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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Heather Small
World-famous soul singer Heather Small achieved huge success in the 1990s with the group M People, selling over 10 million albums worldwide, before embarking on a solo career, with hits including Proud. Heather has been a supporter of the Iris Prize for many...
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CHRISTOPHER RACSTER
For 25 years, Christopher Racster has made an impact as a filmmaker, non-profit executive, and LGBTQ activist, employing media to foster understanding and acceptance of the LGBTQ community. Currently, Christopher runs a Los Angeles based consultancy focused on non-profit and...
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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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Katie White
Patron
Katie White is an award-winning, Scottish BAFTA-nominated writer, producer and director based in Scotland. Her 2014 film Middle Man, directed by Charlie Francis, won the award for Best British Short at that year’s Iris Prize Festival. She and Charlie returned...
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