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Tom Cholmondeley’s Biggest Fibs

Tom Cholmondeley

A must watch last night (or on iPlayer) was Lucy Worsley’s American History’s Biggest Fibs directed by Tom Cholmondeley (OW 1987) for BBC Four.

Tom is a BAFTA nominated director with a long track record of films that bring history to life with wit and sharp attention to detail. “I have had the privilege of directing people I really admire such as David Suchet, Paul Merton, the Lord Chief Justice and Mikhail Gorbachev.”

After Wells, Tom went to Reading University for a science degree. He spent some time teaching, including in Zimbabwe (following his brother Richard (OW 1984) who was so sadly later killed in a road accident in Portugal) but then found his true vocation in television as a researcher with Channel 4. He has since done work for Channel 5 as well as for the BBC and through his own company Cholmondeley Films.

Tom has had contact with the school on various occasions over the years including coming to Wells in 2005 to cast a young Albert Einstein for Einstein’s Brain and awarding the part to Toby Scadding (OW 2013). As a big history TV fan I look forward to more of Tom’s great documentaries.