Rosie Millard OBE is a British journalist, writer, and broadcaster. She has been reporting on and writing in the national press on the arts for over 30 years. Millard has written four books, one of which, The Tastemakers: British Art Now (2001), is recommended reading for students at the London University of the Arts.
Rosie Millard attended Wimbledon High School. She graduated from Hull University, the London College of Communication, and the Courtauld Institute. In addition, Millard has earned an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Hull. She has also served several organizations, including the Carnegie Foundation (UK), Home Live Art, and Modern Art Oxford.
Millard began her career in the early 1990s as a freelance writer for The Independent and The Sunday Times. In 1994, she joined the BBC and worked as its arts correspondent for five years.
In 1999, Rosie Millard was appointed as the arts editor for the UK's Daily Telegraph. From 2009 to 2013, Millard chaired the British Council for the Arts.
In 2011 she wrote Bonnes Vacances, a comic travel memoir recounting a journey around the French Overseas Territories with her children, published by Summersdale. Memoirs came out along with a series of TV documentaries on the same trip presented by Millard.
Her first novel, The Square, a comic romp set in London, was published in August 2015 by Legend Press. The sequel, The Brazilian, was released in 2017 and was critically acclaimed.
Since 2018 Rosie Millard has been Chair of BBC Children in Need, the BBC’s charity which yearly helps bring happiness and transform outcomes for over 600,000 children and young people across the UK.
She is a dedicated marathon runner with ten marathons under her belt. She is one of only 2000 women worldwide to have run all six Marathon Majors.
Rosie Millard lives in London with her partner Alex Graham. She has four children.
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