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Wolf Hall star drops in at KES

Stratford Editorial 4th Feb, 2015 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

ANTON Lesser joined students at King Edward VI School to share a love of books.

The Brailes-based actor, currently starring in hit BBC drama Wolf Hall, dropped in at the school’s third annual Literary Festival.

Anton, who plays Thomas More in the adaptation of Hilary Mantel’s Booker Prize winning novel, spoke about his other television roles and some of Shakespeare’s most well-known characters.

The Festival began with a visit from author, Matt Dickinson who told students about his adventures as a documentary maker and mountaineer.

Matt was only the fifth British climber to scale Everest’s North Face and he had plenty of tales to share with students about the challenges he has faced – including the perils of losing fingers to frostbite.

Other events in the Festival included a Guess the Reader quiz, a screening of Much Ado About Nothing, and a literary debate, where students debated topics including the recent decision to remove American novels from the GCSE syllabus.

KES head of English Nick Abbey said: “Our literary themed week has been a great opportunity to celebrate the joys of reading with all of our students. The Festival has allowed us to plan activities which we hope have enthused and inspired students in all year groups.”

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