Tom Brook Biography
Tom Brook is a Film Industry journalist. He has been the face of Talking Movies on BBC World News since the programme’s first broadcast in 1999. He also contributes as an entertainment industry reporter for a wide range of BBC news outlets in TV, radio, and online.
Tom Brook Age
He is 68 years old. He was born on June 16, 1953, in Ladbroke Grove in London, United Kingdom.
Tom Brook Height
He is tall in stature. However, his height is undisclosed.
Tom Brook Nationality
Brook holds both UK and US passports.
Tom Brook Education
Tom went to primary school in Hertfordshire. He also completed his secondary education at William Ellis School in north London before joining Magdalene College, Cambridge, where he graduated with a degree in Economics in 1975.
Tom Brook Parents
Tom is the son of Caspar Friedrich Bruck and Dinah Brook. His father, Caspar was born in Breslau in Germany on August 24th, 1920 but was forced to leave in 1933 when his father lost his academic post after the Nazis came to power. The family moved to the UK in the 1930s.
While in the UK, Caspar went to Cathays High School in Cardiff. In 1939, he joined the British Army. He also spent 6 years including stints as a glider pilot and fought in the Battle of El Alamein.
In addition, Caspar became the first Director of the Consumers Association and then Director of the Family Planning Association before becoming the first Director of the David Owen Centre for Population Growth Studies, University College Cardiff.
Caspar married Dinah Brook, a former education correspondent of The Observer on June 16th, 1948. In 1983, he passed on.
Tom Brook Siblings
He was raised alongside his elder sister, Sarah Brook. She was born on January 27th, 1951. Currently, she lives in Colchester.
Tom Brook Partner
Brook is married to Samuel Wahl MD, Chair, Department of Pathology at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York. He has been his partner since January 1990.
Brook has lived in New York for more than four decades. His home is on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.
Tom Brook BBC
Tom has been the face of Talking Movies on BBC World News since the programme’s first broadcast in 1999. He has presented every episode of the show since it first began.
Tom has reported extensively on cinema throughout his career. He has also become one of the BBC’s most authoritative voices covering cinema from the US. From 1985 to 1998 he was the US correspondent for the BBC’s top cinema programme in the UK presented by Barry Norman on BBC One. He has also attended nearly all the Oscar ceremonies for the past 30 years, routinely reporting live from the red carpet for major BBC news programmes.
On Talking Movies Tom has interviewed most of the top actors and directors in contemporary cinema. He has also sat down to hear from many of the late Hollywood greats. In addition to Talking Movies, Tom also contributes as an entertainment industry reporter for a wide range of BBC news outlets in TV, radio, and online – from the Today programme on Radio 4 in the UK to BBC America.
He joined the BBC in 1976 as a news trainee. In 1978 he took on his first official BBC job as a producer on the Today programme. In 1980 he was posted to the BBC’s New York office to work first as a current affairs producer on radio and subsequently as a reporter.
One of the first major stories Tom covered in the United States was the shooting of John Lennon in New York on 8 December 1980. He was the only British correspondent to report live from the scene shortly after Mr. Lennon was shot.
In addition to his work as a correspondent, Tom has held positions behind the scenes at the BBC. He was Executive Producer of Ekran, BBC Persian’s cinema review programme which was launched in 2009.
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