Craig at Elton John’s Oscar viewing party

Craig and a bunch of closed friends were the guests of Elton John’s Oscar viewing party in Los Angeles. A British tradition now !

Craig Robert Young @ Elton John's Oscar viewing party 06.03.2016 (1)

On this night, the event would go on to raise $6.2 million by evening’s end. The main draw for guests was John, who served not only as host but also as the entertainment, performing with his band at the bash for the first time in nearly a decade.

Craig guest at ‘The Wright Stuff’ UK

More promo for Craig in London !

You could watch him on July 23 in the morning show “The Wright Stuff“. It is a lively magazine show on Channel 5 UK in which Matthew Wright and guests discuss the topical issues of the day. Craig Robert Young, Shazia Mirza and Stefan Gates were the guests of the day.

If you missed him, catch up with the show and our photo gallery !

Craig R. Young meets Rod Stewart

Some of the UKares board members – including Craig R. Young – met with the legend Rod Stewart and his wife at the “A world at school” event.

Craig Robert Young @Theirworld Upforschool Event LA 02.06.2015

The collaboration between Theirworld and Astley Clarke was celebrated in Los Angeles on June 2nd at a reception attended by a host of British and American celebrities backing the campaign to get every child into school.

Rod Stewart and his wife Penny Lancaster, Rainn Wilson, Minnie Driver and Piers Morgan were among the guests who added the names to the 5.7 million people who have already signed the “Up For School” petition. It calls on governments to deliver on their promise of a quality education for every child by the end of 2015.

The reception took place at the LA residence of British Consul General Chris O’Connor. Guests saw an exhibition by photographer Simon Urwin, learned more about the work of Theirworld and its collaboration with Astley Clarke.

Craig visits the Theatre of Arts in Hollywood

Craig took some time recently to visit the Theatre of Arts in Hollywood.

Craig Robert Young @ Theatre of Arts Hollywood 10.04.2015

Founded in 1927, it is the longest continuously operating acting school in Los Angeles. The actor training programs are developed and taught by highly experienced working professionals who combine the strengths of classical British drama training with the vibrancy and innovations of contemporary American practice.

Craig winner of a 2014 Scenies Award !

Congrats to our favourite Brit Craig R. Young for winning a Scenies Award for his performance in “The Vortex” at the Malibu Playhouse !

Scenies 2013-2014

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The Vortex” won 4 Scenies : best lead actor, best lead actress, sounds design and scenic designer…. Congrats to cast and crew !

According to Steve Stanley, the L.A. theater is better than ever, a fact made abundantly clear by most of the 268 productions reviewed by himself from September 1, 2013 through August 31, 2014.

Steve Stanley - Stagies 2013-2014 (1)

Craig R. Young & Steve Stanley

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A LEAD ACTOR—COMEDY-DRAMA

Ian Alda in Broadway Bound
Joshua Bitton in Lost Girls
Will Bradley in Stupid Fucking Bird
Nate Jones in Holding The Man
Tyler Pierce in Everything You Touch
Peter James Smith in Land Line
Danton Stone in Day Trader
Craig Robert Young in The Vortex

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A LEAD ACTRESS—COMEDY-DRAMA

Caroline Aaron in Be A Good Little Widow
Karianne Flaathen in Top Girls
Brighid Fleming in Day Trader
Gina Hecht in Broadway Bound
Shannon Holt in The Vortex
Larisa Oleynik in Be A Good Little Widow
Jennifer Pollono in Lost Girls

MEMORABLE SOUND DESIGNS

Bill Froggatt—Light Up The Sky, Night Watch, The Whipping Man
Greg Chun—The Dream Of The Burning Boy, Flim Flam: Houdini And The Hereafter, The Vortex
Corwin Evans—Dates And Nuts, Friends Like These, NO HOMO – A Bromantic Tragedy
Christopher Moscatiello—A Delicate Balance, Doctor Anonymous, Falling

BEST SCENIC DESIGNER

Tom Buderwitz—A Delicate Balance, Into The Woods, A Song At Twilight, Tartuffe (with Dominique Serrand)
Takeshi Kata—Death Of The Author, The Gospel According To Thomas Jefferson, Charles Dickens And Count Leo Tolstoy: Discord, reasons to be pretty, Ruth Draper’s Monolgues
Hana S. Kim—The Brothers Size, Bulrusher, Closely Related Keys
David Mauer—Gruesome Playground Injuries, Lost Girls, Sunny Afternoon
Jeff McLaughlin—Lost Girls, Miracle On South Division Street, My Name Is Asher Lev, The Normal Heart
Jeanine A. Ringer—A Christmas Carol, Endgame, Pericles Prince Of Tyre
Erin Walley—Belfry, The Dream Of The Burning Boy, Flim Flam: Houdini And The Hereafter, The Vortex

Craig and Eileen’s California Dream

Dawn Bowery’s fundraising a lovely book about the Californian Dream, featuring real stories from real people – the highs and lows. Heartfelt stories about people who left their lives in England for the City of Angels. You’ll discover that each person’s definition of success is different but all are inspirational.

Craig Robert Young & Eileen Lee will also be featured in the book, talking about creating Brits in LA.

Craig Robert Young & Eileen Lee-Dawn Bowery Book 2014

“Los Angeles will forever have a special place in my heart and I feel so lucky to be living here and working as a photographer. It’s a dream come true. A few years ago I had the idea of combining my passion for photography with my interest in what brought my fellow Brits to Los Angeles. (…) For the coming months, I interviewed and photographed many people, getting to know them so that their portrait truly reflected their personality and life in Los Angeles. People from all kinds of different backgrounds, professions and walks of life are featured in this coffee table book. Some are celebrities and some are not and include an Olympic boxer, a butler, a rocket scientist and a scuba diving drummer to name a few.”

You can be part of the project through IndieGoGo (until Feb. 16th) and for more information, check out Dawn’s Facebook Page !