Wellington pupil heads to prestigious acting school

Cameron Forrest will leave Wellington to take up a place at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, on a degree course reported to have attracted 6,000 applicants

A Wellington School sixth former has won a place to study at the oldest specialist drama school in the British Isles.

Come September, Cameron Forrest will be among the 25 students beginning the three-year BA (hons) professional acting course at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.

A reported 6,000 hopefuls started out on the gruelling, year-long audition process to take up a place on the degree course at the Hammersmith college. Those that made the final cut will be offered classes in voice, singing, movement, classical and contemporary acting technique, improvisation, and self-created work.

Forrest previously undertook the actors’ studio screen acting diploma at the renowned Pinewood Studios, and spent much of lockdown being coached by members of the Actors’ Community, a group whose collective C.V. includes work on Netflix hit, ‘The Last Kingdom’, and the Benedict Cumberbatch- and Keira Knightley-starring film, ‘The Imitation Game’.

A member of the National Youth Theatre, Forrest is likely best known among his Somerset classmates for taking the lead role in the school’s spectacular production of Les Misérables.

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