Douglas Thompson

Douglas Thompson is the author of more than twenty books. A biographer, broadcaster and international journalist, he is a regular contributor to major newspapers and magazines worldwide. His books, published in a dozen languages, include the television-based anthology Hollywood People, and best-selling biographies of Madonna, Clint Eastwood, Michelle Pfeiffer, Dudley Moore, John Travolta, Nicolas Cage and Leonardo DiCaprio. He collaborated with the billion dollar dancer Michael Flatley on his Top Ten story Lord of the Dance. His books have been serialised in newspapers and magazines throughout the world. With Christine Keeler, he wrote her revealing memoir The Truth At Last, an instant best-seller. He worked as a consultant on the tie-in television documentary on the Profumo Affair. Working with eminent psychotherapist Pauline Sutcliffe, he told the poignant story of her brother Stuart, who named and helped found the Beatles with John Lennon. His book The Hustlers, about gangsters and gambling in 1960s’ London, is being developed as a major motion picture by producer-director Martha Fiennes and was the subject of a Channel 4 documentary. His DVD contributions to a celebration of Clint Eastwood’s career were recently commemorated in a special box set of Eastwood movies. He has worked with many Hollywood stars on their memoirs.

Douglas Thompson divides his time between a medieval English village and California, where he was based as a Fleet Street correspondent and columnist for more than twenty years.