Current pupils and Old Paulines are making their mark across film, television and theatre with some notable successes already this year.
Congratulations to current pupils Robbie Fraser for being offered a part in a new Channel 4 feature film and to Jack Donoghue for being spotted by theatrical agents, Hamilton Hodell, following one of the school's drama productions.
Alex Forey was invited to present his ION lighting app, Focus Mate to a conference of lighting professionals at the National Theatre (the app lets you control the ION range of consoles with your voice from an Apple Watch using a technology which was added to the consoles last Summer).
Old Paulines continue to engage audiences across medias, with Henry Lloyd-Hughes (1998-03) continuing his leading role in 'Indian Summers' for a second series and Tom Attenborough (2005-10) directing a National Theatre production of 'Private Lives', which went on a national tour attracting rave reviews.
OP Joe Bannister (2003-08) played Orlando in the National Theatre's production of 'As You Like It'; Levi Mattey joined the National Youth Theatre; Alex Forey and Amos Jackson both worked on the technical team for the National Youth Music Theatre.
Will Attenborough and Ben Lloyd-Hughes (2001-06) featured in the BBC's 'War and Peace' and David Greig's adaptation of Dr. Seuss's 'The Lorax' at the Old Vic Theatre was brought to life by Director Max Webster (1996-01), and met with exceptional reviews:
While Grieg has lent the fable a measure of ambivalence, what enchants is the inventiveness of Fink’s music, Finn Caldwell’s puppetry, Rob Howell’s designs and Max Webster’s production. In the end, the show appeals to our imagination without, like one or two seasonal entertainments, sating it. It also points out a moral without hitting us over the head with its good intentions. In its mixture of verbal wit and social purpose, this is the best family show since Matilda.
The cast of 'Immortal' performed to four packed houses in the Lyric Studio and raised £3100 for the Bursary Fund; OP Leo Suter secured the lead role in a new film 'Music, War and Love' which shot in Lodz, Poland and found himself acting alongside OP Sam Gillett; OPs Arty Bolour-Froushan and Tom Russell secured places on the LAMDA post-grad acting course and OP Tom Turner was offered one of only two places on the RADA post-grad technical theatre course.
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