John Thomson to receive honorary fellowship at UCLan graduation ceremony

Posted on - 10th July, 2017 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - City Centre, Preston Guild Hall, University campus, What's On in Preston
John Thomson
John Thomson

Star of Cold Feet and Fast Show, John Thomson, will be taking to the stage in Preston to collect a prestigious award from the University of Central Lancashire.


The star will be awarded an Honorary Fellowship from the university to acknowledge the significant contribution he has made to the performance industry as a talented actor.

The award will be granted at Preston’s Guild Hall on Tuesday 11 July at 3pm.

He is one of eight people who will be receiving the award.

Thomson is known to millions as Pete Gifford in ITV’s Cold Feet.

He is a former All Hallows Catholic High School and Runshaw College student.

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Other award winners who will be joining him will include 808 State founding member Graham Massey, Preston born Michelin starred chef Michael Wignall and Oscar winner Mark Crabtree OBE.

Animator Barry Purves, book expert David Roche, theatrical biomechanics academic Gennady Bognadov and children’s rights advocate Gerison Lansdown will also be conferred with the award.

UCLan’s prestigious Degree and Award ceremonies will take place between Monday 10 July and Friday 14 July, when more than 4000 student will take to the stage at Preston’s Guild Hall.

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