Judith Williams

YEAR OF AWARD: 2005
AGE AT AWARD: 26
ARTFORMS: Musical Theatre
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Biography

Judith already had an impressive array of TV credits to her name, including Taggart, Heartbeat, River City and the Channel 4 comedy success ‘The Book Group’ - winner of a BAFTA Scotland Award - when she was nominated for an Award.  Her professional theatre life began with Raindog and her film debut was in Peter Mullan's award-winning Orphans.

From Glasgow, Judith is described as “a rare and wonderful talent”. A leading drama tutor wrote of her that  "there is no question that Judith has the vocal and dramatic ability to succeed professionally. Her vocal instrument is 'big' and she has the ability to engage emotionally with her material."

Judith writes of her experience at the Royal Academy of Music that "the opportunity to be educated at one of Europe's leading conservatoires has been immense, a really vital part of my development."

How the Award Helped

The Dewar Arts Award funded Judith through the prestigious postgraduate performance diploma in musical theatre at the Royal Academy of Music.

Since the Award

Judith graduated with Distinction, winning a coveted Dip. RAM for outstanding final performance.  Since graduating, Judith has appeared in the lead role in Grant Olding's musical, Three Sides, at the Shaw Theatre, London, filmed the second series of Hightimes and has been working at the Citizens Theatre in James and the Giant Peach, The Bevellers and Wee Fairy Stories.  Shortly she starts touring Scotland with Dundee Rep's Sunshine on Leith.



Thank you for supporting my studies at the Royal Academy of Music... [and] more than that, for validating my dreams