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Oldham College student lands role in BBC drama



Student Leon Harrop has landed a role in Moving On a BBC TV drama returning to our screens for the eighth series. This isn’t the first time Leon has hit our TV screens with appearances in the hit BBC drama The A word earlier this year.

Leon has been a student at Oldham College for a number of years. Last year he joined our Faculty of Performing Arts and has made steadfast progress going from strength to strength with his acting abilities. BBC drama Moving On is a series of one off dramas, with Leon featuring as George who has Down’s syndrome in an emotional opening to the series. George empties his piggy banks to set off to find his brother who has gone on the run to avoid deportation, the story covers a very moving script.

Leon has demonstrated excellent acting skills and has been lined up for the next series of BBC drama The A Word which is scheduled for filming in March early next year.

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“I really enjoyed working on this production. It was good fun and everyone was really nice to work with. I really liked working with fellow cast members and hope viewers enjoy the premier episode of Moving On.”

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Tutor Miranda Parker said, Leon is an outstanding student. He’s made lots of progress during his time at Oldham College, his abilities have gone from strength to strength. He clearly enjoys the performing arts, and this shows in the enthusiasm that he displays when working on performance projects. Over the last 12 months he’s been a pirate ‘Steve’ the bouncer, Tweedle Dee and a disco champion. His next performance is as a ‘Who’ in our college Christmas production of The Grinch!

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