Bestselling biographer Anthony Holden is a true gentleman of letters. After an award-winning career in journalism he has become a prolific writer and broadcaster, praised for his translations from the classics and opera, hailed for his 'definitive' biographies and histories. Best known for his studies of Prince Charles, Laurence Olivier and Tchaikovsky - and Big Deal, his autobiographical account of a year as a professional poker player - Holden is also a weekly columnist for the Express and a special consultant to ABC News of America. He is currently writing a life of Shakespeare. A supporter of Arsenal FC and Lancashire CC, he lives in London with his wife and three sons.