There was a strong presence from Drama Centre London graduates at this year’s Sunday Times Ian Charleson Awards.
The prize rewards the best performance in a classical play by an actor under 30 and is considered the most prestigious theatre award available for young actors in this country. This year Damien Molony, who graduated last July from Drama Centre’s BA Acting with a First Class degree, won Second Prize for his Giovanni in “‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore” at the West Yorkshire Playhouse. In the 10 months or so since graduation Damien also undertook a leading role in the latest series of “Being Human” and is currently at the National Theatre in “Travelling Light”.
Jodie McNee, who graduated in 2005, also with a First, and has already established a considerable roster of leading roles, came third in the Charleson Award for her Masha in “The Seagull” at the Arcola Theatre in London.