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15 October 2012

The School of Humanities and Social Science is running a series of special events during Personal Development Planning (PDP) week.

One is a new Masterclass series in which celebrated people outside academia will come and talk about their career development.

To open this new series actor Paul McGann will discuss his career in conversation with historian Professor Frank McDonough.

Paul was born in Liverpool in 1959. He won a place at the prestigious Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (RADA). Since graduating, he has enjoyed an illustrious career. Highlights include The Monocled Mutineer, appearing alongside Richard E.Grant in the student cult film Withnail and I, becoming the eighth Dr Who, and appearing in the final episode of the award winning BBC series Waking the Dead.

Paul is a member of the legendary Liverpool family - 'The McGann Brothers'. Joe, Mark and Stephen have all established successful careers in acting too. They appeared together in the ITV drama, The Hanging Gale, which examined the Irish Potato Famine.

Paul continues to appear regularly in film, television, radio and documentaries. His soothing voice is used frequently in advertisements and audio books.

Title: A Career in Acting
Date: Tuesday 23 October 2012
Time: 5.00 pm
Venue: Johnson Foundation Auditorium (Main Lecture Theatre) LJMU Art and Design Academy, Duckinfield Street, Liverpool (next to the Metropolitan Cathedral)

Timetable of Events
4.00 pm Refreshments
5.00 pm Introduction to the event by Professor Roger Webster, Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Professional Studies
5.05 pm Masterclass with Paul McGann (in conversation with Professor Frank McDonough), Q&A session
6.30 pm Wine and nibbles
7.00 pm Close of Event

This event is FREE - but all ticket. The first priority in tickets goes to students of the School of Humanities and Social Science, but some tickets are available to students, and staff, on a first come first served basis.

We expect demand to be high for this opening event. To reserve a ticket please email :

The Masterclass series is organised by Professor Frank McDonough ( and supported by Dr Joe Yates, Director of the School of Humanities and Social Science.

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