An award­ing time for Cam­bus ac­tor Reece

Nom­i­nated for prize

Rutherglen Reformer - - Clare Haughey - Jonathan Ged­des

A young Cam­bus­lang ac­tor has ad­mit­ted he was over the moon when learn­ing he had been nom­i­nated for an award.

Reece Don­nelly is up for this year’s Young Scot award, which is run in as­so­ci­a­tion with our sis­ter pa­per the Sun­day Mail.

The 21-year-old ac­tor has been nom­i­nated for his hard work in set­ting up the Theatre School of Scot­land, who aim to find and de­velop promis­ing young Scot­tish tal­ent who can then shine on stage and screen.

A mum of one of the pupils there felt Reece, who has ap­peared in the likes of Water­loo Road, should be recog­nised for his ef­forts.

He said: “I’m over the moon, I wasn’t ex­pect­ing it at all.

“You work so hard be­hind the scenes try­ing to get ev­ery­thing right, so it means a lot when that gets recog­nised - it sug­gests that you are on the right path.

“We have just moved into our new premises, which is the nat­u­ral next step for us, as we want this to be a hub for Scot­tish kids to come and learn.

“We’ve been try­ing to reach kids and help them reach their po­ten­tial, be­cause there is a lot of it in Scot­land.”

Reece also be­lieves that the Young Scot awards are great at show­cas­ing the work of emerg­ing Scot­tish tal­ent.

He added: “It’s a to­tal recog­ni­tion of what young peo­ple are all about - there’s peo­ple there aged 14, 15 who are do­ing amaz­ing things, so I ac­tu­ally felt a lit­tle old look­ing at it!”

An­other nom­i­nee also has a Cam­bus­lang con­nec­tion.

Make-up vlog­ging sen­sa­tion Jamie Genevieve lived in the area while grow­ing up, at­tend­ing Cathkin High, and she is nom­i­nated in the En­ter­tain­ment cat­e­gory.

The win­ners will be an­nounced on Fri­day, Novem­ber 30 at the SEC and Clyde Au­di­to­rium in Glas­gow.

De­light Reece Don­nelly, seen here at the open­ing of the theatre’s school new base, is up for an award

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