Hello and welcome to the website of writer, biographer and broadcaster, CHRISTOPHER WARWICK.
Well respected as a writer and biographer, who is regularly invited to take part in television and radio programmes, to discuss topical news issues, Christopher has published 14 books to date. They include best-selling authorized biographies of Princess Margaret and Sir Peter Ustinov. His most recent published work was HER MAJESTY, the first ever royal book produced by international publisher TASCHEN, on which he worked as both author and consultant. An unequalled tribute to Queen Elizabeth II, it is a sumptuously illustrated, large-format, tri-lingual Art book, charting the Queen's life from her birth to the 60th anniversary of her reign.
Of late, broadcasting has tended to occupy much of Christopher's time, from television and radio interviews at home and abroad to documentaries. During the summer of 2012, he was once again asked by Canadian Television - CTV - the country's most watched national television news network, for whom he is a regular contributor, to provide commentary and analysis for The Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations. It was the fifth major royal event he had covered live with CTV, the earlier occasions being the Funeral of Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, the Queen's Golden Jubilee and the wedding of the Prince of Wales and Camilla Parker-Bowles. In 2011, in addition to interviews for the BBC, BBC World News, ITV, and other broadcasters, as well as appearing in several specially produced television documentaries, Christopher was part of the CTV team covering the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. That was followed by William and Kate's first official tour to Canada.
Christopher's most recent full-length biography was ELLA - PRINCESS, SAINT & MARTYR, the widely acclaimed, definitive study of the remarkable life - and brutal death - of Grand Duchess Elisabeth Feodorovna of Russia. Described by the French Ambassador to the Imperial Court at St Petersburg, as being capable of 'arousing profane passions', Ella - who was a granddaughter of Queen Victoria, an elder sister of Russia's last empress, Alexandra, and a great-aunt of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh - is today revered by the Russian Orthodox Church as the Holy Imperial Martyr Saint Elisabeth Romanova. Based almost entirely on primary source material in the Royal Archives at Windsor Castle, the Hesse State Archives in Darmstadt, and the Russian State Archives in Moscow and St Petersburg, some of the notices the book received may be read on the reviews page of this website.
Following publication of Ella, Christopher was asked to undertake a history of the Throckmorton family of Coughton Court, Warwickshire. A purely private commission, One House, One Family, One Faith (the title is the family motto), commemorated the 600th anniversary of the founding of a dynasty whose most famous sons were among the movers and shakers at the Courts of Henry VIII and Elizabeth I.
Above: In studio opposite Buckingham Palace on Royal Wedding Day, 29 April 2011, Christopher with CTV's chief anchor Lisa LaFlamme (right), actress and comedienne, Tracey Ullman, and university lecturer, Dr Suzannah Lipscomb. (Photograph by Adrian Goldberg)
Christopher's best-known, non-royal, work to date is THE UNIVERSAL USTINOV. The authorized life of Sir Peter Ustinov, Oscar-winning actor, writer, raconteur and all-round Renaissance Man, the book was written with Sir Peter's personal co-operation and that of members of his family and a host of friends and colleagues. Though he required no form of editorial control, The Universal Ustinov, which became an immediate best-seller, met with Sir Peter's unreserved approval.
In addition to books, Christopher has written widely for the national press and has broad experience as a speaker, ghostwriter and film/television publicity writer.
If you would like to contact Christopher to discuss a commission, to explore book ideas, news features, or talks, please get in touch. Contact details, by email, telephone or via LinkedIn, can be found on the relevant page of this website.