"Ogilvy is a good inventive storyteller who writes with infectious enthusiasm . . ." Times Educational Supplement
Welcome to the official web site for Ian Ogilvy.
According to the Daily Mail Ian was "the undisputed star of 1970s TV as the dashing Simon Templar in Return Of The Saint" but he's not known just for his work on TV.
There's been a multitude of films such as Witchfinder-General (1968), No Sex Please: We're British (1973) and Death Becomes Her (1993) to complement his work on over sixty TV shows. And that film work itself is complemented by a stage career which has seen spells in London's West End and numerous tours of UK theatres.
The curriculum vitae doesn't stop there though. Ian's dulcet tones can be found on a number of audio books, particularly noticeable are those where he reads the adventures of some chap called Bond...And a few years ago he started writing. His books detailing the adventures of Measle Stubbs have been translated and published in more than 24 countries. Even the critics seem to like them with The Guardian saying of the first one, Measle and the Wrathmonk, that
"This is a book that smells superbly foul-ideal fare for seven- to 11-year-olds. Teachers and parents take note: this would make for the perfect, serialised read-aloud before going home, going to bed or going spare."
And the Daily Express joined in, commenting that "The writing is perfectly pitched for children aged 9 to 12, with one-liners and witty jokes that will tickle the ribs of adults too."
Now, in 2009, Ian has a role in Nia Vardalos' new movie My Life in Ruins, a role in ITV's Marple and a movie featuring Measle Stubbs on the horizon...