Douglas Thompson is the author of more than 20 books. A biographer, broadcaster and international journalist, he is a regular contributor to major newspapers and magazines worldwide. His books, published in a dozen languages, include the television-based anthology Hollywood People and bestselling biographies of Madonna, Clint Eastwood, Michelle Pfeiffer, Dudley Moore, John Travolta, Nicolas Cage, and Leonardo DiCaprio. He collaborated with the billion-dollar dancer Michael Flatley on his top-ten story ‘Lord of the Dance’.
His books have been serialised in newspapers and magazines throughout the world.
With Christine Keeler he wrote her revealing memoir 'The Truth At Last'. He worked as a consultant on the tie-in television documentary on the Profumo Affair.
Following the death of John Profumo the book was updated as ‘Secrets and Lies’ and published to huge interest in 2012.
Working with eminent psychotherapist Pauline Sutcliffe, he told the poignant story of her brother Stuart, who named and helped found the Beatles with John Lennon, in The Beatles’ Shadow.
His book‘The Hustlers’, about gangsters and gambling in 1960s London, is being developed for the screen and was the subject of a Channel 4 documentary.
His latest successes include the trilogy ‘Mafia Princess’, ‘Mafialand’ and ‘The Dark Heart of Hollywood’ which are all being developed for film.
In 2012 his authorised biography of international statesman Youssef Nada, ‘Inside the Muslim Brotherhood’, was published in English and Arabic.
Douglas Thompson divides his time between a medieval English village, the Middle East and California, where he was based as a Fleet Street foreign correspondent and columnist for more than 20 years. Back to the top of the home page, click here.