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Wood Green army major goes from Afghanistan to West End stage

21:01 26 July 2011

Former Captain of the Welsh Guards Alex Corbet Burcher served in Bosnia, Iraq and Afghanistan.

Former Captain of the Welsh Guards Alex Corbet Burcher served in Bosnia, Iraq and Afghanistan.

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A West End debut beckons for a former Army major who served in Afghanistan but always dreamed of a career on the stage.

Mountview Academy Of Theatre Arts student Alex Corbet Burcher left his post as a Captain of the Welsh Guards last year after tours in Bosnia, Iraq and Afghanistan, to fulfil a life-long ambition to become a professional actor.

As the son of Pan’s People dancer Dee Dee Wilde, entertainment was in his blood.

But Alex followed the family tradition to serve in the forces like his father and grandfather before him - before returning to his early passion.

The 31-year-old, who was awarded the Queen’s Commendation for Valuable Service in 2009, said: “After almost eight years in the Army, I decided it was time to move on and follow my other main interest in life - acting.

“I hadn’t done much since school, where I acted in a number of plays, and found the entire audition process to be one of the most nerve-wracking experiences of my life!”

After a commendable Army career Alex graduates from a postgraduate acting course at Mountview in Clarendon Road, Wood Green, in September.

Before that he will make his West End debut in a quirky double-bill of Carl Sternheim comedies - Paul Schippel Esq and The Fossil - at the Charing Cross Theatre in Soho from August 5-13.

He is perfectly cast in The Fossil playing the leading role as an ex-cavalry general.

“I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at Mountview and have learned a great deal both professionally and personally,” the former Army major said.

For tickets telephone Mountview’s box office on 020 8829 0035.

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