Thelma Holt CBE (1932–) is a graduate of RADA and co-founder of the Open Space Theatre. She became director of the Roundhouse in 1976 before joining Peter Hall at the Royal National Theatre as commercial producer. In 1987, she received the Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement for her international work at the Royal National Theatre. She received a second Olivier Special Recognition Award in 2020. After leaving the Royal National Theatre, she produced Orpheus Descending with Vanessa Redgrave and The Merchant of Venice with Dustin Hoffman in London and New York. Her inaugural production as an independent producer was Three Sisters with Vanessa Redgrave, Lynn Redgrave and Jemma Redgrave. Subsequent productions include Tango at the End of Winter (directed by Yukio Ninagawa) and Hamlet (with Alan Rickman in the leading role), A Doll’s House with Janet McTeer, which won four Tony Awards, The Clandestine Marriage with Nigel Hawthorne and Kean with Antony Sher.
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