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Sam Black

Sam Black (2019) will be appearing as Randall in the new EXPENDABLES 4 film, directed by Scott Waugh. Sam will also returning to CYRANO DE BERGERAC at the Harold Pinter Theatre in January 2022. The show will then run at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York.

Ashley Gerlach

Ashley Gerlach (2009) has recently been playing Pete in Hope Theatre's production of FEVER PITCH. He has also been cast in the new tour of THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME. The show opens 20 November at the Troubodor Theatre, Wembley Park prior to embarking on a national tour.

Helen Aluko

Helen Aluko (2012) is appearing as Christine Dakers in DALGLEISH (New Pictures / Channel 5).

Zawe Ashton (2006) can be seen as Oona in THE HANDMAID'S TALE (MGM), Julia in MR MALCOLM'S LIST (Dreamscape) and in THE MARVELS (Marvel Studios).

Sarah Amankwah

Sarah Amankwah (2008) can soon be seen in Paramount's new DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS film and a new SciFi drama for the BBC.

Zora Bishop

Zora Bishop (2011) is playing Sabeen Habeeb in CORONATION STREET (ITV) and also appeared as Nasrin in ANGELA BLACK (ITV).

John Bradley

Most recently John Bradley (2010) has played Colin Calloway in MARRY ME (Universal Pictures) with Owen Wilson and Sarah Silverman, also KC Houseman in MOONFALL (Centropolis) with Halle Berry and Donald Sutherland.

Dylan Brady

Dylan Brady (2019) is appearing as Sam in Netflix's THE A LIST .

Oliver Devoti

Oliver Devoti (2011) has recently appeared as Sam in LILY (Fenrir Films) and John Lyons in DIXIES (New Hart Films).

Caitlin Drabble

Caitlin Drabble (2014) is appearing as Rochelle Reigner in CASUALTY (BBC) and Carly in SEX EDUCATION 3 (Eleven Films/Netflix).

Alice May Feetham

Alice May Feetham (2014) has recently appeared as Deborah in I AM (Channel 4) with Gemma Chan and Vicky McClure and as Beth in BOILING POINT (Ascendant Films) with Stephen Graham.

Laura Ferries

Laura Ferries (2016) can be seen playing Lucy in SUMMIT FEVER (Head Gear Films)

Zak Ford-Williams

Zak Ford-Williams (2020) is appearing as Tyler in Sky's WOLFE with Babou Ceesay and is playing Young Jacob Marley and Tiny Tim in The Nottingham Playhouse's upcoming production of A CHRISTMAS CAROL, which will also be moving to London in December.

Gina Fillingham

Gina Fillingham (2016) has recently appeared as Emie Hamzel in DOCTORS (BBC), Susan in season three of THE BAY (ITV) and Carol Baker in TOO CLOSE (Snowed-in Productions)

Graeme Hawley has recently played Graham in FINDING ALICE (ITV), Alan Bull in THE MALLORCA FILES (BBC), Tricky in STEPHEN (ITV) and Peter Hollins in LEATHERBIRD (Bright Pictures)

Elliot Knight

Elliot Knight (2011) will be appearing as Rizal in the film JUMP OUT from Silent D Pictures.

Alexa Morden

Alexa Morden (2013) is playing Margaret in THE WAR BELOW, a film from Vital Pictures.

Yasmin Mwanza

Yasmin Mwanza (2017) will be appearing as Fidda in Enlightened Kingdom's THE LADY OF HEAVEN, a historical drama film directed by Eli King. She has also recently appeared as Georgina Lawrence in ITV's STEPHEN.

Ntombizodwa Ndlovu

Ntombizodwa Ndlovu (2021) is playing Camae in THE MOUNTAINTOP by Katori Hall, directed by Artistic Director Roy Alexander Weise at the Manchester Royal Exchange.

Jordan Turk

Jordan Turk (2014) is appearing as Belgae in Sky's BRITTANIA.

Assad Zaman

Assad Zaman (2013) is appearing as Anish Sengupta in HOTEL PORTOFINO with Anna Chancellor, an Eagle Eye Drama for PBS/ITV1.

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Congratulations to final year student Ntombizodwa Ndlovu who will be appearing in Some People Feel The Rain by Kieran Knowles at the Den Festival in Leigh.

Tommy Garside

Tommy Garside (2020) has just finished playing Daniel Banks in Father Brown, directed by John Maidens for the BBC.

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Drama lecturer Dr Joshua Edelman part of team investigating effects on UK theatre

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John Bradley

Congratulations to John Bradley (2010) who will be starring in upcoming Feature Film 'Moonfall' starring Halle Berry and Patrick Wilson and in 'Marry Me', starring Owen Wilson and Jennifer Lopez. John also stars in award–winning HBO series 'Game of Thrones', where he plays series regular Samwell Tarly.

Elliot Knight

Elliot Knight (2011) can be seen in TV Movie 'Happy Accident' starring Vanessa Williams, directed by Kat Coiro. Elliot also stars in Feature Film 'Color Out of Space' starring Nicolas Cage, playing the role of Bret and appears also as Aiden Walker in award winning series 'How To Get Away With Murder', starring Viola Davis.

Assad Zaman

Congratulations to Assad Zaman (2013) who is currently playing Florizel in 'A Winter’s Tale' directed by Erica Whyman alongside Pericles, for director Blanche McIntyre in the current RSC Season at Stratford-Upon-Avon. Both productions can be seen later in the year at the Barbican in London. Assad features also as Asif in award winning BBC/ Amazon Prime Drama 'Small Axe', starring John Boyega

Sam Coulson

Sam Coulson (2012) will be appearing in upcoming feature film 'Without Remorse', starring Michael B. Jordan. Sam can also be seen in 'Holmes', starring Sir Ian Mckellen and in 'The Huntsman: Winters War', starring Chris Hemsworth.

Alice May Feetham

Alice May Feetham (2014) will be appearing as Beth in feature film 'Boiling Point', starring Stephen Grahame and Jason Flemyng, which will be released later this year. Alice also stars as Bernie in SkyTV Series 'Save me', starring Suranne Jones and Lennie James.

Hugh O'Shea

Congratulations to Hugh O'Shea (2008) who is currently working as a dialect coach on upcoming drama 'The Moderator' and on Netflix series 'The Witcher'. Hugh recently worked also on 'His Dark Materials' and 'Pennyworth', among many other credible projects.

Caitlin Drabble

Congratulations to Caitlin Drabble (2014) who will be appearing as Carly in Season 3 of 'Sex Education'. You can also see Caitlin as Margaret Fairfax in 'Miss Scarlett and the Duke' starring Kate Phillips on SkyTV/Amazon Prime.

Nathan McMullen

Nathan McMullen (2009) recently featured in horror film 'Rose' starring Sophie Rundle, which will premier at this years BFI London Film Festival.

Omar Malik

Congratulations to Omar Malik (2012) who can be seen in 'The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance' directed by Louis Leterrier. Omar can also be seen featuring alongside Karla Crome in short film 'Nobody’s Darling', playing the role of The One.

Shaun Mckee

Shaun Mckee (2008) can be seen in upcoming feature film 'The King's Man' starring Ralph Fiennes, Gemma Arterton and Matthew Goode, directed by Matthew Vaughn. Shaun also features in 'Doolittle', directed by Stephen Gaghan, starring Robert Downey Jr and Antonio Banderas.

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BA (Hons) Acting students will perform in three virtual productions in November and December.

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Dr Joshua Edelman leads research into how COVID-19 has affected services, weddings and funerals

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Elisabeth Ingram Wallace and David Calder win award that honours much-loved Manchester critic

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Drama lecturer Dr Joshua Edelman on team assessing hard-hit sector

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