Peter Wilmoth

Among the celebrities: adventures of a profile writer

Peter Wilmoth is a renowned newspaper and magazine features writer who has worked as a journalist for 30 years, mainly writing profiles of well-known people from the world of film, music, sport and books.

He has also written several books, including the autobiographies of footballer James Hird and actor Charles “Bud” Tingwell and short-form biographies of Dame Joan Sutherland and Legends of the Racetrack. He wrote a history of the Countdown era on TV called ‘Glad All Over’.

Peter delivers a fascinating after dinner keynote with anecdotes from 30 years on the trail of fascinating achievers in his work as a journalist and autobiographer. He will take you behind the scenes of interviews that were brilliant, and some slightly less so. He can tell stories about interviews with:

  • Roger Daltrey of The Who
  • Nina Simone
  • Sting
  • Bob Dylan
  • Mick Jagger
  • Mel Brooks
  • Robert Altman (director of MASH, Nashville and The Player)
  • Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens)
  • Actor and politician Glenda Jackson
  • Cricketer Geoffrey Boycott
  • Actors Ewan McGregor
  • Pierce Brosnan
  • Liam Neeson
  • Actor/director Woody Allen
  • Businessman John Cornell (“Strop” in The Paul Hogan Show)
  • Singer Stevie Wright (Easybeats)
  • Writer Peter Carey
  • On tour with The Highwaymen (Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson)
  • On tour with U2 in Atlanta
  • In search of Michael Jackson in Tokyo
  • Backstage with The Rolling Stones in Tokyo

Peter can talk about his experiences covering the collapse of the Ceausescu regime in Rumania in 1989 and the civil war in Ethiopia during the beginning of the first Gulf War.

Peter can tailor a presentation to fit your event, whether it’s related to entertainment, sport or business.

After 30 years of asking questions, Peter can also speak at workshops within corporates to advise for individuals or groups on writing and interviewing skills, how to read situations, how to pace a list of questions, how to listen and respond.


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