Former Barton Peveril College and Mountbatten School drama student, Crystal Leaity, will be on the nation’s television screens next month when she appears alongside Kevin Whately, Laurence Fox, Alison Steadman and James Fox in the latest series of ITV detective drama Lewis.
Crystal (19), from Southampton, studied Film, Drama and Performing Arts at Barton Peveril, gaining the highest grade (distinction star) in her acting qualification. She was one of just 500 students picked from more than 4400 applicants for a National Youth Theatre acting course during her first year at college and went on to secure a place on the prestigious Acting Foundation Course at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA).
Crystal’s former tutor and Performing Arts teacher, Rebecca Doody, said:
“It’s exciting and tremendously rewarding when a former student lands a part in any high profile stage or screen production.”
“I know how much Crystal wants to work in film and this is a real boost to her career ambitions. She was a hard-working, extremely focused student and I look forward to seeing her performance on screen!”
Crystal plays murder suspect Rachel in Intelligent Design, the third Lewis story which will be broadcast in two hour-long episodes on Mondays 4 and 11 February (ITV1, 9pm).