AESS Speech Prize Results 2019

On Saturday April 27ththe finals of the Timothy West & Prunella Scales Prize for Actors took place at
the Royal Central School of Speech & Drama. 

There were eleven finalists, and the judges, led by Timothy West all agreed that it has been a
competition of the highest standards. 

The first prize of £1000 was awarded to Thomas Josling, 21, from The Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama. 

The second prize of £600 was awarded to Thara Schon, 23, from Guildford School of Acting 

The third prize of £400 was awarded to Connor Jones, 23, from The Royal Academy of Music MT post graduate course. 

The judges were Jonathan Courage, Martin Parr and Timothy West.

The judges for the preliminary round were Jonathan Courage and Gay Soper.  

The AESS is very grateful to Timothy West & Prunella Scales, and John and Julia Dewhurst for
sponsoring the competition. 

Special thanks go to the competition administrator, Stephen Varcoe, for all his hard work to make
this the most successful actors prize so far. 

Thomas Josling, Timothy West, Thara Schon and Connor Jones.

Timothy West, Martin Parr, Thomas Josling, Thara Schon, Connor Jones and Jonathan CourageO

All the finalists and the judges