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Bangor Academy Acting Masterclass with TV Star Adam Croasdell Launches Cinemagic Film and Television Festival

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TV_Star_Visit_SMall.jpgSo how do you get a starring role on a top T.V soap, or prepare to audition for the part you want in the next big film or theatre production?

 Bangor Academy’s A Level Drama students found out when they met Adam Croasdell during a fascinating day-long workshop as part of the annual Cinemagic International Film and Television Festival for Young People. The budding actors eagerly absorbed all the acting and career tips they could glean from this up and coming actor TV actor, who has most recently appeared as Dr. Ali Jenkins in Eastenders.

Apart from being Eastenders’ newest heart throb, Adam Croasdell has had roles on Heartbeat, Holby City, Ultimate Force and Poirot to add to the film and theatre credits he has already garnered.

This varied experience formed the basis of the workshop which concentrated on the differences between cinematic acting styles and those required on the stage. He filmed students as they tailored their movement, gesture and expression to suit each different medium and the footage of the session will be a useful resource for the Drama Department in the future.

 Drama Co-ordinator, Miss Ann Gilliland said, “This was an incredible opportunity for our students. The range of cinematic influences, acting styles and focused direction Adam’s workshop exposed them to will be hugely beneficial for their examination performances. My sincere thanks go to Adam and all at Cinemagic.”

The workshop at Bangor Academy was part of a series of events marking the launch of the 19th Cinemagic Festival, the biggest yet. Running between 18th November and 4th December, the programme includes film screenings, industry masterclasses, school workshops and competitions. Further details can be found at www.cinemagic.org.uk