LUKE TREADAWAY – who won the Best Actor Olivier Award for his portrayal of Christopher Boone in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time last month – is a new Ambassador for the charity Ambitious about Autism.
LUKE visited the charity and its school last year while researching his role in the play about a teenager who is a maths genius and has autism. He says: “It is an honour to be asked to be an Ambassador for Ambitious about Autism. [They were] incredibly helpful in our preparations for Curious Incident. Much of my understanding for what it might be like to live with autism came from visiting TreeHouse School and spending time with its Youth Patron, Cian Binchy. The vital work this charity does is something I look forward to supporting and helping in any way I can.”
Jolanta Lasota, Chief Executive of Ambitious about Autism, says: “We’re thrilled Luke is our new Ambassador and it’s a testament to his commitment to raising autism awareness that he’s agreed to further support our work with children and young people with autism.”
Visit the Ambitious about Autism website for further info on the charity and Luke’s involvement.