Rose Bruford alumni: N-P

 Lizzie Newman
BA Directing, 2007, awarded four stars in the Guardian review for her production of David Copperfield at the Bolton Octagon: Website "Newman makes an eye-catching debut, which suggests that Dickens's favourite child is very much a young woman's work." The production also involved Lloyd Gorman (Actor Musician graduate) and Lucy Sierra (Theatre Design graduate).

 Rebecca Night  
She graduated from Rose Bruford College in 2005, where she received critical acclaim for her performance in Patrick Marber’s After Miss Julie. She has gone on to star in the title role of James Hawes's BBC Four adaptation Fanny Hill (2007) and on stage as Cecily Cardew in The importance of being Earnest (2007-8). 

 Matthew Norwood 
Matthew graduated from Rose Bruford College with a BA (Hons) in Performance Sound in 2011. While at Rose Bruford he took part in the installation, recording and sound reinforcing of Dr John Eacott’s Flood Tide performance by the river Thames outside the Festival Hall on Sunday 7th July 2010.

 Gary Oldman
An actor, filmmaker, and musician, Oldman won a scholarship to attend Rose Bruford College from which he graduated with a BA in Acting in 1979. He gained his first starring film role in Meantime (1983). On stage he performed at the Royal Court Theatre and was a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company until the late 1980s. He rose to prominence in British films with his portrayals of Sid Vicious in Sid and Nancy (1986) and playwright Joe Orton in Prick Up Your Ears (1987), as well as those of a football firm leader in The Firm (1989) and the titular Rosencrantz in Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead (1990). He went on to achieve international renown as an Irish American gangster in State of Grace (1990), Lee Harvey Oswald in JFK (1991), and Count Dracula in Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992) and in 1997 he wrote and directed Nil by Mouth. In the 21st century he is known for his roles as Sirius Black in the Harry Potter series, James Gordon in The Dark Knight Trilogy, George Smiley in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011), and human leader Dreyfus in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014). Most recently (2018) he won the Golden Globe Best Actor - Motion Picture Drama category, for his performance as Winston Churchill in Darkest hour, and he won an Oscar for Best Actor in the same role. The day after his success BBC Radio 5 visited Rose Bruford college:

BBC Radio 5 Live interview with David Zoob and Level 3 Acting students and The Hypocrite cast members Melissa Knighton and Jake Setters. They were talking to Leslie Ashmall and Nihal in a feature about the Oscars and Gary Oldman on Afternoon Edition.  The clip starts at 1:28:24 and lasts until 1:34:16.

 Stacey Oristano
An American stage, screen and television actress. After  graduating from Rose Bruford College she was seen as Annelle in the West End production of Steel Magnolias. She then moved to New York City where she toured with Cabaret (as Sally Bowles) and performed in Urinetown, The Spitfire Grill and The Wild Party. She is also a seasoned concert vocalist, having sung in concerts in London, New York, and Dallas. For her best known role, she starred as stripper Mindy Riggins on the critically acclaimed Friday Night Lights throughout the series entire run.

 Daniel Osgerby
An English actor who trained at Rose Bruford College and has appeared in Shadowlands, in Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of The War of the Worlds – The New Generation, and in Jonathan Creek in 2014 as Rowan Isherwood.

 Sam Palladio 
Graduating in actor-musicianship from Rose Bruford College in 2008 Sam currently stars as Gunnar Scott in the ABC musical drama series Nashville, and has a recurring role on Episodes. His film credits include 7 Lives and Runner, Runner and the voice of Roland in Strange magic, a 2015 American 3D computer-animated family musical action fantasy-comedy. He was also lead singer in a band called Salt Water Thief.

Terence (Terry) Palmer
Born in Wales in 1938, he is an actor and director, known for One Step Beyond (1959), The Mind Benders (1963) and R3 (1964). Edward Gordon Craig "befriended Richard Ainley the actor/director and inspired Terry Palmer the finest Shakespearean director of his generation."

Huw Parmenter Huw Parmenter
An actor who has appeared in several episodes of Vikings (2013), Killing Eve (2018) and Close (2019) and is currently playing the role of Giuseppe Renzo in the U.K. tour of The Mirror Crack'd. He is also one of the Artistic Directors of Chaskis Theatre.

Donna Preston Donna Preston

Donna is a comedy writer performer hailing from Yorkshire and trained at the  Rose Bruford College where she gained her BA (Acting) in 2009. She has recently been seen on the big screen with roles in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018), The Hitman's Bodyguard (2017) and Judwaa 2 (2017). Her strong vocal talents have also been demonstrated in musical theatre with roles as Mrs Bumble in Oliver! and as the Lion in The Wizard of Oz at The Grand Opera House York. In Spring 2019 she will appear on BBC3 in the new scripted comedy show Fully Blown.

 Robert Pugh
A Welsh film and television actor, graduating from Rose Bruford College in 1976. He appeared as Harold Wilson in the 2005 Channel 4 drama Longford and as Hermann Göring in the 2006 BBC drama-documentary Nuremberg: Nazis on Trial. In 2007, he co-starred in the ITV1 drama The Time of Your Life. He has also had roles in The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill But Came Down a Mountain (1995) as Williams the Petroleum, Master and Commander: the far side of the world (2003) as John Allen, Kinky Boots (2005) as Harold Price and Kingdom of Heaven (2005) as Godfrey's elder brother.

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