Would-be TV presenter Matthew takes tips from the top
Wednesday 13th August 2014 @ 19:00 by Becky Cahill
Denton & Audenshaw News


A teenage actor from Hyde spent the day at ITV’s This Morning with Phillip Schofield and co-presenter Holly Willoughby.

Matthew McGreevy, a member of Simon Schofields’ The 2 Faced Theatre Academy in Guide Bridge, of which Phillip Schofield is a patron, found out what life was like on the famous TV sofa.

Matthew, a former pupil of St Thomas More in Denton, said: “I started with a local amateur group, Tameside Youth Drama, and then joined Simon’s professional theatre company.

“Simon is my mentor and good friends with Phillip.

“I want to get into presenting and because Simon knows him, he organised a visit and invited a trip to see the studios and how everything works.

“So I spent half the show watching him live and I was in the gallery for the other half.

Matthew, who is now represented by Sainou Talent Agency in London, added: “I couldn’t believe how everything was done so quickly and I learnt a lot from the experience.

“I am very new to TV and I am always learning.

“I have learnt a lot from The 2 Faced Theatre Academy and they have opened many doors for me. I would like to thank Simon Schofield for all his support and help.”

As well as small screen appearances on programmes including The Sparticle Mystery, Hollyoaks and In The Flesh, Matt played Job Howlett in the BBC’s drama The Mill and will appear as Jimmy Cruickshank on CBBC’s Harriet’s Army, due to be aired now.

For any fans of Channel 4’s Queer as Folk, Matt is also set to play a role in E4’s Banana, the project of iconic gay series writer Russel T Davies.

The 2 Faced Theatre Academy are running a summer workshop of Disney’s FROZEN for kids of all ages at Ashton Sixth form college on August 18 to 22 and will continue their musical theatre and dance classes in September. For more info call 07895 775484 or visit www.the2facedtheatrecompany.co.uk