His name, which reflects his English, Italian and Slovene descent, was revised to Kyril Bonfiglioli. He claimed to be loved and respected by all who knew him. Kyril Bonfiglioli was variously an art dealer, editor, and wrote four books featuring Charlie Mortdecai, three of which were published in his. Kyril Bonfiglioli (–). Writer. + Add or change photo on IMDbPro». Contribute to IMDb. Add a bio, trivia, and more. Update information for Kyril Bonfiglioli.

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Kyril Bonfiglioli

The Great Mortdecai Moustache Mystery 3. This was partly why he wrote four books featuring Charlie Mortdecai: He described himself as “an accomplished fencer, a fair shot with most weapons and a serial marrier of beautiful women Mortdecai, bonfigliopi a minor sort of crook, tries to bonfiblioli but is more often detected, but I’ve included him here because of the sheer exuberance and comic appeal which make the books so entertaining to read.

Mortdecai and his manservant Jock Strapp bear a fun-house mirror relation to Wodehouse’s Wooster and Jeeves. Bonfiglioli was a great admirer and collector of P.

His character resembles, among other things, an amoral Bertie Wooster with occasional psychopathic tendencies. Quotes by Kyril Bonfiglioli.

In other projects Wikiquote. They feature Johnny Depp and a battalion of costars extravagantly mustachioed and looking wacky. I mean we’re going to push him out of a window.


Discover new books on Goodreads. It is also execellently suited to reading, sleeping and listening to canaries. It has been said that Mortdecai resembles a depraved Bertie Wooster – certainly things keep happening to him over which he has no control.

After leaving school at 16, Bonfiglioli spent 5 years in the army before being admitted as a widower with two small children bonfiglloli Balliol College, Oxford, where he read English, after which he set up as an art dealer in Oxford and claimed to be “loved and respected obnfiglioli all who knew him slightly”. Bonfiglioli wrote four books featuring Charlie Mortdecai, three of which were published in his lifetime, and one posthumously as completed by the satirist and literary mimic Craig Bonfiglikli.

The new movie is an adaptation of the Mortdecai series by Kyril Bonfiglioli. Mortdecaia film based on the books directed by David Koepp and starring Johnny Depp in the title role, was released in January Cherie’s “It’s dead, Jim.

The Cult Appeal of Kyril Bonfiglioli‘s “Mortdecai” Novels

You probably know the feeling if you are over eighteen. The Hon Charlie Strafford Van Cleef Mortdecai “I was actually christened Charlie; I think my mother was perhaps getting at my father in some obscure way” is a less than honest art dealer who likes “art and money and dirty jokes and drink”.


And of course, then it all made sense—kind of. The spelling is the same, of course, but it was still hard to believe—these lighthearted posters just bear so little resemblance to the tone of the books, and the preview roams even further.

Refresh and try again. The books are kind of like Jeeves and Wooster stories—the author plays this up with Wodehouse references—if Wooster were a psychotic, misogynistic art dealer with a weight problem. Charlie Mortdecai 4 books by Kyril Bonfiglioli.

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The dry satire and black humour of the books were favourably reviewed by The New Yorker and others. There’s kyriil of violence involved, so he needs the support of his manservant, the expert cook there’s a lot about food in the books and ex-con Jock, whom he describes as “a sort of anti-Jeeves: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Charlie Mortdecai is the fictional art dealer anti-hero of the series. Something Nasty in the Woodshed 3.