Honorary Fellows & Honorary PhDs

Honorary Fellows

Dame Jenny Abramsky DBE
Chair of the Royal Academy of Music and of the Board of Governors of The Royal Ballet

Joss Ackland CBE
Actor and alumnus of Central

Steven Berkoff
Actor, writer and director and alumnus of the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art

Claire Bloom CBE
Actress and alumna of Central

Bette Bourne
Actor, drag queen, equal rights activist and alumnus of Central

Jo Brand
Stand-up comedian

David Collison
Sound designer

Paule Constable
Lighting designer

Diana Cooper
Former Drama and Movement Therapy (Sesame), Central

Marcus Davey
Chief Executive and Artistic Director of the Roundhouse

Dame Judi Dench DBE
Actress amd alumna of Central

Declan Donnellan
Artistic Director, Cheek by Jowl

Carrie Fisher
Actress, novelist, screenwriter, performance artist and alumna of Central

Penny Francis MBE
World-leading puppetry practitioner

Maria Friedman
Actress

Sonia Friedman
Producer and alumna of Central

Heiner Goebbels
Composer and director, President of the Theatre Academic Hessen

Nickolas Grace
Actor and alumnus of Central

Michael Grandage CBE
Artistic Director of the Michael Grandage Company and alumnus of Central

George Hall
Former Head of Stage, Central

Laurence Harbottle
Entertainment lawyer and past Chair of Governors of Central

Sir Ronald Harwood CBE, FRSL
Playwright and Novelist

Jocelyn Herbert
Stage designer

Ann Jellicoe
Playwright, theatre director and actress

David Jubb
Artistic Director of Battersea Arts Centre

Jude Kelly OBE
Artistic Director of the Southbank Centre

Helen Lannaghan
Co-founder and co-director of the London International Mime Festival

Rebecca Lenkiewicz
Writer and alumna of Central

Simon McBurney
Co-founder and Artistic Director of Complicite

Dame Helen Mirren DBE
Actress

Richard Pilbrow
Stage lighting designer, author and producer

Harold Pinter CH CBE
Nobel Prize winner, playwright, screenwriter, actor, director, alumnus and former President of Central

Dame Joan Plowright DBE
The Lady Olivier, award-winning actress

Stephen Poliakof
Playwright, director and scriptwriter

Vanessa Redgrave CBE
Actress

Professor Sir Ken Robinson
Senior Adviser to the President, The J Paul Getty Trust

Julian Rudd
Founder and Director of Remarkable Productions

Professor Richard Schechner
Professor in Performance Studies, New York University

Jenny Sealey
Artistic Director of Graeae Theatre Company

Joseph Seelig OBE
Co-founder and co-director of the London International Mime Festival

Sir Donald Sinden CBE
Actor and author

Rae Smith
Designer

Catherine Tate
Actress and alumna of Central

Sir Arnold Wesker
Dramatist

Kevin Whately
Actor and alumnus of Central

Richard Wilson OBE
Actor

Dame Barbara Windsor MBE
Actress

Honorary PhD

Cicely Berry CBE
Voice Director, Royal Shakespeare Company and alumna of Central

Yvonne Brewster OBE
Founder, Talawa Theatre Company

Barbara Windsor MBE receives her Honorary Fellowship, 2015.

Barbara Windsor MBE receives her Honorary Fellowship, 2015

 

Steven Berkoff receives his Honorary Fellowship, 2014.

Steven Berkoff receives his Honorary Fellowship, 2014

 

Sonia Friedman receives her Honorary Fellowship, 2014

Sonia Friedman receives her Honorary Fellowship, 2014

 

Claire Bloom CBE receives her Honorary Fellowship, 2013

Claire Bloom CBE receives her Honorary Fellowship, 2013

 

Julian Rudd receives his Honorary Fellowship, 2013

Julian Rudd receives his Honorary Fellowship, 2013