Variety, the Children’s Charity, is delighted to announce that Anita Harris has become a Variety Celebrity Ambassador, joining the other very special showbusiness icons who have been awarded this accolade. Variety’s Celebrity Ambassadorship recognises not just a star’s outstanding contribution to the entertainment industries, but also his or her enthusiastic and committed support of the charity. Through that, our Celebrity Ambassadors make a significant contribution to Variety’s work to improve the lives of children and young people, throughout the UK, who are sick, disabled or disadvantaged.

Film, stage and TV actress, recording artist and West End star – and long-term supporter of Variety – Anita was officially made a Celebrity Ambassador by Pamela Sinclair, Chief Barker 2016, at our Crew Dinner at the London Hilton on Park Lane on Monday 16th May to thank her for all her support of Variety over the years and the joy she has brought to audiences around the world. A special vote of thanks was proposed by John Ratcliff CBE, former Chief Barker and Variety International President and a friend of Anita’s for many years. Anita was presented with a certificate and special Variety silver pin by Malcolm Brenner, Chair of Variety’s Celebrities Committee.

Anita was accompanied at the dinner by her husband of 43 years, Mike Margolis, a TV director, writer and record producer.