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What were you doing before you came to LAMDA?
Before I came to LAMDA, I had just completed a degree in English Literature and Theatre Studies at Warwick University. The summer before starting the course, I was lucky enough to have a job at the Globe, playing Bagot in Richard II and Ned Spiggett in Nell Gwynn.
Why did you decide to apply to LAMDA?
I remember first applying several years ago because of the calibre of LAMDA’s alumni. It seemed that all the actors I admired had trained here. The only fan mail I've ever written was to Tom Brooke after seeing him in The Kitchen at the National Theatre, he was just extraordinary. I looked into his training at LAMDA and I remember what stood out was its detailed mask work and very physical content – it sounded thrilling and it was a real dream of mine to go to LAMDA.
What’s the best thing about studying at LAMDA?
The quality and diversity of the teaching. I never expected to have such a meaningful and personal relationship with teachers on a training course. They are unique, eclectic, and truly care about your development as an artist and as a person.
What do you look forward to the most in a week at LAMDA?
A new chance to scare myself.
Do you live in London or at home?
I'm really lucky to be able to live at home in London.
How has living where you do affected your experience of training at LAMDA?
It has been brilliant to be forty minutes walking distance from the school. You spend so much time at LAMDA that where you live is just for eating and sleeping.
Tell us about a time at LAMDA that you’ll never forget.
The first class with the Head of Movement, John Baxter. I felt like my calves would never recover.
Describe your time at LAMDA in three words.
Transformative. Challenging. Beautiful.