Here’s what some of our graduates have been up to
Game of Thrones, Royal Shakespeare Company, Holby City
Elizabeth trained at The Bridge Theatre Training Co and has since returned to teach. Her latest works include Alison In Chris Chibnall’s Worst Wedding Ever, Pantalingua in The Humans, BAM, New York and Avignon Festival, Childie in The Killing of Sister George at the Arts Theatre, West End, Bianca in the RSC’s production of The Taming of the Shrew, and Sally Wiggins in The Watermill Theatre’s production of Patrick Barlow’s Ben Hur. Television & Film includes Doctors (BBC); Holby City (BBC) and appeared as Lollys Stokeworth in Game of Thrones (HBO). She is also a Monologue Slam Heavyweight Champion
Amy De Bhrún
Jason Bourne, Vikings, All I Want by Kodaline
Bridge Graduate Amy appeared as the lead role Ellen Barethon in The Crown and the Dragon (Arrowstorm Entertainment). Other screen work includes Ingegird in Michael Hirst’s Vikings directed by Jonan Renck (Breaking Bad) for the History Channel, Tess of the Durbervilles in The South Bank Show (ITV) and Alanain BBC hospital drama Casualty. In 2014 Amy appeared in two feature films – Rachel in The Stag (Treasure Entertainment) and Phoebe in new Jimi Hendrix biopic (alongside Andre 3000) All is by My Side, written and directed by John Ridley for Matador Pictures. An accomplished writer – her short film After received the Filmbase Funding Award and went into production January 2014, in which Amy played the female lead role. She stars in both of the Irish band Kodaline music videos for their hit song “All I Want” directed by Stevie Russell. Her one-woman theatre shows have been performed in Dublin, London, Los Angles and New York City to critical acclaim. She also appeared in John Logan’s gothic drama series Penny Dreadful directed by J.A Bayona for Showtime. Amy’s latest work includes short films – Leave directed by Mike Hayes for 925 Productions and Gridlock directed by Ian Hunt Duffy for Fail Safe Films. She also appeared as ‘Martina Falcourd Prixley Cocklemount’ in RTÉ comedy series Bridget & Eamon directed by Jason Butler for Vico Films. In 2016, Amy was seen in American spy thriller Jason Bourne written and directed by Paul Greengrass , starring Matt Damon and Tommy Lee Jones for Universal Pictures. More recently, she filmed David Freyne’s zombie horror The Third Wave starring Ellen Page and Sam Keeley for Tilted Pictures, theatrical release is due late 2017.
Emmerdale, Rise of the Krays, Rise of the Footsoldier 3
After graduating from the Bridge Simon played Ronnie Kray in Rise of the Krays and its sequel Fall of the Krays. Other leading roles in feature films include Gavin Turner in Undercover Hooligan, Paul Deitch in The Unseen and Adrian in the soon to be released Rise of the Footsoldier 3. He has just wrapped on RideBy, a 2018 release, and has been cast as Paulie White in Mob Priest, his first transatlantic film role. Television credits include Hugh Bryant in Emmerdale and Sir Robert Dudley in Bloody Queens for BBC2. This spring saw him finishing a long standing run of Action to the Word’s critical smash A Clockwork Orange which he helped workshop in 2009 and then play at Soho and Park Theatres in London as well as touring all over the world. Simon is also a writer. His first feature film has just been commissioned and will shoot late 2017.
Hollyoaks, The Smoke
Anna is best known for her role as Sienna Blake in Channel 4’s long running show, Hollyoaks. For this role she won the “Villain of the Year” award at The British Soap awards 2014 and was also nominated for “Most Popular Newcomer” at the 2014 National Television Awards. She was nominated twice in the 2013 Inside Soap Awards and was also nominated for “Best Actress” at the British soap Awards. Other work includes The Smoke directed by Ben Pickering, The Last Flight To Kuwait (BBC), and A Landscape of Lies directed by Paul Knight.
Showstoppers, People Just Do Nothing, The Comedy Store Players
Bridge graduate Ruth is a writer-performer and founder member of Oliver award winning Showstopper! The Improvised Musical, which is currently on tour and running in the West End at the Lyric Shaftesbury Avenue. She is a regular guest with The Comedy Store Players, and recently guested in Whose Line Is It Anyway Live! at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, as well as being ¼ of The Glenda J Collective (with Josie Lawrence, Cariad Lloyd and Pippa Evans). She was also a regular on BBC2’s impro show Fast & Loose, and has taken part in multiple 50 hour improvathons, both in London and Canada. With Lucy Trodd she wrote and performed two series of Trodd en Bratt Say Well Done You, for BBC Radio 4, which was nominated for a BBC Audio Drama Award for best scripted comedy. She was also one of the three witches in Wyrdoes, a short film for the British Film Council which toured the world as part of the Shakespeare birthday celebration. TV credits include Roche in all four series of BAFTA award-winning People Just Do Nothing (BBC), Carole in Man Down (C4), both series of Mongrels (BBC3), Vic Reeves’ The Ministry of Curious Stuff (CBBC), Derek (C4), Midnight Beast (E4), Edge of Heaven (ITV), Quick Cuts (BBC4). Radio includes The Best Laid Plans and both series of Sarah Millican’s Support Group.
The Scar Test, Hollyoaks, Scenes From 68 Years
An award winning Palestinian-Irish writer, Hannah’s stage plays include critically acclaimed, Scenes From 68 Years, which ‘confirms Khalil as a dramatist of compelling potential’ – Daily Telegraph (Arcola Theatre, 2016), The Worst Cook in the West Bank (Liverpool Arabic Arts Festival), Bitterenders (winner Sandpit Arts’ Bulbul 2013), Plan D (Tristan Bates Theatre, nominated for the Meyer Whitworth Award) and Ring (selected for Soho Theatre’s Westminster Prize); as well as Last of the Pearl Fishers and The Deportation Room for BBC Radio 4. Her first short film The Record took the Tommy Vince Award at the 2015 Underwire Festival. Her play, The Scar Test, was commissioned by Untold Arts and performed on tour and at Soho Theatre London in July 2017. She also won Arab British Centre’s Award For Culture 2017. Hannah has recently been writing on Channel 4 drama Hollyoaks.
Naomi Cooper Davis
Peep Show, Little Britain, Coronation Street
Naomi has enjoyed numerous television roles including Jane in The Wrong door (BBC), Iris in Ultimate Force (ITV), Consuela in Little Britain (BBC), Giuseppina in The Borgias (Showtime), Gertie in Parade’s End (HBO) alongside Benedict Cumberbatch, Mrs Sanderson in Lee Nelson’s Well Good Show (BBC), Deena in Peep Show (Channel 4), Bev in Crims (BBC), Harriet in the newly adapted Porridge (BBC). She plays Sharon Geary in Coronation Street (ITV). Her film credits include Mandy in The Joke’s on You and Dr Woods in Siren’s Bay.
The National Theatre, The Man Who Knew Infinity, Stones
Alan has worked extensively in the theatre in productions such as I’ll Be Back Before Midnight, Orphans, and Big Boys, all at The English Theatre Hamburg. Round The Horne with the Apollo Theatre Company, The Thought on the Stairs at The Southwark Playhouse, Treasure at the Finborough Theatre, The Dinner at The Vaults Festival, It Never Ends at Theatre 503, Pool at the Write 5 Festival, People with The National Theatre, Dracula at Leicester Square Theatre, As You Like It and The Merry Wives of Windsor at the Cambridge Shakespeare Festival. He has also appeared in numerous feature films including The Man Who Knew Infinity, Viking Legacy, Fragments of May, and Stones which won Best Feature at the London Independent Film Festival 2016.
Hollyoaks, Crimewatch, Scott & Bailey
As well as being an actress and director, Kaitlin is also a fully qualified Stage Combat Instructor teaching with the Equity ratified Stage Combat organisation The Academy of Performance Combat. She is one of only three women on the Equity Register of Fight Directors and has worked across the UK extensively using all the skills at her disposal.
As an actress her theatre work includes the one-woman show The Alphabet Girl (Winner of a Manchester Theatre Award in 2014), Aladdin and Mother Goose Oldham Coliseum; Treasure Island Birmingham Rep; Macbeth Epstien Theatre Liverpool; Peter Pan Liverpool Empire; and D’Eon Hope Mill Theatre Manchester. On TV she has appeared in Hollyoaks, Crimewatch, and Scott and Bailey.
As a Fight Director Kaitlin has worked on some amazing projects including Life is A Dream Edinburgh Lyceum; A Skull in Connemara, Aladdin and Jack and The Beanstalk Oldham Coliseum; The Merry Wives of Windsor Storyhouse Chester; The Thunder Girls The Lowry Manchester; The Guards at The Taj Theatre By The Lake; Our Country’s Good and A Midsummer Night’s Dream The Tobacco Factory Bristol; Robin Hood Cast Doncaster; The Little Mermaid Liverpool Everyman; and So Awkward Series 4 CBBC. Recently Kaitlin has found a love for directing and in 2019 directed Much Ado About Nothing at the Cambridge Shakespeare Festival before going on the produce it as a Lockdown Zoom Movie the following summer.
The Sugar Syndrome, The Acid Test
Shortly after graduating from The Bridge, Rebecca was in The Royal Court transfer of That Face at the Duke of York’s. She has continued her theatre work with the lead role in Lucy Prebble’s The Sugar Syndrome at Theatre Royal Bath and southwest tour, Loving to Kill in association with Punchdrunk at the BAC, Jess in The Acid Test, Matilda in Matilda, Mike & Dan, both at the Pleasance Theatre & Shazyie in What If at Theatre Royal Stratford East. Rebecca is an award-winning actress for her short film work, winning the Los Angeles Movie Awards for Best Supporting Actress for her role in The Real Me.
Hollyoaks, Torchwood, BAFTA
Bridge graduate Nathan Sussex has appeared in numerous television series including Torchwood, Coronation Street, and Judge John Deed. Soon after graduating he appeared in the BBC drama CARE which went on to win a BAFTA. Other credits include Young Dracula, BBC’s Crash, Slean in The Darkest Day, a feature for Lindisfarne Films, and the title role in the BAFTA Winning short film Nadger. While at The Bridge, Nathan developed a keen interest in voice and radio work and since then has worked on several radio plays for BBC RADIO 4 & BBC RADIO WALES, which also gave him the leap into voiceovers and subsqequently went on to voice several idents for BBC including a campaign for the final series of Gavin & Stacey across all BBC Platforms. In 2012 he auditioned for the NORMAN BEATON Fellowship for radio drama and received an award. In 2018 he became a regular on Hollyoaks appearing in over forty episodes so far as Buster Smith.
Dinnerladies, Coronation Street
As an actor Carrie played Twinkle in the Number 1 UK Tour of Dinnerladies by Victoria Wood, appeared alongside Sheridan Smith in the film Powder Room. Other Theatre includes Secret Cinema’s Back to the Future, The Musketeers at the Liverpool Echo Arena, the Olivier nominated Alice’s Adventures Underground with Les Enfants Terribles and The Acid test at the Pleasance Theatre. Most recently Carrie appeared in 2 episodes of Coronation Street. Carrie is also part of award winning dance troupe The Dinahs.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Dr. Seuss & Co
After graduating from the Bridge, Alex moved to Paris and joined the Drama Ties Theatre Company. She has performed both in French and English in a repertoire that includes A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Mendiants D’amour (an adaptation of poems by Jacques Prévert), and, most recently, Dr. Seuss & Co., a comedy based on the famous writer’s story. She also works regularly as a voice-over artist. Alexandra leads theatre workshops in English and has directed several shows such as Alice in Wonderland, Snow White’s Black Heart and The Wicked Witch of the Waste, which she wrote.
The Parachutist, Royal Opera House, Henry II
Mark’s career has grown consistently since graduating from The Bridge. Through Bridge tutor Andrew Ashenden of the APC Mark completed his apprenticeship to become a stage combat instructor. He went on to film numerous commercials including for McDonalds, Sainsbury’s and Wickes and also filmed short film The Parachutist for Channel 4. He acted on stage at the Royal Opera House, as well as in several national tours of theatres in A Christmas Carol and Cranford at Christmas. Mark has recently starred as Henry II for The Reading Between The Lines Theatre Company to critical acclaim.
Doctors, Footballers’ Wives, Neighbours
Soon after graduating from The Bridge Daniel landed himself a main role in Footballers Wives as the Italian Stallion, Salvatore Biagi. From this he went on to appear in Coronation Street and The Bill. He is also known for his role as Marty Green on River City and appeared in a number of episodes of the Australian soap opera Neighbours, during a storyline filmed in London. Daniel has also appeared in over fifity epiosdes of Doctors as Dr Franc Christophe.
The Tiger Who Came To Tea, Showgirl
Since graduating from The Bridge Theatre Training Company in 2009 Jenanne Redman has been working extensively in Family Theatre. Jenanne has been part of The Tiger Who Came To Tea team since 2011 and has performed in the Olivier award nominated show for four West End seasons, several UK tours and further afield on world tours in Hong Kong, Singapore, Dubai & Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, China and more recently at Australia’s Sydney Opera House and Arts Centre Melbourne. Previous credits include Hetty Feather, UK tour, Dubai and West End where she understudied Hetty and Peg/Ida; Sally in the UK tour of Spot’s Birthday Party; and two seasons at The Brentwood Theatre playing Greenfly in David Wood’s The Plotters of Cabbage Patch Corner and Roly Poly Bird in Roald Dahl’s The Twits. Other credits include Aryl in The Underwater Realm, Jenny in Showgirl, Gypsy in David Essex’s Traveller. Jenanne has also been the bass singer for six years in the close part vintage harmony trio Some Swell Sisters and has also been working in the field of medical role-play with the NHS for the past 18 months.
Dannie Lu Carr
Les P’tits Molieres Awards, Top Girls, Ted Talks
Bridge graduate, Dannie Lu Carr, is a Meisner Specialist who was recently nominated for Les P’tits Molieres Award for best director. Herdirecting work includes Top Girls, Marat/Sade, Look Back in Anger, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Death of a Salesman, A View From the Bridge, Mother Courage, O Go My Man, The Caucasian Chalk Circle, and Closer. As an actor she has played many roles on stage, radio and screen. Her voice has been used for BBC3 trailers, Eurosport documentaries, Classic FM idents and children’s TV. Her first book, Brilliant Assertiveness, was published by Pearsons in May 2012. She is the Artistic Director of Wasted Poppy Productions.