A FORMER student at Hassenbrook Academy has been nominated for an Oscar.
Julie Dartnell has been nominated for Best Make-up for Les Miserables.
It is her first nomination and is the pinnacle of a career that has spanned over twenty years and included films such as Shakespeare in Love, Iris, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory as well as TV series such as Ashes to Ashes and French and Saunders.
The Oscars will be held on Sunday February 24th in Hollywood.
Julie’s sister works at Hassenbrook Academy in Stanford-le-Hope. The school was very excited by the news and immediately tweeted to celebrate, calling Julie: “An inspiration to us all.”
A spokesperson said: ‘We are delighted to hear of Julie’s success – what an accolade! This is the sort of news that really helps to motivate and inspire our students – we have an active, successful drama and creative arts team and students will be thrilled to see what hard work and determination in this area can lead to. Congratulations Julie!’