Richard Williams

British 1940s stage and screen buff, presenter and cruise ship lecturer

Watch me give a speech about Margaret Lockwood at the unveiling of a commemorative plaque in Kingston upon Thames.

A Londoner – by way of the south coast – with a love of old films, who was seemingly born a couple of generations too late.

My enjoyment of black-and-white British films, especially at the time of those of Margaret Lockwood and Joan Greenwood, led me to became the webmaster of Silver Sirens. You can read more about the history of the site.

I also lap up the cult TV shows of the 60s and 70s, such as The Avengers, Doctor Who and Man in a Suitcase. It's always fun in these programmes to spot the guest stars who were famous in the 40s – The Zoo Gang, anyone?

Book Me

Engaging, presentable and knowledgeable, I spent nine thoroughly enjoyable years honing my public-speaking skills by entertaining passengers all over the world aboard luxury Cruise Ships.

Actresses Julia Lockwood and Vicki Michelle join Richard Williams at the unveiling of a commemorative plaque for Julia's mother, 1940s British film star Margaret Lockwood

My warm, companionable manner goes down well with guests, film aficionados and the public alike. I'd be delighted to help you out with such activities as:

  • Presenting Cruise Ship Enrichment Lectures
  • Introducing Screenings of Classic British Films
  • Delivering Film Studies Lectures
  • Reviewing the Latest Film Releases
  • Writing Blu-ray and DVD Sleeve Notes

Contact Me

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