Sir Karl Jenkins
BMus 1966, Hon 2005
Sir Karl is a composer and musician who is known for modern classics such as 'Adiemus', 'The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace' and 'Palladio'. His recording work includes scores for Hollywood films, documentaries and adverts that have won several awards including 17 gold and platinum discs. He was awarded an Honorary Fellowship by the University in 2005.
Joanna is an Academy Award winning film director and producer.
In 2014 she was nominated for an Academy Award in the Best Documentary Feature category for Virunga.
In 2016 she won the award for Best Documentary (Short Subject) for The White Helmets.
James was co-vocalist and keyboard player for the London based new rave band, Klaxons. The band won several industry awards in the UK and abroad since releasing their first album in 2007. These included the Mercury Prize for Best Album and the NME Award for Best New Band. The band parted ways in 2015 and James has since formed a new band Shock Machine.
Rachel is an award-winning songwriter, vocal teacher and performer. Rachel writes songs for international pop stars, including American Idol and The Voice alumni, BBC Introducing artists and many others.
Her career has also seen her work as the Musical Director of the UK’s top show choir, Euphoria. Rachel has also appeared on TV as a judge on Sky TV show Sing: Ultimate ACapella.
Government, 1968 - 1969
Nick is a film-maker responsible for films including, 'Kurt & Courtney'; 'Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer'; and 'Battle for Haditha'. He has won numerous awards for his films including the first Sundance Award, a BAFTA Award, a Peabody Award, a Grierson Award, a Hague Peace Prize and the Amnesty International DOEN Award.
Siân Phillips CBE
BA 1952, Hon 1984
Siân is a multi award winning actress including a BAFTA award winner She has appeared in many films and drama series including 'Dune'; 'I, Claudius'; 'How Green Was My Valley'; 'Smiley's People' and 'Clash of the Titans'.
She has also appeared in several National Theatre and Royal Shakespeare Company productions. Siân was awarded an Honorary Fellowship by the University in 1984.
He wrote three series of the situation comedy for young people, 'Sadie J' for CBBC/BBC 1.
Robert also created, wrote and starred in the comedy series for ITV1, "Edge of Heaven".
He wrote several episodes of the BAFTA award winning comedy drama series, 'Stella' for SKY ONE and the sitcom "Green Green Grass" for the BBC.
Sharon Morgan (BA 1970)
A three time BAFTA Cymru award winning stage, film and TV actress with credits in numerous films and TV series such as, "Torchwood", "A Mind to Kill", 'Mine all Mine' and the BBC drama series, "Belonging".
Liz Fuller (BA 1997)
Philip Cashian (BMus 1984)
Composer and Head of Composition in the Royal Academy of Music.
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