Leeds actress wins top Bafta scholarship

SUCCESS: Sade Malone, 20, who has won a BAFTA scholarship.
SUCCESS: Sade Malone, 20, who has won a BAFTA scholarship.
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An acting student from Leeds is to receive £5,000 to help her flourish in performing arts after bagging a Bafta scholarship.

The cash will help Sade Malone, from Park Road in Guiseley, complete her studies at Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts (LIPA).

At the age of 14, Sade landed the part of Agness Ado on the Bafta-winning CBBC programme 4 O’Clock Club, a role she played until 2014.

Sade, aged 20, is now 
entering her third year at LIPA but trained at trained at LM Stage School in Leeds, which 
is run by her mum Lynne Malone.

The scholarship, which will give her access to mentors 
and help finance her career, comes after she was pitted against fellow LIPA actors, and then thespians from other performance institutions.

She said: “Getting the Bafta scholarship is amazing.

“A sense of weight has now been lifted from mine and my family’s shoulders regarding finance for the future, and the mentoring opportunities Bafta can provide is what any 
young aspiring actress could hope for.

“I’m extremely grateful and excited for what is to come.”

The youngster formerly attended St Mary’s Catholic High School in Menston.

Her mother mum Lynne said: “I am bursting with pride that after many auditions and interviews, Sade’s hard work and determination has paid off.”

LM Stage School offers classes in musical theatre and street dancing for youngsters aged three to 18. It is also a casting agency for gifted children.

Bafta stands for the British Academy of Film and Television Arts.