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Roger Lewis
Welsh academic and biographer

Roger Lewis

Roger Lewis
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Intro Welsh academic and biographer
Is Writer Biographer
From Wales
Field Literature Science
Gender male
Birth 26 February 1960
Age 63 years
Star sign Pisces
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Roger Lewis (born 26 February 1960) is a Welsh academic, biographer and journalist.
Lewis was raised in Bedwas, Monmouthshire, where he was educated at Bassaleg School. He then attended the University of St Andrews (MA) before studying further at Magdalen College, Oxford (MLitt). He became a Fellow of Wolfson College, Oxford, in 1984.
Lewis has also published books on Laurence Olivier, Peter Sellers and the Carry On actor Charles Hawtrey (Charles Hawtrey: the man who was Private Widdle, 2001).
In 2014 comments Lewis made in a Spectator article led to publishers Biteback withdrawing an offer of a book deal. In his review of a Dusty Springfield biography Lewis had said: "Call me a crazy old physiognomist, but my theory is that you can always spot a lesbian by her big thrusting chin. Celebrity Eskimo Sandi Toksvig, Ellen DeGeneres, Jodie Foster, Clare Balding, Vita Sackville-West, God love them: there's a touch of Desperate Dan in the jaw-bone area, no doubt the better to go bobbing for apples."

List of publications

  • Lewis, Roger (2011). What Am I Still Doing Here?. London: Coronet. ISBN 978-1-444-70868-4. 
  • Lewis, Roger (2010). Growing Up with Comedians. London: Century. ISBN 978-1-84413-808-1. 
  • Lewis, Roger (2009). Seasonal Suicide Notes: My Life as it is Lived. London: Short Books. ISBN 978-1-907595-00-4. 
  • Lewis, Roger (2007). The Real Life of Laurence Olivier. London: Arrow Books. ISBN 978-0-09-951366-7. 
  • Lewis, Roger (2003). Anthony Burgess. London: Faber and Faber. ISBN 978-0-571-21721-2. 
  • Lewis, Roger (2002). Charles Hawtrey 1914-1988: The Man Who Was Private Widdle. London: Faber and Faber. ISBN 978-0-571-21089-3. 
  • Lewis, Roger (1995). The Life and Death of Peter Sellers. London: Arrow Books. ISBN 978-0-09-974700-0.  1108 pages.

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