Mountview Student Josh Bryant-Jones Wins Carleton Hobbs Bursary Award

Image shows Carleton Hobbs Bursary Award winner Josh Bryant-Jones stood smiling in the Mountview atrium.

Josh Bryant-Jones in the Mountview atrium (photo credit: Nina Photography).

We are delighted to share the news that third-year BA Acting student Josh Bryant-Jones has won this year’s Carleton Hobbs Bursary Award. The prestigious prize is aimed at students graduating from UK accredited drama schools, and provides a six-month contract with the BBC’s Radio Drama Company.

Josh joins a list of winners who have gone on to forge careers in audio drama. He is feeling excited at the prospect of realising a wealth of characters during his forthcoming contract.

“I’m absolutely thrilled to have been awarded a Carleton Hobbs Bursary this year and cannot thank Mountview enough for all the support I have received throughout the process, in particular, Ruth Gibson and Katie Lyons. The BBC is such an exciting place to work, and I cannot wait to take up my contract in July!”

Image shows Carleton Hobbs Bursary Award finalist Millie Pender.

Millie Pender.

Image shows Carleton Hobbs Bursary Award winner Josh Bryant-Jones.

Josh Bryant-Jones.

Josh Bryant-Jones

Fellow Mountview student Millie Pender also progressed to the finals and received a commendation for Best Duologue, in which she performed a scene from Violence and Son (by Gary Owen) with Josh.

We look forward to hearing Josh’s voice alongside established actors in the coming months, and we join in congratulating him on his achievement.

“Mountview is so thrilled for Josh on winning the prestigious Carleton Hobbs Bursary Award. His skill and rigour have shone through and we are immensely proud of him as an ambassador for our actor training.”

Sally Ann Gritton, Mountview Principal

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