We're pleased to add Actress Cheryl to our ever-growing guest lineup for Cardiff Anime & Gaming Con this 17-18th August! ( www.cardiffanimecon.com ).

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Principal and actress, Cheryl began the Drama School in Portishead back in 1998 whilst living in Long Ashton, building the School up from one pupil to almost 100 and then weathering the storm of the recent, long recession and now slowly rebuilding once more. As a trained actress, she has appeared in many professional productions such as The Sarah Jane Adventures, Casualty, Dalziel and Pascoe, Being Human, Doctor Who, The Mimic and Torchwood, and has also been involved with productions such as Broadchurch among others. She was Casting Director as well as appearing herself in Runland, an award-winning Sci-Fi film and played the lead in local film “Stigma”. She has also written a sequel to the 1960’s detective show Randall & Hopkirk which is due to go into Production this year with veteran actor Kenneth Cope due to reprise his role of Marty Hopkirk. In addition, Cheryl has also undertaken several photo-shoots for Take a Break magazine and features in the Doctor Who Magazine Special of The Sarah Jane Adventures and appears in the paperback book of the same name. She also played a young HM The Queen Mother in a historical docu-drama on the 1952 Royal Coronation for Channel Four. As a teenager, she regularly featured on BBC Radio Bristol's children's magazine show called “Calico Pie Rules OK!” and as one of the older, trusted participants, co-hosted the Show whilst the regular, adult hosts were on holiday. She is an Associate Teacher with LAMDA, and writes regular theatre reviews in the region for Remotegoat. She was Chair of the Bristol & West General Branch of the Actors' Union EQUITY from 2014 - 2016 and is a regular guest signer at Sci Fi and Fan Conventions. In addition to all her drama activities, Cheryl has a 2:1 degree in Law and is due to be Called to the Bar in July 2019 as a result of Barrister Training. In addition, she is starting a BA (Hons) in Criminology & Law. Until recently, she was also the Parliamentary Liaison Officer and Chair of a new Legal Forum working with former MP Lembit Opik for the Motorcycle Action Group.