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Polly Findlay is a theatre director with over twenty-five directing credits. In 2011, she won the Olivier for Best Entertainment for Derren Brown’s Svengali. She has directed seven productions for the National Theatre, and four for the Royal Shakespeare Company, where she is an associate artist. Polly Findlay has also directed internationally in Germany and Denmark, including War Horse (Gefährten) at the Theater des Westens in Berlin and August Strindberg’s Frøken Julie at Aarhus Theatre. In 2022 she directed Middle, the second play in David Elridge’s trilogy, at the National. She is currently working on a BBC feature film.

Findlay was elected an Honorary Fellow of Exeter College in 2023.