Meet: Will Rodell

Will Rodell spent three years at Oaklands College before excelling at Drama School in Manchester.

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Will Rodell spent three years at Oaklands College studying Performing Arts, before excelling at the Manchester School of Theatre. 

“I finished my three lovely years at Oaklands, where I had the best teachers ever, whilst studying I worked at the Old Vic Theatre in Waterloo, where I was surrounded by colleagues who held similar career aspirations to myself.” 

Will was accepted into the Manchester School of Theatre, where he embarked on an enjoyable but gruelling three years of training. 

“It was tough, but my time at Oaklands College had given me the tools and skills to succeed there, discipline, the importance of hard work and making sure you’re prepared and generally being professional.”

I left Manchester in 2010 with a 2:1 Bachelor of Arts degree and an agent who still represents me to this day, I have two jobs that are flexible and allow me to continue to pursue my dream. 

“The hardest thing about the Performing Arts industry is how difficult it can be to find jobs that allow you to continue auditioning and following the path you want to follow, but you have to persevere and if you really want it, you’ll find a way to achieve it!” 

Will has held a variety of different roles in the industry, working in EastEnders, Hollyoaks, Doctors, Of Mice and Men (stage) and has just received an exciting part acting in his first feature film. 

Will featured in two episodes on popular soap show EastEnders in 2012, playing “Dan” in scenes involving successful actress Jacqueline Jossa. 

Will added: “A lot of what I have achieved is down to the way I was taught at Oaklands College and for that I will forever be grateful!”

It was tough, but my time at Oaklands College had given me the tools and skills to succeed there

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