2019 Jury Chair Announced

UK International Radio Drama Festival 2019
Press Release

Acclaimed UK radio drama actor to chair 2019 Jury

Jonathan Keeble

We are delighted to announce that Jonathan Keeble will be chairing the jury for the fifth UK International Radio Drama Festival. Jonathan combines his audio work with a busy theatre and TV career. He has featured in over 700 radio plays for the BBC appearing in everything from Shakespeare to Sherlock Holmes to Dr Who as well as playing the evil Owen in The Archers. Much in demand for his voicework, this ranges from the Voice of God in the Sistine Chapel to The Angel of Death in the film Hellboy 2 with all stops in between. A multi award-winning narrator, Jonathan has recorded over 600 audio books.

Making the announcement today, the festival’s Artistic Director, Jonathan Banatvala said “I can think of nobody who better represents the breadth and depth of radio drama than Jonathan Keeble. It has been my privilege to work with him as an actor on a number of projects including our first bilingual piece and I know at first hand how fully Jonathan understands radio drama as an art form and how much he appreciates the limitless possibilities it offers. I am delighted that he will be joining us in this fifth anniversary year to chair our jury.