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TV soap opera debut for former SGS College student

A former student from Stroud's SGS College has landed a role in hit ITV television soap opera Emmerdale, playing Charity Dingle's son Ryan Stocks.

James Moore made his debut on the show Tuesday, June 6, his arrival shocking character Charity Dingle, who believed, for almost three decades, her son, Jack Stocks, had died at birth.

Mr Moore, who has cerebral palsy, studied photography on the UAL Foundation Art & Design at SGS College's Stroud Campus.

He popped in to South Gloucestershire and Stroud College to tell his former teacher, John Stadnicki, the good news.

Mr Stadnicki said: "James turned up at college to say hello and announced to me that he had just won a contract to play a character in Emmerdale.

"I thought he was joking at first but then he presented me with his contract. I was amazed!

"I am incredibly happy for him. James would never give up on anything he set his mind to and is an example to all of us."

Before landing his role in Emmerdale Mr Moore had a role in the film Spaghetti Legs, where he played the character of Jay.

He's also acted in Strawman by Rex Obano at the National Youth Theatre Epic Stages Showcase in 2017 and appeared in an adapted version of Romeo and Juliet by Kieran Mortell at a Playhouse Summer Showcase in 2017.

SGS College has taken it upon itself to remind anyone who wants to follow in Mr Moore's footsteps that it also does acting courses.

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