Genesis Foundation awards 2013 LAMDA scholarship to Murray Allan
Monday, 12 August 2013
The Genesis Foundation is delighted to announce that Murray Allan has been named this year’s Genesis LAMDA scholar. He will begin his studies in September.
Originally from Falkirk, Scotland, Murray started performing aged ten as part of his local children’s theatre group. Initially thinking of it as a hobby, Murray grew more and more enthusiastic about his craft before deciding to make acting his desired career path. With this in mind, he took a two year Musical Theatre Course at the Dance School of Scotland in Glasgow where he received full-time training in acting, singing and dance. As part of the course Murray played the role of Conrad Birdie in Bye Bye Birdie at the Glasgow Citizens Theatre and performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, giving Murray fantastic experience of life as a professional actor.
Passionate about becoming an actor, and inspired by his elder brother who trained at drama school in Scotland, Murray decided to audition for drama schools. He was delighted to be offered a place at LAMDA as a Genesis scholar and he will graduate with a BA (Hons) in Professional Acting in July 2016. John Studzinski, chairman and founder of the Genesis Foundation commented: “I look forward to witnessing Murray Allan embrace a rich LAMDA experience during his terms alongside the cadre of other Genesis LAMDA Scholars.”
Genesis LAMDA Scholars have their tuition fees paid in their entirety over three years of study and also receive a substantial contribution towards their living expenses.
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