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He's been the linchpin of top-rating TV for a decade, but we still know little about Cowell the man. This book doesn't help much
"Rosebud," croaks Charles Foster Kane with his dying breath, the mysterious utterance symbolic of what drives Orson Welles's antihero to become a monster of his time. A reporter embarks on a doomed struggle to find out what he meant by it – and similar questions are being asked about Simon Cowell in Sweet Revenge. What drives the TV music mogul? What does he mean by it all?
Whether or not you care for Cowell's output is irrelevant. The unavoidable fact is that TV audiences here and in America have spent a decade gripped by top-rating productions in which he is the linchpin, which should make this a story of the age as much as of the man. Cowell has had an extraordinarily sustained ability to gauge and manipulate public taste. »
- Marina Hyde
According to Variety, Colin will play Walter Steele, a former business associate of the late Robert Queen and the No 2 at Queen Consolidated. He married Moira Queen following her husband's death at sea and the disappearance of her son, Oliver.
The character appears in the comics as the CEO of Queen Industries.
Stephen Amell plays Oliver Queen who is shipwrecked on a South China Sea island for five years and returns to town as a master bowman who assumes a crimefighting alter-ego as Green Arrow.
- David Bentley
2 items from 2012
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