Welcome to the website of CHRISTOPHER WARWICK, Writer, Biographer, Broadcaster and Speaker.
Christopher's most recent full-length biography was ELLA Princess Saint & Martyr, the acclaimed, definitive study of the truly remarkable life - and terrible fate - of Grand Duchess Elisabeth Feodorovna of Russia. Described by the French ambassador to St Petersburg, as being 'capable of arousing profane passions', Ella was a favourite granddaughter of Queen Victoria, sister of the Tsarina Alexandra Feodorovna, consort of Russia's last Tsar, Nicholas II, and a great-aunt of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. Canonized in 1984 by the Russian Orthodox Church, it was in her memory that her great-great-nephew, Charles, Prince of Wales, commissioned a specially-composed work, Elizabeth, Full of Grace, from the late Sir John Taverner. Since its dedication in the presence of the Queen and Prince Philip in 1998, her limestone statue has stood above the great West Door of Westminster Abbey, alongside those of nine other 20th-century martyrs, among them Martin Luther King, Maximilian Kolbe and Oscar Romero.
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.
In addition to books, Christopher has written for the national press and has broad experience as a speaker, ghostwriter and film/television publicity writer.
Christopher is now available through Find A TV Expert on www.findatvexpert.com 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.