Before House of Cards became the most talked about show not on television, exclusively released on Netflix, Michael Dobbs wrote the original novel of the same name which was adapted into a British Series later being honored as one of the 100 Greatest British Television Programmes by the British Film Institute.
Prior to becoming a successful writer, Michael served in British politics where he worked as Margaret Thatchers advisor, a Conservative Party speechwriter and the Conservative Party's Chief of Staff. Michael currently serves as a member of the House of Lords as Lord Dobbs of Wylye.
Michael is one of the country's most accomplished and entertaining speakers, with a highly individual style as a raconteur. He's seen it, and he'll share it, in a talk about Leadership and Corruption – and the House of Cards. Or he will give you a stunning talk about the private life of Winston Churchill.
House of Cards;
Leadership & Corruption;
House of Cards;
A Ghost at the Door;
The Lords Day;
A Sentimental Traitor;
To Play The King;
Last Man to Die;
Good Fellowe MP;
The Reluctant Hero
Michael presents in English
UK : £7k to £15k
Europe : £7k to £15k
US : £16k to £30k
Asia/Middle East : £16k to £30k
In addition to his time served in the British government, Michael also worked in the private business sector. Initially taking a post as the Deputy Advertising Chairman for the global advertising agency, Saatchi & Saatchi, Michael moved up the ranks to Deputy Chairman in his near decade-long employment before leaving to begin his career as a novelist.
Adding to his expanding repertoire of abilities, Michael also penned several stageplays, hosted the BBC TV current affairs program Dispatch Box, and served as a columnist at The Mail on Sunday, the biggest-selling Sunday newspaper in Great Britain.
Michael also has many years of experience in the United States, with a doctorate from Harvard and Tufts universities. He also worked on the Boston Globe throughout the Watergate scandal. The original British House of Cards is one of PBS's all-time most requested TV series and his Churchill novels have all been best-sellers. He has undertaken many speaking tours, his most recent being described as 'a coast-to-coast triumph'.