Come and Meet Gareth Owen signing: Raising an Eyebrow – My Life with Sir Roger Moore
Saturday 29th February from 11am
Come and Meet Sir Roger Moore's executive assistant Gareth Owen. Signing copies of his latest book Raising an Eyebrow - My Life with Sir Roger Moore at WHSmith Shrewsbury on Saturday 29th February from 11am
HAVING taken on the role of Roger Moore's executive assistant in 2002, Gareth Owen became the right-hand man to an icon, as well as his co-author, onstage co-star and confidant. Gareth was faithfully at Roger's side for fifteen years until his passing in 2017. In this affectionate and amusing book, the author recounts his times with Roger Moore and gives a unique and rare insight into life with one of the world's most beloved actors. Roger always said, 'Gareth knows me better than I know myself.' For all his celebrity, Roger Moore was quite reserved. In interviews he rarely spoke about himself, much preferring to tell fun tales about others. But his trusted sidekick was with him throughout his worldwide travels, his UK stage shows, his writing process and his book tours, as he received his Knighthood, and as he rubbed shoulders with the rich and famous. There were genuinely hilarious, heartfelt and extraordinary moments to be captured and Gareth Owen was there to share them all.
Having graduated from Bangor University with a degree in Applied Physics and Electronics I put it to good use by ... running away to join the film industry! Setting up office at Pinewood Studios I ran my own production company and in 1999 branched out into writing film-industry related articles for trade magazines. This lead to me writing my first book 'The Pinewood Story' all about the history of the famous studios through the eyes of the people who created it. Further books followed - Albert J Luxford: The Gimmick Man; Alan Hume - A Life Through The Lens; Roger Moore - His Films And Career ... and that latter book lead to the opportunity of working with the great man himself, for 16 years in total, as his PA, right hand man and co-author. Having persuaded him to put pen to paper on his first volume of autobiography I served as his ghostwriter on 'My Word Is My Bond' plus a further three volumes: 'Bond On Bond', 'Last Man Standing' and 'A Bientot'. I continued to write other books ranging from 'The Shepperton Story' to ghostwriting 'From Pinewood to Hollywood' for film producer Paul Hitchcock; 'Memoirs Of A Film Publicist' for Jerry Pam; 'Stars And Wars' for art director Alan Tomkins .... and my 19th book launched in 2020 entitled 'Raising An Eyebrow - My Life with Sir Roger Moore'.
Terms and Conditions
• The signing will commence from 11am • The signing will take place in WHSmith Shrewsbury • Early arrivals will be turned away. Anyone arriving to the venue before 10am will be asked to return at or after 10am • To join the queue to meet Gareth you must purchase your copy of Raising an Eyebrow – My Life with Sir Roger Moore from WHSmith Shrewsbury • A receipt of proof a purchase will be required • Due to the anticipated high turnout, please be prepared to queue • Refreshments will not be available at the event, but facilities are available at nearby outlets • The exact time at which the event ends will be determined by the promoters on the day • To avoid disappointment, we advise you not to arrive any later than the signing start time • Posed photos may be permitted, time allowing. • There will not be an official photographer present at the event • Raising an Eyebrow – My Life with Sir Roger Moore will be signed. No other merchandise will be signed • Dedications may be permitted, time allowing • Anyone under the age of 14 years must be accompanied by an adult. Any accompanying adults will not require a book. Due to time and space limitations only one child can be accompanied by only one parent. • Please note the event may be filmed, as an attendee you consent to footage of you being used for promotional purposes • Management have the right to refuse entry or remove anyone who does not comply with these rules or who fails to follow reasonable instructions on the day