From 1 April 2018, ACT is a charitable incorporated organisation (a “CIO”) registered in England & Wales number 1177106.  Registered office: ACT, 58 Bloomsbury Street, London WC1B 3QT.

ACT’s Trustees are elected by our members at the annual general meeting. They serve for up to 6 consecutive years.

Thank you to all the members who came to ACT’s very enjoyable annual general meeting on 14 November, where we elected Rakie Ayola, Philip Large, Sakuntala Ramanee and Malcolm Sinclair to join the Trustees. For one more year, Peter Forbes remains Chair and Nicola Horton remains Treasurer. ACT’s two Deputy Chairs are Helen Black and Lucy Robinson.

The audited Annual Report and Accounts (before signature) is available as a pdf here: Actors’ Children’s Trust Annual Report and Accounts 2019

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Rakie Ayola, Helen Black, Peter Forbes, Caroline Harker, Paul Higgins, Nicola Horton, Lloyd Hutchinson, Philip Large, Ann Queensberry, Sakuntala Ramanee, Joy Richardson, Lucy Robinson, Malcolm Sinclair.

Honorary Advisers: Isla Blair, Doreen Mantle.

Ambassadors: Noma Dumesweni, Juliet Stevenson, Simon Williams.

Juliet Stevenson: “Our children are our future and their well-being is of the greatest concern to us.  Actors pursuing their chosen profession face many difficulties but, when they are parents, those problems can multiply.  There can be illness or unforeseen accident in the family, or simply a special need for childcare when acting work has been secured. The Actors’ Children’s Trust is here to help and support actor-parents in any way they can, and I am very proud to be their Ambassador.”


Executive Director – Robert Ashby

Head of Family Support — Lydia Hodges

Bookkeeper – Michael Lakhani

Since our foundation in 1896 ACT has had many dedicated and well-known Trustees.  Read more in the History section or in a digest of Important people in ACT’s history.

ACT is proud to sponsor PIPA  as part of our campaign to make the industry more compatible with parenthood:

Without ACT’s support I honestly don’t know what we would be doing now.

We welcome your support as a member, or your help with fundraising or as a Marathon runner.
Read more about how you can support us.

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We understand it is a big step to contact a charity. If you are looking at this on behalf of an actor friend, please do get in touch by phone or email. There is no need to tell us the actor’s name at this stage. We are friendly and our help is confidential.

Read more about who we are or get in touch for help and support, email or call 020 7636 7868.