The Christopher Cazenove Bursary Fund has been established with the support of Christopher’s family to support students training at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School facing short term financial difficulties.
Christopher was a student at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School on the two-year acting course (1964-1966). Christopher became a household name through his charismatic performances including, on screen as Ben Carrington in the US series Dynasty, on television in The Regiment and The Duchess of Duke Street, and on stage as Henry Higgins in My Fair Lady. He died aged 66 in April 2010.
The Bristol Old Vic Theatre School is one of the UK’s leading drama schools with an international reputation for excellence and is the only Conservatoire level drama school in the South West of England.
Past students are working in all branches of the arts and entertainment industry – many, like Christopher Cazenove becoming household names. The training is rigorous and hugely demanding on the individual, with students in class for over 40 hours per week; this allows little time for them to support themselves with paid, part-time work. Selection for training at the School is based purely on talent; competition for places is fierce. Your donation will make an enormous difference to those students facing financial hardship.