The Fund was set up in 1911 by His Majesty King George V specifically to reward distinguished actors and actresses in financial need. The KGVF continues to be supported by the Privy Purse Charitable Trust. 


To be eligible to receive a grant a person must be aged 60 or over, a British citizen, and have been an actor or actress for at least 15 years. Awards are given to actors and actresses who merit recognition for their work and are in need of financial help. 


Sir Alan Reid GCVO

Life Vice Presidents

Dame Judi Dench CH DBE

Sir Eddie Kulukundis OBE

The Right Hon the Lord Luce KG GCVO DL

Mrs Millie Rowland

Miss Prunella Scales CBE




Sir Alan Reid GCVO

Dame Penelope Keith DBE DL

Mr Simon Williams


Dame Eileen Atkins DBE
Miss Sarah Berger
Miss Samantha Bond
Miss Selina Cadell
Lt Col Robert Cartwright LVO

Miss Dona Croll

Miss Joanna David

Mr Clive Francis

Mr Julian Glover CBE

Mr Jamie Glover

Miss Caroline Harker






Miss Joanna Johnston

Miss Gemma Jones

Miss Sara Kestelman

Mr Art Malik
Mr Neil Pearson

Mr Hugh Quarshie

Mr Ben Seale

Mr Malcolm Sinclair

Miss Una Stubbs

Miss Emma Vansittart

Mr Tam Williams




General Committee

Secretary & Treasurer

Mr John McCuin BSc FCA