In every country, there are those who are considered the most influential. The UK is no exception. Early in April, The Telegraph released a list of the 100 Most Powerful People in British Culture. Let’s take a look at some of them.
Nicholas Hytner gets the top spot. For those who are not familiar with the name, he is the artistic director of the National Theatre. The Telegraph talks about his success:
Prior to becoming, in 2003, the National’s fifth artistic director, Hytner notched up an eclectic series of hits for stage and film which included Measure for Measure, Miss Saigon, The Madness of King George on both stage and film, Carousel, Orpheus Descending and the big screen adaptation of The Crucible.
Indeed, the man behind these big hits is one of the most powerful movers in the world of British culture.
Sir Nicholas Serota takes the second spot. He is the director of Tate Gallery. His greatest achievement? The Telegraph shares:
Serota’s greatest achievement is undoubtedly Tate Modern, which opened in 2000 and is now the world’s most-visited museum of modern and contemporary art. The ambitious Serota is currently raising money for a Herzog and de Meuron- designed extension to the gallery (TM2) which he hopes will open before the London Olympics in 2012. His ability to raise huge sums of money from the private sector makes him a favourite with cash-conscious politicians of all parties.
Is it just me or do people with Nicholas as the first name seem to be more successful than others? Perhaps it’s just me but there is no doubt that these two people are individuals to look up to.