Here are some of the things the 2019-20 cohort of actors have had to say about their Elevate experience:
The one to ones have been truly inspirational, people I have admired for years who I saw as legends were put in rooms with me, to chat and develop genuine relationships.
- Micky McGregor
It’s been an incredible ride and such an honour to be picked by BAFTA to be part of Elevate. I’ve started professional relationships that, before, I could only have dreamt of.
- Rhoda Ofori-Attah
For so long as a South Asian actress I felt like I was shouting into the void endlessly frustrated by the roles I was being offered but being part of BAFTA Elevate has given me the opportunity to meet so many other women who shared and validated my frustrations. There is definitely a shift in the industry and I feel like we are being heard.
- Anjli Mohindra
To get the BAFTA Elevate stamp of approval has been life-changing.
- Saskia Chana
It means the world to me to have been involved with Elevate. I’m a very happy Elevater.
- Melissa Johns
Elevate helped me to learn more skills as an actor, meet incredible writers, directors, producers and casting directors, get a brilliant agent help me achieve my dreams.
- Tommy Jessop