Daily Archives: Thursday, April 18, 2024

  • Grace Hodgett-Young has been nominated for an Olivier Award

    Bilborough College alumni Grace Hodgett-Young has been nominated for an Olivier for Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Musical for her performance as Betty Shaefer in Sunset Boulevard alongside Nicole Scherzinger on the West End. In her first role since graduating from Mountview in 2023, she won Best Professional Debut at the WhatOnStage Awards and will be part of the Broadway transfer later this year. Grace studied BTEC Extended Diploma in Performance Arts at Bilborough College. She is currently playing the lead role of Euridice in the West End revival of Hadestown – the cast also performed as part of the Big Night of Musicals in January on BBC 1.

  • Ben Rose starring in new six-part BBC Drama This Town

    Bilborough College alumni Ben Rose is starring alongside Michelle Dockery and Geraldine James in new six-part BBC Drama This Town, created by Steven Knight, best known for Peaky Blinders. It is set in the Midlands during the 1980s and follows the start of two-tone and ska music. The series tells the story of a band’s formation set against a backdrop of violence as the music scene explodes. This Town will be broadcast on BBC One and will be available on BBC iPlayer from 31 March. Ben studied Performance Studies and Drama & Theatre at Bilborough College, before heading to Rose Bruford to study Actor Musicianship. Ben also appeared in Line of Duty on the BBC.