Andrew Marr is a political editor, author and columnist. He has worked as a columnist for The Express and The Observer. He became an important and recognisable BBC correspondent. Andrew hosted the ‘Andrew Marr Show’ on BBC One and the BBC Radio 4 show ‘Start The Week’. He is a talented after dinner speaker, keynote speaker, conference chair, and facilitator.
After an English degree at Trinity Hall, Cambridge, where he admits he was a ‘raving leftie’, Andrew Marr went straight into journalism. By 1988 he was Political Editor of The Economist, moving on to The Independent where he became Editor in 1996. He was BBC Political Editor from 2000 to 2005, making him one of the best known faces on British television. He also presented the Radio 4 programme, Start the Week, from 2002 to 2013.
Andrew Marr Show
Andrew Marr is a highly regarded political journalist. He hosted The Andrew Marr Show, popular on Sunday morning (BBC1 2005-2021). On this agenda-setting programme, he interviewed key news makers, shining a light on what was happening in the world. He is well rehearsed in interpreting Westminster gossip and intrigue, making the programme relevant to viewers.
Writer & TV Presenter
Andrew has also written and presented numerous series for the BBC, including Andrew Marr’s History Of Modern Britain, Britain From Above, Darwin’s Dangerous Idea, Andrew Marr’s The Making Of Modern Britain, Megacities and Andrew Marr’s History Of The World. In addition, he presented the BBC Radio 4 programme, Start The Week, from 2002 to 2013.
In 1995, Andrew Marr was named Columnist of the Year at both the What the Papers Say Awards and the British Press Awards. Having previously received the Journalist Award in the Channel 4 Political Awards of 2001. He has also received two British Academy Television Awards (BAFTAs): the BAFTA Richard Dimbleby Award in 2004. In 2008, the BAFTA Award for Best Specialist Factual Programme for his History of Modern Britain.
In addition to writing columns for the Daily Express and The Observer, Andrew has had seven books published: The Battle for Scotland, Ruling Britannia, The Day Britain Died, My Trade, A History of Modern Britain (2007), A History of Modern Britain part 2, and The Diamond Queen: Elizabeth II and Her People, which is based on his three-part BBC1 documentary Queen Elizabeth II, The Diamond Queen (which drew more than six million viewers per episode).
A keen supporter of charitable causes, Andrew has helped support Sense – the National Deafblind and Rubella Association, and was the face of a Sense direct marketing appeal. He was also President of the Galapagos Conservation Trust until 2013. In addition, he has supported the charity iDE UK (International Development Enterprises UK) as part of a BBC Radio 4 Appeal and subsequently became a patron.
Public speaker & host
With his wealth of experience navigating through the choppiest of political waters, as well as charting fundamental historical issues in a lively and interesting way, combined with his charisma and charm, Andrew Marr is the perfect choice as a Conference Facilitator or After-dinner Speaker.
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