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Manchester Met celebrates creative excellence at Grosvenor East launch

Impact on region’s creative sector showcased at new cultural hub

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Nadia Emam

Nadia Emam (2015) plays Raveena in EVERYTHING I KNOW ABOUT LOVE (Working Title) and Dr Davidson in HOLLYOAKS (Lime Pictures).

Gina Fillingham

Gina Fillingham (2016) is in GHOSTS (BBC).

Laura Ferries

Laura Ferries (2016) is Virgina Cherrill in ARCHIE (ITV) and Briony in ANNIKA S02 (Black Camel).

Tyler Conti

Tyler Conti (2016) is Fin in THE PAINTER AND THE POET (Silverrose).

Dora Davis

Dora Davis (2019) plays Sylvie in MY POLICEMAN (Amazon) and Carol in SAVE THE CINEMA (Future Artists).

Zak Ford-Williams

Zak Ford-Williams (2020) plays Owen in BETTER (BBC1) and he also appears as Sunny in MOBILITY (BBC).

Tommy Garside

Tommy Garside (2020) is Simon in SEXY BEAST (Paramount+), Eagan in BODIES (Netflix) and Terry in CASUALTY.

Andrew Dawson

Andrew Dawson (2020) plays Kurt in BRASSIC (Calamity Films).

Bailey Brook

Bailey Brook (2020) has just finished filming MASTERS OF THE AIR (Amblin/Apple).

Sam Boskovic

Sam Boskovic (2020) has just finished filming Chas in Sam Mendes’ EMPIRE OF LIGHT (Neal Street).

Neal Craig

Neil Craig is currently touring in MAMMA MIA playing Harry Bright.

Amanda Clapham

Amanda Clapham (2012) is playing Emily in OUR KID (Dock House).

Noor Hadid

Noor Hadid is currently rehearsing Vitamin D by Saher Shah, which will tour the North West before opening in London. Noor was recently on tour playing Bushra in Cinder’Aliyah, in the UK’s first Muslim themed panto. She will also soon to be involved in an R&D of Millennial Pink with HER Productions and HOME, Waterside Arts, IOU Theatre and The Lowry.

Grosvenor East Building

Remembering an inspirational acting and voice teacher at the School of Theatre

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Congatulations to Ntombizodwa Ndlovu (2021) and Frankie Lipman (2022), who were amongst the cast for the presentation of the Bruntwood prize at the Manchester Royal Exchange.

Georgiana Casbarra

Georgiana Casbarra (2020) is appearing as Lesley in THE LARKINS (OBJECTIVE FICTION / ITV).

Manchester School of Art launches annual degree show celebrating the achievements and talents of graduating students

‘Falling Into Place’ celebrates work and achievements of graduating students

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Gina Jamieson

Congratulations to Gina Jamieson (2020) who is currently touring the country in TWELFTH NIGHT WITH THE THREE INCH FOOLS.

Laura Ferries

Laura Ferries (2016) has just finished filming SUMMIT FEVER (Haymarket Films).

Zak Ford-Williams

Zak Ford-Williams (2020) is to feature in new BBC One crime drama BETTER coming out next year, Zak plays the character Owen.

Alexa Morden

Congratulations to Alexa Morden (2013) whose narration of the audio book HIDDEN DEPTHS by Araminta Hall is currently available. Morden writes “it is an incredible insight into women's lives at the time and highlights issues that we are unfortunately still having to deal with today.”

Assad Zaman

Assad Zaman (2013) is set to play Rashid in the new AMC seven-episode series INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE, adaptated from Anne Rice’s book.

Ashley Gerlach

Ashley Gerlach (2009) is currently playing Roger Shears in the acclaimed national theatre production of CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME on its 10th anniversary tour, traveling all around the UK.

Look out for Burn Gorman as he takes on the role of Charles Bluhdorn in Paramount Plus’s new THE OFFER.

Caitlin Kaur

Congratulations to Caitlin Kaur (2020) who plays Diane Green in the BBC series SISTER BONIFACE MYSTERIES, in the episode Crimes and Miss Demeanors. Caitlin is currently performing in CALVINO NIGHTS at the Minack Theatre from 1-19th May. Directed by Mike Shepherd, his first show since Kneehigh.

Elliot Knight

Make sure to catch Elliot Knight (2011) in the new horror thriller YOUR LUCKY DAY, keep your eyes peeled because it’s coming soon.

George Bukhari

George Bukhari (2011) has just finished filming RIDLEY (ITV), playing DC Darren Lakhan and Mr Shah in BIFF, CHIP AND KIPPER (BBC). George is soon to start rehearsals playing Nibs in PETER PAN at Regent’s Park.

John Bradley

John Bradley (2010) is currently appearing as KC Houseman in the new film MOONFALL.

Luke Jerdy

Luke Jerdy (2011) is currently working on his play Y’MAM, produced at the Soho Theatre in London.

No Sebert

Amazing to see Noé Sebert performing in Speakbeat Collectives Pillowtalk Sessions titled LOVE LETTERS at The Bush Theatre.

Sarah Amankwah

Keep a look out for Sarah Amankwah (2008), playing En Sentec in The Halloween Apocalypse episode of DOCTOR WHO (BBC).

Tommy Garside

Tommy Garside (2020) appears in the new TV series THE RISING (SKY) and is currently working on THE METHODISTS where he plays the character Daz.

Yasmin Mwanza

Keep a good look out for Yasmin Mwanza (2017) with voice roles in both DYING LIGHT 2: STAY HUMAN and EXPEDITIONS: ROME.

Congratulations to Zawe Ashton (2006) as she plays Julia in the new film MR MALCOM’S LIST (Dreamscape). Zawe is also working on the new film THE MARVELS, which is set to come out in 2023.

Zora Bishop

Watch out for Zora Bishop (2011) as she plays Anoushka Shah in the TV series THE BAY. She also landed herself a role in the well-known BBC series DOCTORS as Sergeant Gemma Ramjee.

Dylan Brady

Dylan Brady (2019) is currently filming in THE DIPLOMAT (World Productions / Alibi) in Barcelona playing Carl. He recently finished RALPH AND KATIE (BBC 1) playing Danny and his episode of THE FUCKIT BUCKET (Netflix) is currently shooting in London.

Manchester School of Theatre's recent production of Linda was was the jury's selection at the Encounter Festival in the Czech Republic in March 2022, where Frankie Lipman was winner of the Janáček Academy of Music and Performing Arts’ Marta Award for Outstanding Actress of the Festival.

Research project Freelancers in the Dark has investigated the impact of the pandemic on freelance creatives in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Findings will help inform positive changes to the theatre industry

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The new home for Arts and Humanities is in the running for the 2022 RIBA North West Award

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Mother Courage poster

Mother Courage is first chance for public to see inside 180-seater theatre auditorium

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Empty church

New research is most detailed study of religious life during the pandemic

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