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Performing Arts graduate lands role in new ‘Secret Garden’ film

​​​Isis Davis is a performing arts graduate and one of the cast in a major new feature film ‘The Secret Garden’ working with Julie Walters and Colin Firth (released 2020).

“I was cast in the role of Martha in Heyday Films’ remake of ‘The Secret Garden’.  It was the second time I have worked with the Director Marc Mundun who prior to the film, had directed me in Crazy Diamond; Electric Dreams on Channel 4.  I was fortunate to win two awards at the British Urban Film Festival last year; one as best emerging female for my role in short film ‘Cover Me’.  And one scriptwriting award for my script ‘Draw’ which has now been picked up by producers to pitch for production.

My time at University of Gloucestershire provided me with skills and knowledge that I have taken out into the industry and continue to use in every audition and every job I undertake. During my time at university I had the opportunity to take a piece to the Edinburgh Festival which gave me the inspiration to write my own show and take it there the following year.  Following the reviews I gained at the Fringe Festival and the support I received for my writing, I was then able to secure professional representation and gain further belief in myself as a performer.

One of the academics on my course championed me and mentored me from my first audition and shared her incredible industry connections with me and my agent.  I feel that my time at the university has provided me with a strong professional network and a core group of my classmates have remained a strong circle of friends.  We offer support in learning lines or reading each others script and we most importantly are true supporters of each others journeys, our successes and hurdles along the way.”

Since graduating with a first-class degree, Isis has been cast in a number of TV series including Guilt, Electric Dreams, Casualty and EastEnders.

Find out more about BA (Hons) Performing Arts​​