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THE OXFORD SCHOOL OF DRAMA APPOINTS EDWARD HICKS AS PRINCIPAL

THE OXFORD SCHOOL OF DRAMA APPOINTS EDWARD HICKS AS PRINCIPAL

The Board of Trustees of The Oxford School of Drama are delighted to announce that Edward Hicks has been appointed as the School’s Principal and will take up his new role in August 2019.

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Nell Hudson’s Nancy Skerrett weds in first episode of Season 3 of ITV’s <em>Victoria</em>

Nell Hudson’s Nancy Skerrett weds in first episode of Season 3 of ITV’s Victoria

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Nell reprises her role as Queen Victoria’s dresser, Skerrett, in the third series of Victoria.  Nell has been in the drama since it started in 2016. 

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Celyn Jones’ ‘superlative’ film, <em>The Vanishing</em>, has its UK release

Celyn Jones’ ‘superlative’ film, The Vanishing, has its UK release

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Following his extraordinary screenwriting debut, Set Fire to the Stars, Celyn’s second feature has just been released in the UK. 

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Laurence Ubong Williams stars in the world premiere of <em>The Glass Piano</em> at the Print Room

Laurence Ubong Williams stars in the world premiere of The Glass Piano at the Print Room

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Laurence joins Grace Molony, Timothy Walker and Suzan Sylvester and prize-winning concert pianist Elizabeth Rossiter in Alix Sobler’s new play set in 19th century Bavaria. 

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Cassie Bradley plays regular, Natalie Watkins, in ITV1’s Coronation Street

Cassie Bradley plays regular, Natalie Watkins, in ITV1’s Coronation Street

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Cassie has joined the cast of Corrie as waitress from Nick's restaurant in Nottingham, who helped with a con by withdrawing someone’s money from various cash points. She then tries to blackmail him. Cassie is no stranger to soaps, having recently played regular Leigh-Anne in BBC1’s Casualty.

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Gemma Barnett is nominated for Best Female Performer in a Play in the 2019 Offies

Gemma Barnett is nominated for Best Female Performer in a Play in the 2019 Offies

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Gemma has just been nominated for her performance in A Hundred Words for Snow at Trafalgar Studios 2.  In a hat-trick the director, Lucy Jane Atkinson and writer, Tatty Hennessy have also been nominated.

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Gabriella Moran stars in and co-writes short film, Nyet!, bought by Sky TV

Gabriella Moran stars in and co-writes short film, Nyet!, bought by Sky TV

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Nyet!: A Brexit UK Border Farce, co-written by Gabriella, Alex Helfrecht and Jorg Tittel is available on Sky Arts Channel. The timely short film is produced by Oiffy and mines a seam of black humour in which post-Brexit British border ports are clogged and there is an illicit trade in food from the European mainland. The short also stars Olivia Williams (An Education), Beatie Edney (Poldark) and Garry Mountaine (The Lobster).

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Maimuna Memon appears on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme

Maimuna Memon appears on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme

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· Maimuna was interviewed and sang on the BBC’s flagship news programme, Today, on the morning of Wednesday 20th March in a package about Standing at the Sky’s Edge, a new musical at Sheffield Crucible Theatre with music and lyrics by Richard Hawley and book by Chris Bush.

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Daniel Burke is nominated for a 2018 Sunday Times/National Theatre Ian Charleson Award

Daniel Burke is nominated for a 2018 Sunday Times/National Theatre Ian Charleson Award

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The shortlist for the 2018 Sunday Times/National Theatre Ian Charleson Awards has just been announced and includes OSD graduate, Daniel Burke. The awards were created to acknowledge the work of actors under 30 in a classical role (defined as written before 1918), in memory of the National’s great 1989 Hamlet, who died of complications caused by Aids two months after his final performance in the role.

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