PomPoms Up! autobiography by world famous 7th Python actress Carol Cleveland: New Dynasty Press book shares the joys, sadness and thrills of her long and exciting career

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In PomPoms Up! Carol Cleveland tells her fans deliciously funny stories of working with the Python boys. PomPoms Up! is also packed with her star-studded memoirs of working with luminaries like Shirley MacLaine, Peter Sellers, David Niven, Ian McShane and even Charlie Chaplin.

Cover Design by Rupert Dixon. 
'How the Circus Kept Flying' Cartoon by Terry Gilliam

POMPOMS UP! Carol Cleveland's Showbiz Autobiography. Cover Design by Rupert Dixon. How the Circus Kept Flying Cartoon by Terry Gilliam

'Carol was definitely the sexiest of the Pythons!' —Michael Palin

POMPOMS UP! by Carol Cleveland
Published by Dynasty Press June 2014.
£10.99 RRP
ISBN 978-0-9928161-0-0

Re-joining the Monty Python team for their 2014 "Monty Python Live (mostly) one down, five to go" shows at the O2 Arena in July has given Carol Cleveland new impetus to bring the world her showbiz tales.

PomPoms Up! tells of Carol's life in the golden age of film and TV. As the 7th Python Carol was the only permanently featured female performer with the all-male John Cleese, Michael Palin, Terry Jones, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam and the late Graham Chapman. "She was so lively. She had such intelligence. She bought an intelligence to her acting."

After their colossal success her long career has been followed by scores of other acting roles. As well as all the Monty Python films, Cleveland has appeared in over 30 other films (Vampira, The Return of The Pink Panther); over 55 roles in TV shows (The Lotus Eaters, The Avengers, Randall & Hopkirk, The Saint, Two Ronnies); at least 85 theatre roles; as well as a variety of BBC radio shows.

Additional interview material collected for Carol Cleveland by Peter Jarrette will also be included in PomPoms Up! As Terry Jones recently said, "We were very grateful for Carol Cleveland. She filled her role like nobody's business."

Carol Cleveland is available for interview.

For further information, please contact:
Diana Colbert : diana(at)colmacPR(dot)co(dot)uk : 07979 860 457

About Carol Cleveland

Carol was born in London but grew up in America, first Texas and then California, returning to England in 1960 to study at RADA (The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art). She now lives by the sea in Shoreham on England’s south coast.

She is best recognised as the featured female member of the Monty Python team, appearing in all the TV series, films and stage shows and is often referred to as ‘the 7th Python’. She joined them on stage at the Hollywood Bowl and again at the N.Y. City Centre for Monty Python Live and in 1976 at the Royal Albert Hall, London for the George Harrison Tribute Concert.

October, 2009 marked the 40th Anniversary of Python and she was back on stage at the Royal Albert Hall in Eric Idle’s oratorio Not the Messiah (He’s a Very Naughty Boy!). She also made a substantial contribution to the book, Monty Python Live, about the touring days of Python.

Carol also played lead roles in two additional BBC TV series, One-Upmanship and The Lotus Eaters, and in numerous cult TV classics such as The Saint, The Avengers, The Persuaders, Man in a Suitcase, Randell and Hopkirk, Are You Being Served and Only Fools and Horses.

In London’s West End she played Rusty in Lenny (Criterion Theatre) and outside London, lead roles in Front Page, The Glass Menagerie, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Annie and over twenty national tours, including a production of Five Blue Haired Ladies Sitting on a Green Park Bench which also played in PA. USA in 2005. Later, she appeared at the Edinburgh Festival in Best Western, written and directed by Rich Hall.

Besides featuring in all the Python films, other film appearances include Return of the Pink Panther, Vampira and Mr.Daddy, playing Miss Hannigan. She also had the honour of being directed by Charlie Chaplin in The Countess from Hong Kong. Most recently, she had a starring role in the feature film Search for Simon and a cameo in a US RomCom Sweeter Side of Life. She also played a hard, Hollywood agent in the new TV sitcom Toast of London.

Carol has written and performed two of her own shows; PomPoms Up, a semi-autobiographical look at the glamour business, and War Baby, a dramatised reading of her WWII Baby’s Diary.

Carol portrayed ‘Edna’ in the American made-for-TV 2013 film comedy ‘The Sweeter Side of Life’. Her role as ‘Irene Jones’ in the comedy alien abduction feature ‘The Search for Simon’ won her a nomination in the 2013 Monaco Film Festival Angel Film Awards.

She invites you to find out more at http://www.carolcleveland.com/cv.htm.

About Dynasty Press:

Dynasty Press is a boutique London publishing house specialising in works connected to royalty, dynasties and people of influence. Current titles include best-selling The Untold Life of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother by Lady Colin Campbell, Terry Cooper's Death by Dior, A Tale of Two Russians by Chris Arthur and The Killing of Anna Karenina by Richard Freeborn. In Brighton Babylon author Peter Jarrette tells how life in the city of Brighton can sometimes resemble that of a situation comedy...a formula that only requires three walls, one at the back and one each side with the action in the middle and the audience watching. For more information please visit http://www.dynastypress.co.uk.

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