Anthony Ainley (1932 – 2004) – grew up at Silverlands and became a successful actor.

Sir George Alexander (1858 – 1918) – actor, trustee and then vice president of the charity.

Lord Attenborough Kt CBE (1923 – 2014) – committee member 1949+, chairman 1954+ and President 1989-2014, actor, director, businessman.

Angela Baddeley CBE (1904 – 1976) – committee member, actress.

Marie Wilton, Lady Bancroft (1839 – 1921) – committee member, renowned Victorian actress.

Hugh ‘Binkie’ Beaumont (1908 – 1973) – committee member, theatre manager and producer.

Isla Blair (1944 — ) – chair of ACT’s welfare committee, vice president, actress.

Jack Buchanan (1891 – 1957) – committee member, Scottish actor.

Sheila Burrell (1922 – 2011) – committee member, political campaigner, actress.

Douglas Byng (1893 – 1987) – committee member, singer, drag artiste.

Judy Campbell (1916 – 2004) – committee member, a favourite actress of Noël Coward.

Joyce Carey OBE (1898 – 1993) – committee member, actress, friend of Noël Coward.

Kittie Carson – wife of the editor of The Stage newspaper, vital to the charity’s foundation in 1896.

Peter Collinson (1936 – 1980) – grew up at Silverlands and became a successful film director.

Fay Compton CBE (1894 – 1978) – committee member, actress.

Dame Gladys Cooper (1888 – 1971) – committee member, actress.

Sir Noël Coward (1899 – 1973) – committee member from 1922, President 1934 – 1956.

Joan Crawford (1904 – 1977) – benefactor, actress.

Constance Cummings CBE (1910 – 2005) – committee member, actress.

Peggy Cummins (1925 – 2017) – committee member, actress.

Marlene Dietrich (1901 – 1992) – patron and regular visitor to our orphanage, Silverlands.

Noma Dumezweni (1969 – ) – ambassador, actress.

Jill Esmond (1908 – 1990) – chair of the Fund’s welfare committee, actress.

Dame Edith Evans (1888 – 1976) – committee member and vice president, actress.

Robert Flemyng OBE MC (1912 – 1995) – committee member and treasurer, actor.

Lady Freud (1927 – ) – committee member, vice president, actress.

Sir John Gielgud OM CH (1904 – 2000) – committee member, vice president, actor.

Lord Grade (1906 – 1999) – patron, vice president, impresario.

Dulcie Gray CBE (1915 – 2011) – committee member, vice president, actress.

Elspet Gray, The Lady Rix (1929 – 2013) – committee member, actress.

Sir Alex Guinness CH CBE (1914 – 2000) – vice president, benefactor, actor.

Robert Harris (1900 – 1995) – vice president, actor.

Sir Rex Harrison (1908 – 1990) – committee member, actor.

Doreen Hawkins (1919 – 2013) – committee member, actress.

Jack Hawkins CBE (1910 – 1973) – committee member, vice president, actor.

Charles Hawtrey (1914 – 1988) – committee member, actor.

Audrey Hepburn (1929 – 1993) – patron and fundraiser.

Stanley Holloway OBE (1890 – 1982) – committee member, actor.

Thomas Scott-Ellis, 8th Baron Howard de Walden – patron and chair of AGMs.

Jack Hulbert (1892 – 1978) – committee member, actor.

Sir Henry Irving (1838 – 1905) – founder and our first President, 1896 – 1905.

Geraldine James OBE (1950 – ) – committee member, vice president, actress.

HRH Prince George, Duke of Kent (1902 – 1942) – patron and chair of an AGM.

HRH Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent (1906 – 1968) – patron and fundraiser.

Frank Lawton (1904 – 1969) – grew up at our Langley orphanage, actor.

Evelyn Laye CBE (1900 – 1996) – committee member, vice president, actress & singer.

Vivien Leigh (1913 – 1967) – committee member, actress.

Sir Emile Littler (1903 – 1985) – committee member, vice president, impresario.

Prince Littler CBE (1903 – 1985) – fundraiser, impresario, TV executive.

Julia McKenzie (1941 – ) committee member, actress.

Doreen Mantle (1926 – ) – chair of ACT’s welfare committee, vice president, actress.

Raymond Massey (1896 – 1983) – committee member, fundraiser.

Cyril Maude (1862 – 1951) – our second President, 1905 – 1914, actor-manager.

Sir Gerald du Maurier (1873 – 1934) – our third President, 1914 – 1934, actor-manager.

Rodney Millington – a founding director of the Spotlight, committee member.

Sir John Mills CBE (1908 – 2005) – committee member, vice president, actor.

Mary Hayley Bell, Lady Mills (1911 – 2005) – committee member, dramatist.

Kenneth More CBE (1914 – 1982) – committee member, vice president, actor.

Lord Mountbatten of Burma (1900 – 1979) – patron, chair of an AGM.

David Niven (1910 – 1983) – committee member, actor.

Ivor Novello (1893 – 1951) – committee member, vice president, actor-composer.

Lord Nugent (1907 – 1994) – committee member, vice president, chair of AGMs, politician.

Lord Olivier OM (1907 – 1989) – committee member, President 1956 – 1989, actor-director.

Daphne Oxenford (1919 – 2012) – committee member, actress.

Muriel Pavlow (1921 – ) – committee member, vice president, actress.

Edith Piaf (1915 – 1963) – fundraiser, singer & actress.

Mary Pickford (1892 – 1979) – committee member, early screen actress.

Sir Arthur Wing Pinero (1855 – 1934) – committee member, vice president, actor & dramatist.

Sir Michael Redgrave CBE (1908 – 1985) – committee member, vice president, actor.

Vanessa Redgrave CBE (1937 – ) – committee member, actress.

Dame Diana Rigg (1937 – ) – committee member, actress.

Dame Flora Robson (1902 – 1984) – committee member, vice president, actress.

The Baroness Jeanne de Rothschild (1908 – 2003) – vice president, benefactor.

Margaretta Scott (1912 – 2005) – committee member, vice president, actress.

George Bernard Shaw (1856 – 1950) – patron, vice president, playwright.

Sheila Sim, The Lady Attenborough (1922 – 2016) – chair of the welfare committee, vice president, actress.

Michael Somes CBE (1917 – 1994) – fundraiser, Royal Ballet principal dancer.

Juliet Stevenson (1956 – ) – ambassador, actress.

Dame Marie Tempest (1864 – 1942) – committee member, singer & actress.

William Terriss (1847 – 1897) – early patron, actor.

Edward Terry (1844 – 1912) – committee member, actor.

Dame Ellen Terry GBE (1847 – 1928) – committee member, vice president, actress.

Dame Sybil Thorndike CH (1882 – 1976) – committee member, actress.

Angela Thorne (1939 – ) – joint chairman 1989 – 2005, vice president, actress.

Wendy Toye CBE (1917 – 2010) – committee member, vice president, dancer & director.

Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree (1852 – 1917) – committee member, vice president, actor-manager.

Dame Irene Vanbrugh (1872 – 1949) – committee member, actress.

Lalla Ward (1951 – ) –committee member, actress and artist.

Elizabeth Welch (1904 – 2003) – fundraiser, singer.

Emlyn Williams CBE (1905 – 1987) – committee member, vice president, actor & dramatist.

Hugh Williams (1904 – 1969) – committee member, vice president, actor & dramatist.

Simon Williams (1946 – ) – joint chairman 1989 – 2005, vice president, ambassador, actor & writer.

Jessie Winter (1886 – 1971) – committee member, actress.

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