Congratulations to former pupil Benjamin Smith

By Ballyclare High School on 16 June, 2017

A local actor has moved a step closer to becoming a household name after being signed by a prestigious acting agency in London.

Benjamin Smith from Ballyclare has been signed by International Actors London.The former Ballyclare High School pupil (20) hopes to move across to the capital and continue to progress in the industry.

He explained: “I performed in Oliver! when I moved to Ballyclare High and that consolidated what I wanted to do.

“I’ve attended the Belfast School of Performing Arts and trained at the Lyric. For six months I taught English and Drama in Peru and this really gave me a different insight into the industry.”

Benjamin has performed in approximately 20 short films since leaving school and could see his future either on the stage or in film.