Thorne pupil can be heard on television
A young student from Trinity Academy in Thorne is making a name for herself on television through two voiceover roles, but her dream is to be on the stage.
Maisie Marsh, aged 11 and from Hatfield, was chosen over scores of other young hopefuls to become the voice for two popular children’s cartoon characters.
Maisie voices Abby Hatcher in the Nick Jr series of the same name, and also has a main role in the Netflix/Dreamworks animation, ‘Dragons: Rescue Riders’ as Aggro the fire dragon.
The roles see her travel to London and MediaCity in Manchester, where she records several episodes in one day.
Maisie, said: “It’s weird hearing your voice on TV.
“But I love the fact that you can still act even if your face isn’t shown.”
Maisie started her voiceover career while at Hatfield Woodhouse primary school, with parts in Change4Life and McDonalds television adverts before she won the role as Abby Hatcher.
The lure of television, however, is not enough to deter her from her chosen career path.
She has her sights firmly set on a career performing in the West End, and is already well on the way after reaching the final auditions for roles in productions of Matilda and School of Rock.
She said: “I much prefer being on stage.
“In fact, all my family do – we’re like the Von Trapps.”
Maisie has already had a taste of stage acting in front of a large audience, with a part last Christmas in Nativity the Musical, and says that gave her the ‘itch’ to do it even more.
She is following in her family’s footsteps at Trinity – her older sister Molly played an active part in school productions and is now in her final year at the Midlands Academy of Dance and Drama in Nottingham after winning a scholarship on leaving Trinity aged 16.
The girls’ mother, Janet Marsh, is appreciative of the support offered to students pursuing interests outside of the normal school curriculum.
Janet said: “Maisie had a great time during the transition week and is very excited to be following in her sister’s steps at Trinity Academy.
“Molly enjoyed every minute and Maisie is adamant she will do the same.
“I am thrilled how well Trinity supports students in their talents and places such an emphasis on how character development is so important in young people.”
You can hear Maisie’s work on ‘Abby Hatcher’ by tuning in to Nick Jr, and ‘Dragons: Rescue Riders’ on NetflixClips.
Clips available online only feature the original Canadian and American voices.
Trinity Academy is a non-selective co-educational secondary school in Thorne, it prides itself on highlighting their students’ abilities.