Meet The Team
Leigh went to Guildford School of Acting from 1987 to 1990, and then went on to be a jobbing actor working in musical theatre, straight theatre and cabaret for 23 years.
In 2012, during her time at The Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester, she decided that treading the boards eight times a week away from home was no longer the way forward. Instead, she now runs her own cabaret act, Mac&Eden, with her friend – singer songwriter Joanna Eden, playing one nighters and a few different Festivals, (winning best cabaret act at the Brighton Festival 2016), alongside working as the Casting and PR Manager at The Young Actors Company. Cabaret and casting are a perfect fit!
Justine began her acting journey at the age of 9 with the Carlton Junior Television Workshop, attending weekly workshops and learning from some of the top industry professionals. At 19, she completed a one year course at Arts Ed Drama School in London and then went on to work professionally over the last decade. Her TV credits include WPC56 (BBC1), Edge Of Heaven (ITV), Some Girls (BBC3), The Job Lot (ITV2), Doctors (BBC1), Emmerdale (ITV) and Plebs (ITV2) and she has also worked professionally on stage in plays and pantomimes.
Justine has always had a passion for working with young people and developing their creativity, imagination and craft. So whilst continuing her own acting career, she has joined the amazing team at The Young Actors Company to represent the talented youth of the company, and help them to achieve their own acting dreams.
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