Rebecca Root appeared at a previous festival. View this year's speakers here.

Rebecca Root


Rebecca Root headshot

Rebecca is best known for playing Judy in BBC Two’s ground-breaking comedy series Boy Meets Girl; the second series was broadcast in summer 2016.

Other screen credits include The Danish Girl, Hank Zipzer, Hollyoaks, Casualty, Midsomer Murders and Keeping Up Appearances. She appeared in the award-winning play Trans Scripts at the 2015 Edinburgh Fringe and starred in the play 1977 for Radio 4.

At the end of 2015 she was a guest on Celebrity Mastermind, winning the contest with the specialist subject ‘the novels of Graham Greene’.

Rebecca is also a respected voice coach, gaining her MA in Voice Studies from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.

Rebecca is patron of the charities All About Trans and Diversity Role Models and is a passionate advocate for LGBT visibility, equal rights and societal acceptance.

Pic by Kendall Messick

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