How did Len Rossiter do his Coin Trick?
What do actors talk about, just before they go on stage?
What’s the story of Day One with Diana Dors?
What’s the low-down on Dan Crawford’s wild enterprise at the legendary King’s Head?
The story about the spy who lusted after a West End smash hit
How Health and Safety went down the river when he worked with ‘Napoleon’
Can there be actor paradise? Try the RSC…
How the big egos and big voices got into their limelight
How did toe-fighting scandalise at the Dublin Festival?
How you can get from playing a small-time crook into big-time sit-com
What was Robert’s biggest laugh ever?
Robert Gillespie is a born storyteller, funny and growly – his is a tale told from the grubby shop floor as well as the glamorous red carpet. He became a household name, stopped in the street by an amused and friendly public. But that wasn’t the half of it…
Robert’s colourful descriptions of the world of the actor manager, the art of film, of commercial theatre, rep, ground-breaking fringe theatre, television, TV comedy, directing and producing in theatre, writing satire, of the surreal world of commercials, are satisfying and highly entertaining. It’s a unique look at nearly three-quarters of a century of show-biz. 

Are You Going to do That Little Jump? – The Adventure Continues
Hardcover: 260 pages, 130 colour
Publication date: 06 10 2021
Dimensions: 254 x 194 mm
ISBN: 978-1-9997993-1-1

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What people say about this book

Are You Going to do That Little Jump? — The Adventure Continues is a must-read not just for fans of Gillespie’s work, but for anyone with a love of acting, theatre and situation comedy. It combines a quick wit with keen observation, offering effervescent tales on the golden age of sitcom from one of its key players.
Greg Jameson, Entertainment Focus
Robert Gillespie is a great raconteur. He’s spent a life rubbing shoulders with the great, the good and the not so good, from Donald Wolfit, Cyril Cusack, Roy Kinnear and Julie Walters to Eastern European spies… He reveals the peccadilloes of the great actor-managers of the past, relives his terrors of performing love scenes to an audience of children; we can laugh at his tales from the Green Room… If you fancy a sly peep behind those red velvet curtains, then this is the book for you.
Patrick Adams, Mark Aspen Reviews