Baird Lecture

Baird Medal winners Adrian Lester and Will Trotter recall their rise

Adrian Lester: 'Be more tomato'

Actor and director Adrian Lester captured the attention of his audience by urging them to “be more tomato”.

Sprinkling his inspiring talk with references to the fruit, the Hustle star said: “A tomato tastes just as good whether you call it a fruit or a vegetable. Labels define you and are a bad thing for creatives, so, in that sense, we should be tomatoes. We can be anything, hot, cold, spicy or cool to the tongue, and it’s up to the rest of the world to catch up.”