Benedict Cumberbatch Announced as New President of LAMDA
Benedict Cumberbatch has been announced as the new president of LAMDA.
LAMDA is a drama school founded in 1861 and offers training for actors, stage managers, technicians and directors. It oversees drama and communication exam syllabuses for 105,000 young people across the world.
Benedict graduated from the academy in 2000 with an MA in classic acting.
Talking about his latest role Benedict has said “Having trained at LAMDA, I am thrilled to have been appointed as its new President and would like to thank my predecessor, the great Timothy West for his remarkable and steadfast tenure. It will be an honour to watch the next generation of actors, directors and technicians blossom and grow into outstanding creative artists and theatre professionals through the exceptional training provided by LAMDA”.
Joanna Read, LAMDA principal has said “I am truly delighted that Benedict has agreed to join the LAMDA family as President. As a fantastic actor who understands his craft and our industry, I know his insights will be terrifically beneficial to students and staff”.
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