Student Performer Of The Year (Host)
Haydn Gwynne played county level tennis before studying Sociology at the University of Nottingham, She is fluent in French and Italian, in fact, she taught English as a foreign language at the University of Rome La Sapienza for five years. In her first television acting role, in 1990, she was nominated for a British Comedy Award for her performance as Alex in Drop The Dead Donkey.Haydn later became a regular on Carlton Television's popular drama Peak Practice as Dr Joanna Graham.
On the stage, Haydn was nominated for an Olivier Award for her acting in City of Angels(Prince of Wales) and as Mrs Wilkinson in Billly Elliot The Musical (Victoria Palace) winning the Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Award for the same role on Broadway at the Imperial Theatre. Other theatre work includes Company (Donmar Warehouse), Merry Wives of Windsor (RSC), The Memory Of Water (Hampstead Theatre), Peer Gynt (RSC, Stratford/London), Twelfth Night (RSC), Stratford/London), Midsummer's Night Dream (RSC, Stratford), The Recruiting Officier (Manchester Royal Exchange), Macbeth (Ludlow Festival), The Way Of The World (Theatre Royal), Hedda Gabler (Octagon Bolton), Ziegfeld (London Palladium), The Cabinet Minister (Manchester Royal Exchange), Bluebird Of Unhappiness (Manchester Royal Exchange), His Monkey Wife (Scarborough) and Becky Shaw (Almeida Theatre).