NEWS: VARIETY NAMES THE ESTATE OF KENNETH MORE, CBE, AS CELEBRITY AMBASSADOR

Variety, the Children’s Charity is delighted to announce that the estate of Kenneth More, CBE, has been appointed as our newest Celebrity Ambassador.

Kenneth More Estate Manager, Nick Pourgourides, proudly shows the certificate posthumously naming More a Variety Celebrity Ambassador.  

Kenneth More was one of Britain’s most successful actors of the post-war era, with a career spanning over four decades. The best-known films of the BAFTA-award winner include Genevieve (1953), Doctor in the House (1954), The Deep Blue Sea (1955), Reach for the Sky (1956), The Admirable Crichton (1957), A Night to Remember (1958), The 39 Steps (1959) and Sink the Bismarck (1960).

During his lifetime, Kenny played a vital role in fundraising for Variety, taking part in multiple events. He was also the recipient of Variety’s Most Promising Star of 1955. To mark 40 years in showbusiness, Variety honoured him again with a second silver heart and a special televised event held at the Savoy hotel in 1975.

Kenneth More’s 40th anniversary Variety Club silver heart, presented to him at a special luncheon held at the Savoy Hotel. Image courtesy of BBC Radio, London.

As manager of the Kenneth More estate, Nick Pourgourides continues to champion More’s legacy, recently donating a proportion of the proceeds of his biography on Kenneth More to Variety. He also successfully completed a 200-mile cycle through Variety’s Pedal for a Purpose campaign. The funds he managed to raise topped our national leader board for a single entry. Nick is currently working on an updated edition of More, Please and has kindly offered to again donate proceeds of his book to Variety.

Nick said: “Kenneth More was a huge advocate of Variety during his lifetime, and through my work managing his estate, I am privileged to renew that association by helping to promote the amazing work that Variety does, whenever and wherever I can.”

NEWS: THE LEGACY OF MORE, PLEASE

“Thank you to all those who purchased a copy of the first edition of my book on Kenneth More. Not only have you helped keep Kenny’s memory alive and our ongoing initiatives, donations have been made to help the incredible work of Variety, the Children’s Charity (supporting children and young people throughout the UK who are sick, disabled or disadvantaged), which Kenny was an advocate of, as well as Multiple System Atrophy Trust
(the UK’s leading charity supporting people affected by multiple system atrophy (MSA) – a rare neurological disease with no known cause or cure), which it is now very likely that Kenny had been suffering with, and ultimately lost his battle from.”

Best wishes, Nick

Founder of KennethMore.com

KENNETH MORE ESTATE ACQUIRES RIGHTS TO KINDLY LEAVE THE STAGE

Following the previous acquisition of More’s final autobiography, ‘More or Less’, the Kenneth More estate is proud to announce that it has now acquired the rights to More’s 1965 book of stage anecdotes, ‘Kindle Leave The Stage’.

Estate Manager Nick Pourgourides said: “This is such exciting news. ‘Kindle Leave The Stage’ is packed full of wonderful stories and we are excited at the prospect of giving its contents a new lease of life in the near future.”

NEWS: PUBLICATION DATE REVEALED FOR NEW & OFFICIAL BOOK ON KENNETH MORE

MORE, PLEASE by Nick Pourgourides

Published December 10th 2020

Britain’s biggest star of the 1950s finally gets the book he deserves. The first biography on the late actor in almost 40 years…

“The best, most loving review of my father’s work I have ever read.”

–Susan Jane More

Published December 2020

BOOK DESCRIPTION:

‘MORE, PLEASE!’ is an affectionate and touching account of Nick Pourgourides’ personal journey to restore the public profile of his childhood hero, Kenneth More, one of Britain’s most successful actors.
 
Officially sanctioned by the late actor’s estate, ‘MORE, PLEASE!’ also charts the career of Kenneth More, from early life to becoming Britain’s most popular star of the 1950s. Uniquely interweaving More’s very own words, with exclusive extracts from his final autobiography, ‘More Or Less’, special interviews with family and show business friends, and unseen pictures from the family archive, ‘MORE, PLEASE!’ is the ultimate tribute to one of Britain’s best-loved actors. Available in paperback from Amazon December 10th 2020.

Exclusive interviews with:

Wendy Craig, Vivyan Ellacott, Susan Hampshire, Angela More,

Jane More, Sarah More, Ronald Pickup, Michael Porter, Alvin Rakoff,

Christopher Timothy, Michael Whitehall.

Release Date: 10th Dec 2020

Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9798554548390

Available on Amazon

Paperback price: £7.99

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Nick Pourgourides is a published speaker and writer, having written for national magazines as well as appearing on British television and radio. He has had an extensive career in entertainment publicity and looks after the interests of the late actor’s estate through KennethMore.com.

PRAISE FOR THE AUTHOR:

“I am very grateful to my friend, Nick Pourgourides, for keeping Kenny’s name and image alive.”
–Angela More née Douglas

“I am lucky to have Nick Pourgourides promote my father’s legacy
in this beautiful glimpse into his own life as well as
a much more detailed biography of my father’s work.”
–Sarah More