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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 Natesagara

BA 2003

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.

Chris Jackson

BSc 2002

Chris Jackson is Getty Images Royal Photographer.

From private shoots with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry to covering some of the world’s biggest news stories Chris has photographed a diverse range of subjects and events during his time with the agency.

His images are published regularly on the front pages of newspapers around the world and regularly feature in Newsweek, The Washington Post, The Telegraph, Tatler, Hello! the Times and the Telegraph to name but a few.

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James Righton

BscEcon 2004

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 Mason

BMus 2003

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.

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Nick Broomfield

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.

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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.

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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)

A television presenter, actress, model and ex Miss Great Britain

Philip Cashian (BMus 1984)

Composer and Head of Composition in the Royal Academy of Music.