The award-winning actress Josette Simon, OBE led a Q&A Masterclass, answering questions about her career and giving advice on her experience of the industry.

About Josette

Josette Simon’s prolific career encompasses extensive theatre, film & television credits.

Her theatre work includes: (for the RSC) Antony and Cleopatra, A Midsummer Night’s
Dream, Don Carlos, The Tempest, Measure for Measure, Antony and Cleopatra, Love’s
Labour’s Lost, Macbeth, The Merchant of Venice, Peer Gynt, Much Ado About Nothing, The
Custom of the Country, Golden Girls, The Party, The War Plays; The Taming of the Shrew

(Leicester Haymarket); The Vagina Monologues (Playhouse Theatre); The Maids (Donmar
Warehouse); (for the National Theatre) The White Devil, After the Fall (Evening Standard,
Plays and Players, Drama Circle, London Theatre Critics’ Best Actress Awards, Olivier Best
Actress nomination); The Lady from the Sea (Lyric Hammersmith).

Television credits include: Nightflyers, Ice, The Split, Broadchurch, NW Grace, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Suspects, Death in Paradise, Merlin, Nice Town, Bitter Harvest, The Sharpeville Six, New Tricks, Silent Witness, Law & Order, Casualty, Trumpet of a Prophesy, The Return, The New Minder, The Bill, The Silence, Skins, Whistleblowers, Lewis, Midsomer Murders, Poirot, The Last Detective, Celeb, Polterguest, Dalziel and Pascoe, Kavanagh QC, Henry IV Parts I and II, Broadchurch, Spooks, Performance, Father & Son, King, The Squad, Somewhere to Run, Thompson, Seekers, Here is the News, Bridge of Time.

Film credits include: Sasha & Jo Are Getting Married (short), Wonder Woman, Nightingale, Red Lights, A Child from the South, Bridge of Time, Cry Freedom, Milk and Honey (Atlantic Film Festival, Canada, Creteil Film Festival and France Best Actress Awards, Toronto Film Festival Best Actress nomination), Two Dogs and Freedom, Dardanelle, When Love Dies.

Radio credits include: Mirandolina, Medea, Twelfth Night, Something Understood, Poetry Please, Book of the Week, The Roads of Freedom. Dictator Gal (Prix Futura, Berlin Best Actress nomination), The Count of Monte Cristo, Selections from the Old Testament, Women Talking About Cars, Sealed with a Kiss, Listen to Me, Book of the Week.

Other: Concert performances of The Fairy Queen (with The Sixteen, conducted by Harry
Christophers), King Arthur (with Les Arts Florrissante, conducted by William Christie).

Josette was awarded the OBE for Services to Drama, an Honorary MA for Services to the
Arts, and a Pioneers and Achievers Award for Services to the Arts.