Patsy Kensit memoir to Pan Mac

Patsy Kensit memoir to Pan Mac

Pan Macmillan is publishing the autobiography of actor Patsy Kensit this autumn, with the book to cover her life from her early days as a child star to recent roles in "Emmerdale" and "Holby City".

Editorial director Ingrid Connell acquired world rights in the memoir, Absolute Beginner, from Urban Associates, with plans to release on 10th October.

The memoir will describe Kensit's childhood, where she moved between filming movies with Elizabeth Taylor and Mia Farrow and living in the tiny London council flat she shared with her parents and brother.

As her career took off, her mother was suffering from incurable cancer, and Kensit was forced to hide her father's criminal past.

She also writes about the ups and downs of life as an actress, with her career incorporating roles in films such as "Absolute Beginners" and "Lethal Weapon 2", as well as parts in "Emmerdale" and "Holby City".

Ingrid Connell said: "I've been a fan of Patsy's for years and am delighted to be publishing her book. She has had an incredibly eventful life so far and writes about it with charm, insight and humour."