Liverpool students land movie gig

Four Liverpool students are set to star in a brand new Warner Bros biopic.
The quartet, who are in their final year at LMA (Liverpool Media Academy), studying Acting (BA), will voice the The Beatles in BB Forever, which is set to hit screens later this year

Mikey Latham and Liam Powell-Berry, from Bootle; Jordan Barkley, from Prescot; and Josh Ennis, from Halewood, have recorded their vocals for the Polish film, which gives audiences an insight into the highs and lows of Hollywood icon Brigitte Bardot’s life. 

Taking on the Fab Four’s voices during their famous Sergeant Pepper era, the students will be included in several scenes throughout the movie, having been chosen by Warner Bros’ head of re-languaging, Ray Gillon.

Mike, head of acting at LMA, who put the students forward for the roles, said: “I’m absolutely delighted with the boys and their dedication to their roles, in what was a very tight turnaround – they had just 24 hours to learn their lines and prep for the telephone audition and they took it completely in their stride.

“At LMA, we always talk about the importance of getting hands-on experience and this opportunity was one we simply couldn’t pass up.

“It was also a pleasure to host Ray at LMA. We are privileged enough to have industry-standard facilities in-house, allowing us to deliver the highest quality of production, so it was great to be able to do the recording right here on home soil.”

Liam Powell-Berry, 24, said: “It’s been a whirlwind few days! It was such an amazing experience to work with my course mates on such a major production and to try our hands at something we might not have given a go before.

“I can’t quite believe that we’ll be voice actors in a Warner Bros. production and playing The Beatles!

Based across two campuses at Hope Street and Duke Street, LMA offers BA Honours degree courses and BTEC courses in Acting, Digital Film & TV Production, Games Art & Animation, Music Performance & Industry and Musical Theatre.

Mike added: “Having studied together for a number of years at LMA, the boys have formed a really strong bond and I think this massively helped them land such prestigious roles, as their group dynamic is incredibly unique.

“They’ve worked extremely hard and we can’t wait to see – and hear – the film!”