The great & the good

Nat HawleyHere’s BA Television Production student, Nat Hawley with a few of his famous friends. ALS tutor, Steevie, writes to say that Nat is going from strength to strength as can be seen in this photo taken at the recent British GQ auction.To celebrate 25 years since the launch of British GQ, a collection of the 50 greatest photographs to appear in the magazine were auctioned, raising £150,000 for The Prince’s Trust at the 25th anniversary gala dinner, held in association with Turnbull & Asser, Land Securities and Beluga Noble Vodka.

 Overseen by esteemed auctioneer Alexander Gilkes, the photographs were later auctioned at the gala dinner, where Benedict Cumberbatch talked about his role as a Prince’s Trust ambassador. Amongst the lots were original artworks of subjects ranging from Beyoncé and Cameron Diaz, to David Beckham and Prince Harry taken by acclaimed photographers including Terrance Donovan, Lord Snowden, David Bailey and Mario Testino.

 The Prince’s Trust helps unemployed and disadvantaged young people turn their lives around and relies on donations to continue its vital work. The Trust has supported 750,000 young people since 1976 – including celebrities such as Idris Elba, magician Dynamo and Paloma Faith.

Nat says, ‘I was very lucky to be on the dinning table with Carol Vorderman, Benedict Cumberbatch, Tamsin Egerton and Ben Fogle. They are all fantastic people and gave me some great advice for the future. I went on stage and gave a 10 minute speech about my journey with the trust and all the good work it does.  I was introduced my Benedict Cumberbatch. I also met Amanda Ross (Johnathan Ross’s sister) who I am very grateful to who has offered me a job for when I leave uni to work at her production company Cactus TV.  It really was a fantastic event.’

Well done Nat!


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