William Hurst will be one of the first intakes at the South’s first ever publically funded stage school, which opens at the LeAF Studio in Bournemouth this September.
Following a storming performance at last year’s Portsmouth Rock Challenge, the youngster was invited to audition for the London-based Top Talent Agency, which specialises in representing child and teenage actors.
William said: “I really want to be an actor, it is my main goal so I am thrilled I will be joining the stage school and also represented by the Top Talent Agency.
“I want to do it the right way and make sure I have all my academic qualifications behind me as I try to become an actor.
“The stage school will be perfect for me as it offers the right balance between performing and also doing your studies.”