On Wednesday 27th September, esteemed character actor and Brooksby Melton College alumnus Adrian Scarborough joined BMC to celebrate the achievements of the college’s Degree Level students at their HE graduation ceremony.
Adrian, who has starred in notable productions such as The King’s Speech, Les Misérables, Gavin and Stacey, and Upstairs Downstairs, gave the commencement address at the ceremony. His inspirational speech was brilliantly prepared with the perfect balance of humour, encouragement and wisdom, and students were delighted to share the evening with such a highly respected, well-known guest.
Adrian commented, “It was an honour to be at such a joyous, celebratory event and to hear from so many students that they’d enjoyed their time at BMC and that so many of them were already employed and on their chosen career path. My congratulations go to all graduates for all they have achieved. Amazing.”
Chris Ball, Principal and Chief Executive of BMC, said ‘We were delighted to have had the opportunity of welcoming Adrian to Brooksby Melton College’s HE Graduation Ceremony. Adrian is a valued BMC alumnus, who has gone on to have a fantastically successful acting career both on screen and on stage.
Each year, it is a great pleasure to celebrate the many achievements of our hard-working, dedicated Degree Level students, who have all shown tremendous commitment to their studies. The 2016/17 year has been thoroughly successful, and I am very proud to have had the opportunity to personally congratulate our students and to present them with their awards and certificates.’
Adrian was born in Melton Mowbray and studied at Brooksby Melton College. He then went on to train at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, where he won the Chesterton Award for Best Actor. He has enjoyed tremendous success in his career both on stage and on screen, notably winning the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for his portrayal of John Reid in After the Dance by Terence Rattigan in 2011.
In 2015 Adrian officially opened the newly developed Melton Campus, which is where the college’s Performing Arts courses are delivered. The campus is home to the 500-seat Melton Theatre, which provides BMC Performing Arts students with many fantastic opportunities to experience performing on-stage in a commercial theatre environment. In addition, the Melton Campus houses state-of-the-art rehearsal and performance studios and industry-standard film and television studios.
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