Bryan Cranston has announced he is writing a memoir.

The Breaking Bad star will cover his life and career in the "deeply candid" book, including his six years as high school chemistry teacher turned meth dealer Walter White on the hit TV show.

Bryan said in a statement that he would be disclosing some of the "secrets and lies" from the time he starred in the critically acclaimed US series, which ended last year.

The Emmy-winning actor, 58, also said that he had learned both "useful" and "dangerous" lessons from his tortured TV alter-ego.

Bryan has a deal with Scribner for the as-yet-untitled book.

The publisher has announced that the memoir is due to be unveiled in 2015.