Actor Brian Cox named as the latest Patron of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe - On The Mic

Actor Brian Cox named as the latest Patron of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Actor Brian Cox has today been announced as the newest Patron of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. He joins fellow Patron Eddie Izzard and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society’s honorary President, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, as ambassadors for the festival.

Brian Cox said: “The culture of the performing arts in Scotland is embedded firmly in my DNA, and it’s impossible to talk about Scotland’s performing arts culture without talking about the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. I’m delighted to come aboard as an ambassador for this incredible event, and to champion its well-earned reputation as a springboard and a proving ground for generations of performing artists past, present and future.”

Shona McCarthy, Chief Executive of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society, said: “To say we’re pleased to have Brian on board is an understatement. He’s done so much to promote homegrown artistic talent, not just through his incredible CV of acting work but also through his patronage and support of organisations the length and breadth of this country. He’s set an iconic example with his own artistic journey, and an inspiration to both the established and emerging artists who bring their magic to the Edinburgh Fringe every single year. We’re thrilled to have him as a champion and welcome his support in the months and years ahead.”

This story was taken from an Edinburgh Festival Fringe press release. For more information Click Here

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