Haverhill actor wants to continue his late mum’s legacy
Inspired by the legacy of his late mum’s community work, an actor from Haverhill is returning to his roots to run a series of drama classes.
Charlie MacGechan, 24, is bringing two schools to West Suffolk College next month, almost nine months after he first ran a successful drama school in Haverhill.
The first school takes place from 9am to 5pm on April 8 and 9 and until midday on the 10th.
The second starts at 1pm on the 10th and then runs from 9am to 5pm on the 11th and 12th.
Called Flying Colours, it is dedicated to the memory of his mum, Frances MacGechan, who ran a drama school in Haverhill until she died shortly after Charlie, then 18, enrolled at Guildford School of Acting.
London based Charlie said: “My mum had a drama school called Flying colours that was very successful until she fell terminally ill.
“I went to drama school for three years and I’ve been working as an actor ever since.
“I’ve decided to make sure that the legacy of her work lives on and to give something back to Haverhill and the surrounding area, as she intended to, which I believe is within my power and I’m going to do it.”
Charlie, who is signed to TCG Artist Management, has a lead role in Brash Young Turks, a film now in post-production and also stars in Ashley Briggs’ short film The Search for Inspiration Gone, which is now showing at film festivals across the globe.
April’s courses are for over 16s only and will cover TV and film acting using top media equipment.
Each class can only have ten students, the same number as the school Charlie ran last year, which ended with one person going to drama school.
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