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Guinness award winner announced

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Caroline Daniel has been announced as the latest recipient of the Sir Alec Guinness award during a ceremony at the Actor’s Centre organised by the Catholic Stage Guild.

The annual award is presented to a final year drama student and offers the performer a year’s membership of the Actor’s Centre, including free classes, and a year’s membership of Equity.

During the the event at the centre off Shaftesbury Avenue, all applicants can seek advice from a panel featuring representatives from Equity and Spotlight as well as agents and professional actors.

CSG master of ceremonies Michael Slater said: “This is the second year we have run this award, which has been made available through the generosity of Alec Guinness, a former vice president of the organisation. We decided to incorporate the award into our students’ evening, which has been running for many years. When pupils leave drama school they have so many questions and this event offers students from all backgrounds the chance to get advice from leading casting directors, actors and critics.”

A final year Art’s Educational student, Daniel received the award from director Jeremy Silberston.

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