Richard Holloway - Interim CEO of FremantleMedia UK and Managing Director Thames

Richard Holloway - Interim CEO of FremantleMedia UK and Managing Director Thames

Richard Holloway is interim CEO of FremantleMedia UK and Managing Director of Thames, FremantleMedia UK's entertainment label.

In a career that has spanned four decades, Richard Holloway has worked with many of the UK's leading entertainers, musicians, producers, directors and production crews.  Richard has also worked with such diverse international favourites as Danny Kaye, Gene Kelly, Julie Andrews, Barbara Streisand and of Jim Henson’s The Muppets Show.


Richard became Head of Entertainment at Pearson Television at the beginning of 1998.  In this time, he has commissioned and Executive Produced a rich variety of entertainment programmes which include Britain’s Got Talent, The X Factor, Pop Idol, All Star Family Fortunes, Fort Boyard, Night Fever, Gameshow MarathonThe Price is Right, Des O’Connor Tonight, Blankety Blank and Play Your Cards Right.

Prior to joining FremantleMedia UK (formerly Pearson/talkbackTHAMES), Richard was Head of Entertainment at Carlton Television and before that, Controller of Entertainment at Central Television where he held creative, financial and editorial responsibility over Central TV’s ITV entertainment output.  Richard’s television career began as a Stage Assistant for ATV, where he worked his way through the ranks from Floor Manager, to Producer and eventually Controller.

Richard’s impressive and eclectic ITV credits include: Celebrity Squares, Supermarket Sweep, Family Fortunes, The MOBO Awards, New Faces, The BAFTA Awards, Spitting Image, The Muppet Show and Sunday Night at the London Palladium.

Richard’s remarkable career has recently been honoured with a Judges Award from the Royal Television Society. Richard has sat on judging panel for the BAFTAs, Montreux and RTS awards. He’s a golf enthusiast and lover of all things Italian.