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12 May 2022

Max is a Bristol born, London based Production, Set and Costume Designer who graduated from The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in 2001. He is a winner of The Linbury Biennial Prize for Stage Design, and throughout a 20-year freelance career has designed for productions across the UK and abroad. Max is currently a member of SBTD, Bectu and Equity, and sat on the Equity Directors and Designers committee between 2019-2021. Max is also a founder member of Scene/Change.

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18 February 2020

The actor, LGBT+ rights campaigner, Lord and long-time friend, member and former Officer of the union talks about his life in acting and activism.

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27 September 2019

Actor Jimmy Akingbola talks about working with Idris Elba, audition advice and the union’s activity overseas

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19 June 2019

Actor Kobna Holdbrook-Smith talks about winning an Olivier award, supporting ERA 50:50 and the importance of the union

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25 February 2019

Actor Indira Varma talks about her work on Game of Thrones, representing Time’s Up and the importance of the union

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24 October 2018

Crazy M is a children’s entertainer, here she talks about how her career began in the holiday parks and her love of clowns and Robin Williams

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02 May 2018

The former RSC actor is now playing George Washington in Hamilton. He talks to us about representation, Disney, and being an Equity dep

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01 February 2018

The actor is receiving plaudits for his recent Paddy Power advert, but he deserves great praise for his work fighting for the rights of Equity’s deaf and disabled members

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01 October 2017

Iestyn Evans is a member of Equity’s Puppeteers’ Network and describes why the art form is firmly in fashion and how you can start with a sock

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03 May 2022

Equity members working on Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cinderella were told on Sunday 1 May that the show will end on 12 June. Not only was the news shared on a Sunday before a bank holiday – meaning those affected could not contact their agent for support – but we understand that some cast members and stage management heard the news first through social media or the press. This is unacceptable - all creative workers deserve to be treated with dignity at work.

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07 March 2022

As the International Committee for Artists’ Freedom (ICAF) within Equity, our work is to help overseas artists who face persecution, censorship and threats to their safety and lives. For almost 50 years we have directly supported and stood in solidarity with artists internationally: from Myanmar to Afghanistan, Colombia and Belarus. Today, we also stand with Ukraine.

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