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Stephen Sondheim and Anthony Hopkins among four new honorary fellows of RADA

Stephen Sondheim. Photo: Dave Benett Stephen Sondheim. Photo: Dave Benett
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Anthony Hopkins and Stephen Sondheim have been named honorary fellows of RADA.

They are joined by actor Mona Hammond and movement director Francine Watson Coleman.

The four were chosen for their “significant impact and contribution to RADA, to training or to the wider industry”. As part of their roles, they will meet and work with current students.

RADA director Edward Kemp said: “Our new fellows represent a breadth of talent from many different areas of theatre and film, but all have made a significant contribution to our industry and to drama training at RADA and beyond.”

The drama school revived the tradition of fellows last year, appointing producer Thelma Holt, voice coach Cicely Berry and actor Glenda Jackson. Until then, the only fellow was John Gielgud, who was given the title in 1989.

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