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Feb 10 2017

Cynthia Nixon

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Emmy Award Winning Actress

cynthia-nixonCynthia Nixon is an American actress, best known for her role as the tenacious lawyer Miranda Hobbes in HBO’scelebrated series, Sex and the City, a role that garnered her Emmy nominations and the 2004Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series.Since then,Nixon has guest starred on Law & Order: SVU, House, and ER and acted opposite JohnLeguizamo in The Babysitters, which premiered at The Tribeca Film Festival. She also famouslyreprised her role as Miranda in both Sex and the City movies.

“One of Hollywood’s most inspirational women”


In detail

Whether on television or on stage, Cynthia is known for her superb characterizations indiverse roles. She has been commended for her title role in The Prime of Miss JeanBrodie andfor her performance as Mary Haines in The Roundabout’s revival of The Women, which wasbroadcast on PBS’s Stage to Screen series. Cynthia also appeared in Eve Ensler’sThe Vagina Monologues at both the Westside Arts Theatre and in the historic Valentine’s Dayperformance at Madison Square Garden. As one of the founding members of the theatre company The Drama Dept., Cynthia has appeared in productions of The Country Club, JuneMoon,Kingdom of Earth and As Bees in Honey Drown, as well as others plays.


What she offers you

Cynthia Nixon isrecognized within the acting industry as a woman who has the courage and ability to conquerany role. A true inspiration for audiences around the globe, she has proven that if you work hard,no goal is unattainable.


How she presents

A consummate professional, Cynthia Nixon connects well with audiences over the worldand is sought-after to commentate on a variety of women’s issues along with hosting and presenting national and international events.

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Sep 26 2016

Roberto Benigni

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Film Actor, Comedian, Screenwriter, Director and Producer

Roberto BenigniRoberto Benigni is an Italian actor, director and producer best known for his 1997 Oscar winning film La Vita e Bella (Life is Beautiful) which he wrote, directed and played in. He received the Academy Award for Best Actor for the film, and it also won a Best Foreign Language Film award. During 2006 and 2007, he had a lot of success touring Italy with his one man show TuttoDante. Combining current events and memories of his past narrated with an ironic tone, Roberto began a journey of poetry and passion through the world of the Divine Comedy.

“He is one of Italy’s most popular comics”


In detail

Roberto’s film debut took place in 1976 with Berlinguer, ti voglio bene (Berlinguer, I Love You). Later films as an actor include Il Minestrone (1980), La Voce Della Luna (1989, The Voice of the Moon), The Son of the Pink Panther (1993), and Astérix et Obélix Contre César (1999, Asterix and Obelix Take on Caesar). In 1982 he made his directorial debut with Tu Mi Turbi (You Disturb Me), a television monologue which brought Benigni widespread fame.


What he offers you

In his enlightening presentations Roberto draws from his vast experience as a renowned film director and actor and shares his insights into the film industry and his personal stories.


How he presents

Roberto is an entertaining and inspiring speaker who has an aptitude for storytelling and performing. Passionate, energetic and humorous Roberto is always well received by any audiences around the world.

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Feb 13 2015

Ian Hughes

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World Class Speaker, Experienced Corporate Coach, Award Winning Actor

Ian HughesIan Hughes is a Corporate Facilitator and Business Performance Coach. He has been an Associate Trainer at Taming Tigers in Business, That People Thing, The Velocity Corporation and has delivered training for Inflow Training and Snowball Traininge. The focus of Ian’s corporate work is Communication Skills and Presentation Skills training. He designed and delivers Pack-A-Punch: Presentations with Real Impact both nationally and internationally.

“Be great in act…..as you have been in thought”
William Shakespeare


In detail

Winner of the first Royal National Theatre Ian Charleson Award for Best actor, Ian Hughes spent over a decade at The Royal Shakespeare Company playing a range of leading roles for some of the world’s leading directors. Other theatre work includes appearances in both musicals and plays in the West End. Ian has worked in every aspect of the industry from TV and film roles, radio and voice-over work.Ian has taught at the country’s leading drama schools, is an Education Associate Practitioner for The RSC and was Head of Acting at St Mary’s University College, London for two years. With a BA from Birmingham University and MA from the internationally renowned Shakespeare Institute in Stratford upon Avon, Ian continues to work on approaches to Shakespeare’s text and recent teaching includes Cambridge University, Zurich University and Heidelberg University.


What he offers you

As an award winning actor with over 20 years’ experience, an experienced business performance coach and a Keynote speaker, Alan’s work relies on his ability to engage audiences on stage and screen, in the corporate training room and in conferences. He works with organisations and individuals both nationally and internationally helping to increase impact and performance. He shares the practical tips and techniques he has on to his audiences.


How he presents

Ian is an engaging world-class speaker. He speaks for corporate audiences at conferences, strategy sessions and meetings. His relaxed conversational style has been fine-tuned by over twenty years of experience performing in front of hundreds of thousands of people in audiences both large and small. His passion, commitment and energy enable Ian to inform, engage and inspire with audiences at all levels. His keynote speeches are noted for their humour and audience participation

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Apr 30 2014

Pelin Batu

Actress, Television Personality, Historian

Pelin Batu speakerDue to her father İnal Batu’s occupation as a diplomat, she spent her childhood in many foreign countries including Pakistan, Czech Republic, France and the USA. She completed high school at Marymount School in New York and also pursued musical and theatre training at Mannes College of Music. After starting literature and philosophy at New York University, she switched her subject to history and completed it at Boğaziçi University. She made her film debut in Harem Suare in 1999 and has gone on to act with several more films and TV series.

Batu also hosted a show titled Tarihin Arka Odası (The Back Room of History) which aired on HaberTürk with Murat Bardakçı and Erhan Afyoncu. Interested in poetry from a young age, she has written, translated, and published many poems.
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Apr 18 2014

Boman Irani

Published by under Actors,Indian keynote speakers

Versatile Actor and Photographer

Boman Irani SpeakerBoman Irani is an Indian film and theater actor, voice artist and photographer. He started his acting career as a theatre artist and at the age of 44 made his Bollywood debut with a role in Shah Rukh Khan starrer Josh in 2000. After appearing in some films it was his role in the 2003 super-hit film Munna Bhai M.B.B.S. that brought him into limelight. He was recognised as an actor after this film and was seen in many films since then.

“The clicks of his camera, combined with his charisma, introduced him to the world of acting ”


In detail

Some of his notable films include Main Hoon Na, Veer Zara in 2004 and No Entry in 2005. In 2006 he was seen in Lage Raho Munna Bhai and this role earned him Nomination at the Filmfare Awards. His role in Rajkumar Hirani’s blockbuster film 3 Idiots is one of his most remembered roles and also earned him his first Filmfare Award. He is a graduate of Mithibai College in Mumbai. His love of acting was always present even during school and college. He trained under acting coach Hansraj Siddhia from 1981 to 1983 and adopted professional acting methods.


What he offers you

Boman is well placed to suitably rouse any event. He exudes warmth and spontaneous good humour and it’s always a delight to be entertained by him. He provides a seamless connection between the stage and the audience.


How he presents

A charismatic and charming speaker, Boman’s speeches are always cultured, entertaining and provocative. He is a relaxed performer who is in great demand at prestigious events.

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Mar 26 2014

Anupam Kher

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Actor, Author and Speaker

Anupam Kher SpeakerAnupam Kher is an Indian actor who is considered one of the greatest actors of contemporary cinema. He has appeared in nearly 470 films and 100 plays. Though mainly appearing in Bollywood (Hindi) films, he has had roles in some films from other nations as well most notably the 2013 Oscar nominated Silver Linings Playbook. He has extended his genius into production of such national and international award winning films such as Bariwali and Maine Gandhi Ko Nahin Maara.

“Nothing is all wrong. Even a clock that has stopped running is correct twice a day”


In detail

Kher has held the post of Chairman of the Censor Board and the National School of Drama. He has been awarded the Dalai Lama Award for his work with underprivileged children. In 2008, he established The Anupam Kher Foundation to spread education among less privileged children and to provide palliative care to people with life-limiting. In 2005, he established his dream project Actor Prepares a premier acting school in the heart of Mumbai. In 2004, he was honoured with the Padma Shri by the Government of India for his contribution to Indian cinema. He is also widely regarded as an intellectual talk show participant.


What he offers you

After being much sought after as a motivational speaker in India, Anupam Kher has been increasingly sought out by business schools and corporates to lecture about the lessons that can be imbibed from acting in coping with the pressures of life and living.


How he presents

With the histrionics of an acting guru, the genius of a thespian, the combination of the flair of a producer and director, and the humanitarian aspect of a Dalai Lama award-winner for his contribution to cinema and social work, Anupam Kher never fails to leave anyone inspired.

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Oct 21 2013

Rahul Bose

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Award Winning Indian Actor, Screenwriter, Film Director and Social Activist

Rahul Bose SpeakerRahul Bose is an Indian actor, screenwriter, director, social activist and rugby union player. He has appeared in Hindi films such as Pyaar Ke Side Effects and Jhankaar Beats. Time magazine named him “the superstar of Indian art house cinema for his work in parallel cinema films like English, August and Mr. and Mrs. Iyer. He is also notable for his social activism and is the founder of the non-profit organization, The Foundation, an NGO dedicated to the removal of discrimination from all walks of life.

“One of India’s most respected actors”


In detail

Rahul has also served as Ambassador for Oxfam and Planet Alert for climate change, as well as on the board of Citizens for Justice and Peace and Breakthrough. His international profile as a social activist really gained recognition when he was one of twelve international thinkers, politicians, economists and social activists to inaugurate the ‘In My Name’ initiative against global poverty in 2008. He launched the India initiative on climate change in 2009. This initiative focused on government policy at the highest level along with advocacy of the same with international bodies.


What he offers you

Raul’s motivational speeches on leadership, life choices, personal success and public commitment have been shared with employees of notable corporate like Hewlitt-Packard, WNS-GS, The Taj Group of Hotels and HSBC Bank to name a few. He shares with his audience the importance of our voices in the fight against climate change.


How he presents

Rahul Bose is an acclaimed speaker who delivers his talks across the world. His lectures and workshops are always well received.
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Aug 16 2013

Kal Penn

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Actor, Former Associate Director at the White House Office of Public Engagement

Kal Penn SpeakerKal Penn is a rising actor in Hollywood. He is known for his starring roles in House, 24 and, of course, the Harold and Kumar franchise. Penn has stopped his career midstream to work full time in politics. From 2009 to 2011, he was the Associate Director at the White House Office of Public Engagement, where he focused on work related to “don’t ask, don’t tell,” increasing financial aid and bringing Americans back from Iraq.

“The world’s most famous Indian actor”
New York magazine


In detail

Kal Penn returned to television in 2011 with a role on the hit sitcom How I Met Your Mother. He is also the host of The Big Brain Theory, a competition to find the nation’s brightest engineer, on the Discovery Channel. On the big screen, Penn has starred in various independent films and blockbusters, including two Harold and Kumar movies and Superman Returns. The New York Times called his lead role in Mira Nair’s The Namesake a, “crackling, star-making performance.” Named one of People’s Top 50 Bachelors, Penn has also taught two courses at the University of Pennsylvania, on Asian-Americans in pop culture and on the history of teen movies.


What he offers you

Kal Penn is a passionate advocate for youth involvement in democracy. He gives keynotes and hosts events geared toward educating and empowering youth about the political issues that matter to them. His wide range of experience in different fields gives him a wealth of knowledge on different key issues and his charismatic personality helps him convey those insights to people around the world.


How he presents

A knowledgeable and wildly entertaining voice on pop culture and current events, Penn engages with his audiences in a very unique way. Combining sharp wit and jokes with informed critique, Penn’s speeches make audiences laugh but also inspire them to get involved and make a difference.
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Aug 02 2013

Ali Poyrazoğlu

Author, writer and the producer of the first Turkish sitcom

Ali Poyrazoğlu Speaker Ali Poyrazoglu graduated from Istanbul State Conservatory Theatre Department. He then went to France and UK to make further studies in Theatre. Upon his return to Turkey, he began his acting career at the Istanbul City Theatres. After working in various theatres as an actor and writer, in 1972, he founded his own theatre, Ali Poyrazoglu Theatre, where he staged and directed many plays by famous Turkish and foreign writers. He starred in 64 films; translated 45 plays into Turkish, all of which were staged by various theatrical groups; wrote, directed and acted in numerous popular plays and TV & radio series, whose characters have become unforgettable for the Turkish community.


In detail

He produced the first Turkish sitcom, Ali Uyanik. He toured Greece, Germany, Switzerland and England where he performed his plays. He played one of the leads in a Broadway production Pera Palas with American actors and actresses. His articles are regularly published in various newspapers and journals.

Some of this shows at the theater are : Düşenin Dostu, Evet Evet Evet, Hakkımı Ver Hakkı, Kelebek, İpteki, Gözlerimi Kaparım Vazifemi Yaparım, Deliler Boşandı, Çılgınlar Kulübü, Orkestra, Oğlum Çiçek Açtı, Babam Dokuz Doğurdu, Uzakta Piyano Sesleri, Ali Harikalar Diyarında, Eski Çamlar Bardak Oldu, Kobay, Ödünç Yaşamlar and Havada Bulut .

Some of his movies are: Canavar Cafer, Namus Uğruna, Çılgın Kızlar, Asiye Nasıl Kurtulur, Arkadaşım Şeytan, 9 and O Şimdi Asker.

Some of his TV programs: Ali Uyanık, Darısı Başınıza, İnsanlık Hali, Kim Bunlar, Sünnet Holding and Aile Bağları .

His latest books are İçimdeki Yalnızlık and Bir Sen Kaldın Yalnızlık Gelince’.

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May 24 2013

Marcus Brigstocke

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Award Winning Comedian, Writer, Presenter, Actor & Satirist

Marcus Brigstocke SpeakerMarcus Brigstocke is a major comedy, writing and acting talent, performing in the UK and beyond. He has become a regular voice on BBC Radio and boasts an impressive list of TV and film credits. Radio 4 has become his second home as he is rarely off the 18.30h slot in one form or another. The Edinburgh festival is also his regular haunt, and has seen him receive a great deal of critical acclaim.

He is an accomplished stand-up with the ability and experience to play to any situation.” Chortle


In detail

He began his comedy career at Bristol University where he performed stand up and character shows and soon won the BBC New Comedian of 1996. He has performed a multitude of shows at The Edinburgh Festival including The Award Winning Show in 2002 and Planet Corduroy in 2004. 2005 saw the start of The Late Edition – Marcus’s excellent topical talk-show on BBC 4. Recent TV appearances also include Live from the Apollo, Have I Got News For You, King Stupid for CBBC and a valiant attempt at raising laughs on What’s the Problem with Anne Robinson (with varied success). On the big screen, he has appeared in the movies Love Actually, Beyond The Sea and Piccadilly Jim. As well as his live work, he fronts BBC Four’s Late Edition, starred in the short-lived BBC1 sitcom The Savages and is a regular on Radio 4’s Now Show.


What he offers you

A hugely likeable talent who has won countless awards, Marcus entertains audiences with his authoritative cynicism, educated tones and hilarious anecdotes. His razor sharp wit is edgy and unique and often finished with a serious point. He always remembers that funny comes first; and never fails to leave a room satisfied for those that want their comedy to pack a punch and those that enjoy middle-class ways.


How he presents

A truly versatile and incredibly funny presenter, Marcus is in huge demand at conferences across the globe. An effortlessly funny individual, he is a slick and superb stand-up.
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