Winner of the Hume Cronyn Trophy for Outstanding Performance for her role as ‘Rosalind’ in the school’s 2002 production of As You Like It set the stage for a career in theatre for Diana Bentley. From London, Ontario, following her brothers Michael ’98 and Simon ’01, Diana attended Ridley from 1998 to 2003. She graduated with a BHA in English Literature from the University of Toronto before going to train in classical acting at the London Academy of Musical and Dramatic Arts (LAMDA). On her return to Canada, she studied at the Canadian Film Centre’s Actors Conservatory, joined the Soulpepper Theatre Company and was a co-founder of Rogue Theatre. Her film and television appearances include roles in Frontier, Channel Zero, The Expanse, Hemlock Grove and 12 Monkeys. Toronto based actor and producer, Diana is the co-founder and co-Chief Engineer of Coal Mine Theatre, an independent theatre in Toronto’s east end.