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Preston student to star in Peaky Blinders alongside Tom Hardy

Posted on - 7th April, 2017 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Fulwood, Preston News, Schools
Brandon Worrall
Brandon Worrall

A student from Preston’s College has landed a role in season four of BBC’s hit gangster drama, Peaky Blinders.

Brandon Worrall, 18, who studies Level 3 Performing Arts, has secured a recurring part and will now appear in a number of episodes of the hit show, starring as one of the blinders.

Brandon has already been shooting on the Liverpool set and has filmed scenes alongside stars such as Cillian Murphy, Paul Anderson and Helen McCrory.

He has eight more days of filming and is looking forward to filming with his idol Tom Hardy.

Brandon said: “Preston’s College has been great in helping me to get to a point where I can audition for such parts and be confident in what I do.

“The different College productions have let me experiment with various types of characters.

“The course has helped me focus on improving my weaknesses and developing my strengths and the College has been very flexible whenever I’ve had an audition or had to be on set.”

Peaky Blinders has become one of the BBC's biggest dramas
Peaky Blinders has become one of the BBC’s biggest dramas

Acting tutor at Preston’s College John-Mark Reid said: “I’m over the moon for Brandon and having worked with him for more than two years, I know how much he deserves it and how capable he is.

“It means the world to me to see my students succeed and secure such amazing opportunities.

“At Preston’s College, we’re committed to giving our students as much exposure and experience as possible and work with each person individually to get them into the industry and on the path their want to be.

“The agenda of our acting courses is to turn our learners’ hobbies into careers so in addition to following the curriculum we allow flexibility for our students to take up roles on TV or theatre.

“We also work with their parents to help them understand the industry and put learners in front of agents.

“We also support our students with the application process if they choose to move onto a drama school or university.”

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Brandon is currently a member of Mint Casting Agency and has previously been featured in commercials and other popular TV series, including Emmerdale and Coronation Street.

He has also had lead roles in the College’s in-house productions including, Earthquakes in London (2015), Eigengrau (2015), How to Disappear Completely, Never be Found (2016) and Punk Rock (2016).

After finishing his course, Brandon will be going to The Academy of Live and Recording Arts.

Have you watched Peaky Blinders? Did you attend Preston’s College? Let us know in the comments below

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