Baron Lorne Thyssen-Bornemisza

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Baron Lorne Thyssen-Bornemisza read Philosophy and Psychology at Edinburgh University. A keen student actor, he went on to study Drama at the British American Drama Academy in London. Afterwards he moved to New York and worked as a Classical actor and producer off-Broadway, before moving to Paris and later Beirut, where he wrote, produced and directed a large feature-film set during the Lebanese Civil War. 

Recently he produced a Hemingway Classic "The Garden of Eden" starring Mena Suvari. Currently he runs a family business, is a strong supporter of Classics and Archaeology at Oxford University and elsewhere, and he continues to build up a family collection of Roman coins and antiquities. As a fourth generation collector, he is currently "rounding off" his skills by working on a part-time Classical Studies degree at the Open University.