be part of something... again

NSDF is a family that has been growing for 65 years.

It’s built careers, companies and life long friendships.

But we’ve lost touch with too many old friends.

We want to welcome you back.

So please, if you were a part of NSDF fill out the form below and connect with us again. 



a sample of individual alumni

Khalid Abdalla Actor  |  Bill Alexander Director  |  Annabelle Apsion Actor | Paul Arditti Sound Designer |  Michael

Attenborough Director | Van Badham Playwright  |  David Bamber Actor  |  Julia Bardsley Director

Patrick Barlow Actor  |  Simon Russell Beale Actor  |  Sam Benjamin Actor

Nigel Betts Actor | Michael Billington Critic and Writer  |  Baroness Tessa Blackstone

Brian Blessed Actor  |  Laurence Boswell Director and Bath Ustinov Artistic Director

Sir Michael Boyd Director  |  Jeremy Brock Film Writer  |  Alan Brodie Agent

Ruth Cooper-Brown Fight Director R C Annie  |  Michelle Butt Actor  |  Daniel Bye Writer

David Byrne Artistic and Executive Director New Diorama Theatre

Dominic Cavendish Critic  |  Guy Chapman Managing Director Target-Live

Ian Charleson Actor | Caryl Churchill Playwright

Anthony Clarke Director  |  Sir Nick Clegg Former Deputy Prime Minister  |  Carrie Cracknell Director 

Simon Curtis Film Producer and Director  |  Howard Davies Director

Nicholas de Jongh Critic and Writer  |  Graham Devlin CBE Vice Chair Royal Court Theatre 

Simon Donald Writer  |  Alan Dossor Director  |  Keith Drinkel Actor

Chris Duncan Programme Manager Curve Theatre  |  Matthew Dunster Writer  |  Geoffrey Durham Magician  |  Adrian Edmondson Actor

Ben Elton Comedian and Writer  |  Michael Elwyn Actor  |  Chris Elwell BEM Director Half Moon Theatre

Jack Emery Director and Writer  |  Jane Edwardes Critic  |  Marianne Elliott Director

Sir Richard Eyre Director  |  David Farr Director  |  Vicky Featherstone Artistic Director Royal Court Theatre

Tim Fountain Playwright  |  Stephen Fry Actor, Broadcaster and Writer

Tony Garnett Producer  |  Mark Gatiss Actor  |  Sarah Georgeson Asst. Producer Lyric Hammersmith

John Godber Playwright  |  Buzz Goodbody Director

Emily Gray Artistic Director Trestle Theatre  |  Tony Grounds Writer  |  Terry Hands Director  

Christopher Haydon Director  |  Lena Headey Actor

Nick Hern Publisher Nick Hern Books  |  Ella Hickson Writer  |  Paul Hilton Actor

Bernard Hill Actor  |  Joel Horwood Playwright  |  Luke Holbrook Producer and Agent at Casarotto

Tyrone Huggins Actor  |  Geoffrey Hutchings Actor  |  Angus Imrie Actor

Colin Jeavons Actor  |  Stephen Jeffreys Playwright  |  Martin Jenkins Actor  |  Alex Jennings Actor

Reuben Johnson Actor and Writer  |  Andy Jordan Director Bristol Express Theatre Company

Peter Jukes Writer and Producer  |  Charlotte Keatley Writer  |  Jonathan Kerrigan Actor

Robyn Keynes General Manager Hightide Festival  |  Daniel Kitson Comedian 

Timothy Knightley Actor  |  Alan Lane Artistic Director Slung Low

Bill Lebitter Actor  |  Margot Leicester Actor  |  Jamie Lloyd Director Jamie Lloyd Productions

Martin Lowe Musical Director  |  Doon Mackichan Actor

Barbara Matthews Pro Vice-Chancellor (Culture) Nottingham Trent University  

Rik Mayall Actor, Writer, Comedian  | Emma McDonald Actor

Nicola McCartney Playwright  |  Phelim McDermott Artistic Director Improbable Theatre

Caitlin McLeod Director  |  Kay Mellor Actor and Writer  |  Roger Michell Theatre and Film Director  

Ben Miller Actor  |  Hannah Miller Head of Casting RSC  |  Ann Mitchell Actor  |  Hattie Morahan Actor

Peter Morris Writer  |  Donna Munday Producer & Chair of Trustees

Braham Murray Founder and former Artistic Director Royal Exchange Theatre

Bruce Myers Actor  |  John Nettles Actor  |  Caro Newling Producer

Sarah Nicholson Executive Director Orange Tree  |  Cyril Nri Actor  |  Paddy O’Kane Actor

Andy Parsons Comedian  |  Steve Pemberton Actor  |  Ronald Pickup Actor

Tim Pigott-Smith Actor  |  Nick Phillips Musical Director & Trustee  |  Ali Pidsley Director

Bruno Poet Lighting Designer  |  Pete Postlethwaite Actor  |  Dennis Potter Writer

Catrin Powell Theatre Consultant ARUP  |  Lucy Prebble Writer  |  Mark Ravenhill Writer

Laurie Sansom Director  |  Joanna Scanlan Actor

Joseph Seelig Director London International Mime Festival

Joseph Schofield NSDF Administrator | Nabil Shaban Actor and Co-founder of Graeae

Sir Antony Sher Actor and Writer  |  Moira Sinclair Executive Director at Arts Council England (National Strategy)

Wole Soyinka Playwright  |  Phoebe Sparrow Actor   

Dame Rosemary Squire Commercial theatre owner and Entrepreneur  

Tim Supple Artistic Director Dash Arts  |  Meera Syal CBE Actor, Writer and NSDF Patron

Nima Taleghani Actor  |  Polly Teale Joint Artistic Director Shared Experience

John Tiffany Director  |  Selina Thompson Perfomer and Writer

Sandi Toksvig Actor, Broadcaster and Writer

Jeremy Treglown Writer  |  Unlimited Theatre: Liz Margee, Jon Spooner and Chris Thorpe

Olivia Vinall Actor  |  Glen Walford Director  |  Michael Wearing TV Producer

Timothy West Actor  |  Larry Westland MBE Founder Music & Youth Schools Prom

Erica Whyman Deputy Artistic Director RSC  |  Ruth Wilson Actor  |  Snoo Wilson Playwright

Clive Wolfe Director of the Festival 1970 to 1990  |  Nicholas Woodeson Actor

Alan Yentob BBC Producer and Presenter  |  Michael York Actor