Alex Lawther is an acclaimed actor known for The End of the F**king World, Black Mirror and The Imitation Game. He is also an activist – including on LGBT rights, the climate crisis, and supporting refugees.
Alexander Armstrong is famous as half of the comedy duo Armstrong and Miller and, more recently, the host of the quiz show Pointless. At Letters Live in 2018 he read a letter from Arthur Conan Doyle, written on the birth of his first child.
Alison Steadman is a beloved actress: in a 2007 Channel 4 poll of “50 Greatest Actors" voted for by other actors, she was ranked No. 42. At Letters Live she has read from letter writers including George Bernard Shaw and Elizabeth Taylor.
Andrew Motion is a poet, who has won innumerable prizes and from 1999–2009 was Poet Laureate. He also founded the Poetry Archive. At Letters Live he read from another poet: a letter of advice from Ted Hughes to his son.
Andrew O’Hagan is a novelist and non-fiction writer. Three times he has been shortlisted for the Booker Prize. He has read letters at Letters Live by fellow writers Kurt Vonnegut, Robert Burns and William Wordsworth.
Andrew Scott is an actor, who (with Moriarty and hot priest) has given two of the most memorable, iconic TV performances in recent years. At Letters Live he has performed letters from Spike Milligan and Sol LeWitt.
Andy Hamilton is a British comedian best known to a certain age of viewer as Dr Elephant in Peppa Pig, and to older listeners for his many appearances on Radio 4’s The News Quiz and I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue.