – winning ‘just good friends' is regarded as a classic television performance, endorsed by the shows peak audience of 22 million. Vince's antics continue to be broadcast around the world just as Paul Nicholson continues to delight audiences on screen and in the theatre. He's unstoppable.

He's plays piano for screaming Lord Sutch, danced with Cyd Charisse and had a string of million selling top ten hits. He's entertained royalty, been honoured by the variety club of Great Britain for charity work and has been presented with the famous red book and told “this is your life”.


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