Our Ambassadors

Steve Coogan

Steve Coogan

Actor, comedian and producer

Best known for his Oscar-nominated film Philomena and his comic media personality Alan Partridge. Steve has lived in East Sussex for many years.
Eddie Izzard

Eddie Izzard

Stand-up comedian, actor, writer and political campaigner

Has appeared in countless West End shows and Hollywood films and boasts an Emmy Award.

Zoe Lyons

Zoe Lyons

Stand-up comedian

A regular on BBC Radio 4s ‘The News Quiz’, ‘Just A Minute’ and at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Zoe lives in Brighton.
Katie Derham

Katie Derham

TV and radio presenter

Former newsreader and ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ contestant, presenter Katie presents the BBC Proms and lives in West Sussex.
Toby Stephens

Toby Stephens

Actor

Winner of the Sir John Gielgud Best Actor Award, Toby has performed extensively on stage and screen in the UK and USA and is a former student at Seaford College.
Simon Fanshawe

Simon Fanshawe

Writer, broadcaster and consultant

Former Perrier Award-winning comedian and chair of the governing council of the University of Sussex, Simon writes for national newspapers, is a founding member of the Stonewall charity and lives in Brighton.
Sophie Okenedo

Sophie Okenedo

Actor

Tony Award winner and Academy Award nominee, Sophie was nominated for Best Actress at the 2019 Olivier Awards for her portrayal of Cleopatra at the National Theatre. She lives near Glyndebourne.
Nimmy March

Nimmy March

Actor

‘Death in Paradise’ and ‘Lenny Henry Show’ actor Nimmy is a prolific voice-over artist, lives in Sussex and sits on the Brighton and Hove Adoption and Fostering Panels.
Anna Burns

Anna Burns

Man Booker-prize winning author

Won the Man Booker Prize in 2018 for her novel Milkman, making her the first Northern Irish writer to win the award. Anna is a former HOMELINK client.