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Billy has worked as an actor for 25 years. On stage, in Regional theatres as well as the West End and internationally, his credits include leading roles in the musicals Buddy and Great Balls of Fire. For TV: regular characters in The Last Detective, London Bridge, Holly Oaks, East Enders and appearances in other high profile series such as Poldark, Poirot and Whitechapel. Film credits: No Child of Mine, Slapper and Me, and Franklyn amongst others. He has written and directed touring productions for UK and international venues.

Peter trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, where he is now a Fellow. After acting and directing in theatre he joined the BBC and subsequently ITV, where he produced and directed. From 1989 - 1992 he was BBC Head of Drama Series then he joined Stoll Moss as Production Director, developing productions for the West End and serving on the BAFTA Council, the boards of the Directors' Guild and the Royal Television Society.

Suzy works as a casting director, theatre director and lecturer. She is UK Casting Director for Shaftesbury Films in Toronto and works extensively in drama schools as a visiting lecturer and director. She co-wrote The Casting Handbook' published by Routledge which has recently been translated into Chinese.

Peter trained at Arts Ed and worked professionally as an Actor across TV, Film & Theatre before moving across to work in Casting. Alongside his teaching Peter works as a freelance Casting Director covering projects for Theatre, Film, TV and Radio. In addition to his work at ALRA peter also runs the ActUpNorth Actors Workshop across Leeds, Liverpool and Manchester.

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