OF and Actor Ben Dilloway comes back to school to visit Drama students

OF and successful actor, Ben Dilloway, who is currently starring as a heartthrob from the world of Jane Austen returned to today to St Faith’s to speak to pupils about life on the stage.

Ben Dilloway is currently playing Mr Darcy in an adaptation of Pride and Prejudice, which is running at the Cambridge Corn Exchange until Saturday. However, today the actor took time out of his busy schedule to meet with drama enrichment pupils to share his stories and encourage their love of acting. Kaye Allen, head of drama at St Faith’s, said: “It was fantastic to have Ben come back to St Faith’s to encourage and chat to our drama students. We saw him on stage earlier in the week and thought he was incredible, so for him to then come and give our pupils some tips and advice on acting, was very exciting and inspiring.”

After leaving St Faith’s, Ben completed courses at the London Academy of Music and Drama, Academy of Live and Recorded Arts and finally graduated from LAMDA with a BA in acting. He has also been earning numerous accolades through the different roles he has played, most notably Lennie in Of Mice and Men at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre. More recently Ben has also starred in hit movie “Kingsman: The Secret Service” and BBC crime drama “New Blood”.

Adapted by Simon Reade, the Pride and Prejudice production comes to Cambridge following sell-out performances at Regent’s Park Theatre in London. Produced by the team which brought To Kill A Mockingbird and Lord Of The Flies to the stage, it also boats Olivier award winner Matthew Kelly and Felicity Montagu among its cast members. It comes just months before Austen fans will mark 200 years since the writer’s death in July next year.

To find out a little more about Ben Dilloway then please visit our OF Profiles Page where we have a profile on Ben’s life after St Faith’s, amongst many others.


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