Julian Fellowes, actor, writer, director, producer and TV presenter, was educated at Ampleforth, Cambridge and Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art. As an actor he is probably best known for his portrayal of the incorrigible Lord Kilwillie in the BBC's 'Monarch of the Glen', as well as film roles in 'Shadowlands' with Anthony Hopkins, 'Damage' with Jeremy Irons and 'Tomorrow Never Dies' with Pierce Brosnan. As a writer for TV, he is responsible for the Emmy winning 'Little Lord Fauntleroy' and the BAFTA nominated 'The Prince and the Pauper', which he also produced. His first screenplay for the cinema was 'Gosford Park', directed by Robert Altman, which won a plethora of prizes, not least the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay. He also wrote the screenplay for the recent version of 'Vanity Fair', starring Reese Witherspoon, and 'The Young Victoria', currently in post-production. His debut as a director, 'Separate Lies', was released to acclaim in 2006. As well as his novel 'Snobs', he has written a children's book, and the book for the musical of 'Mary Poppins' for Disney. Julian is married to Emma, nee Kitchener, and they have one son, Peregrine.