When young actor Harry Morgan came back to school after the Christmas holidays, little did he know that the month ahead would bring some exciting show-biz news.
After starring as the goody-two-shoes character, Flynn last year in the CBBC sketch show Class Dismissed, he was delighted to learn that the show has been nominated for not one, but two prestigious Comedy.co.uk Awards, run by the British Comedy Guide.
Harry, a Year 9 drama student at Crompton House C of E School, and the cast of Class Dismissed now go head-to-head with other popular shows including Horrible Histories, The Emily Atack Show, Have I Got News for You and Spitting Image in the categories of Best Comedy Sketch Show and Comedy of The Year at this year’s awards, as voted for by the public.
Filming the show on location through the summer holidays in 2021, Harry features in every episode of the hilarious six-part series, that aired last November. The comedy centres around the lives of pupils at the fictional Quayside Academy, as they grapple with everyday life at an extraordinary school full of even more extraordinary teachers.
“Quayside Academy is quite like Crompton House, but the teachers are not at all like the ones in the show! Filming was exciting and I really enjoyed the experience. For us to be put forward for two national awards is like the icing on the cake.”
It came as no surprise to his teachers in Crompton House’s Drama department that Harry is enjoying great success in the acting world. His Drama teacher Lyndsey Hammond said;
“Harry is a little star – he loves his drama lessons and always gives 100%. There’s no doubt he has a bright future ahead of him.”
Outside of school, Harry is part of the elite performance team at Footlights Theatre School and Academy in Failsworth, where he attends classes three times a week. The talented youngster, who also loves to dance, most recently starred in Sleeping Beauty at The Queen Elizabeth Hall over Christmas and New Year.
Harry’s Mum Vicky, who works in the Student Hub at Crompton House said:
“We are very proud of Harry and how hard he works both in and out of school on his drama studies – he is so passionate about acting and dancing. It’s been wonderful for him to be involved in the show and to be recognised at a national level”.
People can vote for Class Dismissed in the Comedy.co.uk Awards 2021 for ‘Best Comedy Sketch Show’ and ‘Comedy Of The Year’, before voting closes on Sunday 30th January at 23:59. https://www.comedy.co.uk/awards/2021/
Class Dismissed (Series 6) is on BBC iPlayer now https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/shows/class-dismissed