The distinguished British actor Nigel Havers, has played many roles in theatre, film and TV. From Chariots of Fire, A Passage to India and Empire of the Sun to TV dramas such as Upstairs, Downstairs and Look Back in Darkness. In the 1980s he headlined the BBC sitcom Don't Wait Up and went on to work in BBC dramas such as Dangerfield and Murder In Mind. More recently he returned to comedy with Manchild and guest-starring role in Little Britain. He was married to his wife Polly for 15 years, before her death in 2004. Nigel's father was Lord Havers QC, a Conservative MP, who was also an Attorney General and Lord Chancellor.
This is a devil-may-care, extremely endearing book with not a luvvie line in it. "Absolute bollocks. Total fun." - The Sunday TimesHavers could charm the knickers off a nun. Wonderfully aristocratic-looking, a great raconteur... he comes across as the sort of man you would kill to have dinner with. - The Daily MailPlaying With Fire is a highly amusing read, self-deprecating, surprisingly well-written and it zips along at a rate of knots - Scotsman Magazine