Public Relations Consultant. Royal Commentator. Film Critic.
Editor THE INTERNATIONAL WHO'S WHO 1975-2001
Richard Fitzwilliams has given over 500 TV interviews and taken part in numerous radio interviews. He is a public relations consultant, royal commentator and film critic and also gives interviews on the honours system, film awards ceremonies, portraiture, etiquette and obituaries.
He is an occasional contributor to CNN (live commentary of Spanish royal wedding, Prince Rainier's Funeral and opening of Princess of Wales Fountain, the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Address to both Houses, Inauguration of King Felipe VI, film reviews, film awards ceremonies etc.), BBC News Channel (film reviews, honours, royal stories, obituaries), Sky News (royal and film stories, honours, obituaries) and al-Jazeera (royal stories, films). He is an occasional contributor to CBC, CTV, BBC Radio 4, Radio 2, Radio 5 Live, BBC World Service, BBC Radio Wales, BBC Radio London, BBC Radio Scotland, LBC, BBC Radio Ulster, TalkSport, Siren FM (co-presenter 2011-), Voice of Russia, Newstalk 106 (Dublin) RTE, Radio New Zealand, Newstalk ZB, ABC, NBC and CBS. He did 90 media interviews on the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, 80 on the birth of Prince George and 60 on the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. He is the regular weekly film critic for Talk Radio Europe (Spain) and Siren FM (Lincoln).
Richard Fitzwilliams has a unique background for this kind of specialised activity, having been Editor of the prestigious THE INTERNATIONAL WHO'S WHO, the standard work of its type, from 1975 to 2001. He also arranged and fronted the relevant publicity and met many of the entrants.
He has his own company, FITZWILLIAMS ASSOCIATES, and has promoted the annual exhibition of THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF PORTRAIT PAINTERS since 2002 and THE THREADNEEDLE Prize for figurative art for five years, both at the MALL GALLERIES.
Richard Fitzwilliams has also promoted exhibitions of the works of top portrait painters, MICHAEL NOAKES and DAPHNE TODD, a portrait of the QUEEN by JEFF STULTIENS, a portrait of TONY BLAIR for sculptress SHENDA AMERY, an exhibition of photography by JURGEN SCHADEBERG, a HELP FOR HEROES event at the Naval and Military Club and THE LYNN PAINTER-STAINERS PRIZE as well as the NOWRUZ DINNER at THE INSTITUTE OF DIRECTORS in 2014.
Since 1997 Richard Fitzwilliams has been a contributor to THE LONDON AND UK DATEBOOK, the quarterly magazine for event managers for which he writes the ARTSCENE column and reviews charitable events. He covered LONDON FASHION WEEK for some years. He recited from Shakespeare to raise funds for THE GLOBE with MARK RYLANCE, debated at the UNIVERSITY OF LONDON and appeared in several films including HARRY POTTER AND THE PHILOSOPHERS STONE and I CAPTURE THE CASTLE.
HELLO magazine has done a profile on Richard Fitzwilliams.
Richard Fitzwilliams has given talks at the National Army Museum, Hurlingham and various other clubs and societies on his specialist subjects such as Who's Who, the Honours system and Mutiny on the Bounty, including an event at the CINEMA MUSEUM in 2014. He has also been a guest lecturer at the Universities of London, Holt and Syracuse. Full page articles by him appeared in the Daily Express on Who's Who and on the Honours System in December 2010 and on royalty on screen in 2012.
Richard Fitzwilliams has attended an unusual mix of London events, including NELSON MANDELA's address to both Houses, the famous Commons debate where HESELTINE wielded the mace and the post-premiere party of FOUR WEDDINGS AND A FUNERAL where ELIZABETH HURLEY wore 'That Dress'. He was also at the preview of PETER O'TOOLE'S MACBETH, the worst Shakespeare adaptation in the last century. Ivana Trump's engagement party at SYON HOUSE was the most spectacular of its type. The BALLROOM at BUCKINGHAM PALACE, dressed for a State Banquet, which he reviewed, was unforgettably gorgeous as was LA SALLE DES FETES at the ELYSEE PALACE. He attended the preview of PETER O'TOOLE's notorious MACBETH and also the Celebration of his life, both at the OLD VIC.