A FORMER Coronation Street star will be launching the Wrexham Academy of Screen Acting this week.

Dean Fagan - who portrayed mechanic Luke Britton on the ITV show between 2014 and 2018 - will be in town on Thursday, October 12.

Dean is an experienced actor, and director who has appeared in various shows across multiple networks including BBC, ITV, Channel 4, and Sky.

On the day of the academy's launch, he will also be hosting a free introductory class.

Those interested can book the free class, that is being hosted by community event space, Lle Hapus on Eagles Meadow, in advance.


You can join the free introductory class (limited spaces available) by clicking here.

Introducing the Academy, Dean said: “Wrexham punches above its weight when it comes to the creative industries. We want to give aspiring actors in Wrexham and the surrounding areas a golden opportunity to kick-start their screen acting journey.”

Speaking about the classes, the actor added: “I will be personally overseeing, guiding, and mentoring the students through their acting journey as they hone their skills. Classes will be tailored to each actor’s unique needs, going beyond traditional acting methods.”

“We have created a community and network to help our students and we’ll be assisting the students to master their self-tapes, so they submit their best work and thus stand out amongst the competition."