ROLL OUT THE BERYL
THE AUTHORISED BIOGRAPHY OF BERYL REID
FOREWORD BY SIAN PHILLIPS
career spanning over half a century, Beryl Reid was the original
national treasure who brought to life such beloved comic characters as
Monica and Marlene whilst also giving award winning performances in the
Killing of Sister George and Entertaining Mr Sloane.
a fairytale existence in the picturesque Honeypot Cottage on the banks
of the Thames surrounded by an army of feline friends, Beryl Reid
remains one of Britain's favourite eccentrics. But behind the smiles and
the laughter, there was sacrifice and sadness which made her one of the
most complex but also one of the best loved performers of her time. With
contributions from friends, family, co-stars and Beryl's very own
personal archive, Roll Out the Beryl tells the true story
of Beryl's life beyond the footlights - the comedy and the tragedy.