ALL the world's a stage for rising star Charlie Sisson.
Since graduating from Northumbria University a year ago, the 21- year-old actress has set her sights on building an acting career.
She got her break on the North-made online films TryLife as 17- year-old Sophie last year and offers of work have started to flood in.
She is fresh from filming a set of Shakespeare soliloquies for the BBC and has been offered a series of leading parts with the November Club, a performing arts company which has secured shows at a string of North East venues.
Charlie, who lives in Newcastle's Heaton but hails from Ingleby Barwick, in Stockton-on-Tees, has also completed a regular slot on the CCBC comedy show Fit. "I have been really lucky since I have graduated," she said. "Since then I have managed to live off acting for an entire year.
"My mam and dad and everyone are all proud of me and I couldn't have done it without them.
"I don't quite know how I'm getting by doing this crazy job but I am."
And Charlie is also in the middle of a stint behind the camera as production manager for the Trylife series.
The series is designed to teach 16-to-24-year-olds about the sticky situations they could end up in through sex, drugs and violence.
Part-way through episodes, viewers can pick different endings.
The show may eventually be used at schools in the region to help young people make better choices.
But the budding actress sees her future in front of the lens. "I love doing production work but my passion is in acting," she said.
Charlie will next perform at a free 24-hour event at Bishop Auckland town centre from 6pm on June 21 and 6pm on June 22. The performance event, called Feet on Fire at Dere Street, is being run by the November Club and is a celebration of Binchester Roman Fort site.
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