It’s All Hunky Dory as Graduates Come Home

Hunky DoryTwo of the college’s most successful recent graduates are back in Wales to star in a new film alongside Hollywood actress Minnie Driver.

Former classmates Aneurin Barnard and Kimberley Nixon, who both studied Acting, are in Swansea shooting the 1970s musical comedy Hunky Dory.

Since graduating in 2007, both Aneurin and Kimberly have becoming rising stars on the stage and screen.

Earlier this year, Aneurin won Best Actor in a Musical at the prestigious Olivier Awards for his performance in Spring Awakening in the West End. He has just finished filming Iron Clad, alongside Paul Giamatti and Derek Jacobi.

Kimberley is no stranger to the big screen either – she has five other feature film roles to her name, including Wild Child, Easy Virtue and Cherrybomb.

Current Acting students Dafydd-Llyr Thomas and Tomos Harries also feature in Hunky Dory, which is expected to be released in Spring 2011.

The Working Title film tells the story of a comprehensive school drama teacher putting on an end of year show with a difference – a rock opera version of The Tempest using the students’ favourite pop songs.