Reece Donnelly, 21, already boasts a long career in the acting industry. He became an actor at the age of six, when he secured a TV role with CBBC. From then on, it has been a constant journey for Recce in the industry, working both on commercial and community projects. He's now the Director & Founder of the Theatre School Of Scotland.
After securing his first role at the age of six, Reece attended various youth theatre and stage schools as a kid. He continued to train and develop his skills throughout secondary school, attending part-time drama courses.
Reece then joined the College to study drama full-time and develop further his skills. He graduated from BA(Hons) in Drama in 2017. He says:
The course allowed me to polish my own acting skills, but also enabled me to the bigger picture of working in the industry successfully and making a living from my degree. Since graduating I have worked with companies like BBC and The Citizens Theatre Glasgow as a professional actor and after opening TSOS [Theatre School of Scotland] we have now grown to three locations across Scotland and we have plans to just keep expanding, this is due to the teaching and skills learned on the course’’
As an actor, Reece worked on projects such as Carrie & Davids Popshop (CBBC), Waterloo Road (BBC), Citizens Theatre, Pavilion Theatre, Happy Days UK Tour (Scottish Leg), T-Mobile (Commercial) and more.
But Reece's passion for teaching and supporting local young talents led him to get more involved in community projects. Together with the College, he worked at the Kibble Secure Centre and, in partnership with The Citizens Theatre, at the Barlinne Prison. Reece also gained experience in teaching and delivered different TV/Film workshops.
In 2017, he decided to set up the Theatre School of Scotland to provide his own platform for kids to come in train and work towards their dreams.
Recee's commitment to training and teaching theatre skills to youngster is outstanding and we're delighted to have supported his achievements!