David Cholmondeley
British noble
David Cholmondeley
David George Philip Cholmondeley, 7th Marquess of Cholmondeley, KCVO, DL, was styled from birth Viscount Malpas until 1968, and subsequently Earl of Rocksavage until 1990. He is a British peer and is the current Lord Great Chamberlain of the United Kingdom, as a 14-partite holder of that office.
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  • 2016
    Age 55
    In March 2016 the Marquess and Marchioness had their third child, a daughter, Lady Iris Marina Aline Cholmondeley.
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  • 2009
    Age 48
    The announcement that Lady Cholmondeley was expecting twins was revealed by Richard Kay of the Daily Mail and Mandrake of The Daily Telegraph. On 12 October 2009, the Marchioness gave birth to twin sons, Alexander Hugh George and Oliver Timothy George, who were originally expected in January.
    More Details Hide Details The birth took place shortly after Lady Cholmondeley was rushed to Queen Charlotte's Hospital in London, where she was monitored for two weeks. The elder son, Alexander, as heir-apparent to the Marquessate, bears the courtesy title of Earl of Rocksavage; his brother is known as Lord Oliver Cholmondeley.
    Lord Cholmondeley married (Sarah) Rose Hanbury, a 25-year-old fashion model turned researcher, on 24 June 2009, their engagement having been announced the previous day.
    More Details Hide Details She is a daughter of Tim Hanbury, a website designer, and his fashion designer wife, Emma. Her paternal grandmother is Lady Rose Lambert, daughter of the 10th Earl of Cavan: she was one of the bridesmaids at the 1947 wedding of Princess Elizabeth.
  • 2008
    Age 47
    According to the Sunday Times Rich List in 2008, Cholmondeley has an estimated net worth of approximately £60m, attributed primarily to his inherited landholdings.
    More Details Hide Details Houghton Hall, ancestral home of the Marquesses of Cholmondeley since the establishment of the title in 1815, has now opened some of its rooms to the public. In 1974, young Cholmondeley (then known as the Earl of Rocksavage) was a Page of Honour to the Queen at the age of 14. He relinquished this role upon reaching the age limit of retirement in 1976. One moiety of the ancient office of Lord Great Chamberlain is a Cholmondeley inheritance. This hereditary honour came into the Cholmondeley family through the marriage of the first Marquess of Cholmondeley to Lady Georgiana Charlotte Bertie, daughter of Peregrine Bertie, 3rd Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven. The second, fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh holders of the marquessate have all held this office.
  • 2007
    Age 46
    In the Queen's Birthday Honours List for 2007, Lord Cholmondeley was made a Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (KCVO) for his 17 years' service as Lord Great Chamberlain.
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    In 2007, he directed The Wreck (working title), starring Jean Simmons and James Wilby.
    More Details Hide Details The film was shot in Norfolk. It was later renamed Shadows in the Sun and was released in 2009.
  • 1990
    Age 29
    Cholmondeley began acting as the hereditary Lord Great Chamberlain to Her Majesty in 1990.
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    Cholmondeley became Marquess of Cholmondeley in 1990 upon the death of his father.
    More Details Hide Details Cholmondeley does not sit in the House of Lords for debates as he is currently on "leave of absence", although he does attend the House of Lords in his role of Lord Great Chamberlain of England. The family seats are Houghton Hall, Norfolk, and Cholmondeley Castle, which is surrounded by a estate near Malpas, Cheshire.
    His chosen career was put on hold when he succeeded to the marquessate in 1990.
    More Details Hide Details In 1995, he directed the film adaptation of Truman Capote's novel Other Voices, Other Rooms.
  • 1987
    Age 26
    Lord Cholmondeley is a filmmaker. As David Rocksavage, he also appeared in a small part in Eric Rohmer's 1987 film, 4 aventures de Reinette et Mirabelle.
    More Details Hide Details His professional name is derived from his title of Earl of Rocksavage.
  • 1960
    Born on June 27, 1960.
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