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Downton Abbey actress gives drama class
Published 31/03/14



A STAR of Downton Abbey visited schoolchildren in Goring Heath.

Joanne Froggatt, who plays Anna Bates in the ITV period drama, spent Monday afternoon with pupils at the Oratory Preparatory School.

The actress held three hour-long sessions in which she played drama games, talked about her career and listened to the children give readings and talks.

The visit was designed to prepare the year 2 pupils for their forthcoming English Speaking Board junior introductory exam.

It was arranged by Froggatt’s best friend, Kate Walford, who teaches drama and dance at the school.


The actress, who grew up in North Yorkshire and now lives in Berkshire, said: “Now and again when I have a day off I pop along to different schools.

“I was really impressed by the children here. We did drama games and some of the children read for me and did show and tells. They were so much more advanced than I was expecting. Their speech was amazing.”

Gill Smith, head of pre-prep at Oratory Prep, said: “When Kate suggested that we get some help we thought it would be a fantastic opportunity.

“We are really grateful to Joanne for her expert advice on voice projection, expression, and how to speak in public with confidence. I think the children will remember her visit for a long time.”

Published 31/03/14

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