|Born||Clemency Margaret Greatrex Burton
1 July 1981
|Other names||Clemmie Burton-Hill|
Early life and career
The daughter of the TV presenter and writer Humphrey Burton and Gillian Hawser, an agent (who had married Robert I Hill in 1970), she attended St Paul's Girls' School and Westminster School before reading English at Magdalene College, Cambridge. Burton-Hill, is a former scholar at the Royal College of Music, where she was the recipient of the Hugh Bean Violin Prize.
Acting, music and presenting
Burton-Hill worked as an actress since 1997 in film and television productions, she has appeared in Dream Team (1997–98), The Last of the Blonde Bombshells (2000), Midsomer Murders (2004), Supernova (2005), Hustle (2006), and played the regular role of Sophie Montgomery in Party Animals (2007).
She has toured with Daniel Barenboim and the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra. In 2005 Burton-Hill co-founded Aurora Orchestra and is a trustee of the Choir of London and a member of its orchestra with whom she regularly tours to the West Bank and Occupied Territories.
In 2008 and 2009, she was a member of the live presenting team at the Proms for BBC Four and BBC Two interviewing Philip Glass and Daniel Barenboim. She has fronted the medical documentary Operation Smile, filmed in Madagascar; presented a film about Frédéric Chopin for BBC World as part of their Visionaries series; and recently co-presented, with Huw Edwards, six films about the Leeds International Piano Competition for BBC Four.
In April and May 2010 Burton-Hill presented the BBC Young Musician 2010 programme on BBC Four with the semi-finals and final also shown on BBC Two. She did this again in 2012. The Young Musician event was originally presented by her father.
Burton-Hill was a presenter on BBC Radio 3's classical music weekend breakfast' programme and remains a contributor to The Culture Show on BBC Two television. In December 2013, Burton-Hill replaced Sara Mohr-Pietsch as the presenter of Radio 3's weekday Breakfast programme.
Her first job in journalism was as a staff fashion writer at Vogue and she has since written for The Economist, The Guardian, The Observer, The Independent, The Sunday Times, The Sunday Telegraph, The Times Literary Supplement, Elle, and The Mail on Sunday. She has also been a columnist at Total Politics and The Liberal magazines and also for The Daily Telegraph and is a freelance contributing editor for The Spectator.
In January 2009 Burton-Hill's first novel, The Other Side of the Stars, was published by Headline Review, a division of Hodder Headline. She has since signed a new two-book deal with Headline.
Burton-Hill married James Roscoe on 18 October 2008. She is a trustee of Dramatic Need. She appeared on Pointless celebrities in December 2013, getting to the head to head but losing out 2-1, thus not reaching the final round.
|1993||The Higher Mortals||Melissa|
|1997||Dream Team||Georgina Jacobs|
|The Promise||Elizabeth Gage|
|2000||The Last of the Blonde Bombshells||Young Vera|
|2002||Until Death||Emma Oldfield|
|2005||Midsomer Murders||Hettie Trent|
|La Femme Musketeer||Marie Mancini|
|2005||Supernova (TV movie)||Ginny McKillip|
|Dungeons & Dragons: Wrath of the Dragon God||Melora|
|A Higher Agency||Anna|
|2006||Party Animals||Sophie Montgomery|
|The Prince and Me 2: The Royal Wedding||Princess Kirsten||direct-to-video|
|2007||The Palace||Alice Templeton|
|Shoot on Sight||Pamela Davies|
|2008||Agatha Christie: Poirot||Claudia Reece-Holland||1 episode|
|2009||Shadows in the Sun||Isabelle|
- "My week – Clemency Burton-Hill". The Observer. 21 January 2007. Retrieved 1 May 2008.
- BBC Young Musician 2010 to be broadcast on BBC Two, BBC Four and BBC Radio 3 BBC, 12 April 2010
- Mark Sweney "Radio 3 breakfast show to be presented by Clemency Burton-Hill", theguardian.com, 31 October 2013
- Dramatic Need, Registered Charity no. 1119443 at the Charity Commission
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Clemency Burton-Hill.|
- Clemency Burton-Hill at the Internet Movie Database
- Presenter page at BBC
- Interview at "7 days" magazine for The Guardian newspaper
- Biography at Palestine Mozart Festival