The Charlotte Coleman Scholarship

More About Charlotte


Charlotte Coleman was born and raised in North London where she lived until her tragic and untimely death in 2001. Charlotte’s work spanned every decade of her life, starting as a very successful child actress playing lead roles in the television shows “Worzel Gummidge” and the “Marmalade Atkins” series. Unlike most other child performers, Charlotte went on to equal her early success as an adult and became an instantly recognisable actress, bringing her own unique style to roles on radio, television and film – a field in which she worked continuously. In 1991 Charlotte was nominated for the BAFTA best actress award for her performance in the challenging television drama “Oranges are not the only fruit”In the same year she was also nominated as best actress for The Charrington fringe awards for her stage role in “Our own kind” Recognition also followed with the royal television society best performance award for a scripted performance for “Oranges are not the only fruit” and BAFTA best supporting actress nomination for the highly acclaimed “Four weddings and a funeral” The latter brought her worldwide fame for her eccentric and loveable performance as “Scarlett”.


The Charlotte Coleman Scholarship was set up to give a talented student the opportunity to develop their skills in Dance, Drama and Music.


Each year students compete in our scholarship showcase performing a solo of their choice to a panel of judges and a theatre full of friends & family. The lucky NLPAC student is given a whole year of free group classes as well as one private singing or music lesson.





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Scholarship Winners 2015-16


Auditions took place on the 22nd November 2015, Upstairs at The Gatehouse.


We are delighted to announce our winners for the Charlotte Coleman Scholarship 2016 as Jake Chan and Amma Ris.


Special awards go to Clara Murphy, Xanthe Clay-White and Lara Girdlestone.


The two winners and three special awarded students were presented their awards by Charlotte Coleman's sister, actress Lisa Coleman and her mother, actress Ann Beach at a ceremony at the centre.