John Bentley

Inventor of Internet TV

Born: England, 19-2-1940


International media, entertainment and communications entrepreneur and now author of :

The Royal Secret (

John Bentley is a first-time novelist but no stranger to the headlines. After winning Harrow school’s coveted Coward History Prize – he travelled on an emigrant grant by boat to Australia returning aged 20 by road, in a series of adventures on the overland hippie trail to England, to begin a business career. By thirty he was a self-made multi-millionaire, heading up a global media empire, which included the UK’s largest movie company and film studios producing the cult movie The Wicker Man among others. At thirty-two, described by the international press as a corporate buccaneer, forgoing a promising political career, he sold up to retire and study philosophy, transcendentalism and metaphysics, living between New York, Paris, St. Tropez and Ibiza, and the remote highlands of Scotland.

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John Bentley, age 74

Photo taken by Ian Gillan of Deep Purple Band

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John Bentley, age 30

CEO of Barclay Securities: 

Industrial and Media Corporation


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John Bentley, age 38

Taken on vacation in Ibiza by Pat Booth: 

international photographer and author




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John Bentley, age 50

Sailing with friends in the Greek  islands