Reinventing the Royals is a two-part series about the twenty-year battle between the monarchy and the media - the first family and the fourth estate - over personal privacy and public image.
Runtime: 60 minutes
Reinventing the Royals - Mark Bolland - Netflix
Mark William Bolland (born 10 April 1966) is a British public relations executive. Bolland worked for the Advertising Standards Authority and the Press Complaints Commission before serving as Deputy Private Secretary to Charles, Prince of Wales, from 1997 to 2002. During his time with Charles, Bolland was credited with rehabilitating the prince's public image and enhancing the public image of the relationship between Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles, who would become the prince's second wife. After leaving the prince, Bolland established a public relations and communications firm, Mark Bolland & Associates, and has held several roles in the charitable and third sector.
Reinventing the Royals - Post-royal work - Netflix
Bolland established the public relations and communications consultancy, Mark Bolland & Associates. Bolland has held numerous positions in the third sector, having joined the Journalists' Charity as its vice-president in 2007, and serving as a trustee of the Open Futures Trust from 2010 to 2014 and the Middlesbrough and Teesside Philanthropic Foundation from 2012 to 2014. Bolland has also served as a trustee of several high net worth family charitable foundations and trusts including the Helen Hamlyn Trust from 2008 to 2014, the David Ross Foundation from 2011 to present, and as director of the Bertarelli Foundation from 2013. Bolland wrote the “Restaurant Spy” column for ES, the lifestyle magazine of the London Evening Standard from 2006 to 2009, has contributed occasional articles for the Mail on Sunday, and book reviews for the British Journalism Review, and wrote a column for the News of the World under the byline of 'Blackadder'. He has also appeared on Newsnight Review. In June 2011 The Independent alleged that Bolland was closely linked to organised efforts to remove information from the English Wikipedia articles of the clients of his firm including Edward Stanley, 19th Earl of Derby, David Ross, Maan Al-Sanea, and Bolland's partner, Guy Black. A single IP address in Clerkenwell, the location of Mark Bolland & Associates, had made several edits to the articles. In 2014, Bolland was named as one of London's most 1000 influential people by the Evening Standard. Bolland is a member of the Garrick Club.
Reinventing the Royals - References - Netflix