We’re chuffed to have this brilliant bunch of ambassadors raising awareness of our work.

To find out more about how we work with our Ambassadors contact sophie.knights@roundhouse.org.uk

Lliana Bird - Roundhouse Ambassador

Lliana Bird

Lliana Bird is a British radio broadcaster (XFM), actress and the Producer and Artistic Director of Bird & Be Theatrical Productions.

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As an XFM DJ, Lliana is passionate about radio and new music – so much so that she has come in recently to share that passion with a group of Roundhouse Radio producers and presenters.

The Roundhouse is a really special venue, there’s just so much music heritage here. When you step inside you can feel that energy all around you, it’s like you’re dipping into a huge pool of musical history. The 11-25s programme is incredible – it helps young people develop their skills in art, music, radio and circus. I think it’s so important to give them these opportunities to express themselves and flourish.

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Guy Chambers

Guy Chambers is a British songwriter and producer.

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As a Roundhouse Ambassador, Guy took to the stage at the Roundhouse Gala in 2011 with our very own Tres B. With so many emerging musicians, producers and performers developing their craft in the Paul Hamlyn Roundhouse Studios each year, Guy has generously hosted masterclasses and Q&A sessions to help them take their talent to the next level, as well as producing records for our 30/30 Music Project.

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Ray Cooper FRAM

Ray Cooper is a British musician and a film producer.

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With an incredible career spanning making music with Quincy Jones, Ray Charles, Harry Nilsson, Bob Dylan, Sting, Ray Davies, The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, Eric Clapton, The Beatles and Sir Elton John; working at The National Theatre, RSC and The Royal Court and producing 22 films as Head of Development and Production at George Harrison’s HandMade Films, Ray’s multifaceted career wonderfully reflects the Roundhouse’s Young Creatives Programme which spans music, performing arts & new media. As a committed Roundhouse Ambassador Ray has helped us raise vital funds.

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Ray Davies

Ray Davies CBE

Ray Davies is a British musician, best known as lead singer and songwriter of The Kinks.

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Ray stole the show with his performance of The Kinks classics as part of the Roundhouse Gala 2013. Not only did he create a completely unforgettable moment for gala attendees, but he raised a lot of money for the Roundhouse 11-25 Creative Programme in the process. We love you Ray!

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Eliza Doolittle

Eliza Doolittle is a British singer and songwriter.

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She may be Doolittle by name but by nature this wonderful lady does far from that. As a Roundhouse Ambassador Eliza performed with Sam Smith at the Roundhouse Gala 2013 and Jamie Cullum in 2015, and donated an amazing private performance at the Sanderson Hotel to our gala auction raising over £7,000 to support our work.

Starting out as a singer or a musician is hard. At the Roundhouse, young artists, whoever they are and wherever they’re from, are given all they need to develop and grow into the artist they want to be. On top of that they get to meet and share ideas with loads of other people doing all kinds of amazing things – it’s a pretty inspiring place.

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Lindsay Duncan

Lindsay Duncan CBE

Lindsay Duncan CBE is an award winning stage, film and television actress.

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Lindsay has been a supporter of the Roundhouse for a number of years. Empowered and inspired by the Roundhouse’s work with young people, she joined our Gala Committee in 2011 – since then she hasn’t looked back and has continued to support us year on year, fundraising to support our vital work.

I’ve had a relationship with the Roundhouse for many years; I performed there way back in the seventies. I love the building, the programming, and it’s my local, but what keeps me involved are the opportunities the Roundhouse gives to young people. They can walk into that iconic building and feel they belong. They can be curious, creative, bold, challenged and supported. I believe passionately in giving young people those experiences and I’m very proud to be a Roundhouse Ambassador.

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Sadie Frost

Sadie Frost

Sadie Frost is a British film, television and theatre actress, designer (Frost French) and director and producer (Blonde to Black Pictures).

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Such an incredible woman could only be an incredible Roundhouse Ambassador too – not only has she supported us to raise vital money at our 2013 and 2015 Gala events but in January 2014, Sadie took to the Roundhouse skies to perform in the epic show Fuerzabruta.

Over the years I’ve enjoyed so many different performances and shows at the Roundhouse. A lot of people don’t realise when they’re watching a show in the stunning Main Space that just beneath their feet are state-of-the-art studios where talented young people can learn, share and gain new skills. One of the things I admire most about the Roundhouse is its integrity and loyalty to the community and how it helps and supports young people who need opportunities. I feel I have a personal attachment to this beautiful building and I am hugely grateful that I have the opportunity to be part of it in some capacity.

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Bob Geldof

Sir Bob Geldof

Sir Bob Geldof is an Irish singer, songwriter, author, actor and political activist.

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He has been a patron of the Roundhouse since our re-opening in 2006 and recently performed in our Main Space with his band, The Boomtown Rats.

If you’re looking to invest money, then a business investment is one thing, but the Roundhouse is an investment in human worth and it’s an investment for life.

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Terry Gilliam

Terry Gilliam

Terry Gilliam is an American-born British screenwriter, film director, animator, actor and member of the Monty Python comedy troupe.

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Terry is known for his comedic performances as part of Monty Python but when it comes to being a Roundhouse Ambassador, he’s very serious indeed…

Terry has been helping the Roundhouse fundraise since 2007, supporting us in so many ways. As a screenwriter and film director, Terry is excited and proud to support our media projects which provide professional training opportunities to some of the most disadvantaged young people across London.

He recently donated an amazing auction prize to help us raise funds.

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Nick Grimshaw

Nick Grimshaw

Nick Grimshaw is a British radio and television broadcaster, currently host of Radio 1’s Breakfast Show.

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Although he’s been presenting coverage of international music events from our Main Space for years such as the Barclaycard Mercury Music Prize and iTunes Festival, Nick first became involved in supporting the Roundhouse by hosting our biennial Roundhouse Gala in 2013. That evening, he helped us raise over half a million pounds towards our work which includes Roundhouse Radio – something that is very close to Nick’s heart as a Roundhouse Ambassador.

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Trevor Horn

Trevor Horn CBE

Trevor Horn CBE is a British pop music record producer, songwriter, musician and singer.

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Recognised as ‘the man who invented the eighties’, it’s no surprise that this legendary musician became a Roundhouse Ambassador to support the amazing new talent that comes from the Paul Hamlyn Roundhouse Studios.

Trevor has produced a number of tracks as part of our 30/30 music project, and donated invaluable expertise and studio time to our young people.

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Ewan McGregor OBE

Ewan McGregor is a Scottish actor whose film credits include Trainspotting, Moulin Rouge and Star Wars.

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A long-time supporter of the Roundhouse, he says

Working with young people at the Roundhouse has been completely enlightening and I urge you all to support the extraordinary work that’s being done here

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Nick Mason

Nick Mason

Nick Mason is a British drummer and composer, best known for being a member of Pink Floyd.

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Nick has supported the Roundhouse since the reopening, meaning he’s been a Roundhouse Ambassador for almost ten years. That’s a lot of Roundhouse love!

Not only has he supported our fundraising galas with performances and amazing auction prizes, but he’s always worked directly with our emerging artists. Some of his amazing feats include mentoring our Music Collective, as well as producing tracks as part of our 30/30 music project.

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Deborah Meaden

Deborah Meaden

Deborah Meaden is an entrepreneur and star of television programme Dragon’s Den.

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Deborah’s relationship with the Roundhouse began when she became a Trustee in 2009. We’re honoured to have such a powerful and inspiring businesswoman as an ambassador for our work with 11-25s.

The Roundhouse does an amazing job of helping young people to build real life skills – encouraging them to be creative, original and inventive in everything they do. I think it’s so important that future generations have the opportunity to succeed, whether it’s in business, the arts or whatever they choose, and this is where the Roundhouse really makes a difference.

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Helen Mirren

Dame Helen Mirren

Dame Helen Mirren is a British stage, film and television actress. She has been a supporter of the Roundhouse since our re-opening in 2006.

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Since the Roundhouse reopened they have pushed the boundaries; from theatre to music to installation to circus, with a tremendous variety and quality of work. More so than perhaps ever, the Roundhouse’s aims are crucial to the arts and to society: creating wonderful art and providing the next generation of artists with opportunities.

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Sally Humphreys

Sally Wood

Sally Wood is a trained actress and theatre producer (Sally Humphreys Productions Ltd).

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We’re delighted that Sally has become a Roundhouse Ambassador. As an actress and theatre producer, we know she’s a huge inspiration to many of the young musicians, circus and theatre performers from the Paul Hamlyn Roundhouse Studios.

As Chair of the 2015 Gala Committee, Sally helped us to create our most spectacular gala event yet raising nearly £1 million to support our 11 – 25 creative programme.

As a teenager I was extremely lucky to be a member of the Central Television Workshop which offered young creative people a fantastic professional start in life. The Roundhouse is a cause close to my heart as it provides a similar platform for people to learn, be inspired, express themselves, nurture their talent and grow confident with their peers whilst remaining grounded at the same time. I’m so grateful for the brilliant opportunities I received, and that’s why I’m honoured to be an Ambassador for the Roundhouse and to chair this year’s charity gala and committee to help raise funds for the trust.

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