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Stuart Worden and Andrew Midgley by Blake Harrison

The Inbetweeners star pays tribute to two teachers who spurred him on to pursue acting – and says that his school life wasn’t as chaotic as that of his TV persona

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I moved to the BRIT School, Croydon, at age 14 from Bacon’s College secondary school in Rotherhithe, south-east London. The BRIT School had fabulous drama and theatre teachers. I remember Andrew Midgley and Stuart Worden, a former theatre producer who is now principal of the BRIT School. They were fantastic people to work with, because they straddled that line between teacher and director when they were putting on shows.

They allowed your personality to shine through: if you were geared towards comedy, they would allow you to improvise a little bit within a play and find the “something funny”. ...

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