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Chelmsford brings a new star to the big screen

Monday, 10 April 2017

FOLLOWING the launch of Disney’s acclaimed live action Beauty and the Beast last Friday, a local performing arts school is celebrating the silver screen debut of Chelmsford student Nathan, who stars in the iconic role of ‘Chip’ at just 11 years of age.

Nathan’s role in the film – which has been breaking box office records around the world – has been a very long kept secret that has made more than just his parents proud. Tarquin Shaw-Young (F.E.A.A), Managing Director of the Stagecoach Talent Agency, that landed Nathan the part said: 'Nathan secured the role of Chip through the Stagecoach Talent Agency and it has been an amazing project to have worked on from his first audition watching and nurturing his journey from script to screen'.  

But no one has quite felt pride than his very own Stagecoach principal, Robert Jackson, who has had the chance to see Nathan’s growth as a performer from the start, and said: ‘Our aim at Stagecoach is to nurture and develop young potential and confidence, through singing, acting and dancing classes for kids with amazing potential such as Nathan, and even those just looking to take up a fun hobby. He’s an incredible example of the brilliant things that can be achieved through the arts.’

Nathan stars alongside some of films biggest names including Ewan McGregor, Stanley Tucci and Ian McKellen. He says of the experience: ‘My favourite part of the film was meeting and working with people who I never thought I would. I met Emma Thompson, Ewan McGregor and many others.’

Stagecoach Performing Arts Chelmsford is a network of more than 600 part-time Schools Worldwide. Early Stages classes are available for children aged 4 to 6 and Main Stages classes take place for 6 to 18 year olds.

For more information please visit the website at http://www.stagecoach.co.uk/chelmsford or call 08702 415676. 08702 415676


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About Stagecoach

Stagecoach was founded 28 years ago with schools in Richmond, Redhill and Woking.

Stagecoach now operates the largest network of part-time performing arts schools in the UK and has nearly 40,000 students worldwide.

There are almost 600 centres throughout the UK with a further 75 overseas in Australia, Canada, Germany, Gibraltar, Ireland, Malta, Spain and South Africa

Stagecoach offers quality training in drama, dance and singing to young performers from 4-18 years and is designed to build confidence and develop communication through performance skills

Former Stagecoach students include Jamie Bell, Eleanor Tomlinson, Tuppence Middleton, Tom Fletcher, Dani Harmer, Josh Cuthbert and Charlotte Jaconelli

You can find Stagecoach on Facebook at www.facebook.com/stagecoachtheatrearts and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/stagecoach_gbr

For more information visit the website www.stagecoach.co.uk