Budding Morley actress sets sights on Corrie

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A budding young Morley actress has won a prestigious place at a London drama school.

Georgia-May Hughes, 19, travelled south last week to take up her place at the Italia Conti Drama School in the Clapham area of the city.

She is one of just 31 aspiring thespians to make the cut at the school.

She went through two auditions and a gruelling interview before she was offered her place this summer.

A delighted Georgia said: “I’m so excited and really can’t wait to get to started.

“Acting’s in my blood. It’s something I just really enjoy doing and something that I feel I’m good at.

“I guess part of it is that I’ve always liked a little bit of attention - when I was little and the video camera was on I was all over it.”

Georgia wanted to move to the capital to realise her ambitions of acting and “having a job she loves”.

However, the student finance system does not cover drama schools in the same way as universities.

It means Georgia’s student loan will only just cover her basic costs, so she is asking for sponsors to help her manage the cost of studying in London.

“Income is quite tight and I would really appreciate any form of help anybody from the public may be able to offer in the way of sponsorship or financial assistance,” she said.

And although Georgia envisages a future in TV dramas or maybe even the big screen, there is one dream that ranks above all others.

“I really like watching things like Broadchurch and Life On Mars, but I’d love to be in Coronation Street,” she said. “That would be the ultimate ambition.”

Contact georgia-may@live.co.uk or Jez Hughes on 07939 053265.