Tayla Kovacevic-Ebong Wins BBC Carleton Hobbs Bursary

BA (Hons) Acting student Tayla Kovacevic-Ebong has received a prestigious Carleton Hobbs bursary.

Named after one of Radio’s most distinguished actors, the Carleton Hobbs bursary has been run by BBC Radio Drama every year since 1953. Tayla is one of five winners, who will be cast in a BBC radio drama in the Autumn of 2017.

Tayla was part of a team of four Rose Bruford students which also consisted of Henry Rundle, Jake Lampert and Daisy Adams. They competed against students from 19 accredited drama schools, including RADA, LAMDA and Bristol Old Vic, over a number of radio drama disciplines from 6-9 March 2017.

In addition to Tayla’s success, Henry Rundle was commended for his solo work and Jake Lampert was commended for his duologue with Tayla.

The judging panel consisted of the actor Philip Jackson, agent Michelle Braidman and London Radio Drama producers Marc Beeby and Gemma Jenkins, and Production Executive, Rebecca Wilmshurst.

Chair of the judging panel, Marc Beeby said;

“The enthusiasm, energy and commitment of the participants is always an inspiration and this year was no exception. Almost all the teams were beautifully prepared – an obvious testament to the hard work, time and dedication of colleges, tutors and students.”