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Topping the culture chart

Though I think the Telegraph's definition of culture is a bit limited, their "100 most powerful people in British culture" list contains some interesting people. Here are some of them -

He has sold a million tickets to the National Theatre by dropping ticket prices to £10, and by introducing controversial, popular and sometimes fantastically good theatre - Nicholas Hytner.

He leads the Tate, and engineered the success of Tate Modern, which opened in 2000 and is now the world's most-visited museum of modern and contemporary art - Sir Nicholas Serota.

'Almost every British film that has reached a worldwide audience in the past 15 years has their fingerprints on it - Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner of Working Title Films.

Great actors love to work with him - Michael Grandage

He is described by the New York Times as "the most successful, influential and powerful producer of our time" - Sir Cameron Mackintosh.

He is the most loathed and admired music and television producer on both sides of the Atlantic - Simon Cowell.

He is the composer and producer of some of the most successful shows in theatrical history - Andrew Lloyd Webber.

He is the famous choreographer who stunned the dance world to form his own dance company - Christopher Wheeldon.

She is the Joan of Arc of the Southbank Centre - Jude Kelly.

He is the film director whose ancient and modern heroes fight the status quo - Sir Ridley Scott.

He is the man who wakes up 8 million people - Sir Terry Wogan.

He is the solitary American on the list. He has restored Old Vic's fame and fortune - Kevin Spacey

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