Celebrating our Genesis LAMDA Scholars: 2017 highlights

22 December 2017

Lewis Bruniges, Genesis LAMDA Scholar, class of 2017, graduated with a First Class Degree this summer and secured representation with CAM.

25 students have been awarded Genesis scholarships over the past 20 years. Their success in the industry is testament to the Genesis Foundation’s commitment to supporting young artistic talent by providing them with world-class training and mentoring. Among the alumni’s highlights in 2017 are:

Ben Aldridge (class of 2008) starred in the third series of BBC drama Our Girl. He appeared in one-man show Run the Beast Down at the Marlowe Theatre and the Finborough Theatre.

James Atherton (class of 2008) toured across the UK with Rita, Sue and Bob Too which will play at the Royal Court in January.

Samuel Barnett (class of 2001) filmed the second series of BBC America’s Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency, which will be available on Netflix in January.

Ryan Donaldson (class of 2013) continued in the role of Autolycus in Cheek By Jowl’s touring production of The Winter’s Tale. He also appeared in King of the Castle in Galway and Dublin, and Misterman at the Orange Tree Theatre.

Murray Fraser (class of 2016) made his television debut in ITV’s The Loch, and filmed a role in ITV’s Victoria.

Ciarán Owens (class of 2011) appeared in Abigail’s Party at Theatre Royal Bath. He also filmed TV series Strike Back and feature film Red Joan with Judi Dench.

Tom Riley (class of 2005) filmed feature film Ghost Light.

Abubakar Salim (class of 2014) filmed the motion capture lead in Assassin’s Creed Origins and filmed a regular role in Jamestown.

Gary Shelford (class of 2001) filmed roles in TV series Holby CityKiri and Collateral.

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