It is with great pleasure to announce that our outstanding Greg Jones has won the Carleton Hobbs Radio Award.
Carleton Hobbs was a highly acclaimed actor on film, stage, and television but especially on the airwaves. Hobbs, or ‘Hobbo’ to his friends, was famed for playing Sherlock Holmes in over 80 radio adaptations of Conan Doyle’s stories while being a regular on Children’s Hour and playing everything from a lizard in The Streets of Pompeii to the elderly Adam in As You Like It. Upon his death in 1978 at the age of 80 the BBC’s Student Acting Prize was renamed in his honour.
Since 1953, BBC Radio Drama has selected 5 award-winners every year from the country’s best drama schools, in Greg’s case that being the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA). The Bursary grants the recipient a highly-prized 5-month contract with the BBC’s highly acclaimed Radio Drama Company.
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