Graham Pountney


UK Producer for Alliance

Graham Pountney

Graham Pountney

Graham lives in Ryde on the Isle of Wight. From weekly Rep in the 1970s to the West End, Film and TV, Graham has worked as an actor, theatre director and producer for over 47 years. His career has encompassed Shakespeare in the Globe Theatre and on tour; TV series Eastenders, Hustle and Howards Way, and comedies in regional theatres and classics such as Hobson's Choice in the West End.

He has been a founder and director of several production companies: The British Actors Theatre Co, The Original Shakespeare Company, ScreenTest Productions; the founding MD of Surrey Hills Community Radio and now is Artistic Director of Theatre Reviva! CIC. He has directed successful plays, events, entertainments and short films, and in 2022 directed a touring production of R C Sherriff's JOURNEY'S END.

Graham is now the UK producer of this newly commissioned project ALLIANCE, which is steadily progressing towards production.

Set in the winter of 1941/42, the play reveals the dramatic moments when British Prime Minister Winston Churchill stayed with President Roosevelt and Eleanor Roosevelt in the White House - and suffered a serious illness... a disturbing event for both sides.

The play is particularly timely - considering the belligerent positions of Russia and Ukraine - and the UK and US Producers are looking for the right theatres in which to launch this extraordinary new play.