Redroofs Theatre School
Redroofs Theatre School is an independent theatre training school in Maidenhead
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, Berkshire
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, England
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The school was established in 1947 in London and moved to Littlewick Green in 1964 into a house that was once the home of Ivor Novello
Ivor Novello
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. The school currently has two bases in Maidenhead, and two theatres in Maidenhead and Ascot respectively. Redroofs comprises: Day School, 2 year College Department (16+ years), a Post Graduate Department and a once a week school, and an agency open to all pupils.

Former pupils include dance teachers, theatre producers, theatre directors, writers, stage managers, singers, dancers, stunt coordinators and actors.

Notable former pupils

Alumni include:
  • Ali Bastian
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     - Actress
  • Lucy Benjamin
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    -Career:Born Lucy Jane Baker in Reading, Berkshire, England, she took the stage name of Benjamin after her brother. Benjamin trained at the Redroofs Theatre School in Maidenhead. Her first acting role was as a child actor in Doctor Who in 1983 playing a young version of the character Nyssa...

     - Actress
  • Daniel Brocklebank
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  • Matthew Cottle
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     - Actor
  • Zara Dawson
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     - Actress/Presenter
  • Jessica Fox
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     - Actress
  • Joanne Froggatt
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    - Early life, education and early career :Born and raised in the village of Littlebeck, Froggatt left her family home at the age of 13 to attend the Redroofs Theatre School in Maidenhead, Berkshire. In 1996, she made her TV début in the long-running ITV drama, The Bill, and shortly afterwards...

     - Actress
  • Dani Harmer
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     - Actress
  • Jessica Henwick
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     - Actress
  • Kris Marshall
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  • Ross McCall
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  • John O'Farrell
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     - Writer/Broadcaster
  • Colin Teague
    Colin Teague
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  • Kate Winslet
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     – Actress
  • Marcus D'Amico
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    - Actor

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