Simon Callow attended the Edinburgh International Book Festival 2011. There are plenty of memoirs in the world, but few are as charming, exuberant and downright thespian as Simon Callow’s "My Life in Pieces". His life is described through his encounters with a cornucopia of figures that include Charlie Chaplin and John Gielgud; Rudolph Nureyev and Laurence Olivier. Callow is a master storyteller and in this unforgettable event he whisks you through a kaleidoscope of encounters that have helped make him one of the greats of British theatre today. Simon Callow is English actor, writer, and theatre director. He is also currently a judge on Popstar to Operastar.