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Manchester School of Theatre prepares students to enter into the world of film, theatre, TV and radio as professional actors and practitioners.

Our graduates have found careers in major theatre, film and TV companies including the BBC, ITV, the National Theatre, the Royal Shakespeare Company, as well as major touring and regional repertory companies. Many former students also establish careers as professional directors, writers, filmmakers, agents and teachers.

Former students of Manchester School of Theatre include Zawe Ashton, Victoria Bewick, John Bradley, Amanda Burton, Amanda Clapham, Steve Coogan, Elizabeth Estensen, Richard Griffiths, Bernard Hill, Matthew Kelly, Noreen Kershaw, Elliot Knight, Nathan McMullen, Adam Kotz, Susie Potter, Antony Sher, John Thomson, David Threlfall and Julie Walters.

In 2013, David Threlfall received an Honorary Doctorate in the Arts from Manchester Metropolitan University for his outstanding achievements in the media.