Archive for February, 2020

Paul Bullion set to star in Netflix’s The Witcher alongside Yasen Atour

Posted on: February 22nd, 2020 by ArtsEd Admin

ArtsEd are delighted to celebrate two alumni cast in The Witcher, the second series of Netflix recent hit. Paul Bullion, BA Musical Theatre alumnus, is set to star as Lambert, alongside MA Acting alumnus Yasen Atour playing Coën.  

Paul graduated from ArtsEd ten years ago and has enjoyed an exciting and varied career ever since. Best known for his role as Billy Kitchen in Peaky Blinders, Paul’s other recent TV credits include Agatha Raisin and The Bastard Executioner whilst theatre roles have seen him at the National Theatre and Shakespeare’s Globe.  

Paul is forever grateful for the training he received at ArtsEd 

ArtsEd really prepared me for just how tough the industry can be, but I’ve learnt perseverance always pays off.  

The great thing about the musical theatre course is that it provides you with such a wide skillset. The dance training especially helps with coordination and retaining fight choreography. Understanding your body and how it moves is so important, and the training really helps with that.  

I honestly had the most amazing three years and I will always be grateful for the opportunities ArtsEd gave me. I look forward to our 10 year reunion this year!” 

MA Acting alumnus, Yasen Atour has enjoyed great success since graduating in 2012, Best known for 2018 feature film, Robin Hood and Channel 4’s The State, Yas is thrilled about his new role in The Witcher, and grateful for the support network and training ArtsEd provides: 

“Life can be challenging as an actor, and trying to find your way in the industry can be tough. For me, this was made easier because I had a solid foundation and a place I could call home, the one and only…ArtsEd! ArtsEd has always made me feel welcome, and the after-care is second to none – thank you for your continued love and support. Attending ArtsEd was without a doubt, the best decision I ever made!” 

This series has already started filming, and is set to be released in 2021.  

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ArtsEd Sixth Former, Isabella Pappas joins all-star cast in ITV Drama: Finding Alice

Posted on: February 6th, 2020 by ArtsEd Admin

ArtsEd Sixth Former, Isabella Pappas has had a busy few months! Last month, she bagged a nomination for Best Supporting Actress in the WhatsOnStage Awards, and now she’s set to play the role of Alice and Harry’s 16-year-old daughter Charlotte in new six-part ITV drama: Finding Alice, starring; Keeley Hawes, Joanna Lumley, ArtsEd alumnus and Patron, Nigel HaversJason Merrells, Gemma Jones, Kenneth Cranham and Sharon Rooney. 

Production began last month, with Keeley Hawes starring as Alice, a widow going through a blackly comic journey of grief after the death of her husband, Harry.  

Nicola Shindler, RED Production Company CEO and executive producer is excited to have such an impressive team on board 

“To have such a strong calibre of actors join the cast alongside Keeley to breathe life into these complex characters is incredibly exciting, and I look forward to audiences meeting them.”  

Isabella is looking forward to tackling her role in this brand new drama:  

“I’m honoured to be working with the incredibly talented cast, writers, producers and director of Finding Alice for Red Productions and ITV.  Going to set everyday and working with Keeley Hawes, Joanna Lumley, Gemma Jones, Roger Goldby and everyone… it really is a dream come true.”  

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Headshot taken by ArtsEd alumna,  Faye Thomas.