We are very pleased to announce that Lord Julian Fellowes has kindly agreed to become Honorary President of the National Foundation (NTF), a role that he is delighted and honoured to accept.

Lord Fellowes is world renowned for creating the hugely successful and critically acclaimed period drama Downton Abbey, which is available to a global TV audience, and in a recent newspaper interview, he revealed that he lives with Essential Tremor.

Lord Fellowes was born in Cairo, Egypt. He was educated in Britain before moving to Los Angeles in 1981 returning to the UK in 1991. He is well known as an actor, novelist, screenwriter and film director and his career spans over 40 years. 

Lord Fellowes has been a member of the House of Lords since January 2011. He is also Chairman and patron of several UK charities.

We are delighted and honoured to welcome Lord Fellowes as Honorary President of the NTF. We are sure that together we will all be in a position to raise the profile of tremor and enhance much needed awareness of this chronic neurological condition that affects more than 1 million people in the UK.