D&B at the 2017 NTA’s

D&B at the 2017 NTA’s

Our D&B clients and alumni lit up the red carpet last night at the 2017 NTA’s, held at the O2 arena in London.

Representing EastEnders was the beautiful Jacqueline Jossa, who was a student at our full time College until she landed the role of Lauren Branning in the soap at the end of her first year. 5 years ago Jacqueline was awarded the NTA for Best Newcomer and has since been involved in incredible storylines.

Nominated for the Best Newcomer award this year was our super talented Tilly Keeper who has been attending the Theatre School for 12 years in evening and weekend classes. She joined the soap in an explosive storyline playing Louise Mitchell, Phil’s daughter. She missed out on the Newcomer award last night but absolutely shone on the red carpet, hitting the best dressed list in several newspapers. She hinted to some great storylines that are coming up for Louise who is currently being bullied by newcomer to the sqaure Keegan, played by the wonderful Zack Morris.

Zack has been on the agency for many, many years appearing in Oliver in the West End, One Night for the BBC and countless television commercials. He was in his second year at the full time college when he auditioned for EastEnders and currently fits his college work around his filming schedule. Zack was fortunate enough to be studying at the college under the Marvin Humes scholarship.

Marvin was also in attendance at the awards with his blooming wife Rochelle who is expecting their second child this year. Marvin joined the theatre school in his early teens attending part time classes in the evenings and weekends. During his time on the agency he, like Zack, appeared in Oliver in the West End and BBC drama Casualty, before turning his attention to the pop industry. As a member of JLS he achieved worldwide success, racking up 5 Mobo awards and 2 Brit awards whilst touring arenas across the globe. Since JLS parted ways, Marvin has been heavily involved in TV Presenting, Music Producing with his electronic dance music trio LoveBug as well as being a regular Radio presenter for Capital FM. In 2013, Marvin became a patron for the College and a scholarship in his name was born. The first recipient was Mohammed Mansaray who graduated this summer with a host of TV and theatre credits to his name. The second winner was 3rd year Durone Stokes who is currently appearing in the Original West End cast of Dreamgirls. The third was Zack Morris, who graced the red carpet alongside his mentor last night.

Also attending the awards and sat on the front row alongside Simon Cowell was Matt Terry, who graduated the College in 2014 before going on to storm through the XFactor in 2016, taking the crown just before Christmas. Matt is due to embark on the XFactor tour later this year and we can’t wait to start teaching dances to his super fans here at the theatre school to his music!

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