Matt Littleson

YEAR OF AWARD: 2016
AGE AT AWARD: 21
ARTFORMS: Acting , Drama
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Biography

Raised in a small village called Uplawmoor near Glasgow, Matt joined PACE Youth theatre when he was 8. Although personal challenges led him to leave at 13, he rediscovered his love for acting when he played Vladimir in ‘Waiting for Godot’ during Higher Drama. His teacher told him he should pursue a career in the arts, and spurred on by this Matt trained on the HND Acting and Performance Course at Langside College.  There he gained experience in performing in shows such as ‘Once In a Lifetime’ and ‘Plaza Suite’, creating theatre for children and learning about the industry.

Towards the end of his HND course, Matt successfully auditioned for the lead role as Narrator in Tron Theatre’s production of ‘Under Milk Wood', performed as part of the Commonwealth Season. This cemented him ambition to become a professional actor.  Following this, Matt gained a place to study at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, taking him a step closer to realising his ambitions.

How the Award Helped

Matt's Award enabled him to accept his place to study at the Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, equipping him with the essential tools he needs to become a professional actor. 


Matt performing in 'Under Milk Wood' at Tron Theatre


"This award came at a time when I seriously would not have been able to study at Mountview because of finances, so I hope it goes without saying how incredibly, sincerely grateful for the opportunity I am"