From Airline Pilot to Hollywood Actor
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‘The true story of an airline pilot's remarkable journey of recovery from a devastating illness to a new career as an actor, and finding freedom again’
From flying a jet airliner at 30,000 feet to being locked away in psychiatric hospitals for five months, Phil Appleton lost his health, career, marriage, and home. Over 40 years, helped by encounters with people ranging from SAS soldiers, global superstars, and a terminally ill 11-
In an engaging, poignant, and entertaining memoir, Appleton relates his experiences of perfectionist parents, a multi-
With honesty, depth, and self-
Offering insights on psychology, character, and self-
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Phil Appleton is a former British Airways pilot who began writing in 1981 following the loss of his health, career, and marriage through illness.
As the actor Philip Delancy, he played a Naboo Pilot in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, and has credits on nine feature films, including Grace of Monaco and London Has Fallen. His TV work includes roles in Father Brown, Only Fools and Horses, and The Sooty Show.
Bilingual in English and French, Phil Appleton has delivered technical presentations in both languages, and consulted for major companies in drama-
He was sent to Rome in 2014 on behalf of The Foundation for European Initiatives to deliver a workshop to international psychiatrists under the banner: Maximising Patient Outcomes Long Term and has worked with schools in helping young adults to improve their interview, presentation, and impact skills.
He divides his time between England and France as a writer, actor, and communications skills coach.
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