Weston actress to embark on new role at world-renowned theatre as its new artistic director

PUBLISHED: 15:11 24 July 2017 | UPDATED: 15:25 24 July 2017

Weston-born Michelle Terry, co-writer and star of The Cafe.

Weston-born Michelle Terry, co-writer and star of The Cafe.

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An Oliver Award-winning actress who grew up in Weston-super-Mare has accepted a prestigious job at Shakespeare's Globe theatre.

Michelle Terry, who attended Priory Community School, will start in her role at the London theatre in April next year.

Ms Terry’s acting career has included extensive work on the stage, but she also co-wrote and starred in the Sky One series The Café, which was filmed in Weston.

Her appearances on stage at the Globe include a turn as Rosalind in As You Like It in 2015, Titania in A Midsummer Night’s Dream and the Princess of France in Love’s Labour’s Lost.

She said: “I am so proud and excited that I will be in the privileged position where I can offer artists the opportunity to come together to reclaim and rediscover not only Shakespeare, but the work of his contemporaries, alongside new work from our current writers.

“For us to then share those stories with an audience that demands an unparalleled honesty, clarity and bravery, is all a dream come true.”

Neil Constable, the chief executive at the theatre, said audiences had loved her ‘sparkling’ and ‘intelligent’ performances over the years.

He said: “Now they will have the opportunity to see her fresh artistic vision come to life as she moves into a new phase of her impressive career.”

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