ANDREW PIERCE
CHAIR IRIS PRIZE
Consultant Editor, The Daily Mail Feared and revered in equal measure, Andrew Pierce is a tenacious political hack with a talent for breaking stories about the great and good. Pierce, 50, was brought up on a Swindon council estate, attended his...
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LORD GLENDONBROOK (MICHAEL BISHOP)
Lord Glendonbrook (Michael Bishop) is a British businessman and life peer who rose to prominence as owner of the airline BMI. The former Channel 4 chairman became a patron of the Iris Prize in 2011. He was one of the...
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CHRISTOPHER RACSTER
A trusted voice in the LGBT community for almost 20 years, Christopher Racster has made an international impact as an advocate, fundraiser and filmmaker, employing media to help shape public perception and acceptance of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender...
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CAROL COOMBS
Since 2009, she has been the Managing Director of Philadelphia QFest – the largest gay & lesbian film festival on the East Coast. In 2011, as the Industry & REEL Seminar Coordinator for the Miami International Film Festival, she worked...
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SARA SUGARMAN
Born in Rhyl, Wales, Sara Sugarman began her career as an actress appearing in television programmes such as Grange Hill and Juliet Bravo as well as the film Sid and Nancy. She made a name for herself behind the camera...
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MATTHEW RHYS
Matthew plays the regular role of Kevin Walker in the ABC series Brother and Sisters and recently played the role of Dylan Thomas in the film The Edge of Love, which opened the 2008 Edinburgh International Film Festival. Born in...
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