Keith Richards bags ‘GQ Writer of the Year’ gong

Updated: Sep 07, 2011, 13:57 PM IST

London: Rolling Stone legend Keith Richards has won the 2011 GQ ‘Writer of the Year’ award for his autobiography ‘Life’.

Hollywood star Johnny Depp presented the gong to Richards, the guitarist who inspired his ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ performance, at the ceremony at London``s Royal Opera House.

While receiving the award, the 67-year-old rocker disclosed that his autobiography was being made into a film.

Even though Depp is tipped to be the frontrunner to play him in any biopic, Richards said that the biggest problem filmmakers would face is to find an actor who can portray him on screen.

“There are feelers out at the minute [but] I’m in no rush right at the moment. Also, how are they going to find me? The idea of a succession of Keith Richards coming down is horrifying,” The Telegraph quoted him as saying.