‘Ian is the only acclaimed non fiction writer in the history of the West End ever to have adapted his own work as a hit comedy… and starred in it
Sir Jonathan Bate on Mr Foote’s Other Leg.

Ian's five historical biographies have garnered international acclaim, awards, film, tv and theatre adaptations and have been translated into over twenty languages. 

Casanova was named Sunday Times Biography of the Year, Mr Foote’s Other Leg, the biography, won the 2013 Theatre Book of the Year Award. Cooking for Kings  - the life of Antonin Careme the First Celebrity Chef, became a hit Off Broadway play, Beau Brummell a BBC TV film and Casanova has been adapted as a ballet (northernballet.com/casanova). Ian’s biography of the iconic designer and activist Vivienne Westwood, a project he was invited to collaborate on by Dame Vivienne in 2012, has already been translated into over fifteen languages. Current projects include an adaptation with Northern Ballet of his 2008 Casanova biography, choreography by Kenneth Tindall, scenario by Ian Kelly and Kenny Tindall, a biopic of Robert Burns with Lionsgate Films and a new book on the stage career of William Shakespeare.


MR FOOTE’S OTHER LEG play

tragedy and murder in Georgian London

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VIVIENNE WESTWOOD

by Vivienne Westwood &
Ian Kelly

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MR FOOTE’S OTHER LEG BOOK

tragedy and murder in Georgian London

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CASANOVA 

Sunday Times Biography of the Year

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COOKING FOR KINGS

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BEAU BRUMMELL

the ultimate dandy

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