ArtsEd Alumni spring to fame in hit TV shows this January!


We’re all looking for some gripping TV shows to get us through those dark January evenings! Thankfully, our alumnus Omari Douglas (BA Musical Theatre, 2015) and recent graduate Isabella Pappas (Sixth Form, 2020) have been gracing our screens during primetime.

Omari is a series lead in brand new channel 4 hit: It’s A Sin, written by Russell T Davies. Isabella has appeared in star-studded ITV series: Finding Alice. Since hitting our screens this winter, both Omari and Isabella have been listed on I Talk Telly’s The 21 TV Stars of Tomorrow 2021, so there’s exciting times ahead for these two young stars.

In It’s A Sin, Omari plays the lead role of Roscoe Babatunde alongside Years and Years singer, Olly Alexander. The series is set during the AIDS epidemic in the 1980’s. and since its release on 22 January, audiences have gone wild for it. Omari has been interviewed on a number of platforms discussing Roscoe’s extroverted character, and how people like him shaped the gay landscape for future generations:

In new ITV drama Finding Alice, Isabella plays the role of Alice and Harry’s 16-year-old daughter Charlotte. The cast also stars: Keeley Hawes, Joanna Lumley, ArtsEd alumnus and Patron, Nigel Havers, Jason Merrells, Gemma Jones, Kenneth Cranham and Sharon Rooney. You can read more about the show and Isabella’s experience in our news story. Since Finding Alice was released on 17 January, Isabella has chatted about the show on Channel Four’s Sunday Brunch and BBC Radio London. She has also appeared on a number of online platforms talking about her experience (and her favourite books!):

We are delighted to see two of our alumni playing lead roles in new TV shows this year, and we hope you will be tuning in if you haven’t already!