Multi-talented Graham to join the university

Graham Roos, who is the new creative artist in residence at the University of Buckingham - picture by Jean Paul Berthoin
Graham Roos, who is the new creative artist in residence at the University of Buckingham - picture by Jean Paul Berthoin
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GRAHAM Roos will join the University of Buckingham this month as creative artist in residence, working a few days a month lecturing in English and media, putting on plays with students and promoting poetry on campus.

Graham’s career has spanned the media of poetry, theatre, music, film and art.

He made his television debut at the age of four and his theatre debut three years later at Theatre Royal, Lincoln.

In 1981 he won the art scholarship to Rugby School. After studying at The Great Eastern Stage, he attended the University of Buckingham, where he read English and history and wrote and directed his first play, A Study in Self Indulgence.

Settling in London in 1989 he has worked as voice-over artist, lecturer and broadcaster.

Graham said: “I am hugely excited about returning to Buckingham as a member of staff and I have a number of ideas I’d like to get started on.

“I have written a play entitled Her Holiness the Pope, which I would love to get the students involved with.

“I would also like to start a short film competition made up of several categories to really engage the students.”

Senior lecturer in English literature Dr John Drew said: “Graham is such a talented performer and writer -- a real live-wire, and a mover-and-shaker on the London arts scene, to boot.

“The university, and our students particularly, are going to benefit hugely from having him on campus. I’m looking forward to attending his first student show.”