Students learn from actor Blythe Duff

11 February 2015

Students learn from actor Blythe Duff

Honorary Graduate and Cultural Fellow Blythe Duff

Students on the MA TV Fiction Writing programme heard their lines delivered by actor Blythe Duff, this week (February 10).

Acclaimed for her role as Detective Inspector Jackie Reid in Taggart, Blythe spoke about working on the crime drama for 21 years and her theatre work, which she described as her first love.

She offered advice from an actor’s perspective, read scripts and answered questions.

“TV writing is a different skill, and as we have a tradition in Glasgow of strong television, it is nice we have a place where we can cultivate that,” said Blythe.

Speaking of her role as an Honorary Graduate and Cultural Fellow, Blythe added:  “It is lovely to be on the ground working with writers and I’m keen to encourage actors to come in and work with the scripts as they develop.”

MA TV Fiction Writing lecturer and script writer Professor Ann Marie Di Mambro said: “Blythe brings a wealth of talent and we were privileged to have her speak and read our students’ work. It is an excellent opportunity to learn from an actor about how their lines would be interpreted and performed.”

University Secretary and Vice Principal Jan Hulme said: “Blythe, one of seven cultural fellows, brings exceptional opportunities to enrich the life of our university community and students’ learning.