ArtsEd Alumni Leo Woodall Stars in Netflix’s “One Day”


ArtsEd proudly announces that its 2019 acting graduate, Leo Woodall, will be gracing screens across the globe in the Netflix limited series “One Day.” Woodall, taking on the lead role of Dexter Mayhew, exemplifies the high calibre of talent nurtured at ArtsEd. The series, set to premiere on 8 February 2024, marks a significant milestone in Woodall’s rapidly ascending career.


Based on the bestselling novel by David Nicholls, “One Day” has already generated considerable buzz, thanks to its unique storytelling format and heartfelt narrative. The story, spanning several decades, follows Emma Morley (played by Ambika Mod) and Dexter Mayhew as they navigate their lives, reuniting on the same day each year.

Their journey is one of growth, change, joy, and heartbreak.


Kim Vithana, Director of the School of Acting at ArtsEd, shared her excitement about Woodall’s achievement:

“We are very excited to see Leo Woodall cast as Dexter Mayhew; the lead role in the new Netflix TV series ‘One Day’.

His success is reflective of his hard work and how the BA Acting Course prepares our students for a professional career in the performing arts.”


ArtsEd has a long-standing reputation for fostering talent that makes a significant impact in the performing arts industry. Woodall’s role in “One Day” is not just a personal triumph but also a testament to the institution’s commitment to cultivating versatile, industry-ready actors.


The show is set to unveil its first episode on Netflix on 8 February 2024. With first-look images already stirring excitement among fans and critics alike, the series is poised to be a cultural touchstone for this year.


As ArtsEd continues to celebrate and support its alumni, Leo Woodall’s journey from a promising acting student to a leading role on a global platform like Netflix is a source of inspiration for current and future students. The institution takes pride in its role in shaping the talents that contribute significantly to the arts, both on screen and off.


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