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The Crown star Greg Wise takes on new role as Ambassador for Carers Trust

Greg Wise

Carers Trust is delighted to announce the appointment of actor and producer Greg Wise as a Carers Trust Ambassador.

Greg has had a hugely successful acting career ranging from starring as John Willoughby in Ang Lee’s 1995 film Sense and Sensibility to playing Lord Mountbatten in award-winning TV show The Crown. As well as acting in scores of TV dramas and films, Greg is a documentary film-maker, screenwriter and author. 

He has also spoken movingly of the time he devoted to being an unpaid carer for his sister in the last months of her life before she died of cancer. That experience has given him an acute understanding of the pressures faced by unpaid carers. He has supported Carers Trust for many years, becoming a regular at the charity’s fundraising events.

Greg said:

“I found myself the 24/7 carer for my sister, Clare, as she was dying of bone cancer. She didn’t want anybody else around over this time, so for her final three months I moved in and spent all my time with her. This gave me a real understanding of what a carer needs to be, what immense pressures that it brings with it, what ‘compassion fatigue’ one can face, but above all that it is a supreme privilege. A privilege and a trauma, equally balanced.

“I am in awe of people who dedicate themselves to the role of carer. I know I only had to do it for a few months. I cannot imagine how people do it for years and years. So, I am delighted to take on a role as Ambassador and to be able to do whatever I can to highlight the saintly and completely undervalued caring community.”

Chair of Carers Trust, John McLean OBE, said:

“Greg has been a wonderful supporter of Carers Trust over the years alongside being a dedicated carer to his sister so we’re thrilled he has accepted our invitation to become a Carers Trust Ambassador. He has brought great enthusiasm, imagination and skill to his many acting roles over the years and I know he will do the same with this role too. All of us at Carers Trust are hugely looking forward to working with him on our mission to transform the lives of unpaid carers.”

Carers Trust Ambassadors are committed to increasing the awareness of the charity and helping its aim of transforming the lives of unpaid carers.


For more information, contact:

Mark Chandler, Media & PR Officer on 07712 427 808 or mchandler@carers.org

About Carers Trust

Carers Trust is the UK charity working to transform the lives of unpaid carers across the UK.  It partners with its network of local carer organisations to provide funding and support, deliver innovative and evidence-based programmes and raise awareness & influence policy.​ Carers Trust’s vision is that unpaid carers are heard and valued, with access to support, advice and resources to enable them to live fulfilled lives.


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