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Alan Bates Bursary award winner

18 July 2012

Alan Bates Bursary award winner

Elliot Barnes-Worrell was chosen through an intensive selection process judged by industry professionals to be the latest winner of the Alan Bates Bursary, which is given to a recent acting graduate.

The Bursary provides the winner with not only a helping hand financially, but the considerable prestige associated with the award.

Included in the prize was a year’s Spotlight membership, a year’s Equity membership, a headshot session with Simon Annand, author of The Half, and prizes from Actorshop, Castweb, Oberon Books and Methuen Drama. The runners-up were Jenny Fennessy and Oliver Lynes.

Elliot grew up in Peckham and is a graduate of the Brit School and Central School of Speech and Drama. Although a new graduate, he has already begun to work in the community and as a professional actor. He was selected as the winner due to his talent, dedication to his craft and passion.

In his speech Elliot said: “It’s a fight to be an actor, you fight against the odds, but you don’t have to fight alone. So to be given so much is a blessing. I’d like to thank the Actors Centre and also Equity for keeping me safe for another year.”

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