in the making, Rachel Harvey has just finished her four year stint
at a top London stage school.
Northamptonshire student won a scholarship to the Sylvia Young Theatre
School in Londons trendy Marylebone after successfully winning
a place through a Popstars style audition.
now having learnt how to sing, dance and act, she has seen her career
go from strength to strength.
attending the school, Rachel was signed to the Sylvia Young agency,
which recruits its students for the industry.
the short space of time Rachel has already starred in the Busted
video, Thats What I Go To School For, and featured in top
BBC One comedy, My Family.
she is now ditching the hours of commuting to and from London to
return to her former Bishop Stopford school to study A-Levels.
that doesn't mean she's given up on her dream of becoming an established
actress. Far from it!
was bitten by the acting bug at an early age. "I started off
going to a small stage school in Northampton, Chaplins. I did dance
classes, singing and it worked on my confidence."
helped when it came to auditioning for Sylvia Youngs after
her parents applied for an application.
was a bit scared because of their reputation....but it wasnt
like that at all, everyone there is so supportive and nice.
into Sylvia Young, Rachel had to go through three stages of auditions.
performed a drama piece, an acting piece and finally a singing piece
in front of a big panel including film producers, Tony Blackburn
and Sylvia herself.
she is not fazed by her success so far. "Its just a job"
left Bishop Stopford when she was 12 to attend Sylvia Youngs,
Rachel will enrol back at her old school in the county for the new
term to study music, art, english literature and drama A-levels.
would the tempting offer of a big movie or top part tempt her away
from her studies?
would be the only thing that could. Education can only get you so
far in drama and theatre....It's all about experience."
as for it being and ideal job? "Ive always been a bit
of a drama queen!"