Lytham-based Fylde Coast Players member 21-year-old Ellie Greenwood has achieved a “dream” placement at the prestigious American Academy of Dramatic Arts (AADA), the US equivalent of RADA,
Only a small number of British drama students get accepted by this prestigious academy which is America’s oldest drama school.
Ellie is taking the two-year diploma course which starts next January, after which she can continue for a third year leading to a BA degree.
Graduates at AADA include stars such as Edward G. Robinson, Spencer Tracy, LaurenBacall, Robert Redford, Anne Bancroft, Kirk Douglas, Danny DeVito and Diane Cilento.
An ex-pupil at the former King Edward & Queen Mary School in Lytham St Annes, Ellie, who is from Marton, was into her second year as a drama under-graduate at Kingston University, London.
She has been acting locally since she was a child.
In 2008, she was one of the children in ‘Blood Brothers’ and in 2010, she played the part of Roberta to much acclaim in the society’s production of ‘The Railway Children.
By Ron Ellis