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Student selected for role in new ITV show

October 22, 2014

A performing arts student from West Cheshire College has landed a role as an extra in new ITV World War II drama, Jambusters.


Robert Tempest, 19, from Ellesmere Port, who is studying a HNC in Performing Arts at the College, said: “My tutor Paul Moss has a Facebook group for all students and he posted the audition opportunity for Jambusters.

“I was delighted to get a role as an extra in the drama playing a solider and a cricket player. It’s about the lives of women in a Cheshire village during World War II so it was really interesting.

“Filming was such a great experience- it was fascinating to see what the set was like, what key roles everyone plays from the director to the camera men. I got to meet some famous people and I also made some really good contacts in the industry.

“I received really good feedback about my professionalism during filming so I have been invited back to do some more extra work for the show.

“I wouldn’t have had this experience without the College- they have really helped build my confidence and skills in acting, singing and dancing.”

In the future Robert wants to become a Teacher to inspire young people in the same way he has been inspired by his College tutors.

Paul Moss, Programme Leader in Performing Arts at West Cheshire College, said: “It’s brilliant news that Robert has secured a role as an extra in Jambusters.

“It is such a fantastic opportunity for him to be involved in this and it will be a great learning experience for him.

“Many of our students go on to secure roles in TV, adverts and theatre which is credit to the high calibre of students we have here and to the level of training provided on the course.”

For more information about studying at West Cheshire College, call the College hotline on 01244 656555 or visit

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