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Clemency Burton-Hill

Clemency Burton-Hill
Clemency Margaret Greatrex Burton-Hill (born 1 July 1981 in London) is an English actress, novelist, journalist and violinist. The daughter of the TV presenter and writer Humphrey Burton, she attended St Paul's Girls' School and Westminster School and went on to read English at Magdalene College, Cambridge gaining a double first.

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Clemency Margaret Greatrex Burton-Hill (born 1 July 1981 in London) is an English actress, novelist, journalist and violinist. The daughter of the TV presenter and writer Humphrey Burton, she attended St Paul's Girls' School and Westminster School and went on to read English at Magdalene College, Cambridge gaining a double first. She was awarded a Kennedy Scholarship in politics and government at Harvard University in 2006.

Since university, Burton-Hill has combined a career in acting, writing, music, and political and arts consultancy.

Her first journalistic role was as a staff fashion writer at Vogue and she has since written for The Economist, The Guardian, The Observer, The Independent, The Sunday Times, The Sunday Telegraph, The Times Literary Supplement, Elle, and The Mail on Sunday. She has also been a columnist at Total Politics and The Liberal magazines and also for The Daily Telegraph and now is a freelance contributing editor of The Spectator

In January 2009 Burton-Hill's first novel, The Other Side of the Stars, was published by Headline Review, a division of Hodder Headline. She has since signed a new two-book deal with Headline.

In 2008 and 2009, she was a member of the live presenting team at the Proms for BBC Four and BBC Two interviewing Philip Glass and Daniel Barenboim. She has fronted the medical documentary Operation Smile, filmed in Madagascar; presented a film about Frederic Chopin for BBC World as part of their Visionaries series; and recently co-presented, with Huw Edwards, six films about the Leeds International Piano Competition for BBC Four.

In April and May 2010 Burton-Hill presented the BBC Young Musician 2010 program on BBC Four with the semi-finals and final also shown on BBC Two. Working as an actress since 1997 in film and television productions, she appeared in Hustle, Midsomer Murders, The Last of the Blonde Bombshells, Supernova, and Dream Team and played the regular role of Sophie Montgomery in Party Animals.

Burton-Hill, a former scholar at The Royal College of Music where she was the recipient of the Hugh Bean Violin Prize, has toured with Daniel Barenboim and the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra. In 2005 Burton-Hill co-founded Aurora Orchestra and is a trustee of the Choir of London and a member of its orchestra with whom she regularly tours to the West Bank and Occupied Territories.

A trustee of Dramatic Need she has worked for other charities as well.

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