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Kelly, Ian 1966-

Overview
Works: 36 works in 113 publications in 4 languages and 2,652 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Cookbooks  Biographies  Drama  War films  Action and adventure films 
Roles: Author, Actor, Photographer
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Ian Kelly
Casanova : actor, lover, priest, spy by Ian Kelly( Book )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 764 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers lesser-known facts about Casanova's life behind his mythical persona as a great lover, in an account that traces his work as a diplomat, writer, and confidant of such figures as Madame de Pompadour and Catherine the Great
Cooking for kings : the life of Antonin Carême, the first celebrity chef by Ian Kelly( Book )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A unique feast of biography and Regency cookbook, Cooking for Kings takes readers on a culinary tour of the palaces of Britain and Europe in the ultimate age of gastronomic indulgence, when, for the first time, chefs became celebrities and the modern restaurant was born." "Drawing on the legendary cook's rich memoirs, Ian Kelly traces Antonin Careme's meteoric rise from a child abandoned on the streets of revolutionary Paris to international celebrity and provides a dramatic below-stairs perspective on one of the most momentous, and sensuous, periods in European history - First Empire Paris, Georgian England, and the Russia of War and Peace - when emperors, kings, and princes wielded Careme's gastronomy as a diplomatic tool." "Careme was much more than the inventor of the chef's hat, the vol-au-vent, and the souffle. He had an unfailing ability to cook for the right people in the right place at the right time. He knew the foibles and the favorite dishes of the Romanovs, the Rothschilds, and Rossini. He worked for the gourmet-king George IV, the Viennese court, and even made Napoleon's wedding cake. But Careme's reputation rested ultimately on a novel idea that changed cooking forever: by marrying food and glamour in his books - which transported readers to the tables of the famous households for whom he cooked - he was the first chef to become rich and famous by publishing cookbooks."--Jacket
Beau Brummell : the ultimate man of style by Ian Kelly( Book )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Long before tabloids and television, Beau Brummell was the first person famous for being famous, the male socialite of his time, the first metrosexual -- 200 years before the word was conceived. His name has become synonymous with wit, profligacy, fine tailoring, and fashion. A style pundit, Brummell was singly responsible for changing forever the way men dress -- inventing, in effect, the suit. Brummell cut a dramatic swath through British society, from his early years as a favorite of the Prince of Wales and an arbiter of taste in the Age of Elegance, to his precipitous fall into poverty, incarceration, and madness. Brummell created the blueprint for celebrity crash and burn, falling dramatically out of favor and spending his last years in a hellish asylum. For nearly two decades, Brummell ruled over the tastes and pursuits of the well heeled and influential, and for almost as long, lived in penury and exile."--Publisher description
Mr Foote's other leg by Ian Kelly( Book )

13 editions published between 2012 and 2017 in English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tale of murder, comedy and tragedy: the riotous story of the one-legged superstar of Georgian London. In 1776 Foote's was the most talked-of name in the English-speaking world. By 1777 it was almost unmentionable. Samuel Foote, friend of David Garrick and Dr Johnson, is the greatest lost figure of the eighteenth century; his story defies belief and has only been forgotten for reasons both laughable and shocking. Foote's rise to fame was based on three unrelated accidents: his extraordinary gifts as an impressionist, a murder within his family which he turned into a true-crime bestseller, and the loss of his leg after a disastrous practical joke. Out of this was born the most singular career in stage history. He flouted convention in transvestite roles, evaded the censors by selling his scurrilous satires as 'Tea Parties', wrote a series of plays for one-legged actors - accordingly not much revived - and established London's Theatre Royal, Haymarket. Then came two scandalous trials that rocked Georgian high society. Trials of such magnitude they kept America's Declaration of Independence from the front pages of the London papers. In a unique conflation of biography and social and medical history, award-winning historian Ian Kelly uncovers the hidden world of 'the Hogarth of the stage'. From Sheridan to Dickens to Dudley Moore, Foote's influence continues, but Mr Foote's Other Leg is not just a tragicomic tale of this Oscar Wilde of the eighteenth century, it is also the story of the first media storm, the first true-crime bestseller, the first victim of celebrity culture, and a joyous hop around the mad theatre of London life - high and low
Vivienne Westwood by Vivienne Westwood( Book )

13 editions published in 2014 in English and German and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Vivienne Westwood is one of the icons of our age; fashion designer, activist, co-creator of punk, global brand and grandmother; a true living legend. Both her name and brand are recognised the world over, whilst at home in the UK she has attained National Treasure status as the nation's favourite fearless female icon. This is her story. Told for the first time in all its glamour and glory and with her unique voice, unexpected perspective and passionate honesty: 'The living deserve respect. The dead deserve the truth; Ian and I are working together on this and I am excited that this will be my story, the story nobody ever did before.' For the first and only time, she is both writing and collaborating on a unique personal memoir and authorised biography: partly her own voice, partly through contributions from her vast network of friends, family and associates. Ian Kelly (award-winning biographer of, amongst others, fashion maverick Beau Brummell and the original self-publicist, Giacomo Casanova) brings the insights of a historian and friend of Vivienne to the life and works of one of the major influences of our age in this wonderful, insightful collaboration."--Wheelers.co.nz
Beau Brummell : the ultimate dandy by Ian Kelly( Book )

13 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vivienne Westwood by Vivienne Westwood( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and Italian and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vivienne Westwood is one of the icons of our age; fashion designer, activist, co-creator of punk, global brand and grandmother; a true living legend. Both her name and brand are recognised the world over, whilst at home in the UK she has attained National Treasure status as the nation's favourite fearless female icon
Vivienne Westwood by Vivienne Westwood( Recording )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vivienne Westwood is one of the icons of our age: fashion designer, activist, co-creator of punk, global brand and grandmother - a true living legend. Both her name and brand are recognised the world over, whilst at home in the UK she has attained 'national treasure' status as the nation's favourite fearless female icon. This is her story, told for the first time in all its glamour and glory and with her unique voice, unexpected perspective and passionate honesty
Beau Brummell by Ian Kelly( Book )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Casanova by Ian Kelly( )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Benedict Cumberbatch reads Ian Kelly's biography of one of the most beguiling and controversial individuals of any age.In this fascinating biography of the notorious libertine, Ian Kelly draws on documents by Casanova, his friends and his lovers (male and female) in order to bring fresh insights to the man's life and world. The sights and smells of Eighteenth Century Europe are brought keenly to life, as are the colourful incidents of Casanova's life. As the young cleric he embarked upon a scandalous affair with a married woman, fleeing eventually to Constantinople. He created a stir at the French court of King Louis XV, began intrigues in London that led him to a soaking in the Thames, and sought to meet Catherine the Great at a ball in St Petersburg. His own memoirs ensured his lasting fame, and changed the way we think and write about ourselves and about sex. Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock; The Imitation Game; Star Trek Into Darkness) is the reader of this abridged edition, first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 Extra
Actor, spy, lover, priest by Ian Kelly( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The definitive history of the world's greatest lover, from the author of the bestselling BEAU BRUMMELL
Voina = The war( Visual )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in Russian and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After an Englishman and a Russian held hostage by the Chechens are released, they can't arrange for the exchange of the remaining prisoners. They return by themselves on an armed rescue mission
The war = Fan kong zhan xian by Alekseĭ Balabanov( Visual )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in Russian and English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A British actor and his girlfriend are captured along with several Russian soldiers by Chechen rebels while on tour in Georgia. They are thrown into a hole in a remote village where the horrors of war are horrifyingly apparent. Held for ransom that doesn't materialize, one of the actors is released to raise the cash in Britain. Upon his return he meets a conscript who is also desperate to save another captive. The two join forces and head back to the Chechen village to wage a two-man assault that will soon become an all-out war
Mr Foote's Other Leg (NHB Modern Plays) by Ian Kelly( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kazanova by Ian Kelly( Book )

2 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in Russian and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Casanova by Ian Kelly( Book )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Benedict Cumberbatch reads Casanova by Ian Kelly( Recording )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As a young cleric Casanova embarked upon a scandalous affair with a married woman, fleeing eventually to Constantinople. He created a stir at the French court of King Louis XV, began intrigues in London that led him to a soaking in the Thames, and sought to meet Catherine the Great at a ball in St Petersburg. His own memoirs ensured his lasting fame and changed the way we think and write about ourselves, and about sex."--Publisher description
Beau Brummell : [the ultimate dandy] by Ian Kelly( Recording )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vivʹen Vestvud by Vivienne Westwood( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in Russian and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vivienne Westwood by Vivienne Westwood( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vivienne Westwood is one of the icons of our age. Fashion designer, activist, co-creator of punk, global brand and grandmother; a true living legend. Her career has spanned five decades and her work has influenced millions of people across the world. Vivienne Westwood has written a personal memoir, collaborating with biographer Ian Kelly, to describe the events, people and ideas that have shaped her life
 
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Alternative Names
Ian Kelly Brits acteur

Ian Kelly brytyjski pisarz i aktor

Ian Kelly écrivain britannique

Ian Kelly escritor británico

Kellijs, Ians 1966-

Иэн Келли

Келли И. 1966-

يان كيلي كاتب بريطاني

ケリー, イアン

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