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Who came to the festival?

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 Politician | Brian Blessed Actor  

Laurence Boswell Director 

Sir Michael Boyd Director  |  Jeremy Brock Film Writer  

Alan Brodie Agent | Ruth Cooper-Brown Fight Director 

Michelle Butt Actor  |  Daniel Bye Writer 

David Byrne Artistic and Executive Director New Diorama Theatre 

Dominic Cavendish Critic  |  Guy Chapman Director Make a Noise

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 

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  

Tim Fountain Playwright  |  Stephen Fry Actor, Broadcaster and Writer 

Tony Garnett Producer  |  Mark Gatiss Actor 

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

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 Young Vic 

Daniel Kitson Comedian  |  Timothy Knightley Actor 

Alan Lane Artistic Director Slung Low

Bill Leadbitter 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 and Trustee

Braham Murray Founder and former Artistic Director Royal Exchange Theatre

Bruce Myers Actor  |  John Nettles Actor  |  Caro Newling Producer

Sarah Nicholson Consulting Executive at Gate Theatre and NSDF Chair  

Cyril Nri Actor | Paddy O’Kane Actor | Andy Parsons Comedian  

Steve Pemberton Actor  |  Ronald Pickup Actor  

Tim Pigott-Smith Actor  |  Nick Phillips Musical Director  

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 Performance Artist and Writer 

Nabil Shaban Actor and Co-founder of Graeae 

Sir Antony Sher Actor and Writer  

Moira Sinclair Chief Executive of Paul Hamlyn Foundation

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