Student Stories

Kiran Sonia Sawar

Kiran Sonia

Kiran graduated from the One Year Acting Course in 2012. Her first theatre work included productions for the Cockpit Theatre, iceandfire theatre company, the Arcola, Tron Theatre, Unicorn Theatre, Oxford Playhouse, Southwark Playhouse and most recently she was in the national tour of English Touring Theatre’s adaptation of Brideshead Revisited. Her screen work started with short films and an appearance in Holby City. In 2016 she played the lead in BBC3’s Murdered by Father for which she won Best Actress in a Film at the Eastern Eye Arts, Culture and Theatre Awards.

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Charity Wakefield

CharityWakefield

Charity graduated from the Three Year Acting Course in 2003.  Her first stage role was in The Graduate at the New Vic Theatre and since then she has appeared in numerous productions at theatres including Chichester Festival Theatre, Old Vic, Hampstead Theatre, Bath Theatre Royal and The Park Theatre.  She was nominated for the Ian Charleson Award for her portrayal of Lydia Languish in Jessica Swale’s production of The Rivals.  On television, Charity has been in several BBC series, including Sense and Sensibility as Marianne, Wolf Hall as Mary Boleyn and as Julia in Stephen Poliakoff’s Close to the Enemy.  This year she was the lead in NBC’s series The Player alongside Wesley Snipes and Philip Winchester.

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Tanya Reynolds

Tanya Reynolds

Tanya graduated from the One Year Acting Course in 2015. After graduation she secured a leading role alongside Maxine Peake in the feature film Fanny Lye Deliver’d. She is now filming the lead role of Teresa in the upcoming Sky 1 comedy series, Delicious, with Dawn French, Iain Glen, Emilia Fox and Sheila Hancock.

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Mark Strepan

Mark Stepan

Mark graduated from the Three Year Acting Course in 2013. His first professional role was at Hampstead Theatre in Tu I Teraz. Since then, his work has all been on screen: in the feature film Northmen – A Viking Saga and then on television as regular Will Whittaker in the second series of The Mill for Channel 4. In 2016 Mark played Stefan, one of the two leads in New Blood, Antony Horowitz’s series for the BBC.

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