Here’s what some of our graduates have been up to:
Bridge graduate Ruth is a writer-performer and founder member of Oliver award winning Showstopper! The Improvised Musical, which is currently on tour and running in the West End at the Lyric Shaftesbury Avenue. She is a regular guest with The Comedy Store Players, and recently guested in Whose Line Is It Anyway Live! at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, as well as being ¼ of The Glenda J Collective (with Josie Lawrence, Cariad Lloyd and Pippa Evans). She was also a regular on BBC2’s impro show Fast & Loose, and has taken part in multiple 50 hour improvathons, both in London and Canada. With Lucy Trodd she wrote and performed two series of Trodd en Bratt Say Well Done You, for BBC Radio 4, which was nominated for a BBC Audio Drama Award for best scripted comedy. She was also one of the three witches in Wyrdoes, a short film for the British Film Council which toured the world as part of the Shakespeare birthday celebration. TV credits include Roche in all four series of BAFTA award-winning People Just Do Nothing (BBC), Carole in Man Down (C4), both series of Mongrels (BBC3), Vic Reeves’ The Ministry of Curious Stuff (CBBC), Derek (C4), Midnight Beast (E4), Edge of Heaven (ITV), Quick Cuts (BBC4). Radio includes The Best Laid Plans and both series of Sarah Millican’s Support Group.
Amy De Bhrún
Amy appeared as the lead role Ellen Barethon in THE CROWN AND THE DRAGON (Arrowstorm Entertainment). Other screen work includes Ingegird in Michael Hirst’s VIKINGS directed by Jonan Renck (BREAKING BAD) for the History Channel, Tess of the Durbervilles in THE SOUTH BANK SHOW (ITV) and Alanain BBC hospital drama CASUALTY. In 2014 Amy appeared in two feature films – Rachel in THE STAG (Treasure Entertainment) and Phoebe in new Jimi Hendrix biopic (alongside Andre 3000) ALL IS BY MY SIDE, written and directed by John Ridley for Matador Pictures. An accomplished writer – her short film AFTER received the Filmbase Funding Award and went into production January 2014, in which Amy played the female lead role. She stars in both of the Irish band KODALINE music videos for their hit song “All I Want” directed by Stevie Russell. Her one-woman theatre shows have been performed in Dublin, London, Los Angles and New York City to critical acclaim. She also appeared in John Logan’s gothic drama series PENNY DREADFUL directed by J.A Bayona for Showtime. Amy’s latest work includes short films – LEAVE directed by Mike Hayes for 925 Productions and GRIDLOCK directed by Ian Hunt Duffy for Fail Safe Films. She also appeared as ‘Martina Falcourd Prixley Cocklemount’ in RTÉ comedy series BRIDGET & EAMON directed by Jason Butler for Vico Films. In 2016, Amy was seen in American spy thriller JASON BOURNE written and directed by Paul Greengrass , starring Matt Damon and Tommy Lee Jones for Universal Pictures. More recently, she filmed David Freyne’s zombie horror THE THIRD WAVE starring Ellen Page and Sam Keeley for Tilted Pictures, theatrical release is due late 2017.
Simon played Ronnie Kray in Rise of the Krays and its sequel Fall of the Krays. Other leading roles in feature films include Gavin Turner in Undercover Hooligan, Paul Deitch in The Unseen and Adrian in the soon to be released Rise of the Footsoldier 3. He has just wrapped on RideBy, a 2018 release, and has been cast as Paulie White in Mob Priest, his first transatlantic film role. Television credits include Hugh Bryant in Emmerdale and Sir Robert Dudley in Bloody Queens for BBC2. This spring saw him finishing a long standing run of Action to the Word’s critical smash A Clockwork Orange which he helped workshop in 2009 and then play at Soho and Park Theatres in London as well as touring all over the world. Simon is also a writer. His first feature film has just been commissioned and will shoot late 2017.
Elizabeth trained at The Bridge Theatre Training Company and with Philippe Gaulier in Clowning and Le Jeu at L’ecole Gaulier. Her latest works include Alison In Chris Chibnall’s Worst Wedding Ever, Pantalingua in The Humans, BAM, New York and Avignon Festival, Childie in The Killing of Sister George at the Arts Theatre, West End, Bianca in the RSC’s production of The Taming of the Shrew, and Sally Wiggins in The Watermill Theatre’s production of Patrick Barlow’s Ben Hur. Television & Film includes Doctors (BBC); Holby City (BBC) and Game of Thrones (HBO). She is also a Monologue Slam Heavyweight Champion
An award winning Palestinian-Irish writer, Hannah’s stage plays include critically acclaimed, Scenes from 68 Years, which ‘confirms Khalil as a dramatist of compelling potential’ – Daily Telegraph (Arcola Theatre, 2016), The Worst Cook in the West Bank (Liverpool Arabic Arts Festival), Bitterenders (winner Sandpit Arts’ Bulbul 2013), Plan D (Tristan Bates Theatre, nominated for the Meyer Whitworth Award) and Ring (selected for Soho Theatre’s Westminster Prize); as well as Last of the Pearl Fishers and The Deportation Room for BBC Radio 4. Her first short film The Record took the Tommy Vince Award at the 2015 Underwire Festival. Her play, The Scar Test, was commissioned by Untold Arts and performed on tour and at Soho Theatre London in July 2017. She also won Arab British Centre’s Award For Culture 2017.
Naomi Cooper Davis
Naomi has enjoyed numerous television roles including Jane in The Wrong door (BBC), Iris in Ultimate Force (ITV), Consuela in Little Britain (BBC), Giuseppina in The Borgias (Showtime), Gertie in Parade’s End (HBO), Mrs Sanderson in Lee Nelson’s Well Good Show (BBC), Deena in Peep Show (Channel 4), Bev in Crims (BBC), Harriet in the newly adapted Porridge (BBC). Her film credits include Mandy in The Joke’s on You and Dr Woods in Siren’s Bay.
Anna is best known for her role as Sienna Blake in Channel 4’s long running show, Hollyoaks. For this role she won the “Villain of the Year” award at The British Soap awards 2014 and was also nominated for “Most Popular Newcomer” at the 2014 National Television Awards. She was nominated twice in the 2013 Inside Soap Awards and was also nominated for “Best Actress” at the British soap Awards. Other work includes The Smoke directed by Ben Pickering, The Last Flight To Kuwait (BBC), and A Landscape of Lies directed by Paul Knight.
Alan has worked extensively in the theatre in productions such as I’ll Be Back Before Midnight, Orphans, and Big Boys, all at The English Theatre Hamburg. Round The Horne with the Apollo Theatre Company, The Thought on the Stairs at The Southwark Playhouse, Treasure at the Finborough Theatre, The Dinner at The Vaults Festival, It Never Ends at Theatre 503, Pool at the Write 5 Festival, People with The National Treasure, Dracula at Leicester Square Theatre, As You Like It and The Merry Wives of Windsor at the Cambridge Shakespeare Festival. He has also appeared in numerous feature films including The Man Who Knew Infinity, Viking Legacy, Fragments of May, and Stones which won Best Feature at the London Independent Film Festival 2016.
As well as being an actress and singer, Kaitlin is also a fully qualified Stage Combat Instructor teaching with the Equity ratified Stage Combat organisation The Academy of Performance Combat and one of only three women on the Equity Register of Fight Directors. Her extensive theatre work includes BARE (Winner of a Fringe First Award 2010) and The Alphabet Girl at Oldham Coliseum theatre. Also The Thankful Village, The Carlton Colliers, Eddie and The Gold Tops all with the Badapple Theatre Company. On TV she has appeared in Hollyoaks, Crimewatch, and Scott and Bailey.