Monday, May 27, 2013

Omid Djalili's six best books

Omid Djalili is a British Iranian stand-up comedian and actor. He appeared in Gladiator as a slave trader and was Cairo prison warden Gad Hassan in The Mummy.

One of his six best books, as told to the Daily Express:
Captain Corelli's Mandolin by Louis de Bernieres

I read this on a film set and got so into the book that the filming became a bit of an annoyance.

By the end I was in floods of tears and couldn't come out of my trailer. I'm very moved by old love and the fact people hold on to love for years.
Read about the other books on the list.

Captain Corelli's Mandolin is one of Olivia Williams's six best books.

--Marshal Zeringue