Simon Russell Beale began his career in Edinburgh, and from there with the RSC. He has performed numerous times at the National Theatre, won Olivier awards for his roles in Uncle Vanya at the Donmar Warehouse and Candide at the National Theatre. Outside theatre, he has performed in many radio, television and film productions, including Dead Girls Tell No Tales, Henry IV, Parts I & II and The Death of Stalin. He received a knighthood for his distinguished career in theatre in this year’s honours list.
Juliet Stevenson has worked extensively for the RSC and National Theatre, winning an Olivier award for her performance as Paulina in Death and The Maiden in 1991. Most recent theatre credits include Wings at the Young Vic and Robert Icke’s Mary Stuart and Hamlet. Film and TV work includes Truly, Madly, Deeply, Bend it Like Beckham, Departure and Sky Atlantic’s Riviera. Juliet has worked with asylum seekers and refugees in order to bring their life experiences to others.
Richard Carter is Associate Vicar for Mission at St Martin-in-the-Fields. He studied English and Drama at the University of Wales and the London Institute of Education. In the UK and across the world, he has used drama extensively in his ministry, teaching, and conflict resolution, which is described in his book In Search of the Lost and in ‘Holy Theatre: Enfleshing the Word’, published with Sam Wells in Theatrical Theology: Explorations in Exploring the Faith.