Our patrons & ambassadors

We are honoured to introduce our Tender Ambassadors. Stars of the stage and screen, they know the true power of using drama to engage young people and prevent abuse. We are so grateful for their support!

Our co-patrons

Olivia Colman & Ed Sinclair

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We’re privileged to have Academy Award-winning actress Olivia Colman and her husband Ed Sinclair as our patrons. After joining Tender in 2013, Olivia and Ed have worked tirelessly to raise awareness of the issues surrounding domestic abuse and sexual violence, and played an instrumental role in helping Tender grow and prosper over the last decade.

Our ambassadors

Aisling Bea

Aisling Bea is an Irish comedian, actor and writer.

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Amy-Leigh Hickman

Amy-Leigh Hickman is an English actress.

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Jessie Buckley

Jessie Buckley is an academy award nominated and three-time BAFTA winning actress.

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Jodie Whittaker

Jodie Whittaker is best known for portraying the thirteenth incarnation of the Doctor in the BBC’s Doctor Who.

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Phoebe Waller-Bridge

Phoebe Waller-Bridge is the creator, head writer and star of the BBC sitcom Fleabag.

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Michael Shelford

Priyanga Burford

Priyanga Burford is an actress and writer who has appeared in several British films and television series.

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Rebekah Staton


Rebekah Staton is an English actress and narrator.

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