Story/Interview February 18, 2019
Gene Gurie | Actor
Actor Gene Gurie stars in Children’s BAFTA-winning series Secret Life of Boys on CBBC. He joined King's InterHigh because he found it difficult to combine acting with his studies at a secondary school.
"King's InterHigh has been a real asset to me as an actor, as I can do what I love whilst keeping up with my education at the times that suit my filming schedules."
Can you tell us about your educational experiences before joining King's InterHigh?
I was at a secondary school in Islington before King’s InterHigh, but I found it quite difficult to combine my acting and schooling.
How does studying at King's InterHigh differ? Is it better and if so how?
At King’s Interhigh my lessons come to set with me, if I can’t be in a live lesson I just watch the recorded version in tutoring time, so it fits in perfectly for me. Every day on set is different and a rigid timetable is impossible to follow so having my lessons available whenever or wherever I can do tutoring is so helpful, even when I’m up a hill in Belfast dressed as a goblin (you’ll see in the show)!
King’s Interhigh has been a real asset to me as an actor as I can do what I love while keeping up with my education at the times that suit my filming schedule.
Aside from signing up to the King's InterHigh Activity Weekend School Play, what advice would you give to King's InterHigh pupils interested in getting involved in acting?
If you have a passion for acting follow your dream, join some local acting clubs or even act out some plays with your friends. It really is hard work, but I love what I do.