Film star zooms into Stratford Acting class

1st June 2021

Star of The Crown, Fantastic Beasts, Black Mirror, and more, Sinéad Matthews, dropped into Stratford-upon-Avon College’s Acting class via zoom to share her journey from the College to RADA and on to theatre, television & film.

Sinead on Zoom with 5 students on side screens
Sinéad comments: “For someone like me from Coventry with a stammer, I wouldn’t have had those opportunities if it weren’t for Stratford-upon-Avon College and RADA, because I wouldn’t have known how to find my voice. SUAC was the diving board into RADA.”

After recently being interviewed as part of a college success story, Sinéad kindly offered to talk to the acting class virtually, giving students the opportunity to ask questions and seek advice based on Sinéad’s wealth of experience in the industry.

Performing Arts Lecturer, Kerry Downing commented: “A huge thank you to?Sinéad for zooming into our actors for a chat. The interview she gave to the College a few weeks ago was amazing but to actually catch up virtually has been a fantastic opportunity for our students!”

Collage of students on zoom at Stratford-Upon-Avon College
Sinéad was inundated with an interesting range of questions from the enthusiastic Acting students

The College looks forward to welcoming Sinéad back into the newly refurbished campus to see some shows and speak to students face-to-face once restrictions allow.

Find out more about the College’s Performing & Production Arts courses: SUAC Onstage courses