Anthony Holden


Anthony Holden

Anthony Holden (born 22 May 1947) is a British journalist, broadcaster and writer, particularly known as a biographer of the British Royal family and of artists including
Shakespeare, Tchaikovsky, Lorenzo da Ponte and Laurence Olivier.

Life

He was born in Lancashire, and educated at Oundle School and the University of Oxford, where he edited the student paper "Isis". He has written for a wide range of publications, and is currently music critic of "The Observer".

When he was a "Whitbread Prize" judge in 2000 he said it would have been a "national humiliation" if "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban" had won, ahead of Seamus Heaney's translation of "Beowulf". He had threatened to resign if that happened. Robert Harris derided this threat as "pompous." [ [http://theliterarylink.com/potter.html "Harry Potter in Literary Flap"] Giles Elgood January 26, 2000, Reuters accessed 3 August 2007]

Poker

Holden is a poker player, and spent a year playing professionally while researching his 1990 book "" (ISBN 0743294815). The book covers his experiences between the World Series of Poker (WSOP) tournaments in 1988 and 1989.

In 2007, Holden published "" (ISBN 0743294823), a journal of his second stint as a professional player, between the 2005 and 2006 WSOP events.

In 2005 he appeared on the chat show "Heads Up with Richard Herring", to discuss his life, career and his love of poker.

Works

*"Greek Pastoral Poetry" (1973) translator
*"The St Albans Poisoner: The Life And Crimes Of Graham Young" (1974)
*"Charles: Prince of Wales" (1979) as Prince Charles (US)
*"Laurence Olivier: A Biography" (1981)
*"Their Royal Highnesses, The Prince and Princess of Wales" (1981)
*"A Week In The Life Of The Royal Family" (1983)
*"Great Royal Front Pages: A Scrapbook of Historic Royal Events from Queen Victoria to Baby Prince William" (1983)
*"Royal Quiz" (1983)
*"Of Presidents, Prime Ministers And Princes" (1984)
*"Queen Mother" (1985)
*"Don Giovanni: The Translation" (1987) with Amanda Holden
*"Charles: A Biography" (1988) as King Charles III (US)
*"The Last Paragraph. The Journalism of David Blundy" (1990) editor
*"Big Deal: A Year as a Professional Poker Player" (1990)
*"The Queen Mother: A 90th Birthday Tribute" (1990)
*"A Princely Marriage: Charles & Diana, the First Ten Years" (1991)
*"Behind The Oscar: The Secret History of the Academy Awards" (1993)
*"H.M. Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother In Private" (1993)
*"The Tarnished Crown" (1993)
*"Tchaikovsky" (1995)
*"Diana: Her Life and Legacy" (1997)
*"Charles at Fifty" (1998)
*"William Shakespeare: His Life and Work" (1999)
*"Liber Amicorum for Frank Kermode" (1999) editor with Ursula Owen
*"The Mind Has Mountains a.alvarez@lxx" (1999) editor with Frank Kermode
*"The Drama of Love, Life and Death in Shakespeare" (2000)
*"Shakespeare: An Illustrated Biography" (2002)
*"Wit in the Dungeon" (2005) biography of Leigh Hunt
*"Lorenzo Da Ponte, The Man Who Wrote Mozart" (2006)
*"Olivier" Biography of Laurence Olivier. Max Press (2007)

References

External links

* [http://www.guardian.co.uk/letters/story/0,3604,1602251,00.html Holden's letter to "The Guardian"; corrections to Wikipedia entry]
* [http://www.gutshot.com/e/article.php?full=664&limitb=0&limitt=27&show=s&ckbox=k&search=holden Gutshot Interview regarding Bigger Deal]
* [http://www.biggerdeal.com Anthony Holden's website]


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Edward Anthony Holden — (2 August 1805 ndash; 28 August 1877) was a landowner who lived at Aston Hall in Aston upon Trent, Derbyshire. He inherited land and bought more starting in 1833. He was High Sheriff of Derbyshire in 1839.… …   Wikipedia

  • Holden (surname) — Holden is a family name. Notable people with the name include:* Alexandra Holden (1977 ), American actress * Albert Fairchild Holden (1866 1913), founder of Holden Arboretum * Amanda Holden (1971 ), English actress * Anthony Holden (1947 ),… …   Wikipedia

  • Holden, Massachusetts — Infobox Settlement official name = Holden, Massachusetts nickname = motto = imagesize = image caption = Holden Center image mapsize = 250px map caption = Location in Worcester County in Massachusetts mapsize1 = map caption1 = subdivision type =… …   Wikipedia

  • Anthony Hopkins — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Hopkins. Anthony Hopkins …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Jack Holden — Personaje de Home and Away Jack Holden Interpretado por: Paul O Brien Duración: 2005 2009 Causa: Asesinado por Angelo Rosetta Perfil Edad: 15 de junio de 1981 (30 años) …   Wikipedia Español

  • Jack Holden — Infobox soap character colour=Television colour|Home and Away name = Jack Anthony Holden first = August 5, 2005 Episode 4020 last = cause = nickname = alias = species = gender = Male age = 26 born = death = occupation = Constable | title =… …   Wikipedia

  • Lucas Holden — Infobox soap character | name = Lucas Holden other names = Luc colour=Television colour|Home and Away first = August 5, 2005 Episode 4020 portrayer = Rhys Wakefield creator = gender = Male nickname = Luc introduced = last = February 14 2008… …   Wikipedia

  • Edward Anthony (disambiguation) — Edward Anthony was an American photographer and one of the founders of E. H. T. Anthony Company.Edward Anthony may also refer to:* Edward Anthony Hatton (circa 1701 1783), English Roman Catholic priest * Edward Anthony Holden (1805 1877), English …   Wikipedia

  • Philip Anthony Hopkins — Anthony Hopkins Pour les articles homonymes, voir Hopkins. Anthony Hopkins Nom de naissance Philip Anthony Hopkins …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Sir Anthony Hopkins — Anthony Hopkins Pour les articles homonymes, voir Hopkins. Anthony Hopkins Nom de naissance Philip Anthony Hopkins …   Wikipédia en Français


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.