A LAST OF THE SUMMER WINE star is calling on budding actors to take part in his new drama classes.
Ken Kitson – who played a policeman in the BBC show for 25 years – has plans to run an 11-week course in Huddersfield.
The professionally-trained actor – who also specialises in fencing and stage fighting – is offering people the chance to learn a variety of techniques for television, film and theatre.
The course will focus on acting skills, working with accents, mask work and physical movement including stage fighting.
Ken, who lives in Bradford, said: “I don’t think anybody else offers anything like this in one course.
“It is totally comprehensive.
“I have been teaching fencing and stage fighting for 30 years and have a diploma in it.
“I’m sure it will be lots of fun.”
Anyone aged 16 and over is invited to sign-up for the two-hour sessions. The first class will be free and then costs £200 for the remaining 10 weeks.
Ken spent three years at the East 15 Acting School in Essex 37 years ago.
He has taught stage fighting to a host of actors over the years including Pete Postlethwaite and Albert Finney.
He has also had more than 250 television roles including Emmerdale and The Bill.
He added: “I’m still looking for somewhere to hold the course. If anyone can offer me a venue I’d love to hear from them.”
For further information about the course or to discuss a venue call Ken on 07711 235989 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org