Everyone thinks they know Sid James - the Carry On star and womaniser, who drank himself to death after the end of his affair with Barbara Windsor - but despite hundreds of scandalous newspaper exposés the real story of this complex actor has never been told.
Now, this fascinating biography...
Everyone thinks they know the Sid James story - the wife-beating womaniser who seduced his Carry On leading lady, Barbara Windsor, and drank himself to death after the affair ended.
Sid was certainly a lover of the flesh - be it chorus girls or race horses - but the rumours...
With a foreword by former Carry On co-star Jim Dale, The Complete Sid James catalogues the South African-born actor's work on television, film, radio and stage.
Two earlier revisions of the book, by biographer Robert Ross, were published, in 2000 (ISBN 1903111072) and 2005 (1903111943).
Sid James, of Carry On and Bless This House fame, as well as the possessor of the dirtiest laugh in movie history, gets the Comic Icons box set treatment.
1. The Lavender Hill Mob (1951)
2. Make Mine A Million (1959)
3. The Big Job (1965)