Harry Potter star Alfred Enoch joins Bruntwood Prize judging panel

Alfred Enoch. Photo: Helga Esteb/Shutterstock
Alfred Enoch. Photo: Helga Esteb/Shutterstock
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Alfred Enoch, known for his role as Dean Thomas in the Harry Potter film franchise has joined the judging panel for this year's Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting.

Actor Don Warrington will no longer be a judge for the competition because of his rehearsal schedule, but will become an ambassador, joining Suranne Jones and Lesley Sharp, who were announced earlier this year.

Enoch, whose stage credits include King Lear at the Royal Exchange alongside Warrington, joins existing judges including Russell T Davies, Lucy Prebble and Lyndsey Turner.

Now in its sixth year, the competition, which has a total prize fund of £40,000, is open to anyone over the age of 16 and judges previously unperformed plays.

Ten final scripts will be chosen to go into development with the Royal Exchange, which runs the prize alongside property company Bruntwood. The winners will be announced at a ceremony on November 13.