Josephine Buchan


Directing & Producing

Directing credits include: Abigail’s Party, Someone To Watch Over Me, Look Back In Anger, Les Miserables Schools Edition, Miss Saigon Schools Edition.

As a producer her credits include the musical I Love You Because which won the Whatsonstage award for Best Off West End, Claire Moore and Simon Hale in concert at The Weill, Carnegie Hall, and Marie Zamora in concert both in London and NYC.

In 2016 she joined Mousetrap Theatre Projects in London to raise the profile of this extraordinary charity, and succeeded in persuading the Picturehouse cinema chain to show, on repeat, a promotional video for the charity which she produced, fronted by the actor Eddie Redmayne.

Josephine was recently creative producer for MADE IN KENT, a documentary about the power of the Arts to change the lives of young people, which is now being made into a feature length film for international and UK distribution, directed by Josephine.


Made In Kent

MADE IN KENT is a film about the transformative power of the Arts for young people disengaging from education. The reaction to the initial screenings exceeded all expectation, and the plan is now to make a second, longer film on the same theme, for distribution to the world market.

The aim of the film, which will be as relevant in Columbia as it is in Baltimore, Chicago or Blackpool, is to reach as wide an audience as possible with the message that if Arts subjects aren’t recognised as essential within the education system for those young people who may be bright but not academic, they will, without question, slip through the cracks.

The Arts gives them purpose, confidence, communication skills and, most important, curiosity.
It’s the most significant game-changer we have in our societal arsenal.


Acting & Presenting

Television includes: The House of Eliott (BBC) and The Upper Hand (ITV) Feature films include: White Nights (Dir.Taylor Hackford) and Lightforce (Dir. Tobe Hooper)

TV hosting credits include: Pebble Mill At One (BBC), Rock Around The Clock (BBC), Wish You Were Here (ITV), The Full Treatment (ITV), Sky Travel Show (SKY).

Josephine is represented by Lesley Duff at Diamond Management.


In the Community

Josephine lived in Kent for over 20 years, and in 2015 was made an Ambassador for the county. Although she returned to live in London, she continues to represent, and be a voice for, those young people of Kent who are struggling within the education system, and re-engages them through the Arts. She has also produced and directed the Kent Biennial Cultural Celebration showcasing the most talented under 21s in the county.

In 2016 Josephine was awarded the British Empire Medal in the Queen’s 90th birthday honours for ‘services to young people through the Arts’


Mentoring & Teaching

Josephine’s interest in, and understanding of  young people has led to her doing a lot of work in schools and universities through lectures and workshops. She has taught at the Anna Scher School in Islington, The King’s School Canterbury, Sandwich Technology School and Herne Bay High School in Kent. She has also given lectures at the University of Kent, Thames Valley University, and Canterbury Christchurch.

Since 2010 Josephine has held the post of Artistic Director for Kent’s Biennial Cultural Celebration. This has involved touring the county to find the most talented young singers, dancers and musicians. It never ceases to amaze her how much talent there is among young people, how focused and committed they are to the skills they have, and what participating in performance does in terms of improving confidence and raising self-esteem.






For all directing, corporate and presenting enquiries please contact Lesley Duff at Diamond Management.