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Russell Crowe Helps to Pay for Aspiring Actor to Go to Drama School

Russell Crowe Helps to Pay for Aspiring Actor to Go to Drama School

Russell Crowe is doing something wonderful.

The 56-year-old Academy Award winner contributed to an aspiring actor’s dreams of going to drama school with a donation.

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Harry Pritchard created a GoFundMe page, explaining that after three years of auditioning, he was accepted to the prestigious London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, but was unable to afford the school.

“I hate to use a cliche, but all I could think when the letter came through was ‘dream come true.’ But, there is a major hurdle in the way – paying for it,” he wrote.

“I come from a low income family who cannot afford to support me with the fees. The school offers only one bursary to cover the tuition for the year but I missed out as I didn’t receive my place until after it had been awarded. I have been saving every penny over the past year, but it’s barely even enough to cover my living costs.”

The total cost of the course is £13,799 (approximately $18,430).

He has since raised over £14,000, including a donation by Russell for £2,741.

“Congratulations Harry. Looking forward to hear of your success. Thank you to everyone who got involved and gave this young bloke a lift and a helping hand, you are all lovely and brilliant,” he wrote on social media.

“I can’t put into words how grateful I am for everything you all have put into this. It really has changed my life. I am so excited to start at LAMDA in October and begin my training,” he wrote, going on to encourage people who still wished to donate to give to other young actors in need,” the young actor wrote in an update to his GoFundMe.

Russell recently opened up about a possible Gladiator sequel.

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