Chris launched his new dance and theatre academy in New Brighton on Monday night, aiming to give youngsters a similar experience of attending a London stage school to help hone their skills.
The opening honours were performed by Hollyoaks actress Terri Dwyer, Mayor and Mayoress of Wirral Cllr Pat and Mrs Elaine Hackett, Radio City’s Claire Simmons and Wirral Radio’s Bev Macca.
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We are opening our brand new academy across the water in New Brighton very shortly.
The Christopher Maloney Academy, Wirral will take place on Sundays;
Academy Tots (aged 4-5 years): from 9am – 11am
Main Academy (aged 6-19 years): from 11am – 3pm.
Around 40 members of The Christopher Maloney Theatre and Arts Academy have been chosen to appear as the ensemble in Aladdin on Blackpool’s North Pier.
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The 62-year-old actor, who played cab driver Les Battersby for 10 years, was left struggling after being axed from the ITV soap.
Chris recently saw the ex-Weatherfield regular on the Channel 5 show ‘Celebs On Benefits: Fame to Claim’ and asked him to teach acting and performance skills to his students in Anfield.
The actor, who is no longer on benefits, says: “I’m so pleased to be asked to be a patron of the academy and I’m looking forward to playing an active part.