Letchworth’s talented Trudi is delighted to star in TV’s ‘new Downton Abbey’

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Trudi Youngs - Credit: Archant

A dance school principal from Letchworth is set to become a household name in the new year – as she is part of the cast of a new primetime costume drama which has already been labelled the ‘new Downtown Abbey’.

Talented Trudi Young – founder of Mirrors Dance, which has classes in Letchworth and Hitchin – has been cast as the ‘lead dancer’ in ITV’s new Sunday night drama called The Halcyon.

The show is set to run for an initial eight episodes through this month and February on Sunday evenings – after its opening episode which aired at 8pm on Bank Holiday Monday – with a world premier screening of the first episode at Princess Helena College in Preston beforehand.

Excited Trudi told the Comet: “The series is about life in a five-star hotel in London, during the Second World War, starring Olivia Williams from the Sixth Sense and Kara Tointon – Mr Selfridge and a Strictly Come Dancing winner. There is a lot of dancing in the series and it was an absolute joy and a privilege to recreate the various dance threads and styles of the 1940s.”

The filming took five months and Trudi was supported by the Mirrors Dance instructor team, who without she could not have managed the filming schedule.

For more about Trudi’s school visit www.mirrorsdance.com.