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The International Committee for Artists' Freedom (ICAF) was formed in 1978 by Equity.  ICAF was, and continues to be, made up of individuals representing all sectors of the acting profession who, while offering a diversity of knowledge and experience, share the same commitment – to campaign on behalf of overseas artists facing oppression and emergency aid situations.

Since its inception, ICAF has taken up the causes of artists and groups of artists from many countries all around the world who have faced either censorship, exile, persecution, imprisonment, torture or even death. Each case is assessed individually, impartially and apolitically and all decisions taken are based purely on professional and humanitarian considerations. One of the current major campaigns is all about imprisoned Burmese comedian and director Zarganar

More information can be found on the ICAF website or  send an email to lmcmullan@equity.org.uk

Members of ICAF

  • Sarah Bridget Acheng
  • Simeon Andrews
  • Thomas Baptiste
  • Ian Barritt
  • Yvonne Bonnamy
  • Henrietta Branwell
  • Michael Branwell
  • Anna Carteret
  • Angela Crow
  • Chipo Chung
  • Deborah Davies
  • Edward Halsted
  • Esther Ruth Elliott
  • Lynn Farleigh
  • Caryl Griffith
  • Janet Henfry
  • Miriam Karlin
  • Karen Lewis
  • Joseph Kloska
  • Adam Knight
  • Peter Kosta
  • Stella Maris
  • William Maxwell
  • Kerry Michael
  • Robert Mill
  • Kristin Milward
  • Rowenna Mortimer
  • Frederick Pyne
  • Geremy Phillips
  • Sheila Reid
  • Peter Searles
  • Prunella Scales
  • Rosamund Shelley
  • Jessica Sherman
  • Malcolm Sinclair
  • Fiona Whitelaw