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Birthday: 1940-10-01 15:22:54

Death: 2012-02-15 15:22:54

Aliases: No known aliases

Gender: Male

Place of birth: Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England, UK


Movie Involvements: 1

TV Involvements: 0

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James Whitaker was an English journalist, specialising in the British royal family. He was educated at Cheltenham College. Initially working as an articled clerk in an accountancy firm, in 1963, he became a reporter at the Hounslow, Brentford and Chiswick Post. In 1967, he moved to the Daily Mail, and joined the William Hickey column team at the Daily Express in 1971. In 1975, he joined The Sun, where he struck up a lifelong friendship with Royal photographer Arthur Edwards. As a result, in 1979, he joined the team on the launch of the Daily Star as its Royal reporter. He then moved to the Daily Mirror. Whitaker wrote the book Diana v. Charles which chronicled the deterioration of the relationship between Diana and Prince Charles. Whitaker was Royal Correspondent for the ITV television programme This Morning. In 2004, he took part in the reality television programme Celebrity Fit Club and was made team captain for the final three weeks and "Mr Fit Club 2004". He was one of three judges on Australia's Australian Princess television programme.

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The Women of Windsor

The Women of Windsor

(1992) Creative Consultant



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1992 Creative Consultant
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