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Performing arts student scores Nike deal

June 13, 2014

A performing arts student from West Cheshire College is celebrating after scoring a role in a Nike advert to star alongside some of the world’s top footballers.

Macaulay Cooper, 19, from Connahs Quay landed the role through his agent, Elizabeth Stocking from The Narrow Road Company, who spotted his talent when he took the lead role in a College performance of Equus.

After a rigorous audition process, Macaulay was selected to have a speaking role in the advert which was first aired during the Champions League semi-final.


Macaulay, who is studying a HNC in Performing Arts, said: “I love football and acting so to land this role is incredible for me. I have been to Barcelona, Madrid and London to do the filming which was an amazing experience.


“At the end of the advert all of the characters turn into professional footballers and my character turns into Neymar JR and I got to have a chat and take photos with him which was fantastic.

“The College has been so supportive as they gave me lots of help and advice for my auditions. My tutor Paul Moss arranged an event for us all to watch the football match and the first airing of the advert and it was great to have my tutors and course mates around me for this.”


Paul Moss, Programme Leader in Music and Acting at West Cheshire College, said: “We are so proud of Macaulay’s achievements. For him to land a speaking role in a high profile advert with an internationally leading brand is incredible.


“Being in the Nike advert is just his second professional acting job and it has been off the back of the agent coming to see a play at College which is fantastic.


“This shows just how important our College performances are and what great opportunities can come out of them.”


For more information about performing arts and any other courses at West Cheshire College, call the College hotline: 01244 656555, visit or pop into one of our Campuses to pick up a copy of our prospectus.

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