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December 2014

'Thick of it' alumnus returns to receive award

(16 December 2014)

On Wednesday 26 November, actor Roger Allam (Drama, 1975) returned to campus to receive an Outstanding Alumni Award.

Roger has been in a wide range of theatre, TV and film productions and is most recently known for his roles in The Thick of It, Game of Thrones and Endeavour.

When Roger came to Manchester to study it was one of the few places that offered Drama as a course and, it has been said, that while he was studying he “was involved in so many productions he had a dangerously small amount of time for lectures!”

Sixty-nine alumni, staff and students attended the award presentation which was followed by a dynamic question and answer session and a drinks reception. Roger commented that “to receive the award was an honour, and a great surprise.”

Staff are encouraged to put forward nominations for former students to receive the Outstanding Alumni Award If you have a suggestion please contact richard.screaton@manchester.ac.uk.The deadline for nominations is 30 January 2015.