Stars pop in to give students advice on how to get on TV

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ASPIRING film and TV actors at Telford College were given a taste of life on screen at special performance workshops.

Former Taggart star Colin McCredie and ex River City regular Jenny Ryan – a former Telford student – were on hand during a series of recent workshops to provide advice for students on how to get into TV acting.

More than 20 students from Telford’s Performing Arts Studio Scotland (PASS) benefited from a combined 50 years-plus experience of on-screen acting from the duo.

Scott Johnston, Programme Area Leader at PASS who organised the workshops, said: “It was great that two of Scotland’s most hard-working and talented TV actors were able to come in and speak with the students.”

The workshops covered subjects such as showreels, auditions and TV script work.

Mr McCredie, who played DC Stuart Fraser in Taggart, said: “It’s been brilliant working with the fantastic students at Telford and sharing the technique and experiences of acting on film with them. And who knows – maybe we’ll spot the next Karen Gillan!”