City student lands role in BBC gangster drama

Brandon Worrall, 18, a student at Preston's College, has landed a role in BBC drama Peaky Blinders
Brandon Worrall, 18, a student at Preston's College, has landed a role in BBC drama Peaky Blinders
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A Preston drama student has landed a role in in the new season of hit BBC gangster drama, Peaky Blinders.

Eighteen-year-old Brandon Worrall, who is studying Performing Arts at Preston’s College, has secured a recurring part and will appear in multiple episodes as one of the Birmingham gang members.

He is currently filming in Liverpool alongside Cillian Murphy, Paul Anderson and Helen McCrory.

Brandon said: “It is an amazing experience to be on set, work with and see actors of such calibre in action. It’s inspiring and drives me to want to get to that level myself.

“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.”

John-Mark Reid, acting tutor at Preston’s College, added: “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.”