Ex-student lands role in BBC drama
by Hayley Robinson
Fans of the Sunday night
drama Call the Midwife might spot a familiar face when they tune
into the new series next year.
Former Fulston Manor School
pupil Amy Griffith is set to appear in the BBC1 programme after
landing her first professional acting job.
The talented 18-year-old
rubbed shoulders with the stars of the show, Jenny Agutter, Pam
Ferris and Miranda Hart, when filming took place at the Historic
Dockyard, Chatham, towards the end of October.
She plays the part of a
sailor’s wife greeting her husband on his return from a tour of
duty in episodes three and seven of the second series due to be
screened in January and February.
It was Amy’s second visit to
the set as she was filmed in July for the opening sequences of the
drama with Jessica Raine, who plays the lead role of Jenny Lee,
cycling past her. She has also played a bridesmaid in a wedding
Amy, who is currently a
student at the Black Hole Academy of Acting in Canterbury, part of
the Canterbury Academy, said: "I was very happy and excited to be
on the set of Call the Midwife – it was such an adrenaline
"I started work at 7am and it
was very cold on set, especially as I was wearing a flimsy,
"I had my hair curled and
scraped right back from my face and didn’t have any make-up on
apart from lipstick.
"The scene showed me on a
bridge running towards my husband and embracing him and there was a
close-up shot of us too.
"My role in the programme has
really shown me how much I want to act and it was fantastic to meet
Her favourite actor was Cliff
Parisi, better known as Minty from EastEnders, who she spoke to
after taking part in a scene where she was pushing a
She added: "He went out of
his way to make sure everyone was happy and he didn’t take himself
Sarah Stanton, director of the Black Hole Academy of
Acting, said: "Amy is an incredibly talented young lady who I’m
sure will have a successful career in the performing
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