The Pendleton Schools of Theatre Hall of Fame 

We are extremely proud of the successes of our former students and maintain close relationships with many of them, following their careers and using their successes to inspire the next generation of actors, dancers, directors, and technicians. 

Tom Glynn-Carney 

“I spent two formative years at Pendleton. These two years were some of the best years of my life.” – Tom Glynn-Carney 

Tom made his film debut in the three-time Academy Award-winning film, Dunkirk. He took a leading role alongside the likes of Cillian Murphy, Tom Hardy, Harry Styles and played the on-screen son of BAFTA Award-winner, Sir Mark Rylance, in the Christopher Noland blockbuster. The film grossed in excess of $251 million worldwide, making it the highest-grossing World War II film of all time. 

Tom also starred in the West End production of The Ferryman in 2017 and BBC military drama The Last Post in the same year. 

He won the Emerging Talent Award at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards for his performances. 

Faye Brookes

Faye is best known for playing Kate Connor in the ITV soap Coronation Street

She made her West End debut okaying Sandy in Grease and then went on to take the leading role in the musical production of Shrek, and the part of Elle Woods in the UK tour of Legally Blonde




Joe Gill

Studied BTEC Performing Arts between 2011 and 2013

“Whatever you go into, what you learn at this college is invaluable. Listen to everything your teachers say because everything you will learn on this course will set you up for the future.”- Joe Gill to current students

Joe left college and walked into a successful career on one of the nations most beloved soaps, Emmerdale, where he became a household name. 


Chris Johnson

Chris is primarily a voice actor and presenter and started presenting on the CBBC Channel in 2010. His first TV appearance was on BBC3 as he introduced Family Guy and he was the voice of Dennis the Menace in the 2013 series of  Dennis the Menace and Gnasher.

Chris has also appeared on the CBeebies Channel and his voice has been featured in various video games, including the Doctor Who game. 


Adam Barlow

“Pendleton gave me the basic tools I needed to be an actor. It also gave me the confidence to believe in myself by really focussing on my strengths and weaknesses as a performer. I owe a lot to that place!” – Adam Barlow 

Adam has an extensive history in theatre.  He has appeared in shows across the country including the UK tour of War Horse, the production Love on the Dole at Salford’s Lowry, The Old Woman Who Lived In A Shoe at the Powerhouse Theatre, London, and other production’s everywhere from The Royal Albert Hall and The Bolton Octagon, to The Duke’s Lancaster and The New Vic Theatre, Newcastle. 

He has also appeared in Coronation Street  and has film credits in various motion pictures.