Tony Klinger

British Film-Maker, Author & Media Executive

How to hire Tony Klinger

Contact the Champions Speakers agency to book Tony Klinger for your event today. Simply call a booking agent on 0207 1010 553 or email us at agent@championsukplc.com for a free quote.

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When he's at corporate events, Tony speaks on the following topics:

  • Ynot follow your instincts, you can do anything you set your mind to!
  • The day I died and how it motivated me and can help you.
  • Working with film stars. Untold stories from locations around the world.
  • Making films with rock music stars or why we were banned from many hotels!
  • What it takes to teach in universities and what it takes to learn.
  • My life from Hackney to Grosvenor Square and all the places in between.
  • Writing for money.
  • How to create a portfolio career.
  • How to make professional films.
  • How to get your book published.
  • How to get your play performed.

See what people had to say about Tony, when he appeared at their corporate events:

“Many thanks for a great evening on Friday. All the evaluation forms came back with very positive comments about you and the evening (except one who wanted wine and cheese) and that you were “an excellent speaker” “very entertaining” and all were appreciative of your “interesting inside knowledge”. All the staff were pleased to meet you and were also entertained by your stories and recollections. Thanks again, Best wishes, Paula Rowntree, Library Supervisor”  

Rochford Library

“I have received many great comments from passengers regarding the various talks and presentations. It has been a pleasure having you aboard and I look forward to the next time. Kind regards, Jeff Eaton, Cruise Director”

- Sun Cruises – Talked on film for two weeks.

“Personally I got a lot out of it. Your comment on anger being the difference between rock and pop was one of those light bulb moments. I’ve never cared much for pop and loved the Who because their music was so angry: they seemed to give a voice to the frustration I felt when all my student radicalism wasn’t changing the world! Thanks to you, we attracted people who had never been to a festival event before. I was particularly glad to see younger people, including a teenage boy! Kind regards, Nicole De Weirdt, Audience Development Officer.” - Essex Libraries

I have known Tony Klinger for many years and have had the pleasure of listening to him speak in public on several occasions. I have always found his talks to be erudite, informative and witty. He has a rare gift of making complex matters accessible and intelligible without losing their significance. He is also able to adjust his talks to the nature of the audience and has a clear sense of how best to communicate his subject.

Dr Andrew Spicer, Professor of Cultural Production, University of the West of England, Bristol.

Thank you so much for your session - good to have that perspective and to listen to someone not just wringing their hands about the parlous state of the British film industry but trying to change it. I wish you every success with those initiatives. 

Dr Andrew Spicer, Professor of Cultural Production, University of the West of England, Bristol.

"Screen Northants works with young people, especially those considered disadvantaged, to give them experience of a film set, and build up their life and work skills. Tony has spoken to a number of groups about how he started out in the Film Business and his colourful work history. He really has some stories to tell! Whilst those stories of Hollywood could feel far removed from our young people, Tony's stories are all very personal and relatable, and told with a warm humour. The young people found his experiences inspiring and entertaining."

- Becky Adams, Screen Northants

"I would like to say a very big 'Thank you' for being our guest speaker at our Chanukah Lunch on Sunday. Everyone found what you had to ay most interesting and enlightening, we all learned a lot."

Daphen Ruud

“It was a very good evening and Tony did a great job with his fascinating talk about his own career and his helpful and insightful comments on the winning stories.”

- Nick Hamlyn Head of the H E Bates Short Story Competition

"Just a line to say how much I enjoyed hearing a bit about your working life. What a time you've had! There was plenty of food for thought - I made particular note of the need to keep saying yes to opportunities, the importance of humanity in stories and the need to have a business head, as well as an artistic one - excellent advice, as I'm finding as I try to promote my own latest book!"

- Julia Thorley

"It was great to meet you and to be inspired by your success and your stories. We had so many calls from people not just in Northamptonshire but all over the country who found you to be really interesting, so thank you. As I said, I'm an avid music collector and have the kind of anorakky knowledge you only get from having made something your life's passion from as long ago as you can remember. As someone who has broadcast and written about it for over 30 years and only just started on live performance, it was thrilling for me to meet someone with such diverse achievements."

- Bernie BBC Radio Northampton

"A good evening, enjoyed by all who came. Tony's talk was truly inspiring, as well as being entertaining."

- Monica Withrington